State Rings: More Than Just A Trophy You Wear On Your Finger
Everyone that plays a high school sport knows one of the most (if not the most) desired goals is to win a state championship. Your school and team's names go down in the record books, pictures all over the newspapers, and the best part is a big, flashy ring that you get to keep for the rest of your life. I definitely know the feeling of seeing friends and kids from other schools showing off their hardware to school dances, sports games, or just hanging out.
For me, this year, I have come so close to getting a state ring in two different sports, but I have ended up so far away. In the fall, my golf team took second place to Park City High School by one stroke. That's right, one measly stroke. In the winter, my basketball team made it all the way to the state championship game, but ended up losing to Wasatch High School and taking second place. These two results hurt me probably too much, simply because I was so hungry for a state championship and I felt like both of these teams deserved a ring. This year's golf team and basketball teams are two of my favorites that I have ever played on and I will never forget anyone on them. I wanted a state ring because it would represent a true team, what we went through to get the ring, and all of the memories we shared together.
Right now I am participating on the men's track team, and I am yet again having a blast with my teammates. If my team can come up with a state championship, that ring for me will represent my entire senior year sports teams. This is the last shot at first place that I have, hopefully it will be one that will get me what I have been starving for all throughout high school. To all of my former or current teammates reading this, if I get a ring it will be a constant reminder of you all!