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in: BigWillyStyle; BigWillyStyle > 2024-02-18

Feb 19, 2024 3:55 AM # 
soonerjcb:
1. Great orienteer. You move the woods like no one else around here. And you still got it.
2. Good choice on the flying. You'll love it! Being in aviation was the best thing that ever happened to me.
3. Can't wait to see you help develop some of the young guys. Particularly those with talent needing another step up. Anyway I can help you help them, let me know. I've always thought you were the right man for that job and hope that a collaboration between Caroline, you, and perhaps myself where I am needed here out there might yield some fun benefits.
4. Thanks for all the mentorship you've given to me over the years as a humble coach with no experience...it truly helped filter down to a lot of kids I think.

In summary: You da man!
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Feb 19, 2024 9:45 AM # 
Gswede:
I've loved the orienteering trips and moments we've had together and look forward to many more, even if it's not for US team stuff!
Feb 19, 2024 1:13 PM # 
cmorse:
Nice summary. Thanks for sharing and best wishes following new paths...
Feb 19, 2024 8:15 PM # 
iansmith:
It has been a joy and an honor to compete with you over the years, and I have no doubt your future enterprises will be similarly fulfilling. I will visit you in your retirement home.
Feb 20, 2024 11:07 PM # 
BigWillyStyle:
Thanks gents, appreciate the kind words.
Feb 21, 2024 6:54 AM # 
zsibthorp:
While I am just a junior who has always been far out of your orienteering league, you've always been an inspiration to me. Thank you for being the cool man sprinting through the woods at COC events that helped Little Me get curious about how to get better. I look forward to hearing about your avian adventures at future meets
Feb 22, 2024 12:33 AM # 
tRicky:
Yes he's definitely gone to the birds.
Feb 23, 2024 9:00 PM # 
FrankTheTank:
It's been fun watching your "career". You have accomplished a lot. You should obviously be proud of what you have done and what you will continue to do for the sport in the future. I had aspirations of making the US team at one time and flew to CA for my first Team Trials in 2009 at Boggs Mtn. My performances weren't anywhere close but it was still good to push myself to get better. Probably quite a few (myself included) have lived vicariously in your orienteering spikes. Keep up the great work! Enjoy the next chapter! Might I suggest the XWA bikepacking race?
Feb 25, 2024 3:14 AM # 
BigWillyStyle:
Thanks Zoe. I've been really impressed by the patience and determination with which you've handled what must be a tough injury situation. And it's great to see you back doing a bit of real orienteering and running at the Bog Slog and a couple of the WL events.

@Alex thanks for the suggestion - definitely open to new off-the-wall stuff. It's funny that you put "career" in quotes; I do that too with "career" and "retirement" etc. because those are words that properly apply to professional athletes and sound pretty ridiculous to me in this context.

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