Counting Down the Minutes

Everyone’s accounted for here at the WBC event space. It’s just a matter of waiting until 11:45 a.m. when Argentina takes the stage. While we wait, here are some scenes from around the competition stage and the trade show…DSC_0005.jpg

Above, the madness in the competitors prep area begins…


Above, Team New Zealand gets into practice time…


From left, Jose, me, Asia (on my lap) and Scott


Above, Michelle preps James for his emcee duties


One of the national champions’ travel trunk. Freakin’ amazing.


My favorite story of the day so far: Alex and Dave from Alterra show up with big backpacks, having been traveling through Europe, and ask Michelle if she needs extra volunteers. She just about breaks down and cries, she’s so grateful.


Kees in the house!!


There’s Kees holding court. And that’s all for now — competition begins shortly!

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