Today I completed my application to compete
in the 2006 US Amateur Championships.
In 2004, I won at the state level (CA),
(click here to read that story)
and competed in the nationals,
but fell short.
In 2005, another setback.
These learning experiences
have made me a better competitor.
There is no money involved,
only a trophy which is butt-ugly,
and a jacket, which they do not show,
and a free ticket to compete in a 2007 Pro event.
Guess which one I'm going for!