The event includes athletes from all fall sports
Montezuma-Cortez High School senior golfer Thayer Plewe was one of only two West Slope students who were invited to attend the Denver Broncos/CHSAA High School Media Day Monday at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver.
The event included two special sessions – a sports media readiness roundtable and rolling press conferences featuring 17 of Colorado’s top football teams across all classifications. In addition to soccer, dozens of top returning athletes in all other fall sports and activities participated, including men’s golf, cross country, esports, field hockey, gymnastics, golf men’s, men’s soccer, softball, spirit, men’s tennis, women’s volleyball. and student leadership.
Plewe joined Grand Junction Central High School student body president Bruce Davis, who was a representative of student leadership, West Slope.
Silver Creek golfer Ben Harding also attended the event, as each activity, aside from soccer and women’s volleyball, had two student-athletes.
Teams and athletes rotated through other escapes during the event: a Media Relations 101 session with Broncos PR staff, including an education on how social media can have positive and negative impact on their reputation and high school experience; a photo session with professional photographers; the press conference; as well as a tour of the facilities.
After the media relations town hall meeting, Plewe participated in a press conference with representatives of men’s football and student leaders. Plewe was asked about travel to competitions, Four Corners teams and his thoughts on M-CHS hosting regional golf championships, among other things.
Travel, he said, is “definitely a factor”, especially when the team sometimes has to compete shortly after arriving on a course, which he called “trunk to tee”.
Plewe added: “It’s important to remember why we’re traveling there – so we can be competitive.”
Being an underdog, coming from a small town, he says, gives him motivation.
See the press conference below: