By Tom Southard
Jock Talk 

Bryant Knigge: 100-Mile Man

Payton Wise Makes Super State All-State Team


October 31, 2019

Congrats going out to Kimball’s Payton Wise for her selection to the 2019 Nebraska Coaches Association Girls Golf Super State/All State Team!

What a very special honor for the young sophomore who shot new school records this season and captured 3rd place at the State Tournament.



Jordan Greenwood and his Midland University Mens Golf Team has closed out the Fall Season placing 5th at the Whistling Straits Intercollegiate Golf Tournament held at Kohler, Wisconsin. In a field of 16 teams the Warriors shot 676 and Jordan was 2nd low for his team with 170 for the two day event which placed him 27th overall. I might mention it was played in very cold conditions. Is that surprising?

Dillon Wise has also completed his Fall Season in his first year with the McCook Community College Men’s Golf Team and both he and Jordan now await the spring season at their respective schools.

That’s A Wrap

All of the Fall Sports are now finished for the Kimball High athletes as volleyball ended Monday night with Kimball losing to Sutherland in 3 sets at the sub-district tournament in Ogallala. Football ended Friday night and cross country and girl’s golf has also ended. Now we can get ready for boys and girls basketball and wrestling.

100-Mile Man

When was the last time you ran 100 miles?

Bryant Knigge just recently ran his second 100 mile race out in Titusville, Pennsylvania. He covered the distance in 30 hours and was 48th out of 200 runners. He said his time was a bit slower than his first 100 miler but he ran it in rain and the trail was muddy and rocky, plus there was 17,000 feet of elevation gain.

The race started at 5 a.m. on a Saturday and runners had to finish by 1 p.m. Sunday to count in the standings.

Bryant was accompanied by his wife Regyn (Hicks), who ran 25 miles with him to give him support. Regyn is also a competitive runner who recently ran a 50 mile race at the Big Horn Trail Race in Sheridan, Wyoming. Bryant’s father Steve also made the trip and was there to give support at every aid stop.

Steve has also gotten into running as has Bryant’s Aunt Marla. Bryant said the mental part of running non-stop through the night and day conditions is the hardest and that is why support from family and friends is so important to a runner to keep going and finish. If you don’t have any plans for the weekend, you might try a 100 mile race! Let me know.

By the way, Bryant has finished his college and is now an Oil and Gas Permit and Enforcement Specialist in Weld County. Along with his new position, he is also coaching boys basketball at Platte Valley High School in Kersey, Colorado.

You readers might recall he was an all around outstanding athlete at Potter-Dix, excelling in track and field along with basketball.


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