Portal:1979 Spring Men/Intro

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There was not an official "National Collegiate Tournament" this season, as the national governing body was only just beginning. However, the Collegiate Tournament in Laramie was an "Open invitation" (as our coach Alan put it) and was the first time that a nationwide open invitation went out in an attempt to invite any college who wanted to participate. The idea being that this would be the start of a potential national collegiate championship tournament. We won the tournament and there is a trophy around somewhere.

(ED note: over the years, this has probably benn embellished into what we called a national championship because it was a national open invitational tournament. However, it was never formally recognized by the national governing body as a true national championship]