Wednesday, January 10, 2001
Steamboat Springs Disappointing Rifle's three consecutive year win, Steamboat Springs High School is the new Wells Fargo Cup winner for its demonstration of all-around success for the 1999-2000 school year.
The Wells Fargo Cup is awarded to the schools in each league and statewide that have accumulated the most points through athletics, music, speech and student leadership.
"The cup is a great way to compare schools overall," said Steve Moos, athletics director of the high school. "Because it covers a wide scope of activities, the school has to be good all-around and not just in one or two areas."
The cup recognizes schools for providing the top all-around activities and athletic associations in their leagues. The program covers all 310 Colorado High School Activities Association member schools and 39 leagues.
"The Wells Fargo Cup winners represent schools throughout the state that place a premium on conducting first-rate programs in a variety of activities so that they can provide all the benefits of participation to the students they serve," said Commissioner Bob Ottewill of CHSAA.
Although Steamboat did not win any state championships during the last school year, the school did make outstanding showings at the league and state levels, Moos said.
"You can't just have good athletics and win the cup," Moos said. "Your music, speech, and leadership programs are just as important. In fact, they say that without all-state band, choir, and leadership, a school has no chance of
Steamboat won the 3A cup for the entire state of Colorado.