Originally Posted by NothingPersonalPB
met this kid today at a local tournament where his little brother and "Dynasty Kids" kicked ***....but i got to talking with ian and he told me how hard he's worked in playing with dynasty and for all you tools out there mocking him, youre just jealous because he got there first
Are you talking about the Long Island tournament ? My son Rick, Jr. played in that 3-man young gun tournament on Dynasty Kids with Collin (Ian's little brother), and another of Collin Trainer's friends. They did well for a throw together team that had only practiced together one time (the Friday before tournament). Ian coached the team for 2 hours on a Friday night, and they went on to take 3rd place. That was a great day, especially for three kids who don't play together ! And regarding some of the above comments regarding Ian, he's one hard working player in Paintball, for a few reasons.
1. He's 16, in high school out here in Pennsylvania, and maintains honors in school while jumping on plane most Friday nights and flying out to CA for Dynasty practice. Flys home Sunday night on red-eye in time to walk into school Monday morning.
2. Aside from needing to develop and keep his skills up sufficient to play on/and remain on Dynasty, he needs to remain humble and work even harder to show he's there because of what he brings to the team.
3. When folks make comments like 'He's only there because of . . .", they are not giving Team Dynasty the credit they deserve. This is a team that is ahead of the curve on recognizing and developing their future talent, which is the sign of a thinking team.
4. I've played with Ian a bit on our home field, and he carries himself in a very professional manor, a person that knowss he also represents a team, far above what many hot headed players do.
5. He is also a player that doesn't boast about his skill set, compare himself to others, or blab on and on that somebody wiped, or mis-calls, or the usual droaning heard on the field. In the sometimes rumor ridden, smack talking world of paintball, he seems to stand above the crowd in his demeanor, and like Team Dynasty, is an asset in a sport called Paintball, a sport trying so hard to be recognized as actually 'professional'.
OK....I'm off soapbox now. :-)