Welcome to The Grand Forks, B.C. 3739 Battalion Headquarters! here you will find info on upcoming events, learn more about guys who are in The Nation, and most importantly learn more about God! The Headquarters is ran by none other than our Captain Lance Martens! Enjoy!

Friday, January 13, 2017

BTLN UPDATE



Congrats Keegan! This was Keegan's second Helmet of the Btln Season! Dane was there at the end with Keegan and probably should have been down earlier, but Dane was able to break through the grip of five guys to live on for another round! Keegan was just to strong to be taken down. With everyone focusing on Keegan, we finally got him to the ground.

This week we played Handball. My team was up 9-5 early on, but we were unable to hold onto the lead. Ben's team clawed back, tying the game at 12. Tyson held my team in the game keeping it close especially when Ben's team made their move. We went to the traditional next goal wins, and it didn't take long before Isaac scored the winner for Ben's team! The final score was 15-14.


In the Bible study our topic was God's grace.

Romans 5:20 - 6:2   The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?

This passage tells us that no matter how great our sin is, that God's grace is greater! This does not mean however that we have a license to sin. (How can we live in sin any longer?)

Ephesians 1:7-8   In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us.

The forgiveness of our sins is because of God's grace. God pours out this grace on us the moment that we ask him for his grace.

Ephesians 2:6-10   And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

It is amazing to think that God will be showing us the riches of his grace throughout the ages to come! It is this grace that saves us apart from works, it is God's free gift to us!


THE CAPTAIN

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - JANUARY


 

It is January and the Second Half of Btln is about to start! Some of the best friends that I have are having birthdays this month!

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!

Ephesians 3:20-21   Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.


JEREMY FEDDERSON - January 2
COURTNEY FRIESEN - January 4
JACOB COLIN - January 8
BRYCE PETERSON - January 9
JASON HAYASHI - January 10
MAXWELL NICHOLSON - January 10
TRISTAN HARVEY - January 15
MATT DONOVAN - January 18
OWEN SPISAK - January 23
GEOFF MARTENS - January 31


THE CAPTAIN

Thursday, December 29, 2016

11TH ANNUAL BTLN ALUMNI NIGHT





Alumni Night is always special, and this year did not disappoint! This year it was Aaron Friesen's turn to receive his Sergeant Jersey! It is fitting that Aaron's number would be 99. (One of the greatest for sure!) Aaron was the 12th Sergeant of Battalion 3739 back in the 1998/99 Btln Season. Aaron was the 18th Sergeant to receive his Jersey in our  "One forward and one back" Sergeant Jersey program! Congrats Aaron!

We also added three names to the Btln Ring of Honour. This year we added the grads from 2003. Devan England, Joe Kraftchick and Owen Spisak were all added to the Ring of Honour! Devan and Joe were not able to attend, but Owen was able to make the trip from Kelowna! I just love adding names to the list and these three are very worthy candidates! Congrats to Devan, Joe and Owen! We are all very proud of you!

As in the past, we played Murderball. Jeremy's team was mostly loaded with the younger guys and my team had the older crowd. At the beginning, Jeremy's team was very strong, winning the first two games to take a 2-0 lead. My team battled back to take the next three, giving us the 3-2 edge! We traded wins in the next two games, giving my team the 4-3 victory and bragging rights for the next year!

Tyson started in the middle for Bulldog, keeping another Alumni tradition alive. The current Sergeant is usually the one that starts in the middle for Alumni Bulldog. Kenny was our winner last year, and he was in the final three again this year, threatening to go back to back! Justin Bekker and Derek were in the final three with Kenny, and were not about to let Kenny set a new Alumni record. On the final round, both Kenny and Justin went down, giving Derek the win! Congrats Derek!

We finished the night visiting in the Youth room for about three hours! It was so good to watch the guys sharing stories and laughing together! I can't wait until next year!

Thanks to everyone that came out to Alumni Night!


THE CAPTAIN

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

2016 BATTALION ALUMNI NIGHT PREVIEW




It will be the 11th Btln Alumni Night on December 27th, 2016! It is always a different mix of guys, but is always a lot of fun! We will play some games in the gym and then like last year, move down to the youth room to hang out afterwards. So many good men and so many good memories! I can't wait to see who will be at the 11th Annual Btln Alumni Night!

Anyone in grade 11 or 12 and all Btln Alumni are invited!


Dec. 27th at the G.C. at 7:00 p.m.


THE CAPTAIN

Thursday, December 15, 2016

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - DECEMBER




Here we are in December again and only ten day away from Christmas! What an honour to celebrate your birthday in the same month that we also celebrate Jesus' birthday! There are so many legendary men having birthdays this month and so many amazing memories!

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!

John 3:16-17   For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.


MIKE TRAINER - December 4
CHRISTIAN HOODLE - December 5
KEVIN HAYASHI - December 9
DEVIN CHURSINOFF - December 10
DYLAN ZORN - December 19
LUKAS BOSCHMANN - December 19
CALVIN PETERS - December 21
STEPHEN LAWRENCE - December 23
REESE HOGARTH - December 25
JEREMY MARTENS - December 28
ZANE LAWSON - December 31


THE CAPTAIN

Thursday, December 08, 2016

BTLN UPDATE - THE THREE B'S






Congrats JakoB! This was JakoB's second Helmet of the Btln season! The final three were JakoB, Kaylon and Josh. JakoB Blew By everyone on the last round to take the Helmet and the win! Bulldog is very different when the gym is full, so many Bodies flying around! It was amazing!

Do not adjust your set, everyone really is wearing a green shirt! (I think I just dated myself.) Yes, Btln 3739 has it's first Christmas shirt! This is not something that we are going to do every year, probably only once in a Btln generation. I wasn't sure what the guys would think of these, But they were a Big hit! I would love to Be a fly on the wall in the high school tomorrow!

In the last few years the Three B's has Become one of the Biggest nights of the Btln year. I love that the Btln Christmas party has Become such a Big event. This year there were 49 guys at the Three B's! The guys devoured 10 large Battalion Baconator pizzas, 60 cans of Barq's rootBeer, over 100 Bonuts and a huge pot of Beans!

We played three games of MurderBall. My team won the first two games fairly easy, so we gave Devin to Ben's team. After the trade, the tide turned. Ben's team won the third game, but we were out of time. My team winning 2-1!

Thanks to my mom for making the Bonuts! Thanks also to Ted for making the Beanpot!

Special thanks to Ryley, Ben and Devin who have helped out so much in the First Half of the Btln year! We could not have Btln without you!


The Second Half of the Btln year begins on January 11, 2017!


THE CAPTAIN

Sunday, December 04, 2016

BTLN PREVIEW - THE THREE B'S




I can't Believe that we are nearing the end of the First Half of the Btln year! This week is the Three B's Btln Christmas party! Like in the past, there will Be Btln Baconator pizza, Beans, Barq's rootBeer and Bonuts! Can't wait to party Btln style!

Wednesday Dec.7th at 7:00 p.m.


THE CAPTAIN

Friday, December 02, 2016

BTLN UPDATE




Congrats Alex! This was Alex's first Helmet ever! It is so much fun watching the reaction of a first time Helmet winner. The rest of the guys were so happy for Alex, it was a moment that I won't forget for a long time. The brotherhood at Btln is amazing! Keegan was running over and through guys, but was unable to outlast Alex. All Bulldog is fun, but this week was exceptional.

This week we played Handball. I tried to make teams by dividing the boys into North and South Grand Forks. (North or South of the Highway) The South badly outnumbered the North, forcing me to make teams the old way. (I am definitely going to try this again. Maybe at the Three B's?) We played Handball for around fifteen minutes before we restarted and went to "first team to score three times". Keegan scored first for Devin's team, Mike added a second for Devin's team making the score 2-0. My team got one, but shortly after Keegan got the winner giving Devin's team the 3-1 win! (Keegan was dominating all night!)


This week we had the awesome privilege of listening to Ryley give the Bible study!

Matthew 4:18-22   As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.  “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him.
Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

Mark 2:14   As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him.

John 1:43   The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.”

Ryley pointed out that Jesus' instruction to the disciples and to us is that we need to follow him(Jesus). Part of following Jesus would include fishing for people. (Sharing the Gospel with everyone that we come into contact with.) Ryley made it clear that it is not possible to follow more than one person. We cannot follow Jesus and someone else that is going in a different direction. The way that Jesus asks us to live is completely different than the way the world is telling us to live. Lastly, Ryley talked about the cost of following Jesus. The disciples were willing give up their jobs and leave their families in order to follow Jesus. The disciples were willing to give up everything.

Matthew 16:25   For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.

The amazing thing is, that in giving up their lives, the disciples were gaining a better life!



It is the Three B's next week! (Btln Christmas Party)


THE CAPTAIN

Friday, November 25, 2016

BTLN UPDATE - THE 22ND BATTALION OLYMPICS






Congratulation to Jacob Speta, the 2016 Battalion Olympic Champion! For the second year in a row our champion is from grade nine! It looks like we have a trend toward younger Btln Olympic Champions. This year we had 29 competitors in the 22nd Battalion Olympics. This was exactly the same total that we had at the Royal Rumble this year. For the second year in a row, the Champion did not finish first in any of the five events.

22nd Battalion Olympics Final Standings

Jacob S. - 28 (#1)
Uzzie - 26 (#2)
Luke - 25 (#3)
Jakob B. - 24
Dane - 23
Keegan - 23
Mike - 23
Dylan - 22
Kaylon - 22
Deshawn - 22
Jacob C. - 21
Silas - 21
Jacob B. - 21
Isaac - 20
Riley - 20
Dolan - 19
Quinton - 19
Landon - 18
John - 18
Matt - 17
Zach - 17
Josh - 17
Bryce - 16
Christian - 16
Phoenix - 15
Alex - 15
Colton - 14
Tyson - 14
Sam - 14


ARM WRESTLING CHAMPION
Dane Voiken

BASKETBALL CHAMPION
Kaylon Sieben
BENCH WRESTLING CHAMPION
Dylan Warwaruk

BOX HOCKEY CHAMPION
Luke Martens

FOOTBALL TOSS CHAMPION
Isaac Holitzki


Congratulations to all the winners!

THE CAPTAIN

Monday, November 21, 2016

THE 21ST BATTALION OLYMPICS (A LOOK BACK)

 
 
 



Here is a look back to the 21st Btln Olympics from last year. The 22nd Btln Olympics are this week! Wednesday, November 23, 2016 from 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Don't be late!


21st BATTALION OLYMPICS (overall top three)

(#1) Zach Donovan - 32 - OLYMPIC CHAMPION
(#2) Jakob Boschmann - 29
(#3) Keegan Kenyon - 27

ARM WRESTLING CHAMPION
Nate Klassen

BASKETBALL CHAMPION
Matt Donovan

BENCH WRESTLING CHAMPION
Dylan Warwaruk

BOX HOCKEY CHAMPION
Luke Martens

FOOTBALL TOSS CHAMPION
Deshawn Dennis


THE CAPTAIN

Sunday, November 20, 2016

BTLN 3739 OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS



BTLN 3739 OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS and margin of victory

Courtney Friesen - 1995/96 - 1 point
Courtney Friesen - 1996/97 - 3 points
Aaron Friesen - 1997/98 - 1 point
Aaron Friesen - 1998/99 - 1 point
Derek Taylor - 1999/00 - 5 points
Justin Bekker - 2000/01 - 4 points
Justin Bekker - 2001/02 - 0 points
Justin Thompson - 2002/03 - 4 points
Dan Neufeld - 2003/04 - 0 points
Ben Jepsen - 2004/05 - 2 points
Ben Jepsen - 2005/06 - 2 points
Cam Thompson - 2006/07 - 0 points
Devin Chursinoff - 2007/08 - 5 points
David Podovinikoff - 2008/09 - 1 point
Zach Gobbett - 2009/10 - 1 point
Dalton Shore - 2010/11 - 4 points
Zach Gobbett - 2011/12 - 3 points
Gerrald Nicholson - 2012/13 - 1 point
John Van - 2013/14 - 2 points
Lukas Boschmann - 2014/15 - 3 points
Zach Donovan - 2015/16 - 3 points
 
 
What name will be adding to this list? Can't wait to find out! Good luck to all!
 
 
THE CAPTAIN

Friday, November 18, 2016

BTLN UPDATE




Congrats Tyson! This was Tyson's second Helmet of the Btln Season! It was Tyson and Luke at the end, both looking for their second Helmet of the Season. Tyson looked to be down on the second to last round, but he powered through for the win and the Helmet!

This week we played Glow in the Dark Basketball! It has been a while since we played GITD Basketball, nobody seemed to remember playing it before. (The last time we played GITD Basketball was February 2014.) The guys played for a while with two basketballs, giving them a chance to warm up and letting their eyes adjust to the dark. We removed a ball and played first team to three baskets wins. My team was up 2-0 early, making it look easy. Devin's team battled back to make the score 2-2. Dylan and Keegan were too much for my team, dominating the boards. Keegan eventually made the winning shot giving Devin's team the 3-2 victory!

In Bible study we looked at the Compassion of Jesus while he was on earth.

Matthew 9:35-36   Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

Matthew 15:32   Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way.”

Mark 1:40-42   A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.”
Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed.

Mark 6:32-34   So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. But many who saw them leaving recognized them and ran on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.

Luke 7:11-15   Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him. As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her. When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, “Don’t cry.”
Then he went up and touched the bier they were carrying him on, and the bearers stood still. He said, “Young man, I say to you, get up!” The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.

This is just a small sample of Jesus' compassion from the Gospels. Jesus was concerned about the spiritual state as well as the physical problems of all the people that he came into contact with. Jesus taught the people, fed them and healed the sick.

Hebrews 7:25   Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

Jesus is just as compassionate with us. He died for us and lives to make intercession for us!

Psalm 86:15   But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.



It is the 22nd Battalion Olympics next week!


THE CAPTAIN

Sunday, November 13, 2016

WINSTON STANDINGS UPDATE




After ten weeks it was time for a Winston Standings Update! I am not sure that I have ever seen the standings so close this far into the Btln year! There are only four weeks left in the First Half of the Btln year and Phoenix has a one Helmet lead over the eight guys that are tied for second! If this keeps up, we are going to have an amazing finish to the Btln year! Congrats to all the Helmet winners and good luck to all!



WINSTON STANDINGS

PHOENIX THOMSON - 2 Helmets and 1 Major
TYSON TILLER - 1 Helmet
JAKOB BOSCHMANN - 1 Helmet
KEEGAN KENYON - 1 Helmet
LUKE MARTENS - 1 Helmet
DANE VOIKEN - 1 Helmet
DYLAN WARWARUK - 1 Helmet
DESHAWN DENNIS - 1 Helmet
CALEB HIEBERT - 1 Helmet



THE CAPTAIN

Friday, November 11, 2016

BTLN UPDATE




Congrats Keegan! This was Keegan's first Helmet of the Btln season! The final two in Bulldog were two of our bigger guys in Btln! I'm not sure that I want to step in front of Keegan or Dylan when we are playing British Bulldog! On the last round, Keegan gained a few more yards than Dylan, winning the Yorkie and the Helmet!

This week at Btln we added the Mike 23 Balls to Murderball! I'm not sure if we will call it Murderball 23 or Murderball Defender, but it was a lot of fun! We used the Mike 23 balls only to block or to distract the other team. If you were hit with one of the Mike 23 balls you were still alive. As I anticipated, the game took a lot longer to play with the Mike 23 balls. In fact, we only played one game before we ran out of time! The one game must have taken about 20-25 minutes! Ben's team was able win the inaugural game of Murderball 23!


In Bible study our topic was "Victory in Jesus" or "Remembrance Day".

This week in Canada, we are remembering the soldiers that were willing to sacrifice there lives so that we could live in freedom.

John 15:13   Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

Romans 5:7-8   Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Jesus was also willing to lay his life down so that we could have freedom!

Romans 6:17-18   But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

1 Corinthians 15:54-57   When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”

 “Where, O death, is your victory?
    Where, O death, is your sting?”

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
 

Jesus has defeated sin and death! He has also given us victory over sin and death!

Colossians 2:13-15   When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.



Jesus has triumphed over powers, authorities, sin and death by the cross! He is the Victor!


THE CAPTAIN

Monday, November 07, 2016

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - NOVEMBER




Here we only one week into November and I am already doing the birthday post on the blog! I say it every month, so many good men and so many good memories!

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!

2 Corinthians 13:14   May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.


MITCH BRON - November 6
MATT BARG - November 9
DAN TRITHARDT - November 9
LUKE MARTENS - November 10
NATE KLASSEN - November 17
DEVAN ENGLAND - November 19
NATHAN BALL - November 20
QUINTON MCIVER - November 30


  
THE CAPTAIN

Friday, November 04, 2016

BTLN UPDATE - MIKE 23






Congrats Dane! This was Dane's first Helmet of the Btln season! The final two were Dane and Jakob. Jakob already has one Helmet this year, so he had a bulls eye on his back. Both Dane and Jakob have been close to winning Bulldog in the last few weeks, this time it was Dane's turn to wear the Helmet!

Mike 23 is a game that we don't play very often and is always taking a back seat to original Mike. For some, Mike 23 is their favourite. Mike 23 has all the chaos of Mike, but with the lights on. I love how the scores rise and fall. The six mini games that we play in Mike 23 give the teams that are losing a chance to pick on the team that is in the lead. Dylan's team had a three point lead going into the last round, but lost on the last round because the other three teams picked on them.

MIKE 23 FINAL SCORES
First number is 5th round. Second number is sixth and final round.
                    
Tyson's Team - (16) - (14)
Bryce's Team - (15) - (9)
Dylan's Team - (19) - (2)
Jakob's Team - (1) - (-5)

Our Bible Study topic this week was "What should we know?"

Romans 16:19   Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice because of you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.

1 Corinthians 14:20   Brothers and sisters, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults.


In these passages, Paul tells us that we need to be wise about what is good and innocent like children when it comes to our knowledge of things that are evil.


Philippians 4:8   Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.


This next passage sets the guidelines for us, as far as things that could be considered good. As I was reading this passage I realized that all of the traits listed here apply to God. Jesus is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy.


Philippians 3:7-9   But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.

Ephesians 1:17-21   I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.
Philippians 3:10-11   I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.
Ephesians 3:16-19   I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
 
Knowing Christ and the love that he has for us is the most important thing that we could ever know! Everything else we could know or understand is like garbage in comparison to knowing Christ!
 
THE CAPTAIN 

Friday, October 28, 2016

BTLN UPDATE - ROYAL RUMBLE 12






Congrats Phoenix! Phoenix is the 2016 Royal Rumble Champion! Twenty-nine guys competed in the twelfth Royal Rumble! There were twelve Lightweights (grades 7-9) and seventeen Heavyweights (grade 10-12)!

We always start the Royal Rumble with the Lightweights, and just like last year, the Lightweight Division was over very quickly! I guess the strength difference between grades 7-9 is greater than the strength difference between grades 10-12. Some of the smaller guys hardly touched the ring floor before they were going over the ropes! The final two in the Lightweight Division were Logan and Sam. Sam has made the final three two years in a row in the Lightweight Division, but this year it was Logan taking the Lightweight title! Congrats Logan!

In the Heavyweight Division there were two distinct teams battling each other. The best part was, that even though there were two teams, everyone was still having a good time. Dane, Keegan, Kaylon and Phoenix were working together. The other alliance had Dylan, Jakob, Tyson and Luke. Some of the other guys were wildcards, I was never sure who they were working with. The final three were Zach, Luke and Phoenix. As soon as we get down to the final three you know that two of the guys are going to work together to take out the third. Luke battled hard, but was not able to overcome Zach and Phoenix working together. I love the "Final Two-Ropes Down" tradition that we started at last years Royal Rumble. Everyone is watching and cheering for the Final Two, it is awesome! After the Heavyweight marathon, the Final Two is always going to be over quickly. There isn't any place to hide when the ropes are down. Phoenix was able to overpower Zach and push him out of the ring! I love how everyone rushes the ring after they know who the winner is.

Congrats to both Zach and Phoenix, it was an amazing finish!


2016 Royal Rumble Champion - Phoenix Thomson

2015 Lightweight Division Champion - Logan Cunningham

Special Thanks to Ben and Devin for all of their help! The Royal Rumble is not possible without your help!


THE CAPTAIN

Monday, October 24, 2016

BTLN PREVIEW - ROYAL RUMBLE 12



Royal Rumble 12 (Wrestling) is this Wednesday! There are so many big guys that could win the belt that I am not going to make any predictions! Can't wait for the final two! Ropes Down! Have fun and good luck to all!

Remember, there are two weight classes. The Lightweight division, grades 7-9 and The Heavyweight division, grades 10-12.
 
Make sure that you are early! (6:45 p.m. Wednesday Night)


ROYAL RUMBLE CHAMPIONS
2005-06 BEN JEPSEN
2006-07 JASON HAYASHI
2007-08 DEVIN CHURSINOFF
2008-09 DREW BROWN
2009-10 SAM SCHIESSER
2010-11 STEVIE LAWRENCE
2011-12 ZACH GOBBETT
2012-13 MAXWELL NICHOLSON
2013-14 MAXWELL NICHOLSON
2014-15 TYLER COUPLAND
2015-16 NOAH MAKORTOFF

THE CAPTAIN

Thursday, October 20, 2016

BTLN UPDATE




Congrats Deshawn! This was Deshawn's first Helmet of the Btln season! Jakob was there at the end with Deshawn, but Deshawn was not about to be denied the Helmet! Deshawn was almost down at least once earlier in the Bulldog, so it was quite remarkable that he was able to pull off the win.

For the second time this year we played Handball. I am convinced that we don't play Murderball and Handball enough in the Btln year, but I guess we need to mix it up to keep the guys on their toes. Early on, my team was destroying Ben's team. We jumped out to a 6-0 lead. I was considering trading a player until Isaac showed up. After Isaac joined the game, Ben's team completely turned the tables on us. Before we knew it, the score was 8-8! The score ballooned to 17-13 for Ben's team. We went to next goal wins, and the team that dominated got the result that they deserved. Ben's team getting the last goal!


In Bible study our topic was Thanksgiving. We can all learn to be more thankful people!
 
Psalm 136:1-3
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
     His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods.
     His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords:
     His love endures forever.
 
Colossians 3:15   Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

Ephesians 5:19b-20   Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18   Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.


We are supposed to "give thanks in all circumstances" and "always be giving thanks to God for everything"! This shouldn't be hard, we have so much to be thankful for!



Next week is Royal Rumble 12! (Wrestling)


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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - OCTOBER




The Btln October birthday post is finally here! October is such a busy time of the year. It is so good to look over these pictures, it just never gets old! So many memories and even better friends!

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!

1 Corinthians 16:13-14   Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.


HARLEY KOVACS - October 1
TALON HARSHENIN - October 4
TYLER COUPLAND - October 5
DALTON ERIXON - October 6
DREW BROWN - October 6
DARTAGNAN BUTCHER - October 12
KENNY JOHNSON - October 14
JOSHUA MARTENS - October 14
KAYLON SIEBEN October 15
SPENCER HENDERSON - October 23
GERRY NICKEL - October 31

  
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