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Beus advances to National PPK Finals

Jessica Tanner

Leader Assistant Editor

For five of the past six years the Beus family has developed a tradition of having one of their children advance to the Denver Broncos’ championships Punt, Pass Kick competition. In 2007 and 2008 Kapri Beus went to Denver, while Brynlee attended in 2009 and Bridger in 2010 and 2012. However, this year, for the first time, Bridger has extended this family tradition by advancing to nationals.

Bridger, 15, the son of Paul and Terri Beus of Elwood, has competed in this program for the past five years. For his final year as a participant he will have the privilege of competing at the National Punt, Pass and Kick competition in Atlanta this Saturday, Jan. 12. Winners will be on national TV on Sunday during halftime.

Bridger, his parents and his cousin, McKade Peterson, who has been a big supporter, are all excited to travel to Atlanta. Bridger said, “I wanted to go there. Atlanta has an indoor stadium, so it will be cool to go there.”

            In September 2012, Bridger competed in the local PPK competition, where boys and girls, ages 6-15, competed in the three events, with the total lengths determining the winners’ score (each judged on distance and accuracy). He was crowned champion in his age group.

            He then competed in the regional competition in Tremonton where he scored 456 feet, his personal best and a score better than last year’s national champion.

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