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Thanks to Travis Benson

Dear Editor:

I would like to respond very briefly to the letter from Henry Henderson of Colorado Springs regarding coach Sirko (letters, Oct. 16). While his experience in Colorado Springs cannot be denied, it seems to me that Aspen has been all too quick to paper over the HUGE contribution made to coach Sirko’s program by Travis Benson. It is, after all is said and done, the foundation built by Travis that coach Sirko is standing on. His failure to acknowledge that blatant fact only lessens his stature in my eyes.

Let’s give credit where credit is due. If coach Sirko hadn’t had that base in place, he’d be starting exactly where Travis did, and Aspen’s wait for a contender would be years in the future.

Stephen Bershenyi

Glenwood Springs