MONTE VISTA — Easton Romero has always looked up to his big brother Stetson with high hopes and dreams of one day being able to do the things that Stetson has done. In six short years Easton has done many of those things and more.
Just recently, Easton earned a prestigious spot in one of the most highly regarded amateur competitions in the world. He placed 2nd in the 51cc Limited 4-6 Year Old Class at the Amsoil Arenacross National Championships in Las Vegas. The National Championship Race starts out with 5000, that number is then narrowed down to 464 qualifiers, and of those only 28 are crowned AMA Amateur National Arenacross Champions. Taking a 2nd place at this huge event is no small feat.
Easton qualified for the National Championships last year as well, where he finished 11th, so, this year’s top 2 finish is a significant improvement and huge accomplishment. On top of this success, Easton qualified this year as the points leader in the 51cc Limited 4-6 Year Old Class. Meaning that he went into the National Competition in 1st place as the Mid-West Region Champion and from there went on to earn a 2nd place at nationals.
In Las Vegas, Easton got a great start and pulled the hole shot and was leading for the first half lap of the race. After taking second Easton would hold on to that for the remainder of the race. Among his top finishes in racing this season, Easton can also include a 3rd place overall finish in the 50cc 4-6 Year Old Class, for the Summer Kicker Arenacross Series.
Easton also found huge success on the wrestling mat this year, advancing to the Colorado Regional Tournament at Adams State University. At ASU Easton was able to capture a first place and qualify for the Colorado Super State Wrestling Tournament in the 40 Lb. Kindergarten – 1st Grade Bracket. There the youngster worked hard to earn a 2nd place finish at the Colorado Super State Tournament. Things did not end there for Easton as had a great performance at the Aztec Warrior Rocky Mountain National Tournament. There Easton was double bracketed and brought home a 2nd place in his 40 Lb. Bracket and a 5th place in the bigger 43 Lb. Bracket.
The future is bright for young Easton who wishes to someday become a professional. Easton is quick to thank his big brother Stetson for being such an inspiration to him and his parents for doing everything necessary to make it all happen. A testament to the honor and modesty of the young man.
Stetson Romero also qualified for the Amsoil National Championships this year in the 65cc 7-9 Class where he was able to bring home an 8th place finish. Stetson also made an improvement as last year he was the points leader, West Coast Champion and brought home a top 10 finish.
In older brother Romero's race he was running 5th place before having a little bit of trouble as he ended up snagging and holding onto an 8th place finish. Among his top finishes in racing this season, Stetson can include an almost perfect sweep to the Summer Kicker Series with an overall 1st place in his 50cc 7-9 Class, an overall 1st place in his 50cc Open Class, and overall 1st place in his 65cc Open Class, and an overall 2nd place (by only 2 points) in his 65cc 7-9 Class.
Like Easton, Stetson also enjoyed success on the wrestling mat this year. Stetson was very successful at most of his local tournaments bringing home several 1st places. Stetson then went on to the Colorado Regional Tournament at Adams State where he was able to capture a 1st place in his 54 Lb. Bracket and qualify for the Colorado Super State Wrestling Tournament in the 2nd – 3rd Grade Bracket. Stetson worked hard at state but unfortunately was unable to place. At the Aztec Warrior Rocky Mountain National Tournament, Stetson placed 2nd in the 57 lb. Rookie Bracket.
Strong family support and core values will continue to push the two young men to accomplish wonders.
Easton and Stetson would like to send out a special thank you to all of their sponsors. They include: Gibson’s Service Station, Spy Optics, Dunlop Tires, Lucas Legion, ODI Grips, Acerbis USA, Shamrock S. Ranch, LC70, and all of their family and friends who made all of this possible.