Please join filmmakers Kim Komenich, Allen Johnson and Jessica Sison at the Wyo Theater in Laramie on Thursday, March 6 for the premiere showing of “Cowboys: The Story of the 1943 Wyoming World Championship Team.” The Wyo is at 309 S 5th St, Laramie, WY 82070. Tickets are $10. Reserve tickets by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s the background: Seventy years ago as World War II intensified on both the Eurpoean and Pacific fronts, the University of Wyoming Cowboys basketball team made history by winning the 1943 NCAA Championship and then going on to beat National Invitational Tournament champions St. John’s in the first-ever “World Championship of Amateur Basketball,” played on April 1, 1943 at Madison Square Garden. The Pokes won the game and began the process of defining the NCAA as America’s premiere collegiate basketball tournament. Within days, many of the players from both teams were on their way to help America win the War in Europe and the Pacific.