Congratulations on your win at the World Championship. It is nice to see someone "local" put Kansas on the map for our sport.
The home of William Allen White, and the first all-inclusive Veteran's Day celebration, Emporia, KS is locate approximately 60 miles southwest of Topeka at the intersection of I-35 and the Kansas Turnpike. Founded in February 1857, Emporia is home to 26000+ people (as of the 2000 census), and Emporia State University (the 2010 NCAA Div. II Women's Basketball National Champion).
Congratulations to a guy from a small town with a BIG arm! Way to go Eric!