From May ’07 to March ’08, show host Jim Meier did sports psychology & team building training with the Bennington, NE. HS boys basketball team. Head coach Larry Klaus*, had done a masterful job getting the team to play as a unit, hone individual skills & execute strategies & tactics. He also thought to advance deep in the tournament the team would need to excel in mental smarts & mental toughness. This is the story of how all that came together with the team reaching state for only the 3rd time in school history and its first championship game.