"While not impossible, the task at hand would surely be difficult as 1997 was the last year that a Golden Knights 8way team won the World Championships."
Those are the opening words of a new movie that Golden Knights members Jesse Stahler and Mike LaRoche recently put together in memory of the remarkable five years of the lineup that won the gold medals and 8way Excalibur for the USA at the Mondial Dubai 2012.
Golden Knights Movie
Mondial Dubai 2012
Mike LaRoche ended up as the Golden Knights alternate at the World Meet 2010 in Menzelinsk where his team won the silver medals. Then he came back as an active member in 2011 and eventually won the gold medals in Dubai 2012.
Jess Stahler was the alternate last year and the next in line to fill an open slot for the 8way team. His time has come now after Brian Krause has left the team. The 26-year old Jesse Stahler is well trained and knows that he has to fit into big shoes. His movie partner Mike La Roche is now an experienced 8way competitor and world champion and will be able to give him good advice.