Dear Ross and Family.. What a treasure all of you have been to Dallas, to Texas, to America, and to the world.
I first met Ross at EDS as an SED.. (Systems Engineer Development Program). Ross was at the EDS workout facilities at Forest Lane and doing Tai Chi. I had no idea what he was doing but stood behind him to mirror his movements. He saw me and then did a Jiu-Jitsu leg sweep on me and I fell to the ground. I am 6'1" and Ross was 5'5" and that may be an exaggeration!... and he took me down and laughed his signature Ross laugh.
After that we met regularly up at the Forest Lane location and it was many months until I was close to being his equal. He sponsored me in many tournaments and even came to the Southwest Regional finals.
His laughter, his grit, his fortitude his passion are always aspects I will cherish about Ross.. and even when he put me to the mat although I was a much larger person.
Ross was a larger person in life and didn't brag about his many conquests and I owe him a great debt of gratitude.
My Best.. to you Ross and all of your family...!