Tungsten Carbide ring found in Morrison, Colorado sports complex

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Andy's ring

Monday October 17th while playing in a rousing game of kickball on a cool and crisp night Andy lost his tungsten carbide wedding band. He had played in a couple of games before noticing that his ring had gone missing. He was pretty upset as he had been married for less than two months. Over a dozen people helped to look for the ring that evening but they had no luck in finding the ring.

The next day he placed an ad on Craigslist noting the location of the sports complex, a description of the ring and his contact information. This is where I came into play; I normally check the ads on Craigslist to see if there is a need for my services. Tuesday morning I noticed Andy’s ad and researched the park as I do not live in or visit that side of the Denver metropolitan area very often. I called and left Andy a message asking for more information as I wished to narrow down the area of my search. I printed a map of the area and prepared my equipment for my upcoming search.

Upon finding the park I noticed that there were several ballparks within this sports complex, luckily Andy’s ad mentioned which ballpark he was in when he lost his ring. Time did not allow me to search very long as I had other obligations but I was hopeful that I could find Andy’s ring in the time I had. I proceeded to search the designated field without luck. I called Andy and informed him I was unsuccessful but that I would be back to search again.

Late Wednesday morning I finished up my “honey-do” list and prepared my equipment for another trek to search for Andy’s ring. Just as I was about to leave Andy called me to let me know that he had gone back out to the sports complex the night before and that his ad mentioned the wrong ball field.  The ball field that I needed to search was one field to the east of the one mentioned in the ad. Upon arriving at the park at I set up my equipment and began my search at the proper ball field. Within 15 minutes of starting this search I had recovered Andy’s ring. I called him to let him know that I had his ring, we were trying to come up with a means of getting Andy his ring back because I mentioned before I don’t get to this side of town very often. It turns out that Andy’s place of work was on my way home, so I just swung by and dropped off his ring on my way home. 

Ring recovered October 19, 2011.

Andy gets his ring back

2 Replies to “Tungsten Carbide ring found in Morrison, Colorado sports complex”

  1. Andy Kobusch says:

    Thank you Jeff Lubbert for finding my ring! I lost my ring and was pretty sure it happened at a baseball diamond while playing kickball. It was cold out, I was wearing gloves, and had been taking the gloves on and off throughout my game to get a better grip on the ball. I did not realize until towards the end of the second game of a double header that I was missing it. My wife was there with me, and so I broke the news to her right away that I did not know where it was. We were both devastated. After the game, 4 teams of kickball players and I searched the two fields we played on for about 20 minutes. No luck. The next day I posted a lost and found ad on Craigslist and Jeff gave me a call. He told me he was there at the park, looking for my ring! I realized I gave him the wrong information about the area I was in when I went there that evening to look myself that evening. So he returned the next day, and after giving him some more accurate information, HE FOUND IT! Granted, it was right where I thought I lost it, I probably never would have found it buried deep in the grass and mud, I’m sure I would have called it a lost cause if I did not find it myself after a couple of more searches. I definitely learned some lessons and will be much more careful in the future with cold weather, physical activity, and wearing of gloves. Thank you again Jeff for finding the one and only, most important ring I’ll ever wear! (I hope – If I ever lose it again, I know who to call!)

    Andy Kobusch

    Denver, Colorado

  2. Chad Mora says:

    Nice work! I also lost my tungsten wedding band, but only for a brief moment. I was playing flag football with some friends and didn’t bother to take off my ring. By the end of the game, I noticed it had slipped off and frantically searched for it. Luckily we found it and I decided to get my ring resized (it was free with Tungsten World’s 45 day perfect fit policy). Hopefully I won’t have lose my ring and have to use a metal detector with my wife knowing!

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