Cla is a middle school art teacher in Roswell, New Mexico, who grew up in Lowell. On a vacation one year he became enamored with the Macker that had developed as an annual event in his hometown and set in motion bringing one to Roswell. It became the first Macker outside of Lowell. The Roswell tournament was a success and at one point in the mid-1990s had over 600 teams. He was inducted with the 25th anniversary class.