World Cup 1 Results, Montreal 2010

October 29, 2010

Once again, on the better late than never front…
I’ve got so much going on in my life right now, it’s hard to keep up…
I’m so sorry to be taking so long to update this site.

Here are the results for last weekends first World Cup of the season, and Team USA did themselves proud. Just LOOK at all that GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE!

Congratulations to all the skaters for a job well done!

MEDALISTS:

LADIES

1500M(1):
Gold: GEHRING Lana, USA
Silver: ZHOU Yang, China
Bronze: MALTAIS Valerie, Canada

1000M:
Gold: REUTTER Katherine, USA
Silver: ST-GELAIS Marianne, Canada
Bronze: LIU Qiuhong, China

500M:
Gold: ST-GELAIS Marianne, Canada
Silver: FONTANA Arianna, Italy
Bronze: MALTAIS Valerie, Canada

1500M(2):
Gold: REUTTER Katherine, USA
Silver: DROLET Marie-Eve, Canada
Bronze: ZHOU Yang, China

3000M Relay:
Gold: CHINA
Silver: USA
Bronze: CANADA
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MEN

1500M(1):
Gold: SIMON Jeff, USA
Silver: CHO Simon, USA

Bronze: BASTILLE Guillaume, Canada

1000M:
Gold: FAUCONNET Thibaut, France
Silver: GILDAY Michael, Canada
Bronze: JAYNER Travis, USA

500M:
Gold: HAMELIN Charles, Canada
Silver: CHO Simon, USA
Bronze: LIANG Wenhao, China

1500M(2):
Gold: BASTILLE Guillaume, Canada
Silver: JAYNER Travis, USA
Bronze: CHATAIGNIER Maxime, France

5000M Relay:
Gold: CANADA
Silver: FRANCE
Bronze: USA

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Also skating last weekend: Alyson Dudek, Emily Scott, Robert Lawrence, Anthony Lobello, Morgan Izykowski, Jessica Smith, and Kyle Carr. To see all the results…

Read all about it here: http://therockerforum.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=live&action=display&thread=690&page=1#ixzz13fxl3WXD

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Better Late Than Never…

October 6, 2010

Sorry guys, I was moving during last weekends American Cup 1 Competition and couldn’t go near my computer for days. =(

Rather than be redundant, (and quite honestly, I still have a ways to go on the moving front to get organized) I’ll just direct you to the relevant thread on the Boots and Blades forum for all the information.

AND… Congrats to all the skaters who made the World Cup team!

http://therockerforum.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=trips&action=display&thread=529&page=3

U.S. Short Track Speed Skating American Cup Results
The Associated Press,
Published: 08:05 p.m., Sunday, October 3, 2010
http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/sports/article/U-S-Short-Track-Speed-Skating-American-Cup-686029.php


Jessica Smith

September 16, 2010

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Jessica has a new website, complete with photos, biography, Paypal donation button and blog.

Check it out!

http://rocker-u.net/JessicaSmith.htm

No doubt Jessica will also be at American Cup 1 too. All the best Jessica, Good Luck to you!


American Cup Photos

March 12, 2010

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I’ve been working on this post for several days now. (I’m currently at my brothers house working in ‘Interior Designer’ mode…and I gotta get back at it today…)

These fine photos are all by Jerry Search, and what would we do without him? I’ll tell ya what! I’d have no photos to post!

These are from Jerry Search’s facebook page for the just completed American Cup final and 2010 National Championships. To see the complete photo album of Jerry’s photos, please go to this link. Am Cup final isn’t up yet, but it will be here when it’s loaded. (Hey, no pressure Jerry! LOL):
http://www.nationalspeedskatingmuseum.org/Photo%20Albums/JerrysAlbums.htm

Photo by Jerry Search

Landon Hatfield and Matt Rittenhouse. The Rocker Funds current Skater of the Month, Landon Hatfield, was second overall for intermediate men at the 2010 National Championships.
To make a donation to Landon to help him continue skating, go to his page on The Rocker Fund:
http://therockerfund.org/FORMgallery5.htm

Photo by Jerry Search


Mary Grace was third for the American Cup Final, and finished 1st overall for the season. Congratulations Mary, another job well done!

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Photo by Jerry Search


Jessica Smith, Emily Scott, Erin Bartlett, (wild shot in the dark with the other two. Best Guess- Vicky Labourdette and Morgan Izykowski)
Jessica Smith in front came in first for the American Cup Final and 10th overall for the Am Cup Season. (due to her skating World Cup 3 and 4)
Emily Scott came in second for the American cup final and ended the season 2nd overall as well.
Erin Bartlett 11th for Am Cup final and overall and 9th for the season (top 10 Erin! Way to go)
Vicky was 3rd overall for the season and Morgan 6th.

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Photo by Jerry Search

Cherise Wilkins was 4th overall for the season and came in 5th for the Am Cup Final.

Photo by Jerry Search


Kyle Carr, Alexander Hopp and Zach Fuller
Kyle Carr came in first for the Am Cup final, and with that, a spot on the World Championship Team in Sophia, Bulgaria- replacing Apolo Anton Ohno.

Alexander finished 21st, 16th overall for the season.
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Jeff Simon, Zach Fuller and Michael Burdekin

In front, Jeff ‘if it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all’ Simon.
Jeff and Eddy Alvarez were going head to head for the top spot at this competition. Unfortunately, a bad pass left Simon on a stretcher and Eddy out of the competition with a yellow card.

Jeff finished the AmCup final in 3rd despite the trip to the hospital and finished Am Cup season 10th overall. Unfortunately, while he skated his heart out for WC 3 (he came down with the vicious H1N1 for WC4) which helped to secure USA spots for other team members at the Olympics, this appears to have worked against Jeff for his own AmCup standings.

Jeff has more than paid his dues this year. One of our very best skaters and yet this year has thrown nothing but lemons at him. So to Jeff, to quote Sting, this is “The Starting of a Brand New Day”. I say, next season is going to be different.

To the other skaters: Step AWAY from the Jeff. No more hurting the Jeff. No more bad passes on the Jeff. No more pushing the Jeff…
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Photo by Jerry Search


Anthony Lobello, Levi Kirkpatrick, Cole Krueger, Jonathan Garcia, JP Kepka, Kyle Carr.

Anthony Lobello is another skater who skated his heart out for the World Cups to his own detriment and ended up injured for the last Am Cup. Anthony finished 9th for the Am Cup final and 14th overall

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Photo by Jerry Search

Zach Fuller in front. Zach finished 18th at Am Cup Finals, and 21st for the season.
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Photo by Jerry Search

Another S. Cal skater, Rocker Fund Alumni and personal favorite, Kyle Uyehara placed 6th overall for the AmCup season. (and I just noticed the link to his thread on TRF to the BB forum isn’t working…we’ll update that asap…) Congratulations Kyle on moving up in placement from last year!

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Photo by Jerry Search

Jonathan Garcia ended the american Cup season first overall, and with that, I believe he earns himself an invitiation to train with the National team. Congratulation Jonathan.

Right behind him in this photo is Dan Fiorenza. Dan ended the season 13th overall. Good job gentlemen!

Photo by Jerry Search


My main man Anthony Barthell. (I have to admit, I’ve liked this guy since I first met him when he checked us in at the Hilton Garden where he works. Go Anthony!) Since I can’t see the face… according to USS, this is James Rodowsky. James came in 12th overall for the season.

Anthony finished the American Cup season 19th overall, (pity the roof collapsed for AmCup 3, I know he was really looking forward to his family and friends being there to see him compete)

Photo by Jerry Search

Morgan Izykowski and Alaina Fiorenza. Morgan ended the American Cup season 6th overall, Alaina 15th overall. Good job and continue to climb that ladder to the top ladies!

Photo by Jerry Search


Liz Looby. Liz was second for the Intermediate Ladies for the 2010 National Championships. Good job, Liz!

Photo by Jerry Search


Gabee Roozie. Gabee was 5th for the Intermediate ladies for National Championships. Good effort Liz!

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Photo by Jerry Search

Julian Wood after being out recovering from a horrible injury last season, came back this season to not only make the Junior World Team, but finished first in his category for Intermediate Men.
Congrats Julian on fighting your way back onto the ice.

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I haven’t seen any photos of TRF skater Barry Winslow yet, but he finished 7th overall fr the season, 6th for Am Cup final. Up three spots from last year Barry! Way to go!

I also didn’t see any photos of Kelsey Schiel, who finished the Am Cup season 14th overall.

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Photo by Jerry Search

I normally don’t go out of my way to post photos of the skaters falling, but from a photographic standpoint, this is one very cool shot. (Pictured, James Rodowsky. Sorry, James…)

Am Cup season totals, Ladies:
http://www.usspeedskating.org/pdf/results/126809020128017_FinalAmCupSTrank_Ladies.pdf

Am Cup season total, Men:
http://www.usspeedskating.org/pdf/results/126809018213534_FinalAmCupSTrank_Men.pdf


American Cup Final

March 9, 2010

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Congrats to Kyle Carr who placed first and will be replacing Apolo Ohno for the World Championships and Jessica Smith for placing first for the Ladies. Kudos to all the skaters for a good season. (Rocker Fund Skaters in Bold)
http://usspeedskating.org/pdf/results/126800302625622_acfinal-pointsday3.pdf

AmCup Ladies
1 Smith, Jessica
2 Scott, Emily
3 Grace, Mary
4 Labourdette, Vicky
5 Wilkins, Cherise
6 Izykowski, Morgan
7 Jeong, Eun Ji
8 Todd, Kirsten
9 Frederick, Tamara
10 Skrocki, Rachel
11 Bartlett, Erin
12 Schiel, Kelsey
13 Milan, Sonia
14 Welsh, Katie
15 Pumphrey, Kendal
16 Fiorenza, Alaina
17 Ralston, Katherine
18 Dehnke, Andrea

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AmCup Men
1 Carr, Kyle
2 Garcia, Jonathan
3 Simon, Jeffrey
4 Kepka, JP
5 Kirkpatrick, Levi
6 Winslow, Barry
7 Uyehara, Kyle
8 Krueger, Cole
9 Lobello Jr., Anthony
10 Creveling, Chris
11 Krueger, John-Henry
12 Haun, Kyle
13 Barthell, Anthony
14 Frank, Nick
15 Burdekin, Michael
16 Fiorenza, Daniel
17 Rodowsky, James
18 Fuller, Zachary
19 Geminder, Kevin
20 Mularkey, Casey
21 Hopp, Alexander

Julian Wood and Landon Hatfield came in first and second respectively for the Intermediate men. Shaner Lebauer came in fourth for the Juvenile men. Liz Looby came in second for the Intermediate Ladies, Gabby Roozee 5th.

For complete standings for Nationals:
http://usspeedskating.org/pdf/results/12680029736522_nationals_-_day_3_-_point__standings.pdf


American Cup III

February 5, 2010

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With all the excitement leading up to the Olympics, it’s important not to forget about the other competitions and skaters heading off to compete this weekend in Dale City, Virginia. I doubt there will be a live feed, so you will have to check in at USS’s website to see how the skaters are doing. (or have a ‘live feed’ in the way of someone who is going relaying info!)

Best of Luck, and a special shout out to the skaters who have participated in The Rocker Fund: Morgan Izykowski, Erin Bartlett, Barry Winslow, Kyle Uyehara, Dan Fiorenza, Jeff Simon, Zach Fuller and Anthony Barthell. Also TRF skaters to be – Landon Hatfield (March 2010) and Julian Wood (April). Additional well wishes to some other personal favorites and skaters who have been kind enough to ‘friend’ me on facebook. Jonathan Garcia, Eddy Alvarez, Anthony Lobello, Cherise Wilkins, Jessica Smith, Kelsy Schiel..(and the moms of Kendal Pumphrey and Vicky Labourdette!…and Nick Frank’s girlfriend)

YIKES! There is a danger in this, isn’t there? I sure hope I didn’t forget anyone!
…and that’s a big chunk of the entrants…so ‘COM’ON Y’ALL! Skate fast – skate well!
For a full list of the racers this weekend, go here:

ST American Cup III, USS
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To view official results, go to the link on the right for USS under ‘Other Websites’.


Teri Willingham- and her wonderful photos…

February 2, 2010

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I knew I was forgetting something during the transition from the TRF website to the blog…forgot to post some of Teri Willingham’s great photos of Team USA during practice.
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Jessica Smith, (did you catch her on Colbert Report tonight? Nice job, Jessica!) Jordan Malone, Apolo Anton Ohno, J.R. Celski…and a peek of Lana Gehring

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After missing J.R. and Jordan for World Cups 3 and 4 due to injury, it was sure great to see proof positive they were on the mend and back out on the ice.
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Jordan Malone

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J.R. Celski

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Travis Jayner, Eddy Alvarez, Allison Baver, Kimberly Derrick, Jeff Simon, Alyson Dudek, Simon Cho and Katherine Reutter.

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Simon Cho and Jeff Simon up front


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Eddy Alvarez, Travis Jayner, Kimberly Derrick, Katherine Reutter, Allison Baver and Alyson Dudek.

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Be sure to see the rest of Teri’s photos:
Teri Willingham’s Speedskating Photos- November 2009


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