2014 Qualified Athletes for USSSA National Championships

List of Athletes Qualified for the

Dion 2014

National Snowshoe Championships

Friday-Sunday

Bennington and Woodford, VT

February 28 to March 2, 2014

 

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  Last updated 2/26/2014

 

 

The USSSA has wrapped up the 2012-2013 season which culminated in another successful edition of the U.S. National Snowshoe Championships in Bend OR. Preparations for the 2014 season are already well underway. The USSSA is pleased to announce that the 2013-2014 season will kick off later this year with a talented group of snowshoe athletes already eligible to compete at the 2014 Nationals Championships next Feb. 28th-March 2nd at the Prospect Mountain Ski Center in Woodford Vermont.

The USSSA Board of Regional Athletic Delegates (BORAD) adopted what is being popularly being called the “Schwam Rule” this past season. This new policy allows the top three finishers in each age group from the 2013 national championships to earn automatic eligibility for the 2014 national championships in Vermont. This policy was first proposed by BORAD member Marcy Schwam of Massachusetts. Schwam, a world renowned ultra-marathoner and longtime snowshoe racer and advocate, proposed this rule last year and the BORAD voted to adopt it.

It is hoped this new policy will serve to deepen the fields at the annual national championships. The following list of snowshoe athletes includes, the first “national class” of athletes to benefit from the “Schwam Rule”, certainly reflects the talent and depth that competes each season at the national snowshoe championships.

The USSSA is pleased to announce that the athletes denoted by a * are automatically eligible to compete at the 2014 nationals in Vermont next season without having to re-qualify next year.

 

NOTE: The following USSSA member athletes, by competing in and performing to a qualifying standard at a 2014 USSSA sanctioned Regional Snowshoe Qualifying event, have earned the right to participate in the 2014 Dion Snowshoes U.S. National Snowshoe Championships. An athletes’ age group is determined by their age as of 12/31/14. A participants’ age group may change from the time of their qualifying effort to the time they compete at the Nationals. Should any USSSA member athlete have questions regarding their qualifying or membership status, please contact the USSSA Sports Director immediately at 518-420-6961 or usssasnowshoeguy@gmail.com.

NOTE: athletes who are a current or past member of the United States National Snowshoe Team, OR are members of a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, OR are international athletes and not U.S. Citizens are automatically eligible to participate in the 2014 Dion Snowshoes U.S. National Snowshoe Championships. These athletes DO NOT need to qualify through a regional qualifying event in 2013-14. In order for these athletes to participate in the 2014 National Championships, they must be current USSSA members


The following athletes have qualified by their performance at a recent 2014 USSSA Regional Qualifying Snowshoe Race event. This list will be frequently updated as race information becomes available to us from the individual race events. If you don’t see your name listed here, and you think it should be, please contact the USSSA Sports Director at 518-420-6961 (EST) or by emailing usssasnowshoeguy@gmail.com. If your name is listed here and it should not be, please do likewise.

       

 

(*) denotes athletes qualified by Schwam Rule (see above)

All Military Division

Men Women
Jonathan Deng Army    
Rory Jenkins Coast Guard    

 

International Division

Men Women
Derek Merkley Canada Laura Buitron Spain
Laurence O'Hara Great Britain Rachael Mayo-Smith Great Britain
Helio Freitas Brazil Sarah Bergeron-Larouche Canada
Johan Anestad Sweden Claire Doule Canada
Gines Satchithanandam Australia Melissa Chenard Canada
Steves Morin Canada Melanie Chenard Canada
David LePorho Canada Jolyane Berube Canada
Victor Velazquez Mexico Gnarlin Barclay Great Britain
Joel Bourgeois Canada Melanie Nadeau Canada
Nacho Hernando Spain    
Jimmy Gobeil Canada    
Jean-Francois Bemeur Canada    
Phillip Hempstead Italy- in Jr B 14 and under    

 

 

Junior Men: (14 yrs. of age and under) Junior Women: (14 yrs. of age and under)
Trevor Dzikowicz NY Zoe Colfax NM
Connor St. Hilaire NH Etta Moen * WA 
    Gina Kelbe CO
    Amber Miller OR
    Hayden Colfax NM
    Ahna McCusker NH
    Katie Kelbe CO
    Signe Buerger MI
       
Junior Men: (15-19 yrs. of age) Junior Women: (15-19 yrs. of age)
Paul Schmitt WI Rachael Jones NY
Mitchell Ryan NY McKenna Ramsay CO
Jonah Thompson NM Lina Davis MI
Justin Miller OR Lauren Brient NY
Logan Colfax NM Sarah Butler NY
Eric Hulbert NY Chloe Mattilio NY
Ezra Hulbert NY Bailey Colfax NM
Nicholas Pendl NY Jeanette Cudney NY
Benjamin Harper NY Emma Weber NY
Tim Buerger MI Elizabeth Smith MA
Paul Buerger MI Kayla Dzikowicz NY
Christopher Coughlin ME Bonnie Nutt KY
Sam Harding MA    
London Niles VT    
Zach Marshall VT    
Carter Stripp MA    
John Driver MA    
Hunter Hoag MA    
       
Men 20-24 yrs. of age:    Woman 20-24 yrs of age
Nicholas Eiben * MI Melissa Tekippe WI
Jack Mulvihill NY Alexa Cosgro * NY
Jordan Neeck * WI Michayla Heil *  WI
Zachary Rivers NY Carolyn Stocker MA
Derek Henning MI Heidi Baumbach NY
Chris Serement MI Lea Anthony NY
Quinn Osgood MI Corrie Desilets NY
Zach Davidson NY Ashley Evans NY
David Kucia NY Sarah Lounsbury NY
Christopher Peterson NY
Matthew Williams NY    
Jeffery Quednow WI    
Mitchell Seliger WI    
Daniel Craighead NY    
Louis Ferrone NY    
Jacob Polfliet NY    
Eric Kowalik NY    
Paul Seliger WI    
Jack Hillenbrand NY    
Daniel Sevcik IA    
Llewellyn Palmer NY    
Tyler Murray NY    
Benjamin Corwin MA    
Quinn Parker NH    
       
Men 25-29 yrs. of age:   Women 25-29 yrs. of age:  
Nicholas Scalfone CA Nicole Johnson UT
Alex DeCino * CA Erin Rasco NY
Andy Marshall WI Marianna Wingood VT
William Litzer WI Kodie Tanner NY
James Matthew Medeiros NY Abbey Wood NH
Jacob Malcomb NY Stephanie Wetzel ME
Cole Crosby NY Andrea Newton NY
Will Fortin WY Tiffany Zarrella NY
Steve Dowsett MA  Julie Kmetzo PA
Sam Wood NH Madeline Miller MA
Garrison Parker MA Erin Beck NH
Nicholas Wheeler ME    
Luke Demmel IA    
Kurt Gustafson MA    
Evan Daney PA    
Ian Connor NC    
       
Men 30-34 yrs. of age:   Women 30-34 yrs. of age:  
Jordan Gregory * OR Jeanette King * OR
Seth Volrath WI Carrie Zografos * OR
Chris Repka NY Kristi Speer WI
Bryan McCarty MN Kristen Ryan NY
Henry Link NY Summer Marthaler WI
Brandon Newbould NH Whitney Drier NM
Kevin Tilton NH Melissa Donais MA
Robert Jackman RI Lisa Jacobus NH
Ryan Welts NH Sara Beaudry NH
Justin Beaudry NH Kyla Brustin NH
Justin Halsey NY Amber Ferreira NH
Kenneth Wiley NH Leslie Dillon ME
Randy Bill IA Issy Nielson RI
Andy Kiburis ME Sarah Canney NH
Tony Dalisio ME    
Jeffrey Andritz NY    
Daniel Sullivan NJ    
Danny Ferreira NH    
Jason Krudron CT    
Adam Sentz NY    
William Leavitt MA    
Ryan Kelly NH    
       
       
Men 35-39 yrs. of age:   Women 35-39 yrs. of age:  
Eric Sambolec NY Erika Kikuchi CA
Charles Nowacki CO Siri Berg * OR
Ryan Voyson * ID Brandy Erholtz CO
Josh Jorde MN Michelle Czlapinski WI
Brian Northan NY Jessica Northan NY
Ryan Albu MN Amiee Demers-Bourgeois NY
Eddie Habeck III VT Karen Howe NY
Nathan Huckle NY Nataliya Tereshchenko NH
Tim Howland NY Leslie Beckwith NH
Rob Mischler NY Kristina Folcik-Welts NH
Dan Ostrander NY Kara Loftin UT
Mike Ryan NY Sarah Gall IA
Jeremy Drowne NY Mandy Desrochers ME
Chris Pabian PA Jennifer Van Dongen ME
Jacob Rechtzigel WI Kate Anderson ME
Jim Johnson NH Ashley Krause MA
Ben Nephew MA Alanna Almstead NY
Marek Telus NH Danielle Ignace MA
Eric Narcisi MA Amy Rusiecki MA
Tom Hooper NH Pamela Cooper NY
Kris Borchardt WI Rebecca Miller ME
Rob Williams IA Keri Bassingthwaite NH
Lewis Benedict CO    
Tyler Lupien ME    
Giant Parlin ME    
Ryan Triffit ME    
Tim Mahoney MA    
Mike Cavanaugh WI    
Aaron Robertson NY    
Ross Krause NY    
Gerret Van Duyne NY    
Richard Teal NY    
Brock Anello MA    
Joshua Katzman NY    
Chad Carr MA    
Brett Rickenbach MA    
Jeff Allison NH    
Jeff Dengate NJ    
Jason Reed * CA    
Eric Hartmark MN    
       
Men 40-44 yrs. of age:   Women 40-44 yrs of age.:  
Mike Green * CO Lisa Schrader CO
Kevin Cooper * OR Colleen Sullivan * OR
Chad Carroll * AK Jennifer Ferriss NY
Scott Coleman NY Karen Osborne MI
Mike Grund MN Jennifer Chaudoir WI
Alan Cushman NY Sherry Kessler NY
Eric Yaeckel NY Margaret Baackes NY
Mike Cobb OR Dawn Roberts MA
Matt Westerlund NY Karen Simmonds-Brady NY
Corey DuBois NY Victoria Harris NY
Mike Davis NY Gwen Logan NH
Reed Colfax NM Jenny Wilcox MN
Ethan Nadeau MA Carolyn Shreck NH
James Pawlicki MA Stella Shen MA
Ken Tripp MA Sarah Dzikowicz NY
Jeff Hixon MA Michelle Lyman CO
Jason Saltmarsh NH Erika Anderson NY
Dan Cooper MA Sarah Schlaack NH
Scott Gall IA    
Kelly Mortenson MN    
Jamie Anderson ME    
Zack Vogel NY    
Greg Ruckman CO    
Mike Bessette VT    
Rich Bolt CA    
Charles Dominick PA    
Jim Steele PA    
Mike Galoob RI    
Martin Gordinier NY    
Patrick Lynskey NY    
Donald Pacher MA    
       
Men 45-49 yrs. of age:   Women 45-49 yrs. of age:  
Peter Keeney ME Wendy Wheeler-Jacobs * WA
Clay Halverson * OR Robin Yakhour WA
Dave Peterson OR Kellie Gregoire NY
Peter Gordon NY Kim Scott NY
Steve Vogl NY Laura Kantor OR
Dave Kessler NY Audra Naujokas-Knapp NY
Jamie Howard NY Stacey Lautenslager NY
Ron Thomasson CO Colette Madison NY
Rene Sepulveda CA Michelle Weiler NY
Todd Callaghan MA Amy Laxton WI
Scott Mitchell NH Patty Grove WI
Chris Dunn NH Jodee Thayer NM
Sal Genovese MA Regina Kavadias NH
Andrew Corrow NH Gina Whipple NH
Mariano Santangelo NH Laurel Shortell MA
Mort Nace NY Elizabeth Bianchi NH
Damon Gannon NH Dawn Leone NY
Phil Erwin NY Ellen Tidd NH
Robert Seltzer NY    
Scott Hornney ME    
Roger O'Neal VT    
Jeff Mannion NY    
Warren McPhail MA    
       
Men 50-54 yrs. of age:   Women 50-54 yrs.of age:  
Frank Mungeam * OR Andrea Kinzey-Wheeler CO
Bob Bolton * SD Myra Klettke OR
Rob Class MN Cecilia Muldoon-Walker FL
Dave Dunham MA Jennifer Rapaport MA
Greg Gogolin MI Laurie Lambert TX
John Tarduno NY Deborah Hoover WI
Alan Evans NY Sarah Steele WI
Steve Chaffee NY Sandy Rasco NY
Wayne Crandell NY Dawn Campbell MI
Kevin Bambury NY Mary Rivers NY
Steven Rivers NY Linda Gaudette OR
Mike Stennes WV Kathleen Dugan OR
Mark Rickman CO Lisa Ransom NH
Arne Leonard NM Robin Allen-Burke NH
Jeffrey Litchfield NH MJ Kiggins NY
Warren Angell RI Katy Class MN
Pat Smith MA Nancy Martel NY
Dave LaPierre MA Anita Ortiz CO
Tim Walczyk NY Theresa Apple MA
Jeff Walker NY Kathleen Ryan NY
Richard Lattimore NY Maxine Stent VT
Brad Canham MN Cheryl Paulson CO
David Martel NY Theresa Rennekamp PA
Larry Buerger MI Frances Vincent NY
Chuck Hazzard ME Kathleen Ryan NY
Ken Clark CT Laurie Hathaway VT
Jim Devine NY    
Frank Palumbo NY    
Ed Alibozek CT    
Bob Nugent NY    
Stephen Kelly NY    
Jan Rancatti VT    
       
       
Men 55-59 yrs. of age:   Women 55-59 yrs. of age:  
Jim Rantala * OR Jane Cleavenger * OR
Charlie Andrews NY Sinthy Kounlasa * NH
David Riedel WI Pat Highlander * OR
Brian Geary NY Pam Ogden WI
Mike Weinpress NY Maureen Roberts NY
David Gaudette OR Jen Kuzmich NY
David Kelbe CO Beth Tarduno NY
Dave Rau WI Jill Duncan OR
Jeremiah Fitzgibbons NH Julia Costello MN
Ted Cowles CT Cheryl Edwards WI
Scott Graham MA Mary Lucas WI
Jim Hansen NH  Nancy Johnston VT
Roger Parker MA Patricia Driscoll VT
Paul Neri MA Andrea Peterson NY
Pete Katapski PA Denise Dion VT
Paul Giannobile MN Barbara Sorrell NY
Peter Goutos NY Janice Morra NJ
David Farrar ME Sandra Superchi MA
David Peterson NY Mary Lou White CT
Tom Tift NY    
Bob Dion VT    
Jeff Clark NY    
Greg Malia NY    
Erik Wight MA    
Ned Kennedy CT    
       
Men 60-64 yrs. of age   Women 60-64 yrs. of age  
Jim McDonell MN Marcy Schwam MA
Dennis Aslett * ID Diane Levesque NH
Peter Canzone NY Helen Shepard * OR
Michael Della Rocco NY Jeanne Herrick NY
Mike Costello MN Eileen Weinpress NY
Wayne Stocker MA Sharon Barbano MA
Michael Rogers NY Vicki Quagliaroli CT
Rick Mazzeo NY Phyllis Fox NY
Dave Ward NY Patti Dillon CT
Robert Courtright MI    
Rick Nistico CO    
Paul Bazanchuk NH    
Peter Malinowski MA    
Bill Morse MA    
Jeff Hattem MA    
Art Gray MA    
Ed Myers PA    
Michael Capocefalo NY    
Curt Krieger IA    
Keith Woodward VT    
Louis Gunderman PA    
Paul Funch MA    
Konrad Karolczuk CT    
       
Men 65-69 yrs. of age:   Women 65-69 yrs of age.:  
Bob Cooper * CO Pat Tolleson CO
Keith Johnson WA Ingrid Bashaw NY
Charlie Brown MI  Chary Griffin NY
Brian Gallagher NH Jean Nistico CO
Mike Reif NY Vicki McCloskey NH
Jim Miner NY Laura Clark NY
Philip Gary-Smith MN Tina Oberheide CO
Tom Walton NH Kathleen Fulani CT
Brent Weigner WY Bonni Hallinan MA
Michael Linville ME    
Wally Lempart MA    
Robert Woodworth VT    
Allen Bates MA    
Michael Murphy MD    
       
Men 70-74 yrs. of age   Women 70-74 yrs. of age  
Bill Faulkner CO  Carolyn Kriesen NY
Bob Durband MN    
Dave Sek NY    
Jim Graupner MN    
Steve Mazza NY    
Stephen Mitchell NY    
Ray Lee NY    
Walt Kolodzinski MA    
Zeke Zucker VT    
       
Men 75-79 yrs of age   Women 75-79 yrs. of age  
Jim Kauffold CA  Roddie Larsen WI
Ed Rousseau MN    
Kermit Cadrette NY    
Ed Alibozek Jr MA    
Jerry LaVasseur MA    
Jules Seltzer MA    
       
Men 80-84 yrs. of age   Women 80-84 yrs. of age  
Ed Doucette VT    
       
Men 85-89 yrs. of age   Women 85-89 yrs. of age  
Rich Busa MA    
 
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