2015 Qualified Athletes for USSSA National Championships

List of Athletes Qualified for the

Dion 2015

National Snowshoe Championships

 

Eau Claire, WI.

At the Lowes Creek County Park

Friday-Sunday

February 27 to March 1, 2015

 

For more information on the event please visit the website found Here

 


  Last updated 2/25/2015

 

 

In 2013 the USSSA Board of Regional Athletic Delegates (BORAD) adopted what is being popularly being called the “Schwam Rule”. This new policy allows the top three finishers in each age group from the 2014 national championships to earn automatic eligibility for the 2015 national championships in Wisconsin. 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 in the list below are automatically eligible to compete at the 2015 nationals in Wisconsin 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 2015 USSSA sanctioned Regional Snowshoe Qualifying event, have earned the right to participate in the 2015 Dion Snowshoes U.S. National Snowshoe Championships. An athletes’ age group is determined by their age as of 12/31/15. 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 2014-15. 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 2015 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.

Download the National Championship Entry Form Here

 
 

Athletes in BOLD are currently eligible.

Athletes NOT IN BOLD are eligible upon receipt of their 2015 USSSA Membership

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

All Military Division

Men Women
Todd Maddox Air Force Kathryn Tesch Air Force

 

International Division

Men Women
Michael O'Conner Canada Laura Buitron ITALY
Shardul Panwar India Rebecca Mann Australia

 

 

Junior A 15-19
Men   Women  
Justin Miller OR Rachael Jones NY
Chandler Howard MI Jeanette Cudney NY
Garrett Williams MN Jess Setter NY
Samuel Kessler MN Mya Walters NY
Ezra Hulburt NY Tessa Otto WI
Tyler Dezago NY Ellie Lochner WI
Paul Schmitt WI Kristin Belan WI
Kyle Lochner WI Megan Meives WI
Wesley Kelly WI Carolyn Neerdeis WI
Cody Sears NY Megan Klaver WI
Tim Buerger MI Bailey Colfax NM
Paul Buerger MI Amanda Relyea NY
Clayton Hubred MN Liza Smith MA
London Niles VT Morgan Burd NY
    Annika Rogers ME
       
Junior B 14 & Under
Men   Women  
Trevor Dzikowicz NY Ahna McCusker NH
Connor St. Hilaire NH Hayden Colfax NM
Andrew Tyson WI Signe Buerger MI
Winston Sapinski WI Elicia Ericksen WI
Josh Schamber MD Breeze Alexander MI
Andrew Lowe NH Rainey Alexander MI
    Grace Gregoire NY
    Zoe Colfax NM
    Rachel Myhre PA
    Annika Johnson WI
    Sabrina Hagstrom WI
    Katie Kelble CO
       
20-24 yrs. of age
Men   Women  
Daniel Craighead PA Heidi Baumbach NY
Tyler Murray NY Sarah Lounsbury NY
Daniel Sevcik IA Melissa Tekippe WI
Kyle McGurk MI Carolyn Stocker MA
Mitchell Seliger WI Corin Bowen MI
Chris Serement MI Kate Poucher MN
Joseph St. Cyr NY Lauren Brient NY
Eric Hulburt NY Lea Anthony NY
Jeffrey Quednow WI Sarah Butler NY
Louis Ferrone NY Amanda Preston NY
Llewellyn Palmer NY Bianca Fournier NY
Robert Calamia NY Michayla Heil WI
Christopher Peterson NY Ashley Evans NY
David Kucia NY Corrie Desilets MA
Jack Mulvihill NY Emelie Morton NH
Cody Dennis NY Chloe Mattilio NY
Jacob Polfiet NY Nicole Landry NY
Matthew Williams PA Jennifer MaGruder NY
Tyler Schumacher WI Natalie Palko NY
       
25-29 yrs. of age
Men   Women  
Jacob Malcomb NY Erin Rasco NY
Nicholas Scalfone CA Stephanie Wetzel ME
Cole Crosby NY Madeline Miller MA
Brent Kann WI Jami Rodes MI
Jordan Neeck WI Theresa Patrick MI
 Joe Fruedenthal WI Margot Branigan MN
Michael Cozza IL Kjerstin Anderson MN
Corey Stibbe WI Margaret Hanscom OR
Forest Boughner MT Ailena Baum WI
Kyle Bauch IA Jessica Munn VA
Brian McLain VA Julie Kmetzo PA
Zachary Rivers NY    
Michael Ward MN    
       
30-34 yrs. of age
Men   Women  
Kevin Tilton NH Whitney Dreier NM
Robert Jackman RI Melissa Donais MA
Ryan Welts NH Kyla Brustin NH
David Strasse WI Jonnah Perkins WI
Kyle Rodgers WI Kristi Speer WI
Adam Dohm MN Michelle McCarthy MI
Ermin Sabljakovic IA Caroline Saouma UT
Bryan McCarty MN Lauren Johnson MI
Mike Cleveland NM Mikala Shremshock WV
Justin Halsey NY Kaitlin Werner MN
Eric Bofinger PA Erin Hansen MN
Jacob Rodreguez-Noble MD Rene Hoover NY
Tom Buchholz WI Pamela Onchuck WI
Dave Merkt CT Rachel Wellman WI
Gaston Fiore CT Aurora Rinehart WI
    Whitney Spivey NM
    Keri Berling WI
    Kate Flitcroft CO
    Liz Tesch WI
    Nicole Gibeau CT
    Alison Cleary RI
       
35-39 yrs. of age
Men   Women  
Jim Johnson NH Nataliya Tereschenko NH
Ross Krause MA Jennifer Van Dongen ME
Eric Sambolec NY Leslie Beckwith NH
Ben Seibel WI Andrea Mueller WI
Daniel Mendoza UT Jana Knapp WI
Bill Wonder WI Michelle Czlapinski WI
Nathan Jackson WI Sarah Gall IA
Ryan Albu MN Brandy Erholtz CO
Jacob Rechtzigel WI Natalie Dale MI
Ross Perko MN Kelly Wonder WI
Jeremy Drowne NY Summer Marthaler WI
Dan Ostrander NY Heather Meyers-Wimer WI
Shawn Jackett NY Jill Jackett NY
Dane Rauschenberg OR Stephanie Ohme WI
Jonathon Delf WI Kelly Trasti MI
 Ryan Zuege WI Sharon Stoll MI
Ben Van Male WI Amy Rusiecki MA
Kris Borchardt WI Kristen Henslin WI
David Kline IA Jackie O'Bryan WI
Brian Burkhardt IA Leslie O'Dell NH
Neal Collick MI Erika Kikuchi CA
Andrew Grosvenor MI    
Mark Gregware MN    
Mike Cavanaugh WI    
Aaron Robertson NY    
Tom Hooper NH    
Jason Reed CA    
Josh Bentley WI    
       
40-44 yrs. of age
Men   Women  
Jim Pawlicki MA Karen Simmonds-Brady NY
Ethan Nadeau MA Jennifer Chaudoir WI
Kenn Tripp MA Jenny Wilcox MN
Scott Gall IA Erin (Ward) Block MA
Patrick Howard MI Jeana Kuczmanski UT
Josh Jorde MN Karen Osborne MI
Jesse Daun MN Nicole Finstad WI
Kelly Mortenson MN Tania Riske WI
Joe Anderson WI Jennifer Olsen OR
Jason Ruesch WI Cathi Batchelder AK
Rob Williams IA Sarah Bailey WI
Jason Bond WI    
Davey Sapinski WI    
Brian Wendt WI    
Kenneth Burd NY    
James Steele PA    
Dana Dobbins WI    
Greg Hexum MN    
Gerald Cameron WI    
Jamie Mancil WI    
       
45-49 yrs. of age
Men   Women  
Todd Callaghan MA Audra Naujokas-Knapp NY
Phil Erwin NY Regina Kavadias NH
Peter Keeney ME Elizabeth Bianchi NH
Shane Ironside WI Amy Laxton WI
Mark Brose MN Loretta Wilbur WI
Tom Segar MN Dawn Leone NY
Mike Grund MN Laura Plummer WI
Todd Maddox MN Kellie Gregoire NY
Bill Bellendorf WI Anita Snyder WI
Mike Tedesco IA Lisa Valle NM
Reed Colfax NM Patty Grove WI
Doug Hubred MN Fay Sukow WI
Mark Williams MN Tammy Stassburgeer WI
Michael Hartford MN Laurel Shortell MA
Jody Sukow WI    
Damon Gannon ME    
Eric Tarkiainen CA    
       
50-54 yrs. of age
Men   Women  
Alan Evans NY Myra Klettke OR
Jeff Walker NY Ceal Muldoon-Walker FL
Rob Class MN Katy Class MN
Chuck Fritz IA Cheryl Paulson CO
Brad Canham MN Dawn Campbell MI
John Tarduno NY Linda Hall MI
Jamie Howard NY Amy Marsh WI
Joe Packard NY Julie Bruggenthies WI
Mike Quednow WI Elizabeth Trachte NY
Brian Arnold WI Robin Lorenzo NY
Brian Hallgren WI Shannon Mitchell OR
Mark Rickman CO Barb Wilke WI
Arne Leonard NM Rene Sepulveda CA
Bill Butcher NC Johanna Rogers MN
Eric Porte MN Laurie Hathaway VT
Scott Purrington MN Ann Heaslett WI
Andrew Woodard MN Karen Jansen MN
Michaer McPherson MI MJ Kiggins NY
Steve Wood WI    
Guy Rex WI    
       
       
55-59 yrs. of age
Men   Women  
Ned Kennedy CT Janice Morra NJ
Charlie Andrews NY Mary Lucas WI
Jeremiah Fitzgibbon NH Nancy Johnston VT
Paul Neri MN Sarah Steele WI
Robert Bolton NY Cheryl Edwards WI
David Kelble CO Beth Tarduno NY
Marshall Randall MI Pam Ogden WI
Joe Winch MN Valerie Foley WI
Ed Myers PA Virginia Schuning MN
Jay Punke WI Pamela Malmsten MI
Terry Mueller WI Martha Karban WI
Gary Jones IA Denise Dion VT
Thomas Schmitt WI    
Tom Karban WI    
Tim Rau WI    
Larry Sobal Wi    
Erik Wight MA    
Tim Walczyk NY    
       
60-64 yrs. of age
Men   Women  
Paul Bazanchuk NH Marcy Schwam MA
Keith Woodward VT Jeanne Herrick NY
Louis Gunderman PA Patti Dillon CT
Jim McDonell MN Linda McReynolds WI
Judd Johnston MI Caroline Ruud MN
David Riedel WI Judy Punke WI
Michael Vavra WI Carol Gabrielson WI
Jim Nowak MN Mary LouWhite CT
Rick Nistico CO Diane Levesque NH
Mike Costello MN    
Tim Zbikowski MN    
Dave Rau WI    
John Kann WI    
Curt Krieger  IA    
Tom Ogle MI    
Bob Dion VT    
Jeff Hattem MN    
       
65-69 yrs. of age
Men   Women  
Allan Bates MA Kathleen Furlani CT
Jim Miner NY Vicki McCloskey NH
Tom Walton NH Patricia Tolleson CO
Dave Sykora WI Jean Nistico CO
John Wilke WI Chary Griffin NY
Richard Magin IL Kitty Rau WI
Charles Brown MI Carol Klitzke MN
Jerry Christensen WI Ann Wilson CT
Phillip Gary Smith MN Marcy Lewens WI
Joseph Pettorini WI    
Ronald Tervo MI    
Richard Lachowski WI    
Brian Gallagher NH    
       
70-74 yrs. of age
Men   Women  
Jim Graupner MN Carolyn Kriesen NY
Zeke Zucker VT    
David Sek NY    
Bill Faulkner CO    
Bob Durband MN    
       
75-79 yrs. of age
Men   Women  
Ed Alibozek Jr. MA Roddie Larson WI
Ed Rousseau MN    
Kermit Cadrette NY    
Ray Coyer WI    
Jim Kauffold CA    
       
80-84 yrs. of age
Men   Women  
Ed Doucette VT    
       
85-89 yrs. of age
Men   Women  
Rich Busa MA    
 
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