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   City of Redondo Beach Redondo Beach, CA
   Sunday, January 26, 2003

No rain for the second year at Super Bowl Sunday, Redondo Beach, CA.
By Audrey
Beach Bladers Inline Skate Team
Inline skate race sponsorship coordinator

For the second year in a row, the race was dry! January can be a wet month in California, but we were lucky once again. Not for those who took a tumble at the start line or at the down hill, just before the finish line. Yikes, what a way to start an event, road rash in the first 20 feet with 6.2 miles more to go! OK, so all of those who think it is only a 10k think again, it is 4 miles up and 2 miles down with twists, turns with a downhill finish, whoopee! The start of race was packed with local skaters, even skaters from out of state. There is room for more skaters on this road for sure! On the front row of skaters were the pros from Team Safe who took away the top three wins easily, as there was no other team competition. However, there were lots of local team advanced skaters happy to defend their titles from last year, San Diego Street Elite, OC Speed, Los Rapidos, Beach Bladers, pro teams such as Team Safe, Hyper, Verducci and more. Thanks to Dan Joyce for the great start of the race photos, as he was on hand to help promote the Long Beach Marathon and up coming Disneyworld Marathon.

So the heat was on! Less than 18 minutes later, the finish line was a blur for the pros. The advanced followed through with less than nine minutes passed, followed by the happy recreational skaters 15 minutes after that. There was even a wayward wheel chair racer, guess somebody forgot to tell him about the separate start!

OK with the race over, it was time for awards. Each year I try to surprise the skaters with great prizes and special medals or trophies. The surprise was on me this year, when my fellow teammates who where not going to race at first, made a last minute decision to race and won in their age group! Ya see, you will never know it your going to win, if you do not enter in the event! I have also heard from others "Oh it is only a 10k and we are not going to travel for that distance" Well I can tell you from the happy faces of the 180 skaters that did travel there, they went home with lots and lots of prizes and happy memories. It is only $23.00 to enter (that is if you pre register, a strongly suggested term to do) OK I know I promised not to "toss" anything to the crowd, but there was this bag of mini chocolates from a teammate and bags of almonds from Graber Olives that just happened to be on the prize table! (LOL) The skaters were well prepared, I noticed many helmets still on, hmm, could that be from last year's wayward water bottle toss? With special thanks for the cash, yes CASH from a very unusual sponsor. Who gave us cash, not only for the top skaters (some of whom were less than gracious about it) but even had small amount of cash to give away for some of the first place skaters in age categories. This was most unusual and may not be a yearly possibility. For those who have never been involved with obtaining sponsorship here is a revealing fact. It is not that easy to get sponsors much less cash sponsors!

The thrill of standing on the podium for a second year in a row, ringing a cow bell (more fun than a microphone) and saying loudly I have cash, HELP ME COUNT IT OUT! Is very exciting for all! For those who think getting product and cash sponsors, many trips to the event site with items for the race, arranging the awards area with easy up, 123 podium and boxes at 4 am before the race, then racing myself is easy, think again.

I have heard from a few skaters, how they think it can be done in a snap and I just say, "You have no idea until you have been on the business of an event" what it really takes to put on a race. Hard work, but so worth the energy it takes, when you hear the gun go off at the start line and you know there are no red lights till the finish line.

With even greater thanks to the product sponsors whom make the awards portion of this event so fun. Special thanks to Graber Olives, Rollerblade for the T-shirts, Tiodize for the Speed skate lube and Speed oil, Transpacks, De Feet socks, yes we got socks! Hansen's for lots of Energy drinks and Smoothies, Salomon, gel sliders, Wahoo's (lunch gift certificates) Jimi Caps (for under the helmet) FASST for magazine subscriptions (thanks Lauri)! There were FASST magazines to hand out also, but someone took them off of my patio, before the race (have no idea why someone would take a box of FASST magazines)? Thanks to Rotation Station and Iron Girl for the cool beach towels and socks, as well the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce for the nice finish medals for all! As well as Limar with the helmets that arrived on Monday due to a lost UPS driver! Thanks to Bont skates, Jimi Caps, Verducci skates and Red Bull drinks, whom I heard was in the parking lot someplacewhen skate companies would be willing to help out, there might be more races, thus the size of the events may grow too! Perhaps next year we can attract more sponsors for the event, when they hear about the success of this year's race, just a thought. I have to thank Bont Skates, specifically Glenn Koshi, whom year after year has sponsored this event, wondered what happened to Skategrrl whom said she was going to be there, but for some reason never found her way to the event! For those whom chose to sleep in or not even travel to this event you missed a fun race and free beer from Asahi beer, looking forward to seeing even more of you at the next Super Bowl Sunday in 2004.

See you at the start line next year!

Results Courtesy of Nlinesk8gal of www.ConteProductions.com and Prime Time race results.

FEMALE OVERALL RESULTS

    1 PEGGY GIRGENTI       9985 36 ORANGE          CA   18:50
    2 AMIEE PRINTZEN       9767 25 IRVINE          CA   18:59
    3 MICHELLE BUSBY       9940 36 COSTA MESA      CA   20:02
    4 MEGAN MATTHESON      9986 21 HUNTINGTON BEAC CA   20:03
    5 KATIE ELLIS          9728 17 PHOENIX         AZ   20:05
    6 KARIANN SALTSMAN     9983 13                      22:10
               

MALE OVERALL RESULTS

    1 TROY ATTWELL         9969 23 ALISO VIEJO     CA   18:13
    2 SCOTT WOLF           9916 26 DOWNEY          CA   18:42
    3 PHIPPIP MULLIN       9970 26 MODESTO         CA   18:49
    4 CHRIS ADAMS          9887 37 MODESTO         CA   18:49
    5 ERIK DOAN          9976 15 HESPERIA       CA   18:49
    6 COREY GAHAN          9913 13 LADY LAKE       FL   18:53


AGE GROUP RESULTS

MALE AGE GROUP:  1 - 14
    1     7 COREY GAHAN          9913 13 LADY LAKE            18:53
    2    32 IVAN LEBEDEV      9918 13 RAMONA               20:35
    3    35 BRIAN TALLEY         9919 13 CORONA               21:41
    4    50 ALEX FUIMAONO        9973 11 RIALTO               23:33
FEMALE AGE GROUP:  1 - 14
    1    37 KARIANN SALTSMAN     9983 13                      22:10
    2    65 WENDY DALTON      9920 12 HESPERIA             25:35
    3    83 ALYSSA FUIMAONO      9974  8 RIALTO               27:52
    4    85 ANANDA JOLLIFF       9991 12 RIVERSIDE            28:27
MALE AGE GROUP:  15 - 18
    1     5 ERIK DOAN            9976 15 HESPERIA             18:49
    2     8 JOSHUA ARMSTRONG     9702 17 Rialto               18:59
    3    29 KIRK BAKER      9972 18 ROSEMEAD             20:05
    4    71 CHRIS WELZIG         9903 15 SAN BERNARDINO       26:49
FEMALE AGE GROUP:  15 - 18
    1    30 KATIE ELLIS          9728 17 PHOENIX              20:05
    2    66 HALEY GALBRAITH      9997 17 APPLE VALLEY         25:36
    3   122 AMBER DALEY    9998 17 APPLE VALLEY         34:05
MALE AGE GROUP:  19 - 24
    1  1 TROY ATTWELL      9969 23 ALISO VIEJO          18:13
    2    64 VLAD IGNATENKO       9799 23 Los Angeles          25:35
    3   100 RAFAEL PEREZ  9906 23 TORRANCE             30:59
FEMALE AGE GROUP:  19 - 24
    1    25 MEGAN MATTHESON      9986 21 HUNTINGTON BEACH     20:03
    2   102 HOLLY GABEL          9999 24 RANCHO SANTA MARG    31:00
    3   110 JENNIFER BROWN       9814 23                      32:38
    4   121 MARIA STREETER    9879 21 RANCHO PALOS VERDE   34:04
MALE AGE GROUP:  25 - 29
    1     2 SCOTT WOLF           9916 26 DOWNEY               18:42
    2     3 PHIPPIP MULLIN       9970 26 MODESTO              18:49
    3    12 HOWARD YEH        9794 29 LA JOLLA             19:16
    4    28 MATTHEW GABEL       10000 25 RANCHO SANTA MARG    20:04
FEMALE AGE GROUP:  25 - 29
    1     9 AMIEE PRINTZEN       9767 25 IRVINE               18:59
    2    63 GRETCHEN SAUER       9772 28 Manhattan Beach      25:33
    3   115 MARTINA TOMKOVA    9783 25 Pac. Palisades       33:06
    4   116 CHRITINA CALLENDER   9968 25 GRAND TERRACE        33:08
MALE AGE GROUP:  30 - 34
    1    15 ANDREI KROUPKIN      9981 31 SACRAMENTO           19:57
    2    16 JAMES JORDAN    9896 32                      19:57
    3    18 ROB WINSLOW          9791 31 Aliso Viejo          20:00
    4    22 MARC BERMAN          9705 33 FOOTHILL RANCH       20:02
FEMALE AGE GROUP:  30 - 34
    1    68 KIM DAVIS       9871 33 SANTA ANA            26:10
    2   111 KRISTEN HENRY        9739 30 PALOS VERDES         32:39
    3   117 BETH KEBSCHULL    9900 34 REDONDO BEACH        33:44
    4   131 SUSAN WILHITE        9891 31 REDONDO BEACH        35:46
MALE AGE GROUP:  35 - 39
    1     4 CHRIS ADAMS          9887 37 MODESTO              18:49
    2    10 NEIL LUCEY      9977 37 VENICE               19:00
    3    13 CARL YEE             9793 35 San Diego            19:18
    4    14 ANDY PELE            9761 36 Oceanside            19:21
FEMALE AGE GROUP:  35 - 39
    1     6 PEGGY GIRGENTI       9985 36 ORANGE               18:50
    2    23 MICHELLE BUSBY  9940 36 COSTA MESA           20:02
    3    38 WENDY HOLBERT        9992 37 SAN DIEGO            22:20
    4    99 AMY FRAZIER          9842 38        30:55
MALE AGE GROUP:  40 - 44
    1    19 NAT HOLT        9914 42 REDONDO BEACH        20:01
    2    31 GORDON PFEIFER       9762 44 SAN DIEGO            20:24
    3    34 KEN KRAMER           9915 43 REDLANDS             21:40
    4    36 DUANE DIXON          9725 44 San Diego            21:42
FEMALE AGE GROUP:  40 - 44
    1    46 MARYSCOTT KING       9747 43 HUNTINGTON BEACH     22:52
    2    74 RACHAEL LEWIS      9886 40 GARDEN GROVE         27:19
    3    76 DONNA DAVANZO        9721 42 LONG BEACH           27:24
    4    79 MARYANNE DEANGELO    9719 41 Cardiff by the Sea   27:33
MALE AGE GROUP:  45 - 49
    1    43 PAT MCCORMICK    9753 46 SAN DIEGO            22:45
    2    55 MIKE KENWAY      9980 45 EL SEGUNDO           24:22
    3    57 GLEN GERO            9971 46 SANTA CLARITA        24:49
    4    69 JEFF COPPERSMITH     9797 47 Newport Coast        26:13
FEMALE AGE GROUP:  45 - 49
    1    52 LINEAL PELTON        9978 49 SAN DIEGO            24:04
    2    67 DEBI KAHLIE      9883 49 WHITTIER             25:53
    3    84 CATHY MCCORMICK      9752 46 SAN DIEGO            28:24
    4   153 AUDREY WINTHROP      9792 48 SEAL BEACH           46:04
MALE AGE GROUP:  50 - 54
    1    11 SCOTT SWAYNEY  9877 54 CULVER CITY          19:13
    2    20 MIKE CHEVEDDEN       9718 51 El Segundo           20:01
    3    21 ELLIOT GORDON        9984 54 IRVINE               20:01
    4    39 CHARLES HOWELL       9880 52 HERMOSA BEACH        22:20
FEMALE AGE GROUP:  50 - 54
    1    59 CAROLYN NOYES  9758 54 SAN CLEMENTE         25:08
    2    86 VIRGINIA WALLACE     9895 54 IRVINE               28:30
    3   162 DONNA STOGRYN        9779 53 EL CAMINO VILLAGE    47:02
MALE AGE GROUP:  55 - 59
    1    27 WALLY DRAKE          9987 57 PASADENA             20:04
    2    54 ROLF FREERKS    9730 55 San Pedro            24:14
    3    87 SIERIC TEASLEY       9781 55 INGLEWOOD            28:33
    4   163 STEPHEN STOGRYN      9780 55 EL CAMINO VILLAGE    47:02
FEMALE AGE GROUP:  55 - 59
    1   144 BETTE WILSON         9790 55 Huntington Beach     40:44
MALE AGE GROUP:  60 - 64
    1    17 ROGER OLSON          9759 60 IRVINE               20:00
    2    26 BILL NOYES           9757 64 SAN CLEMENTE         20:03
    3    53 STEVE AEBENOZA       9726 63 IRVINE               24:06
    4    98 MARTY OLSON          9943 64 PASADENA             30:53
FEMALE AGE GROUP:  60 - 64
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MALE AGE GROUP:  65 - 69
    1    44 LUIS ILLANES         9811 66      22:51
    2    92 CLIFF GRABER         9736 65                29:18
FEMALE AGE GROUP:  65 - 69
    1   145 MAXINE BROWN         9888 67 HAWTHORNE            40:57
MALE AGE GROUP:  75 - 79
    1   119 ROTARY CLUB          9996 79 REDONDO BEACH        34:00

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