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11/01 - Great Potato Race

Phil and Art Sousa once again put on a great race. Two UMASS crew safety boats, lots of potatoes, real live sunshine, warm temperatures, and really nice people in canoes and kayaks. My hero 91 year old Phil Cole paddled C-1, and nonchalantly turned in a very good time. He won the over 90 class.....and the over 80 class......and the over 70 class. He is definitely over the top in class and ability.  We had 6 Schlimners! The whole Schlimner family had a reunion at the potato race, and 2 of them had the fastest canoe time. Actually, that's why a lot of us race - to become schlimner. Several downriver racers raced also, and it was a fine, diverse group of paddlers seeking individual goals of hard competition/ fun competition, fitness, and camaraderie. Here are the times:

C-1

1. Ken Walls 1:19:16
2. Jerry Whaland 1:46:26


C-1 Masters

1. Jack Morse 1:15:35
2. Dennis Carey 1:18:38
3. Seth Miller 1:19:38


C-1 Veteran

1. Jim Roberts 1:21:30
2. Bill Ferrell 1:21:58
3. Rich Webber 1:39:16
4. Phil Cole 1:42:20


C-2 Rec 

1. Charley Brackett/Fred Thompson 1:27:44


C-2 Women 

1. Gloria Wesley/Emma Ross 1:14:46
2. Vicky Cummings/Kristen Warner 1:17:09
3. Pam Fitzgerald/Carina Petiore 1:17:31
4. Mary Schlimmer/Thersea Schlimmer 1:22:24


C-2 Mixed 

1. Christina Wilson/Joe Glickman 1:10:30
2. Laura Walton/Joe Shaw 1:11:41
3. Jeff DeFeo/Katlin McElroy 1:12:52
4. Bob Allen/Priscilla Reinertsen 1:15:25
5. Chuck Baxter/Karen Levitt 1:17:44
6. Allen Ross/Val Hamlett 1:19:25
7. Schuyler Thomson/Abby Burbank 1:20:54


C-2 Men 

1. Mike Schlimner/Ben Schlimner 1:08:08
2. Fran Schlimner/Joe Schlimner 1:18:21


C-2 Master 

1. Bill Ellsworth/Tom Ellsworth 1:12:25
2. Phil Stevens/Ken Goodwin 1:14:14


C-2 Senior 

1. Paul Dyka/Del Cummings 1:09:15
2. Jeff Shultis/Larry Harison 1:10:46
3. Blake Conant/Jim Dipelesi 1:14:54
4. Ron Shepard/Nick Lysiuck 1:16:50


C-2 Veteran 

1. Tom Warner/Patty Spector 1:15:20
2. Mike Ripple/Dan Rabinkin 1:16:49


Kayak, ICF Women 

1. Ann Jon 1:36:07


Sea Kayak 

1. Bob Agustynowicz 1:18:26
2. John McCarthy 1:27:04


Kayak Touring 

1. Bruce Weik 1:23:50
2. Robert Dvorchik 1:37:19


Kayak, ICF 

1. Chris Chappell 1:08:47
2. Dave VanDorpe 1:08:47
3. Wesley Echols 1:09:55
4. Dave Granger 1:12:43
5. Ed Dvorchak 1:14:46
6. Steve Smith 1:15:25
7. Rob Flanagan 1:16:07
8. Tim Shields 1:26:50


Kayak 2 Person 

1. Bill Baker/Kurt Kunnell 1:00:45
2. Mark Wendeolowski/ Michael Melnikov 1:04:08