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RACE RESULTS

THE GOLDEN GATE GAMES

MAY 31, 2003

AT THE GOLDEN GATE OVAL

SAN FRANCISCO

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Well skaters, I guess you could say, "Another One Bites The Dust".

Although we had a great time at this years Golden Gate Games, it will probably be the last one according to event organizor Scott Thompson.  With absolutely no skate sponsors and his title sponsor dramatically reducing their promotions budget, Scott says he can no longer present the Golden Gate Games. 

The turn out of skaters didn't help. There were only about 20 skaters that showed up at the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park  on a chilly but decent morning. Those who did make to the event put on an awesome display of skating before the groups of soccer players and their families who watch the races with great interest.  We had a great time and the energy level was definitely high, but one could only wonder about the future of skating.

This situation reminded me of the three years Kristi Yamaguchi tried to pump up inline skating with her "Kristi Yamaguchi Skates in the Park" events. The had Scott Hamilton, Brian Boitano and Peggy Flemming on inline skates.  They even had Ronnie Lott and Lynn Swan rollin' with the 49er Cheerleaders. They had Mervyns, Dayton-Hudson and Franklin Templeton as sponsors and hardly any support from the skate industry. It was as if the industry wants these events to fail.

Scott and his wife is moving on to recover from their financial losses, but our sport may not. There are fewer and fewer races and events out there.  People are redirecting their energies towards more rewarding endeavors. I am feeling like gates are wide open and I am the only maniac refusing to leave the asylum.

If you love skating like I do, JUST HANG IN THERE!!!   There's ups and downs in everything and we are going to make it through these hard times.  See how you can make things happen at the skaters' meeting on June 14 at the Silver Rose Winery the day before the Calistoga Roadskate.

HERE ARE THE RESULTS

Golden Gate Games

May 31, 2003

10 Kilometer Race

   Number         Name                            Place/Category                       time

1.    518          Chris Adams                         1st Vet B Men                         19:29:99

2.    506            Dan Christman                     1st Vet A Men                         19:26:73

3.     514           Kim Perkins                         1st Vet B Women                    19:30:15

4.     144           Kevin Barnard                      1st Master B Men                   19:35:70

5.      501          Peter Perron                         1st Master A Men                   19:45:00

6.      597          Paul Pietranico                      2nd Vet A Men                       21:47:11

7.      513          Travis Brown                        1st Sr. A Men                         21:47:91

8.      511           John Sorlie                           1st Inter. Men                         21:49:88

9.      512           Peter Sorlie                          2nd Master A Men                 21:50:83

10.     516         John Crysdale                       2nd Vet B Men                      21:51:71

11.     517         Tiffany Miles                         1st Inter. Women                   23:05:75

12.     502           Julia Jung Ames                    1st Master B Women           23:11:53

13.     508           Randy Morse                        1st Gr. Master B Men          23:12:37

14.      503          Roy Ames                             2nd Gr Master B Men          23:37:21

15.      515          Michael Leventhal                 3rd Master A Men                 23:38:10

16.      505          Glenn Friedland                     4th Master A Men                 25:12:76

17.      509           Ian Riff                                 3rd Vet A Men                      27:19:42

18.      504          Suzzane Ross                         1st Gr. Master A Women    29:05:54

19.      510          Sue Sorlie                              1st Master A Women          34:07:81

Golden Gate Games

May 31, 2003

1 Kilometer Race

Number        Name                                  Place/Category                          time

1.    46         Knut Skarpass                                 1st Vet B Men                         1:36:09

2.    518       Chris Adams                                    2st Vet B Men                         1:38:11

3.    513        Travis Brown                                  1st Sr. A Men                          1:43:34

4.    144        Kevin Barnard                                1st Master B Men                    1:46:70

5.    501        Peter Perron                                   1st Master A Men                    1:47:43

6.    507        Paul Pietranico                                1st Vet A Men                         1:47:46

7.    506        Dan Christman                                2st Vet A Men                         1:53:77

8.    511        John Sorlie                                      1st Inter. Men                          1:54:00

9.    515        Michael Leventhal                           2nd Master A Men                   1:56:49

10.  512        Peter Sorlie                                     3rd Master A Men                    2:03:45

11.  503        Roy Ames                                       1nd Gr Master B Men              2:04:45

12.  505       Glenn Friedland                                4th Master A Men                    2:04:73

13.  502        Julia Jung Ames                               1st Master B Women               2:20:39

14.  504        Suzzane Ross                                  1st Gr. Master A Women        2:24:42

15.  509        Ian Riff                                            3rd Vet A Men                         2:17:77

16.  510        Sue Sorlie                                        1st Master A Women              3:01:53

Golden Gate Games

May 31, 2003

500 Meter Races

  Number        Name                                  Place/Category                   time

1.      46          Knut Skarpass                              1st Vet B Men                       44:91  

2.    513         Travis Brown                                1st Sr. A Men                        47:47

3.    506         Dan Christman                              1st Vet A Men                       47:57

4.    507         Paul Pietranico                              2st Vet A Men                       49:99

5.    501         Peter Perron                                 1st Master A Men                  50:60

7.    144         Kevin Barnard                              1st Master B Men                  50:07

8.    512         Peter Sorlie                                   2rd Master A Men                 55:92

9.    511         John Sorlie                                    1st Inter. Men                        56:23

10.  515         Michael Leventhal                         3rd Master A Men                 57:02

11.  505         Glenn Friedland                             4th Master A Men                 1:01:18

12.  503          Roy Ames                                    1nd Gr Master B Men          1:04:40

13.  502          Julia Jung Ames                            1st Master B Women           1:05:00

14.  504         Suzzane Ross                                 1st Gr. Master A Women    1:05:65

15.  510         Sue Sorlie                                      1st Master A Women          1:15:02

 Golden Gate Games

May 31, 2003

100 Meter Races

Number         Name                             Place/Category                          time

1.    46            Knut Skarpass                        1st Vet B Men                              11:31

2.    506         Dan Christman                        1st Vet A Men                              11:65

3.    513          Travis Brown                         1st Sr. A Men                               11:71

4.    501          Peter Perron                          1st Master A Men                         12:33

5.    507          Paul Pietranico                       2st Vet A Men                              12:64

6.    144         Kevin Barnard                        1st Master B Men                         12:77

7.    511         John Sorlie                              1st Inter. Men                               13:54

8.    517          Tiffany Miles                          1st Inter. Women                          13:56

9.    505          Glenn Friedland                      2th Master A Men                        14:14

10.  515          Michael Leventhal                  3rd Master A Men                         14:15

11.  512          Peter Sorlie                            4rd Master A Men                         14:45

12.  509          Ian Riff                                   3rd Vet A Men                              15:00

13.  504          Suzzane Ross                          1st Gr. Master A Women              15:00

14.  510          Sue Sorlie                               1st Master A Women                    17:81

 

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