WOLVERINE NEWS- ARCHIVES APR-JUN 2003

5/25-The 2003 OUTDOOR NATIONALS are being held at the OTC in COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. Results and articles at: racereports.net,   hyper,   USARS.
5/20-On Sunday, May 18th, 2003, the MRSO City League held the Michigan State Championships Meet in Midland, MI at the Roll Arena.  The Wolverine Wheels had 13 skaters who brought home 4 State Championships. All of our newer skaters on this team had their "game faces"....ON and definitely gave their competitors someone to race.  Several others took home second, third and fourth placements.  The Wolverines are proud to have ALL of their newer teammates already racing in the MRSO league and we salute you!  Congratulations to; Bradley Koziara, Brendon Koziara, Nathan Jackson, Jake Jaskolski, Kelley Braschayko, Kevin Bates, Grant Jackson, Ellisa Marsack, Barb Nowick, Lisa Symonds, John Guerra, Lee Corney and Mike Smith!  YOU ARE ALL TRUE WINNERS! Pictures here.
5/16-As you may or may not know Theresa Cliff was injured this week in a training accident in Europe. Any encouraging emails to her can be sent to the Wolverine website and they will be forwarded to her.  wolverinespeedteam@comcast.net
5/14-Two big events happening Sunday, May 18 in the skating world. One is the 4th stage of the World Inline Cup in Rennes, France. The other is the MRSO (Michigan Roller Skating Organization) State Championships at the Roll Arena 2909 Bay City Road. Midland , MI 48642. (517) 496-2900. The MRSO is made up of teams representing cities in Michigan. These races are for those who have not begun to compete in USARS level meets. If you can not make the race in France, then go and support the Wolverine beginners at the MRSO Championships. Doors open at 9:00 and racing starts at 10:00 AM.
5/11-The latest Wolverine skaters to be featured as our SKATERS in the SPOTLIGHT are Samantha and Stephanie Tierney. Pictures and interviews here.
5/4-Theresa Cliff finished 3rd in the Swiss World Inline Cup held in Basel on May 3. Results and pictures at:  piaknecht.ch  swiss-inline-cup.ch  racereports.net
4/28-The date of The Great Skate Wolverine meet is now May 11.
4/28-Wolverines competed at the Ohio Speed Skating Tour #6 held Sunday, April 27 at the Roll-Away Skating Center in Newark, OH. Results at racereports.net.
4/28-For people coming up to the May 11 meet at the Great Skate in Roseville MI, there was a new traffic headache added recently. Lorraine Colasanti, (one of our fantastic Master's women skaters) has reported: I-75 will be closed on one side from about exit 20 (just past I-275 exchange) until you almost get to the city. I'm not sure which side they are closing, but it is a major project and they are routing all the traffic onto one side of I-75. They were just setting up barrels last night and it was already a mess. Otherwise, you can go I-275 North to I-94 or I-696 east. I-696 has some construction, but should be ok on a weekend morning. We will let you know if we hear of any new obstacles.
4/27-Sunday, Apr. 27 was the last Michigan (MRSO)  State Meet before the May 18 State Championships. Report and pictures here.
4/27-Results from event no. 2 in the 2003 World Inline Cup / Roller World Cup, held in  Hamburg, Germany. Jessica Smith is third and Theresa Cliff  fifth. Results from racereports.netteamrollerblade.com   verducciracing.com
4/26-Preview of the Hamburg, Germany World Cup Inline Marathon at racereports.net
4/24-Hey! Walter Johnson won some skates!!! Check it out here.
4/24-Bont Tipping Competition. Follow the Roller World Cup races and win prizes! Sign up for Bont's FREE online, Inline Speed Skating prediction competition. Predict the result of each Grand Prix race throughout the season. Details here.
4/22-Event number 2 in the 2003 World Inline Cup / Roller World Cup will be held this Sunday, Apri27 in Hamburg, Germany.
4/22-Practice pictures here. Send in your favorites.
4/21-France Trofeo Tres Pistes (English Translation) was held on April 19, 20 ,21. Five members of the Wolverines  represented the United States this year at this series of track races held in three locations in the southwest of France. Skating was Carmen Bargas, Lyndsey Magnus, Heidi Miller, Amy Ruby, and Seth Schwind. Results and pictures. pibrac.com  teamrollerblade.com  roller-skating.com  pg1  pg2  pg3  pg4
4/14-Added a link to InLineNow.com-The Inline skating Resource.
4/13-Jessica Smith wins the first World Cup Race of 2003 in Seoul, South Korea. Theresa Cliff finished 9th. Results at worldinlinecup.com. Article at PatinCarrera.com (English translation). Article at teamrollerblade.com. Article at Hyper.
4/13-No beginning speed classes on Easter Sunday, April 20th or April 27th.  Skaters who are racing the last MRSO City League Meet in Midland, on April 27th, please contact Pam Coletta to be entered.  Entry fees are the same; $10 for all 3 of your races.  This is the last meet before their State Championships.  One last time before you try the "Championships".....so c'mon, let's all show up in full force and rock the house for both!
4/10-Paul Lomangino sends in this link: 17 minute video from the Disney Inline Marathon including......Corky and Lisa's dramatic finish!
4/9-World Inline Cup 2003 competition begins this Sunday Apr 13 in Seoul, South Korea where over 6,000 competitors are expected. Theresa Cliff and Jessica Smith of the Wolverines are again skating for the Verducci International team this year and will be joined by Sheila Herrero and Sandra Gomez from Spain. The Verducci Team Manager will be Gary Ryan. The series this year will be 11 races in 8 different countries ending in Rome, Italy on Oct. 12. Follow their adventures here, we will have race reports, pictures, and links.
4/7-SKATING LINKS-Added a link to the INTERNATIONAL INLINE SKATING ASSOCIATION (IISA)iInline marathons.
4/6-New to WHERE ARE THEY NOW? is Gary Payne. "He was the nicest guy you'd ever want to meet off the floor, but in a race you were quickly welcomed to the "House of PAYNE".
4/6-Pictures from the Disney Inline Marathon taken by some Wolverines and fellow Detroit area skaters. Thanks to Corky Zaron, Mike Smith, Lee Corney, Paul Lomangino, and Lorraine Colasanti for sharing their pictures.
4/5-Heidi Palmer is a year old!
4/4-WORLD SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS, SAT APR 5, 1:00-2:00 P.M. ABC Sports presents the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships held in Warsaw Poland on Mar 21-23, featuring Olympic gold medalist Anton Apolo Ohno, who will try to become the first American since 1976 to win the World Championship.
4/3-There will be a practice at Skatin' Station II this Saturday, Apr 5 from 7-9:00 AM
4/2-Added a link to the Frenchtown Speed Team out of Frenchtown, NJ.
UPDATED 3/8/02
SKATER IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The Wolverines are proud of all our skaters. Occasionally we will spotlight with a more in-depth interview.
SPEED TIPS AND TRICKS
Insight and advice from some of our more experienced skaters
SPEED SKATING SCHOOL
   Learn to skate ........... FAST
INDOOR DIVISIONS & DISTANCES
Thanks to Triad Racing
The MRSO Race Series
for just-starting speed skaters
Jan. 12 Midland, MI
Feb. 22 Mt. Morris, MI
Mar. 2 Midland, MI
Mar. 30 Mt. Morris, MI
Apr. 27 Midland, MI
May 18 State Championships            
WOLVERINE
PICTURES
Practice Pictures
Disney Marathon '03
Las Vegas '03
New Roll-On '02
Christmas Party '02
Team Picnic '02
WORLD INLINE CUP 2003
Follow Theresa and Jess's European adventures
Trofeo Tres Pistes 2003 France
Results and Pictures:
pibrac.com    teamrollerblade.com
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