6/20-The Great Lakes Regional Championships concluded today with the JO competition. Thanks to Pat Spezia and the excellent staff of The Great Skate rink for providing the first class service and facility. Thanks also to all the officials and volunteers who made this an awesome Regionals. A special treat for the Great Skate Wolverines was a visit by the legendary Virgil Dooley and his wife, Sue. Virgil was coach and mentor to Wolverines coaches Robb Dunn and Jay Ingram. All Standard and JO Placements here. All Standard and JO pictures here.
6/19-Regional records fell at a record pace on the super-fast floor of The Great Skate rink on day 2 of the Great Lakes Regional Championships. Complete Standard Individual and Relay Placements here. Photos here. JO Championship competition will be on Sunday with doors opening at 7:00am and racing starting at 8:00.
6/18-Day 1 of the Great Lakes Regional Championships is complete. The Standard Individual competitions were held and many regional records were broken on the floor of The Great Skate rink. Standard Individual Placements here. Pictures here. Tomorrow will be the Standard Relays. Doors open at 7:00am with racing starting at 8:00.
6/3-The MRSO City League Championships for just starting speed skaters was held in Midland, MI, May 16. Congratulations to all the beginners from the Wolverines as well as the other teams in Michigan. Report and pictures here.
6/1-Stage 4 in Nice, France, May 30, 2004. 6 hours after Theresa Cliff-Ryan’s Swiss Inline Cup victory in Biel, Switzerland, the Kia-Verducci team arrives for the start of the World Inline Cup event in Nice, France. Report from Team manager Gary Ryan here. Pictures here.
6/1- USA Roller Sports (USARS) announced the 2004 Senior World Team and Junior World Team to represent the United States at the Federation Internationale de Roller Sports (FIRS) World Inline Speed Skating Championships from August 28 through September 11 in L’Aquila, Sulmona and Pescara, Italy. The Wolverines place three of their members on the team. Jessica Smith Senior World Class Women, Heidi Shockley Senior World Class Women, and Kelly Gunther Junior World Class Women. Reports at skatelog.com.
5/3-A reminder, END OF YEAR RULES (as discussed at the beginning of the 2004 season): AS OF MAY 1, 2004 SUNDAY MORNING 9:00 AM PRACTICES AT THE GREAT SKATE WILL BE FOR REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITORS ONLY.
4/30-This message to the Wolverine MRSO racers from Pam Coletta the Wolverine Speed School instructor. The MRSO State Championships will be held on Sunday, May 16th at the Roll Arena, in Midland, MI. I need to know before Friday, May 14th, if you are skating the Championships. Please Email back me or call 586 757-9117. Doors open at 9AM, with races beginning at 10AM. The address is 2909 Bay City Road, Midland, MI so you can Map Quest for directions. Their phone number is 989 496-2900. Last race this year, so let's go guys! Talk to you soon and hope to see you at Great Skate to watch the Pre Regionals, which begin tomorrow at 4PM until 7PM. Tomorrow are all relay races. Sunday begins at 5AM, with racing at 6AM. Hope you can make it. You'll be witnessing "out of this world" racing. Pam
4/29-The Great Lakes Pre-Regionals will be held this weekend at The Great Skate, in Roseville, MI. All relays will be held Saturday, May 1. Doors open at 3:00pm, racing starts at 4:00pm. Individual event will be on Sunday, May 2. Doors open at 5:00am, racing starts at 6:00am.
4/28-The Roswell Roller Rink in Georgia USA closed its doors on April 1, 2004. The Precision Inline Racing Team will continue training on the floor of the closed rink for a few more weeks, until it has been torn down to make room for a new office building. When that happens, the team will make arrangements to train elsewhere. skatlog.com
4/28-The spring 2004 issue of USARS Magazine is out including an interview with Theresa Cliff-Ryan. Check out the picture of Theresa and her mom on skates when she was three.
4/28-The last MRSO City League meet was April 18th in Saginaw, MI. The State Championships will be held in Midland, MI at the Roll Arena next month. Report and pictures here. Call (586) 757-9117 or see Pam Coletta to enter in, and skate the MRSO's State Championships.
4/23-Pictures of Josh Wood and his Mogema International WIC team mates at mogemasports.com.
4/23-Dane Lewis signs with the Salt Creek Mortgage Racing Team. Report at petersinlineracing.
4/21- Christine Morrison is the first to make it out of Regionals!!! No, not speed skating regionals, she competed last Tuesday at the Regional Forensic Competition (a debate competition) and took first place for the International Academy in Story Telling. She will be competing at the State Meet in early May. Congratulations Christine!
4/13-The 2004 World Inline Cup series began on Sunday, April 11 in Seoul, Korea. Wolverine Team members Theresa Cliff-Ryan and Jessica Smith of the USA along with Nathalie Barbotin of France and Kuck Chae-Yi of South Korea are skating for the KIA-Verducci team, with Gary Ryan of Australia the team manager. We have great pictures here.
4/13-Last weekend we had Wolverine Speed members racing in South Korea, Tampa Bay, FL, Watertown, WI, and 9 skaters in France at the 2004 : "LE TROPHÉE des 3 PISTES" series. France results and pictures here.
4/12-First reports and pictures of World Cup Inline Cup Event number 1, The Seoul, Korea Marathon, April 11, 2004. KIA-Verducci’s Nathalie Barbotin, FRA was 3rd and Jessica Smith, USA, Wolverines was 6th. Top ten at PatinCarrera.com. Reports and pictures at mogemasports.com. Links at Skatelog.com. Reports and pictures at Bont.
4/11-Annette and family send Easter greetings to the Wolverines. These pictures of their daughter Jove’ reminds me of Annette when she would wear her bunny outfit to practice.
4/7-The 2004 World Inline Cup series begins this Sunday, April 11 in Seoul, Korea. Wolverine Team members Theresa Cliff-Ryan and Jessica Smith will be skating for the KIA-Verducci team, with Gary Ryan the team manager. Watch for results, reports, and pictures here as the season goes on. The Bont Team is already there (pictures here).
4/4-Revised April Practice Schedule at the Great Skate is up now. Note some practice times to be announced by the Coaches.