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 
INDOOR DIVISIONS & DISTANCES
Thanks to Triad Racing
SPEED SKATING SCHOOL
Learn to skate..........FAST
The MRSO 2004 Race Series for just-starting speed skaters
Dec 14 Midland      Jan 11 Saginaw
Feb 8 Midland        Mar 14 Waterford
Apr 18 Saginaw  
State Championships  May 16       Roll-Arena in Midland MI
WOLVERINE
PICTURES
Theresa & Gary '04
Christmas Party '03
World Cup '03
Team Picnic '03
France '03
Practice Pictures
Indoor Nats '03
Disney Marathon '03
Las Vegas '03
New Roll-On '02
Christmas Party '02
Team Picnic '02
WORLD INLINE CUP 2004
Follow the Wolverine's Jessica Smith and Theresa Cliff-Ryan skating for the KIA-Verducci International Team.
Gary Ryan's Reports here
WIC Picture Album here
Wolverine's coaches  Robb Dunn and Jay Ingram have joined USA World Team members Theresa Cliff and Jessica Smith in Venezuela. They are reporting on the action at USA Rollersports
Official  Results at PatinCarrera.com (in Spanish)
Reports and pictures at:
petersinlinereacing.com BEST!
Bont
skatelog.com (Kathie Fry's reports)
hyperwheels.com
2003 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS    Over 320 skaters from 48 countries  competed in  Venezuela. USA Team members Theresa Cliff and Jessica Smith won 7 Gold, 3 Silver, and 1 Bronze Medals.     USA Rollersports
PatinCarrera.com        skatelog.com
petersinlineracing.com         Bont
UPCOMING WOLVERINE EVENTS

*Jun. 18-20, Regionals, Roseville, MI
*Jul. 17-19, Nationals JO, Lincoln, NE
*Jul. 20-24, Nationals Standard, Lincoln, NE
*Aug. 7, Wolverine Team Picnic
*Aug. 28-Sep. 11, Worlds, Italy

6/27-Wolverine Speed’s Theresa Cliff-Ryan moved up to 1st place in the 2004 World Inline Cup with a win in the Engadin/Saint Moritz  Swiss Inline Cup/WIC today. Her Kia-Vercucci teammate Nathalie Barbotin of France was 2nd and fellow Wolverine Speed member Jessica Smith was 5th. Gary Ryan's report herePhotos here.
6/24-Mike Smith has JO Regional photos here.
6/20-Zurich, Switzerland. The ladies of Kia-Verducci went 1,2,3 for the 3rd World Inline Cup race in a row. The Wolverines Jessica Smith won and Theresa Cliff-Ryan
was 2nd with Nathalie Barbotin of France 3rd.  Theresa is 2nd in WIC point total and is pressuring Laura Lardani (Rollerblade) of Italy for the overall lead. A notable mention is that the International Olympic Committee made an appearance to watch the Zurich race feeding the rumors that Inline Speed Skating is being considered for the 2008 Olympics in China. Report by Gary Ryan here.   Photos from a Korean site here.   WIC Picture Album here.   
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-Happy Birthday Theresa. How embarrassing is this. Go get-em girl!
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.
6/19-There are some changes to this weeks Practice Schedule.
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.
6/16-The Wolverine’s Theresa Cliff-Ryan and Jessica Smith along with Nathalie Barbotin of France swept both World Inline Cup races last weekend in Sempachersee, Switzerland and Dijon, France. Skating for the Kia-Verducci Team their 1-2-3 finish was a first in Women’s World Cup history. Reports herePictures here.
6/13-Wolverine Speed Team Relay assignments for the 2004 Great Lakes Regional competition to be held at The Great Skate June 18-20 have been announced. See them here.
6/13-The Wolverine Team apparel is in. You must pay for, or contact Mandy O’Neil by Regionals.
6/11-Kelly Gunther and her mom, Julie, share their pictures of the Wolverines at Outdoor Nationals. See them here.
6/11-There are changes to the Practice Schedule.
6/5-The June Practice Schedule is up.
6/3-New link to Skate Detroit.
6/3-New link to the Farmington Inline Skate Club, Farmington, MI.
6/3-New link to X-tremespeed, Crystal Lake, IL.
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-Half the Kia-Verducci team does Stage 2 of the Swiss Inline Cup in Biel, Switzerland. Theresa Cliff-Ryan finishes 1st and Nathalie Barbotin is 3rd. 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.
5/28-A Kia-Verducci report from Gary Ryan on the 3rd stage of the 2004 World Inline Cup held May 23, in Rennes, France. The Wolverines Theresa Cliff-Ryan finished 3rd. Report here. Pictures here.
5/28-The 2004 Outdoor Nationals are underway at the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. Placements for Wolverine Speed members after two days of competition are as follows. Jessica Smith, World Class Women, 2nd in 300m time trials. Kelly Gunther, Junior Women 2nd in 1000m. Jessica Smith, World Class Women, 2nd in 1000m. Kelly Gunther, Junior Women, 2nd in 10000m pts. Elimination. Jessica Smith, World Class Women 3rd in 10000m pts. Elimination. Kelly Gunther, Junior Women 4th in 500m. Jessica Smith, World Class Women, 2nd in 500m.  USARs results here. Reports from Powerslide USA.
5/7-Mark you calender!!! The Wolverine Team Picnic will be on Aug. 7. Details soon.
5/7-The May Practice Schedule is finally up.
5/5-Pre-Regionals were held at The Great Skate May 1-2 at The Great Skate in Roseville, MI. Pictures here. Thanks to Corky Zaron and Mike Smith for adding pictures.
5/5-The 2004 Outdoor World Championships will be held Sept. 2-11 in Italy. The International Speed Committee has published information and schedule of events. Official 2004 Speed Worlds Web Site here.
5/4-Wolverine Team Captain Terry Palmers daughter Heidi Palmer is 2!!
5/3-A Kia-Verducci report from Gary Ryan on the 2nd stage of the 2004 World Inline Cup in Basel, Switzerland. Report here.
5/3-A team email was sent out regarding where the Wolverines will be staying at this years Indoor Nationals in Lincoln, NE. If you did not receive the message email wolverinespeedteam@comcast.net, or contact Lorraine Colasanti.
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.
5/2-No practice on Monday, May 3.
5/2-The Wolverine’s Kelly Gunther finished 2nd today in Pro Women at the Second Annual Walt Disney World Inline Marathon. Dane Lewis was 2nd in the Men’s Pro Division. Justin Kubichek, Paul Lomangino, Shawn Roberts, Jeff Reuter, and Barry Drenkhahn also competed. More than 1,700 skaters from 37 states and 7 countries competed. Report and links at skatelog.com. Report and pictures at patincarrera.com. Disney results here. Report from southernspeedclub.com. Report at petersinlineracing
5/2- The Wolverine’s Theresa Cliff-Ryan and Jessica Smith finish 2nd and 3rd in the 2nd World Inline Cup race held in Basel, Switzerland. Pictures from Gary Ryan hereReports to follow. World Inline Cup Album here.
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.
4/28-700 skaters took part in the 26th annual international race of Gross-Gerau last week. Report at teamrolleblade.com. Pictures at athleticum-inline
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.
4/23-Chad Hedrick Named U.S. Speedskating's 2003-04 Athlete of the Year.
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!
4/21- Information on the 2004 Canada Inline Cup series.
4/21-Results from Stage 6 of the 2004 Ohio Speed Skating Tour here.
4/19- Pictures of Wolverine Speed members at Stage 6 of the 2004 Ohio Speed skating Tour held in Newark, OH, Apr. 18. Pictures courtesy of Corky Zaron.
4/14-Article about Coach Robb’s back-in-the day coach Virgil Dooley and wife Sue’s Dover Skating Center in Dover, Delaware.
4/14- Ohio Speedskating Tour Event 6 at the Roll-a Way in Newark, OH. Doors open at 5am, racing 6am-5pm. Late entries email Rob Penrod at president@ohiospeedskatingtour.com
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-Results from the Tampa, FL Classic at Stardust Speed.
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-Tonight we have the Wolverine’s Jenny Matthews as one of the romantic hopefuls on ABC TV’s The Bachelor up against the Detroit Red Wings vs. the Nashville Predators in the opening of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. There will be some channel changing going on tonight.
4/7-The Cheesehead Schedule here.
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.