9/25-NEW-2004 World Inline Cup, Berlin, Germany. Skating for the KIA-Verducci International Team the Wolverine’s Theresa Cliff-Ryan finished 7th today in the final stage of the 2004 World Inline Cup to clinch the 2004 WIC Individual Overall Championship. Her French teammate Nathalie Barbotin finished 13th for 3rd place overall. Jessica Smith (Wolverine’s-USA) was 4th in the race for a 5th place overall while skating a partial World Cup schedule this year. KIA-Verducci also won the Overall Team Title in the 8 race Swiss Inline Cup series with Theresa winning the SIC Individual Overall Championship. Congratulations to Theresa, Jess, and the entire KIA-Verducci International Team. Team manager Gary Ryan’s reports here. Gary’s Pictures here.
9/23-NEW-Fox Sports is conducting a poll to see which sport should be considered for the 2012 Olympics. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is considering one of the five sports for Olympic inclusion at the 2012 games in New York City. Those sports include: Roller Sports, Golf, Rugby, Karate and Squash. Roller Sports includes a total of five disciplines: artistic, downhill, hockey, inline hockey and speed skating. Show your support for your sport! - Log on to http://msn.foxsports.com/story/3030568 and vote for Roller Sports.
9/22-NEW-There will be practice this Sunday and next Sunday 9:30-11:30.
9/11-2004 World Inline Speed Skating Championships, Pescara, Italy. Competition ended today with the 42000m Marathon. Team USA did not place in any division. In overall points it was Columbia 1st, Italy 2nd, followed by the USA 3rd. Final standings, videos, and photo finish shots here.
9/10-2004 World Inline Speed Skating Championships, Sulmona, Italy. Today Team USA medaled in all 4 10000m Relay Events. USA Junior Women won Gold, including the Wolverine’s Kelly Gunther. USA Junior Men won Silver. USA Senior Women won Gold including the Wolverine’s Jessica Smith. USA Senior Men won Gold.
9/10-2004 World Inline Speed Skating Championships, Sulmona, Italy. Last night in the Junior Women’s 500m Final the USA’s Brittany Bowe was leading and was fouled by a Columbian skater just before the finish line. The officials awarded her the Bronze medal. See the video here. You be the judge.
9/9-2004 World Inline Speed Skating Championships, Sulmona, Italy. Today Team USA won 4 medals in the Road Compitition. In the 500m Finals it was Brittany Bowe 3rd in Junior Women. In the 20000m Elimination races Britany Bowe was 1st in Junior Women helped by the Wolverine's Kelly Gunther who finished 4th, Jonathan Gorman was 3rd in Junior Men, Julie Glass 2nd in Senior Women and Joey Mantia 2nd in Senior Men.
9/8-2004 World Inline Speed Skating Championships, Sulmona, Italy. Today began 3 days of Road Copitition with Team USA taking 2 medals. In the 200m Time Trials it was Brittany Bowe 3rd in Junior Women. In the 5000m Points Finals Joey Mantia was 2nd in Senior Men.
9/6-2004 World Inline Speed Skating Championships, L’Aquila, Italy. Team USA took 5 more medals today. In the 500m Finals Brittany Bowe 2nd in Junior Women. In the 5000m Relay Finals the Wolverine’s Kelly Gunther along with Brittany Bowe and Amber Yarborough won Gold in Junior Women. Sebastian Cano, Jonathan Gorman and Darren Kauffman won in Junior Men. The Wolverine’s Jessica Smith with Julie Glass and Kimi Butler were 2nd in Senior Women. Josh Wood, Jordan Malone and Joey Mantia won Gold in Senior Men.
9/5-2004 World Inline Speed Skating Championships, L’Aquila, Italy. Team USA took 5 medals today. In the 10000m Points/Elimination Finals Darren Kauffman 3rd in Junior Men, and Joey Mantia 2nd in Senior Men. In the 1000m Finals Brittany Bowe 2nd in Junior Ladies, Julie Glass 3rd in Senior Women and Joey Mantia was 3rd in Senior Men.
9/4-2004 World Inline Speed Skating Championships, L’Aquila, Italy. Team USA took 5 medals today. 300m Time Trial Finals had Joey Mantia 3rd in Senior Men and Brittany Bowe 1st in Junior Women. In the 15000m Elimination Finals it was Jorden Malone 2nd in Senior Men, the Wolverine’s Jessica Smith 2nd and Julie Glass 3rd in Senior Women (See Photo Finish here), and the Wolverine’s Kelly Gunther 4th in Junior Women (Report at USARS here). Results and pictures at patincarrera.com
9/3-L’Aquila, Italy. The Opening Ceremonies were held tonight for the 2004 World Inline Speed Skating Championships. Over 8,000 spectators watched 500 speed skaters from 50 nations parade into the stadium followed by a spectacular fireworks display. Competition begins tomorrow with the 300m Time Trial Final and the 15000m Elimination Final on the track. Report at patincarrera.com. Pictures at patincarreraPictures from Peter Doucet representing Team Canada.
8/31-Change to the September Practice Schedule. Starting September 8 the Outdoor Practice will be changed from Thursdays to Wednesdays.
8/18-The Morrisons are the new Skaters in the Spotlight. From Wolverine Coach Robb Dunn “The Morrisons bring a very energetic and positive energy to the team. They all show great desire to improve and are always there to help out their teammates.”
8/17-We have linked to the Fast Forward Racing team from Greencastle, PA. See what happens when a Speed Coach loses a bet with their team.
8/16- Bern, Switzerland. The Wolverine’s Theresa Cliff-Ryan skating for the Kia-Verducci International Team finished 2nd in the finale of the 8 race Swiss Inline Cup series this last Saturday with her teammate Nathalie Barbotin 3rd. Theresa won the individual overall with a dominating 5 wins, and 3 2nd's out of 8 races. Nathalie finished strong to get 2nd in the overall, and the Kia-Verducci Team of Theresa Cliff-Ryan (USA-Wolverine Speed), Jessica Smith (USA-Wolverine Speed), Nathalie Barbotin (France) and Kuck Chae-Yi (South Korea) won the Overall Team for the Swiss Inline Cup to make Kia Verducci the most complete Champions in the 2004 SIC season. Theresa and Nathalie are also 1st and 2nd in the World Inline Cup series with 3 races left. Gary Ryan’s report here. Pictures here.
8/15-Beginners practice will be on Sundays from 11:00AM-1:00PM until further notice.
8/9-The Wolverine Speed Team would like to thank Barbara Penrose and everyone responsible for putting on the Wolverine’s Annual Picnic on Saturday. A great time was had by all. Pictures here.
8/3-Buckey (Lorraine Colasanti) is looking to buy a set of 4-wheel 84mm frames and, or 80mm outdoor wheels.
7/31-The August Practice Schedule will be: Indoor on Tuesdays at the Great Skate 5:00-6:30. Outdoor on Thursdays on 24 Mile Road at 5:45. ($5.00 for the Outdoor practice).
7/29-No practices are scheduled for the rest of July. Robb will post practice for August soon.
7/19-Lincoln, NE, Indoor Nationals, Day 2 - Results here. Results at USARS here. Placements for Wolverine Speed members are: Kevin Edwards and Nathan Jackson 4th in JO Elementary 2 Boy, Harmony Yambor and Kevin Edwards 3rd in JO Elementary 2 Mixed, and Samantha Tierney and Randy Haskett 3rd in JO Senior 2 Mixed.
7/18-Lincoln, NE, Indoor Nationals. Day 1 - Results here. Results at USARS here. Placements for Wolverine Speed members are: Latona Orr 3rd in JO Tiny Tot Girls, Cheyenne Lindsey-Rogrigue 4th in JO Juvenile Girls, Kevin Edwards 2nd in JO Elementary Boys, and Samantha Tierney 3rd in JO Junior Ladies.
7/17-Einsiedeln, Switzerland. The Wolverine’s Theresa Cliff-Ryan skating for the Kia-Verducci International Team won the Swiss Inline Cup Stage 6 last weekend. Theresa now has the women’s individual lead in both the Swiss Inline Cup and the World Inline Cup Series. Gary Ryan's report here. Pictures here.