Mark Stypczynski, Event Director, reports:
Well, I promised mud enough for all. In a sense that happened. I did not count on snow, though. That, along with temperatures in the 30’s with a steady wind, made for a memorable day of orienteering at Brecksville for the 47 individuals who participated in this event.
A big thank you to Fred Mailey, who designed and set the courses and stayed throughout the day to provide additional manpower when we needed it. Fred set courses Friday and on Saturday morning and I heard nothing but good about them. Thank you also to Marcia Mauter (greeter), Kathy Jo Rufener (registrar), Dr. John Blakemore (starter), Therese Lemmon (timer), and to the control collectors-Howard Montgomery, Kathy Jo Rufener, Dr. John Blakemore, and Bob Turanchik (a new member!). Thanks also to BSA Troop 610 for their fire starting skills. The fire made the day a bit more comfortable for the volunteers and was appreciated.
White BSA Troop 610 Craig Miller Group. 49 minutes BSA Troop 610 Alex Dionisos Group. 57 minutes BSA Troop 610 Aidan Balina Group. 59 minutes Larger Group. 61 minutes Tomlinson. 62 minutes Yellow Course: 10 controls 3 km 1 Johnson & Witalis & Lintz 114:18 2 Dysle and Dobson 118:24 Wes and Frank Mahne DNF Karen Steckner DNF (did not punch 35) Orange Course: 14 controls 4.2 km 1 Hazeltons 123:21 (splits not available) 2 Whites 129:47 Brown Course: 9 controls 3.3 km 1 Tim Feaser 76:42 2 Rich Perrenoud 106:46 3 Tom and Jack Loya 124:58 Green Course: 12 controls 4 km 1 Todd Pownell 44:41 2 Phil Wadsworth 60:53 3 Freeman 64:59 4 Andreas Johansson 68:55 5 Jeff and Alex Perry 114:11 J Smink DNF (missed 48) Red Course: 13 controls 5.1 km 1 Todd Pownell 57:08 2 Randy Mitchell NEO 62:50 3 Steve Johnson 75:30 4 Bob Turanchik 87:25 5 Bagocius 118:43 6 Even and Strobel 119:24 Horrigan Group DNF