Bob Turanchik, Event Director, reports…
Perfect weather was the backdrop at a beautiful location for our Mother’s Day Classic-O event at Sippo Lake Park in Stark County. A number of Moms came out to enjoy the day. Sanae Rogers and her husband, Chris, celebrated by both volunteering and navigating. Sanae did all this after she spent the previous day and evening on an intercontinental flight. Great job!
Sippo is a great park with excellent facilities and an extremely helpful staff. Trevor Householder and Nick Pfeiffer from the park were great partners in helping us with planning as well as volunteering during the event. Trevor (white course) and Nick (yellow course) were also able to try their hand at navigating. Both logged the fastest times for their courses. Pretty impressive for first time navigators!
There was also some heated competition on the red course, with Todd Pownell coming in first and Andreas Johansson coming in at just over a minute behind Todd. Special thanks to Andreas for setting up video for during the event. Just in case you have missed our rising internet sensation, you can check him out here.
Ivan Redinger did a great job designed five courses with varying degrees of difficulty. We received numerous comments on how well the courses were designed.
We could not have done it without our great team of volunteers:
- Course Designer & Setter: Ivan Redinger
- Registrar: Sanae and Chris Rogers
- Starter: Nick Pfeiffer (Stark Parks)
- Timer: Trevor Householder (Stark Parks)
- Control Collectors: Fred Mailey, Bob Boltz, Trevor Householder, Nick Pfeiffer
- Event Director: Bob Turanchik
NEOOC - Sippo Lake Park - May 14, 2017 Cross Country Courses - All Controls must be visited in order White Course: 12 controls 2.1 km Controls Time 1 Trevor Householder 12 23:57 2 Lazy Bone 12 50:36 3 Zombie Apocalypse 12 92:54 4 Team Wilgus 5 39:57 Yellow Course: 11 controls 2.4 km 1 Nick Pfeiffer 11 57:44 2 Team NATCA 11 57:55 3 Team McClowry 11 61:37 4 Frank Mahne 11 66:33 5 Tom Mahon 11 83:59 Orange Course: 12 controls 4.1 km 1 Prestige Worldwide 12 100:15 2 Team Mario 12 123:15 3 Team MAMA 8 91:54 Green Course: 13 controls 4.5 km 1 Vera Yudovina 13 69:21 2 Team Rogers 13 111:37 Red Course: 16 controls 5.0 km 1 Todd Pownell 16 49:04 2 Andreas Johansson 16 50:47 3 Bob Boltz 16 55:27 4 Rich Perrenoud 16 69:41 5 Fred Mailey 16 78:20 6 Randy Mitchell 15 59:25