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Old April 26th, 2007, 04:26 AM   #61
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Usually the lap rule was in affect until there were only 12 left. I may be wrong about that but for some reason that number pops into my head.
One year in Atlanta I somehow ended up in fourth place coming out of the second turn in the open 5 mile race. There were over 50 guys on the start. . I was only a sophmore 15 years old and this was a big invitational. The pace was so fast because of the lap rule. The leaders would sprint for at least a mile to lap as many skaters as possible. There were so many people on the track it was crazy. The line covered the entire track. The leaders started lapping people in a matter of just a couple of laps. Every lap some one was passing me it seemed. I didnt last half the race it was keep up or go home. I didnt get lapped and stayed with the lead pack but after two miles I was dead and got out. That was probably the fastest two miles I had ever skated in my life.
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Old April 26th, 2007, 04:36 AM   #62
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Usually the lap rule was in affect until there were only 12 left. I may be wrong about that but for some reason that number pops into my head.
One year in Atlanta I somehow ended up in fourth place coming out of the second turn in the open 5 mile race. There were over 50 guys on the start. . I was only a sophmore 15 years old and this was a big invitational. The pace was so fast because of the lap rule. The leaders would sprint for at least a mile to lap as many skaters as possible. There were so many people on the track it was crazy. The line covered the entire track. The leaders started lapping people in a matter of just a couple of laps. Every lap some one was passing me it seemed. I didnt last half the race it was keep up or go home. I didnt get lapped and stayed with the lead pack but after two miles I was dead and got out. That was probably the fastest two miles I had ever skated in my life.
i can't remember my self i know it was something like that and it was such a fun race just doing late pass, coner passes, etc.. wow i miss those days
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Old April 27th, 2007, 02:19 AM   #63
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Hey Brikkee you think you can make it to Quad Nationals? How about you Chuck we need to hook up with everyone that skates this year and talk about what to do with quad racing. The guys in Indiana and Illinois are doing a good job but its only about 100 skaters tops. Lisa would like to take it to another level but we need other skaters from other states to get involved. There are tons of skaters around the country we just need to find a way to draw them out of the wood work.
Okie whats going on in your neck of the woods? Any quad racers looking to compete?
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Old April 27th, 2007, 06:38 AM   #64
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Hey Brikkee you think you can make it to Quad Nationals? How about you Chuck we need to hook up with everyone that skates this year and talk about what to do with quad racing. The guys in Indiana and Illinois are doing a good job but its only about 100 skaters tops. Lisa would like to take it to another level but we need other skaters from other states to get involved. There are tons of skaters around the country we just need to find a way to draw them out of the wood work.
Okie whats going on in your neck of the woods? Any quad racers looking to compete?
i could make it, but to compete in it i dont thing so. i still have lots of work ahead of me to win it or even have a chance i'm still way outa shape but i could jam-skate it or just go to show to show intrest. i might move to n.c. in the next few years to my buddy bubba's team (AKA JandKLarson kevin's wife)as soon as i feel like i'm ready to give it my all.i was also thinking about Austin Texas due to my wifes job.
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Old April 27th, 2007, 02:22 PM   #65
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Hey Brikkee thats cool with me. I am in no way in good enough shape to compete. I have been to 4 league meets this year and it has been for the purpose of networking and the pure enjoyment of watching the races. Its kind of fun to be able to sit and watch without worrying about being a coach or a skater. You can sit a talk to people without distractions or just get into the races.
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Old April 27th, 2007, 10:22 PM   #66
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Old April 27th, 2007, 10:24 PM   #67
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i have no clue but old lol
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Old April 27th, 2007, 10:31 PM   #68
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This is Tim Small. Tim is still considered to be one of the finest quad racers of all time. In this picture Tim is skating on a Riedell 295, XL plate, Grabber toe stops and most likely wheels made by his dad. Mr. Small made some pretty good wheels back in the day.


Tim Small
Sophmore Boys Champion 1971, 1972
Junior Mens Champion 1973, 1974
Sr. Mens Champions 1975, 1976

Freshman 4 boys Champions 1968
Tim Small, Tom Small, Alan Small, Ron Roycraft

Sr. 2 man Champions 1974, 1975, 1976
Tim Small, Tom Small

Sr. 2 mixed Champions 1975
Tim Small, Cathy Maderra
1976
Tim Small, Marcia Yeager

Sr. 4 mixed Champions 1975
Tim Small, Tom Small, Cathy Maddera, Mary Ann Coady
1976
Tim Small, Tom Small, Marcia Yeager, Brenda Haggard

Sr. 4 man Champions 1972, 1973, 1974
Tim Small, Tom Small, Jim Roycraft, Tom Roycraft
1975
Tim Small, Tom Small,Pete Deibelle, John Garrett
1976
Tim Small, Tom Small, Pete Deibelle, Greg Phillips

In 1988 Tim was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

1976 was the last year that distances were skated in Miles and Yards.
At Nationals that year, Tim set the following records.
Because of the distance change from Miles to Meters, these records are frozen and will never be broken.

Senior Men:
440 yds 0:42.3 Tim Small, Loveland, OH. 1976 Ft. Worth, TX.
880 yds 1:25.9 Tim Small, Loveland, OH. 1976 Ft. Worth, TX.
1 Mile 2:54.9 Tim Small, Loveland, OH. 1976 Ft. Worth, TX.
2 Miles 5:57.4 Tim Small, Loveland, OH. 1976 Ft. Worth, TX.
5 Miles 15:10.0 Tim Small, Loveland, OH. 1976 Ft. Worth, TX.
Senior Four Man Relay:
4 Miles 11:38.4
Tim Small, Tom Small, Peter Deibele, Greg Phillips
Loveland, OH. 1976 Ft. Worth, TX.
Senior Four Mixed Relay:
2 miles 5:49.8
Tim Small, Tom Small, Marcia Yager, Brenda Haggard
Loveland, OH. 1976 - Ft Worth, TX.
Senior Two Man Relay:
5 Miles 14:29.5
Tim Small, Tom Small, Loveland, OH. 1976 Ft. Worth, TX.
Senior Two Mixed Relay:
2 Miles 5:49.1
Tim Small, Marcia Yager, Loveland, OH. 1976 Ft. Worth, TX
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Old April 28th, 2007, 01:12 PM   #69
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Hey Brikkee you think you can make it to Quad Nationals? How about you Chuck we need to hook up with everyone that skates this year and talk about what to do with quad racing. The guys in Indiana and Illinois are doing a good job but its only about 100 skaters tops. Lisa would like to take it to another level but we need other skaters from other states to get involved. There are tons of skaters around the country we just need to find a way to draw them out of the wood work.
Okie whats going on in your neck of the woods? Any quad racers looking to compete?
Hey, just found all this great discussion last night. I'm Bill Stanley from Dallas, Texas. I'm 50 now and been skating since I was two, so I guess I'm old school!
I'm currently training the Assassination City Roller Derby league and one of my skaters is younger but still a masters division skater. She's fast with great form. We were talking about going to quad nationals. I guess I would be, what? ..crusty veteran? I don't know if I can take three sprints. 3, 5 and 7 laps are my distances for my age group. I was always a distance specialist. It would be fun doing Master 2 mixed relays with Kacey since I could let her pull for my fat ass! Somehow, I think this year's quad nationals will be on an upswing, especially with all the older speed skating girls that are now training hard for derby. As for me, it's gotten me back on my quads.
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Old April 28th, 2007, 04:04 PM   #70
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Reply to what's going on. Well its more of a social agenda here in Tulsa area,and has been for years now. Everbody knows everbody. We have Soul night Jam skate ever Sunday night,Sand Springs,Adult night 18 and over wednesday nights and Sat night late sessions at Muskogee,Roller City rinks. You can choose your buddies.
Derby team girls practice free at local rink on Sunday mornings and rink session skate 2 times a week. No quad racing,probley because of older crowds,25 years and older single people. At one time this area was a hot bed of racing and lot of R & D skate work around here. Home of Guru John Matejec and he's still at it.
I have traveled all over the west and only place I have seen the rink skate popuarlity near this area is Salt Lake,San Francisco. Quality rink session skatin and managers listen to their customers on rink wants. Main reason I retired here,but the weather is pretty freaky,Tornado Alley. Lots of bugs when you ride motorcycle at night along with animals on the road. Lot of Cowgirls too,there not well?
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Old April 28th, 2007, 04:52 PM   #71
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this has noting to do with skating but i love this chair and was my grandads and from back around 1960 if not later
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Old April 29th, 2007, 06:10 PM   #72
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Sorry this picture is so small.

I wish the photo also listed the other two skaters.
Dick do you know who they are?


Now you are in my timeframe. That is John Drewry, USA on the top of the platform, 1959 World Congress Champion, 2nd place Ian McPhee of NZ on the left, and Charles Wahlig, USA 3rd place on the right.

Preceeding this event, at the 58 Nationals, in Cleveland if memory serves me correctly Charles won. Following the event at Boston in the summer of 59, a meet I attended, Drewery won the 5 mile, lapped the field twice. Ended up in 3rd overall at Nationals that year. Have to go to the actual results at the RS website to verify, but that should be dead on....

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John Drewry was my husband's best friend. John died 3 years ago but we keep in touch with his wife Charlene Hamilton Drewry and their children.
There is a hugh USARSA skating reunion in New Jersey May 17-19 and I will be attending with my sister. My husband Buddy Carter will not be attending.
We also keep in touch with Donn Calvano. There are lots of speed skaters from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's coming to the reunion. If you google you should be able to find the details.
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Old April 29th, 2007, 10:19 PM   #73
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Here are a couple from your outdoor meets in 71 and 73

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Sue and Virgil Dooly are coming East and I think so is Jack for the USARSA reunion in May.. I spoke to Barbara Zawistowski Rone today and she might stop by for the meet & greet on 5/18.
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Old April 30th, 2007, 02:28 AM   #74
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Richard you have got to go to that reunion. I want to hear all about it when you get back.
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Sorry this picture is so small.

I wish the photo also listed the other two skaters.
Dick do you know who they are?


Now you are in my timeframe. That is John Drewry, USA on the top of the platform, 1959 World Congress Champion, 2nd place Ian McPhee of NZ on the left, and Charles Wahlig, USA 3rd place on the right.

Preceeding this event, at the 58 Nationals, in Cleveland if memory serves me correctly Charles won. Following the event at Boston in the summer of 59, a meet I attended, Drewery won the 5 mile, lapped the field twice. Ended up in 3rd overall at Nationals that year. Have to go to the actual results at the RS website to verify, but that should be dead on....

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John Drewry was my husband's best friend. John died 3 years ago but we keep in touch with his wife Charlene Hamilton Drewry and their children.
There is a hugh USARSA skating reunion in New Jersey May 17-19 and I will be attending with my sister. My husband Buddy Carter will not be attending.
We also keep in touch with Donn Calvano. There are lots of speed skaters from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's coming to the reunion. If you google you should be able to find the details.
Mrs Carter (Sorry have we met?)

I tried to email to Buddy when I saw one of his postings on the internet about a year ago, never did hear back from him. Please tell him I would like to email to him. It has been over 25 years since we last saw each other at an Eastern Regional Championships at Holiday in Delanco.

Buddy and I are about the same age, and we grew up in the sport together.
Calvano and I were partners in C&L Speed Skating Eqpt back in the early to mid 70's.

When I had heard about John's passing, I tried to write to Charlene but I am not sure if the letter ever got to her. If you or Buddy can email me her current address and phone number that would be great. I want to extend my belated condolences. John was a dear friend, who taught me much about the sport, and life in general, a truly decent human being and a great champion.

I spoke with Jack Countryman and his wife about 5-6 weeks back on the phone, and we have started an email exchange. Jack was one of 20 some odd skaters we took to London England for a huge International Bank Track championships in 74 when Donn and I co coached the US Team.

Ha...tell Buddy, I am not that old yet, I can blink my eyes and see us chasing each other at practice at the Arena in Lakewood, like it was yesterday (Yeah right, it was 1960!)

Did you race? Did you skate any of our Outdoor meets in Staten Island, such as the ones in these photos here? Tell Buddy to email to me at

richardmlevine@msn.com

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It was my original intention to go to this reunion, but my work schedule is really loading me up this month and next month. It is a busy time of year for us. Any how, I will try, but for th emoment it is hit or miss. Originally I was going to drive back East, now I may have to fly in for a day, still iffy unfortunately.

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Old May 1st, 2007, 03:54 AM   #77
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I found this picture today.
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Old May 1st, 2007, 05:05 AM   #78
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I found this yesterday. Its an entire article from skate magazine. The article is about Pat Bergin. In the article Pat reflects on the past and looks at the future of speed skating. He also shows his respect to other great Champions.
I included the entire article. Its worth reading.


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1961 Senior Mens Speed Champion - Eddie Perales

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