Mike Sawyer – Men’s Lacrosse
2013 (Senior): Finished his career as one of the most prolific scorers in school history… Earned USILA All-America Honorable Mention, becoming the first Loyola player to earn All-America honors in three-straight seasons since David Metz (1999-2001)… Concluded his four years at Loyola with 128 goals, good for second all-time in the school’s Division I history… His 154 points were eighth when he graduated in May 2013… Scored at least one goal in all 14 games he played during the season, finishing with a team-leading 36… Was second on the team with 43 points… After scoring a goal and assisting on another at Delaware (3/16) in the season-opener, he reeled off four goals at Towson four days later (3/20)… Scored three goals in back-to-back games against UMBC (2/26) and Bellarmine (3/2)… Had another hat trick, one of his eight during the season, at Michigan (3/23)… Posted four goals and two assists in consecutive games, against Denver (4/12) and at Hobart (4/20). .. Tallied the six points in less than three quarters of action against the Statesmen… Followed that with a three-goal game on just five shots at Johns Hopkins (4/27), and then reeled off four goals against Ohio State (5/2) in the ECAC Semifinal… Tallied two goals and an assist versus Duke in the NCAA First Round (5/12)… Was the first-round draft pick (eighth overall) of his hometown Charlotte Hounds in the 2013 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Entry Draft… Named to the MLL All-Star game in his rookie season and at the MLL Skills Competition, set a world record with a 114 miles-per-hour shot… Invited to the U.S. Men’s Lacrosse National Team Tryout Camp in August 2013.
2012 (Junior): Was a Tewaaraton Award finalist as the top men[apos]s lacrosse player in the country and earned USILA All-America Second Team honors in addition to All-ECAC First Team and ECAC All-Championships Team… Became the second Loyola player in program history to reach 50 goals in a season and was joined later in the year by teammate Eric Lusby who was the third. .. His 52 goals last season are second-most in school history, behind Lusby[apos]s 54… Also had 62 assists and was named the team[apos]s Offensive Most Valuable Player… Was 10th in the nation in goals per game (2.74)… Scored a goal an assisted on another in the NCAA Championship Game versus Maryalnd (5/28)… Tallied the first goal of the game in the NCAA Quarterfinal versus Denver (5/19) and had five goals in the NCAA First Round versus Canisius (5/19)… Scored three times in the ECAC title game against Fairfield (5/4)… Recorded four goals and an assist at Hobart (4/21) after tallying three in the regular-season contest at Denver (4/14)… Finished with five goals and two assists against UMBC (3/24), just three days after scoring three times against Georgetown (3/21)… Had career-highs of six goals and eight points in the win over Duke (3/10), capping a week in which he scored 11 goals and had three assists after recording five and one at Michigan (3/7)… Tallied four goals and an assist against Towson (2/25) and had three goals and an assist in the season-opener versus Delaware (2/18).
2011 (Sophomore): Earned USILA All-America Honorable Mention accolades… Named to ECAC Lacrosse League First Team… Started all 13 games for the Greyhounds as a sophomore… Led Loyola in scoring with 31 goals and 36 points and finished second in the ECAC with 2.38 goals per game. Sawyer scored at least one point in every game and had nine multi-point efforts… Scored three or more goals five times and had five-goal games against Bellarmine (3/5) and Duke (3/11)… Notched four goals against Denver (3/16), while scoring four goals again against Fairfield (5/5) in the ECAC title game… Scored a goal and had an assist to go with a career-high six ground balls at Georgeotwon (4/17).
2009 (Freshman): Named the ECAC Rookie of the Year after finishing fourth on the Greyhounds in scoring with nine goals and four assists… Played in 12 games on the first midfield… Earned ECAC Rookie of the Week honors on two occasions, March 16 and April 6. .. Scored a career-high four goals against Rutgers.
Before Loyola: Played high school lacrosse at Charlotte Catholic… brings good size with the ability to play midfield and attack at Loyola… was a 2007 All-American and all-state selection with his 68 goals, 49 assists and 74 groundballs.
Personal:Son of Ken and Jacqueline Sawyer…has two younger brothers, Matt and Nick.
Local Star Mike Sawyer Announces Retirement from Hounds, MLL
May 6, 2016 – Major League Lacrosse (MLL) – Charlotte Hounds News Release
CHARLOTTE, NC – The Charlotte Hounds of Major League Lacrosse today announced the voluntary retirement of attackman Mike Sawyer. After playing three full seasons of professional lacrosse, and two games in 2016, Sawyer has opted to focus on furthering his off-field career opportunities.
“It’s just a very time-consuming league and it’s very tough to balance your work schedule and playing on the weekends and trying to stay in shape,” said Sawyer. “It was tough to balance all that and at the same time stepping up and trying to turn a new page in my work career at C&S Mechanical. It’s time to readjust the priorities and figure out what’s most important.”
C&S Mechanical is a Charlotte-based contractor that specializes in commercial HVAC sales and installation. The company was founded by Sawyer’s father, Ken Sawyer, in the late 1980s. Mike Sawyer currently serves as Vice President of Operations. He knew going into 2016 that this would likely be his last MLL season, but had hoped he could make it to the end. “I thought I could balance it all and get through one more season but things progress in a a different way and I had to cut it short. I’m taking on a lot more responsibility at C&S Mechanical as I get older and it’s very time consuming being in construction, especially during the summers, and that just happens to be when MLL has their season as well so it becomes even more difficult.”
Sawyer grew up in Waxhaw, N. C., and was a 2008 graduate of Charlotte Catholic High School. He went on to play four years of Division I lacrosse as Loyola University-Maryland. The attackman racked up 154 points on 128 goals and 26 assists, as well as played a key role in the Greyhounds’ 2012 National Championship. That same season Sawyer was a Tewaaraton Award finalist and earned USILA All-America Second-Team Honors, as well as All-ECAC First Team and ECAC All-Championship Team.
The Hounds selected Sawyer with their first pick (8th overall) of the 2013 MLL Collegiate Draft and he more than lived up to the team’s expectations. Sawyer made his MLL debut on May 17 against the Hamilton Nationals, tallying his first professional goal and adding two assists. He appeared in a total of 11 regular-season games during 2013, compiling 14 goals and six assists. Not only did Sawyer earn a spot on the MLL All-Star roster, he set a new record during the game for fastest lacrosse shot at 114mph (the previous record was 111mph). But it was during the Hounds’ postseason run that Sawyer truly broke out, scoring six goals in two games, including his first career 2-pointer. The Hounds beat the previously undefeated Denver Outlaws 17-14 in the semi-finals but ultimately fell to the Chesapeake Bayhawks 10-9 in the title game.
Sawyer continued to improve in his second MLL season, playing a mix of midfield and attack. He posted a team-high 24 goals in 2014, three of which were 2-pointers, marking another team high. He finished the season with 29 points, third-best on the Hounds’ offense. In 2015, Sawyer recorded 21 goals and six assists in 13 regular-season games. The attackman’s best performance came against the Florida Launch on July 11, when he tallied a personal best five goals plus one assist for six points. Sawyer was held pointless in just one game during all of the 2015 season.
In the first two games of 2016, before deciding to officially retire, Sawyer contributed three goals and two assists for the Hounds. He was named Coca-Cola Player of the Game on Saturday, April 30, following the 14-11 victory over the Rattlers in which he tallied four points. “Mike Sawyer has been a great representative of what the Charlotte Hounds have stood for over the years,” said Hounds General Manager Mike Cerino. “He has been a team player who has only cared about winning. It has been a pleasure to coach him and to have a front row seat with the Charlotte lacrosse community to witness Mike’s incredible lacrosse career.”
Sawyer finishes his MLL career as the Hounds’ second all-time leader in career points (81) and goals (62), behind only Matt Danowski.
“I’m definitely going to miss the fans in Charlotte and competing in front of hometown people and people that coached me or I coached them,” said Sawyer. “Just the atmosphere that Charlotte has put together around this lacrosse team will be hard to forget.”
The Hounds (2-0) are on a bye this weekend but return to American Legion Memorial Stadium on Saturday, May 14, to face the Florida Launch (0-2). Faceoff is scheduled for 7:30pm ET.
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|3||Michael Nelson||JR||D||5-10||165||Shallotte, NC||W. Brunswick HS|
|6||Tayquan Bryan||FR||LSM/D||5-11||168||New Bern, NC||New Bern HS|
|7||Jermaine Trotman||SR||M||6-1||175||Virginia Beach, VA||Ocean Lakes|
|11||Brady Skelly||FR||A||6-0||165||Myrtle Beach, SC||Carolina Forest HS|
|12||Damian Anderson||SR||A||6-2||185||Troutman, NC||Lake Norman HS|
|14||Tajee Harden||FR||M||6-2||180||San Antonio, TX||Smithson Valley HS|
|16||Brandon Russell||FR||M||6-1||153||Raleigh, NC||Southeast Raleigh HS|
|17||Myles Stewart||FR||G||5-6||180||Charlotte, NC||Independence HS|
|22||Victor Nguyen||FR||D||5-8||174||Savannah, GA||Benedictine Military School|
|23||Aldrich Cheng||JR||M||5-10||190||Henderson, NV||Nassau CC|
|24||Nolan Marshall||FR||D||5-9||190||Evans, GA||Evans HS|
|25||Andy Austin||JR||M||5-10||185||Taylors, SC||Metrolina Christian Academy|
|33||Justin Cheeks Shaw||FR||D||6-1||276||Baltimore, MD||Greenstreet Academy|
|40||Fernando Reyes||FR||FO/M||5-9||158||North Las Vegas, NV||Canyon Springs HS|
|50||Andrew Bounthanom||FR||M||5-8||185||West End, NC||Pinecrest HS|
|55||Austin Bowman||FR||G||5-11||236||York, SC||York Comprehensive HS|
|2||Jake Reed||SO||A||5-8||180||Rochester, NY||Hilton HS|
|3||Kendrick Brown Jr.||FR||LSM||5-9||155||Durham, NC||Northern Durham HS|
|4||Garvey Presley||SO||M||5-10||160||Greensboro, NC||Southeast Guilford HS|
|5||Michael Ciccarello||FR||6-1||160||Tampa, FL||USF|
|6||Tay’Quan Bryan||SO||LSM/D||5-11||168||New Bern, NC||New Bern HS|
|7||Jonah Rossi||SO||FO/M||6-3||200||Pinehurst, NC||Pinecrest HS|
|8||Wesley Ilg||FR||M||5-9||160||Fuquay-Varina, NC||Fuquay Varina HS|
|9||RJ Raby||FR||LSM||5-7||165||Rolesville, NC||Rolesville HS|
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|13||Sean Greiner||SO||M||5-10||175||Marietta, GA||Lincoln Memorial University|
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|16||Brandon Russell||SO||M||6-1||153||Raleigh, NC||Southeast Raleigh HS|
|17||Myles Stewart||SO||G||5-6||180||Charlotte, NC||Independence HS|
|18||Chad Walters||SR||MF||5-11||190||Marietta, GA||Lincoln Memorial University|
|19||Ross Patrick||JR||M||5-9||170||Tampa, Fl||Lincoln Memorial University|
|20||Zachary Lombardi||FR||6-0||155||Cary, NC||Panther Creek HS|
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|23||Aldrich Cheng||SR||M||5-10||190||Henderson, NV||Nassau CC|
|24||Nolan Marshall||SO||D||5-7||200||Evans, GA||Evans HS|
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Gillian Sawyer – 2016 – Women’s Soccer
2016: NCAA Woman of the Year nominee . .. NSCAA Division III Women’s All-South Atlantic Region First Team … CAC Player of the Year … First team All-CAC … NSCAA Women’s Scholar All-East Region Second Team … CAC All-Academic Team … CAC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 12, Oct. 31) … St. Mary’s Female Athlete of the Year … St. Mary’s Athlete of the Month (Sept.) … Team captain … Started all 18 games … Ranked in Top 50 in NCAA D3 in goals per game (39th), goals (42nd), and points per game (48th) … Led the CAC and the Seahawks with four game-winning goals, 16 goals, 36 points, and 99 shots … Tied for second on the team with four assists … Season-bests of two goals and four points five times … Season-high eight shots four times … Six games with three or more points.
2015: NSCAA Division III Women’s All-South Atlantic Region First Team … CAC Player of the Year … First team All-CAC … NSCAA Women’s Scholar All-East Region Second Team … CoSIDA Academic All-District® Division III Women’s Soccer First Team . .. CAC All-Academic Team … CAC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 14, Sept. 28) … St. Mary’s Female Athlete of the Year … St. Mary’s Athlete of the Month (Sept.) … Team captain … Started all 17 contests … Led the CAC and the Seahawks with 18 goals and 40 points … Paced the team with four game-winning goals and 81 shots … Tied for second on the team with four assists … Five games with three or more points … Four multiple-goal games … Collected a pair of hat tricks vs. Elizabethtown (Sept. 13) and Southern Virginia (Sept. 26) … Career-bests of four goals and nine points vs. Southern Virginia … Career-high 11 shots at Wesley (Oct. 21).
2014: Second team All-CAC … CAC All-Academic Team … CAC Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 6) … Started all 18 matches … Led the Seahawks with seven goals, 17 points, and 42 shots … Tied fo team lead with two game-winning goals … Tied for second on team with three assists … Two multiple-goal games . .. Two games with three or more points … Season-bests of three goals, six points, and eight shots at Penn State Harrisburg (Oct. 18) … Notched game-winners at Mary Washington (Oct. 1) and vs. Salisbury (Oct. 11).
2013: Second team All-CAC … CAC All-Academic Team … CAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 21) … Team’s Offensive Player of the Year … Saw action in all 19 contests with 15 starts … Led team in scoring with 16 points and seven goals … First on the squad with three game-winning goals … Tied for second with two assists … Third with 33 shots … Season-best two goals three times … Season-high five points (2g, 1a) at Marymount (Va.) (Oct. 19) … Season-best five shots vs. Penn State Harrisburg (Oct. 26).
2012: CAC All-Academic Team … Did not see any game action due to season-ending injury.
Wilde Lake HS: 2012 graduate … Played for her father, Robin Sawyer … 2011 second team All-Maryland . .. Four-time All-Howard County, including first team nods in 2010 and 2011 … Howard County leading scorer in 2009 … 52 career goals … Four-year varsity starter … Two-year team captain … Club: 2010 Maryland ODP Team Region I semifinalists … Ranked No. 2 in class … Three-year chapter president of Best Buddies … Class Council … National Honor Society.
Personal: Gillian Taite Sawyer … Dean’s List (Fall ’12, ’13, ’14, ’15; Spring ’13, ’14, ’15, ’16) … 2014, 2015, and 2016 St. Mary’s Scholar … Tri Beta (biology) … Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership) … Chi Alpha Sigma (college athlete, inducted Spring ’15) … Environmental Studies program fellow … Peer Health Educator … Best Buddies … Co-manager, Sports Information student staff … Volunteer, Chesapeake Shores Nursing Home … Designer of Intramurals championship t-shirts … Born July 7, 1994 in Columbia, Md. … Daughter of Robin and Anne Sawyer … Her father played and then coached soccer at George Mason . .. Has three older sisters, Katherine, Emily, and Meg … Her sister, Emily, played lacrosse at UMBC.
Why St. Mary’s?: The biology program, Division III athletics, the water and the friendly atmosphere.
Future Aspirations: To pursue a career in conservation biology and natural resource management.
Best SMCM Sports Moments: Scoring both goals in a 2-1 win over Mary Washington last season … Scoring twice against Coast Guard in the tournament because I was returning from an ACL tear and it really helped me get my confidence back in time for the season … Winning against Salisbury, the team played excellently together and I scored porbably my best career goal that game.
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Cleveland State University will likely add men’s lacrosse and a women’s sport this fall
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A Loyola University lacrosse player is slapped in the head by University of Notre Dame player in a 2012 game. Cleveland State University may face those teams if it adds a men’s lacrosse team next year.
(Gretchen Ertl, Associated Press)
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland State University will likely add men’s lacrosse as part of efforts to increase enrollment and attract more academically qualified students.
Administrative approval is expected within the next 30 days, which would allow CSU to hire coaches, recruit students for fall 2015 and field a team in the spring of 2016. The team would play on the university’s soccer field.
CSU would become only the second public university in Ohio to offer the sport. Ohio State University has men’s and women’s teams.
CSU would also add a women’s sport, either lacrosse or indoor/outdoor track and field, said President Ronald Berkman and Athletics Director John Parry.
Adding two sports would cost about $900,000 a year for coaches, equipment and scholarships, Berkman said. But officials believe the investment is worth it to attract new students to the fast-growing sport.
In recent years lacrosse has become the latest recruitment tool for private universities in Ohio and other Midwestern states.
Relatively inexpensive to start, the sport has grown in popularity at high schools, especially those with middle-class students.
By offering the chance to play at the next level, colleges hope to attract students who otherwise wouldn’t have considered those campuses.
Parry said on Wednesday that he received an email from an athlete in Tulsa, Oklahoma and a call from a high school senior in Toledo within days of a September article in Lacrosse Magazine about CSU considering adding the sport. The Toledo athlete has visited the campus with his parents.
“I was surprised,” he said about the interest. “This is a different dynamic – it is enrollment driven.”
The university has been studying how to increase enrollment at a time when the number of high school graduates is declining and competition is increasing.
Men’s lacrosse was added as a club sport last year, Parry said.
Lacrosse Magazine said the University of Dayton will add women’s lacrosse in 2016 and Ohio Northern University will add men’s and women’s lacrosse the same year.
There has not been a Division I men’s addition announced since the New Jersey Institute of Technology said 11 months ago it would add a team in 2015, the magazine said.
In 2013 there were 61 men’s and 100 women’s Division I lacrosse teams, according to scholarshipstats.com. There were 51 men’s and 76 women’s Division II teams and and 209 men’s and 229 women’s teams in Division III.
A Division 1 men’s team has about 45 members.
Parry said lacrosse is as fast-paced as basketball, which attracts students.
He played lacrosse while at Brown University and completed football and lacrosse coaching stints at Brown while working as the assistant athletic director between 1975 and 1979.
He served two stints on the NCAA men’s lacrosse committee. His wife, Candis, is an assistant women’s lacrosse coach at lacrosse at Baldwin Wallace University.
Waukesha (Wisconsin) is … What is Waukesha (Wisconsin)?
Waukesha (transcription wɔːkɨʃɔː; pronounced wo-ki-sha) is a city in the north of the United States, the administrative center of the district of the same name in the state of Wisconsin. According to the 2000 census, the city’s population was 64,825. In 2006, Money Magazine ranked the city 36th in the list of the 100 best cities to live in the United States.
The area that Waukesha now encompasses was first settled by non-Indians in 1834.Its first non-Indian settler was Morris D. Cutler. By 1846, the territory was named as the village of Prairieville . On February 8, 1847, the village changed its name to Waukesha, and in 1896 received city status.
Name of Waukesha
Over the years, many have incorrectly believed that the origin of the city’s name was the Algonquian meaning of fox or little foxes, although this is actually an English pronunciation of Waagoshag in Ojibwe and Wau-tsha in Potawatomi. Wau-tsha (sometimes written as Wauk-tsha or Wauke-tsha , was the chief and leader of a local tribe during the first European settlement of the area. This is confirmed by the words of Inkris A. Lapham, an early settler and historian of the area. According to Lapham The word fox was pronounced by the Indians as pishtaka , which has nothing to do with the name of the city. Also, Lapham described Wau-tsha as a person of tall stature, strong and friendly.
“City of Spring”
Mary Todd Lincoln received mineral water treatment at Walkish in the summer of 1872.Sears & Roebuck founder Richard Warren Sears spent the last years of his life on a large farm near Waukee.
Matthew Laughlin, an early pioneer from Chicago, founded what became known as Wisconsin Irrigation in the city and was the owner of the resort Spring House and Fountains. At that time, Waukesha was known as a resort of high quality mineral and spring waters. For this, the city has earned the nicknames “City of Spring” and “Big Lady’s Suitcase of the West”.
According to the writer Christian Adams Wendt, in 1868, Colonel Richard Dunbar, suffering from diabetes, accidentally discovered the healing properties of mineral water while walking on a piece of land recently bought by his sister, which he later called the Spring of the House of Prayer. Evidence found in the 1873 Dunbar Pamphlet claimed the amazing healing power of Prayer House mineral water for people suffering from bladder problems, diabetes, kidney, liver, indigestion, chronic diarrhea, dropsy, and many other health problems.
The bi-weekly Wisconsin (Milwaukee) newspaper of July 31, 1872 reported that about 500 visitors had arrived at the resort, all being treated with the healing waters of Walkish.
Those visitors included Abraham Lincoln’s widow, Mary Todd Lincoln. She spent several weeks at Walkish in the summer of 1872, still mourning the death of her son Ted the previous year. The former first lady stayed at Hubbard’s boarding house and, according to sources, “was all in black, with a full skirt to match a dress that was very long. “One newspaper reported that “Ms. Lincoln is in great grief and is often in tears.”
The resort’s healing waters were so popular that a controversial attempt was made to build a pipeline between the city and Chicago for visitors to the 1893 Columbus Exposition. According to Time magazine, the construction plan was invented by a certain Charles Walsh, who was given healing water by his uncle to taste. However, after several miles of pipeline had been laid, it was decided that the process was costly and would not pay off.In this regard, the construction was stopped.
Richard Sears, founder of Sears and Roebuck may have moved to Waukesha because of the healing waters. Due to poor health, Sears retired from business in 1908 and, according to the New York Times, “spent the last years of his life on a large farm near Waukee.” In 1914 Sears died in Walkish of kidney inflammation, leaving a fortune estimated at $ 20 million.
Currently, most of the springs are polluted and undrinkable.
During the Cold War, Waukesha County was the site of three missile batteries located directly in the city of Waukesh and neighboring Muskego and Lannon. In Walkish, the US Army and later the Wisconsin National Guard operated the command and control center from 1956 to 1970. Missile pits existed near the corner of Cleveland Avenue and Highway 164 – first they contained Ajax missiles with conventional warheads, and later with a Hercules nuclear warhead.
The local Cold War museum is now located in Hillcrest Park.
In 2006, Ann Nishke, the Republican nominee, and Larry Nelson, a former English high school teacher, competed for mayoral elections for Waukeehe as the Democratic nominee. Nelson won elections in Waukesha County, one of the most conservative counties in the United States. Nelson is a member of the Mayors Against the Illegal Guns Coalition, a bipartisan group with the stated goal of “making the public safer by keeping illegal guns off the streets. »The coalition is co-chaired by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. In 2010, Jeff Scrima was elected mayor by defeating Larry Nelson in the election. Buying water from Milwaukee was a major issue during the April elections. The Mayor of Scrima and the City Council are currently investigating the possibility of supplying water from Milwaukee, Oak Creek or Racine.
Geography and climate
Waukesha is located near the center of Waukesha County, southeastern Wisconsin, 18 miles west of Milwaukee.Waukesha is also located 59 miles east of Madison. The city shares borders with Brookfield, New Berlin, Pewaukee, Pewaukee Village and Delafield
According to the US Census Bureau, the total area of the city is 56.2 km², of which 55.9 km² is land and 0.2 km² is water.
The city is located on both sides of the Fox River, which begins near the village of Menominee Falls and flows into the Illinois River.
|Monthly temperature level.|
|Rec High ° F||58||82||93||100||101||101||88|
|Norm High ° F||27||33||44||80||84||82||33|
|Norm Low ° F||11||17||27||38||49||63||53||42||18|
|Rec Low ° F||−14||7||26||34||42||39||28||17||−9|
|Precip (in)||1. 48||1.31||2.28||3.53||3.02||3.78||3.83||4.77||3.52||2.62||2.63||1.87|
|Source: Weather.com |
Wauke $ ha
In August 2010, singer Ke $ ha came to Milwaukee for her concert tour. In a radio interview, she suggested that Waukeeha, which is near Milwaukee unofficially, for one day, change her name to Wauke $ ha.WRNW radio host tried to contact Waukeehee Mayor Jeff Scrima for his opinion. The mayor did not answer. A little later, the mayor himself called the radio and sarcastically suggested that the singer rename herself Wauke $ ha.
Sports and recreation
The city center is the site of one of the stages of the cycle race Dairyland , which has been held since 1993.
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| Try to remember the worst maniacs you have ever seen in a movie. Surely, of the five or six names that came to mind, Norman Bates (“Psycho”), Buffalo Bill (“Silence of the Lambs”) and Leatherface (“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”) will occupy the leading positions. Have you never heard of the latter? Probably, you are still young and have not seen Tob Hooper’s epoch-making painting of 1974 – then you will have to get acquainted with this offspring.|
Did you know that these butchers had a real prototype that lived with us in the last century? His name was Ed Gein.
Ed Gein spent his entire life on a farm located a few miles outside Planfield, Wisconsin.His father, George, was a moderately successful farmer who loved digging in the ground and was addicted to alcohol. However, no matter how heavy and quick his hand was after another portion of whiskey, it could not be compared with his wife, Augusta.
Augusta grew up in an incredibly devout, even obsessed with religion, family that was an ardent opponent of everything that is somehow connected with sex. Raised in the same spirit, Augusta saw in everything only dirt, sin and lust – it’s even amazing how she managed to get pregnant with her two sons, Edward and Henry.Shortly after Eddie was born, she convinced her husband to move from the “wicked” LaCrosse to the more “chaste” Planfield. However, it soon became clear that this small, God-fearing town was no better than an abandoned one. Augusta called him a “hell hole” and kept her sons on the farm – away from the sinful city and, especially, the corrupt women and the sin of love.
In 1940, George Gein dies of a heart attack. Probably, it was easy for him to leave our world – the years spent with Augusta had noticeably shaken his health.The brothers remained in the care of their mother, and soon Ed fell even more under her terrible influence. Henry, on the other hand, tried to distance himself from his family and live a normal life. However, for his disobedience, he paid a terrible price – in 1944 he was found dead in the possession of the Heins. The official version was that Henry had a heart attack. However, she did not explain in any way the strange wounds on the young man’s head.
Ed was left alone with his mother. A year later, she suffered a blow, and Augusta was bedridden.Ed courted her around the clock, but the mother’s attention was not enough. She constantly yelled at her son, calling him a weakling and a failure. And yet, he could not have survived without her, which Augusta abused all the time. From time to time she allowed him to lie in bed with her during the night. Ed endlessly begged his mother not to die and not leave him alone in this world.
Augusta died in December 1945 after a second, even stronger blow. 39-year-old Ed was left alone, and it was then that his slow fall into the black abyss of madness began.At first, no one noticed what was happening, even in a tiny town like Planfield. Ed was very withdrawn and rarely left the farm. Leading a reclusive lifestyle, he came to town only when he needed the services of a mechanic or wanted to have a pint of beer at Mary Hogan’s diner. No one seemed to notice that he had become weirder than before, until his mother died – for the townspeople, he was always a strange little man who needed a bath.
Looking back, you can see that he let his oddities be revealed through his own negligence.Later, townspeople recalled how Gein liked to discuss stories of Nazi atrocities, cannibals and sex reassignment operations, which he read in men’s magazines. His jokes have always been considered rather rude and even cruel. When Mary Hogan, the overall owner of the diner, suddenly disappeared, Gein repeatedly joked that she was staying at his house. Mary disappeared from the motel, leaving behind only pools of blood, so Ed’s jokes about the poor woman seemed tasteless to everyone. Even the stories about the oddities happening on his farm did not bother anyone.Local children, who looked into the windows of Hein’s house, talked about seeing human heads hanging on the walls. Edward just laughed and said that his brother served during the war somewhere in the South Seas and sent him these heads as a gift.
Old man Ed Gein will not offend a fly – the townspeople thought. This is just a strange little man who cannot even bear the sight of blood. He never even participated in a traditional deer hunt, as everyone in Planfield believed until Bernice Warden disappeared.
She disappeared on November 16, 1957. In the afternoon, Frank Warden returned from hunting and stopped at a hardware store run by his mother, 58-year-old widow Bernice. It is strange that his mother was not there. She left the workplace, leaving the front and back doors unlocked. Frank discovered something else, something that scared him terribly – a trail of blood that stretched from the window to the back door. Taking a quick look around the room, Frank found a crumpled half-gallon of anti-freeze receipt lying in the backyard.The receipt was in the name of Edward Gein.
Frank called the police and went with the sheriff to Gein’s farm to ask him a few questions regarding Miss Warden’s whereabouts. Upon arrival at the site, a terrible find awaited them on the summer terrace behind the house. Bernice’s naked body hung upside down on a huge pulley, gutted in the way a deer is butchered.
Shocked policemen called for reinforcements.Half an hour later, a dozen policemen were combing Gein’s dwelling, which later became famous as the “House of Horrors”. What they found that night was unparalleled in the history of American criminology.
A terrible mess in Hein’s kitchen
The soup pots were made from human skulls. The chairs were upholstered in human skin. The lamp shades were made of flesh and gave off an eerie rotten smell. One of the boxes in the corner was filled to the brim with severed noses.The belt was decorated with female nipples.
A policeman in the kitchen
A coverlet was used to decorate women’s lips. A shoebox under the bed contained several dried female genitals. The faces of nine women, carefully crafted and made in the form of effigies, hung on one of the walls . .. there was also a leather bracelet, a drum made of flesh, and much more. The shirt with breasts was made from the skin of a tanned middle-aged woman. Gein later admitted that he often wore this shirt at night, pretending to be his own mother.
But that was not all. The refrigerator was filled to the top with human organs, and a heart was found in one of the pans. The sheriff estimated that the remains belonged to about fifteen women, and possibly more. At about 4:30 am, after several hours of searching, the police found a bloody bag. Inside was a recently severed head. Large nails were stuck into the ears, tied together with a string. The head belonged to Bernice Warden. Gein planned to decorate one of the walls of his eerie lair with it.
Augusta Gein’s room. Ed protected her from the bedlam that reigns in the whole house
During many hours of interrogation, Gein confessed to the murder of two women – Bernice Warden and Mary Hogan. (However, Hogan Gein confessed to the murder only a few months later). The rest of the nightmarish evidence found on the farm, he allegedly collected at the local cemetery for 12 years after the death of his mother. Robbing graves at night, he collected his terrible collection with the help of the feeble-minded farmer Gus, whose task was to dig up the bodies.One day Gus, to his misfortune, went to Hein’s house. He just needed fresh trophies and decided on the first murder.
Bernice Warden’s funeral
A few months after Gein’s arrest, the local boys grew bolder enough to throw stones at the windows of the House of Horrors. The townspeople considered the farm a symbol of evil and debauchery and avoided it at all costs. Ultimately, the authorities decided to auction the estate. People protested, but there was nothing they could do about it – or so it seemed at first.On the night of March 20, 1958, Hein’s house mysteriously burned down. It was rumored that it was arson, but the culprit was never found. When Gein, imprisoned at the Central State Hospital, learned of the incident, he uttered only three words: “It should be done. ”
Ed Gein in court
A few months after Gein’s arrest, the local boys grew bolder enough to throw stones at the windows of the House of Horrors. The townspeople considered the farm a symbol of evil and debauchery and avoided it at all costs.Ultimately, the authorities decided to auction the estate. People protested, but there was nothing they could do about it – or so it seemed at first. On the night of March 20, 1958, Hein’s house mysteriously burned down. It was rumored that it was arson, but the culprit was never found. When Gein, imprisoned at the Central State Hospital, learned of the incident, he uttered only three words: “It should be done.”
Some believed that even greater horrors died in the fire.
According to the residents of Planfield, the fire saved their town from becoming a monument to Ed Gein’s madness. However, he did not stop the flow of curious people who want to participate in the sale of the surviving property. A huge number of rusted cars were sold, and the Hein property itself was acquired by real estate dealer Edmin Shi. Within a month, he destroyed the ashes and nearby undergrowth of 60,000 trees.
The only unusual incident at the auction involved the sale of Ed Gein’s car, which he drove on the day of Bernice Warden’s murder.14 people fought for this lot, and, in the end, Ford left for an unheard-of amount of $ 760 at that time. The purchaser chose to remain anonymous, some identified as the “Cooke Brothers”, some as the “Cook Brothers” and some as the “Cook Brothers” from Rothschild, Wisconsin. It appears that the buyer was the organizer of the Seymour fair, which was later proven by Ford’s emergence as an attraction called Ed Gein’s Ghoul Car.
A huge poster next to the sedan read:
Look at the car carrying the dead from the graves!
More than 2000 people paid 25 cents to see the car in the first two days of the show.
Speculation on the notoriety of Planfield was met with disapproval by the townspeople. However, the organizers of the fair did not care too much, and they continued the attraction. Soon, the car demo became a nuisance. At the Washington Fair in Slinger, Wisconsin, the car was on display for four hours, after which the sheriff arrived and closed the ride. After that, the Wisconsin authorities banned the display of the car, and the offended businessmen went to the south of Illinois, hoping for understanding.The further fate of the car is unknown.
However, rumors about Heine did not end with his arrest. In 2002, a man named John Fisher released his memories of his encounters with a maniac. From 1959 to 1960, he worked at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Criminology under the direction of Charles Wilson. John first saw Gein when he walked into the lab and met several of the sheriffs’ deputies who were standing around a small man whom John did not know. Fischer asked the director of the laboratory about this man and received the answer that it was Ed Gein.He was taken to the laboratory and connected to a printing mechanism, with the help of which the police tried to force Gein to confess to the murder of Mary Hogan. The woman’s heirs wanted to settle matters with her condition, but could not do this as long as she was listed as missing.
Ed Gein, aged 61. November 1968
Fischer confessed to the director that when he entered the laboratory, Gein looked up at him and winked. The director knew that Fischer was going to move to Washington to work as a police officer and joked, “I think Gein loves you.Do you think Washington is far enough? ”
In a flashback, John said that the evidence collected in the “House of Death” was stored in a special room in the Laboratory. Since they all consisted of different parts of bodies, the temperature was constantly kept low in the room, and a red light was on.
In June 1960, the Lab’s management wanted to burn the evidence as unnecessary, but was unable to do so. The court ruled that since the victims were Catholics, their remains should be interred.The burial put the last point in the final chapter of this terrible story.
In 1984, Ed Gein died, becoming a legend even though he spent most of his life behind bars. He died on July 26, 1984 and was buried in Planfield City Cemetery.
Of course, such a heartbreaking story could not fail to attract the attention of Hollywood. The first to respond to the terrible events in Planfield was the great Alfred Hitchcock, who shot his main film, Psycho, based on the novel of the same name by Robert Bloch, a native of Wisconsin.
Omitting the bloodiest details of the story, the author focused on the study of the hero’s obsession with his own mother.
The next screen incarnation of the Planfield nightmare was Tob Hooper’s classic film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, released in 1974. The chilling nightmare has become not only one of the most successful and cult horror films, but also the progenitor of a whole subgenre of horror – the so-called slashers, that is, films about soulless maniacs who tirelessly pursue their victims.
The painting laid the basic canons for the development of the genre, presenting the cinema with scenes taken apart into numerous quotations. So, from now on, the slasher rules sounded like this:
Do you know anything? Well, of course! More than one “horror” was cut according to these templates, even the famous “Halloween” and “Friday the 13th” – perhaps the brightest representatives of the genre – were inspired by the “Texas Massacre”.
Tob Hooper came up with the idea for the original painting in the early 70s. After sketching the script and finding the money to film, the young director quickly recruited several willing to participate in the film and began filming in July 1973. However, the hurried pace of work and the inexperience of the director led to a complete mess on the set, and the project had to be stopped. It was decided to disband the semi-professional team, invite real masters and start over.
Filming resumed a week later.The house chosen for the farm turned out to be occupied by a hippie commune. However, the flower children turned out to be very friendly and without scandals allowed the filmmakers to shoot in their monastery. The only thing that worried them was the damage that could be done to the house. Although the hippies were only tenants, they became very attached to the farm and took all the destruction to heart.
Filming was carried out only in one half of the building, the other was still occupied by young people. In order not to spoil the decoration of the house, good wallpapers were draped with tattered pieces of paper, which, although they saved the walls from damage, did not add a festive look to them.
According to the script, all the decoration of the house, as well as furniture and household items, were made by hand by an insane family. In addition to the prefabricated furniture made from human bones, a dining table was erected on site from worn planks borrowed from a jumping board and a hook post made from railroad piles.
The ruined stone house that appears in the film was written into the script later and only because the ruins were across the road and looked very picturesque.The gas station and barbecue were filmed at a real gas station about forty miles from the farm. True, there was no barbecue there and the filmmakers had to build a stand on their own, and create fire and smoke using special effects.
The “Prairie Hills” grocery was also filmed in a real-life grocery. True, not so long ago the old building burned down, and a new one was built in its place, in which a restaurant is now operating. bones and remains.But the scanty budget of the painting allowed only one real human skeleton to be purchased, which was used in medical colleges. The rest of the “accessories” had to be obtained in the most incredible places – a local company that made prostheses for arms, legs, ears and other things sold a huge amount of defective goods for a pittance, one of the special effects master’s friends sent him a whole bag of torn teeth from a dental clinic, guys they were looking for animal bones in the surrounding pastures …
For the “decoration” of the house, all kinds of garbage found on the street – wires, ropes, debris – were used.Once someone from the film crew found the corpse of a downed Armadillo on the road. Having immediately bought a book on toxidermism, he made a stuffed animal and proudly showed it to his friends. Taking this as a call to action, the filmmakers were immediately overwhelmed with the corpses of dead animals.
When the film was finally released, viewers leaving the theaters believed they had seen one of the bloodiest films in the world. The thing was, there was actually very little violence shown on the screen.
Having gathered for an art council, the creators of Carnage decided to show as little blood as possible.Guided by the experience of Alfred Hitchcock, they decided to rely on the imagination of the viewer, rather than on the flow of blood. Although, there were shocking scenes in the film. For example, the episode in which Leatherface wounds his own leg with a chainsaw. To implement the plan, the leg of Gunner Hansen, who played a maniac, was wrapped in a metal plate, on which a piece of raw meat was attached. The camera was positioned at such an angle that the spatter of the blood of the steak flew straight into the lens.
It is curious that the masks worn out by Leatherface depicted real people.For example, the lampshade of a table lamp in the dining room was “suspiciously similar” to the face of the executive producer of the picture …
One of the first screenings of the film, which took place long before the premiere, took place at the University of Texas art gallery. The picture did not yet have a name and one of the people present at the viewing suggested calling the tape “Memories of Meat” – in consonance with the phrase “Memories of Me”.
After a long search for a distributor, the filmmakers approached Bryanston Pictures, which agreed to work with such new and controversial material.Alas, the inexperience of the team did not allow them to correctly draw up contracts, and from the multimillion-dollar collection of the picture, they received only pitiful pennies.
Stars of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Today: Edward Neal (travel companion), Gunnar Hansen (Leatherface), Jim Sidow (old man) and Marilyn Burns (Sally)
Fortunately, this did not deter them from their brainchild, and 12 years later, the world saw the long-awaited sequel to the legend, staged by the same Tob Hooper. The production was carried out, being at the top of its financial well-being, the company Cannon Films, owned by the notorious Menachem Golan and Yoram Globus.The budget of almost 5 million dollars allowed to invite for the role of the father of the family Deniss Hopper, who was still considered, albeit small, but still a star. The intrigue was built around a call to a local radio station, heard by a pretty presenter. The confused voice carried something incoherent, but a heartbreaking cry, interrupted by the roar of a chainsaw, made the girl go to the scene.
Alas, the second nature of the production did not allow even remotely reaching the box office success of the original. The film grossed only 8 million, while the first tape paid off 220 times (31 million against 140 thousand budget).Still, profit is profit – 1990 brings with it a simple story about a brother and sister being attacked by a madman with a rifle and deciding to hide on a farm in a distant field. “Leatherface – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III” went about the same as the second episode – 5.7 million in cash on a 3.2 million budget.
The fourth coming of the family of cannibals would have disappeared in the abyss of obscurity, if not for several interesting names involved in the project.Having released the tape on screens in 1994, the authors themselves were not completely sure what they had done – whether it was a sequel, or a remake, or maybe both … “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The New Generation ”was distinguished by an extremely idiotic plot: on a dark-dark night in a dark-dark forest (!) Students got lost. Deciding to spend the night in a lonely hut, they had no idea that they had fallen into the clutches of Leatherface. The picture failed miserably at the box office, collecting an amount equal to the budget of the first part. So what is interesting about New Generation? – you ask.
Yes, what was directed by Kim Henkel – the producer of the first two episodes, and the main roles were played by the popular Matthew McConaughey, who played the mad Wilmer – a representative of that very family, and Renee Zellweger, now nominated for an Oscar for a supporting role in Cold Mountain “! Moreover, this is the third nomination in the asset of the actress (“Diary of Bridget Jones” and “Chicago”).
Speaking of the series, one cannot fail to mention another tape based on the terrible events in Planfield. In 2000, Chuck Parello directed Ed Gein, also known as In the Light of the Moon.The film told everything that we wrote about in the first chapter of this article, and was, in fact, the first picture dedicated to Hein himself, and not his crimes. Here we see the tyrannical Augusta, and Ed’s slow madness, and we trace the entire bloody path of the Planfield maniac.
The film was screened at several specialized festivals, and won awards for Best Actor (Steve Railsback – Ed Gein) and Best Picture at the Catalunya International Film Festival.
Initially, Michael Bay, known for his multi-million dollar productions of Armageddon, Pearl Harbor and The Rocks, became interested in the idea of the Carnage remake.Having received an excellent script in his hands, Bay decided to try himself in a low-budget production, but soon, soberly assessing his strength, he abandoned this idea. Having limited himself to the position of the producer of the tape, Bay still could not deny himself the pleasure of shooting a small video of the picture for foreign distributors.
For the post of director, clipmaker Markus Nispel was chosen, for whom the film became a cinematic debut. Paying tribute to the original, John Larkouette was invited to play the role of narrator, reciting the text in the prologue of the picture.In the early stages of production, the possibility of involving Renee Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey in the project was considered, possibly only for guest roles. As you might guess, the stars abandoned such a dubious honor, and the main backbone of the picture was made up of young actors. The main role was entrusted to Jessica Biel, who flashed in The Rules of Attraction. Leatherface will be performed by one very famous actor.There were few assumptions – Kane Hodder, who dropped out of the Freddy vs. Jason project, seemed like the perfect candidate. The situation was quite funny: during the years of oblivion, both heroes crossed swords in the comic series “Leatherface vs. Jason”, which came out throughout the year. Now the best of the Jason was to dress up in his opponent’s suit and fight for the box office with the new Vorhees! But no matter how happy the fans would be, the role of Leatherface was given to bodybuilder Andrew Brinyarski, who shone in episodic roles in such films as “The Hudson Hawk” (nicknamed The Finger), “Batman Returns”, “Street Fighter”, “Pearl Harbor” , Rollerball and Scooby Doo.The declared star turned out to be R. Lee Irmi – an excellent supporting actor, comparable only to J.T. Walsh and Colm Fiori.
Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel had thought about creating a remake even before Michael Bay and even started writing the script. But the financial capabilities of the latter allowed him to be the first to launch the picture into production, and guest screenwriter Scott Corsair started from scratch, based only on the first tape.
Excellent start of the film at the American box office – 28 million on the premiere weekend with 9 million of the budget, as well as 80 million collected at the end of December, could not help but make moviegoers start talking about a sequel.The assumptions were divided into three groups. The former was of the opinion that the sequel would be a stand-alone film, unrelated to 1986’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. The latter, on the contrary, advocated the ideological development of the original sequel.
The third group shared the most interesting assumptions. According to her theory, the next installation of Leatherface was supposed to be a painting … “Freddie vs. Jason 2”! The following facts were cited as evidence:
1. The presence of the comics of the series “Leatherface vs. Jason” is therefore a reasonable idea of introducing Leatherface into the series.
2. Repeated statements by the creators of “Freddy vs. Jason” about the desire to add another horror icon to the sequel.
3. Since the rights to Michael Myers (“Halloween”) belong to Dimension Films, which are developing their own project “Michael v. Pinhead”, and the rights to Ash (“Evil Dead”) belong to Renaissance Pictures, and Sam Raimi has repeatedly threatened to return to trilogy, the most natural opponent is Leatherface, since both “Freddy vs. Jason” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” were released by New Line Cinema.
Of course, one cannot fail to mention the relatively recent pictures of the “Texas Massacre” universe.
The seventh film in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the 2013 film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre by John Lusen, is a sequel to the original 1974 film. The events of the film unfold thirty years after the events of the original motion picture. The local sheriff agreed to arrange for Jeb Sawyer, who was hiding under Leatherface, a fair trial and provide him with a lawyer.However, his intentions are thwarted by the mayor, who leads a crowd of people eager to lynch the bloody maniac. When the situation starts to spiral out of control, and the townspeople begin to get on the noose for the killer, someone throws a Molotov cocktail at Sawyer’s house. The house burns down, and with it everyone who was in it perishes in the fire, including Jeb himself and his father. Of course, after a certain time, the murders with the chainsaw start again. The sheriff’s first guess is that Jeb Sawyer survived and decided to take revenge.But is it really him? And if not, who?
The last, at the moment, released film in the series is the film by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury “Leatherface” 2017 release. The film tells the story of the events before the original “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (1974). Tobe Hooper, director of the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), is the executive producer on this. In the center of the plot are four young men who escaped from a psychiatric hospital along with a kidnapped nurse.One of those who escaped becomes a cruel maniac named “Leatherface”.
Elements of Gein’s biography can be found in the TV series “Hannibal” and “American Horror Story” (season “Asylum”), in the novel by Thomas Harris “The Silence of the Lambs” and in his Oscar-winning film adaptation, where features of Ed Gein can be easily traced in the image of a serial killer Nicknamed Buffalo Bill, Gin has been featured in various books, films and TV series, and has been featured in several songs about him and his deeds by various bands, including Slayer’s “Dead Skin Mask”.Gin served as the inspiration for Eddie Gluskin, a DLC character for the survival horror game Outlast – Outlast: Whistleblower. And most likely the prototype of a maniac will excite the minds of filmmakers for a long time. What can I say, Ed Gein was an outstanding sick bastard.
Guerra and Strigel win the battle with cameras
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Nathan Guerra (Wheel & Sprocket / Vision) won his first victory this year at the Battle of CamRock. Image 2 of 10
Singles racer Marc Lalonde was in 3rd or 4th place for most of the race, but suffered a total of three runs and ran half a mile to finish 11th.Image 3 of 10
Although the women’s field began a minute later than the men’s, Abby Stinger (Honey Stinger / Bontrager) was already making her way through the elite men through the first part of the solo track on CamRock. Image 4 of 10
Abby Strigel (HoneyStinger / Bontrager) Image 5 of 10
Reigning champion Abby Strigel won again at CamRock, maintaining her unbeaten streak for her fourth straight race. Image 6 of 10
Relative newcomer Amber Markey took the WORS podium in her first elite race, climbing out of the Women’s Open category on CamRock.Image 7 of 10
Iowa racer Robin Williams on the technical descent. Image 8 of 10
Ontario native Susan Stevens returned to WORS for the first time at the Battle of CamRock, finishing in second place. Image 9 of 10
Tristan Scouten fast descends at the start of the second lap. Image 10 of 10
Lisa Cryer (Adventure 212 / Specialized) moved up from 6th to 3rd at CamRock.
The fourth race of the 2012 Subaru-sponsored Wisconsin Off Road series, the Battle of CamRock, was won in single track and climbs by Nathan Guerra (Wheel & Sprocket / Vision) and Abby Strigel (HoneyStinger / Bontrager).The UCI-style elite course featured a short 4.5-mile lap, heavy on a steep, winding single-track track over rocky, winding terrain, and over 2,500 feet of climb over five laps in the men’s race.
From the very beginning, the riders ran uphill to get to the first part of the solo track. In the men’s race, Mike Phillips (Adventure 212 / Specialized) led the 2011 Championship for Tristan Schouten (Rolf Prima / Giant), Guerra, Isaac Neff (Williamson Street Bike Factory) and teammates Ben Koenig and Corey Stellies (Bike Hub)./ Specialized). The course stretched out as the riders behind the leaders began to feel a springy snap in the first extended section of the single track. Phillips kept pace and was still in the lead at the end of the first lap when Guerra took the lead. Following an attack on a steep incline lined with bermbackbacks, Guerra was pushed back by Scouten and Phillips, while Neff, Stellies and Mark Lalonde chased them.
“Mikey made his game,” Guerra recalled. “I wondered sideways how long we were going to do this”>
Schoten was in control until the middle of the third lap, with only Corey Stellies able to keep up while Guerra struggled to pull away.Mike Phillips and single-speed racer Mark Lalonde walked alongside. Despite the low air pressure in his front tires from the start of the race, Lalonde moved up to fourth place before eventually running the final half mile after his third flop of the day, finishing in 11th.
On Lap 4, Guerra (2:00:45) broke free and opened a gap as the leading elites entered a significant surge in traffic. Stelljes (2:01:20) repeatedly attacked on open climbs and open areas to allow Schouten to pass.Third place went to the sprint between Phillips (2:03:23) and Schouten (2:03:24), while Phillips finished third. The final step on the podium was announced by Phillips’ teammate Darrin Brown (2:03:53).
In the women’s race, series leader Abby Strigel was already making her way through the men’s field when the women entered the solo circuit. In the back were Susan Stevens, Robin Williams and Laurie Sable of Ontario. Lisa Cryer (Adventure 212 / Specialized) struggled for position after a slow start.
“I wanted to really give it from the start to make sure I was ahead of people on a single track,” Cryer recalls.“But everyone went very hard from the beginning and I didn’t have a better position. Moving to a single track, I felt that there was a gap between me and the leaders. I just stayed with him and it kind of worked out. Laurie and I again, and then we saw Robin and hung out there again trying to catch her. “
Strigel’s leadership was uncontested and she rode alone at 1:51:52 and Stevens at 1:54:25. Cryer (1:55:59) managed to beat Williams (1:58:18) to finish third, and the podium was completed by one-shot rookie Amber Markey at 1:58:40.
The Battle for CamRock also welcomed another big turnout for 14-year-old riders during the WORS Junior Year, with 70 men and 17 women under 14 racing in Citizen Juniors.
|#||Name of rider (country) Team||Result|
|1||Nathan Guerra (Vision / Wheel and Sprocket)||2:00:46|
|2||Corey Stellies (The Bike Hub / Specialized Cycli)||0:00:35|
|3||Mike Phillips (Adventure 212 / Specialized)||0:02:38|
|4||Tristan Scouten (Rolf Prima / Giant)||0:02:39|
|5||Darrin Brown (Adventure 212 / Specialized)||0:03:07|
|6||Isaac Neff (Williamson Bicycle Factory)||0:03:31|
|7||Brian Heifner (Magnus)||0:05:03|
|8||Jacob Groet (Badger Velo Club)||0:05:37|
|9||Kevin McConnell (Mercy-Specialized)||0:05:44|
|10||Justin Piontek (The Bike Hub / Specialized)||0:05:49|
|11||Lalonde Bros-Twin Six||0:06:27|
|12||Ben Koenig (Bike Hub / Specialized)||0:06:43|
|13||Matt Gehling (Team Wisconsin / KS Energy)||0:07:33|
|14||Ronald Stawicki (Poland)||0:07:40|
|15||Ray Nelson (Treadhead Cycling)||0:08:30|
|16||Carlos Haeckel (Alterra Coffee / W85)||0:09:01|
|18||Michael Hemm (Half Acre)||0:09:34|
|19||Tyler Jenema (Kuhl Racingtain)||0:09:36|
|20||Vincent Steger (Eric’s bikes and boards)||0:09:38|
|21||Jeff Melcher (Moraine Command Pedal)||0:10:33|
|22||Chad Owl (Rivet)||0:10:48|
|23||Trevor Olson (Muddy Cup)||0:11:32|
|24||Ben Senkeric (Vision / Wheel and Sprocket)||0:13:09|
|25||John Schull (EXPO)||0:13:23|
|26||Ted Hanes (Fond du Lac Cyclery)||0:13:24|
|27||Ben Jenkins (Carborocket)||0:13:55|
|28||Tim Reisett (KS Energy Services / Team Wiscon)||0:14:00|
|29||Joel Hines (Bikeman.com.Titletown)||0:14:08|
|30||Bill Nye (Morena Command Pedal)||0:14:22|
|31||Luke Batchelor-Clark (Magnus)||0:14:47|
|32||Scott Vogelmann (Track Midwest)||0:14:51|
|33||Gabriel Ion (Threadhead Cycling)||0:15:12|
|34||Micheal Dutczak (South Chicago Wheeler)||0:15:38|
|35||Chad Boyles (Badger Velo Club)||0:15:57|
|37||Chris Tris (South Bank, stationary bike)||0:16:38|
|38||Paul Mumford (Kinky Llama Racing)||0:18:00|
|39||Dallas Fowler (Cool)||0:19:03|
|40||David Bender (JVC / Michael’s Cycle)||0:19:43|
|41||Josh Shively (Team 360 / La Crosse Velo)||0:19:48|
|42||Scott Neperud (Magnus)||0:21:26|
|43||Miles Beach (Adventure 212 / Specialty)||0:21:39|
|44||Brian Fraser (Sharks Baraboo)||0:21:45|
|46||Kyle Varras (Expo Racing)||0:22:11|
|47||Sanjay Ganju (Trek Midwest Team)||0:22:16|
|49||Matt Sylvia (Carborocket)||0:23:14|
|50||Dan Schaefer (Team Fond du Lac Cyclery)||0:23:21|
|51||Ken Statz (Element Mobile)||0:23:30|
|52||James Yeh (Tuxedo Thunder)||0:23:30|
|53||Chad Dean (5Nines Cycling)||0:23:58|
|54||Jose Barraza (Cycling route)||0:24:38|
|55||John Wypiszinski (city name flyers)||0:24:44|
|56||Dan Tavela (Threadhead Cycling)||0:25:27|
|57||Jason Goss (Team WORS)||0:26:45|
|58||Michael Anderson (Schwag)||0:27:11|
|59||Barry Winters (Cell Mobile / Brings)||0:27:33|
|60||Jim Peterson (Michaels / JVC)||0:27:34|
|61||Carl Tillman (Team 360 / LAXVelo)||0:28:08|
|62||Bill Danielson (Riverbrook Racing)||0:28:31|
|63||Jeff Simpson (Big Ring Flyers)||0:29:07|
|64||James Holmes (Madcross Team)||0:31:25|
|65||John Brown (Wheel and Sprocket)||0:37:15|
|66||Tim Jennings (Cell Mobile / Brings)||0:46:30|
|#||Name of rider (country) Team||Result|
|1||Abby Strigel (Honey Stinger / Bontrager / Pats)||1:51:53|
|2||Susan Stevens (Quiring Cycles)||0:02:32|
|3||Lisa Cryer (Adventure 212 / Specialized)||0:04:07|
|4||Robin Williams (Mercy-Specialized)||0:06:26|
|5||Amber Marquis (Magnus)||0:06:48|
|6||Lori Sable (K9 Dynamics)||0:07:44|
|7||Erin Vicari (Quiring Cycles)||0:08:57|
|8||Anna Ganju (Poland)||0:10:32|
|9||Denise Coppock (Titletown Flyers)||0:10:58|
|10||Sarah Agena-Wright (Adventure 212 / Specialty)||0:12:24|
|11||Michelle Pirisot (Adventure 212 / Specialized)||0:15:49|
|12||April Dombrowski (Team Pedal Moraine)||0:28:10|
|13||Maria Statz (Element Mobile)||0:33:54|
|14||Jennifer Whiedog (BikesLTD / ScenicConcepts)||0:42:25|
|15||Amanda Ryan (Einstein Racing)|
|#||Name of rider (country) Team||Result|
|1||Andrew Senderhauf (Wheel and Sprocket)||1:48:05|
|2||Fletcher Arlen (Safe Wheels MTB Racing)||0:01:43|
|3||Casey Hildebrandt (POLSKA / RMC / T6)||0:02:02|
|4||Kevin Atkins (The Bike Hub / Special Cycli)||0:03:32|
|5||Ian Haupt (My Wife Inc)||0:06:52|
|6||Brett Polton (Expo)||0:19:54|
|#||Name of rider (country) Team||Result|
|1||Emily Schull (EXPO)||1:45:38|
|2||Liz Schull (EXPO)||0:05:48|
|#||Name of rider (country) Team||Result|
|1||Leah Schneeberger (Magnus)||1:33:33|
|4||Rachel Horstman (WI / KS Energy Team)||0:04:43|
|5||Carlin Olson (Muddy Cup)||0:09:21|
|6||Cindy Erike (Safe Wheels MTB Racing Team)||0:09:22|
|8||Regina Campbell (Half Acre Cycling / TwinSix)||0:18:38|
|#||Name of rider (country) Team||Result|
|1||Eric Stull (Team 360 / LaX Velo)||1:50:37|
|2||Christopher Berge (Magnus)||0:00:30|
|3||Aaron Robnett (ICCC)||0:01:33|
|4||Ken Naif (Titletown Flyers)||0:01:41|
|5||Shane Veldhuizen (Funk Cycles / JEB Bikes)||0:01:42|
|6||Peter Coenen (Northstar Endurance)||0:01:52|
|7||Ross Lemke (Team Pedal Moraine)||0:02:02|
|8||Scott McLaughlin (Shram Factory)||0:02:07|
|9||Corey Samz (Heavy Pedal)||0:02:24|
|10||Sam Weinberg (5 Nines)||0:02:27|
|11||Neil Statz (overload)||0:02:30|
|12||Neil Zacharek (Bikes Ltd./ Scenic Concepts)||0:02:35|
|13||Stephen Cobs (Team Pedal Moraine)||0:02:42|
|14||Mark Melton (Kegels)||0:02:48|
|15||Ben Marchevka (Team Pedal Moraine)||0:02:51|
|16||Matthew Bohm (PeoriaBicycle / eClub)||0:02:59|
|17||Steve Prieck (Mill Street Brewhaus)||0:04:10|
|18||David Polton (Activator Cycling Club)||0:04:17|
|19||Ben Schreiber (Team Fond du Lac Cyclery)||0:04:19|
|20||Chris Fellowes (Team WORS)||0:04:54|
|21||Sean Shields (Morena Command Pedal)||0:05:01|
|22||Jarrod Kerhoff (Michael’s Cycles / JVC)||0:05:02|
|23||Joshua Bloom (Team 360 / Mount Bora)||0:05:25|
|26||Phil Flyugel (JVC / Michaels Cycles)||0:05:43|
|27||Christopher Schmidt (Threadhead Cycling)||0:06:12|
|28||Kevin Pomasl (KS Energy Services / Team Wisc)||0:06:22|
|29||Jimmy Toombs (Eriks Bikes n Boards)||0:06:23|
|30||Ben Neubauer (The Bike Hub Specialized)||0:07:34|
|32||John Riley (track)||0:07:44|
|33||Scott Didrich (Attitude Sports)||0:07:51|
|34||Mikey Verhagen (KS Energy Services / Team Wisc)||0:08:01|
|36||Marek Kuleza (TreadHead Cycling)||0:08:33|
|37||Scott House (Kegels)||0:08:34|
|38||Timothy Willcox (Magnus)||0:09:04|
|40||Brandon Teske (Titletown Flyer)||0:09:28|
|41||Karl Morse (Wheel and Sprocket)||0:09:32|
|42||Douglas Chamberlain (Berger Hardware Bikes)||0:09:36|
|43||Brett May (Team Spoke Everything)||0:09:56|
|44||Taylor Bogdanske (Wheel and Sprocket / SixFifty)||0:10:51|
|45||Andrew Tegge (Wheel and Sprocket)||0:11:16|
|46||Rennis Delgado (Funk Cycles)||0:11:21|
|48||Tony Damhoff (Ben’s Bicycles)||0:11:44|
|49||Mark Morgan (Brazen Dropouts Cycling Team)||0:11:45|
|50||Jason Ruche (RMC)||0:11:45|
|51||Tyler Welnack (Wheel and SProcketuision)||0:11:57|
|52||Steve Forss (Kegels)||0:12:07|
|54||Martin Tank II (Wheel & Sprocket / Vision)||0:12:34|
|55||Jeff Steckbauer (Rib Mnt Cycles)||0:12:57|
|56||Eric Johnson (KHS Bicycles)||0:13:24|
|57||Rick Walls (Muddy Cup \ Twin Twin)||0:13:26|
|58||Nathan Tok (BIkes Ltd / Scenic Concepts Ra)||0:13:27|
|59||Patrick Flannery (5 Nines)||0:13:51|
|60||Donald Carr (IS Corp)||0:14:01|
|61||Christopher Richmond (Heavy Pedal Velo Club)||0:14:33|
|62||Robert Schlegel (JVC / Michael’s Cycles)||0:14:39|
|63||Michael Hartzell (Trek Midwest Team)||0:14:43|
|65||Gary Erike (Safe Wheels MTB Racing Team)||0:15:37|
|66||James Pittacora (Kinky Llama)||0:15:43|
|67||Christian Pak (RBIKES.COM)||0:15:50|
|69||Christopher Scholl (Thunder Bike Tuxedo)||0:16:01|
|70||Jesse Janing (Bikes Limited)||0:16:28|
|72||Christopher Gabrielson (Baraboo Sharks)||0:18:56|
|73||Kyle Williams (Iowa City Cycling Club)||0:19:00|
|74||Larry Reimer (JVC / Michael’s Cycles)||0:19:13|
|76||Lloyd Keith (catex5)||0:19:38|
|77||Petr Cherchyan (Chainsmokers)||0:19:44|
|78||Chris Harrison (Eriksen Cycles)||0:20:22|
|81||Jacek Ubaka (Nigeria)||0:24:44|
|83||Steve Yeske (Moraine Pedal)||0:31:23|
|84||Marty Leum (Bikes Limited / Stage Concepts)||0:33:06|
|85||Brad Tennis (Sharks)||0:35:05|
|86||Brian Benson (Bikes Ltd / Scenic Concepts)||0:40:11|
|#||Name of rider (country) Team||Result|
|42||Jan Van Nufflen||0:06:04|
|104||Dustin Wande Zande||0:11:21|
|#||Name of rider (country) Team||Result|
|1||Sheri Van Epps||1:29:15|
|#||Name of rider (country) Team||Result|
|70||Adam S Clarke||0:10:09|
|#||Name of rider (country) Team||Result|
|#||Name of rider (country) Team||Result|
|61||Carl John Tillman||0:12:15|