|Florida 2010 was a nice reward after the weather punishment
we took last year. Warm but not too hot, with a gentle steady tail wind.
WOMENíS OPEN DIV.
Heat (1) came down to Michelle Chenoweth & STORM, Kerry Samet & KITT, and Apryl Lea & KIVA. In Round Two Team STORM almost strikeout, yet the last toss is good for 46-yds. Team KITT almost strikeout too, but a 41.5-yd catch saves them. Itís too much for Team KIVA to overcome and their 40-yd catch eliminates them. In the Final Round Team Storm immediately seize the lead on a 49-yd catch. Team KITT only come as close as 41.5-yds, and itís Team Storm off to the Finals.
In Heat (2) Donna Schoech & JOKER go down with a quick strikeout. In the Second Round Theresa Brantly & ZEN MASTER go 3 for 3 with a best of 38.5-yds. Susan Markham & HURRICANE get a pair of catches that tie things at 38.5-yds. Angela Ewtushik with her borrowed dog RIFF RAFF take just one throw, good for 50-yds, and then watch the tiebreaker from the sideline. Itís Susan Markham & HURRICANE that come out of the tiebreaker. In the Final Round Team HURRICANE get the lead at 39.5-yds. Itís not long before the lead is in the hands of Team RIFF RAFF in the mid 40ís, and they finish it off with a 47.5-yd catch. Team RIFF RAFF goes to the Finals.
Itís Heather Bednar & FLICK starting Heat (2) with a pair of catches, one good for 41-yds. Colleen Hegyi & HAZE need two throws to do something about it, 41.3-yds. Dale Avick & DAZZLE also need two throws to do something about it, 45-yds. Danielle OíNeill & ZEEK need only one throw, 61.5-yds and Team FLICK is gone. In Round Two Hegyi & HAZE go 3 for 3 with a best catch of 46-yds. Normally that will do some damage, but not today. Team DAZZLE and Team ZEEK bring the axe down quick, Team HAZE gone. In the Final Round Team DAZZLE gets off to a pair of catches, both good for 48-yds. It takes Team ZEEK two throws to do something about it, good for 50.5-yds. Thatís too much for Team DAZZLE and itís Team ZEEK into the Finals.
In the Last Chance Heat the teams that were in contention were Apryl Lea & KIVA, Susan Markham & HURRICANE, Heather Bednar & FLICK, Colleen Hegyi & HAZE, Dale Avick & DAZZLE, and Kerry Samet & KITT. None of them however were able to get past Donna Schoech & JOKERís 55-yd catch.
WOMENíS OPEN FINALS
It begins with a much-feared strikeout from Michelle Chenoweth & STORM. There was a question about some sideline interference for STORM, but I did not see it, and nothing was said to me until the last throw of the 2nd competitor later. At that point I found it impossible to award a 4th throw to a team that had a strikeout to start the Heat. The result was Team STORM finishing in 4th place. In Round Two Angela Ewtushik & RIFF RAFF leave themselves exposed on a 44.5-yd catch. Donna Schoech & JOKER are all over it with their throws, but another much-feared strikeout grabs team JOKER and ends their day. The Final Round starts with Team RIFF RAFF seizing the lead on a 54-yd catch. Team ZEEK is breathing all over it with a 53-yd catch. The second toss from Team RIFF RAFF is not as good, yet still a catch of 52-yds. Danielle OíNeill then gives us a 54-yd throw that would have tied it, but itís a miss. Then with her last throw, on a borrowed dog, Angela Ewtushik goes 3 for 3 and extends her lead another two yards out to 56-yds. Team ZEEK gets one out there for 53-yds, but itís a miss, and Team RIFF RAFF wins.
MENíS OPEN DIV.
The contenders in Heat (1) were Matt DiAno & MAGGIE, Mark Jennings & MOJO, and Darron Barrus & THE EDGE. In the Second Round Team MAGGIE is looking solid on a 72.3-yd catch. Team MOJO gets a pair of catches, but 64-yds is leaving oneself exposed in this division. It takes Team EDGE two throws to do the dirty deed, 69.5-yds, and Team MOJO is gone. In the Final Round Team MAGGIE makes the bold move and decides to throw first, and it does not work. Team EDGE immediately seizes the lead at 73.5-yds. Team MAGGIE gets off a nice catch on their last throw, yet a 69-yd catch is well short of whatís needed. Team EDGE is off to the Finals, and take their last throw anyhow only to score a massive 86-yds. It holds up as the longest catch of the entire day, on a throw that didnít even need to be taken.
Those in the hunt of Heat (2) were Kevin Eroskey & BROOK, Ron Watson & EZ RYDER, and John Troelstrup & GEO-CANE. Team BROOK dropped from the 60ís in the First Round to upper 50ís in the Second Round, and that left them on the chopping block. A couple of throws later it was over, Team BROOK gone. In the Final Round Team GEO-CANE goes first, and take the lead at 74-yds. Team EZ RYDER makes a pair of throws in the low 60ís that are both misses. Troelstrup & GEO-CANE use their last throw to increase to a commanding lead of 84-yds. Ron Watsonís arm rises to the occasion and gets one out there for 80-yds, but itís a miss, and GEO ĖCANE is in the Finals.
Heat (3) was all about Chuck Hensley & RICO, Rick Rauwerda & RIFF RAFF, and Gary Duke & BAYER. Round Two saw Team RICO miss at 62-yds on their last throw, yet a 42-yd catch kept them alive. Team RIFF RAFF was quick about it, while Team BAYER took all 3 throws to get it done, Team RICO gone. The Final Round starts with Gary Duke blowing a 77-yd catch to BAYER with a foot-fault. They make up for it on the next one, good for 74.6-yds. Team RIFF RAFFís second throw comes within about a foot of tying it, 74.3-yds. Team BAYERís last throw extends their lead, good for 77.5-yds. Team RIFF RAFF get a catch for 71-yds, but itís not enough to keep Team BAYER out of the Finals.
With the Last Chance Heat there were a few with throws in the 70ís. Tim Geib & AUGGIE, Nate Bednar & MARCY, Ron Watson & EZ RYDER, and Jeff Duff & JESSE. In the end it was Matt DiAno with MAGGIE on a 79-yd catch going to the Finals.
MENíS OPEN FINALS
This was one of the most impressive Finals ever. John Troelstrup & GEO-CANE go 3 for 3 with a best catch of 76-yds. It is not enough for them to advance, and Team GEO-CANE is unbelievably gone. Team BAYER begins Round Two with only one catch, but itís a whopper, good for 80.5-yds. Team MAGGIE then leaves themselves exposed with a best catch of 67-yds. Team EDGE only uses one throw to bring justice back into their world, good for 76.5-yds, Team MAGGIE gone. Would you like to see the Final Round begin with a throw that flirts with the 90ís?? Thatís just what Gary Duke & BAYER did, barely missing at 89-yds. Team EDGE them misses one at 81-yds. Itís Team BAYER that gets on the board first, their second toss is good for 73-yds. Team EDGE rises to the occasion and then seizes the lead with an 82-yd catch. The last effort from Team BAYER falls as a 60ís miss, and its Team EDGE with the win. We egged Darron on to take his last throw anyhow, and team EDGE ends a 2-day competition with an 84-yd catch. A great way to finish a winterís day under some warm Florida sun.
Jeff Hoot, Director
1 Laura Campbell CRUSH 54
2 Sue Joy JUICE 51
3 Kirby McIllveen SKETCH 45.5
4 Sarah Duke KATE 46
5 Donna Bradley CHASE 51
6 Tracy Hensley CHEVY 45 - 43 - 39.6
7 Lara Goldberg STING 45 - 43 - 38.5
8 Sally Saxton HASTY 45 - 39.6
9 Liz Lovins KIT 43
10 Diane Ziegler TOBY 42
11 Barbara Milledge BUG 40.5
12 Liz McGuire RORY 39
13 Joselyn Skaggs RAYA 36
14 Kat Fahle MAXIMO 34.6
15 Kristie Moser HEMI 34 - 31
16 Maggie Reilly RIP 34 - 29
17 Brittany Hensley LEXIE 34
18 Debbie Kugler CHASE 31.5
19 Christy Duff CRASH 31.5
20 Bonnie Lucas LEIA 30.5
21 Erika Flores CIELA AZULE 29.6
22 Stacy McIllveen INDIGO 29
23 Kathleen Oneil RIZZO 21
24 Kiera Hensley RICO 10.3
25 Shannon Riley LUCI
Longest Catch 54-yds Team CRUSH - L. Campbell
1 Bob Bradley CHASE 60.5
2 Todd Bybee INDY 59.5
3 Eugene Hensley WENDY 59
4 Leroy Golden BRUZAIR 59.5
5 Chris Engel BANDIT 57 - 56.5 - 53.5
6 Tony Bonadeo CHARLIE 57 - 56.5 - 51.5
7 Tim Eubank BUDDY 55.5
8 Christopher Steele RINGO 53
9 Bob Hegyi JAVA 48
10 Todd Reed BEAMER 47
11 Michael Dillon MOLLY 43.5
12 Austin Echlov KOTA 39
13 Scott Avick HAZEL 34
14 Jack Fahle TALI 33
15 Neil Hennessey DIGGER 32.5
16 Jesus Salguriro HANNAH
Longest Catch 60.5-yds Team CHASE - B. Bradley
Women's Open Div.
1 Angela Ewtushik RIFF RAFF 56 - 54 - 52 - 50
2 Danielle Oneill ZEEK 62.5 - 61.5 - 58 - 53
3 Donna Schoech JOKER 55 - 44
4 Michelle Chenoweth STORM 49 - 46 - 45.3
5 Dale Avick DAZZLE 50 - 49.5 - 48 - 48
6 Kerry Samet KITT 49 - 41.5 - 41.5 - 30
7 Colleen Hegyi HAZE 46 - 44 - 42 - 41.3
8 Susan Markham HURRICANE 46 - 43 - 39.5 - 38.5
9 Heather Bednar FLICK 44 - 41 - 37
10 Apryl Lea KIVA 43.6 - 40.5 - 40
11 Theresa Brantly ZEN MASTER 38.5 - 36.5 - 36.5 - 28
12 Janice Hensley RICO 34 - 29 - 27
Longest Catch 62.5-yds Team ZEEK - D. Oneill
Men's Open Div.
1 Darron Barrus - The EDGE 86 - 84 - 82 - 77
2 Gary Duke - BAYER 80.5 - 79.5 - 77.5 - 74.6
3 Matt DiAno - MAGGIE 85 - 79 - 72.3 - 70.5
4 John Troelsrtup - GEO CANE 84 - 76 - 76 - 75
5 Ron Watson - EZ RYDER 81 - 76 - 74 - 63.5
6 Rick Rauwerda - RIFF RAFF 74.3 - 71 - 67.5 - 41
7 Nate Bednar - MARCY 72.5 - 59
8 Mark Jennings - MOJO 70 - 64.5 - 64 - 63.5
9 Kevin Eroskey - BROOK 64.6 - 62 - 58 - 58
10 Tracy Farmer - P. B. ACE 62 - 61 - 54.3 - 54
11 Brian Muck - BAILEY 54.5 - 54 - 51 - 47
12 Chuck Hensley - RICO 49 - 48 - 42 - 39
13 Jeff Duff - JESSE
13 Joe Ryan - MIA
13 Tim Geib - AUGGIE
Longest Catch 86-yds Team EDGE - D. Barrus