Zen and the Art of Speedskating

February 21, 2007

USA Masters

Filed under: on the road — andrew @ 8:05 pm

Here are 18 of the 24 Athletes attending this year’s Masters World Championships from the USA, click on the image for a bigger picture.

Kneeling in the front, L to R is

Yours truly, Brian Boudreau, and Steve Miller

Standing in the back row, L to R, is
Joe Mcdonald, Jim Hundt, Steve Desotell, Tim Doherty, Joanna Walters, John Nillen, Karri Cox, Bruce Anderson (behind Karri) Mary O’Donnell, Kathie Zapotocki, Jim Cornell, Bruce Connor, Danny Frederick, Myron Yencha, Greg Oly

This was an impromteau picture, so Stephen Gunther, Tony Fiorillo, Joanna Walters, Harry Dingle, & Mary Lou DiNicola were not there.

Here is a detail of the design on the jacket. Thanks go out to US Speedskating and Tom McLean in particular, for buying these for us. All the European teams have warmups, and many have suits as well, and this year Canada has nice jackets & suits too. So this feels good.

Racing starts tomorrow at 1pm! Whoopee! And given the fact that there are 353 athletes from all over the world attending, they expect racing to run until 11pm.

It’s going to be a looooong day at the rink.

18 Comments »

  1. Hi Andrew!
    WISH I WAS THERE!!! THE JACKETS LOOK GREAT! GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU! SAY HI TO MY BROTHER GREG OLY AND HIS WIFE REBECCA FOR ME. I JUST E-MAILED MY DAD IN FLORIDA TO CHECK OUT YOUR WEBSITE EVERYDAY SO HE’LL BE HAPPY TO SEE GREG IN YOUR PHOTO! I TALKED TO THE GUYS/GALS IN CHARGE AT THE PETTIT THE OTHER DAY AND SUGGESTED THEY SHOULD HAVE A MASTERS CAMP THIS SUMMER LIKE CALGARY DOES. THEY ACTUALLY SEEMED AGREEABLE AND ACKNOWLEGED THAT THERE WERE NO OPTIONS FOR MASTERS. HOPEFULLY THE IDEA WON’T GET DROPPED…IT’S AMAZING HOW THE U.S. CAN HAVE SO MANY GREAT SKATERS(MASTERS INCLUDED), BUT SO FEW COACHES/TRAINING GROUP OPTIONS…Blah, blah, blah, just focus on your skating and kick some butt!

    Comment by Suzy Osum — February 21, 2007 @ 8:47 pm

  2. The guy on the left who is kneeling looks like he’s pretty fast! Good luck Andrew!

    Comment by Peter Doucet — February 21, 2007 @ 9:58 pm

  3. you all look great! in a few years when I’m a master I’ll be having fun.

    Comment by mel — February 22, 2007 @ 8:34 am

  4. All of you look GREAT!!! Best of luck to everyone!

    Comment by Steph — February 22, 2007 @ 8:34 am

  5. It’s 10:45 am. I wonder how you’re doing. Great, I hope. Come back with some more records!!!

    Comment by Peggy — February 22, 2007 @ 8:46 am

  6. Good luck to everyone… I’m disappointed not be there racing with you. Be relaxed and fast!

    Comment by Kirk — February 22, 2007 @ 9:57 am

  7. Great picture! Nice to see Jim and Tim in there. They are away on their 17 day medal quest. Have a great time and skate fast!

    Comment by Amy — February 22, 2007 @ 1:19 pm

  8. DANG!! I am so jealous! I’m going to have to learn to ice skate and do one of these meets! Or at least do a Lake Placid or a Rideau Canal skate to fill the void in my heart!!

    Comment by panch0 in Miami — February 22, 2007 @ 5:01 pm

  9. Good luck Andrew! We wish you all the best!!!

    Lori, Mike & Melanie

    Comment by Lori & Michael of ShadowCatcher Ltd. — February 22, 2007 @ 5:27 pm

  10. Good luck to all.Andrew missed you in Milwaukee.Suzy, I do not see Chuck,Ken or Olu there.What is up with that.

    Comment by mike — February 22, 2007 @ 10:01 pm

  11. I’m here… wasn’t there yesterday when they took the pic. Day one (a looooooong day one) is over! Lots of good skating out of the U.S. Masters group. Including Bruce Conner’s age group world record in the 500M.

    Comment by Ken — February 22, 2007 @ 10:17 pm

  12. WAY TO GO, BRUCE!

    Comment by mel — February 23, 2007 @ 9:10 am

  13. Good day Andrew - great blog!

    Fyi… Joanna Walters (aka Johanna Walters) is in the group photo. She is the little one standing behind the first gentleman (left side) kneeling on the track.

    Enjoy, April

    Comment by April Walters — February 23, 2007 @ 2:32 pm

  14. that photo is great!!! maby people will see it and notice speedskating is not just for the young or the olympic bound but for those will to live the life style. you should make a real film. Keep up the good work the site looks great!!!

    Comment by caleb — February 26, 2007 @ 12:53 pm

  15. Andrew, Great job. I REALLY appreciate the fact that you were able to capture, in a photo, a very special moment in my life. Kristin and I are proud to be a part of this wonderful sport of speedskating. Talk about a “KODAK MOMENT”!!!!!

    Comment by Steve E D — February 26, 2007 @ 8:16 pm

  16. Hello there! I’m trying to find a friend of mine named Harry Dingle and found this page. If you still have any way of getting a hold of him could you please have him email me? It might not be the same person, but I’m hoping! muzac_note@yahoo.com

    Comment by Betty — June 25, 2009 @ 4:35 pm

  17. Interesting and Informative post!!!

    Comment by anderson — August 16, 2010 @ 12:49 am

  18. Congratulations to all of you. The jacket design also looks very good. As far as I know about speed skating is that you always have to gear up for the new season and then it becomes high time to consider where we are at and what our goals are this year. Although this race has already been finished and I hope you guys must’ve performed exceptionally well but it is always good to think ahead of your competitors. By the way, I was just wondering do nice flashy apparels also influence skater’s mind and racing skills. I mean if we think psychologically, if the skater is satisfied from its apparels he is wearing then it might enhance his performance. Anyways, I just came across one stop shop for all kinds of racing jackets, stand-ups, toddler jackets etc. so thought of sharing it with you guys. The website URL is speedsportswear.com

    Comment by Nascarjackets — August 25, 2010 @ 5:33 am

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