NSSA Southeast And Southwest Event Number One Results

NSSA SOUTHWEST EXPLORER EVENT #1
HUNTINGTON BEACH, NINTH STREET
SEPTEMBER 20-21, 2003
CONDITIONS: 1-2 FEET AND GOOD ON SATURDAY INCREASING TO 4-6 FEET ON SUNDAY.
EXPLORER HIGHLIGHTS:The 2003/04 Southwest Explorer Season opened up in huge fashion with amassive 340 competitors showing up at H.B.’s Ninth Street surf break,better known to the NSSA kids as the infamous Taco Bell Reef. The surfwas dribbling in at 1-2 feet for Saturday’s prelims but alas! A new,potent south swell showed up right in the nick of time, deliveringpumping 4-6 foot surf for Sunday’s heats including the finals.

Success is becoming a family affair for the Gudauskas clan. Patrick andTanner have already triumphed in this new season; Patrick won the firstOpen in the Men’s division and Tanner won the Open Juniors. At thisweekend’s Explorer opener, Pat’s twin brother Dane got on theblue-ribbon bandwagon with a victory in the Men’s division. Dane wasthe clear winner in the six man final over runner up Dave Pena. Daneeven overpowered his twin brother and defending National Open ChampionPat, who finished fourth in the final. The only person to have an evenbigger day than Dane was younger brother Tanner. Tanner scorched thecompetition in the Juniors final earning both the high scoring wave(9.0) and high scoring point totals (16.0) of the entire two daymarathon event. In the Boys division, Trevor Saunders claimed thevictory in a close decision beating out Brent Buechner by a score of10.0-9.5. Thumbs up to Tyler Tarlow who moved up this year from theMenehuene division and place third in the Boys final! The Southwestswell picked up and became more powerful throughout the day and that wasfine for 12-year-old Dane Zaun who stepped it up in H.B.’s infamousstrong current conditions. Dane took control of the final with threegood wave scores. Yu Fu Penrose, who now resides in San Clemente but isa native Brazilian, won the Masters division for his first ever NSSAvictory. The Seniors turned out in record numbers with a total of 36competitors battling for glory. Two time National Champion ChasWickwire barely edged out the pumped up Dale “Dolly” Rhodes who made hisgrand entrance back on the scene. Defending National Champion RustyPhillipy surfed strong but had to settle for third by the hard chargingWickwire-Rhodes duo. It’s apparent some fierce competition is in themakings for this year’s senior’s race. Former National Seniors ChampionScott Daley also resurfaced this year competing in three divisions.Daley took the Super Senior win in a hard fought final with formerSouthwest Open Men’s Champion Scott Waring. The big H.B. conditionswere ideal for long time NSSA veteran Mike Gillard who powered his wayto the victory in Longboard. H.B. local Alison Arvizu is back in actionand her local knowledge proved too tough for her opponents as shehandily scored the victory in the Women’s final. A tiebreak decisionwent down in the Bodyboard final with Daniel Matthews narrowly defeatingShane Vogelgesang.

THE BIG WINNERS IN THE FIRST EXPLORER OF THE SEASON: The nod has to goto the city of San Clemente. San Clemente locals boasted four wins outof the ten divisions. Sixteen SC residents made finals including twofinalists in the Men’s and three finalists in both the Juniors and Boysdivisions. San Clemente High School surf coach Bill Hartman must besmiling about that!

COMING UP: The Southwest Conference will continue with event #2 onSeptember 27-28 at Ventura’s famous “C” Street Pipes surf break.

NSSA SOUTHWEST CONFERENCEEXPLORER EVENT #1 RESULTS

MENS
1- Dave Gudauskas-San Clemente 11.0
2- Dave Pena-Lakewood 9.0
3- Chris Davis-Oceanside 8.5
4- Pat Gudauskas-San Clemente 8.0
5- Anthony Duarte-Huntington Beach 7.0
6- Casey Okelberry-Oceanside 6.5

JUNIORS
1- Tanner Gudauskas-San Clemente 16.0
2- Ricky Whitlock-Carlsbad 12.0
3- Alex Gray-Palos Verdes 10.0
4- Eddie Lester-El Segundo 7.0
5Brandon Ragenovich-San Clemente 6.5
6- Dane Ward-San Clemente 5.0

BOYS
1- Trevor Saunders-San Clemente 10.0
2- Brent Buechner-San Clemente 9.5
3- Tyler Tarlow-Newport Beach 7.0
4- Josh Baroni-Carlsbad 4.5
5- Kyle Kennelly-Huntington Beach 3.0
6- Jeff Lukasik-San Clemente 2.5

MENEHUENE
1- Dane Zaun-Hollyglen 11.5
2- Andrew Doheny-Newport Beach 8.5
3- Kolohe Andino-San Clemente 7.5
4- Sebi Becerra-La Jolla 7.0
5- Tilor White-Carlsbad 4.5
6- Whitman Bedwell-Redondo Beach 2.5

WOMENS
1- Alison Arvizu-Huntington Beach 9.5
2- Francine Udall-Laguna Niguel 6.5
3- Laura Marasco-Huntington Beach 5.5
4- Monique Hight-San Juan Capistrano 5.0
5- Lexie Papilion-San Clemente 2.5
6- Yvette Chenaux-Huntington Beach 2.0

MASTERS
1- Yu Fu Penrose-San Clemente 12.5
2- Parker McNaughton-Newport Beach 10.5
3- Rusty Phillipy-Cardiff 8.0
4- Ross McBride-San Diego 6.0
5- Josh Potter-Carlsbad 4.0
6- Andrew Valentine-Redondo Beach 2.5

SENIORS
1- Chas Wickwire-Seal Beach 8.5 tiebreak
2- Dale Rhodes-Malibu 8.0 tiebreak
3- Rusty Phillipy-Cardiff 7.5
4- Mike Gillard-Imperial Beach 7.0
5- Paul Barr-Carlsbad 6.5
6- Scott Daley-Manhattan Beach 0.0

SUPER SENIORS
1- Scott Daley-Manhattan Beach 11.5
2- Scott Waring-Seal Beach 10.5
3- Patrick Schlick-La Mirada 7.5
4- Dave Kerr-Oceanside 6.0
5- Rick Fignetti-Huntington Beach 5.5
6- Dwight Strayer-Malibu 5.0

LONGBOARD
1- Mike Gillard-Imperial Beach 10.0
2- Justin Hugron-Huntington Beach 9.5
3- Terry Gillard-Coronado 7.5
4- Kelly Kraushaar-Placentia 6.5
5- Tommy Witt-San Clemente 4.0
6- Troy Mothershead-San Clemente 3.5

BODYBOARD
1- Daniel Matthews-Costa Mesa 9.0 tiebreak
2- Shane Vogelgesang-San Clemente 9.0 tiebreak
3- Jake Minnehan-San Clemente 6.5
4- Derrick DeMun 5.5
5- Chris Vilaubi-San Clemente 5.0
6- RJ Duernberger-Costa Mesa 4.5
7- Cody Ries-Seal Beach 3.0
NSSA SOUTHEAST NORTH EVENT #1OPEN, EXPLORER AND COLLEGE DIVISIONS
SEPTEMBER 20-21, 2003
NEW SMYRNA BEACH INLET, FLORIDA
NSSA Southeast/North Conference got underway on Saturday September 20with Open and Explorer event #1 at New Smyrna Beach Inlet with choppywaves in the 2-3 foot range. It was great to see a lot of new surferscompete in the conference. We also had so new quest from Puerto joiningcoming to the contests this year and it was a treat to watch them surfat the first event. We also want to welcome back all of the returningmembers and we look forward to an exciting year. The contest startedout with the Explorer Juniors division and ended the day on a high notewith the Open Men’s and Explorer Boy’s. All of the divisions had somevery close heats with 2-3 way ties in some of the final tallies. That’show good the surfing was all day! As always, the Mini Grom division wasthe most fun to watch. After waiting most of the day for their final,these little guys came out full force with Nathan Colburn taking firstand Stone Tower placing second. Look out for some great surfing in thisdivision this season! In the Menehuene division Evan Thompson tookfirst, but Nick Rupp of North Carolina was right on his heels, takingsecond. Evan was a double winner earning the first place trophy in theOpen Boy’s. We had more women than ever compete in the Explorer Women’sdivision with a lot of girls coming up from the Southeast Conference tocompete. One of the Southeast girls, Kira Sheppard, took home first andsecond went to Katie McLeod. Longboarder Todd Kinsey made us proud lastJune when he scored the National title in High School Longboard and hewas back in top form and style at this contest placing first in theLongboard final. Tim Crouch won the Masters final, Tobais Hayes wonSeniors and Craig Colburn clinched the Super Seniors victory. TheExplorer Men’s final went to Bradley Margol with Eastern Air ChampionJesse Heilman taking second. With the Puerto Ricans joining us thisyear, the east coast surfers had to step it up a notch. The OpenJuniors final was a nail biter as it went down as a tie for first forCaleb Johnston and Wesley Toth. The tiebreaker came down to the lastwave on each Judges sheet with the Caleb coming out on top, Wesleyrunner up and Michael Powell right on their heels taking third. In theExplorer Boy’s division Caleb and Cody Thompson went back to back oneach wave with Caleb getting two 6.0 scores and Cody getting a 5.0 and a5.5. Caleb also surfed up in the Explorer Juniors division and took animpressive third place overall. But it was Puerto Rico’s Dylan Graveswho lit it up in both the Explorer Juniors and Open Men’s. In theExplorer Juniors final, Dylan nailed an excellent 8.5 wave from allthree judges and backed it up with another good 6.5 score to claim thatvictory. Then, he came back in the most important final of the day, theOpen Men’s, and blew up on two waves scoring in the 8 and 7 range. AlexMondeo took runner up and Cheyne Pinkney was a close third.

We had a great start to our new season and look forward to Open andExplorer event #2 contest at New Smyrna Beach Inlet on October 25th.Ready for take-off! The first airshow of the 2003/04 season will launchat this event.

INJURY UPDATE: If you were reading through this and wondered why twotime National Champion Jeremy Johnston was not in the mix, it’s becausehe suffered a broken foot while going for a big air a week ago. Itdoesn’t appear too bad and it looks like he’ll be back in action forcontest #2

COLLEGE EVENT #1
On Sunday Sept 21 the first College event of the season got underwaywith waves of 2-3 feet and winds coming out of the southeast. This yearwe welcomed in the new Middle School division and also welcomed back theCollege and High School divisions from last season. Once again, therewas a lot of great competition on hand. We kicked the contest off withthe College Men’s Division and ended the day with the Men’s’ final.College Men’s winner was Skeeter Zimmerman from UCF (A) with secondplace going to JC Cox of UF (A). In the College Women’s final, ChristaWilson took the big victory over Lauren McLean. In College Longboard,Keith McHan took the win and the Bodyboard victory went to BrianWeingender. UF (A) claimed the first victory of the season barelyedging out a pumped up FSU by three points. In the High Schooldivision, New Smyrna Beach and Melbourne High School battled it out withan injured Jeremy Johnston on the sidelines rooting on the New SmyrnaBeach team. Jeremy’s absence was felt as Melbourne took the victory,Melbourne dominated all four divisions with Rylan McCart taking Men’s,Courtney Andren claiming the Women’s Courtney Arden (MS), Justin Weekswinning Longboard and Chris Vezza taking the Bodyboard. In the MiddleSchool division, New Smyrna Beach Middle School competed against CocoaBeach Middle with New Smyrna taking the win. Caleb Johnston won theBoys, Lauren Silverstrom took the Girls, Eric Templeton won theLongboard and Nick Hillier took the Bodyboard.

SOUTHEAST NORTH OPEN AND EXPLORER EVENTS #1
COLLEGE EVENT #1RESULTS

OPENMENS
1-Dylan Graves
2-Alex Mondero
3-Cheyne Pinkney
4-Robert Ryder
5-Chris Ropero
6-Devon Tresher

JUNIORS
1-Caleb Johnston
2-Wesley Toth
3-Michael Powell
4-Liam Michelbrink
5-Matt Sabatino
6-Sean Pointer
BOYS
1-Evan Thompson
2-Nick Rupp
3-Alex Gregorie

MINI GROMS
1-Nathan Colburn
2-Stone Towers
3-Tristan Thompson
4-Logan Hayes
5-Michael Ringelham
6-Dane Quintal
7-Nick Roberts

EXPLORERMENS
1-Bradley Margol
2-Jesse Heilman
3-Jesse Dyer
4-Marcus Heilman
5-Ross Howatt
6-Brady McKenzie

JUNIORS
1-Dylan Graves
2-Bradley Margol
3-Caleb Johnston
4-Brady McKenzie
5-Chris Ropero
6h Eastern Air ChampionJesse Heilman taking second. With the Puerto Ricans joining us thisyear, the east coast surfers had to step it up a notch. The OpenJuniors final was a nail biter as it went down as a tie for first forCaleb Johnston and Wesley Toth. The tiebreaker came down to the lastwave on each Judges sheet with the Caleb coming out on top, Wesleyrunner up and Michael Powell right on their heels taking third. In theExplorer Boy’s division Caleb and Cody Thompson went back to back oneach wave with Caleb getting two 6.0 scores and Cody getting a 5.0 and a5.5. Caleb also surfed up in the Explorer Juniors division and took animpressive third place overall. But it was Puerto Rico’s Dylan Graveswho lit it up in both the Explorer Juniors and Open Men’s. In theExplorer Juniors final, Dylan nailed an excellent 8.5 wave from allthree judges and backed it up with another good 6.5 score to claim thatvictory. Then, he came back in the most important final of the day, theOpen Men’s, and blew up on two waves scoring in the 8 and 7 range. AlexMondeo took runner up and Cheyne Pinkney was a close third.

We had a great start to our new season and look forward to Open andExplorer event #2 contest at New Smyrna Beach Inlet on October 25th.Ready for take-off! The first airshow of the 2003/04 season will launchat this event.

INJURY UPDATE: If you were reading through this and wondered why twotime National Champion Jeremy Johnston was not in the mix, it’s becausehe suffered a broken foot while going for a big air a week ago. Itdoesn’t appear too bad and it looks like he’ll be back in action forcontest #2

COLLEGE EVENT #1
On Sunday Sept 21 the first College event of the season got underwaywith waves of 2-3 feet and winds coming out of the southeast. This yearwe welcomed in the new Middle School division and also welcomed back theCollege and High School divisions from last season. Once again, therewas a lot of great competition on hand. We kicked the contest off withthe College Men’s Division and ended the day with the Men’s’ final.College Men’s winner was Skeeter Zimmerman from UCF (A) with secondplace going to JC Cox of UF (A). In the College Women’s final, ChristaWilson took the big victory over Lauren McLean. In College Longboard,Keith McHan took the win and the Bodyboard victory went to BrianWeingender. UF (A) claimed the first victory of the season barelyedging out a pumped up FSU by three points. In the High Schooldivision, New Smyrna Beach and Melbourne High School battled it out withan injured Jeremy Johnston on the sidelines rooting on the New SmyrnaBeach team. Jeremy’s absence was felt as Melbourne took the victory,Melbourne dominated all four divisions with Rylan McCart taking Men’s,Courtney Andren claiming the Women’s Courtney Arden (MS), Justin Weekswinning Longboard and Chris Vezza taking the Bodyboard. In the MiddleSchool division, New Smyrna Beach Middle School competed against CocoaBeach Middle with New Smyrna taking the win. Caleb Johnston won theBoys, Lauren Silverstrom took the Girls, Eric Templeton won theLongboard and Nick Hillier took the Bodyboard.

SOUTHEAST NORTH OPEN AND EXPLORER EVENTS #1
COLLEGE EVENT #1RESULTS

OPENMENS
1-Dylan Graves
2-Alex Mondero
3-Cheyne Pinkney
4-Robert Ryder
5-Chris Ropero
6-Devon Tresher

JUNIORS
1-Caleb Johnston
2-Wesley Toth
3-Michael Powell
4-Liam Michelbrink
5-Matt Sabatino
6-Sean Pointer
BOYS
1-Evan Thompson
2-Nick Rupp
3-Alex Gregorie

MINI GROMS
1-Nathan Colburn
2-Stone Towers
3-Tristan Thompson
4-Logan Hayes
5-Michael Ringelham
6-Dane Quintal
7-Nick Roberts

EXPLORERMENS
1-Bradley Margol
2-Jesse Heilman
3-Jesse Dyer
4-Marcus Heilman
5-Ross Howatt
6-Brady McKenzie

JUNIORS
1-Dylan Graves
2-Bradley Margol
3-Caleb Johnston
4-Brady McKenzie
5-Chris Ropero
6-Gabby Escudero

BOYS
1-Caleb Johnston
2-Cody Thompson
3-Sean Pointer
4-Eric Templeton
5-Michael Dunphy
6-Liam Michelbrink

MENEHUENE
1-Evan Thompson
2-Nick Rupp
3-Nathan Colburn
4-Alex Gregorie
5-Stone Towers
6-Michael Ringleham

LONGBOARD
1-Todd Kinsey
2-Les Carrithers
3-Cody Thompson
4-JT Roberts
5-Dustin Morwin
6-Chris Wessels

MASTERS
1-Tim Crouch
2-Les Carrithers
3-Chilly Willy
4-Brad Bowen
5-Geoff Armstrong
6-Cory Jones

SENIORS
1-Tobias Hayes
2-Craig Colburn
3-Mike Quintal

SUPER SENIORS
1-Craig Colburn

WOMENS
1-Kira Sheppard
2-Katie McLeod
3-Kristin Wilson
4-Karina Petroni
5-Natassia Gwizdak
6-Erika Badida

COLLEGE EVENT #1 RESULTS
COLLEGE MENS
1-Skeeter Zimmerman
2-JC Cox
3-Chris French
4-Shawn Hinson
5-Jon Warren
6-Jeremy Anderson

COLLEGE WOMENS
1-Christina Wilson
2-Lauren McLean
3-Emily Montgomery
4-Cynthia Currie
5-Tara Wording
6-Brooke McNeal

HIGH SCHOOL MENS
1-Rylan McCart
2-NIls Schweizer
3-Eddie Guilbeau
4-Devon Tresher
5-Chad Erickson
6-DJ Smith

HIGH SCHOOL WOMENS
1-Courtney Andren
2-Abby Schweizer
3-Jacque Damore

MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS
1-Caleb Johnston
2-Mike Dunphy
3-Liam Michelbrink
4-Steven Williams
5-Liam Michelbrink
6-Dominic Keenan

MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS
1-Lauren Silverstrom
br>6-Gabby Escudero

BOYS
1-Caleb Johnston
2-Cody Thompson
3-Sean Pointer
4-Eric Templeton
5-Michael Dunphy
6-Liam Michelbrink

MENEHUENE
1-Evan Thompson
2-Nick Rupp
3-Nathan Colburn
4-Alex Gregorie
5-Stone Towers
6-Michael Ringleham

LONGBOARD
1-Todd Kinsey
2-Les Carrithers
3-Cody Thompson
4-JT Roberts
5-Dustin Morwin
6-Chris Wessels

MASTERS
1-Tim Crouch
2-Les Carrithers
3-Chilly Willy
4-Brad Bowen
5-Geoff Armstrong
6-Cory Jones

SENIORS
1-Tobias Hayes
2-Craig Colburn
3-Mike Quintal

SUPER SENIORS
1-Craig Colburn

WOMENS
1-Kira Sheppard
2-Katie McLeod
3-Kristin Wilson
4-Karina Petroni
5-Natassia Gwizdak
6-Erika Badida

COLLEGE EVENT #1 RESULTS
COLLEGE MENS
1-Skeeter Zimmerman
2-JC Cox
3-Chris French
4-Shawn Hinson
5-Jon Warren
6-Jeremy Anderson

COLLEGE WOMENS
1-Christina Wilson
2-Lauren McLean
3-Emily Montgomery
4-Cynthia Currie
5-Tara Wording
6-Brooke McNeal

HIGH SCHOOL MENS
1-Rylan McCart
2-NIls Schweizer
3-Eddie Guilbeau
4-Devon Tresher
5-Chad Erickson
6-DJ Smith

HIGH SCHOOL WOMENS
1-Courtney Andren
2-Abby Schweizer
3-Jacque Damore

MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS
1-Caleb Johnston
2-Mike Dunphy
3-Liam Michelbrink
4-Steven Williams
5-Liam Michelbrink
6-Dominic Keenan

MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS
1-Lauren Silverstrom