USA Nationals

Whatever happened at the USA Nationals. Please keep us, the ones who could not
attend, informed.

Thanks.

Alberto Ruiz, Curious Unicyclist Ruizb@aol.com

Re: USA Nationals

>
> Whatever happened at the USA Nationals. Please keep us, the ones who could not
> attend, informed.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Alberto Ruiz, Curious Unicyclist Ruizb@aol.com
>

Here’s my report on the NUC. Others who went are encouraged to file their
reports as well.

The NUC was in Bowling Green, OH and was run by the Wood One Wheelers. There
were something on the order of 300 contestants. It lasted 4-1/2 days, and they
were pretty much packed full of events. Friday things were bad enough because
of rain that the Triathlon was canceled, which was too bad, because I was
looking forward to it. The WOW’s did a good job of running the meet, and I had
a good time.

You probably want to know some results of events, but I don’t have them right
now. Someone else may want to post them. I only know who came in ahead of me in
the races, and how I did (some 3rds and 4ths in races).

A lot of people on the Internet got to meet each other for the first time in
person, which is fun. I now know what a lot of the people look like that I’ve
only written to, or read postings by. The Internet relay team of me, Dirk
Iwema (the team organizer), John Foss, and Ken Fuchs finished third in the 400
yard relay.

The USA has some new officers. Steve Cernkovich couldn’t be secretary anymore
due to time constraints, so a new one was elected, Nelda Davis from the Red
Stick Riders of Louisiana. She beat Ken Fuchs.

The USA also has a new president. Rick Anderson beat Miles Rogers for president.

Finally, Tom Miller’s term as director is over, and he was replaced by Nick
Messamer, who beat Miles Rogers for the office.

The NUC will be in Chariton, Iowa next year, although this isn’t news. No site
is lined up for 1997, though, and the USA leadership is looking for a sponsor.
It is possible that an NUC could be in Toronto.

I ended up spending more time talking to people and sharing hints rather
than watching events. Ken Fuchs brought a nice selection of unicycles,
including a tandem unicycle and a BC wheel. Sem Abrahams rode the tandem
through the gym with Ken, and with a variety other backseat riders. It was
fun to watch, and they were getting pretty good at it, but it had the look
of a Keystone Cops routine.

Well, that’s all I can think of for now. I’ll let others who were there add
their comments.

Beirne


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Re: USA Nationals

Beirne Konarski <bkonarsk@mcs.kent.edu> writes:
>The NUC was in Bowling Green, OH and was run by the Wood One Wheelers. There
>were something on the order of 300 contestants. It lasted 4-1/2 days, and they
>were pretty much packed full of events.

The convention made it onto the CBS News program last night at 2am. It was only
a 30 second spot and it looked like it was filmed in a gym.

Mark