Dahlmannation: Grand Prix Standings Updated (Top 100 posted)

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The Emergence of New Skaters:

The Minnesota Inline Grand Prix standings are now up to date with one race to go – see below.

Rarely do skaters appear on the inline scene in dramatic and dominant fashion; however, this season has seen its share of gifted newcomers who brought fresh enthusiasm, passion and speed to the local and national race circuit.

Melissa Dahlmann’s name was known to local inline skaters last season as a result of her unbelievable, undefeated season at the Summer Inline Series.  Prior to this season, however, she had never competed in a marathon.  After transitioning from a 5 x 80 mm wheel/frame combination to “big wheels”, the ice speed skater with an affable disposition is now poised to capture her first Minnesota Inline Grand Prix title.   The 2012 Baxter Inline Marathon was her first inline road event and she placed second.  She followed that with a win in Apostle, a win in Roseville, third place against a stacked field in Chicago, second in St. Paul, an impressive win in Grand Forks, and a second place overall in Winnipeg (where she shredded the pace line over an arduous and lengthy hill climb).

This season has also witnessed the arrival of Paul Dyrud, who like Dahlmann is a prominent ice speed skater.  Dyrud won the Roll for the Roses event, was close in Baxter and Grand Forks, and solidly at the top in nearly every other event.  His sister, 20 year-old Rebekkah, has also had an impressive first season on wheels.  Joseph Blummel, another young ice speed skater new to inline, now appears in the MIGP Top 25.

Congratulations and welcome to all newcomers to the inline circuit.

One Event Remaining:

Though not a newcomer to inline, other notable MIGP standouts include Bill Smith, who at the age of 57 is incredibly dedicated to the sport and trains tirelessly.  He is hovering around 30th place.  Bill Numerick is also hovering around 30th position, but he has only completed four events and a solid showing in Duluth will put him in the top five.

The only event left in the Minnesota Inline Grand Prix is the Northshore Inline Marathon, which tends to produce the fastest times of the year.  Organizers have been aggressively promoting the six miles of the race course on Highway 61 that have been repaved.  Keep your eyes peeled on the other 20.2.

 

Minnesota Inline Grand Prix Standings

with ONE race remaining

 

Female:

First Last Total Points # of Races
1 Melissa Dahlmann 4592 7
2 Kara PETERSON 3697 4
3 Lois SWANBERG 3393 4
4 Rayna MEYER 3335 5
5 Sarah BROWN 3293 4
6 Margo CARVELL 3114 4
7 Cortney JOHNSON 3065 4
8 Rebekah Dyrud 2980 4
9 Candy Wong 2521 3
10 Jana Davis 2492 6

Overall:

First Last Total Points # of Races
1 David SARMIENTO 5000 6
2 Brent Bovitz 4975 9
3 Paul DYRUD 4972 6
4 Andy KOSTKA 4935 8
5 Ron MARFORI 4906 8
6 Hernan DIAZ 4897 6
7 Jeff Terwilliger 4892 5
8 Matthew MEYER 4853 6
9 Andy UTTKE 4845 8
10 Gary Johnson 4794 6
11 Herb GAYLE 4791 7
12 Brian OSWALD 4784 5
13 Mike DEZELLAR 4768 7
14 David SWAN 4716 7
15 John SCHULTE 4694 5
16 JACK WUSSLER 4625 7
17 Randy LANDUCCI 4623 9
18 Greg MILLER 4610 8
19 Melissa Dahlmann 4592 7
20 Michael MULLERY 4580 7
21 Joseph Blumel 4559 5
22 Earl KENDALL 4549 7
23 Phil MOEN 4512 6
24 Todd SCHNEIDER 4507 5
25 Ryan MULLERY 4471 7

 

The Rest of the Top 100

 

Cale CARVELL 4424 6
Chris LOMEN 4343 6
William SMITH 4215 5
Bill Callas 4177 5
Steven Hartman 4093 6
John SHERWIN 4074 5
James DUETHMAN 4045 5
Travis LAMBERT 4003 5
Bill NUMERICK 3968 4
Stephen ZWEBER 3931 5
Rod ANDERSON 3923 7
Steve MEISINGER 3807 4
matt MELANSON 3789 5
Andrew PEPER 3767 4
Conrade Thomas 3741 4
Kara PETERSON 3697 4
Dan COLLINS 3635 4
Lance VELANDER 3622 4
Dale Larson 3560 4
Larry KAUFMAN 3449 4
Gary Davis 3404 5
Tim O’DONNELL 3402 4
Lois SWANBERG 3393 4
Mike Miller 3362 5
Keaton MOEN 3350 5
Rayna MEYER 3335 5
Sarah BROWN 3293 4
Ken HUSS 3249 7
Jim SOKOLOWSKI 3145 4
Margo CARVELL 3114 4
Guy Taccona 3099 4
Cortney JOHNSON 3065 4
Mat LARSON 3011 4
Rebekah Dyrud 2980 4
Joe CREEDON 2970 6
Mike Anderson 2960 3
Alex Fedak 2955 3
Geoffrey Ash 2950 3
Paul Holte 2886 4
Randy Plett 2885 3
Norm Kirby 2854 3
Morgan Willliams 2853 3
Chris Rojo 2850 3
Dan TESKE 2801 4
Floyd Reichel 2782 3
Mark Peterson 2750 4
Paul MEYERING 2737 3
Keith Svir 2706 3
Craig Rodriguez 2706 3
Brian Geisel 2657 3
JAMES HERNANDEZ 2638 5
David Lawler 2627 3
Michael Olson 2610 3
Candy Wong 2521 3
Christopher NELMS 2508 3
Stephen Larios 2502 3
Dan THOMSON 2500 3
Jana Davis 2492 6
Ben HALL 2460 3
Connie Ecklund 2381 4
Paul FOSS 2351 3
Heather Luberts 2348 4
Pat Melby 2340 3
Michael DAHMS 2298 3
Tom BRANDT 2280 3
Trisha KAUFMAN 2278 3
Samuel GYORFI 2233 3
David TUCKER 2218 3
Gary YANAGITA 2216 3
Connor Theisen 2176 3
Andrew Magill 2129 3
Howard Anderson 2125 3
Sarah KIDWELL 2117 4
Kelly Herlache 2047 3
Richard SMITH 2047 3

 

Complete scores for all skaters in the Minnesota Inline Grand Prix can be found here:

Men’s MIGP Standings (as of MN Half)

Women’s MIGP Standings (as of MN Half)

Please review and let me know if your information contains an inaccuracy.