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2017 Minnesota Inline Grand Prix

The Minnesota Inline Grand Prix Series is a fun and friendly way to compare yourself to other regional skaters.  The Grand Prix seeks to maintain and increase participation in the sport of inline speed skating.  Full rules can be found below.  The inline events that will make up the 2016 Minnesota Inline Grand Prix are the following:

2017 Minnesota Inline Grand Prix Events

2017 Minnesota Inline Grand Prix Standings:

Steve Meisinger started the season with a win on Madeline Island. He followed his first major victory with top placements in Chicago (4th), the Minnesota Half (2nd) and the North Shore Inline Marathon (15th overall). With a point total of 3977, out of a possible 4000, Steve wins the 2017 Minnesota Inline Grand Prix (MIGP). Kelin Dunfee, who missed the first couple events of the season while he competed on the track in Colorado, was 66 points back with fine performances in Chicago (5th place), a victory at the Minnesota Half, but struggled to 22nd place in Duluth. A skaters top four point totals throughout the season count towards a skaters total points (see full rules below). Kelin was trailing in the Minnesota Inline Grand Prix standings entering the seasons final event, so he would have needed to have beaten Steve, and by a wide margin. Kelin won last seasons Inline Grand Prix by a mere three points.

Congratulations to Steve, who is one of the nicest guys on the racing circuit, on a well earned Championship. Steve skates for Rainbo out of Illinois.

For the ladies, Hannah (Hendrickson) Vanasse not only won the women’s title, but finished 14th overall. She was, however, the only female to complete four or more events.

Ken Huss Award: The Ken Huss Award goes to skaters that completed every MIGP event. This years winners:

1. Ken Huss

2. Greg Miller

3. Michael Mullery

4. Josiah Hendrickson

Overall Top 25:

First Last Total Points # of Races AIIM R4R CHI MNH ROR NSIM
1 Steve Meisinger 3977 4 1000 985 997 996
2 Kelin Dunfee 3911 4 951 1000 1000 960
3 Jeff Terwilliger 3813 4 928 1000 980 905
4 Conrade Thomas 3682 4 926 960 967 829
5 Elias Hendrickson 3656 4 974 974 905 804
6 Michael Mullery 3640 6 928 907 848 957 833 762
7 Josiah Hendrickson 3634 6 959 920 814 941 728 766
8 Greg Miller 3606 6 927 933 815 931 729 763
9 John Schulte 3538 4 927 840 944 827
10 Herb GAYLE 3452 5 927 815 882 728 828
11 Matt Robinson 3384 4 928 822 961 674
12 Jason Mann 3279 4 927 954 746 652
13 Jeffery Steltz 3271 4 799 853 862 756
14 Hannah Vanasse 3261 5 812 765 856 829 739
15 Tracy White 3105 4 800 634 908 763
16 Tim Pothen 3072 4 770 787 872 643
17 Roger Olson 3010 5 799 707 610 885 619
18 Rob Bell 2990 3 1000 993 997
19 Steffen Howard 2988 3 1000 990 998
20 David Swan 2934 4 924 866 467 677
21 Gary Johnson 2865 3 928 973 964
22 Ken Huss 2776 6 702 560 460 820 638 616
23 Alex Fedak 2744 3 916 987 841
24 Matt Kitzis 2730 3 971 977 782
25 Brian Geisel 2707 3 927 951 829

Top 7 Female:

Hannah was the only female skater to complete four events needed to earn a full score. Had Kara skated another event and earned more than 727 points, Kara Parker would have won. Miranda Halsey could have also won with a fourth score greater than 836.

1 Hannah Vanasse 3261 5 812 765 856 829 739
2 Kara Parker 2534 3 834 928 772
3 Miranda Halsey 2425 3 815 836 774
4 Erin Stenseth 1865 3 645 774 446
5 Heather Luberts 1838 3 573 705 559
6 Darcy Futrell 1819 3 646 702 471
7 Erin Topley 1817 3 644 555 618

26-70

After the top 70, most participants only completed two events.

26 Hernan Diaz 2706 3 972 829 905
27 Ovid Westin 2620 3 927 970 723
28 Ben Hall 2614 3 960 948 707
29 Daniel Collins 2592 3 830 934 828
30 Paul OHearn 2572 3 927 817 828
31 noel creager 2569 3 893 938 738
32 Kara Parker 2534 3 834 928 772
33 Darrell Hauge 2528 4 698 627 748 456
34 Darril Otto 2492 3 798 773 921
35 Mark Christenson 2445 3 915 767 764
36 Miranda Halsey 2425 3 815 836 774
37 Charlie Auspos 2421 5 574 640 692 514 490
38 Keith Svir 2417 3 896 765 757
39 Ryan Mullery 2406 3 910 869 627
40 Tavis Trosen 2392 3 803 892 697
41 Christopher Rehklau 2348 3 822 849 677
42 Gregory Ash 2311 3 799 846 667
43 Jim Sokolowski 2308 3 827 902 580
44 Paul Holte 2269 4 630 731 507 401
45 Stephen Larios 2263 3 843 745 674
46 Matt Melanson 2261 3 799 697 765
47 Chad Wilson 2261 3 788 746 727
48 Mike Chonarzewski 2239 4 589 435 761 455
49 Scott Mattson 2209 3 769 843 597
50 John Peck 2170 3 799 688 684
51 Pat Stream 2114 4 544 587 698 284
52 Ted Minobe 2089 3 798 629 662
53 Gary Betting 2047 3 702 797 548
54 Justin Stelly 2000 2 1000 ###
55 Mike Miller 1977 4 558 296 675 447
56 Bob Gerhard 1943 3 633 793 516
57 Dan Teske 1876 3 738 655 483
58 Erin Stenseth 1865 3 645 774 446
59 Heather Luberts 1838 3 573 705 559
60 Randy Plett 1832 2 928 904
61 Darcy Futrell 1819 3 646 702 471
62 Erin Topley 1817 3 644 555 618
63 Paul Meyering 1772 2 867 905
64 Scott Rohlik 1771 3 547 751 474
65 Blaine Ruggles 1770 3 602 672 496
66 Robert Motta 1761 2 971 790
67 Kimon Papahadjopoulos 1757 2 928 829
68 Tommy Peterson 1756 2 927 829
69 Jim Mckee 1752 2 924 829
70 Brent Leaman 1742 2 952 791

 

 

How the series works:

1. The Minnesota Inline Grand Prix (MIGP) series in run by InlineSkateMpls LLC and is free. Money is not exchanged or distributed in any way, nor is money earned from this series.  This series is independent of the races, and the races are independent of the series.  Being in the MIGP series does not include entry into any races in the series.  You do not need to register for the MIGP series; if you participate in one of the above races, you may be in the series.

2.  Scoring:

    • Marathon:  Points are awarded based on an event’s official times (to the extent they are deemed accurate).  The first place MIGP skater in each race will score 1,000 points.  All others earn points based upon the percentage of time back of the first place finisher.  Points are awarded without regard to age division or sex.
    • Half Marathon, 10k, and shorter:  Skaters score according to their finish place out of all racers.  The first MIGP skater in each race will score 1,000 points.  All others will score based upon the percentile in which the MIGP skaters finish such that the middle finisher will score 500 points.  The MIGP will presume a minimum of 75 entrants.  Points are awarded without regard to age division or sex.

3. Only a skater’s 4 highest event scores will count.  Anyone racing in 4 or fewer races will have all of their scores included.

  • Skaters who do not compete in one of the first two events may or may not be included in future MIGP calculations.
  • Skaters do not change age divisions (or sex) during the year.
  • Participants will be vying for the honor of being identified as the best and to make the prestigious Top 25.

4. While some events have both full & half marathons, only the longest event will be counted in the Grand Prix totals.

5.  AF Rule: In the event of a tie at the top, the following tie breakers will decide the overall winner: The skater with the Most Race Wins; if there is still a tie then: Of each skaters four scores that are counted toward each skaters point total, the skater with the lowest total amount of time behind the winner will be declared champion.  (Remember in a marathon more than one skater can score 1000 points).  If there is still a tie then Co-Champions are declared.

6. CE Rule: participants have two weeks from the posting of an event’s MIGP scores to contest the results.  After two weeks results are deemed final.

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