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Good friends, tasty food, big awards, plentiful prizes, and a great time, were all on the menu for the annual WORS Awards Banquet. Approximately 250 of the WORS faithful gathered at Sentry World Sports Center in Stevens Point, Wisconsin on October 25th to celebrate the conclusion of this year
The following racers have demonstrated incredible commitment and be the odds by participating in all twelve WORS races of 2008. In honor of this accomplishment they are officially "WORS Heads". They were acknowledged at the Awards Banquet however, clerical error had us omitting Ray Nelson and John Lirette to whom we would like to sincerely apologize for our error. If there are others we missed please let us know at www.wors.org. Fifty-seven racers achieved WORS Head status in 2008 and those in attendance at the Banquet were presented a special edition WORS Head sticker for their bike and a framed 5x7 photo of themselves in action.
If you are a WORS Head that was unable to attend the Banquet, we will be mailing your award out to you.
2008 WORS Heads WORS #
Last Name 2019
Every year, WORS recognizes those racers who finished every event in the 12-race series. The 2008 "WORS Heads", pictured above, received a special gift.
Individual series and overall finishers were recognized with plaques, including Elite overall finishers (ladies pictured below), who also received prize packages totaling several thousand dollars. Team competitions for overall finishes and participation were also honored. For complete results, see http://www.wors.org/results/index.php?year=2008.
The WORS 2008 video, above, was created by Team WORS racer Claire Cannon from photographs and movies of WORS racers and fans, taken by WORS racers and fans during the 2008 season. In addition to sharing the WORS experience, the video promotes WORS, WORS sponsors, and local venues.
WORS is America's largest state mountain bike series, and is well recognized in regional and national media. The race experience enjoyed by WORS racers is well-organized, highly competitive, and great fun. For sponsors, WORS is a unique opportunity to reach regional and national mountain bike enthusiasts of every age and ability. Please feel free to download, link to, embed on your website and/or pass the video along to family, friends, and interested mountain bikers. The downloaded .m4v file will play in Quicktime or iTunes. You can watch it on your video iPod, or video-enabled phone. It may even help you to explain to friends and loved-ones what, exactly, you were doing every other weekend all summer long!
Special thanks to Marcum Martz, Jeremey Rodriguez, Cory Hetzel, Dave Reich and Phil Kurtz who contributed material directly and will receive a free DVD copy of the movie. Thanks also to many more who shared photos and videos online. Anyone interested in being mailed a DVD copy of the movie, please see details below.
Finally, for those who take movies and photographs at WORS events, check back here and in the racer handbook for details of the 2009 WORS Photography contests! We'd love to include your best photographs in WORS coverage by VeloNews and regional media.
In closing, many thanks to those who came out to the Banquet for the annual close of WORS, and to 2008 WORS racers, fans, family, friends and volunteers for a great season of racing. See you next season on May 17 at Iola!
For a DVD copy of the WORS 2008 video, send $5 (add $3 for each additional copy) to cover the cost of materials and shipping cost to:
Milwaukee WI, 53201
Please allow two weeks for delivery.
Rendezvous Predict Your Time Contest Winners Announced
Results for the Joe Bikelers Wolf River Rendezvous Predict Your Time Contest have been determined and here is a list of the lucky winners. If you have any questions please contact Stana or Ron at email@example.com.
1st Prize: $200 - Josh Barret Bib#29
2nd Prize: $125 - Dallas Fowler Bib#79
3rd Prize: $100 - Dakota Smith Bib#6016
4th Prize:$75 - Steve Jeske Bib#1060
5th Prize: $50 - Brendon Coleman Bib#1518
1st Prize: $200 - Margaret Matuszak Bib#5184
2nd Prize: $125 - Karlene Olson Bib#3034
3rd Prize: $100 - Terra Nicklas Bib#3016
4th Prize:$75 - Brooke Peters Bib#5188
5th Prize: $50 - Monica Gabrielson Bib#6017
As posted at Race Registration at the Wolf River Rendezvous, prize winners were select by raffle after having qualified by being one of the five closest within their category at estimating their finishing time. Winners should be receiving a check in the mail next week.
The 2008 WORS Awards Banquet will be held Saturday October 25th at Sentry World, 601 N. Michigan Ave, Stevens Point, Wisconsin (directions). Banquet tickets** are on sale online* for $20* each or you can buy them by mailing a check for $20 per adult and $14 for each child
Attached is a list of the WORS qualifiers and alternates for the 2008 Midwest Regional Championships to be held as part of Iceman Cometh Mountain Bike Race in Traverse City, Michigan on November 8. If you have not confirmed whether or not you will be able to attend and represent WORS in the competition, please do so before Friday, October 17. If you feel I have made an error in our calculations, please email me. If you know that both the qualifier and alternate are not planning to attend and believe you are next in line, please email me, firstname.lastname@example.org. I will try to update this list as new information becomes available.
2008 Midwest Regional Championships Qualifiers
Updated 10-15, 10:00 a.m. Confirmed
No Pro/Semi-Pro Men
Expert Men 15-18
Expert Men 19-24
Expert Men 25-29
Expert Men 30-34
Expert Men 35-39
Expert Men 40-44
Expert Men 45-49
Expert Men 50-54
Sport Men 15-18
Sport Men 19-24
Sport Men 25-29
Sport Men 30-33
Sport Men 34-36
Sport Men 37-39
Sport Men 40-43
Sport Men 44-46
Sport Men 47-49
Sport Men 50-54
Beginner Men 15-18
Beginner Men 19-24
Mathew White, Jr.
Beginner Men 25-29
Beginner Men 30-34
Beginner Men 35-39
Beginner Men 40-44
Beginner Men 45-54
All Men 12-14
All Men 55-59
All Men 60-64
All Men 65+
Pro/Expert Women 19-34
Expert Women 35-44
Sport Women 19-34
Sport Women 35-44
Sport/Exp Women 45+
Beginner Women 19-34
Beginner Women 35-44
Beginner Women 45+
All Women 12-18
All Women 55-64
All Women 65 +
Men Singlespeeds 39 & Under
Men Singlespeeds 40+
The CycleOps Fluid2 trainers from the Saris/CycleOps warm up tent go on sale starting at 8:00 Sunday morning, October 12th. The Fluid2, is one the most advanced trainer available in cycling today. It delivers road-like feel, progressive resistance, and best-in-class performance allowing for a real impact on your training program. The Fluid2 trainers carry a suggested retail price of $330 and can be purchased at the WORS tent during the Wigwam MTB Challenge for $189 plus tax on a first come first serve basis. No pre-sale orders will be taken. If you are unable to make to Sheboygan, we suggest you have a friend or teammate make the purchase for you. Also, WORS will have a list that you can be put on to purchase a trainer should any be available after Sunday