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Madness In The Mitten 2 Results

May 1st, 2010

The Starting Line
The starting line, Picture by Marla Tolley

This year’s four mile push race saw 47 very competitive contestants. Skateboarders from all over Michigan made the journey, along with travelers from West Virginia, Indiana, New york, and Vermont. The weather was cold, and the majority of the race was spent kicking directly into the wind. A good time was had by all, and tons of prizes were given out thanks to the generous sponsors. The push race was followed by a slide jam, and a slalom event followed the next morning.

All the events went down without a hitch thanks to the great spirit of the longboarding community and the help of several volunteers. The trek to the slide hill turned into a hard and soft wheel jam this year, raising the local standard for freeriding and slide styles.

Having a timed slalom event is something new to Lansing, MI. There were roughly a dozen racers, and stoke levels were at a maximum. The Yerke brothers, makers of Bees Knees Boards ( prevailed, followed closely by their Go Green Longboarding teammates.

Official Madness in the Mitten II results:

Push Race Top 11
1st (tie). Jason Yerke and Bill Ris! Go Green/BKS (both)
3rd. Jeff Vyain

4th. Mike Dallas Go Green/Bustin
5th. Dan Holley
6th. Peter Weinrauch Go Green/Surf Rodz
7th. Chad Brewer Go Green/BKS
8th. Derek Yerke Go Green/BKS
9th. Cyp Overbored Bustin/
10th. Alex Kwiecinski Go Green/BKS
11th. Peter Croce Go Green/BKS

Hybrid Slalom
1st. Derek Yerke (14.77)
2nd. Jason Yerke (14.84)
3rd. Peter Croce (15.22)

4th. Alex Kwiecinski (15.41)
5th. Tom Risk (16.50)
6th. Dave Tolley (17.07)
7th. Andrew Burgess (18.17)
8th. Nic Huffman (19.07)
9th. Chris Preville (19.89)
10th. Jarod Davidson (20.59)
11th. Lance Pollo (25.25)
12th. Lola Oakley (26.08)

Tight Slalom
1st. Jason Yerke (11.26)
2nd. Derek Yerke (11.45)
3rd. Peter Croce (11.61)

4th. Tom Risk (12.42)
5th. Alex Kwiecinski (12.48)
6th. David “1998” Tolley (13.50)
7th. Chris Preville (15.90)
8th. Nic Huffman (17.13)

Thanks to Peter Croce for the below helmet cam footage

Madness In The Mitten II from Peter Croce on Vimeo.

Links to tons of photos, taken mostly by Nick Miller. The split links are on Facebook, or you can view the entire gallery on this site under the photos tab.

Part 1Part 2Part 3

Thanks to all the sponsors:
Comet Skateboards
Khiro Skateboard Products
Abec 11
GFH Boards
MSU Longboarding Club
Bees Knees Skathletics
Surf Rodz
Bustin’ Boards
Modern Skate and Surf
Daddies Board Shop

If that’s not enough for you to get your fix, head on over to the forum and post away! See you next year!

Madness in the Mitten 2 Announced

March 19th, 2010

Go Green Longboarding and the Michigan State Longboarding Club are pleased to present Madness in the Mitten II. Last year’s event featured 31 push racers and about 10 casual ride alongs from across Michigan and Illinois. The event was a blast, so we’re going to do it all over again, and this time we’re adding slalom.

Where: Lansing, MI
When: April 17th and 18th, 2010
$10 for push race, $5 for others – cash awarded to top.
Other prizes will be awarded/raffled thorughout the event.
The fastest Hybrid slalomer who has never attended an ISSA event will win a deck!

Itinerary: – (subject to change)

Saturday April 17th
10:00 Meet at Ranney/Registration
11:00 Push Race begins
12:30 Meet at Ranney, Prizes awarded
1:00 Lunch
1:30 Caravan to Slide Hill
2:00 – 5:00 Outlaw Slide Jam real laid back not a contest or anything.
6:00 Barbecue at Jays, maybe a few cones for fun
8:00 – 11′ ish Garage Skate/Garage Bomb Cicuit #2
Since we are all gathered up, if there is enough interest the garage skate will become a mini-series of races for those who want to. (similar to Garage Bomb Circuit #1).

Kick back at Jay’s house, everyone welcome to stay. limited room, so bring tents just in case.

Sunday April 18th
11:00 Hybrid Slalom,$5, location TBD. Jam Style 3 or 4 runs.
1:00 Tight Slalom,$5,location TBD. Likely single lane, maybe dual.

We are currently seeking permission for the hills. We have plenty of streets in a few different towns that we routinely set up timers and stuff on with no problems, so there will definitely be cones and times put down somewhere. Worst case scenario, we will travel 20 minutes to a country road in Mason. I will post hill updates as they come. The event is not sanctioned, and the main focus is for everyone to have a good time. We expect some good local competition to be there and we hope it can serve as a season warm-up for Midwest slalomers, and maybe convert a few skaters from saturday into slalomers. The fastest Hybrid slalomer who has never attended an ISSA event will win a deck.

Sign-up – I have written and hope to host the registration there. Entry fees will not be due until the day of the event, but please sign-up so we know approximately how many people to plan for, and so travelers can see how many fellow riders are expected. I will post updates as the sign up sheet becomes available.

Event on Facebook –

Go Green Longboarding
MSU Longboarding Club
Bees Knees Skathletics
Modern Skate and Surf

Last Year’s Video –

Questions? E-mail, or post in this forum thread:

The Results Are In!

January 4th, 2010

The 2009 ISSA rankings are in and it looks like Michigan has done a pretty good job in the rankings. Check it out, all are Men’s Amateur.

Jason Yerke – 28th Place
Derek Yerke – 32nd Place
Tom Risk – 117th Place
Peter Croce – 171st Place
Alex Kwiecinski – 253rd Place

These are all out of 664. Hopefully we’ll see some even more Michigan domination in 2010!

Garage Bomb Circuit #1 THIS SATURDAY 11/21 in East Lansing

November 19th, 2009

This Saturday we’re taking over East Lansing’s 5 best garages for a night of racing and fun.  Bring a helmet, gloves, and $5 and meet us in front of The Aud at 8 PM.  Full info here.