Fall Training Trip
CC Meet History
Fall Training Trip Concludes
August 28, 2011By Chris Harder of Rosemount Cross Country
The 15th annual Rosemount Fall Training Trip concluded on Thursday, a day after "Championship Wednesday" concluded with some expected and some controversial victories.
Pictures of camp can be found here.
Canoe tips can be seen here.
See interview with Skip Rock champion Tyler Blumke and caddie Joe Carlson here.
See interview with Ryan Brumm on his miracle bocci toss to beat the senior girls here.
See interview with Around the World Champions here.
Below is a tournament recap:
Bocci Ball The most prestigious of the tournaments deep in tradition, the old guys ended their 5-year long drought with relative ease, topping Tommy Linder and Trevor Capra 21-12 in the final. The juniors rallied to get over the 8 points posted by Joe (York) Carlson and Ryan Brumm from the semis. Coach Fendrich, vowing to play daily while in Paraguay during the summer, used his patented high ball to keep the old guys rolling in "death valley," their preferred area of the course. It was the 6th overall championship for the old guys. Capra and Linder get credited for the win as the top campers and will return in 2012 as the top seed. Highlight of the tournament was the toss of Ryan Brumm. His interview is here.
Around the World An all-senior championship game lived up to its billing as Calvin Lehn and Chandler Dye topped Will Holcomb and Andrew Sundlie for the title. Holcomb and Sundlie shocked the tilted court by upsetting defending champions and top seed Trevor Capra and Tommy Linder in the sweet 16. The top seeds felt their first round bye hurt their game, but second seed Lehn and Dye didn't seem to have trouble coming off their bye. Top underclassmen teams being considered for top seeds next year include quarterfinalists Molly Reber/Rachel Matuseski and Sam Karlson/Cody Schultz. Liz Evenocheck and Austin Rudoll had senior partners, but both had good tournaments in advancing to the quarters. Interview with champions is here.
Ladder Golf After being upset in around the world and losing in the final of bocci, the team of Trevor Capra and Tommy Linder found redemption in ladder golf with a thrilling victory over Michael Carlson and Chris Sorenson. Capra/Linder had a last throw victory in the final four over top seed and heavy favorites Grace Wheeler and Grace Longman (who had matching shirts throughout camp). A big surprise was semifinalists Joey Mach and Jon Duff, who started as the 26 seed in the tournament.
Volleyball In the random draw of 5 on 5 volleyball, Team 2 proved victorious behind their senior-laden line-up of Tyler (Lewis) Blumke, Joe (York) Carlson, Michael Carlson, and Tori Grund. Sophomore Molly Reber rounded out the squad. Team 5 also had four seniors with Cole Aronson, Jon Duff, Will Holcomb, Thana Hussein, and junior Grace Longman. There was some chatter about the randomness of the drawing with Chandler Dye and Calvin Lehn ending up on the same squad. However, the seniors were dealt two frosh and a soph and suffered an early quarerfinal exit.
Class Volleyball Twice the juniors walked off the court thinking they had defeated the seniors, but the rules kept changing. When the dust finally settled the third time, the seniors managed a come-from-behind victory. The outcome reminded the old guys of the 1972 Olympic Basketball Final.
Skip Rock The first contested competition since Stephen Maturen's thrilling 2004 victory, #7 seed Tyler Blumke upset two seed Trevor Carlson and three seed Ryan Brumm on his way to victory over Trevor Capra in the final. Blumke got help after prelimary qualifying from "caddie" Joe Carlson, who secured "guys" that specialized in the three disciplines of skip rock: # skips, length between skips, and height of skip. Watch interview with champion Tyler Blumke and caddie Joe Carlson.