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COSS OPEN
24 Registered Contestants.
Event Date and Time: Saturday, October 27, 2007  08:00
Event Duration: 2 full days of action packed fun
Location: Lafayette, CO
Entry: Open
Helmets: Mandatory
Divisions: PRO
OPEN/AM
WOMEN
JUNIOR
Classes: GS
HS
TS
Organizer: COSS
Map: Click here for online map
Entry Fee: $75 PRO/$50 OPEN & WOMEN/$25 JUNYOs
Contest Info:
This is our end of the season farewell to cones. This is a main sanctioned event (as a result of the reclassification of La Costa and the release of that sanction). This is a 2-day event (saturday and sunday) so it will be easy to fly in on a Friday night to Denver International, and get out on Sunday night.
The hill: Overlook is one of the best slalom spots in the country with a consistent 9% grade and double wide. The pavement is top quality and super grippy. The courses will be typical COSS style GS, HS, and TS that all start at 9% and get to speed quick. There is a run out area. You will not need to drag your foot to survive. There are no services on this hill so bring your food and drink.
Click here to see a movie of Pappas on this hill

The weather: Colorado in late October is a throw of the dice, but no more so than June in Breckenridge. We could have beautiful 75 F as we did today, or we could have snow as we expect on Monday. There is no way to forecast this far out so each racer traveling here will need to weigh the risks. It's unlikely that two days of the event would be rain/snowed out so we expect even with one day's light to get 2 events in. We know the chances of bad weather are high, but hey, it's better than flying to Paris and standing around in the rain, no?
Getting Here: Fly into DIA and for the fastest drive to Lafayette take the Northwest Parkway ($6 in tolls).
Staying Here: We made a deal with the Hampton Inn on Boulder turnpike. If ten rooms are booked by Oct. 15 the rate is $69. Otherwise the schmo rate is $79. Comes with free hot breakfast, free internet. Tell them you're "with that skateboard group". It's 6 miles to the hill from the Hampton and here are the directionsHampton Inn Boulder/ Louisville 912 W. Dillon Rd. Louisville, CO 80027 303-666-7700/ 303-666-7374 fax
Entry Fee: $75 Pro, $50 Open/Am, $25 Jr. If there are enough Women (e.g. 2) we'll do a Women's division with Entry fee of $50. You can pay by paypal to cossopen@asphaltplayground.com

For any other questions call George Pappas at 720-684-8291 or email Zak Maytum as zmaytum@gmailDOTcom

pictures from CAT
Here are a few pics.


I'll post more later.





It felt like 40 below zero on Friday evening!








Heal fast young Joe, heal fast!








Zak working on the timing system on Friday night after cleaning the hill.








Terri & baby. (notice the down jacket---- brrrrrrrr!)








You-know-who!











Notice Fluitt's eyes---- they were right, he really IS the devil!








Geo & beer went hand-in-hand!








Parked right in front of the fire hydrant!








King Of Cool!








Takin' Care Of Business!








Geo & Rich








JBH & Jason








Me!








Zak gettin' MAD! My Pavel teammate!








Feel better Jackman!








I beat the boys! (well, some of them)








WAX on, WAX off! My Pavel teammate!








Claude had a REALLY good time!








Does art really imitate life??!!



_________________
~Age is just a state of mind~


~Cat ~
1st Place Finisher: Mitchell, Mitchell, Barker, Jackman, Wax, Wax
2nd Place Finisher: Pappas, McLaren, Mitchell, Putrah, Jackman, Putrah
3rd Place Finisher: Reaves, Reaves, Pappas, Kasha, Putrah, Huitt,
Overall Results: PRO-GS
1 Jason Mitchell
2 George Pappas
3 Martin Reaves
4 Richy Carrasco
5 Zac Maytam
6 David Pirnack
7 Joe McLaren
8 Chris Barker
9 Jonathan Harms
10 Gary Fluitt
11 Claude Regnier


OPEN-GS
1 Brad Jackman
2 Joel Putrah
3 Brad Kasha
4 Rick Fitzpatrick
5 Gerry Huitt
6 Rich Harrison
7 Gib Lewis
8 Cat Young
9 George Myler


PRO-Hybrid
1 Jason Mitchell
2 Joe McLaren
3 Martin Reaves
4 George Pappas
5 Gary Fluitt
6 Zac Maytam
7 Chris Barker
8 David Pirnack
9 Richy Carrasco
10 Jonathan Harms
11 Claude Regnier


OPEN-Hybrid
1 Jim Weatherwax
2 Brad Jackman
3 Joel Putrah
4 Gerry Huitt
5 Rich Harrison
6 Rick Fitzpatrick
7 Gib Lewis
8 Cat Young
9 George Myler
10 Brad Kasha


PRO-Tight

1 Chris Barker
2 Jason Mitchell
3 George Pappas
4 Gary Fluitt
5 David Pirnack
6 Zac Maytam
7 Martin Reaves
8 Richy Carrasco
9 Jonathan Harms


OPEN-Tight
1 Jim Weatherwax
2 Joel Putrah
3 Gerry Huitt
4 Cat Young
5 Rich Harrison
6 Brad Kasha
7 George Myler
8 Gib Lewis
9 Rick Fitzpatrick


OVERALL POINTS - 3 races

1. jason-4
2. george-9
3. martin-13
4. Cbark-16
5. zac-17
6. fluitt-19
6. pirnack-19
7. richy-21

1. joel-7
2. huitt-12
3. rich-16
4. kash-19
4. fitz-19
5. cat-20
6. Gib-22

Registered Contestants (24) -- COSS OPEN
Name Home City Division Classes Sponsors Bio Comment Date Submitted
1. Cat Young Larkspur, California  WOMEN  GS, HS, TS  Pavel, GOG, Khiro    Can't wait to get to Colorado...... again!  10/5/2007 4:30:30 PM 
2. Claude Regnier Ottawa,Ontario, Canada  PRO  GS, HS, TS  MB - OSP - SK8CITY more to follow  Really old, sometimes fast just can't miss those cones, EH!  Info on a billet and travel time from Cali. This is a road trip including La Costa, The COSS OPEN & DIXIE  10/5/2007 4:53:08 PM 
3. Pat Chewning Beaverton, Oregon  OPEN/AM  GS, HS  I sponsor myself    I will be running the timing system. If things are going smoothly I'll take a run or two. Overlook Hill is scary fast.  10/5/2007 5:39:04 PM 
4. JOE MCLAREN LONGMONT  PRO  GS, HS, TS  PPS, RADIKAL, OUST, ALL BOARDS SPORTS, SEISMIC, AND ZAK DESIGNS  LIVE FAST...SKATE FASTER    10/6/2007 6:31:30 AM 
5. KYLE "WHITE KRISSPY" MCLAREN LONGMONT  OPEN/AM  GS, TS  PPS, RADIKAL, OUST, ALL BOARDS SPORTS, AND ZAK DESIGNS       10/6/2007 8:14:29 AM 
6. Mac McMurray Aurora Co  OPEN/AM  GS, HS, TS  Titanium racing      10/6/2007 3:35:54 PM 
7. Max McMurray Aurora Co  JUNIOR  GS, HS, TS        10/6/2007 3:36:57 PM 
8. Geo Myler Longmont, ColoRADo  OPEN/AM  GS, HS, TS  Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket  Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket  Someone's making a Skin Donation on this hill, and it's not me!  10/6/2007 4:12:12 PM 
9. Zak Maytum Boulder CO  OPEN/AM  GS, HS, TS  Pavel, G.O.G, Zak Designs.    Tight Enough For Ya?!?!  10/7/2007 12:16:51 AM 
10. Richy "Brown Bomber" Carrasco OC So Cal  PRO  GS, HS, TS  SK8KINGS, Oust, Khiro, Radikal, Vans, S-One, Seismic, Retro  Here we go again!    10/7/2007 4:41:57 PM 
11. the pappasino boulder  PRO  GS, HS, TS  chris pappas, chicken      10/7/2007 6:43:39 PM 
12. Joel Putrah Greeley, CO  OPEN/AM  GS, HS, TS  my wallet.    slalom yeah!!  10/7/2007 10:02:11 PM 
13. david pirnack Morrison, CO  PRO  GS, HS, TS  Pavel, Splitfire      10/8/2007 11:19:38 AM 
14. Jason Mitchell Louisville, Colorado  PRO  GS, HS, TS  PPS-KHIRO-NITRO-GOG-CARHARTT-ALLBOARDSSPORTS-PRODESIGNED-SKATECOLORADO-CURVE-TEAM MITCHELL      10/8/2007 11:48:17 AM 
15. Rick Fitzpatrick Golden, CO  OPEN/AM  GS, HS, TS  RACE TRAX  It's good to be COSS!  First race at Overlook, This one is gonna make history. Wouldn't miss it for the World's  10/8/2007 2:48:17 PM 
16. Gib Lewis Breckenridge, CO  OPEN/AM  GS, HS, TS  Hmmm...  I'm ancient, isn't this an ARA race    10/9/2007 7:39:15 AM 
17. Martin Reaves Boulder  PRO  GS, HS, TS  PPS, Radikal      10/10/2007 2:36:27 PM 
18. Gerry Huitt Louisville, Colorado  OPEN/AM  GS, HS, TS  That would be my credit card    Can't wait to race on this hill.

Philthy...Where are you??? 
10/11/2007 10:05:10 AM 
19. Gerry Fluitt Golden, Colorado  PRO  GS, HS, TS  Huitt's entry fee  44 going on 72
rides for Depends™
 
10/12/2007 6:25:00 PM 
20. Brad Kasha Calgary, Alberta  OPEN/AM  GS, HS, TS  QWIP Woodworks, free flyer voucher,,,anyone who has a couch avail./transport    Let's race......  10/12/2007 8:10:06 PM 
21. Rich Harrison Louisville, Colorado  OPEN/AM  GS, HS, TS  Zak, Joe and Jason  Born in Dogtown, raised on the black banks of Kenter Canyon and Paul Revere schools. Began park skating at California's Skatercross, Downey park, and Marina Del Rey. Now enjoying revival.  Cheers...Thanks...Stoked  10/18/2007 9:20:26 AM 
22. Brad"Jackhammer" Jackman Sumner Wa.  OPEN/AM  GS, HS, TS  SK8KINGS AXE ARMY    Ride fast or be Last...COSS kicks ass.AXE ARMY!  10/18/2007 9:34:45 PM 
23. Jonathan Harms STL, MO  PRO  GS, HS, TS  Well, if I can beat either Richy or Claude, then I guess it'd be Pirnack  Announcers? What announcers?  There's old in them thar hills  10/19/2007 2:40:45 PM 
24. Chris Miller You know...  OPEN/AM  GS, HS, TS  Daddies Boardshop, Presha Drop  I was born in the desert, raised in a lion's den  Yippee Kayay Muthafucka  10/24/2007 6:33:08 PM 


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