Kylee Berger is also in a picture of the World Team found on page 65 of the magazine
Front Center: Heather Turley, wnd ROw (LR) Stobhan Boismier, Shanna McCullough, Andrea Flynn,
Kathryn BIegel-3rd Row Crystal Roseborough, Courtney Donovan, Cassandra Miller, Erin Ovens-Sculzitti, Laura Wright
Maya Goody, KYLEE BERGER, Joseph FariasIII-4th Row Josiah BIshop, Alex Poland, Eric Hadley, Michael Myers, Hetor Pereiro, Derek Leonard,
Troy Tucker, Kyle Turley
|NORTHERN DYNAMICS COMPETE IN BRAZIL
The Northern Dynamics returned from the World
Championshps which was held in Brasila in November.
The team ended up in Tenth Place so now
are in the top ten teams in the World.
The team has included some more members in their last season. Joining the team for Worlds was Hayden Schmidt-Skagit,
Debbie Vail-Citrus Heights Ca, Chrissy Vail-Marysville.
The Northern Dynamics includes members from Washington, Oregon and included two California members.|
Team members practiced once a week at Marysville with the Washington members and will be practicing approximately every other week
with the Oaks and California skaters.
Note of interest: The team boasted the fact that they include three generations of skaters
on the team, one grandmother, Sue Richardson,her daughter Tiffany McKinnon and granddaughter Courtney Richardson,
and of course Tiffany McKinnon with daughter Courtney Richardson on the team also.
One mother and son, Brenda Schmidt with her son Hayden, Kelley Scace with his daughter Heather and son Kyle,
which makes this a real family affair.
Having a group like this together showed true devotion of the skaters to the sport and to each other.
The World Championshps is probably the most expensive meet that the team ever entered. They have skated before in Rome, Buenos Aires, and this is the most complicated and expensive
one we have ever experienced. Hotels are VERY expensive, Flight, Visas and all the other things connected mount up.
To be able to travel to this competiton shows devotion to the sport.
There are many countries entered and some very excellent teams.
The team skated well, and are pleased that they were be able to represent the United States at the competiton.
We were the only team from the United States entered.
COACH AND CHOREOGRAPHY: MARLENE BRULAND
TEAM MANAGER: JERRY BRULAND
SECOND PLACE US CHAMPIONSHIPS-2011
NORTHERN DYNAMICS PRECISION TEAM
Cheryl Baldwin-Lona Dennis
Kyleen Gillette-Virginia Kriehn,
Susan Logghe-Aimee Sides-Marysville
Tiffany McKinnon-Courtney Richardson
Heather Scace-Kelley Scace
Brenda Schmidt-Shana Sherlock-Burlington
The Northern Dynamics 2011 Regional Champions and World Team, skated
the US Nationals in Fort Wayne, representing 5 clubs from the Northwest and placed second. They have already qualified to
skate the World Championships in Brasila, Brazil in November and are also preparing for that.
If you notice the skater in the green, on the left, that is Caitlin Richardson-our team mascot, so to speak.
She would love to be on the team but is not old enough so has been very faithful filling in during practices,
playing music for the team and general helping with anything that needs to be done, and hopes to be able to skate with them
This has been a real experience for all, bring together skaters from the Washington/Oregon areas and the team shows
lots of spirit and dedication
Quite a feat !
THE 2011 NORTHERN DYNAMICS WORLD TEAM
2011 WORLD COMPETITORS
Returning and New Members
A LITTLE HISTORY OF THE NORTHERN DYNAMICS:
The Northern Dynamics started in around 2000 when I called some of the skaters
that had not been skating for a while and asked how they would like to try this
They said it sounded like fun. The fun began and we were able to qualify for
Worlds 5 years in a row by placing 3rd and we were able to attend the World Meets.
2003 was Argentina (our favorite), 2004 was Fresno, 2005 was Rome and then in
2006 and 2007 the team was not able to attend Spain, or Australia.
We started another year but due to conflicts ,we disbanded. Precision skating is
such a great chance to attend Worlds, skate on the World floor and represent our country.
It is not easy and you must have the right attitude. The other teams at Worlds are skating
with a lot of financial support and they take it very serious. It is hard to compete with them,
it is like a job to them, but for us, it is an honor to even be a part of it and there are great
memories. It is a great oportunity to travel to other countries is a great experience.
I was so discouraged when the team broke up, that it was hard for me to even watch
the teams at Nationals last two seasons. It is such a creative event.
After Nationals two years before, Sue Logghe, Lona Dennis and Cheryl Baldwin came to me and said, I think
we can get a team together, ok? I was really excited about getting back into it
but cautious because of the late start and it would be another let down in my life.
I am sure if it hadn't been for Lona, Sue and CHeryl recruiting people, we wouldn't be
skating ...and having fun !
Their persistence paid off and they contacted people after Nationals the last year, to
replace some of the ones that could not commit to Brazil. We have a non profit status and we have money
left from before so we have a head start on it but we need to get the team to qualify before we will be able to use
the money set aside for World Competition. Everyone wants to go to Worlds so much and that they are really working for that goal.
This is truly a NORTHWEST TEAM with many clubs represented. That is wonderful !
This was the first time that I had ever put together a routine so late in the season
and I wasn't sure if we could get everyone together for practices. We practiced at MV
very week and every other week at Centralia or at Auburn so that the Oaks could come to
those practices. We have practiced off skates, on skates, in the late evening, in the
morning and finally it came together for Regionals and worked very well.
The Oaks practiced with their part of the team at the Oaks every week, we did at MV
every week with most of the other members and we were all on the same page. It worked.
We qualified to skate Worlds. We then put finishing touches on the new routine,
costumes and had time to polish and get some new moves. With persistence will make this work.
Precision takes a lot of time and dedication and sacrifice.....THIS TEAM DOES THAT.
I like the attitudes,it is what we needed.
Coach - Marlene Bruland
Past Placement History of the Team
3rd Place US Nationals-2002-2003-2004-2005-2006
Fourth 2007 and Third 2010-Second 2011
QUALIFIED FOR WORLDS FOR FIVE YEARS IN A ROW
PARTICIPATED AT 2003-BUENOS AIRES,ARGENTINA--2004 FRESNO,CALIFORNIA
THIS TEAM ACCOMPLISHED SO MUCH---IT WILL BE HARD TO BEAT THEIR RECORD. I WILL MISS BEING WITH THESE SKATERS.
WE WILL ALWAYS REMAIN CLOSE IN THOUGHT. NO ONE CAN TAKE AWAY FROM THEM THE EXPERIENCES THEY HAD DURING THE PAST YEARS.|
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