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OUR 2017 NORTHWEST NATIONAL CHAMPIONS RESULTS
NOW POSTED AND PICTURES ARE POSTED AS RECEIVED

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OUR 2017 NORTHWEST NATIONAL CHAMPIONS



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JUST RECEIVED THIS FROM BREMERTON SKATELAND


ROBERT "Bob" HEMPHILL

One of our sports greatest coaches and a true icon passed away on June 1, 2017 in Olympia Washington, not very far from where his legacy in Roller Skating began. Bob was not only a school teacher, and Hockey coach in Washington, but he also served in the submarine service during World War II.

Among many of his accomplishments in his life, he dedicated a large portion of his life to roller skating and especially hockey. Although he retired a number of years ago, he had already had a great influence on skaters, coaches, and the entire hockey program.

He built and operated Skateland in Olympia Washington in 1959, where he coached a number of National speed skaters. He received the National High Point Trophy in 1963-64 along with having 6 National Speed Champions. He coached many World Team Speed Skaters and developed many future speed and hockey coaches in the early 60's. Bob then turned his focus to hockey by helping develop "Puck Hockey". He founded the NW Roller Hockey League in 1964 and it is still going strong today. He was the designer and producer of the first official Puck used in puck hockey from 1971-1979. He coached the Senior Gold and Junior Divisions in puck hockey, to 10 straight Gold Medal Placements at the Puck hockey National Championships. He made the crossover to ball or rink hockey in 1980.
He not only coached at many rink hockey training camps around the country, including the 1st developmental World Team training camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, but also authored several training booklets and training films for USARS to be used by coaches to develop their skaters and clubs. He carried his love to skating and hockey by building and operating Skateland in Bremerton, Washington. Bob's love of both types of hockey showed when he took his World Class Rink Hockey Team from the Rink Hockey National Championships straight to the Puck Hockey National Championships and won the Gold Division again after being absent for 5 years. His selfness and tireless dedication to hockey was unmatched. Included in his list of roller skating awards he received in his lifetime are: National Coach of the Year twice, three time Northwest Hockey Coach of the Year; Ball Hockey Committee Member 1984-2000. One of the first Elite coaches, 9 time U.S. Olympic Festiva l Coach, USARS Meritorious Service Awards, USARS Hall of Fame, Pan American Team coach twice, 9 time Men's World Team Coach, and 4 time Women's Team Coach.
Although he had achieved many awards and had done so much for the future of hockey, his real attribute was his concern for the youth and skaters. He was a mentor for troubled youths from all walks of like. As a teacher, he would keep tabs on many of his students to make sure they were completing their work and keeping their grades up. For his skaters who had nothing and no way of getting to competitions and camps, he would drive them and pay for a lot of their costs so they could continue their skating career and possibly make decent lives for themselves. He was a truly remarkable person, teacher and coach. He was one of a kind, an old fashioned kind of guy who helped others as much as he could. He was a very good friend and ally to our sport. Hockey wouldn't be what it is today if Bob hadn't come along. He saw a need for his expertise in teaching and helping people. He used his talent to bring out the best in his skaters and hockey. Thank you Bob for a job above and beyond well done. We will surely miss you and may you rest in peace.

Submitted by:Jim Stevenson-Bremerton Skateland

-The Northwest sends their deepest sympathy to the Family-

JUST A REMINDER-DOTTIE SHORES MEMORIAL SERVICE




2017 NORTHWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS




OUR NORTHWEST NATIONAL CHAMPIONS and GOLD MEDALISTS REMEMBERED

NORTHWEST ARCHIVES OF OUR NATIONAL WINNERS PAGES

SEE OF YOU REMEMBER ANY OF THESE SKATERS: 1946-2016


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Northwest Gold Medalist Archives lists skaters from the Northwest who deserve recognition for passing the highest test in skating, the Gold Medal.

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It is my opinion that reaching the Gold Medal goal is to be congratulated and those skaters should be remembered for this just as champions are remembered. This is not a complete list of Gold Medal skaters at this point and I will add to this as I receive confirmation on others.
These tests results have been recorded in a book put out by the RSROA for the years 1946-1983, and from Skate Magazines. I am trying to get the test records from 1984-present from the RSA office. This is not an easy task as you can imagine. When looking for the skaters, I have them listed both by the year and alphabetically.
Remember the ladies may have different last names since they took the test. Any information on the married or maiden names would be appreciated. I have tried to post those in brackets.
Thank you Hazel Inman for helping me with the research.
-Marlene


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BOOKS AVAILABLE THAT WERE WRITTEN BY JIM PRINGLE-WELL KNOWN ELITE COACH

BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE
The Learnings, Applications and Coaching of
James A Pringle

I have recently completed two new books, both from my 50+ years in teaching roller skating. I invited you to stop by my website and take a look



Edrick Stewart-MeganBurt

#1 THE COMPETITIVE PSYCHE
In this piece I set out my basic "Study in Competitive Sports" as I have learned over the years

David Jacques-Megan Burt

#2 PAIRS EVALUATION TRAINING PROGRAM
I build this piece-brokendown into three different levels, to help my students with the re-enforcement of what I was teaching, treating key moves with mini-tests along the way.

I invite you to stop by for a review of each publication.

COSTUMES-SKATES FOR SALE

RLF Designs Artwork by Rob Ferendo

My first collection of paintings is an attempt to capture some strong iconic images from my competitive roller skating experience in the 80's and to celebrate the sport/art that has given me so many lifelong memories.
-Rob


Rob Ferendo has a new website showing his artwork
PLEASE VISIT
RLF Designs



8/8/2017

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Roller Skating Champions 1941 through 1971 CHAMPIONSwww.usarsarollerskaters.org
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