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Title: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Rich McClain on January 17, 2015, 12:11:51 AM
Emmanuel Christian Academy
2177 Emmanuel Way | Springfield, OH 45502

February 28th
Estimated start time: 9:00 am (11:00 am if a full demo is conducted)

Classes:
Open Amateurs
Joe Stanco    
Josh Beatty
Matt Tulloch
Gerald Hecker
Josh Henze
Brent Barbe

Novice
Jacob O'Brien
Jason O'Brien
Noah Sciscoe
Randy Witherspoon
Justin Kennedy
Nick McDowell

Masters
Glenn Sciscoe
Jim O'Brien
John Shingler
Rich McClain

Woman
Elizabeth Kennedy
Amber Locke
Ashley Auker
Kate Boeve
Sarah Wilson

There is a $20.00 fee to compete to help cover the cost of the field. Please pay during field registration. We will have access to a port-a-potty.

Events:
Braemar
Open Stone
Heavy Weight for Distance HWFD
Light Weight for Distance LWFD
Heavy Hammer
Light Hammer (possibly)
Weight Over Bar
Sheaf (possibly)
Caber

We're going to try to do all 9 events however weather and field conditions may dictate what we can and cannot throw. This will be a great event for new people and we have some local track and field students to demo for. I plan on doing a mini clinic for new athletes and students. Depending on how the interest for the demo, our games may not begin until 11 am. Please reply if you are interested and what class.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Woodchuckers on January 17, 2015, 12:48:14 PM
Glenn Sciscoe     master


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Woodchuckers on January 17, 2015, 01:58:42 PM
Joe Stanco    Amateur


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Darren Schilberg on January 17, 2015, 06:16:28 PM
Darren Schilberg ... Master (tho still hoping for a Lightweight Master class one of these days)

I need to cancel from this even as I just found out that I'll be in Birmingham, AL this weekend.  Catch ya at another event.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: obrnpwrlftr on January 19, 2015, 11:26:05 AM
Jim O'Brien-Master
Jacob O'Brien-Amateur
Jason O'Brien-Amateur

Maybe one more. Waiting for him to confirm


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Woodchuckers on January 19, 2015, 03:24:01 PM
Noah Sciscoe       Amateur (lightweight if the class opens)


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: SeanUrq on January 19, 2015, 09:38:37 PM
Sean Urquhart
Am A

I may be interested in attending but can't give a definite answer right now.
On the plus side, my Grandma lives in Springfield so I can visit with her all weekend.

Rich, if it snows like it has in the past or like it did last year at the Arnold, would the games continue?
I'm more concerned about staying healthy than in years past so this could affect my decision.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: joshbeatty1 on January 20, 2015, 01:55:50 AM
Josh Beatty Amateur


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: obrnpwrlftr on January 20, 2015, 05:02:41 PM
Randy Witherspoon-Amateur


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: joshbeatty1 on January 21, 2015, 12:43:23 AM
Justin Kennedy Amateur
Elizabeth Kennedy Women's


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Rich McClain on January 21, 2015, 11:41:29 AM
By virtue of the name itself, Ohio Tundra Games, we will conduct this competition regardless of the weather. I understand Sean's concern about not getting injured at the begining of the season. I don't recall any world records being set at the Tundra games. We've thrown in 41 degrees, a swamp for a field and one year we had 18 inches of snow. Certainly some events will be a game time decision based on field conditions. We've never thrown Sheaf because of poor conditions. Cabers and hammers are usually the next to go because they're too slippery. Most of us are not in good throwing form this early in the year anyway. So, come on out and have a good time.

Additionally, I will be collecting the Annual Fee of $10 for the website hosting and maintenance. A link will be posted shortly for those not in attendence to pay via PayPal for both the Annual Fee and Games.

Thanks for everyone's interest.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: obrnpwrlftr on January 21, 2015, 07:23:56 PM
As for the annual dues...Who is responsible for paying? Is it a requirement to compete? I have a few guys that just want to try it out and I'm not sure if they are required to be members to compete or not.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Rich McClain on January 21, 2015, 08:19:04 PM
There will be no annual fee for the people that want to try the events at Tundra. Competing is a different story. If they compete and want their scores put on NASGA or SGL, they should pay the annual fee. If they want to compete at Reynoldsburg in April, we would expect them to pay the annual fee. Depending on the number of newbies, I will have a Novice Class added.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: obrnpwrlftr on January 21, 2015, 08:32:04 PM
Can I be in the masters AND novice??? Just kidding.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: John Shingler on January 21, 2015, 10:35:41 PM
Masters.  Need to see you guys again.  Keeps me in balance.  Need the kick in the pants too.   I will bring my back up weights etc.  Can't bring a caber though.  Willing to destroy sheaf standards for pay....

Denominations of payment for sabotage are 39 White Castles.  Will settle for 7.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: joshbeatty1 on January 22, 2015, 01:04:11 AM
Matt Tulloch Amateur


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: GeraldH on February 05, 2015, 11:48:15 AM
Gerald Hecker amateur.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Rich McClain on February 07, 2015, 11:26:40 AM
Because the funds for this event are for the field and a port-o-potty, they will be collected during registration. No need to incur the PayPal fees.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Woodchuckers on February 07, 2015, 04:59:04 PM
Yeah for potty!


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: obrnpwrlftr on February 07, 2015, 05:47:17 PM
For those who are doing this for their first time, would they need a kilt? I would suggest not. Some may not have the chance to get one or it may even scare them off if they were told they needed one.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Rich McClain on February 07, 2015, 07:11:59 PM
If they are looking to do this on a regular basis, most certainly a kilt is required. However, for those trying it out and given it is the Ohio Tundra, no kilt is required. If you have a kilt, it is recommended to be warn.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Woodchuckers on February 07, 2015, 09:14:18 PM
I can bring a couple kilts to loan out


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: SeanUrq on February 07, 2015, 09:18:06 PM
Hey Rich,

I'm gonna have to withdraw from this one. I wish I could be there to help teach all the rookies at the clinic but its not gonna work for me that weekend.

Best of luck to everyone throwing that weekend.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: joshbeatty1 on February 08, 2015, 12:34:38 PM
Hey Rich,
I think somebody missed a name for Ams.

Justin Kennedy

Thanks


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: obrnpwrlftr on February 08, 2015, 03:16:51 PM
Thanks to the guys who offered to bring extra kilts. I just had a thought...for those who are willing, could you bring any extras you may have? I think those who aren't expecting to need a kilt may get a kick out of having one to use for the day. I am thinking that anything we can do to make this a great event would help build a good relationship between us and the school. If we make sure everyone,especially the high schoolers and local folks, had a blast, the school would want us to come back. In one of the emails I got from the AD, he suggested that if things went well maybe we could make this a continuing event.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: joshbeatty1 on February 08, 2015, 11:24:24 PM
I can bring a couple kilts to share.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: joshbeatty1 on February 10, 2015, 11:29:41 AM
Two more ladies just stepped up. This is there first time also.
Amber Locke-women's
Ashley Auker- women's


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Rich McClain on February 10, 2015, 09:49:36 PM
Hey Rich,
I think somebody missed a name for Ams.

Justin Kennedy

Thanks
I had put him under the Novice because I could only find one games from last year. If he's up to it, I can put him in the Ams.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Rich McClain on February 10, 2015, 09:55:23 PM
Two more ladies just stepped up. This is there first time also.
Amber Locke-women's
Ashley Auker- women's

Yay!


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: joshbeatty1 on February 11, 2015, 02:13:28 AM
I think Justin Kennedy could do well with AM's. He's a big kid. I don't want him to get a big head with the novice guys. I might get a couple more guys that might fall into the novice though. I'll know more after Saturday.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Rich McClain on February 11, 2015, 09:59:58 PM
Awesome! I'll also bring my extra two kilts.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: obrnpwrlftr on February 11, 2015, 11:51:26 PM
Hey guys, the implements I have are all homemade so basically we need EVERYTHING. Can you guys bring what you have to the games?


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: joshbeatty1 on February 12, 2015, 12:34:03 AM
I'll bring what I have. Granted some of it belongs to Rich but I'll still bring it.
How are we on standards? I have a set but they are only 25'.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Rich McClain on February 12, 2015, 07:54:28 PM
I'll bring what I have for implements. Josh, please bring what you have including standards, trigs and cabers. I think that Glenn has standards as well as additional equipment. We will need a men's and women's Braemar stones I have open stones for both groups.

We will also need a woman's lwfd (14lbs), lt hammer (12lbs) and caber if available.










Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Woodchuckers on February 13, 2015, 02:11:48 PM
Im bringing my standards cabers stones trigs and tapes


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Rich McClain on February 13, 2015, 09:53:24 PM
Im bringing my standards cabers stones trigs and tapes

Excellent!


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Josh Henze on February 14, 2015, 12:39:36 PM
If it's not too late, I would like to join as long as the weather cooperates.

Josh Henze amateur

Are we paying at the field then?


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: obrnpwrlftr on February 14, 2015, 01:26:37 PM
Yep. Paying at the event.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: joshbeatty1 on February 14, 2015, 03:33:14 PM
I have another newby that wants to play.
Nick McDowell Amateur or novice.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Nick Rosendaul on February 15, 2015, 09:30:42 PM
Sorry not going to be able to make it out.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Woodchuckers on February 15, 2015, 10:57:19 PM
Boooo! Nick I hope everything is okay.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Nick Rosendaul on February 16, 2015, 02:19:48 PM
Everything is good Just have Stuff going on that weekend that takes priority. :'(


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Woodchuckers on February 16, 2015, 07:08:55 PM
Nothing could be more important than freezing your butt off throwing frozen stones and trees.  :)
Hope to see you at Reynoldsburg


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: barbe705 on February 17, 2015, 07:27:55 PM
I'll be in for the am class.

Brent Barbe



Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Rich McClain on February 18, 2015, 07:05:07 AM
Welcome back, Brent. I look forward to seeing you again. I'm sure John is as well.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Bill Boyd on February 20, 2015, 12:56:37 PM
Yep, they are all nuts. The whole lot. 20 is the forecasted high. Throw safe and stay warm.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: obrnpwrlftr on February 20, 2015, 01:13:10 PM
Can everyone please bring their extra forks? I am sure there will be a lot of folks without them, myself included.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: joshbeatty1 on February 20, 2015, 02:49:39 PM
Jim, I have my fork that anyone is welcome to use. I'm also gonna bring a couple baby cabers for the demo.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: obrnpwrlftr on February 20, 2015, 05:05:30 PM
Can I use the baby caber in the competition???? The one time I tried a real one, I made a fool of myself! Just kidding. I want to turn a real one.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Rich McClain on February 20, 2015, 08:43:29 PM
Based on current weather conditions and temperatures, we may cancel the sheaf toss. If it is below freezing the chance of breaking a fork increased dramatically. The event takes a long time to conduct especially with lots of newbies. If it is as cold as it has been, spending too much time standing around and we all freeze. Also, if the sheaf gets wet, it gets heavier thus increasing the chance of breaking a tine. We could demo the sheaf if it is dry enough.

Given the extenuating circumstances, I'm going to have Glenn leave his standards at home and we'll just use yours Josh if that's okay?

I like the idea of baby cabers as well. Good plan, Josh.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Woodchuckers on February 20, 2015, 08:53:06 PM
Baby cabers are good in snow. I don't need a broken tail bone.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: joshbeatty1 on February 21, 2015, 02:25:44 AM
By baby i mean short and easy for the cabers. They are fun but way easy. No sheaf is a good call due to weather and time. But I think a selection of cabers would be nice if Glenn and clan could still rustle up a couple.
Also, cabers are easy even in the snow. You just pick em up and turn em over. Haha.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: joshbeatty1 on February 21, 2015, 02:32:24 AM
Side note. Since we have a lot of newbies, do we actually need a scorable caber for the games to count? Or can we just have the newbies play with the cabers? They are the ones I use to teach the pick and to build confidence.
I'm still bringing a wobbly, crooked, heavy elm that me and Joey can play with.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Rich McClain on February 21, 2015, 08:13:29 AM
Since the newbies will be considered novice, I'll be entering the scores under novice. So a training caber is fine. If a newbie shows natural athletic prowess, he maybe considered to throw the bigger caber and his scores recorded as an amateur. Again, all this will be a game day decision based on conditions etc.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Woodchuckers on February 21, 2015, 10:43:05 AM
I have a 14' 110# caber good c+ caber
and a 12' 80# caber good first timer caber
I'll bring those my trig, tapes and stones
oh, and a couple kilts


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: obrnpwrlftr on February 21, 2015, 12:37:08 PM
This is really coming together. I'm really excited...except for the weather. I used to be a competetive powerlifter and one of the things I loved about the sport was that everyone was so helpful and even the fiercest competitors were good friends. I am happy to see that we have that in this sport too.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: joshbeatty1 on February 23, 2015, 01:36:37 PM
All loaded up except the cabers and standards. Ready for a brisk day of throwing sticks and stones. Looks like a sunny 20° for our first play date.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: obrnpwrlftr on February 24, 2015, 05:48:10 PM
Is it acceptable to wear under armor pants under the kilt? A little cold is one thing but it's going to be COLD!!!


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Rich McClain on February 24, 2015, 10:28:24 PM
I'm glad you brought that up. Please make sure everyone is dressed appropriately. I highly recommend Under Armor, thermal underwear, sweatpants, sweatshirts, hats, gloves/mittens, athletic cleats or boots, etc. Hand warmers and hot beverages if you have the means to bring.

ABSOLUTELY NO ALCOHOL!!! We are subject to the rules of the school which will probably include no smoking on school grounds as well.

I will provide water and/or Gatorade for the athletes.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Rich McClain on February 25, 2015, 10:28:31 PM
Don't forget towels to dry your hands, implements and what ever else that need drying or wiping off.

Josh, if you could also bring a snow shovel as well.

Thanks


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: obrnpwrlftr on February 25, 2015, 10:31:34 PM
I have a couple of shovels. At least I have that stuff


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Rich McClain on February 25, 2015, 10:46:15 PM
Good deal. Please bring them. With snow on the ground, marking the trig area gets interesting to say the least.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Woodchuckers on February 25, 2015, 11:17:46 PM
Josh, make sure you have the whole field shoveled off before I get there.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Josh Henze on February 25, 2015, 11:22:45 PM
Is the athlete report time 9 am? Definitely?
I will be driving out the morning of and dont want to make a long trip to find out the start time got moved back a few hours for weather or whatever. I understand things change. I only want to make the appropriate plans to arrive safe, sound, and on time. Thanks for having this games.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Rich McClain on February 25, 2015, 11:31:16 PM
We will try to start at 9 am. I understand many will be traveling several hours to get there and the weather could be sketchy. I will be doing some training with the new athletes so please show up as close to 9, but don't rush if the roads are nonconductive to normal travel speeds.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: joshbeatty1 on February 26, 2015, 12:46:11 AM
Glenn- I was just gonna bring the snowblower. I'm too old and lazy to shovel.
Rich- I plan on getting there around 8 ish to unload and start setting up. I told my people to try to be there no later than 8:30 to register and set up.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Rich McClain on February 26, 2015, 07:15:26 PM
Hopefully you were joking about snow blowing the field. Half the fun is losing the weight in a snow drift.

I'll also be there by 8. I'll have the score sheets and my stuff available. I'm not bringing my canopy, but would like to find a spot under someone else's if there's room.

Please call or text me if anyone has any questions Friday or Saturday. Once I sign off tonight, I wont be back on here until Sunday. 724.815.9522


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: John Shingler on February 26, 2015, 09:27:43 PM
No sheaf???

Heaven forbid!

Sheaf will suck forever!

Pleeeeaaaase bring the ugliest cabers you can! 

I want to laugh at myself!

Cannot wait to see you family!

I have had a week of crap. Need to see good people.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: obrnpwrlftr on February 26, 2015, 11:09:00 PM
Hey John, I have had months of crap. BIG CRAP! Lets have a good time Saturday and let it all go


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: joshbeatty1 on February 27, 2015, 01:30:53 AM
John and Jim- Don't worry, it'll be a good time. I've decided to bring a gnarly, crooked, "stupid" caber. It was my first caber. If you can handle this thing, you can handle anything. It's so frustrating to get a good turn it'll make you forget all of life's problems. And you'll laugh when you see it. Stupid maple.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: John Shingler on February 27, 2015, 07:28:39 PM
Can't wait!


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Rich McClain on March 01, 2015, 02:40:17 PM
Thanks for everybody coming out. Hopefully everyone had a good time despite the conditions.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: obrnpwrlftr on March 01, 2015, 03:19:58 PM
I am blaming my horrible performance on the conditions. Probably not true but I'm going with that.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Woodchuckers on March 01, 2015, 04:08:22 PM
Great time! Thank you.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: joshbeatty1 on March 12, 2015, 04:25:20 PM
Had a few of the new people asking about their scores. Any update on when or if they'll be posted? Thanks.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Rich McClain on March 12, 2015, 10:53:11 PM
This weekend I'll get them posted.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: joshbeatty1 on March 13, 2015, 12:11:42 AM
OK, thanks. No biggie but some of the nubes are excited to see their name on the interwebs.


Title: Re: The Ohio Tundra Games 2015
Post by: Rich McClain on March 23, 2015, 11:04:29 PM
Sorry for the delay. The scores are posted on www.nasgaweb.com database.

Thanks again for everyone's help.