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2008 Co m m i t t e e Re p o R t s
Gymnastics first place team award at the state finals. In mental fund shortfall, championship banners
Barbara Chiapuzio addition, one of the program’s teams and the annual gymnastics banquet.
MAC gymnastics remained undefeated for the second year in Additionally, the funds provided for all
began 2008 by cele- a row when it took the first place team teams to meet with a sports psychologist and
brating the 25th award home from sectionals. to allow our gymnasts to participate in a
anniversary of the Two optional girls qualified to represent team building ropes course.
MAC Open. The Region II at an all-star meet in Japan. The recreational gymnastics program
event was host to Former MAC gymnast Ivan Koveshnikov continues to grow with record enrollment
approximately 950 won the All-Around at the USA Gymnastics for fall classes.
gymnasts, including Collegiate Championships (small schools I would like to thank those involved in
four teams from and club teams). making the program such a success in 2008,
Japan. In total more The MAC coaching staff continues to be including all of the booster officers and
than 3,000 competi- recognized as leaders in the sport as committee members. The Gymnastics
tors, family members and friends visited evidenced by Meg Doxtator who continues Committee would like to thank Ned
MAC to experience one of the Northwest’s to chair the USA Gymnastics Region II, Duhnkrack, our Athletic Committee liaison;
top quality gymnastics events. representing seven states. Doxtator and Ivan Pete Greer, assistant athletic director; as
The highlight of the 2008 MAC Open Alexov were named Oregon optional well as the entire booster organization for all
was the team finals. For the first time since coaches of the year. This fall Doxtator and of their hard work. We would also like to
we began holding the team championships, MAC were host to the USA Gymnastics thank the coaching staff for both the girls
both the MAC girls and boys teams placed Region II Congress. and boys programs: girls coaches Doxtator,
first. This is a significant accomplishment The competitive success of the 2008 Alexov, Annie Campbell, Lara Degenhardt,
given the top-notch competition. MAC Open was matched by its financial Candice Hawkes and Martha Mosqueda and
MAC gymnastics sustained its tradition success. The booster organization was able boys coaches Head Coach Shuichi Goto,
of excellence in 2008 with 47 individual to raise approximately $15,000 between the Rob Petit, David Ganz and Ramman Turner.
state champions, 13 individual regional MAC Open, the OC meet and used leotard Thanks also go to member coaches Sheila
champions and 12 individual national quali- sale. The funds procured allowed the Lehner, Heather Faucera, Kory Bell, Jack
fiers. Three of the program’s teams took the boosters to financially support the develop- Dellert and Rob Saleski. n
Jennifer Hinman ended the year ranked
junior national championships.
Ron Emmerson
ninth in the USHA’s national women’s
I would like to thank the members of the
MAC handball
ranking and Steve Sharpe won both the state
committee for their help in making 2008
players had another
and regional masters championships.
such a success: Irv Alten, Rocky Benevento,
successful year in
At the handball awards banquet, Roger
Richard Berger (athletic member), CJ
the state, regional
Swanson was recognized with our most
Conrad, Charles Dean, Dean Duncan, Bill
national champion-
prestigious award, the Cebula Award. Dave
Flowers, Aaron Garner (athletic member),
Delaney was recognized with the sportsman-
Robert Herrera (athletic member), Steve
Ed Grossenbacher
ship award, and Bob Evenson earned the
Lee, Jay Maxwell, Murbach (athletic
won seven United
most improved award.
member), Steve Sharpe (athletic member),
States Handball
Heather Murbach, Kristen Steele and
Ron Shoquist, Kristen Steele (member
Mike Steele have spent considerable time
coach), Mike Steele (member coach), and
(USHA) national
this past year introducing MAC juniors to
John VanGorder. Also, thanks to Assistant
championships, the most ever by a handball
handball. We had two juniors, Ava Froebe
Athletic Director Pete Greer and Athletic
player in the history of the USHA.
and Erin Perry, represent MAC at the 2008
Committee Liaison John Costic. n
Karate Special thanks need to be given to our hard work she does for the karate program.
Bridget Connolly instructors. Sensei Bill Plapinger had a great MAC hosted the annual Oregon state
It was a busy and year, and thanks to his teaching the program tournament, which was a great opportunity
exciting year for has continued to grow. Senseis Scott for students from white to black belt to
MAC karate. Full Pillsbury, Diana Shrewsbury, Garry Schnell participate in a large tournament. Several
beginners classes and Scott Chauncey are each an asset to our students’ performances at state qualified
and a growing program. them for nationals. Logan and Parker Wood
group of junior and I would like to thank each member of the and Jim and Thomas Prihoda traveled to
adult members committee for all the time and hard work Houston, where they represented MAC well.
consistently training they put in for the students. Thank you to In 2009, look for karate demonstrations
have helped Plapinger, Chauncey, Shrewsbury, Pillsbury, at Family Fridays, and consider participating
strengthen the Schnell, George Keepers, Connie Dunkle- in a beginner’s class, which start the first
program during the Weyrauch, Nancy Hassen, Nate Asby, Tim Tuesday of each odd month, or attending a
past year. The adult beginners class this Gilette, George Callaway and Jim Prihoda. self-defense seminar. n
summer was a huge success. Also, many thanks to Kristi Klenk for all the
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