2012-06-29 / Sports

Rockstock And Barrels Fest A Success


Paddlers on the water last weekend in Rockaway Beach. Paddlers on the water last weekend in Rockaway Beach. The h2o Generation’s first Standup Paddleboard Race went off without a hitch. SUP paddlers from all over the Northeast entered the Rockaway Beach race. Everything from the start time to the racing conditions was perfect. The men’s and women’s 1.5- and 5-mile race started promptly at 10 a.m., with the last rider coming in at about 11:20 a.m. After the race, festival attendees gathered by the h2o generation tent for food, drink and prizes. After the race hundreds of spectators and beach goers took the boards out for a spin in the Atlantic during the demo day. First place winners went home with their very own h2o generation paddles, while second and third place went home with h2o generation leashes. Sponsors of the event h2o generation, was “thrilled that we were able to make our racing debut in our hometown of Rockaway Beach, New York – considering what an amazing experience it was – it most certainly will not be the last.”

Race Results:
Men’s 1.5
1. Walter Beede 21:00:24
2. James Gallagher 21:26:40
3. Ryan Cornish 21:35:65
4. Justin Brown 22:05:30

5. David Lima 23:17:68
6. Joseph Monitto 24:21:87
7. Mike Reinhardt 27:51:49
8. Gerard Doley 42:20:27

Women’s 1.5
1. Linda Humphrey 26:08:93
2. Jennifer Peretti 29:21:14
3. Cathleen Barker 30:17:52
4. Penny Ryan 34:11:21
5. Jeannie Butler 34:23:55
6. Vanessa Ciaccia 35:27:99
7. Theresa Hyland 40:56:93
8. Angela Portway 41:03:65

Men’s 5.0
1. Denny Grant 53:47:49
2. Gary Francis 55:58:90
3. John Paul Foschi 58:43:58
4. Michael Redpath 63:03:65
5. Reid Zachofsky 65:01:00
6. Fred Neinest 66:31:02
7. Dennis Farrell 67:06:58
8. Leo Imperial 67:52:52
9. Peter Egan 60:55:83
10. Monte Montenegro 78:04:61
11. Chad Vincent 83:00:24

Women’s 5.0
1. Stephanie Shideler 57:43:58
2. Elizabeth Imperial 71:17:83
3. Allyn Davis 76:32:49

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