Hal Rosoff Classic

A stalwart in the southern California race scene, the Hal Rosoff Classic went off this weekend in Newport, Calif. under bright February sunshine, featuring 135 standup paddlers in nine divisions among the other outrigger and kayak classes.

“We lucked out with the weather,” says the Newport Aquatic Center’s Billy Whitford. “Last year we had to cancel. This year, it was a great turnout. We had a huge age range from juniors to the Mickey Munoz class.”

Standup paddlers raced the five-mile “short” course Lido Island loop. Anthony Vela, Dan Gavere, EJ Johnson, Jim Terrell, Danny Ching, Thomas Shahinian, Nikki Gregg, Kristin Thomas and Suzy Smazzulla were all winnders in their respective divisions (see below). For full results, check here.

Here’s another wrap-up at SUPgladiator.

Men’s Open 12’6”
1. Anthony Vela 1:02:102.16
2. Tyson Poplar 1:02.17
3. Bryan Demsey 1:04.15
4. Kyle Zimmerman 1:04.21

Men’s Master 12’6”
1. Dan Gavere 1:04.01
2. Dialy Ndiaye 1:05.13
3. Mark Field 1:06.12
4. Martic Wells 1:06.54

Men’s Open 14
1. EJ Johnson 1:03.44
2. John Becker 1:04.07
3. Tyler Morgan 1:04.21
4. Mike Vaghan Jr. 1:06.22

Men’s Master 14
1. Jim Terrell 1:08
2. Gene Smith 1:08.11
3. Jay Butki 1:09.01
4. Mark Morrissey 1:10.35


Men’s Open Unlimited

1. Danny Ching 56.45
2. Chuck Glynn 1:00.13
3. Chris Hill 1:01.53
4. James Vitale 1:02.35

Men’s Masters Unlimited
1. Thomas Shahinian 57.01
2. Brian Stockdale 59.14
3. Casey Owens 1:01.36
4. Lance Erickson 1:02.37

Women’s 12’6”
1. Nikki Gregg 1:11.29
2. Emmie Merrill 1:12.39
3. Ruthy Vesler 1:13.54
4. Antoinette Cocco 1:14.20

Women’s Senior 12’6”
1. Kristin Thomas 1:09.42
2. Andie Johnson 1:09.44
3. Jill Vickery 1:13.29
4. Suzanne Yeo 1:20.19

Women’s Open Standup over 12’6”
1. Suzy Smazzulla 1:08.31
2. Julie Wolfe 1:13.13
3. Chelsea Mitchell 1:14.40
4. Kathy Johannsen 1:41.14

SUP magazine regrets the misspelling of any names.