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2004 Awards

Randy Rudstrom and Buddy
Champion Single
UMECRA Champion Single

Connie Gray and To Go
Reserve Champion Single
UMECRA Reserve Champion Single

Wes Licht and Lena
3rd Place Single

Sharon Brunslick and Junior
4th Place Single

Jac Deweese and Ashes
Champion Single Limited Distance

Pauline Stollenwerk and Tony
Reserve Champion Single Limited Distance

Julie Dahlberg with Bess and Rowdy
Champion Pair
Rookie of the Year

Romona Radtke and Elinore Tonsor Outstanding Service Awards

During the awards presentation at the Glacier Trail event Wes Licht and Theresa Burns, president and past-president of MDDA, presented Romona Radtke and Elinore Tonsor with Lifetime Member certificates for Outstanding Service to our organization.  These recipients have used their many talents, with hard work and precious time to benefit those of us who do the driving over the distance trails.  From vetting to preparing food, from organizing to marking trail, from teaching to scoring and many more things, Monna and Elinore have shared themselves and their expertise with us.  Midwest Distance Driving would not be an organization without their most valuable assistance.  Our special thanks to them.

Monna and Elinore share with MDDA in managing the Iron Oak Novice Drive and Ride and Glacier Trails.  They are also the ride managers for Wildcat, Show Me The Money and Midwest Mountain Quest at which they sponsor distance driving competitions.

Point Standing

Name Horse Points Drvs Miles
Randy Rudstrom Buddy, Standardbred 55.4 5 137
Connie Gray ToGo, Arab 51.24 7 126.5
Wes Licht Lena Su Ladyhawk (Morab) 49.06 8 111.5
Jac Deweese Ashes (Welsh pony cross) 23.52 6 62.5
Sharon Brunzlick Junior, Standardbred 17.12 3 44
*Gary Jackson Bethesda Horus, Morgan 11.16 2 31
Pauline Stollenwerk Tony, Standardbred 8.64 3 28
*Raven Fisher Domminic, American Warmblood 9.28 2 24.5
*Jim Clay Peppy (POA) 8.64 2 24
Roger Houk Jazz, Morab 6.72 2 18
*Fay Van Camp Missy, a grade 6 2 16
*Sherry Bilus Solfest, Fjord 4.08 2 16
Pat Jarocki Rocky, Mini 4.5 1 12.5
Debbie Ivins 5.28 1 12
*Deb Radtke Pietie, Friesian 2.8 1 10
*Jim Clay Scarlet (POA) 2.8 1 10
*Katz Jackson Horus, a Morgan 3.2 1 10
Deb Dixon Magic, Saddlebred 3.6 1 10
**Jeff Faust Donovan, Friesian cross 1.68 1 6
**Laneta Robinson Lady, Morab 2.16 1 6
**Marge Gettelman Trojan, Morgan cross 1.44 1 6
**Susie Weiss Donavan, Morgan 1.2 1 6
*Chuck Kranz Spencer, Morgan 2.4 1 6
*Derrick Dupler Rhia, Morgan 1.68 1 6
*Ed Thielbar Amber, Morgan 1.92 1 6
*Loren Gettelman Bo, Quarter cross 1.44 1 6
*Mary Ruth Marks Memphis, Arab cross 1.2 1 6
Jac Deweese Jessie, Morab 1.2 1 6
Lana Santamaria Noble, Arab 2.64 1 6
*Julie Dahlberg Bess + Rowdy, Morgan,cross 15.18 3 34.5