Star RUSA Riders in 2017 from New Jersey

Star RUSA Riders in 2017 from New Jersey

The following 33 RUSA members were NJ residents when participating in RUSA events and permanents in 2017. The number in front of their name is their RUSA membership number.  The information following each of their names is the number of kilometers RUSA has given them credit for riding in 2017, whether they completed a Super Randonneur series (SR) in 2017, an R12 Challenge (R-12) in 2017, and/or a P12 Challenge (P-12) in 2017. The kilometers marked with asterisks do not include the 1200k these riders earned by successfully completing the Granite Anvil 1200k event in 2017. The Top Four NJ residents in this list earned the K-Hound award this year which signifies a rider rode 10,000k or more in the current year. The other riders earned the lesser RUSA distance awards: 5000k, 4000k, 3000k, 2000k, and 1000k.

  • 02583 – Paul Shapiro……………… 11,905 km, SR, R-12, P-12
  • 10824 – Mary Foley..(F)………….. 11,789 km, R-12, P-12
  • 03416 – Joe Kratovil……………….. 10,992 km, R-12, P-12
  • 02813 – Bill Olsen……………………… 8,969 km*, SR, R-12, P-12
  • 07973 – Chris Slocum……………….. 7,760 km*, SR, R-12, P-12
  • 02861 – Christine Newman..(F).. 7,217 km, SR, R-12, P-12
  • 09570 – Gil Lebron…………………… 6,942 km, SR, R-12
  • 11633 – Jeff Lippincott…………….. 6,674 km, SR, R-12
  • 06167 – Bob Torres………………….. 5,943 km, SR, R-12
  • 08045 – Vadim Gritsus…………….. 5,514 km, R-12
  • 08446 – Marc Bernardo…………… 5,161 km, R-12
  • 07961 – Jimmy Aspras……………… 4,794 km, SR, R-12
  • 10712 – Brandon Mak……………… 4,632 km, R-12
  • 11317 – Najesh Nayak……………… 4,292 km, SR
  • 06994 – George Brandt……………. 4,227 km, R-12
  • 09827 – Mike Gorman……………… 4,140 km
  • 11912 – Alex Vishnyakov…………. 3,660 km, SR
  • 10579 – Rudi Mayr…………………… 3,460 km, SR
  • 10408 – Joe Ray…………………………. 3,313 km*, R-12
  • 03023 – Guy Harris…………………… 2,864 km, SR
  • 10747 – Steve Weng………………….. 2,823 km
  • 12011 – Jim Vreeland……………….. 2,724 km, SR
  • 05805 – Bill Reagan………………….. 2,400 km, R-12
  • 08670 – Mark Reilly………………….. 2,400 km, R-12
  • 11348 – Tru Tran………………………. 2,187 km
  • 11668 – Mike Evangelista…………. 2,086 km
  • 10737 – Rich McKee………………….. 1,734 km, P-12
  • 01447 – Eoghan Barry………………. 1,700 km, SR
  • 10167 – Razvan Buciuc…………….. 1,500 km, SR
  • 09011 – Joe Hoffman………………… 1,500 km, SR
  • 05928 – Alan Blanchette…………… 1,232 km, P-12
  • 12080 – Randy Miller……………….. 1,200 km
  • 11610 – Dale Houck………………….. 1,100 km

Other RUSA awards that NJ residents have earned over the years include:

ACP R-5000. Vadim Gritsus, Joe Kratovil, Christine Newman (2x), Bill Olsen, Paul Shapiro (2x), Chris Slocum, and Bob Torres.

RUSA Cup. Jeff Lippincott, Christine Newman, Bill Olsen (2x), Paul Shapiro, Chris Slocum, and Bob Torres.

American Explorer. Jimmy Aspras, Andy Brenner, Vadim Gritsus, Joe Kratovil, Rick Lentz, Jeff Lippincott, Christine Newman, Bill Olsen, Paul Shapiro, Chris Slocum, and Bob Torres.

American Randonneur Challenge. Laurent Chambard, Bill Olsen (9x), and Chris Slocum.

Can-Am Challenge. Bill Olsen (4x), and Chris Slocum.

Coast-to-Coast 1200k. Bill Olsen.

Mondial Award. Joe Kratovil, Christine Newman, Bill Olsen, Paul Shapiro, and Bob Torres.

Galaxy Award. Joe Kratovil.

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FOOTNOTE. If you expand the list to include residents of NYC, then there are three more RUSA riders who earned the SR designation in 2017:

Mario Claussnitzer (10318), Nathan Herzing (11983), and Will Sherman (9033).

And two riders who have earned the ACP R-5000 AWARD: Jon Levitt (3x) (3451), George Swain (4232).

And two riders who have earned the RUSA CUP AWARD: Kate Marshall (5450), Victor Urvantsev (4971).

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