FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 20, 2008
Lincoln, Neb. – USA Roller Sports (USARS) is proud to announce the 2008 Inline Speed Skating World Team that will represent the United States at the Federation Internationale de Roller Sports (FIRS) Speed Skating World Championships in Gijon, Spain September 4-12, 2008. The following athletes qualified for the world team based on their performance at the recently concluded 2008 Inline Speed Skating Banked Track and Road National Championships, contested June 10-19 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
World Class Men
Dane Lewis – Gulf Breeze, Fla.
Joey Mantia – Tacoma, Wash.
Joshua Wood – Salt Lake City, Utah
Michael Cheek – Greensboro, N.C.
Harry Vogel – Greensboro, N.C.
Sebastian Cano – Miami, Fla.
Alternates: Justin Stelly – Salt Lake City, Utah
William Bowen – Greensboro, N.C.
World Class Women
Sara Sayasane – San Jose, Calif.
Katelyn Horning – Salisbury, N.C.
Emily Scott – Boynton, Fla.
Chelsea Creveling – Harrisonburg, Va.
Brittany Bowe – Summerfield, Fla.
Erin DiJulio – South Kingstown, R.I.
Alternates: Amber Yarborough – West Jordan, Utah
Mollie Brown – Summerfield, N.C.
Mariah Richardson – Greensboro, N.C.
Erin Jackson – Ocala, Fla.
Brianna Kramer – Kissimmee, Fla.
Alex Harris – Weyers Cave, Va.
Melanie Bradley – Coral Springs, Fla.
Sophie Webb – Kissimmee, Fla.
Alternates: Kirsten Attipoe – Boynton, Fla.
Lauren Forest – Arlington, Texas
Keith Carroll – Narvon, Pa.
Kevin Quandt – Boynton, Fla.
Hank Galbraith – Greensboro, N.C.
Jake Powers – Greensboro, N.C.
Jonathan Blair – Roswell, Ga.
Justin Mannon – Levittown, Pa.
Alternates: Mario Valencia – Wakefield, R.I.
Andrew Shatzer – Greencastle, Pa.
Senior Team Coach
Buggy Allmond – Harrisonburg, Va.
Junior Team Coach
Chris Tidwell – Waco, Texas
Ricci Porter – Lincoln, Neb.
Debbie Bowe – Summerfield, Fla.
John Gustafson – Auburn, Wash.
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