2002

United States Underwater Hockey Teams

[OPEN MEN] - [OPEN WOMEN] - [OPEN MASTERS] - [WOMEN MASTERS] - [YOUTH

The US has been participating in the underwater hockey world championships since the beginning in 1980.   The teams below have worked hard and long and in most or all cases have financial support from only theirselves and their families.  They have spent at least the last year trying out for the team in multiple clinics, tournaments, and in everyday practice.   They all have commited all their available time and energy towards attaining the goal of the gold medal in Calgary this July.  Good luck to them.  Go USA!!!!

The tournament will held Mon, Jul 15, 2002 - Sun, Jul 28, 2002 at the Lindsay Park Sports Center or now called the Talisman Center.   The official website is located at http://worlds2002.net.
 
US Underwater Hockey World Competition History
Year Venue Mens  Womens  Open Masters Women Masters Youth
1980 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 5th N/A N/A N/A N/A
1982 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Officially None Unoffically  N/A N/A N/A N/A
1984 Chicago, Illinois, USA 4th Bronze N/A N/A N/A
1986 Adelaide, So. Austrailia, Australia 5th Bronze N/A N/A N/A
1988 Amersfoort, Netherlands 6th Silver N/A N/A N/A
1990 Montreal, Quebec, Canada 6th Bronze N/A N/A N/A
1992 Kilbernie, Wellington, New Zealand 7th 4th N/A N/A N/A
1994 Grand Couronne, France Bronze 5th 5th N/A N/A
1996 Durbin, South Africa 7th 5th 4th N/A N/A
1998 San Jose, California, USA 6th Bronze Bronze N/A N/A
2000 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 8th 4th 4th 5th N/A
2002 Calgary, Alberta, Canada TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD


OPEN MEN

 
Photo Name Club Years Played World Competitions Position
Kendall "Great One" Banks Club Puck, 
San Jose CA
25 1980,1984,1986,1988,1990,1992, 1994,1996,1998,2000 Foxy Midfield
Doug "Duck" Roth Club Puck, 
San Jose CA
16 1990, 1992, 1994 Bunny
Mike "Ethiopian" Grimm Club Puck, 
San Jose CA
Many moons all of them Hand of God stopper
Daniel "Wonderboy" Graves Virginia Tech
VA
4 none Mid, Forward
John "little general" Kulsa Seahammers
Seattle WA
16 1992, 1994, 1998 The Box
"Leon" Meschi Schmidt San Diego
CA
23 1995 Bull
Scott "Apricot" Tucker Santa Rosa
CA
10 1998, 2000 Forward
Lyndon "Everclean" Rive Club Puck, 
San Jose CA
10 1996, 1998 mid-mid
Greg "Tunneler" Appling Charleston Blockade Runners
SC
6 none Bull and Back but not the back of the bull
Chris Tommaso Fighting Illini
IL
4 none midfield
Jeremy "Spanky" Manier Fighting Illini
IL
8 2000 Forward, Front side boneless on the squee-squab.
Brian Armstrong Canada Coach


OPEN WOMEN

 
Photo Name Club Years Played World Competitions Position Comments
sueflag1.jpg (20545 bytes) Susan Banks Club Puck, 
San Jose CA
10  1994,1996,1998,2000,2002 Forward   
maddyflag1.jpg (16236 bytes) Madeleine Rive  Club Puck, 
San Jose CA
9 1996, 1998, 1999(Southern Hem) Forward, back and mid  
mojoflag.jpg (22173 bytes) Mary Jo Ferris Club Puck, 
San Jose CA
18 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000 Forward, Back  
brigitflag1.jpg (14599 bytes) Brigit Grimm Club Puck, 
San Jose CA
18 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000

 

Defense This could be the best team ever! Look out, World!
angflag2.jpg (14340 bytes) Andrea Arenovski Club Puck, 
San Jose CA
11+ 1996, 2000 Forward, Back, Mid, Stopper  
missyflag3.jpg (15400 bytes) Missy Kehoe  Fort Collins, CO and Florida 11 1994, 1998 Forward  
mariajoseflag2.jpg (17560 bytes) Maria Jose Bravo Seahammers, Seattle, WA 9 First Back  
monikaflag2 .jpg (14333 bytes) Monika Tkaczyk Club Puck, 
San Jose CA
3 First Forward  
renataflag4.jpg (16053 bytes) Renata Foucre Fighting Illini
Illinois
3 First Forward  
karenflag2.jpg (15233 bytes) Karen McDowell Club Puck, 
San Jose CA
11 1998, 2000 Back  
gingaflag3.jpg (15070 bytes) Ginga Newton Seahammers, Seattle, WA 2.5 First Back  
dawnflag1.jpg (15617 bytes) Dawn Charnetzky Denver, CO and Florida 11 1994, 1998 Back  
ricardoflag1.jpg (14419 bytes) Ricardo De LaFuente Miami, FL 14 1992, 1994, 1996 Coach  

OPEN MASTERS

 
Photo Name Club Years Played World Competitions Position
chris.jpg (18874 bytes) Chris McDowell Club Puck, 
San Jose, CA
10 First Forward
fishflag.jpg (22974 bytes) John Fisher Club Puck, 
San Jose, CA
14 1992, 1996, 1998, 2000 Back
jamesflag.jpg (21948 bytes) James Luce BeeHammers, Bellingham, WA 16 1990, 1992, 1994, 1998 Back/Mid
benflag.jpg (26057 bytes) "Gentle" Ben Erickson Minnesota 20 First Back
Mark Voelker Club Puck, 
San Jose, CA
lots 1998 Mid
markzflag.jpg (20394 bytes) Mark Zvilius Club Puck, 
San Jose, CA
15 1996, 1998, 2000 Mid
Rich Gray Club Puck, 
San Jose, CA
17 1990, 1992, 1994, 1998 Mid/Back
yoriflag.jpg (20476 bytes) Yori Huynh Club Puck, 
San Jose, CA
11 1996, 1998, 2000 Mid
steveflag.jpg (27367 bytes) Steven Shephard Club Puck, 
San Jose, CA
10 1996 Mid/Back
Patrick Carboneau SeaHammers, Seattle, WA 19 1990, 1994 Mid
Herb Baylon San Diego, CA 8 1998 Forward
garyflag.jpg (36578 bytes) Gary Christianson San Diego, CA 17 1998 Mid
terryflag.jpg (38340 bytes) Terry Sutton Club Puck, San Jose, CA 20 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000 Coach
Sean.jpg (19922 bytes) Sean Avent Club Puck, San Jose, CA 8 1998 Coach

WOMEN MASTERS

 
Photo Name Club Years Played World Competitions Position
agnesdebrunner.jpg (16846 bytes) Agnes Debrunner Denver, CO 12 1996, 1998 Back
karenerickson.jpg (15194 bytes) Karen Erickson St. Paul, MN 5 First Back
Sharon Flynn Dallas, TX 5 2000 Back/Mid/Forward
vickigezon.jpg (15644 bytes) Vicki Gezon BeeHammers, Bellingham, WA 21 1988, 1990, 1992, 1998 Forward
constancegramlich.jpg (14781 bytes) Constance Gramlich San Diego, CA 11 First Back
pattygreen.jpg (14367 bytes) Patty Green Chicago, IL 5 First Forward
elizabethletourneau.jpg (14029 bytes) Elizabeth Letourneau Blockade Runners, Charleston, SC 7 2000 Back/Mid/Forward
Wanda Heringa Club Puck, 
San Jose, CA
wendyokafuji.jpg (17234 bytes) Wendy Okafuji Club Puck, 
San Jose, CA
9 1998, 2000 Forward
kimzayas.jpg (14623 bytes) Kim Zayas Portland, OR 3 First Forward
marshatufft.jpg (10256 bytes) Marsha Tufft Cincinnati, OH 2 First uswm team manager
mattkelley.jpg (15039 bytes) Matthew Kelley West Palm Beach, FL 13 1994, 1996, 1998 Coach
elsadebrunner.jpg (15168 bytes) Elsa Debrunner Denver, CO 0.5 First Mascot

YOUTH

 
Name Club Position
Wayne Bevis Roger Bacon High School UWH, Cincinnati, OH  
Anthony Gerke Roger Bacon High School UWH, Cincinnati, OH  
Nick Partington West Palm Beach, FL  
Martin VanDenBerghe Houston, TX  
Andrew Kalvelage Roger Bacon High School UWH, Cincinnati, OH  
Brian Ludwin Roger Bacon High School UWH, Cincinnati, OH  
J. Lund Bottom Dwellers, Livermore, CA  
Corey Nakamura San Diego UWH Club, San Diego, CA  
Alayna Newton Seahammers, Seattle, WA  
Nate Rust Rasta Sharks, Santa Rosa, CA  
Evan Wehmeyer Roger Bacon High School UWH, Cincinnati, OH  
Collin Wetzel Roger Bacon High School UWH, Cincinnati, OH  
Paul Wittekind Roger Bacon High School UWH, Cincinnati, OH  Coach
Beth Wittekind Roger Bacon High School UWH, Cincinnati, OH Assist. coach
David Dozer Roger Bacon High School UWH, Cincinnati, OH Assist. coach
Al Gerth Roger Bacon High School UWH, Cincinnati, OH Team mgr
Sandy Wetzel Roger Bacon High School UWH, Cincinnati, OH Assist. mgr
Colleen Gerke Roger Bacon High School UWH, Cincinnati, OH Assist. mgr