Darwin Vollrath, Wisport Director, Passes
April 4, 2005
From the Vollrath family: To all those who knew and loved
Darwin Vollrath. It is with sadness that we, his family, have
to inform you of his passing. It happened earlier today in
Italy doing what he loved. While out for a morning bike ride
he suffered a heart attack. He was 53 years old. Plans for
his funeral are in the works.
Szymansky Killed in Cycling Accident
April 2, 2004
Lake Elmo native George Szymansky was killed on Friday when
he collided with a truck during a Loon State Cyclists training
camp ride near Whitewater State Park. Szymansky competed in
numerous area cycling and mountain biking races, including
a top 200 placing in last year's Chequamegon. Wake will be
Wed Apr 7 from 5-8 pm at Wulff Woodbury Funeral home. Funeral
will be 11 am Thur Apr 8 at Bethany Evangelical Covenant Church
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Skinnyski.com Survey Results
March 23, 2004
The surveys have all been tabulated and the results are up!
Check all the details, some stories behind the straight numbers,
and read some of the selected comments and suggestions. And,
of course, see the winners of the survey prize drawings!
Greg Marr Passes Away
December 20, 2003
In a shock to all, Silent Sport's editor Greg Marr passed
away on Friday. Details of this tragedy are still sketchy,
but early reports say he passed away while skiing on Friday
afternoon. Marr was a huge supporter of the silent sports,
especially cross-country skiing, and his loss will be felt
far and wide.
Memorial Service details: Visitation will be Mon, Dec
22nd from 4-8 pm at A.J Holly & Sons Funeral Home in Waucapa,
WI. The funeral is Tue, Dec 23rd at 11 am.
Marr's Silent Sports editor column
Greg Marr's Wisconsin Cycling Book
Brett Miller Passes On
November 18, 2003
Brett Miller, Minnesota biathlete, lost his struggle with
cancer, passing away on Monday in Park City, Utah. Memorial
services will be held Friday, Nov 21st in Park City, and the
following Friday, Nov 28th in his hometown of Hackensack,
Update: Brett Miller's memorial has been change to
December 12, 2003 in the evening at the Union
Congregational Church in Hackensack, MN.
newspaper obit and guestbook
Marsolek Killed in Plane Crash
October 12, 2003
Gene Marsolek, well known in the skiing community and husband
to JoAnn Hanowski, died when his biplane crashed into lake
west of Duluth on Friday evening. Gene was a top notch pilot,
flying earlier this summer in the Duluth Airshow. He was also
a member of the Rossignol Ski Team.
and Guest Book
Tribune: Pilot Remembered
Tribune airshow interview and photos
September 25, 2003
Two tragic deaths in the skiing community recently...
Lanin - John Lanin is the son of MSHSCA Hall
of Fame member Pat Lanin and wife Emily Lanin. He died
in an accident last Sunday, Sept 21st.
McGuire - Leonard McGuire was a key figure in developing
the Stillwater ski teams and led them to their first state
championship in 1977. McGuire passed away Monday, Sept 15th.
Outings Contest Winners
October 21, 2002
After much debate and scrutiny, the judges have finally selected
the overall winner and runners-up in the Autumn Outings, fall
creative writing contest. Thanks to REI for supporting this
contest and providing some top notch prizes.
Results -- Finally!
May 9, 2002
Whew, we've finally finished tabulating all the survey numbers.
Check out the summary, including some web site numbers and
credits, and even a short quiz. And, oh yeah, the list
of winners in the survey prize drawings!
Dreams Contest Winners
November 2, 2001
Check out the winner's in our 1st Annual Snow Dreams Creative
New Website Guide
September 7, 2000
Looking for your favorite section from the old web site? Wondering
what some of the new changes are? This article attempts to
highlight the major changes and features.