2008 Big One Contest Results

The Big One was held on July 18 under windy, cool and cloudy conditions. This was the first seeded man-on-man (MOM) contest flown at MRCSS. We kept the rounds to seven-minute flights, flight groups of three, and were able to get in six full rounds between 11:00AM and 4:00PM which I think was pretty good for 17 pilots. Many of the flight groups had less than seven-minute flights given the conditions so if the weather had lent itself to the full seven on all rounds we still could have had five full rounds in the same time.

We did have to stop for 10 or 15 minutes between rounds for scoring and setting up the next round. I think the flight group size of three was about right - so you had three pilots with three timers (6 of the 17) for for flight group 1, another six for flight group 2 was waiting behind and would launch with less than two minutes remaining (that's 12 of the 17), flight group 1 would be finished and helping time for flight group 3 and so on... seemed to go pretty well. In the future if we have say six winches, we could fly in groups of five with a winch for spare but we would have to complete a round before we started the next.

Overall Standings

Rank Contestant
Class
Model
Score
Normalized LSF Points
1
Mike Trutwin
Expert
Supra
6,340.44
1000.00 1,700
2
John Cihunka Expert Thermal Dancer 6,273.47
989.44 1,583
3
Augie McKibben Expert Genie
6,207.12
978.97 1,468
4
Steve Bowman
Expert Lovesong
6,140.23
968.42 1,356
5
Jack Perecman
Expert Compulsion
5,973.24
942.09 1,225
6
Ib Jensen
Expert Hera
5,718.80 901.96 1,082
7
Tim Mattsson
Expert Stratos
5,573.05
878.97 967
8 Paul Haley
Expert ?
5,528.93
872.01 872
9
Steve Leitgen Expert Ava / Supra
5,482.74
864.73 778
10
Mike Glaser Sportsman
Soprano 5,455.45
860.42 688
11
Dave Ostrem
Sportsman ? 5,373.71
847.53 593
12
Greg Stinson
Sportsman Gentle Lady
4,845.66
764.25 459
13 Jim Golla
Sportsman Aspire 4,607.64 726.71 363
14 Kevin Kavaney Sportsman Legend / Genie Pro 4,553.37 718.15 287
15 Glen Drake Sportsman ? 4,340.31 684.54 205
16 Wayne Norrie Sportsman Riser 3,790.77 597.87 120
17 Vern Bailey Sportsman ? 2,218.77 349.94 35