Updated 11/30/2008

2008 WBC Report     

 2009 Status: pending December Membership Trial Vote

Dave Meyaard, CT

2007-08 Champion



Event History
2001    Jeff Paull     27
2002    Bob Runnicles     46
2003    Dan Dolan Sr     42
2004    Dan Dolan Sr     48
2005     Bob Runnicles     47
2006    Bob Runnicles     50
2007     Dave Meyaard     53
2008     Dave Meyaard     64

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Bob Runnicles      FL    06     56
  2.  Dan Dolan Sr       NJ    08     46
  3.  Dave Meyaard       CT    08     46
  4.  Jeff Paull         OH    06     42
  5.  Rebecca Hebner     CO    08     22
  6.  James Carvin       PA    07     20
  7.  Dan Dolan Jr       NJ    07     20
  8.  Bill Edwards       VA    06     16
  9.  Jon Gemmell        CT    08     12
 10.  Seth Kirchner      KY    07      8
 11.  Andres Dunn        MD    08      6
 12.  Vince Frattali     WA    01      6
 13.  Rich Irving        CA    07      4
 14.  Lance Fogel        PA    05      4
 15.  Alex Bove          PA    04      4
 16.  Roger Taylor       VA    03      4
 17.  Lynn Ribeiro       NH    01      4
 18.  Roy Gibson         MD    02      3
 19.  Kevin Youells      FL    02      3
 20.  Bruce Monnin       OH    08      2
 21.  Sam Brosius        MA    07      2
 22.  Phil White         MD    05      2
 23.  John Tighe         NC    04      2
 24.  Steve Cameron      PA    03      2
 25.  Robert Eastman     NV    03      1
 26.  Nicholas Kramer    PA    02      1

2008 Laurelists                                                 Repeating Laurelists 

Jon Gemmell, CT

Dan Dolan Sr, NJ

Andres Dunn, MD

Rebecca Hebner, CA

Bruce Monnin, OH

Past Winners

Jeff Paul, OH

Bob Runnicles, FL
2002, 2005-06

Dan Dolan Sr, NJ

Dave Meyaard, CT

Only in America could flickin' draw a crowd.

Richard Irving battles the bane of every moose flicker ... arthritis.

grand strategy on a titanic scale ...

Game wardens of the world rejoice! The moose population continues to increase and the annual migration of the herd trying to cross the Susquehannah at Lancaster Pennsylvania continues to swell. 64 contestants vied for the honor of being the Elchfest champion of the World and to answer the annual question of why the moose crossed the river. They got the same answer again this year .. because they wanted to.

Recent years have seen a new generation of Elchfest players coming forth to challenge the older bulls and this year was no exception as the younger generation has solidly established itself in the upper echelon of the sport. Young Ben Gardner was the talk of the river with his advance through the early rounds while flexing those nimble young fingers and laughing at the arthritic plight of the older set.

As the older moose ... meese? ... fell by the wayside in the ever evolving Circle of Life like some bad Disney movie, it was clear that the youth movement was in full swing as the adults were pushed aside by the surge of youngsters competing for the coveted wood.  Defending champion Dave Meyaard was working his way through the field with methodical precision and Jonathan Gemmell was heard to say "I've been attending WBC for years and this is the first event I've ever really wanted to win." 

As the night wore on, ex-champ Dan Dolan Sr became the last of the old bulls to fall when Jonathan took him down n the semi-final round for the right to face defending champion Dave for all the marbles. The Final struggle was witnessed by about 20 people who expressed their opinions and comments with each flick as Dave and Jonathan struggled to attain the pinnacle of the Elchfest world. Rumors abounded that Sarah Palin was even in the woods that night. When the splashing subsided, Dave Meyaard remained the Alpha Moose. Dave becomes a two time Elchfest champion and next year he will no longer be viewed as a flash in the pan winner. He will be THE MOOSE - the head of the herd.

"Age before beauty" didn't help Paul Weintraub against Rebecca Hebner.

Board member Monnin challenges a young buck with head stag Dolan in the background.

My moose can beat your moose ...
aah the enthusiasm and supple fingers of youth.

What a softie ... the secret is out.
There are no ball peen hammers in Dan's World.
 Elchfest Junior

17 Elk calves tried to cross the river. The six fastest were:

1st: Rebecca Melton

2nd: B. Gardner

3rd: M. Leader

4th: J. Shea

5th: C. Mullet

6th: J. Mansfield

 GM      Dan Dolan Jr  [2nd Year]   NA
   NA   NA

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