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2004 Counting Coup Finishing Times
40 miles with 8,000 feet of total elevation gain

Friends,

We are indeed blessed! The Great Spirit showed us Saturday - in vivid beauty - his love and grace. Before the event we had rain and snow, the day after the event record high temperatures. I am truly grateful to him for this gift of a beautiful day.

And as I stood to address you Saturday morning I knew you would all suffer, some more than others, to achieve your own personal Vision Quest and Counting Coup (an act of courage). And some of you accomplished this without even finishing; you had the courage to try and learned a lot in the process.

You all have my respect.

I see in all of you the great things we are capable of - and I hope to encourage you to achieve even greater Visions. The greatest joy I receive from these events is the belief that this is not the end for you, but a new beginning.

On behalf of the Warrior's Society I thank you all for this blessing you give to us.

As I said, I am never surprised at what you can accomplish, and by this year's results you rose to the challenge. We had a lot of time and age records broken; a true testimony of the greatness we are capable of.

Chris Vargas
AKA "Dances With Hornets"
Executive Director

Here is the link to Dave Vornberger photos of the event: www.vesperlight.com/2004/vq/index.htm


2004 POW WOW VOLUNTEERS

We all know the Pow Wow would not have been possible without our many volunteers. Many hours went into making the 2004 Pow Wow happen. Thanks to all those who set up the night before, especially Jesse Vargas and Jady, who made us an excellent pasta dinner and Larry Branham and Brian Walker for taking lead on setting up. After dinner we had a preview of the 3D flyover that will be a special feature in 2004 Pow Wow DVD. The DVD will be on sale in about a month after post production of the event footage. Other special features in the 2004 Pow Wow DVD will be interviews with past record holders, the history of the event, and training advice. Special thanks to Red Bull for also providing the 2004 Red Bull Challenge DVD for after dinner entertainment.

The following people and the volunteers that worked with them did an excellent job:

Aid Station #1 Director Event Co-Director Jesse Vargas
Holy Jim check point Director Larry Branham
Aid Station #2 Director Terry Hamlyn
West Horsethief check point and Communication Director Joe Lopez
Trabuco check point Director Bill Hines
Finish Line Director Jane Lemonds
Shuttle/Comfort Station Director Jady Enomoto
Base Station Communication Director Ron Cooke
Registration Director Geri Ann Vargas and Pit Boss Becky Vargas
Food Services Director Jim Simescu
Rick Bellis and the staff of Orange County Search and Rescue
Allison Hughes, Ron Sobchik and the other members of the Orange County Dualies off road motorcycle club
Our Shuttle Truck Drivers, Reed Price, Bob Hale and Gregg Howard
Our mobile support vehicles
Our mountain bike sweep volunteers
Robert Blain of Jax's Bike shops for helping the Event Director address the problems that came up during the event
Our Web Master Barry Wood for his constant attention to our web site and patience with posting the final times.

Geriann Vargas, Jesse Vargas, Larry Braham, Ken Rands, Jeroen Bosboom, Mike Caffrey and Flying "B" Managers Amy and Mark Ferguson for helping to clean up and pack up the next day

The Warrior's Society would like to thank the following individuals and organizations that helped to make the Pow Wow possible:

CHANGES FOR 2005

Next year we plan on having computerized scoring so our volunteers don't lose our minds towards the end of the day. We have tried to avoid doing this to avoid the increased expense but our inability to get the scores done without confusion and quickly is affecting our ability to get the closing ceremonies completed. We also plan on having a photo station set up at Holy Jim so we can give you your coup feather award and take your picture with your bike. We would then mail you your "finish line" picture with the after event letter. Later at the closing ceremonies, we will announce the top 20 finishers and any notable participant.

There was some confusion on park entry fees due to our not keeping track of those who already had paid to enter the Flying "B" Ranch Friday night for the early start/pre-registration. We apologize for this confusion. Next year we will incorporate the entry fee into the event fee and this will cover you even if you pre-register Friday night for the event or for the early start.

If your family or friends wish to enter the Flying "B" Ranch the fees will be $5.00 per person, with children 13 and under free. This will include lunch.

As I previously mentioned, we will be incorporating the park entry fee into the Vision Quest and Counting Coup entry fees and initiate electronic scoring. This will result in an increase of $15.00 in the event fees for both events; $100.00 for the Vision Quest and $80.00 for the Counting Coup.

As I mentioned, the event fee will cover your entry into the park, dinner Friday night, pre-registration, the early start, breakfast Saturday morning, a photo at the finish with your coup feather, bike and finishing time, and dinner/lunch after you complete the event.

We ask for your understanding in raising the event fees. This will not increase our profits but will be used to make the event a more enjoyable experience for you and our volunteers, as well as to eliminate much of the confusion we experienced this year.

2004 POW WOW DVD

We have producsed a DVD about the 2004 Pow Wow. Click here to find out more.

IN CLOSING

We truly appreciate your support of our advocacy and events. We have accomplished so much because of your passion in protecting your freedom to responsibly access your public lands.

May the Great Spirit guide you on all your Vision Quests.

Ya Ta Hey

The Warrior's Society


2004 Counting Coup Finishing Times

Place

Time

Name

Age

City

Comment

1

3:54:26

Ty Kady

27

Brea, CA

Fastest finish ever in the Counting Coup

2

4:25:13

Ashley Moore

33

Irvine, CA

 

3

4:43:29

Kevin Albrecht

40

Chino Hills, CA

 

4

5:03:57

Doug Farnham

36

Hermosa Beach, CA

 

5

5:04:13

Foye Troute

30

Lake Forest, CA

 

6

5:06:20

Aaron Matzke

31

Tarzana, CA

 

7

5:06:20

Heather Moothart

40

Irvine, CA

Fastest female finisher

8

5:07:17

Michael Basgall

30

Torrance, CA

 

9

5:12:25

Luis Fong

42

Mission Viejo, CA

 

10

5:16:15

Dan Hellwig

30

Portola Hills, CA

First singlespeed - new record time

11

5:22:36

Scott Myers

35

Foothill Ranch, CA

 

12

5:37:53

Corey King

33

Los Alimitos, CA

 

13

5:41:02

David Shaw

27

San Diego, CA

 

14

5:43:44

Nils Magnuson

34

Long Beach, CA

 

15

5:44:36

Jeff Welsh

35

Foothill Ranch, CA

 

16

5:45:10

Jake Stevens

25

Huntington Beach, CA

 

17

5:47:34

Gus Parling

36

Whitehall, MN

 

18

5:49:26

Chris Powers

41

Marina Del Ray, CA

 

19

5:56:42

Amy Travis

38

Lake Forest, CA

female

20

5:58:36

Nick Katsandris

41

San Clemente, CA

 

21

5:59:50

Bill Brock

39

Irvine, CA

singlespeed

22

6:04:24

Brian McLean

36

San Diego, CA

 

23

6:04:26

Tom Esguerra

43

Huntington Beach, CA

 

24

6:04:46

Bruce Tierney

42

Irvine, CA

 

25

6:05:10

Douglas House

48

Dove Canyon, CA

 

26

6:05:30

Matthew Solley

28

Long Beach, CA

 

27

6:05:42

Suzanne Wilson

38

Placentia, CA

female

28

6:10:21

Carl Bunke

42

Riverside, CA

 

29

6:13:40

Kevin Hemstreet

43

Laguna Niguel, CA

 

30

6:19:25

Chris Hite

37

Irvine, CA

 

31

6:25:08

Chris Mitchell

36

Santa Monica, CA

 

32

6:26:34

Caroline Goulard

40

Irvine, CA

female

33

6:28:48

Matt Robertson

34

Newport Beach, CA

 

34

6:31:36

Kevin Williams

29

Glendale, CA

 

35

6:34:24

Timothy Trapp

29

Aliso Viejo, CA

 

36

6:34:29

Eric Leimkuhler

42

Laguna Hills, CA

 

37

6:35:20

Sharon AspinWall

51

Mission Viejo, CA

female

38

6:36:18

Cheryl Simkins

35

Lake Forest, CA

female

39

6:36:20

Andrea Rosney

38

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

female

40

6:39:46

Dave Farthing

45

Huntington Beach, CA

singlespeed

41

6:40:10

Mick Donoff

59

Laguna Beach, CA

 

42

6:40:46

Frans Van Beers

44

Trabuco Canyon, CA

 

43

6:41:05

Doug Zanella

39

Mission Viejo, CA

singlespeed

44

6:42:15

Matthew Cook

36

Coto De Caza, CA

 

45

6:44:34

James Sladeck

36

Foothill Ranch, CA

singlespeed

46

6:44:42

Andy Beeckman

30

Newport Beach, CA

 

47

6:45:42

Jeffrey Young

28

Irvine, CA

 

48

6:49:05

Jeanie Schmidt

49

Lake Forest, CA

female

49

6:50:08

Jim Western

41

Orange, CA

 

50

6:51:15

Eric Schweizer

38

Anaheim, CA

 

51

6:55:46

Kent Walker

36

Corona, CA

 

52

7:00:11

James Matsubayashi

36

Redondo Beach, CA

 

53

7:10:16

Dave Worts

49

Garden Grove, CA

 

54

7:11:11

Jesus Lozano

33

Garden Grove, CA

 

55

7:12:10

David Diiorio

41

Irvine, CA

 

56

7:16:30

Devin Bank

40

Alluvion, CA

 

57

7:16:44

Kyle Armstrong

20

Corona, CA

 

58

7:16:48

Carrie Myklebust

40

Aliso Viejo, CA

female

59

7:17:44

Scott Ruhe

41

Yorba Linda, CA

 

60

7:19:28

Paul Yevilov

40

Mission Viejo, CA

 

61

7:20:32

Rodney Graham

47

Tustin, CA

 

62

7:20:33

Skip Burson

48

Irvine, CA

 

63

7:20:34

Dina Masters

37

Orange, CA

female

64

7:20:44

Jay Carr

38

Orange, CA

 

65

7:20:44

Hal Sintov

50

Yorba Linda, CA

 

66

7:23:56

Brad Murray

41

Orange, CA

singlespeed

67

7:39:09

Bob McCarter

49

Aliso Viejo, CA

 

68

7:42:11

Grant Davis

40

Laguna Hills, CA

 

69

7:42:12

Austen Davis

12

Laguna Hills, CA

Holds new record of youngest finisher

70

7:46:38

Damon Mann

36

Ladera Ranch, CA

singlespeed

71

7:48:38

Steve Dettmar

43

Chino Hills, CA

 

72

7:48:58

Bill Hasenjaeger

49

Woodinville, WA

Warrior's Society member

73

7:57:06

Ted Jung

41

Mission Viejo, CA

 

74

7:57:06

James Stayberg

43

Mission Viejo, CA

 

75

8:15:58

Pat Burton

46

Tustin, CA

Warrior's Society member

76

8:30:24

Eric Young

41

Laguna Niguel, CA

 

77

8:31:00

Kyle Holderman

32

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

 

78

8:46:56

Richard Kim

35

Aliso Viejo, CA

 

79

8:46:56

Nancy McMillen

36

Huntington Beach, CA

female

80

8:47:29

Anthony Lujan

16

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

 

81

8:50:49

Tanya Oxford

35

Tustin, CA

female

82

8:53:34

Barry Wood

42

Capistrano Beach, CA

Warrior's Society member and web master

83

9:09:17

Genny Devries

42

San Juan Capistrano, CA

female - Warrior's Society member

84

9:58:06

Jeffrey Hopwood

35

Aliso Viejo, CA

 

85

9:58:06

Dan Hopwood

16

Aliso Viejo, CA

 

 

DNF

Ray Brandt

60

Newport Beach, CA

 

 

DNF

Johnny O'Mara

42

Laguna Niguel, CA

 

 

DNF

Dave Patterson

40

Dana Point, CA

 

 

DNF

Chris Pesce

35

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

 

 

DNF

Al Tacloban

42

San Diego, CA

 

 

DNF

Art Zippel

51

Tustin, CA

 

 

DNF

Georgia King

34

Placentia, CA

female

 

DNF

Lynelle Lund

24

Long Beach, CA

female

 

DNF

Steve Richardson

35

Foothill Ranch, CA

 

 

DNS

Jeffrey Birdsell

41

Tustin, CA

 

 

DNS

Brian Daily

43

Mission Viejo, CA

 

 

DNS

Christian Distefano

35

Irvine, CA

 

 

DNS

David Wheelock

46

Fountain Valley, CA

 


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