NSSA State Championship Results

THE 2001 NSSA INTERSCHOLASTIC STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS CHURCH BEACH MARCH 24-25.COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIPS MARCH 24. HIGH SCHOOL & MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS MARCH 25.

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WAVE CONDITIONS – 2-3 foot west swell with lined up rights under clear, sunny skies.

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2001 INTERSCHOLASTIC STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS COMPETITION – 13 colleges, 18 high schools and 7 middle schools competed for prestigious Interscholastic State titles. The top 12 colleges, top 12 high schools and top 4 middle schools will be invited to the 2001 NSSA National Interscholastic Championships at Salt Creek on June 23-24.

HIGH SCORING HEAT(S) OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS – The Gudauskas brothers take command! San Clemente’s Dane Guduaskas dominated his first round heat with wave scores of 10.0, 9.0 and 8.0 for a 27 point wave total. What was more amazing is that Dane ripped this heat in the second area (two sites were running) which had the smaller conditions! Shorecliffs’ Tanner Gudauskas destroyed his semi-final with scores of 10.0, 9.5 and 9.0 for a 28.5 wave total.

HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Excitement and anticipation filled the air from the very first heat at 6:30 am until the final horn blew at 6:30 pm. The heavy competitive rivalry between the two time defending National Champion San Clemente High School and the richly talented defending State Champion Carlsbad High School has become the hot topic in the interscholastic surfing world. And true to form at the 2001 NSSA State Championships, Carlsbad and San Clemente were dueling it out from the onset. Round one heats set the pace as San Clemente’s six man squad won all their heats and five out of six from Carlsbad took firsts. Going into the final rounds Carlsbad held a slim seven point advantage but San Clemente came within one point after victories by Tanya Booth in the Womens final and Dustin Franks in the Longboard final. The Mens final was an even matchup for the two teams. Dane Johnson, the #1 ranked surfer in the NSSA and Josh Montgomery surfed for Carlsbad. Greg Long and 2000 National Open Junior Champion Travis Mellem surfed for San Clemente. Also making the final were Darrell Goodrum for San Dieguito and Chris Abad for Vista. Right off the bat, Josh Montgomery opened up strong with an excellent wave posting 8.0 scores. Dane Johnson picked up momentum midway through the final posting three solid wave scores of 8.0, 7.0 and 6.5. Unfortunately for San Clemente neither Long nor Mellem got into a good rhythm and were starved for the good open faced waves. Johnson and Montgomery finished 2nd and 3rd respectively to give Carlsbad their second straight NSSA State title topping San Clemente 148-141. “I’m extremely proud of the team and how they came together for this victory,” Carlsbad coach Denny Cooper said. “This year’s season is dedicated to the memory of Banning David Capps and that is big part of our team’s motivation. I would like to thank the Capps family for all of their support.” San Dieguito had a strong showing coming in 3rd with 115 points but what was more significant was the outstanding performance of team member Darrell Goodrum who owned the Mens final. His three scoring waves posted 9.0, 8.0 and 7.0 for a 24 point heat total. Goodrum won the final handily to take his first NSSA championship title. Carlsbad’s Rusty Friesen took the State title in the Bodyboard division. Going into the Nationals, Carlsbad will take over as the #1 seed with San Clemente seeded #2.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS – The defending National and State Champion Shorecliffs Middle School of San Clemente earned their second straight State title defeating their cross town rival Bernice Ayer Middle School 84-53. Shorecliffs took the first three placein the Boys final with Tanner Gudauskas successfully defending his 2000 Middle School Boys State title. Tanner destroyed the final with wave scores of 9.0, 7.0 and 6.5 for a 22.5 heat total. Teammates Dane Ward and Max McIlwee took 2nd and 3rd respectively. Tim Pfannenestiel was doing double duty for Carpenteria Middle School taking 4th in the Boys final and 7th in the Bodyboard final. Bernice Ayer team members Chris Smith took the State title in Longboard and Colleen Mehlberg in Girls. Chris is normally a short board surfer but lifted his team in the longboard division with excellent scores of 8.5 and 7.5 in the final. Colleen also had some high scores posting an 8.5, an 8.0 and a 6.5 for a 23 point total in the final. Kris Espinosa won the Bodyboard final for Sowers scoring one excellent 8.5 ride plus a couple of good 6.5 scores.

COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIPS – It pays to never throw in the towel. Just ask Mira Costa. The defending State and National Champions didn’t have an easy season in 2001. The eight time National Champion UCSB and the re-established abundantly talented Cal State Long Beach would quickly affirm their power by swapping first and second places in the first two events . But aahh! Mira Costa sneaked up on them to take one win during the regular season at the College event #3 in Huntington. They lost their conference title to UCSB so they set their sites on holding onto their State title. But the Long Beach team also had something to prove losing the conference crown to rival UCSB. The stakes were high. UCSB had one 2001 title under their belt, however they came into the State Championships looking a little sluggish. It turned into a two team battle between Mira Costa and Cal State Long Beach. Both teams had team members in the Womens, Longboard and Mens final. In the Womens final, Mira Costa’s Kyle Langen took the State title getting an 8.5 wave score in the final moments of the heat. Long Beach’s Jodi Nelson took 2nd. In the Longboard final Mira Costa had the edge again, with Ryan Cardone taking 4th and Long Beach’s Aaron Garrett placing 6th. Both teams put two surfers in the Mens final – Ben Will and Mike Reilly for Long Beach and Sam Baugh and Dave Baughman for Mira Costa. Ben Will scorched the Mens final taking the State title and Mike Reilly took 3rd. Dave Baughman took 2nd and Sam Baugh took 5th. Long Beach was one point up with the Bodyboard final to go. Long Beach’s bodyboarder didn’t make the final and Mira Costa’s Matt Downey did which as it turned made all the difference. Matt Downey took 4th in the bodyboard final to put the Mira Costa team two points up and they took their second consecutive State crown defeating Long Beach 122-120. UCSB’s Tanner Beckett scored his second consecutive State title in the Longboard division and Justin Hill took the Bodyboard crown for USC.

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HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS
1. Carlsbad – 148
2. San Clemente – 141
3. San Dieguito – 115
4. Vista – 91
5. Huntington Beach – 65
6. Carlsbad White – 46
=7. Carpenteria – 45
Marina ‘A’ – 45
Huntington Beach ‘B’ – 45
=10. Dana Hills – 43
San Clemente ‘B’ – 43
San Dieguito ‘B’ – 43
13. Edison Green – 37
=14. Point Loma – 19
Marina ‘B’ – 19
16. Torrey Pines – 18
17. Edison White – 16
18. Half Moon Bay – 14

HIGH SCHOOL MENS
1. Darrell Goodrum – San Dieguito
2. Dane Johnson – Carlsbad
3. Josh Montgomery- Carlsbad
4. Chris Abad – Vista
5. Greg Long – San Clemente
6. Travis Mellem – San Clemente

HIGH SCHOOL WOMENS
1. Tanya Booth – San Clemente
2. Leslie Lowe – San Clemente
3. Natalee Trefren – San Dieguito
4. Tasia Jones – Carlsbad
5. Tessa Merel – Vista
6. Ewa Lewington – Edison

MIDDLE SCHOOL RESULTS
1. Shorecliffs ‘A’ – 84
2. Bernice Ayer ‘A’ – 53
3. Bernice Ayer ‘B’ – 52
4. Sowers – 50
5. Dwyer – 49
6. Shorecliffs ‘B’ – 34
7. Carpenteria – 24

MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS
1. Tanner Gudauskas – Shorecliffs
2. Dane Ward – Shorecliffs
3. Max McIlwee – Shorecliffs
4. Tim Pfannenstiel – Carpenteria
5. Ian Eckberg – Dwyer
6. Adam Lukasik – Bernice Ayer

MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS1. Colleen Mehlberg – Bernice Ayer
2. Margo Ledig – Carpenteria
3. Kirsten Commins – Bernice Ayer
4. Crystal Arrias – Shorecliff
5. Carly Myers – Sowers
6. Oleema Miller – Shorecliffs

COLLEGE RESULTS
1. Mira Costa ‘A’ – 122
2. CSULB ‘A’ – 120
3. UCSB ‘Victor’ – 114
4. San Diego State ‘Black’ – 67
5. UCSB ‘Vector’ – 66
6. Mira Costa ‘B’ – 52
7. Univ. of San Diego ‘Blue’ – 40
8. CSULB ‘B’ – 35
9. UCSB ‘Gauchos’ – 32
10. UCSD – 30
11. San Diego State ‘Red’ – 27
12. USC – 19
13. Univ. of San Diego ‘White’ – 12

COLLEGE MENS
1. Ben Will – CSULB
2. Dave Baughman – Mira Costa
3. Mike Reilly – CSULB
4. Elisha Boyle – San Diego State
5. Sam Baugh – Mira Costa
6. Scott Turner – UCSB

COLLEGE WOMENS
1. Kyla Langen – Mira Costa
2. Jodi Nelson – CSULB
3. Loryn Wilson – UCSD
4. Liz Clark – UCSB
5. Mary Osborne – UCSB
6. Karlene Wiegand – Mira Costa
enteria – 24

MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS
1. Tanner Gudauskas – Shorecliffs
2. Dane Ward – Shorecliffs
3. Max McIlwee – Shorecliffs
4. Tim Pfannenstiel – Carpenteria
5. Ian Eckberg – Dwyer
6. Adam Lukasik – Bernice Ayer

MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS1. Colleen Mehlberg – Bernice Ayer
2. Margo Ledig – Carpenteria
3. Kirsten Commins – Bernice Ayer
4. Crystal Arrias – Shorecliff
5. Carly Myers – Sowers
6. Oleema Miller – Shorecliffs

COLLEGE RESULTS
1. Mira Costa ‘A’ – 122
2. CSULB ‘A’ – 120
3. UCSB ‘Victor’ – 114
4. San Diego State ‘Black’ – 67
5. UCSB ‘Vector’ – 66
6. Mira Costa ‘B’ – 52
7. Univ. of San Diego ‘Blue’ – 40
8. CSULB ‘B’ – 35
9. UCSB ‘Gauchos’ – 32
10. UCSD – 30
11. San Diego State ‘Red’ – 27
12. USC – 19
13. Univ. of San Diego ‘White’ – 12

COLLEGE MENS
1. Ben Will – CSULB
2. Dave Baughman – Mira Costa
3. Mike Reilly – CSULB
4. Elisha Boyle – San Diego State
5. Sam Baugh – Mira Costa
6. Scott Turner – UCSB

COLLEGE WOMENS
1. Kyla Langen – Mira Costa
2. Jodi Nelson – CSULB
3. Loryn Wilson – UCSD
4. Liz Clark – UCSB
5. Mary Osborne – UCSB
6. Karlene Wiegand – Mira Costa