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GRAND ISLAND RACE HISTORY 

 

 

The Grand Island Canoe Race is the longest running active Race in the state. Below is a brief history of the Grand Island Race and results for all the past years.

This is normally the first race of each season. It is always a good test to see how well your "winter-conditioning" (or lack-of) will pay off. The weather conditions and water levels always add to the challenge. Through the years the Grand Island Race has been held on different sections of the Platte River and has even included some lake paddling and portaging a couple times.

The Grand Island Race was started by George Hassel and Wayne Bockmann in 1974. There were 48 canoes entered and something seldom seen at most MCA races -- hundreds of spectators. The race was well advertised and many people had never seen a canoe race and came to watch out of curiosity.

The race has gone through may changes since then. In the mid 70's canoe racing was a family oriented sport and bent paddles and kevlar were just appearing on the scene. There were many different racing divisions - mens, mixed, womenís, juniors and also a lot of recreational paddlers in the aluminum divisions.

In fact, in 1980, we had over 20 canoes in the Menís aluminum class. Through the 80's the racing division grew and became more competitive, while the recreational divisions began to get smaller and were eliminated because of uncertainty in water levels.

In 1981 a new class was added, C-1. This class continued to grow each year (along with the number of serious racers). It peaked in '85 and '86 with 10 C-1s entered each year. The race in 1985 was one of the most competitive races ever. The top five finishers in C-1 were all within one minute and there were 11 C-2 cruisers with only five seconds separating 1st and 2nd place.

In the late 80's the race course was changed to a looped course starting at Mormon Island and has stayed close to the same course ever since. In 1992 a Pro C-1 race was held with laps on the lake and a portage to the river. In 1997 the Pro C-1 was started up again.  The 98 race drew top racers from 6 different states. The 99 race had the largest C-1 turnout ever with 13 canoes from 7 different states.  The Grand Island Race continues to be the most competitive and challenging race in Nebraska.  Below is the list of the C-2 winners and complete list of the C-1 times.

 

1995 C. HASSEL/ L. CAPEN

1996 C. HASSEL/L. CAPEN

1997 C. HASSEL/ L . CAPEN

1998 C. HASSEL/ L. CAPEN

1999 C. HASSEL/L. CAPEN

2000 C. HASSEL/L. CAPEN

2001 C. HASSEL/F. HANSEN

2002 C. HASSEL/L. CAPEN

2003 C. HASSEL/L. CAPEN

2004 C. HASSEL/L.CAPEN

2005 C. HASSEL/L. CAPEN

2006 C. HASSEL/L. CAPEN

2007 C. HASSEL/L. CAPEN

2008 C. HASSEL/L. CAPEN

2009 C. HASSEL/L. CAPEN

2010 C. HASSEL/L. CAPEN

2011 C. HASSEL/L. CAPEN

2012 C. HASSEL/L. CAPEN

2013 C. HASSEL/L. CAPEN

2014 C. HASSEL/L. CAPEN

 

 

 

 
C-2 PREVIOUS WINNERS

1974 G. HASSEL/W. BOCKMANN†††††††

1975 G. HASSEL/W. BOCKMANN

1976 G. HASSEL/W. BOCKMANN

1977 G. HASSEL/W. BOCKMANN

1978 D. BRAUER/D. SELL

1979 C. HASSEL/D. BOCKMANN

1980 D. LOWE/ G. RYBAR

1981 C. HASSEL/D. BOCKMANN

1982 G. HASSEL/ C. HASSEL

1983 C. HASSEL/D. BOCKMANN

1984 G. HASSEL/ J. WILLARD

1985 G. HASSEL/C. HASSEL

1986 G. HASSEL/C. HASSEL

1987 G. HASSEL/C. HASSEL

1988 G. HASSEL/C. HASSEL

1989 C. HASSEL/ R. MOORE

1990 G. HASSEL/C. HASSEL

1991 C. HASSEL/ R. HASSEL

1992 C. HASSEL/ R. HASSEL

1993 C. HASSEL/ R. HASSEL

1994 C. HASSEL/ R. HASSEL

 

 

 

 


 

 

C-1 RESULTS

 


1981

1. G. HASSEL 1:02:31

2. L. HOLLE 1:08:16

3. J. GRELL 1:13:26

1982

1. J. WILLARD 1:02:23

2. L. HOLLE 1:03:01

3. J. GRELL 1:09:41

1983

1. C. HASSEL 49:25

2. J. WILLARD 51:06

3. G. HASSEL 51:16

4. R. HILL

5. T. MASON

6. J. FRANCIS

7. L. HOLLE

1984

1. C. HASSEL 47:05

2. T. MASON 48:12

3. J. WILLARD 48:16

4. G. HASSEL 48:22

5. R. HILL 48:32

6. L HOLLE 49:16

7. J. FRANCIS 51:11

8. M. MOONEY 52:41

9. J. GRELL 53:43

1985

1. C. HASSEL 50:05

2. J. WILLARD 50:40

3. T. MASON 50:47

4. D. PLUMLEE 50:57

5. R. HILL 51:04

6. G. HASSEL 51:45

7. J. FRANCIS 53:35

8. L. HOLLE 55:15

9. M. MOONEY 55:20

10. R. MOORE 56:50

1986

1. C. HASSEL 1:02:08

2. D. PLUMLEE 1:06:25

3. D. WURDINGER 1:07:13

4. G. HASSEL 1:07:15

5. J. WILLARD 1:09:32

6. T. MASON 1:09:49

7. B. HAACK 1:11:45

8. L. HOLLE 1:15:35

9. R. MOORE 1:17:15

10. M. ROSENAU 1:22:45

 

1987

1. C. HASSEL 1:10:10

2. D. PLUMLEE 1:12:40

3. T. MASON 1:16:54

4. G. HASSEL 1:17:21

5. D. WURDINGER 1:24:15

6. R. MOORE 1:27:23

7. B. HAACK 1:31:20

8. J. HASS 1:37:17

9. M. ROSENAU 1:44:00

1988

1. C. HASSEL 1:12:25

2. T. MASON 1:18:05

3. D. PLUMLEE 1:18:25

4. G. HASSEL 1:21:30

5. R. MOORE 1:29:29

1989

1. C. HASSEL 59:58

2. G. HASSEL 1:04:45

3. R. MOORE 1:08:54

1990

1. C. HASSEL 1:11:09

2. D. PLUMLEE 1:23:00

3. G. HASSEL 1:24:50

4. R. MOORE 1:25:10

5. T. MASON

6. R. HESS

1991

1. C. HASSEL 54:00

2. D. PLUMLEE 59:23

3. R. MOORE 1:08:24

4. G. SHARP 1:27:07

5. K. ANDERSON 1:39:03

6. M. MOSS

1992

1. C. HASSEL 55:50

2. D. PLUMLEE 1:04:16

3. R. MOORE 1:10:57

4. K. ANDERSON 1:11:58

5. R. HESS 1:41:26

1993

1. C. HASSEL 43:17

2. D. PLUMLEE 47:02

3. R. MOORE 52:07

4. K. ANDERSON 59:5

1994

1. C. HASSEL 58:56

2. D. PLUMLEE 1:03:05

3. R. MOORE 1:19:43

4. K. ANDERSON 1:23:01

5. R. HESS 2:00:16

1995

1. C. HASSEL 1:01:45

2. D. PLUMLEE 1:09:30

3. L. CAPEN 1:18:52

4. R. MOORE 1:19:39

5. L. COLLARD 1:22:56

6. T. MASON 1:34:33

1996

1. C. HASSEL 58:30

2. D. PLUMLEE 1:05:00

3. R. MOORE 1:11:24

4. L. CAPEN 1:11:52

5. T. CRAMER 1:15:34

6. L. COLLARD 1:18:04

7. T. MASON 1:18:24

1997

1. C. HASSEL 58:10

2. D. PLUMLEE 1:06:42

3. R. MOORE 1:12:07

4. T. CRAMER 1:13:54

5. L. CAPEN 1:16:21

6. T. MASON 1:19:58

7. L. COLLARD 1:26:31

 


GRAND ISLAND PLATTE RIVER

CANOE RACE -GEORGE HASSEL

MEMORIAL, MAY 19, 1998

C-1

1. Calvin Hassel (NE) 1:00:50

2. Al Rudquist (MN) 1:07:25

3. Dick Plumlee (KS) 1:10:19

4. Dan Cruiser (MN) 1:14:59

5. Ted Cramer (IA) 1:16:11

6. Randy Moore (NE) 1:16:14

7. Rocky Caldwell (MO) 1:18:30

8. Lynn Capen (CO) 1:23:39

9. Jim Short (MO) 1:25:42

10. Doug Pennington(MO)1:28:25

11. Lee Collard (KS) 1:31:13

12. Bryan Hayes (NE) 2:19:45

C-2

1. C. Hassel/L. Capen 59:33

2. A. Rudquist/D. Cruiser1:08:01

3. D. Plumlee/L. Collard 1:12:08

4. R. Moore/J. Short 1:18:30

5. R. Caldwell/D. Pennington1:19:30

6. J. Houfelk/L. Houfelk 1:40:30

 

 

1999

C-1

1. Calvin Hassel (NE) 1:02:27

2. Kai Hansen (WI) 1:08:52

3. Dick Plumlee (KS) 1:10:17

4. Dave Timmerman (WI) 1:14:16

5. Kevin Leroy (WI) 1:14:30

6. Fritz Hansen (WI) 1:14:55

7. Randy Moore (NE) 1:17:35

8. Jim Short (MO) 1:20:50

9. Ted Cramer (IA) 1:22:05

10. Lynn Capen (CO) 1:22:25

11. Tave Lamperez(IL) 1:27:50

12. Doug Pennington (MO) 1:34:35

13. Lee Collard (KS) 1:35:30

C-2

1. C Hassel / L Capen 52:14

2. F Hansen / K Hansen 54:04

3. D Plumlee /L Collard 1:02:44

4. J Short / D Pennington 1:09:04

5. D Timmerman / K Leroy 1:13:24

6. T Cramer / T Lamperez 1:18:49

 

2000

C-1:

1. Calvin Hassel (NE) 1:02:30

2. Dick Plumlee (KS) 1:06:35

3. Kai Hansen (WI) 1:09:40

4. Randy Moore (NE) 1:13:20

5. Rocky Caldwell (MO) 1:14:30

6. Fritz Hansen (WI) 1:17:05

7. Jim Short (MO) 1:17:55

8. Lynn Capen (CO) 1:21:30

9. Ted Cramer (IA) 1:24:10

10. Bryan Hayes (NE) 1:34:50

11. Doug Pennington (MO) 1:40:17

C-2:

1. C. Hassel/L. Capen 51:35

2. D. Plumlee/R. Moore 55:55

3. F. Hansen/K. Hansen 59:03

4. D Pennington/J. Short 1:06:35

5. R. Caldwell/T. Cramer n/a

 

2001 

1.  Calvin Hassel (NE)                1:01:00                 

2.  Dick Plumlee (KS)                  1:03:48                 

3.  Mike Herbert (AR)                  1:05:50                

4.  Fritz Hansen (WI)                   1:13:35

5.  Kevin Leroy (WI)                   1:13:42                

6.  Jim Short (MO)                      1:17:23

7.  Ted Cramer (IA)                     1:19:23

8.  Gareth Stevens (WI)              1:32:11


2002

 

1. Calvin Hassel       59:59

 

2. Dick Plumlee     1:06.02

 

3. Fritz Hansen      1:14:20

 

4. Lynn Capen       1:15:51

 

5. Ted Cramer       1:21:42

 

6. Gareth Stevens  1:23:14

 

2003

1. Calvin Hassel  54:30

2.Dick Plumlee  1:03:15

3. Lynn Capen  1:14:35

4. Ted Cramer  1:18:39

5. Randy Moore  1:18:40

6. Steve McCallister  1:26:26

7. Tom Mason  1:28:11

 

 

2004

1. Calvin Hassel          59:40

2. Dick Plumlee        1:06:28

3. Lynn Capen          1:16:08

4. Ted Cramer          1:16:23

5. Steve McCallister  1:18:24

 

2005

1. Calvin Hassel    NE              58:28

2. Dick Plumlee     KS           1:08:58

3. Ted Cramer      IA             1:17:28

4. Lynn Capen      CO           1:18:59

5. Tom Mason       NE           1:35:08

 

2006

1. Calvin Hassel   ††† NE            58:34

2. Dick Plumlee     †† KS          1:12:14

3. Lynn Capen     ††† CO          1:18:40

4. Ted Cramer    ††  IA           1:20:58

5. Steve McCallister††† IA†††††††† 1:25:45

6. Gareth Stevens†††† WI          1:26:40

 

2007

  1. Calvin Hassel††††††† NE††††††††††††††††† 59:24
  2. Dave Teddy††††††† CO†††††††††††††††† 1:19:54
  3. Ted Cramer††††††† IA†††††††††††††††††† 1:20:30
  4. Lynn Capen††††††† CO†††††††††††††††††† 1:20:45
  5. Gareth Stevens†††† WI††††††††††††††††† 1:21:43
  6. Steve McAllister†††† IA††††††††††††††††††† 1:22:00

 

††† 2008

1.    Calvin Hassel††††††† ††††††††† NE†††††††††††††† 46:36

2.Dick Plumlee ††††††††††† KS††††††††††††† 57:44

3.Lynn Capen††††††††††† CO†††††††††††††† 58:34

4.Ted Cramer††††††††††† IA†††††††††††††† 59:04

5.Garreth Stevens††††† WI†† †††††††††††††59:44

 

2009

1. Calvin Hassel ††††††††††††NE††††††††††††† 46:36

2. Dick Plumlee††††††††††† KS†††††††††††††† 57:44

3. Lynn Capen†††††††††††† CO††††††††††††† 58:34

 

2010

1. Calvin Hassel ††††††††††††NE††††††††††††† 59:52

2. Dick Plumlee††††††††††† KS†††††††††††††† 1:16:40

3. Lynn Capen†††††††††††† CO††††††††††††† 1:18:12

4. Ted Cramer††††††††††††††† IA†† †††††††††† 1:25:57

 

2011

1. Calvin Hassel †††††††††††NE†††††††††††††† 108:15

2. Dick Plumlee††††††††††† KS††††††††††††††† 1:27:29

3. Lynn Capen†††††††††††† CO†††††††††††††† 1:27:53

4. Ted Cramer††††††††††††††† IA††† †††††††††† 1:39:50

5. Tommy Cramer†††††††††† IA††† †††††††††† 1:41:05

††††† 2012

1. Calvin Hassel ††††††††† NE†††††† 1:06:20

2. Dick Plumlee KS††††††† 1:20:37

3. Tommy Cramer IA††† 1:25:06

4. Ted Cramer IA†††††††† 1:28:12

5. Lynn Capen CO††††††††† 1:28:30

 

†††† Standup Paddleboard

1.     Mike Crenshaw CO††† 2:04:30

 

 

2013††††† 40th Annual George Hassel Memorial Race

†† 1. Calvin Hassel NE 1:08:55

†† 2. Dick Plumlee KS†† 1:34:20

†† 3. Lynn Capen CO††† 1:35:56

†† 4. Randy Moore NE†† 1:47:58

†† 2014

1.     Calvin Hassel†††††††† NE†††† 1:11:39

2.     Dick Plumlee†††††††††† KS††††† 1:37:41††††††††

3.     Tommy Cramer†††††† IA†††††† 1:37:54

4.     Ted Cramer††††††††††† IA†††††† 1:41:36

5.     Lynn Capen††††††††††† CO†††† 1:47:00

 

 

 

 

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