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Updated Nov. 23, 2013

 2013 WBC Report  

 2014 Status: pending 2014 GM commitment

Angela Collinson, MD

2013 Champion

Event History
1991    Tim Flanigan        54
1992    Jeff Barnum        67
1993    Barry Smith        35
1994    Mike Stanley        47
1995    Mike Pantaleano        72
1996    Bruce Monnin        64
1997    John Jacoby        72
1998    Mike Stanley        84
1999    Frank Sinigaglio       74
2000    Mike Stanley       85
2001    Steve Katz       76
2002    Steve Katz       71
2003    Tom Saal     103
2004    Scott Sirianna       87
2005    John Tighe       87
2006     Karl Henning       75
2007     Josh Githens       95
2008    Josh Githens       98
2009     Mark Neale       89
2010    Frank Sinigaglio       95
2011    Angela Collinson       80
2012    Michael Lind       78
2013    Angela Collinson      98

 Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Josh Githens       SC    11    263
  2.  Frank Sinigaglio   NJ    12    152
  3.  Steve Katz         VA    02    144
  4.  Tom Saal           MI    04    120
  5.  Anthony Musella    VA    09    117
  6.  Angela Collinson   MD    13    116
  7.  Scott Sirianna     NY    13     97
  8.  John Tighe Jr      NJ    12     84
  9.  Bill Beckman       SC    03     72
 10.  Michael Lind       VA    12     60
 11.  Mike Stanley       OH    00     60
 12.  Karl Henning       CT    08     56
 13.  Mark Neale         RI    09     50
 14.  John Tighe Sr      NJ    11     42
 15.  Charles Goodwin    OH    00     42
 16.  Carl Walling       PA    02     38
 17.  Rolinda Collinson  MD    13     36
 18.  Gino Sinigaglio    NJ    12     36
 19.  Kelly Krieble      PA    10     36
 20.  Richard Curtin     NY    08     36
 21.  Nick Henning       CT    07     36
 22.  Bill Edwards       VA    03     34
 23.  Rebecca Hebner     CA    09     30
 24.  Joseph Burch       MD    06     30
 25.  Jim Fardette       ae    13     24
 26.  Evan Hitchings     DE    10     24
 27.  Kathleen Lockwood  VA    08     24
 28.  Paul Bolduc        FL    07     24
 29.  Tim Dolan          NJ    02     24
 30.  Philip Livingston  DE    09     22
 31.  Chris Hancock      CA    09     20
 32.  Nora Tuke          DE    13     18
 33.  Brian Conlon       CT    12     18
 34.  Jed Shambeda       PA    08     18
 35.  Lane Hess          PA    07     18
 36.  Kevin Hacker       PA    05     18
 37.  Alfred Wong        IL    01     18
 38.  Mike Hazel         SC    04     18
 39.  Brian Wool         DE    11     15
 40.  Mark Love          MD    99     15
 41.  Doug Galullo       MD    12     12
 42.  Gerald Lientz      VA    07     12
 43.  Kevin Wojtaszczyk  NY    07     12
 44.  Stephen Quirke     WI    05     12
 45.  Matthew Beach      MD    04     12
 46.  Brett Mingo        MD    03     12
 47.  Shawn Dorsey       SC    11     10
 48.  Chris Robbins      UT    06     10
 49.  David Weinstein    NY    03      6
 50.  Francis Spencer    MD    02      6
 51.  Carl Sykes         SC    01      6
 52.  Stephanie Welch    MA    09      5
 53.  Jim Munson         UT    06      5
 54.  Mike Fisher        PA    99      5

2013 Laurelists                                                  Repeating Laurelists: 0

Rolinda Collinson, MD
2nd

Jim Fardette, ae
3rd

Nora Tuke, DE
4th

Scott Sirianna, NY
5th

Jason Levine, NY
6th

Past Winners

Barry Smith, NY
1993

Mike Stanley, OH
1994, 1998, 2000

Bruce Monnin, OH
1996

John Jacoby, VA
1997

Frank Sinigaglio, NJ
1999, 2010

Steve Katz, VA
2001-2002

Tom Saal, MI
2003

Scott Siriana, NY
2004

John Tighe, NJ
2005

Karl Henning, CT
2006

Josh Githens, SC
2007-2008

Mark Neale, RI
2009

Angela Collinson, FL
2011, 2013

Michael Lind, VA
2012
 

Just another packed day at the Colosseum. SRO for those in the cheap seats.

Evan Hitchings appeals to Rachael Day for the right of way. Women drivers!

Rolinda Collinson, Dan Dolan Jr, Alexis Reece and three-time champ Mike Stanley urge their steeds on.

Jeffrey Hacker, Alyssa Gumkowski, Craig Reece, John Tighe and Doug Galullo exercise their ponies.

blood amongst the kisses ...

A sweet aspect of John Jacoby's Circus Maximus event is that he rewards the first driver into each turn with a Hershey's Kiss. The candies replace the dolphins which were upturned in the Roman Colosseum to record the number of laps run.

The 2013 Collusion Championships ...

The Colosseum was packed this year ... a little too packed ... as 98 charioteers tried their luck on the sands of the arena. That resulted in 17 chariots qualifying for the Final thanks to a packed opening heat with 64 players. While that kind of cavalry charge may look good in the movies, it makes for an awfully long game as our finalists discovered to their dismay in a seven-hour endurance test made longer by some highly controversial foot dragging at the end. As a consequence, Circus Maximus will cut back to two heats next year - its smallest racing card ever in an attempt to cut the number of finalists to a more manageable number.

The Final was contested by 13 heavies, two mediums and a pair of lights. Nine horses were killed outright with too many injured to count. One chariot lost a right of way argument with the wall while three others flipped when their wheels collapsed. In a spectacular blend of skill and ineptitude, two-time champion Josh Githens avoided swerving into the wall by taking a wound. However, the resulting critical hit entangled him in his whip and dragged him out of the chariot.

On Turn 8, Jason Levine switched gears and began positioning himself for sixth place instead of first, blatantly seeking Sandman status over an earlier end to the race and a shield. That left clear sailing for Angela Collinson to win her second circus, besting her mother by eight spaces, and thus ending the longest Final ever. The stewards immediately convened the racing board to debate the outcome, vowing changes should be made.

 The entire field for CMS? Would you believe just the finalists? All 17 of them - winners all - taking part in the longest Final ever.

 No child's WBC education is complete without learning how to drive the ponies. Vincent gets them started.

 Andrew takes over the parallel parking demonstration as the GM crew rotates fresh bodies into the lesson.

 Jesse teaches the finer points of cornering on one wheel.

 And Frank congratulates the course's first graduate.

 Circus Maximus Junior

The Sinigaglio clan hosted a ponies version of Circus Maximus for the younger set and drew 21 bloodthirsty little charioteers. Linsey Saccenti proved the most successful followed by Sophia Holmquist, Graham Buccheri, Zack Correira, Seamus Parauda and Jay Buckwalter.

 GM      John M. Jacoby [15th year] 102 Deerwood Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22911
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