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Archive for October, 2011

Training Sunday Oct 16, 2011

Monday, 17 October, 2011

Sunday’s training was held at John Cervantes’ house in Acton. In attendance was Mark Vieira (154 L&R), John Cervantes (198 L&R), and myself Kurt Howgate (242 L&R).

First Training Pics From Northern Maine!

Tuesday, 11 October, 2011

Monday I received the latest training pics from Matt Bouchard and the Caribou Maine training crew! Thanks for sending them along…keep them coming when you can. Matt sent the following commentary: Getting together for our practice up in Aroostook this week were Matt Bouchard (177-198 R+L), Chad Bouchard (220-242 R+L), Cole Disy (199-220 R+L), Mike […]

Training Oct 9, 2011 – Back to the office

Monday, 10 October, 2011

Finally back to some training… seems like it has been forever!  Sunday at the office, regulars Mark Vieira, Jeff Neal, and I (Kurt Howgate) trained.   Also in attendance from ‘up Maine’ was 154-pounder Chad Richards and 165-pounder Paul Rotondi (sp?).   Mark and Paul had prearranged to have a super-match at the start of practice to […]

Maine Pullers – Send in your training pics!

Wednesday, 5 October, 2011

I know there are a bunch of training groups throughout Maine besides our group in the southern part of the state. Next time you train, take a few photos and email them to me (Kurt Howgate) at I’ll do my best and put them up on this site. If you have a commentary about […]

Results Ronnie Bean Memorial Championships

Tuesday, 4 October, 2011

Results Ronnie Bean Memorial Championships October 1, 2011 Paradise Beach Club, Weirs Beach, NH Men’s Right Open: 0-176 1st Bill Caldwell(MA) 2nd Malcolm Tashjian(NH) 3rd Jamie Hoburn(VT) 177-198 1st Richard Durant(NH) 2nd Darren Courtemarche(NH) 3rd Malcolm Tashjian(NH) 199-Up 1st Kurt Howgate(ME) 2nd Harry Bean IV(NH) 3rd Jeramie Towle(VT) Men’s Left Open 0-176 1st Bil Caldwell(MA) […]

Pics! Ronnie Bean Memorial Tourney 10/1/11 – NH

Sunday, 2 October, 2011

To my knowledge, I was the only Mainer to attend the Ronnie Bean Memorial Championships in Weirs Beach, NH.  Overall turnout was light but as Badger said, the tourney featured some the best matches I’ve ever seen.  One match in particular that was unbelievable was a long left-hand battle between Jeramie Towle (pictured above) and […]