ACA Canoe/Kayak Collegiate Championship 2009

Organized by: Brian Brosius

This was the second annual attendance of the Penn State Outing Club at the ACAC/KCC. PSOC placed 5th, and not out of 5. We received a certificate which is “on file” with The President. The trip was easy and requires no experience. The weather misbehaved and decided to be everywhere from 35-80 degrees with some sun and some rain. Overall the trip was a good time, no one died, everyone got along. Food of note: Apple Cinnamon Bagels with Hamburgers. Next year’s race will be in Western North Carolina.

Members in Attendance:

  • Brian Brosius
  • Rohit¬†Gandrakota
  • Darcy McKinley Lester
  • Stephen Meckler
  • Megan Murphy
  • Rich Schatz
  • Kurt Smithgall

Red Moshannon Down River Race 2010

In one of the few actual competitions PSOC participates in, a small contingent took part in the 43rd annual Red Mo Down River Race. The race is a 7.5 mile canoe and kayak race on Moshannon Creek. The group showed up early, and had a “good time.” Overall there were about 200 competitors for the race, and only one bad accident towards the end of the race. It was fun, and no one died.

Members in Attendance:

  • Joe Sumereau
  • Ben¬†Winchester
  • Andrea Muller

Spring Creek Cleanup 2010

Organized by: Nick Clabbers

The annual spring creek cleanup was held on April 10 this year. Although there was no picnic and lime-green shirts this year, the same fun was still had. Every year PSOC flies down spring creek from TMO to Milesburg, picking trash from the banks and making everything cleaner overall. This year was a little chilly, starting temps were low 40s, but the bright sun warmed up the intrepid cleaners with great zeal. Great fun was had by all the participants, even those who went for a swim. One might even say they had the most fun, one might indeed. As per the usual strange things were recovered from the creek. The most notable items being a trike, stereo, several tires, and battery that unfortunately fell out of a canoe and now resides somewhere in the creek. This year’s haul overall was less than last year’s, meaning the creek may be getting cleaner. No one died, watch out for meth labs.

Members in Attendance:

  • Nick Clabbers
  • Dan Trew
  • Frannie Root
  • Steve Meckler
  • Joe Sumereau
  • Christina Ferry
  • Kristin Garrity
  • James Basham
  • Sarah Luchner
  • Greg Lilik
  • Michelle Christensen
  • Rachel Hoh
  • Tyler Haas
  • Mike Collins
  • Kate Lalancette
  • Becca Baker
  • Julia Vadas