Carlisle, McClamrock, McKenna, Cole, Elliott take top honours in KC

Published: January 31, 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri – January 11, 2013 – Andrew Carlisle and Ben McClamrock won the major solo piping awards, while Michael McKenna, Mike Cole and Andrew Elliott took home the top solo drumming honours at the annual Winter Storm competitions held at the Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom of the County Club Plaza hotel. For their efforts, Carlisle and Derek Midgley gained invitations to the 2013 Metro Cup Competition in New Jersey, which made entered into a reciprocal agreement with Winter Storm this year.

Solo Piping
Gold Medal Piobaireachd

1st Andrew Carlisle, Pittsburgh
2nd Derek Midgley Tinton Falls, New Jersey
3rd Jori Chisholm, Seattle

Silver Medal Piobaireachd
1st Ben McClamrock Baltimore
2nd Andrew Lewis St. Paul
3rd Andrew Bova, Pittsburgh
4th James Troy, Victoria, British Columbia
5th Robert Boyd, Morgan Hill, California

1st Andrew Carlisle
2nd Alastair Lee, Coquitlam, British Columbia
3rd Jori Chisholm

Solo Drumming
Gold Medal

1st Michael McKenna, Dublin
2nd Derek Cooper, Warminster, Pennsylvania
3rd Grant Cassidy, Glasgow
4th Graham Brown, Milton, Ontario
5th Chris Barr, Clinton Township, Michigan
6th Zack Miller, Kincardine, Ontario

Grade 1
1st Colin Hearty, Surrey, British Columbia
2nd Eric Yang, Houston
3rd Peter Buxman, St. Paul

Grade 2
1st Gareth Sutherland, Pennington, New Jersey
2nd Paul Gibson, Tucson
3rd Drew McPheeters, Elbert, Colorado

Grade 3
1st Jeremiah Cleary, Albrightsville, Pennsylvania
2nd Nicholas Mitchell, Quincy, Maryland
3rd Andrew Ryan, San Mateo, California

Gold Medal

1st Andrew Elliott, Toronto
2nd Matt Bellia, London, Ontario
3rd Owen Sehon, St. Paul

1st April Carmichael, Hannacroix, New York
2nd Sydney Sievewright, Hales Corners, Wisconsin

1st Dawn Meade, Eldersburg, Maryland
2d Beth Sachrison, Tucson
3rd Jeffrey Scott, Schaumburg, Illinois

Gold Medal

1st Mike Cole, Chicago
2nd Andrew Elliott
3rd Amber Bartholomeusz, San Jose

1st Kylie Mervyn, Milwaukee
2nd Anita Forte-Scott, Schaumburg, Illinois
3rd Joseph Cameron, Shawnee, Kansas

1st Mary Ellis, Bridgewater, Massachusetts
2nd Timothy Heywood, Schaumburg, Illinois

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