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The Goose Adventure Racing Team

@ GMARA Frigid Infliction, February, 2014

The Goose Adventure Racing Team

@ GMARA Bitter Pill, August, 2014

The Goose Adventure Racing Team

@ Odyssey AR Wild Wonderful 24-Hour AR, May, 2014

The Goose Adventure Racing Team

@ USARA National championship 30-Hour AR, October, 2014

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Goose Adventure Racing Team Achievements

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Goose AR

The racing team arm of Goose AR is made up of 6 core members. Recent team achievements include:

4-Time Qualifier for the USARA National Adventure Racing Championships (2012 - 2016)
1st Place Overall — GMARA Frigid Infliction 10-hour Winter AR, Bolton Valley, VT, March 5, 2016
1st Place, 4-person male division — NAARS Championship 30-Hour AR, Raystown Lake, PA, September 19-20, 2015
2nd Place, 3-person male division - GMARA Bitter Pill 12-Hour AR, Richmond, VT, August 1, 2015
1st Place, 3-person male division — NAARS Equinox Traverse 44-Hour AR, Ohiopyle, PA, May 23-25, 2015
1st Place, 3-person male division — GMARA Frigid Infliction 10-hour Winter AR, Bolton Valley, VT, February 28, 2015
3rd Place, Open Division - USARA National Adventure Racing Championship 30-hour AR , McHenry, MD, October 2, 2014
2nd Place, 3-person male division - GMARA Bitter Pill 12-Hour AR, Richmond, VT, August 2, 2014
1st Place, 3-person male division - Odyssey AR Wild, Wonderful 24-Hour AR, Oak Hill, WV, 5/16/2014
4th Place, Coed division — GMARA Frigid Infliction 10-hour Winter AR, Bolton Valley, VT, March 8, 2014
3rd Place,3-person male division — GMARA Frigid Infliction 10-hour Winter AR, Bolton Valley, VT, March 8, 2014
1st Place, Solo Masters division (Ratowski) — Checkpoint Tracker National Championships 30-hour AR, Nashville, TN, October 11, 2013
2nd Place, Solo division (Feissner) — Checkpoint Tracker National Championships 30-hour AR, Nashville, TN, October 11, 2013
1st Place, 3-person male division - GMARA Frigid Infliction 10-Hour AR, Bolton Valley, VT, March 2, 2013
2nd Place, 4-person male division - NYARA Longest Day 24-hour AR, New Paltz, NY, May 17, 2013



The Goose Adventure Racing Team

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Rob Feissner

Rob is a Professor of Biology at the State University of New York at Geneseo. Rob is a competitive trail and road racer and has been adventure racing for 5 years. Recent individual achievements include:

1st Place 40-44 AG — Oak Tree 1/2 Marathon, elite entry, Geneseo, NY September 4, 2016
17th Place Overall - Twisted Branch 100K Trail Race, Naples, NY August 20, 2016
1st Place 40-44 AG — Canandaigua Classic 1/2 Marathon, Canandaigua, NY May 22, 2016
24th Place Overall - Twisted Branch 100K Trail Race, Naples, NY August 29, 2015
11th Place Overall — Finger Lakes 50K Trail Race, Hector, NY July 5, 2014
2nd Place 30-39 AG — Muddy sneaker 20K Trail race, Naples NY, April 19, 2014
1st Place Overall (2 time) — Mess the Dress 5 mile Trail race, Rochester, NY April 12, 2014 & 2015
1st Place 30-39 AG — It’s a Wonderful Run 5K, Seneca Falls, NY December 14, 2013
1st Place Overall — Hops for Hope 5K, Mendon, NY, August 24, 2013


Rob and Tim Howland are the Lead Race directors for the Ontario Summit Trail Races.

Tim Howland

Tim is a Structural Engineer who spends his free time pursuing trail running, adventure racing, skiing (nordic/BC), biking (mountain & road), snowshoeing, climbing and general adventure. Recent individual achievements include:

10th Place Overall — Finger Lakes 50K Trail Race, Hector, NY July 5, 2014
1st Place Overall (2 time) — 0 Degree WTF! Winter Trail Run 10mi, Rochester, NY, 12/ 14, 2013
4 Time Overall Winner—Medved Winter Challenge 4HR Winter AR (‘09-’12)
1st Place Overall — Mendon Ponds 4HR AR, Rochester, NY 2013
2nd Place Overall (2 time) — Fight for Air Stair Climb, Rochester, NY, 2013 & 2014


Rob and Tim Howland are the Lead Race directors for the Ontario Summit Trail Races.

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Mort Nace

Mort is the General Manager of Medved Running and Walking Outfitters in Rochester, NY. Mort has been a competitive trail racer for 25+ years and an adventure racer for over 11. Recent individual achievements include:

Five time finisher of the Pikes Peak Marathon (including a 98th overall finish in 1995)
Seventeen time finisher of races 26.2 miles or longer
Eight time qualifier for the USSSA National Snowshoe Racing Championships
Sea to Summit Two Day Stage Adventure Race, Mont Ste. Marie CAN 11/17 solo
Jay Crossover (26 mile kayak) and Jay Mountain Marathon (28 miles, 6:51:42, 60/187), 2005


Mort and Tim Ratowsi are the Founders of Goose AR and are race directors for the Muddy sneaker 20K Trail Race and Snowshoe Races.

Tim Ratowski

Tim is a bicycle service manager at RV&E in Fairport, NY.  Tim is a trail and snowshoe runner, mountain biker, orienteer, caver, backpacker, race director/course director, and high-quality weekend warrior .  Recent achievements include:

4th place 3 person coed - GMARA Frigid Infliction 10 hr AR, Bolton Valley, VT, March, 2014 
1st place, Solo Masters division—Checkpoint Tracker National Championships 30 hr AR, Nashville, TN, October, 2013
2nd place, 2 person male team - The Hardcore24 (24 hr mtn bike race), Bristol, NY, July, 2012
Race director of 2 trail races and 3 annual snowshoes races (one is a national qualifier and one is a six hour relay) and that have run consecutively for at least 16 years.


Mort and Tim Ratowsi are the Founders of Goose AR and are race directors for the Muddy sneaker 20K Trail Race and Snowshoe Races.

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Laura Webber

Laura is a Product Support Scientist at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, a medical diagnostics company in Rochester, NY.  She is an avid backpacker, cyclist (road and mountain), skier, rock climber and has been trail running about 13 years and adventure racing for about 7 years.  Recent achievements include:

Competed at AR National Championships 2012, coed team 
10th place female — Muddy Sneaker 20K trail race, Naples, NY 2012
1st Place female, solo division — Cast a shadow 6 hour trail race, Rochester, NY, 2012
Hiked 42 of the Adirondack 46 peaks above 4000 feet (4 more to go!)


Ian and Laura are the race directors and course designers for the Medved Winter Challenge, sprint adventure race (3 years).


Ian Webber

Ian Webber is the Assistant Director of the Innovative Learning Institute at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a USA Cycling Cat.3 road racer, has completed more than 6 marathons including Boston & Pikes Peak. Ian has ben adventure racing for over 7 years. Recent achievements include:

Competed at AR National Championships 2012, coed team 
2nd male, solo — Cast a shadow 6 hour snowshoe trail race, Rochester, NY, 2012
2nd place, 2 person male team - The Hardcore24, Bristol, NY, July, 2012
4th overall - S6 Offroad Duathlon, Springwater, NY 2012
3rd Sport 18-39 age group — Park Ave. Mountain Bike Series , Rochester, NY 2011


Ian and Laura are the race directors and course designers for the Medved Winter Challenge, sprint adventure race (3 years).

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