Screwy Tusker

W.E.P.A. WOMEN OF 1999

(and one guy)


The "Getting to Know You" Section -- Team Roster:

Each team member has taken the time to answer some very personal and probing questions that will allow you to better understand the diverse, yet cohesive nature of our team. Please appreciate the forthright nature of the answers and the amount of introspection that was required to respond. All answers are direct quotes, except where this interviewer has taken literary license.


Mr. Alf Leif Erickson, Team Captain
Jersey #1

Team nickname: Screwball

Position you would most like to play: Position #2 - Forward

How much bronze ware will you be able to stuff into your luggage back to the States? That question doesn't apply to this man.

What about you most resembles Ara Tripp? My Feminine Guile.

What makes you "complex"? A lot of hot air -- three bags full.


Positions actually played: Team organizer, #3 elephant and goalie

Post tournament bruise check: No blemishes on this perfect specimen.


Susan Beth Cassone
Jersey #2

Team nickname: "Q"

Position you would most like to play: Tight End

How much bronze ware will you be able to stuff into your luggage back to the States? As many as I can fit into my "C" cup.

What about you most resembles Ara Tripp? My aforementioned "C" cup.

What makes you "complex"? Rude awakenings on airplanes.


Positions actually played: Goalie, #3 elephant, Revlon/Chanel Girl, Women's Challenge

Post tournament bruise check: Lip bruises from having to adjust make-up during games.


Tilman Smith
Jersey #3

Team nickname: Lucky One

Position you would most like to play: Rule Keeper

How much bronze ware will you be able to stuff into your luggage back to the States? As much as I can tuck.

What about you most resembles Ara Tripp? My love for Community Service.

What makes you "complex"? The rules that I follow.


Positions actually played: #1, #2, and #3 elephants, War Call Specialist, Women's Challenge

Post game bruise check: Proud display of continent sized badges of honor.


Anne Louise Erickson
Jersey #4

Team nickname: Shooter

Position you would most like to play: Spectator

How much bronze ware will you be able to stuff into your luggage back to the States? "Oh, Hands down I'll win this one. I can really pack in the bronze."

What about you most resembles Ara Tripp? I'm always tripping.

What makes you "complex"? The company I keep.


Positions actually played: #1 and #2 elephants, Team Dietitian

Post tournament bruise check: Found where the sun don't shine.


Cindy Sue Mielke
Jersey #5

Team nickname: Milky Way

Position you would most like to play: Frontal Attack

How much bronze ware will you be able to stuff into your luggage back to the States? Forget the bronze ware, I'm packing hats.

What about you most resembles Ara Tripp? My flexibility.

What makes you "complex"? My ability to change hats.


Positions actually played: #1, #2, and #3 elephants, and Goalie -- All around player.

Post tournament bruise check: Severe ankle and arm wrestling bruises.


Shamane Louise Simons
Jersey #6

Team nickname: Cookie

Position you would most like to play: Attacker

How much bronze ware will you be able to stuff into your luggage back to the States? I'll pack my weight.

What about you most resembles Ara Tripp? My towering pole skills.

What makes you "complex"? The positions I play.


Positions actually played: #1, #2, Spotted playing Goalie for a moment during Women's Challenge.

Post tournament bruise check: New nickname "Bruiser." She wasn't named best new amateur player for nothing.


Stephani Rose Weaver
Jersey #7

Team Nickname: Queenie

Position you would most like to play: Anything where you don't have to move around.

How much bronze ware will you be able to stuff into your luggage back to the States? As much as can fit into a crocodile bag.

What about you most resembles Ara Tripp? My Italian heritage.

What makes you complex? My tape.


Positions actually played: #3 and Goalie, Women's Challenge

Post tournament bruise check: Well defined finger markings.


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