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Awards & Contests

2011 National Speed Competition

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Alan H. Brock, RDR, CRR, of Boston, Mass., won the 2011 Speed Contest. Emily K. Niles, RMR, CRR, of Seattle, Wash., placed second and Donna M. Urlaub, RDR, CRR, of Chicago, Ill., placed third in the Speed Contest. 

Contestants write and transcribe three five-minute legs—220 Literary, 230 Legal Opinion, and 280 Testimony—and qualify for each with an accuracy score of 95% or better. The best combined score wins the championship.

The competition was held on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 and the winners were announced at the Awards Luncheon on Saturday.

  • First Place: Alan H. Brock
  • Second Place: Emily K. Niles
  • Third Place: Donna M. Urlaub

Overall Championship

  • Brock, Alan H., Boston, MA, 99.265%
  • Niles, Emily K., Seattle, WA, 99.199%
  • Urlaub, Donna M., Chicago, IL, 99.137%
  • Humphrey-Sonntag, Melanie L., Wheaton, IL, 99.125%
  • Brewer, Laura P., Los Altos, CA, 99.071%
  • Bryce, Jo Ann, Castro Valley, CA, 99.030%
  • Boenau, Deanna C., Sarasota, FL, 99.002%
  • Weigl, Jeffrey A., Edmonton, AB, 98.860%
  • Wissenbach, John, San Francisco, CA, 98.793%
  • Howd, Elizabeth A., Scott Depot, WV, 98.426%
  • Cortopassi, Kathy A., Dyer, IN, 98.312%
  • Ott, Cynthia R., Vienna, VA, 98.259%
  • Grund, Erica R., Sahuarita, AZ, 98.130%
  • Radavich, Bernice, Lemont, IL, 98.104%
  • Moll, Gary, Phoenix, AZ, 97.861%
  • Casey, Joyce, Soddy Daisy, TN, 97.809%
  • Sonntag, Diane L., Oro Valley, AZ, 97.223%
  • Dibble, Debbie, Salt Lake City, UT, 96.740%
  • Sonntag, G. A., Oro Valley, AZ, 96.430%
  • Jansen, Naren, Pasadena, CA, 96.063%

Literary

5 minutes @ 220 wpm
1100 words, 55 or fewer errors to qualify
 

  • Urlaub, Donna M., Chicago, IL, 99.727%
  • Ott, Cynthia R., Vienna, VA, 99.636%
  • Boenau, Deanna C., Sarasota, FL, 99.636%
  • Howd, Elizabeth A., Scott Depot, WV, 99.545%
  • Wissenbach, John, San Francisco, CA, 99.545%
  • Brock, Alan H., Boston, MA, 99.545%
  • Weigl, Jeffrey A., Edmonton, AB, 99.545%
  • Brewer, Laura P., Los Altos, CA, 99.455%
  • Becker, Louise M., Tacoma, WA, 99.455%
  • Cortopassi, Kathy A., Dyer, IN, 99.273%
  • Bryce, Jo Ann, Castro Valley, CA, 99.273%
  • Niles, Emily K., Seattle, WA, 99.182%
  • Humphrey-Sonntag, Melanie L., Wheaton, IL, 99.182%
  • Radavich, Bernice, Lemont, IL, 99.091%
  • Grund, Erica R., Sahuarita, AZ, 98.909%
  • Moll, Gary, Phoenix, AZ, 98.818%
  • Casey, Joyce, Soddy Daisy, TN, 98.636%
  • Frazier, Tami, Murrieta, CA, 98.364%
  • Dibble, Debbie, Salt Lake City, UT, 98.273%
  • Sonntag, Diane L., Oro Valley, AZ, 97.909%
  • Thomas, Kathryn A., Caseyville, IL, 96.818%
  • Sonntag, G. A., Oro Valley, AZ, 96.091%
  • Jansen, Naren, Pasadena, CA, 96.091%
  • Wilkins, Melanie A., San Diego, CA, 95.364%
  • King Paddock, Denise R., San Clemente, CA, 95.364%

Legal Opinion

5 minutes at 230 wpm
1150 words, 58 or fewer errors to qualify

  • Urlaub, Donna M., Chicago, IL, 99.826%
  • Humphrey-Sonntag, Melanie L., Wheaton, IL, 99.478%
  • Brock, Alan H., Boston, MA, 99.391%
  • Weigl, Jeffrey A., Edmonton, AB, 99.391%
  • Niles, Emily K., Seattle, WA, 99.130%
  • Brewer, Laura P., Los Altos, CA, 99.043%
  • Boenau, Deanna C., Sarasota, FL, 98.870%
  • Grund, Erica R., Sahuarita, AZ, 98.696%
  • Cortopassi, Kathy A., Dyer, IN, 98.522%
  • Casey, Joyce, Soddy Daisy, TN, 98.435%
  • Radavich, Bernice, Lemont, IL, 98.435%
  • Frazier, Tami, Murrieta, CA, 98.435%
  • Wissenbach, John, San Francisco, CA, 98.261%
  • Sonntag, Diane L., Oro Valley, AZ, 98.261%
  • Bryce, Jo Ann, Castro Valley, CA, 98.174%
  • Sonntag, G. A., Oro Valley, AZ, 97.913%
  • Moll, Gary, Phoenix, AZ, 97.478%
  • Becker, Louise M., Tacoma, WA, 97.391%
  • Howd, Elizabeth A., Scott Depot, WV, 97.304%
  • Jansen, Naren, Pasadena, CA, 96.957%
  • Ott, Cynthia R., Vienna, VA, 96.783%
  • Wilkins, Melanie A., San Diego, CA, 96.609%
  • King Paddock, Denise R., San Clemente, CA, 95.826%
  • Thomas, Kathryn A., Caseyville, IL, 95.739%
  • Dibble, Debbie, Salt Lake City, UT, 95.304%
  • Record, Breck, El Paso, TX, 95.304%

Testimony

5 minutes @ 280
1400 words, 70 errors or fewer to qualify

  • Bryce, Jo Ann, Castro Valley, CA, 99.643%
  • Niles, Emily K., Seattle, WA, 99.286%
  • Brock, Alan H., Boston, MA, 98.857%
  • Brewer, Laura P., Los Altos, CA, 98.714%
  • Humphrey-Sonntag, Melanie L., Wheaton, IL, 98.714%
  • Wissenbach, John, San Francisco, CA, 98.571%
  • Boenau, Deanna C., Sarasota, FL, 98.500%
  • Howd, Elizabeth A., Scott Depot, WV, 98.429%
  • Ott, Cynthia R., Vienna, VA, 98.357%
  • Urlaub, Donna M., Chicago, IL, 97.857%
  • Weigl, Jeffrey A., Edmonton, AB, 97.643%
  • Moll, Gary, Phoenix, AZ, 97.286%
  • Cortopassi, Kathy A., Dyer, IN, 97.143%
  • Grund, Erica R., Sahuarita, AZ, 96.786%
  • Radavich, Bernice, Lemont, IL, 96.786%
  • Dibble, Debbie, Salt Lake City, UT, 96.643%
  • Casey, Joyce, Soddy Daisy, TN, 96.357%
  • Sonntag, Diane L., Oro Valley, AZ, 95.500%
  • Sonntag, G. A., Oro Valley, AZ, 95.286%
  • Jansen, Naren, Pasadena, CA, 95.143%