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    West Sayville F.D. Flying Dutchmen Earn Third Win Of Season
    August 18, 2017 1:30 pm  
    West Sayville F.D. Flying Dutchmen Earn Third Win Of Season

    On Saturday, June 24th  the West Sayville Fire Department Flying Dutchmen drill team continued their winning ways and emerged as victors of the Selden Invitational Drill held at Brookhaven Town Fireman’s Memorial Park in Ridge.

    The Flying Dutchmen compiled 20 points overall by placing in five of the eight contests. In total, 24 teams from throughout Nassau and Suffolk raced against the clock vying for top honors in the 10th running of the competition annually hosted by the Selden Fire Department.  Rounding out the top-five were the North Lindenhurst Piston Knockers, and Bay Shore Redskins who tied for second with 18 points each, the Central Islip Hoboes took fourth with 13 points, and the Islip Wolves placed who took fifth with 12 points.

    The day’s events started out on a positive note when the trio of Ryan Tenney, Daniel Tenney, and William Hothan posted a second place run of 6.59 seconds only 1/100th of a second behind the winning time posted by the Bay Shore Redskins. Following on the heels of that performance was a first place run in the Motor Hook and Ladder Class B event. With Frank Miller, Jr. in the driver’s seat, Joseph Quenzer and Daniel Tenney digging, Ryan Huguenin throwing, and Michael Marra climbing, the Dutchmen posted a time of 5.06 seconds giving them five points and the overall lead. In the Motor Hook and Ladder Class C contest, Tenney, Quenzer, Huguenin, and Miller, Jr. were joined by climber William Hothan and completed the race in a first place time of 9.14 seconds.

    The Flying Dutchmen’s time of 13.12 seconds in the Motor Hose Class C contest yielded no points, but they responded strongly in the Motor Hose Class B contest. With Miller, Jr. Piloting the truck, the hose team of Michael Marra, William Hothan, Ryan Tenney, and Joseph Quenzer completed the race in first place, for an additional five points, lifting the days total to nineteen. The Dutch’s time of 7.64 seconds, is the fastest recorded in this contest statewide thus far for the 2017 season.

    Although the next two contests yielded zero points for the Dutchmen, the overall victory had been secured by the end of the Motor Pump contest. The Bucket team of William Hothan, Daniel Tenney, Joseph Quenzer, Ryan Huguenin, Patrick Garrett, Ryan Tenney, Louis Christensen, Casey Johnson, Kristy Hothan, David Banks, Douglas Quenzer, and Gary Schaum completed the race in a time of 24.49 seconds, for fifth place and an additional one point.

    This was the third victory for the Flying Dutchmen this season, and the 176th in the team’s history.

    The 2017 Selden Invitational Tournament Champions are coached by Frank R. Miller Sr., Robert Marra and G. Scott Schrader, led by Captain Michael Marra and Lieutenants Daniel Tenney and Frank R. Miller Jr., and comprised of David Banks, Kevin Candido, Louis Christensen, Diana Fuller, Patrick Garrett, Kristy Hothan, William Hothan, Ryan Huguenin, Casey Johnson, Robert Noonan, Richard Quenzer, Joseph Quenzer, Douglas Quenzer, Gary A. Schaum, Ryan Tenney and Matthew Vertabedian.

    By Frank R. Miller, Jr.

    The Results
    Selden Invitational Firematic Drill Competition
    June 24, 2017

    3-Man Ladder              

    Bay Shore                     6.58
    West Sayville                6.59
    Central Islip                   6.66
    Copiague                      6.95
    Islip                              7.74


    West Sayville                5.06
    Port Washington           5.23
    West Hempstead           5.27
    North Lindenhurst          5.41
    Copiague                      5.51


    West Sayville                9.14
    Port Washington           9.21
    North Lindenhurst          9.37
    Farmingville                  10.23
    North Bellmore              10.38


    Islip                              12.53
    Central Islip                   12.55
    East Islip                      12.59
    North Lindenhurst          12.78
    Port Washington           13.04


    West Sayville                7.64
    Lindenhurst                   7.75
    North Lindenhurst          7.92
    East Islip                      8.07
    Central Islip                   8.12


    Bay Shore                     9.07
    Islip                              9.08
    Lindenhurst                   9.12
    Farmingville                  9.32
    Central Islip                   9.34

    Motor Pump

    North Lindenhurst          5.68
    Central Islip                   5.79
    Bay Shore                     5.88
    Hagerman                     5.92
    Port Washington           5.95


    Bay Shore                     21.61
    West Hempstead           22.79
    North Lindenhurst          23.89
    Islip                              24.02
    West Sayville                24.49

    Total Points

    West Sayville                20
    Bay Shore                     18
    North Lindenhurst          18
    Central Islip                   13
    Islip                              12

    The 2017 Selden Invitational Drill Champion Flying Dutchmen Drill Team with
    their awards at the 10th annual running of the event in Ridge on June 24th.
    Photo Credit: Kim Verscheck

    Ryan Tenney and Joseph Quenzer  of the West Sayville F.D. Flying Dutchmen
    Drill Team compete in the Motor Hose Class B contest at the Selden Invitational
    Drill at the 10th annual running of the event in Ridge on June 24th.
    Photo Credit: Kim Verscheck


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