Cummins (1,645) won the Large Division title while Frewsburg Central School (1,423) took the Small Division championship in the 26th annual YMCA Battle of the Businesses.
Cummins' Travis Prejean (10:26.94) and Karey Loomis (14:04) lead the Large Division 2-mile run/walk at the Lakewood Beach and scored 100 points for the team. Second and third place went to JTA and WCA Hospital, respectively.
For the Small Division, JBA received 100 points for the win with top male runner Rob Liebers leading the pack. Matco Tools and The Jock Shop & CSI took home second and third-place honors.
Above, four members of the Cummins team display their trophy for winning the Large Division of the YMCA Battle of the Businesses. Below at right, two Frewsburg Central School members hold the Small Division trophy. The Jock Shop & CSI, on left in white shirts, finished second.
Frewsburg Central School (1418 points), pictured on right in the blue shirts, were the winners of the small division under the direction of team captain Jamie Sposato. The Jock Shop and CSI, on left, finished with second place in the small division.
At Camp Onyahsa, JTA's Kirk Frink and Brad Peterson partnered to win the Large Division sharp shooting event (archery and pistol shooting) with a combined total of 119 points.
Jamestown BPU and Cummins took second and third place.
In the Small Division sharp shooting event, Libera, Inc. claimed first place with archers and shooters John Andrews and Mark Caverman scoring 127 points.
The Jock Shop & CSI took second while Hanson Sign Companies ended in third place.
In the bean bag toss, Hope's Windows dominated the Large Division court with co-workers Zack Blood and Scott Nelson with a final 15-5 win against JTA.
Southwestern Central School District grabbed 90 points for third.
For the Small Division, the first-, second- and third-place order was The Post-Journal with John Tanner and Bob Moore, The Jock Shop & CSI and Jamestown Bar Association and City Court.
In the paddling event, the top finisher in the Large Division was JTA's Jeff Kresge, Jim Krause and Brad Peterson (8:50.33). Finishing second and third were Jamestown BPU (Brain Orlando, Joel Pattison and Rob Williams ) and Hope's Windows (Jed DuBois, Rob DuBois and James Turk).
The Jock Shop & CSI's Matt Canby, Mike Donner and Ivan Lopez (8:52.81) paddled on top for the Small Division while JBA's Andy Goodell, Kurt Gustafson and Greg Yaw took second place.
Ending in third were Allied Fire Protection/Joo-Dee TV's Dave Calcaterra, Mike DePonceau and Tim Vine.
A new scavenger hunt competition replaced the normal Sur"Y"vor Challenge this year. It involved four teammates who raced throughout the entire Camp Onyahsa site finding enlarged Scrabble tiles and completing a Scrabble board with whatever words each team could complete.
Jamestown BPU led the hunt for the Large Division with teammates Tammy Anderson, Heather DeLong, Joel Pattison and Ann Cappalino followed by Cassadaga Job Corps Academy and Cummins.
Representing the Small Division winners were Panama Central School's Jeff Angeletti, Ann Dolce, Bob Main and Sue Turnquist. Adding second- and third-place points were Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union and The Post-Journal.
The bonus events this year were a talent show competition and a dunk-a-boss contest which sported two identical dunking booths.
Receiving the top 50 extra points was SKF Aeroengine's Krista Donnelly who sang "At Last" by Celine Dion.
Chautauqua County Government followed with Patricia Cook's singing impersonation of Patsy Cline while Cummins' Carol Westerdahl sang "Sin Wagon" by the Dixie Chicks for third place.
In the Small Division, there was a tie for first place with BWB's "Mini Movers" and Frewsburg Central School's synchronized swimming performance. Participants for BWB were singing voices and dancing hands Kaitlyn Bentley, Sara Flaherty, Megan Green, Leslie Hoisington, Megan Green, Ryanne John, Holly McBride, Jennifer Snyder and Diane Washburn.
Frewsburg's synchronized swimming squad of Jon Blanchard, Michelle Collier, Lindsey Marzec and Matt Moore performed to "Time To Say Goodbye."
Matco Tools grabbed third place with their rendition of ''Addicted To Love.'' Plant manager Tony Hren sang while the Matco-ette super models were comprised of Brooke Colley, Jerri Dawson, Dee Harrison, Chris LaTone, Bethany Lindahl, Sue Nelson, Kathy Wall and Steph Stanford.
In the dunk-a-boss contest, Randy Manitta, CEO of Hope's Windows, stayed dry the longest for the Large Division while Frewburg's Danielle O'Conner, superintendent, won it for the Small Division.
During the awards ceremony, the annual Battle sportsmanship and team spirit award was given to Matco Tools and accepted by team captains Brooke Colley and Cory Berardi.
Jamie Sposato of Frewsburg Central School was honored with the team captain award.
The Battle was sponsored by Bluecross BlueShield of Western New York and Windstream Communications with Pepsi Bottling Group as a donation sponsor.
The Battle of the Businesses will return in September 2014. If you would like to receive an informational packet or have battle pictures to share, please contact Scott Mekus at 664-2802, extension 236 or at email@example.com.
Jamestown Teachers Association1,524
SKF Aeroengine 1,417
Falconer Central School 1,394
Hope's Windows 1,368
Cassadaga Job Corps Academy1,272
Southwestern Central School District 1,248
Chautauqua County Government1,214
Truck-Lite Co., LLC 1,187
GA Family Services at Lutheran1,065
TitanX Engine Cooling955
Frewsburg Central School1,423
The Jock Shop & CSI1,420
Jamestown Mattress 1,287
Matco Tools 1,281
Jamestown Bar Association & City Court1,201
Hanson Sign Companies1,156
Rand & SKM1,120
Libera, Inc. 1.082
Panama Central School 1,060
Allied Fire Protection & Joo-Dee TV 965
Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union892
Moore & Myott, LLP & Trinity Biotech 719
Northwest Savings Bank Jamestown Di.v.713