CC'11 Wrap-up: What a Year it Was!!

Maybe it was inspiration from our new campus. Maybe it was experience gained from past competition. Or, just maybe it was motivation from our first year as Title Sponsor of Corporate Challenge. Whatever the reason, BCBSTX had a remarkable 2011 Corporate Challenge campaign!

The 2011 highlights were numerous and notable:

  • We earned a 2nd Place (Silver) overall finish in Division A, our best ever.
  • We broke all our Corporate Challenge statistical records:
    • Most team medals (10)
    • Most team Gold medals (3)
    • Most total points (151)
  • We secured Silver for Participation Points (PPs)... but only because a rule change this year drastically limited PPs earned from the Great Walk.
  • We won the Division A Cake Decorating contest at Closing Ceremony, taking home the “Silver Spatula” -- thanks to Maggie Alvarez’s artistry and creativity.
  • And we raised $10,004 for Special Olympics Texas!

Here’s a summary of our overall Corporate Challenge results since 2006:

Year

Gold

Silver

Bronze

TOTAL

Points

Finish

2006

0

1

2

3

51

6th of 7

2007

0

3

1

4

83

6th of 7

2008

1

3

3

7

114

6th of 7

2009

1

3

3

7

106

6th of 8

2010

2

3

2

7

129

3rd of 7

2011

3

4

3

10

151

2nd of 9

TOTAL

7

17

14

38

 

 

Here’s a summary of our BCBSTX Team achievements in CC’11:

Sport

Place

Medal Won

Captain

Billiards

1st

Gold

Becky Smith

Golf

1st

Gold

Jeff Barrett

Horseshoes

1st

Gold

Russ Padon

Badminton

2nd

Silver

Lan Vu

Dominos 42

2nd

Silver

Mark Boyett

Table Tennis

2nd

Silver

Murali Hanumanthakari

Volleyball

2nd

Silver

Jessica Hernandez

Flag Football

3rd

Bronze

Wayhmon Thompson

Punt, Pass & Kick

3rd

Bronze

Vanessa Morgan

Softball

3rd

Bronze

Amanda Arrington

Women's Basketball

3rd

Bronze

Veronika Marks

 

 

And here’s our “Honor Roll” of individual medal accomplishments!

Sport

Event

Name

Medal

Note

Badminton

Men's Pairs

Harish Reddy & Praveen Vadlakonda

Silver

Team Silver

 

Women's Pairs

Grace Chiang & Lan Vu

Silver

Team Silver

 

 

 

 

 

15K Bike

Men, 60-69

Steve Welton

Gold

Team 4th

 

Men, 60-69

Russ Nejdl

Silver

Team 4th

 

Men, 70+

Frank Glover

Gold

Team 4th

 

Men, 70+

Allan Chernov

Silver

Team 4th

 

 

 

 

 

Billiards

Men's Pairs

Caleb Correa & Eric Smith

Silver

Team Gold

 

Women's Pairs

Yulonda Fluker & Becky Smith

Silver

Team Gold

 

Mixed Pairs

Gary Gardner & Sheila Wright

Silver

Team Gold

 

 

 

 

 

Dominos 42

Tournament

Mark Boyett & Allan Chernov

Bronze

Team Silver

 

 

 

 

 

Horseshoes

Men's Pairs

Doug Cooley & Tommy McDanel

Gold

Team Gold

 

Women's Pairs

Annette McDanel & Becky Smith

Silver

Team Gold

 

 

 

 

 

Mini Golf

Men's Pairs

Caleb Correa & Eric Lopez

Silver

Team 4th

 

Mixed Pairs

Srithaj Marrakath & Tonie Smith

Bronze

Team 4th

 

 

 

 

 

5K Run

Men, 30-39

Josh Wood

Bronze

Team 5th

 

 

 

 

 

Swimming

Men Freestyle, 60+

Steve Welton

Gold

Team 4th

 

Men Freestyle, 70+

Allan Chernov

Silver

Team 4th

 

 

 

 

 

Table Tennis

Men's Pairs

Shiv Jha & Nasco Tchizmarov

Silver

Team Silver

 

Women's Pairs

Scottie Bradshaw & Lin Zhao

Silver

Team Silver

 

Mixed Pairs

M. Hanumanthakari & Chizuko Koller

Gold

Team Silver

 

 

 

 

 

Tennis

Mixed Masters

Steve Hicks & Chizuko Koller

Bronze

Team 6th

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please use this link to browse the BCBSTX photos from all Corporate Challenge 2011 events - including Closing Ceremony - posted on Flickr:
www.flickr.com/photos/BlueDoc27
And visit the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas/City of Richardson 2011 Corporate Challenge website to learn more about Corporate Challenge and its 24 competition events. Here's the link:
www.cor.net/ccpage.aspx?id=3194