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Boilermaker Reveals National Anthem Singers

Jun. 24, 2015

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The Boilermaker revealed the singers of the National Anthem for various Boilermaker events.

In a departure from tradition, singers were asked to submit a video to the Boilermaker singing the National Anthem: thirty one people entered.

"We saw the tremendous talent the Utica Comets brought on the ice to sing so we thought it was natural to partner with them and how they find singers," said Judy Ingalls, special events coordinator. "Using this method we really saw a wide range of talent."

Judges included Mike DeMio of the Utica Pops Orchestra and Gina Nassivera, Utica Comets Event Manager.

Winners of the various events were:

  • 15k Post Race Party - Sarah Click
  • 5k Start - Matt Voorhees
  • Volunteer Party - Mary Magdelene
  • Kids Run - Safia Zaman
  • Youth Olympics:
    Darian Bateson - start of the morning
    Hope Adigun - to finish off the event
  • 3 Mile Walk - Angela Militello

"This was a great opportunity to have people like Mike and Gina involved" said Jackie Carbone, National Anthem Coordinator. "I'm confident we will see even more applicants next year."


The 38th running of the Boilermaker Road Race will take place on Sunday July 12, 2015