Virginia Thrasher, who will attend West Virginia in the fall, led the youth movement at the position matches by sweeping metric. After the first day she had a 30 point lead on the field and never looked back.
Around 75% of the position competitors were juniors.
In conventional position Thrasher started strong but could not overcome a steamroller performance by WVU team mate Elizabeth Gratz who overtook her to win the conventional title.
Jeff Doerschler and Bill Beard won Intermediate Senior and Senior honors in both events
While the weather was generally good a vicious rain storm played havoc on the final day prompting the comment that you can take the Nationals out of Perry but you can’t take the Perry weather out of the Nationals.