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2022 Hagestrom Cup Speed Contest Champion

Lin Riffle, RDR, CRR, CRC

Realtime And Speed Champ

2022 Hagestrom Cup Contest Overall Results 

1st place
Lin Riffle
2nd place
Kristin Wegryn


2022 Hagestrom Cup Contest Individual Leg Results

Literary - 200 words per minute

Lin Riffle

- 22 98 %

Kristin Wegryn

- 32 97.09 %

Tammy McGhee

- 54 95.09 %


Legal Opinion (Jury) - 240 words per minute

Greg Mizanin

- 16 98.66 %
Lin Riffle - 21

98.25 %

Sue Trischan

- 22 98.16 %

Allison Kimmel

- 32 97.33 %

Ilene White

- 35 97.08 %

Mary Schuler

- 41 96.58 %

Shirle Perkins

- 46 96.16 %

Kristin Wegryn

- 53 95.58 %

Pam Greenfield

- 54 95.55 %


Testimony (Q&A) - 280 words per minute
no qualifiers

Hagestrom Cup Speed Contest Rules

2023 OCRA Annual Conference, Friday, March 24, 2023

Five minute tests will be dictated as follows: 
Literary: 220 words per minute 
Jury charge: 240 words per minute 
Testimony: 280 words per minute 

Total transcription time allowed: Four and a half hours. 

The testimony will be two-voice dictation.  Neither the Q or A will be counted nor read. 

Any writer of stenographic machine shorthand who is a member of OCRA in good standing and who has attained at least NCRA RPR or CRC status. 

One of each take. 

Contestants must give to the committee satisfactory assurance that they have not received, directly or indirectly, any remuneration or promise of remuneration of whatever character for entering or winning any part of this contest. 

Please register on the Annual Conference registration form. The fee is $50 if paid by registration deadline. Fee to be paid prior to contest. (Discounted fee available if registering for both the Hagestrom Cup Speed Contest and Realtime Contest.)

The defending champion, if present, will have their choice of seats. Subsequent seating shall be at the discretion of the chief examiner of the Hagestrom Cup contest. 

The contestant qualifying in the most number of sections with the highest combined percentage shall be declared "champion" and shall be awarded a Hagestrom Cup championship trophy. A contestant may win the competition three times (not necessarily in succession) and will be entitled to "retire" the cup, after which time said contestant assume the role of Speed Contest Committee Chair and will no longer be permitted to compete. Medals will be awarded to the writers who place second and third, and an appropriate certificate to those who attain 95 percent or higher on any of the three tests. No transcript will be eligible for consideration with less than 95 percent accuracy. 

The contest committee will publish/announce only names of qualifying contestants. 

In order for a member to be granted 0.25 PDC for a speed or realtime contest, OCRA must receive preapproval from NCRA. NCRA will grant credit for these contests so long as they meet the published criteria for the speed and realtime contests held at the most recent NCRA Conference & Expo. A maximum of 1.0 credit from all non-CEU credits will be accepted by NCRA per three-year cycle. 

Contestants will not be permitted to be present during the grading process.  Transcripts will be marked for identification and corrected in such a manner that it will be impossible to know whose work is being examined until after the grading has been completed. A printer will be provided by OCRA.

Computer-aided transcription may be used. Electronic stenotype machines may be used. No recording devices will be permitted in the examination room except those that may be used by the Speed Contest Committee. 

The Speed Contest Committee will publish no names or information concerning any contestant or transcript except such as qualify under the rules. 

All transcripts and notes of such transcripts are to become the property of OCRA. 

The President of OCRA will appoint a committee of three, including a chairperson, for the purpose of selecting the time, place, material, dictators, and being responsible for the overall supervision of the contest. 

The decisions of the committee made under these rules, or such supplementary rules as may be found necessary at the time of the contest, shall be final. 

Determination of what is an error shall be determined by the current "What Is An Error?" guidelines of NCRA

 Past Hagestrom Cup Champions

1965 Patrick F. Holland 
1966 Patrick F. Holland 
1967 Patrick F. Holland - Retired 
1968 Sam Fasline 
1969 Dennis Hagestrom 
1970 Dennis Hagestrom 
1971 Dennis Hagestrom – Retired 
1972 F.L. Seymour 
1973 Thomas F. Runfola 
1974 Douglas Lindee 
1975 Thomas F. Runfola 
1976 Patricia C. Koltz 
1977 Thomas F. Runfola – Retired 
1978 Roger Yenke 
1979 Patricia Koltz 
1980 Cynthia Tolar 
1981 Diane DiDonna Doll 
1982 Diane DiDonna Doll 
1983 Sandra K. Corpe 
1984 Judith A. Broquet 
1985 Lisa Nagy-Baker – Tied 
         Deborah Sniderhan – Tied 
1986 Deborah Sniderhan 
1987 Lisa Nagy-Baker 
1988 Deborah Sniderhan – Retired 
1989 Lisa Nagy-Baker – Retired 
1990 Debbie Smith 
1991 Sally Booth-Bennett 
1992 Suzanne Vadnal 
1993 Suzanne Vadnal 
1994 Suzanne Vadnal – Retired 
1995 Charles Cady 
1996 Charles Cady 
1997 Anne McBrayer 
1998 Mary Frazier 
1999 Charles Cady – Retired 
2000 Mary Frazier 
2001 Nancy Nunes 
2002 Mary Frazier Schweinhagen - Retired 
2003 Nancy Nunes 
2004 Lynn Els 
2006 Allison Kimmel 
2007 Lynn Els 
2008 Lynn Els - Retired 
2009 Nancy Nunes - Retired 
2010 Robert Lloyd 
2011 Lin Riffle 
2012 Sue Trischan 
2013 Peggy Wellemeyer 
2014 Timothy Meinke
2015 Lahana DuFour
2016 Kristin Wegryn
2017 Pamela Greenfield
2018 Kristin Wegryn
2019 Sara Clark
2020 no conference/contests held
2021 Tammy McGhee
2022 Lin Riffle