It was a fun Sunday Urban Hunt yesterday, when twenty-three teams of Yelpers competed in an exclusive Yelp hunt! Contestants ranged in age from 13 years old to 67, so we had quite a bit of age diversity among a very competitive group racers. Teams included pirates, a Team P.M.S. (“Potty Mouth Sistas”), and even two Charlie Sheen-inspired teams that happened to pick the same team name: “Duh, Winning!”

Our costume contest ended up going to team Ships Ahoy, a pair of pirates who swashbuckled their way around Downtown LA and took many great photos of themselves doing various pirate hijinx throughout the city. The runners-up were Team P.M.S., whose funny t-shirts and outgoing attitudes almost got them the win.

In the first time in Urban Hunt history, we had an all-female team come in first place! The winning team was Shannon and Melissa Sardella, of team Forza Sardella. They credit their win to their Italian roots, and they wore matching t-shirts adorned with Italian flags and other symbols of Italy.

Second place went to teams DFU (Danielle Deveau & Lorenzo Patricio), who are friends and kickball teammates.

Third went to WoMo (Jim Taney & Danielle Lay), who wore Lakers shirts in support of their favorite LA basketball team.

At the finish line, teams turned Big Wangs into quite an after party, so thanks to everyone who stuck around!

We had a great time running this Urban Hunt, and we hope you had a great time too.

 

Results

1. Forza Sardella – Shannon Sardella & Melissa Sardella 2:54
2. DFU – Danielle Deveau & Lorenzo Patricio 3:02
3. WoMo – Jim Taney & Danielle Lay 3:04
4. Duh, Winning! – Brian Habermann & Annie Habermann 3:10
5. Outsourced – Amish Majmundar & Jessica Lau 3:13
6. Duh…Winning! – Tuanhuy Nguyenba & Christina Chan 3:12
7. Celtic Ninjas – Hazel Paraoan & John Brookins 3:19
8. The Charles Barkleys – Sergio Ponce & Audrey Keebaugh 3:22
9. The Goths – John Wiersma & Zachary Norris 3:33
10. Ships Ahoy – Narek Der-Sahakian & Narineh Shahinian 3:45*
11. ISFLY – Joye Swan & Sean Brandle 3:59
12. Vicious & Delicious – Bernadette Tomas & Patrick Tomas 3:52
13. Da Sistas – Marisa Chien & Elena Chien 3:56
14. Threat Level Midnight – Elizabeth Landau & Nick Davis 4:00
15. Liu-Lee – Roseanney Liu & Sheley Lee 4:02*
16. Team PMS (Potty Mouth Sistas) – Luci DeRose & Sandee Mata 4:14
17. The Honey Badgers – Natalie Vratney & Kelly Rossi 4:15
18. The Most Interesting Team in the World – Aaron Meadows & Caramie Huntington 4:24
19. Houdini’s Hunters – Ira Astrachan & Lee Rachel 4:25
20. The Juicehead Gorillas – Asher Kuny & Shara Krosby 4:45
21. Lige Gore Det! – Kurt Peterson & Melissa Peterson 4:50
22. Team Awesome – Tiffany & Karen 5:00
23. The Stinky Skanks – David Lee & Nammie Doan Nguyen 5:16

*Teams who received a time penalty for incomplete or incorrect clues.

 

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LOS ANGELES – Nearly 60 teams competed in our first Yelp exclusive Urban Hunt this Saturday in Los Angeles. Competition was fierce for the coveted first place medals, as teams set out on a course that took them to Hollywood and all over Downtown.

Teams included The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Waldo and Wanda of “Where’s Waldo” fame, construction workers and Double Dare contestants.

Our costume contest was one of the most competitive we’ve ever had, with twelve teams entering. Some of the finalists included a “Winning” Charlie Sheen, a pair of Blue Jeans, Doctors with “I’m a real Dr. [Pepper]” shirts, and a team covered head to toe in neckties. In the end, the winners were Team J2 with their “Hung Like a Horse” / Sugar Mama ensemble. Great job to everyone with their costumes!

After an afternoon of testing their wits on LA’s public transit system, our top team, The Amazing DelaTorries came in with an impressive time of 2 hours 57 minutes.

They just barely edged out second place team Big Paw and the truYing, who reached the finish line before them, but hadn’t quite finished their final clue. The top two teams shared their secret formula with us after the race: they are both couples with a five year old kid, both men were 39 years old, and both wives were marathon runners. They definitely proved it’s a winning formula.

Third place was a three-way tie between Team TP, The Basque Teens and Blynsey, friends who worked together as a 6-person mega team throughout the day.

Thanks to everyone who competed!

 

 

Results

1. The Amazing DelaTorries – Dave Dettore & Allison Dettore 2:57
2. Big Paw and the trueYing – Trish Ying & Jerry Ying 3:01
3. TP – Russell Dahlberg & Kathryn Kulish 3:19
4. The Basque Teens – David Axelgard & Danielle Boinay 3:20
5. Blynsey – Brandon Folkman & Lynsey Davis 3:20
6. Ratso Rizzo – Peter Phillips & Christina Kim 3:23
7. Shidoshi Tanaka – Jacqueline Mante & JR Rigor 3:26
8. Tiger Balm – Lloyd Lee & Jen Tran 3:43
9. Ghetto Birds – Amy Garrett & Rose Shannon 3:44
10. Waldos – Sabrina Landworth & Nick Roberts 3:44
11. Victorious Secret – Ashley Diestel & Maggie Sanchez-Corea 3:45
12. The Winners – Marcy Schaubeck & Matthew Schaubeck 3:58
13. Rising – Nick Tran & Keren Chung 3:58
14. Ivan & Connie – Connie Vuong & Ivan Liu 3:58
15. Dynamic Duo – Taylin Tran & Quang Nguyen (1106?) 3:58
16. Jello – Lewis Yang & Jill Chang 4:01*
17. The Ninjas – Ann Shih & Noel Alday 4:02
18. Girls Just Want to Have Fun – Elaine Wang & Grace Jeng 4:02
19. Fang Bangers – Blake Adams & Ashley Dirks 4:02
20. SLO Sistas – Carla Martin & Lilly Acuna 4:03
21. Team Rarson – Erin Regan & Kris Larson 4:05
22. Muy Tie – Jeremy Norried & Richard Davis 4:09
23. Pair of Blue Jeans – Jennifer Tisor & Charles Norrid 4:11
24. The Engineers – Shaneen Rowe & Becky Wachs 4:17
25. J^2 – Julie Cheung & Josh Lovison 4:24
26. Team 1094 4:24
27. Doctors – Elizabeth Tsay & Robert Gire 4:28
28. The Sexy Stemis – Mimi Nguyen & Stephen Li 4:33
29. Victorious Ninjas – Elaine Reodica & Victor Shyu 4:33
30. Mostly Penguins – Erisa Hines & Tony Vanelli 4:40
31. Awesome – Jubel Chen & Alice Wang 4:41
32. Clueless Geniuses?!? – Sean Kobayashi & Michelle Kobayashi 4:44
33. Team Bobbyan – Robert Mo & Yan Wang 4:45*
34. Bromance – Brian Nguyen & Garry Trinh 4:48
35. Savage Thrills – William Baier & Savannah Watson 4:49
36. Charlie Sheen (We’re Winning) – Tim Malott & Janice Varney-Hamlin 4:49
37. Red Devils – Rashma Agarwal & Sree Pinnamaneni 4:56
38. Roller Dirby Dolls – Yves Pham & Sally Ly 4:58
39. ASAP – Andrew Santiago & Angelic Peralta 5:06
40. Aubaru – Santhony Shawn & Richard Lee 5:15
41. Who Dat – Jenny Himel & Norman Himel 5:17
42. Seanelle – Sean Wang & Michelle Yu 5:23
43. Huffles & Whoozies – Kevin Saito & Kristen Duvall 5:23
44. Double Trouble – Kelly Carter & Marhs Reed 6:00**
45. Apps R Us – Kathleen Niemeyer & Kenneth Elowe 6:18***
46. Slightly Disabled – John Bates & Kristin Saito 6:26***
47. Team Gire – Mike Gire & Jennifer Gire 6:48***
48. The Inspector Gadgets – Danielle Woo & Megan Albertson 7:04****
49. Dream Team – Katherine Trujillo & Kelly Soto 7:05****
50. Gals At Work – Clara Chau & Irene Kan
51. The Sius – Kenny Siu & Catherine Siu
52. The Mad Hatters – Anand Gupta & Anu Gupta
53. JoMauMau – Joice Huang & Maureen Hsu
54. TR – Wendy Levitt & JR Weinberg
55. The Geeks – James Schaubeck & Erica Lopez
56. Lost and Confused – Debi Landrie & Nicole Polk
57. Awesome Possum – HongDao Nguyen & Franco Romualdez
58. Hallelujah Hollaback – Daniel Yi & Luke Lee

* Teams incurring time penalties for incomplete or incorrect clues. A time penalty of 30 minutes was added for each skipped clue.

 

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