Gaufest in Buffalo, NY, 2017

On Sunday, at the Picnic of the Gaufest in Buffalo, NY, the United German Hungarians were announced as the 4th place winner of the Gruppen Preisplatteln competition.

2017 Preisplattler Team:

  • Alex Blank – Karina Fricker
  • Danny Galgon – Emma Walter
  • Sasha Malofiy Jr. – Michelle Paul
  • Werner Fricker – Allysa Reiter
  • Marlene Fricker, Coach
  • Michael Fricker – Kristen Reiter, Alternates
  • Dino Jakovasic, on Accordion

The top five ranked clubs were as follows:

  • 1st Place: STV Bavaria, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 2nd Place: TEV Edelweiss, Denver, Colorado
  • 3rd Place: GTV Almrausch, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 4th Place: United German-Hungarians, Oakford, Pennsylvania
  • 5th Place: Bayern Verein Newark, Union, New Jersey

In addition to this group achievement three of our dancers won individual awards:

  • Janet Malofiy & Paul Ulrich Jr. win Gold in 35-49 Age Group  Einzelpreisplatteln
  • Kyra Malofiy placed 2nd in 12-15 Age Group Einzelpresiplatteln

See all the results at

EDITOR’S NOTE: In reviewing our archives it seems this year no post Gaufest articles were included in the Monthly Progress. An extensive pre-Gaufest article by Emily Fricker outlining the history of our group at the Gaufest and in competition was published in the May-June issue which can be READ HERE.

The featured image shows our club dancers marching off after performing an Ehrentanz at the Sunday Gaufest Picnic.

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