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What Do We Do?

At Fast Finish Results our goal is to create an exceptional event day experience for athletes, coaches, and spectators. We take the hassle out of hosting Track, Cross Country, and Road Race Events. Customer service is our game- we work for the meet hosts; not our business profits. Owner/Operator Bob Ertl has previously served as a Collegiate and High School Coach at the University of St. Thomas and Lakeville High Schools, and an Athletic Administrator. This experience allows us to anticipate the needs of meet management.

Best of all: We guarantee the lowest price for outstanding service.

Please contact us today for more information.

Efficient Event Management

We manage the timing and results proficiently for Cross Country, Road Races, and Track and Field Events. Focusing on utilizing live results, scoreboards, and split clocks at our events, we bring your event to life.

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Who We Are

We have an experienced and well trained staff who are committed to providing exceptional event management services in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.

Bob Ertl

Bob Ertl is the company founder and owner/operator of Fast Finish Results. He has over 25 years of timing and event management experience. Bob directs all of our events. Timing and Directing Track and Field, Cross Country, and Running Events are his passion.

  • Retired Educator and Coach who grew the company over the past 25 years.
  • Has timed Championship NCAA Regional, MIAC, and MSHSL Section Events
  • Championship level Collegiate and High School Coach who has coached 6 MSHSL state championship teams in Cross Country and Track.
  • 27 time Marathon Finisher including Boston, Los Angeles, Twin Cities, Grandma’s, and Chicago Marathons.
  • BA (History) and MA (Athletic Administration) from University of St. Thomas.

Rachel Morrison

Rachel Morrison has worked for Fast Finish Results for the past 8 years. She provides high quality service in all areas of our business. Rachel is our “get the job done right no matter what it takes” person.

  • Graduate of St. Olaf College with BA and MA degrees in Social Work and Counseling.
  • Current Carleton College Counseling Staff Member.
  • Collegiate Athlete in Track and Cross Country at St. Olaf College.
  • Directs the Fast Finish Results second crew when needed.

Dave Ertl

Dave Ertl plays a number of important roles in our operation and is our newest team member.  He provides Race Day Logistics and Equipment Management for Fast Finish Results.

  • Retired Principal at Chisago Lakes High School.
  • Collegiate Athlete at Concordia-Moorhead.
  • Oversees the financial operations of Fast Finish Results.

Steve Mathre and Dave Bogie

Steve Mathre and Dave Bogie of Eagle Eye Digital Video have joined forced with Fast Finish Results.   The team is developing several advancements for both Eagle Eye and Finish Lynx.

  • Founders of Eagle Eye Timing
  • Collgiate Athletes at St. Olaf and University of St. Thomas
  • Former Head Track and Field Coach at the University of St. Thomas

Danise Dembouski

Danise Dembouski is our most experienced team member with over 25 years of experience in Track and Swimming. Danise is a detail-oriented team member who makes sure our results are accurate and complete.

  • Graduate of Macalester College.
  • Results and scoring for three NCAA Championship Events.
  • Paraprofessional at St. Michael Catholic School.

Benjamin Ertl

Benjamin Ertl is our lead technology and networking specialist. He is able to remote in from off-site and get our network up and running in a flash. 

  • Graduate of the University of Minnesota in Computer Engineering.
  • Started working with Fast Finish Results at age 5. We paid him in Harry Potter Lego Sets.
  • 3 Time Marathon Finisher- Twin Cities and New York Marathons.

Meet Other Team Members

  • Barry Hubbard (Technology Repair Specialist) with over 30 years of experience in the technology repair industry
  • Ben Thomas and Phi Ly (Athletic.live) Live Results
  • Bruce Whiting (Finish Lynx System Sales And Troubleshooter)
  • Larry Hicks (Chip Timing Expert/Trident Systems)
  • Mike Chatfield (Scoreboard Equipment Sales and Trouble Shooter)
  • Pete Wareham and Advantage Timing (Timing Partner)