See if you can find yourself in the Old Battle.net ladder reports. You can go to each page, then click through dates on archive.org to find more results. There are 20 pages and plenty of dates to go through on each page.http://web.archive.org/web/20001006111931/http://www.battle.net:80/forums/warcraft2-laddergames/index.shtml
I have seen a ton of old free castle friends. Also a ton of .RU Players. Spbwar, TWN-Cancel, Valkrie, LuX, YWFN, $lick, JerryGarcia420, $pace, Tyrus, t-in, PhucT, Lance, Chayliss, Shotgun, Player, Cloud, Sexican, Sactownsfinest, Muscle[DTP], Rat, bash, Ripe, walli, JavionlinE, DP~Kassa, Badfingaz, creech99, fai, yah`mon, WPxPaladin, ArchMage ... and many more!
I think they really dropped the ball though by making ladder be played at such a slow speed. It was not what was in style at the time and I think the game could have been bigger if more thought would have been put into the ladder.