SKYWAY, JAN 4, 2015

20I5 started well with two great days of collegiate and citizen ski racing on the Grand Mesa. Teams from Colorado Mesa University, University of Wyoming, US Air Force Academy, and Western State Colorado University gathered at Skyway Saturday for a day of sprints competition followed on Sunday by a 10K classic-style race that had the usual contingent of citizen racers joining. Wyoming brought their usual strong team. Wyoming racers Kyle Bochanski and Elise Sulser were the top 1K Sprint racers after a time trial and 3 elimination heats. This was an exciting day for spectators watching the action in Skyway’s Arroyo.

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Collegiate racers line up for the 1K preliminary time trial while the board awaits results to be posted.

Sunday was a coldish day for the classic 10K but the skiing was terrific thanks as always to the GMNC grooming crew led by Kenton Shaw. Again, Wyoming racers dominated with Elise Sulser being joined this time by teammate Will Timmons as the first place finishers. The top male citizen racers were a couple of ex-collegiate skiers Chris Lange and Tre Anastasia followed by local Matt Deeths. On the female side the always fast and smooth Helen Carlsen was followed by impressive junior racer Jordan Miner and local Marilyn Kastens. It was great to see that Stu Krebs’ red racing suit is still holding up as well as he is as he keeps cruising at 80. We can always recognize him by that suit and his smile.

Again KIND Bar, PRO BAR and Justin’s Nut Butters provided great energy for the racers and Ela Family Farms and Crested Butte Nordic Center provided excellent door prizes. Our volunteers make it all happen seamlessly so a huge thanks to Kyle Stone, Nilam Hypio, Richard Hypio, Anita Evans, Jodi Peterson and Autumn Ela!

Tom, GMNC Race Director

2015 Grand Mesa Classic RESULTS

Place Name Age Gender City/Team State RaceTime
1 Will Timmons 0 M UW 0:34:30
2 Kyle Bochanski 0 M UW 0:35:00
3 Nathan Hough 0 M UW 0:35:14
4 Sam Wisell 0 M UW 0:35:58
5 Chris Lange 24 M Leadville CO 0:36:11
6 Mason Vincent 0 M UW 0:36:14
7 Nate Maddox 18 M CMU 0:36:20
8 Taylor Vignaroli 0 M UW 0:37:02
9 Duncan Koehn 22 M CMU 0:37:37
10 Kyle Carpenter 0 M UW 0:37:41
11 Elise Sulser 0 F UW 0:38:36
12 Zachary Morrow 0 M USAFA 0:39:00
13 Tre Anastasia 25 M Grand Junction CO 0:40:06
14 Sindre Solvang 0 M UW 0:41:22
15 Sierra Jech 0 F UW 0:42:11
16 Yara Thomas 0 F UW 0:42:40
17 Matt Deeths 44 M Grand Junction CO 0:43:22
18 Cameron Smith 0 M WSCU 0:43:49
19 Bob Maddox 0 F WSCU 0:44:01
20 Justin Barr 0 M WSCU 0:44:46
21 Meghan Kent 0 F UW 0:45:20
22 Calder Kempema 0 M USAFA 0:45:36
23 Mira Hopkins 21 F CMU 0:46:03
24 Kojiro Kobayashi 0 M USAFA 0:46:06
25 Lance Webster 49 M Dolores CO 0:46:30
26 Andrew James 0 M CMU 0:46:31
27 Addison Livingston 14 M Grand Junction CO 0:46:37
28 Leann Bentley 0 F UW 0:46:40
29 Doug Johnston 58 M Grand Junction CO 0:47:05
30 Carter Coval 18 M CMU 0:47:09
31 Connor Timms 0 M CMU 0:47:25
32 Kacie McCleary 18 F CMU 0:47:26
33 Sevi Hagen 0 F UW 0:47:31
34 Steve Ela 51 M Hotchkiss CO 0:47:40
35 Helen Carlsen 54 F Basalt CO 0:48:07
36 Courtney Berg 22 F CMU 0:48:08
37 Dan Schultz-Ela 58 M Hotchkiss CO 0:48:52
38 Winslow Robertson 59 M Palisade CO 0:49:08
39 Ken Pill 53 M Grand Junction CO 0:50:18
40 Josh Surver 0 M USAFA 0:51:04
41 Kristy Palmer 0 F UW 0:51:47
42 Jordan Miner 12 F Mesa CO 0:52:09
43 Victoria Hollingsworth 0 F UW 0:53:14
44 Marilyn Kastens 58 F Grand Junction CO 0:53:54
45 Shelbie Ralston 0 F WSCU 0:55:43
46 Carol Southard 0 F USAFA 0:56:22
47 Sam Thornhill 56 M Fruita CO 0:56:46
48 Dave Knutson 65 M Paonia CO 0:57:04
49 Taylor Vonasek 0 F USAFA 0:57:53
50 Megan Muelethaler 0 F CMU 0:58:13
51 Kimberly Livingston 45 F Grand Junction CO 0:58:58
52 Tom Ela 61 M Grand Junction CO 1:00:48
53 David Batten 64 M Montrose CO 1:02:12
54 Susy Ellison 59 F Carbondale CO 1:02:24
55 Sage Weber 0 F UW 1:04:43
56 Ewell Culbertson 57 M Delta CO 1:07:21
57 Laura Johnston 60 F Grand Junction CO 1:10:02
58 Theresa Miner 49 F Mesa CO 1:12:04
59 Thomas Cameron 63 M Palisade CO 1:12:57
60 Chris Murphy 39 M Palisade CO 1:16:15
61 Mary Gilbert 65 F Fort Collins CO 1:17:31
62 Anky Von Schnoplau 59 F Hotchkiss CO 1:18:36
63 Stu Krebs 80 M Montrose CO 1:22:31