SKYWAY, MARCH 19, 2016

Great weather, fabulous grooming but, oh no, a course meltdown! Yes, everything was in place for a wonderful final race for the 2015-2016 season. However, the Race Director did not give his volunteer detailed enough instructions when he sent her out to switch the direction boards after the first loop of the 20K. She switched the boards at the first intersection instead of the second so, instead of sending racers on Lions and on out Scales Lake Rd, racers were sent up the Arroyo. Once that bad turn was made everything deteriorated and a lot of different courses and distances ended up being skied.

So…..results are shown below but require a large asterisk! I recorded times as people crossed the finish but made no attempt to try to figure out where people had been and handicap accordingly. The winners, though, I don’t think are controversial. Tyler Scholl would certainly have won even if all had skied the same course. We determined he had skied a short course but when the chase pack came through to ski the last 2K loop he jumped in behind and easily beat them around that. He clearly was the fastest skier of the day. Likewise, Tabor Scholl had a huge gap on the rest of the women and clearly would have won no matter what. The times shown only represent the amount of time skiers spent out enjoying the day and should not necessarily be used to compare how fast racers were going over any given distance.

The situation did complicate the Series standings. There was no doubt for the men as Duncan Koehn turned in another fine performance and earned the Series win without controversy. There was a close race for the women’s title, however, between Helen Carlsen and Jordan Miner. At face value, Jordan finished one place ahead of Helen in the 20K which gave her one point more than Helen for the Series total. But, they skied different courses and it was impossible to predict what might have happened if they had skied the same. I decided to award Jordan the nice backpack winner’s prize from REI and awarded Helen a nice gift certificate from Summit Canyon Mountaineering and declared them co-winners. Congratulations to all who competed this season!

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2015-2016 SERIES WINNERS: Helen Carlsen, Jordan Miner and Duncan Koehn

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RESULTS 20K FREESTYLE

Place Name Age Gender City State RaceTime
1 Tyler Scholl 15 M Kremmling CO 0:47:06
2 Barkley Robinson 42 M Steamboat Spgs CO 0:54:06
3 Justin Fosha 34 M Granby CO 0:54:09
4 Shaun Scholl 51 M Kremmling CO 0:54:10
5 Russ Bollig 52 M Aspen CO 0:56:43
6 Ross Delaplane 45 M Golden CO 0:56:44
7 Tabor Scholl 19 F Kremmling CO 0:56:45
8 Duncan Koehn 22 M CMU 0:56:56
9 Steph Scholl 53 F Kremmling CO 1:09:22
10 Gretta Fosha 33 F Granby CO 1:09:23
11 Lew Kirkegaard 45 M Grand Junction CO 1:09:48
12 Rick Zimmerman 48 M Morrison CO 1:16:39
13 Jeff Thomas 40 M Glenwood Springs CO 1:18:26
14 Danny Pierce 68 M Aspen CO 1:19:10
15 John Thrasher 65 M Delta CO 1:20:35
16 Ken Pill 54 M Grand Junction CO 1:20:36
17 John Mount 41 M Glenwood Springs CO 1:20:38
18 Jordan Miner 13 F Mesa CO 1:21:27
19 Kyle Stone 47 M Fruita CO 1:21:31
20 Bill Miller 65 M Grand Junction CO 1:21:42
21 Dave Knutson 66 M Paonia CO 1:24:34
22 Roger Mitchell 54 M Eagle CO 1:26:56
23 Dan Schultz-Ela 60 M Hotchkiss CO 1:26:57
24 Helen Carlsen 55 F Basalt CO 1:27:42
25 Brad Burritt 54 M Hotchkiss CO 1:29:57
26 Steve Bennett 62 M Grand Junction CO 1:30:07
27 Chris Murphy 39 M Palisade CO 1:30:21
28 Dan Batwinas 57 M Grand Junction CO 1:39:15
29 Christine Zimmerman 46 F Morrison CO 1:40:15
30 David Batten 65 M Montrose CO 2:09:31
31 Angela Johnson 41 F Fruita CO 2:45:14
32 Corey Hinman 40 F Fruita CO 2:45:30
33 Theresa Miner 50 F Mesa CO DNF

 

RESULTS 5K FREESTYLE

Place Name Age Gender City State RaceTime
1 Connor Timms 22 M CMU 17:44
2 Cambria Camp 16 F Grand Junction CO 22:33
3 Christoff Zimmerman 9 M Morrison CO 25:10
4 Michael Roba 9 M Broomfield CO 26:30
5 Ewell Culbertson 58 M Delta CO 42:36

 

FINAL SERIES STANDINGS

() Points for lowest of five races dropped

Name Gender WSC15 GMC 16 SS 16 Lop42 16 MM20 16 Total
WOMENS              
Jordan Miner F 15 20 14 17 66
Helen Carlsen F (14) 19 16 14 16 65
Karis Scroggs F 10 18 15 43
Theresa Miner F 7 13 11 12 43
Cambria Camp F 8 17 17 42
Emma Holmquist F 18 19 37
Mira Hopkins F 17 20 37
Nikki Cunning F 13 18 31
Angela Johnson F 4 9 14 27
Corey Hinman F 2 10 13 25
Ginny Jeppi F 12 13 25
Marilyn Kastens F 9 16 25
Brooke Bosman F 20 20
Sara Ballantyne F 20 20
Tabor Scholl F 20 20
Gwynn Barrows F 19 19
Lisa Moot F 19 19
Steph Scholl F 19 19
Gretta Fosha F 18 18
Thalia Pryor F 18 18
Jenny Nelson F 17 17
Christie Aschwanden F 16 16
Kari Distefano F 16 16
Caryl Brown F 15 15
Christine Zimmerman F 15 15
Rosemerry Trommer F 15 15
Kate Rogowski F 5 9 14
Kimberly Livingston F 14 14
Susy Ellison F 13 13
Gwen Tiernan F 12 12
Mary Spirio F 12 12
Megan Muelethaler F 11 11
Shannon Koch F 11 11
Lori Stone F 10 10
Rochelle Kriegshauser F 8 8
Julie Gillis F 7 7
Cassidy Blake F 6 6
Anky Von Schnoplau F 3 3
Name Gender WSC15 GMC 16 SS 16 Lop42 16 MM20 16 Total
MENS              
Duncan Koehn M 18 16 20 14 68
Nate Maddox M 20 20 18 58
Terry Daley M 16 16 18 50
Andrew James M 15 17 17 49
Russ Bollig M 14 19 16 49
Ken Pill M 13 13 11 9 (8) 46
Lew Kirkegaard M 13 14 13 40
Kimmo Lajunen M 19 19 38
Dan Schultz-Ela M 12 10 8 4 (2) 34
Connor Timms M 18 15 33
Brad Burritt M 11 12 7 1 31
Jeff Thomas M 15 11 26
Jamie Mothersbaugh M 20 20
John Mount M 13 7 20
Tyler Scholl M 20 20
Barkley Robinson M 19 19
Eivind Roed M 19 19
Justin Fosha M 18 18
Steve Bennett M 9 9 0 18
Dave Aschwanden M 17 17
Sam Thornhill M 5 4 8 17
Shaun Scholl M 17 17
Zach Heuscher M 17 17
John Linn M 16 16
Kyle Stone M 10 6 16
John Wolff M 7 8 15
Ross Delaplane M 15 15
Tim Lindholm M 15 15
Addison Livingston M 14 14
Gordon Gianniny M 14 14
Bill Tiernan M 8 5 13
Dan Nielsen M 12 12
Matt Landon M 12 12
Rick Zimmerman M 12 12
Ben Graves M 11 11
Dave Knutson M 4 3 4 11
Winslow Robertson M 11 11
Chad Harris M 10 10
Danny Pierce M 10 10
Roger Mitchell M 7 3 10
Steve Ela M 10 10
Chris Murphy M 9 0 9
John Thrasher M 9 9
David Batten M 2 2 4 0 8
Doug Johnston M 7 7
Bobby Pogloff M 6 6
Chuck Bodie M 6 6
Ewell Culbertson M 0 6 6
Greg Peterson M 1 5 6
Tim Carter M 6 6
Bill Miller M 5 5
Tony Engleit M 5 5
Paul Cooper M 3 3
Steven Heil M 3 3
Tom Lambert M 3 3
David Graf M 2 2
Tom Ela M 1 1
Corey Beaugh M 0 0
Dan Batwinas M 0 0
Ernie Sauer M 0 0
Russ Gillis M 0 0
Tom Clark M 0 0