Mesa Meltdown 3-9-2013 Results





Meltdown, phooey! This was a SNOWdown! Yes, it had been snowing for a day with more coming all race day but the roads were open so the race went on. The turnout was light but enthusiastic. Our grooming crew had the course in as good of shape as it could be and times were decent although not as fast as our typical Spring skiing times. Zach Heuscher skied to the 20K win with a couple minute gap over Terry Daley. Lisa Moot won the women’s side by default since she was the only brave one but she was plenty fast coming in 4th overall. Tom Lambert and Michelle Peterson were the winners in the 5K. Xavier Wandell, only 6 years old, skied the 5K and sprinted to the finish with a smile. Way to go everyone!

This race was our first race with our new race bibs sponsored by Rocky Mountain Orthopaedics with additional funding help from the Goodwin Foundation. They worked! And should continue to for years. Thanks! We also greatly appreciate our Series sponsors REI, Clif Bar and Justins Nut Butters as well as door prize benefactors Ela Family Farms, Palisade Distillery, Palisade Brewery, and Rockslide Brewery. Patronize all these fine businesses and thank them when you do! And, of course, our volunteers make it all happen. Big kudos for Shirley and Bill Ela, Robyn Morrison, and Jodie!

Rocky Mountain Orthopaedics


Clif Bar and Luna Bar

Justin’s Nut Butters

Rockslide Brewery

Ela Family Farms

Palisade Distillery

Palisade Brewing


20K Freestyle

Place Name Age Gender City State RaceTime
1 Zach Heuscher 31 M Grand Junction CO 1:13:20
2 Terry Daley 51 M Ridgway CO 1:16:06
3 Clint Roberts 60 M Grand Junction CO 1:17:47
4 Lisa Moot 40 F Montrose CO 1:18:53
5 Ken Pill 52 M Grand Junction CO 1:20:48
6 Winslow Robertson 57 M Palisade CO 1:22:45
7 Rudy Bolona 44 M Carbondale CO 1:23:13
8 Brad Burritt 51 M Hotchkiss CO 1:26:05
9 Dan Schultz-Ela 57 M Hotchkiss CO 1:29:05
10 Chris Murphy 37 M Palisade CO 1:31:05
11 Matt Deeths 42 M Grand Junction CO 1:34:30
12 Tom Morrison 22 M Grand Junction CO 1:34:54
13 James Ferriday 48 M Fruita CO 1:36:22
14 Chuck Bodie 60 M Grand Junction CO 1:38:16
15 Brad McMillan 52 M Ridgway CO 1:42:41
16 Dave Knutson 64 M Paonia CO 1:56:26
17 Quinn Baker 15 M Palisade CO 2:11:45


5K Freestyle

Place Name Age Gender City State RaceTime
1 Tom Lambert 62 M Grand Junction CO 27:54
2 Steve Monroney 48 M Greeley CO 28:55
3 Michelle Peterson 25 F Grand Junction CO 30:17
4 Jon Thomas 55 M Montrose CO 31:36
5 Debbie Thomas 48 F Montrose CO 32:55
6 Ann Carlin 21 F CMU   33:27
7 Jordan Miner 10 F Mesa CO 34:55
8 Kristine McGovern 49 F Collbran CO 35:25
9 Chris Lepisto 0 M Grand Junction CO 38:27
10 Theresa Miner 48 F Mesa CO 42:06
11 Sarah Shaw 54 F Grand Junction CO 46:09
12 Roger Shenkel 70 M Grand Junction CO 52:09
13 Baxter Waltermire 11 M Hotchkiss CO 53:59
14 Mark Waltermire 49 M Hotchkiss CO 54:00
15 Xavier Wandell 6 M Palisade CO 79:22
16 Anna Lincoln 43 F Palisade CO 79:27