Mesa State Sprints & Grand Mesa Classic Results

Mesa State Sprints 1K

The Grand Mesa Nordic Council and the Mesa State College Nordic Ski Team were pleased to host four college ski teams and lots of citizen racers for an exciting weekend of ski racing on Grand Mesa. Teams from the University of Wyoming, Western State College and the U.S. Air Force Academy got to experience the great terrain and grooming that our own local Mesa State Team gets to play on regularly. We appreciate their willingness to travel to bring some great competition to our area.

Saturday was a gorgeous sunny day and the GMNC grooming team had a spectacular venue set out for our first stab at putting on a sprint race. The 1K course set in and around the Arroyo Trail and Will’s Hill had some steep little pitches up and down and a long flat and wide finish section. The competitors began by racing the course individually at 30 second intervals. Based on their times, elimination heats were set up. The top racers from the first round of heats advanced to semifinal heats and from there the top five racers advanced to the final heat. It was all very exciting to watch particularly the Women’s Final which ended in a photo finish that took quite some time and lots of video viewing to determine the winner. Thanks to Coach Christie Boggs from the Univ. of Wyoming and her crew for taking care of the timing and the heat seeding.

Sunday was a different story weather-wise for the classic 10K with snow falling in fits all day. It thankfully held off from developing into what we’ve come to expect as our race day blizzard. The grooming held up well with just a few drifted stretches on the Sunset-Lions-Vista-Arroyo course. Daniel Lewis of Wyoming impressively won both days of racing. It was Brittany Perkins of Western State and Gwynn Barrows of Wyoming in the Sprint photo finish with Brittany sneaking ahead by a hair. Brittany again prevailed as the top college skier in the 10K but citizen racer Christie Aschwanden was the fastest female overall and the first citizen racer overall finishing ahead of Greg Randall, the top male citizen. There as a generous variety of Clif Bar products to try after finishing. Thanks again to Clif Bar for sponsoring our races and keeping us energized. Thanks also to our other sponsors and door prize providers, Justin’s Nut Butter with great little booster shots of Maple Almond Butter, R.E.I., Summit Canyon Mountaineering, Powderhorn Resort, Rockslide Brewery and Kannah Creek Brew Pub. As always, this fun couldn’t happen without our great crew of volunteers Shirley Ela, Tom Fanticone, Ryan Baker, Nilam Hypio and Dan Schultz-Ela.

Women’s Final
1 Brittany Perkins WSC 2:35
2 Gwynn Barrows UW 2:35
3 Jamie Woelk WSC 2:41
4 Gracey Lewis UW 3:01
5 Sarah Dixson UW 3:07

Also
6 Sylvia Moelk MSC 3:49
8 Brooke Bosman MSC 3:51
10 Kesley Follett MSC 4:01
11 Megan McGrath MSC 4:09
20 Morgan Moore MSC 4:34
21 Amanda Moore MSC 4:41

Men’s Final
1 Daniel Lewis UW 1:57
2 Tom Sunderland WSC 2:03
3 John Kirlin UW 2:06
4 Tre Anastasia MSC 2:18
5 Justin Kinner UW 2:23

10K CLASSIC RESULTS

Place Name Age Gender City/School State RaceTime
1 Daniel Lewis 23 M UW 39:15
2 Scott Krankkala 20 M WSC 39:16
3 Chris Lange 0 M WSC 39:30
4 Tom Sunderland 21 M WSC 40:09
5 Tre Anastasia 20 M MSC 41:05
6 Justin Kinner 23 M UW-DEV 41:44
7 Devin Oderwald 20 M UW 42:03
8 Sage Smith 19 M WSC 43:48
9 Adam Karges 21 M UW 44:22
10 Adam Looney 20 M UW 44:35
11 Christie Aschwanden 37 F Cedaredge CO 44:49
12 Greg Randall 48 M Collbran CO 44:55
13 Brittany Perkins 21 F WSC 45:03
14 Ben Fay 38 M Grand Junction CO 45:08
15 Eric Trommer 55 M Placerville CO 46:27
16 Gwynn Barrows 22 F UW 47:17
17 Brooke Bosman 18 F MSC 48:08
18 Morgan Cropsey 19 F UW 48:45
19 Marie Cartwright 20 F UW 49:51
20 Michael Fitzgerald 21 M UW 49:55
21 Jamie Woelk 21 F WSC 50:39
22 Adam Englehardt 0 M USAFA 53:19
23 Dan Shea 22 M USAFA 53:33
24 Brad Burritt 48 M Hotchkiss CO 53:54
25 Sylvia Moelk 28 F MSC 54:12
26 Helen Carlsen 49 F Basalt CO 54:36
27 Winslow Robertson 54 M Palisade CO 55:01
28 Cara Noseworthy 20 F UW 55:15
29 Kenton Shaw 55 M Grand Junction CO 55:21
30 Dan Schultz-Ela 54 M Hotchkiss CO 56:01
31 Kelsey Follett 20 F MSC 56:02
32 Marilyn Kastens 53 F Grand Junction CO 56:11
33 Tom Lambert 59 M Grand Junction CO 56:27
34 Kent Gaylord 44 M Telluride CO 57:00
35 Sam Thornhill 51 M Fruita CO 57:28
36 Chuck Bodie 56 M Grand Junction CO 57:34
37 Jon Canty 40 M Delta CO 57:43
38 Karen Henry 53 F Monument CO 57:53
39 Roger Harris 49 M Elko NV 58:18
40 Andrew McPherson 21 M USAFA 58:35
41 Amanda Moore 29 F MSC 58:44
42 Sarah Dixson 19 F UW-DEV 58:46
43 Jessica Laucher 18 F USAFA 58:52
44 Catherine Schmidt 19 F UW 59:06
45 Greg Peterson 56 M Paonia CO 59:28
46 Kara Rechard 20 F UW 1:00:06
47 David Strong 61 M Cedaredge CO 1:01:12
48 Denny Hogan 60 M Silt CO 1:01:25
49 Brian Bentz 18 M USAFA 1:02:27
50 Daniel O’Keefe 22 M USAFA 1:02:57
51 Ashton Christensen 0 F UW 1:03:04
52 Kimberly Livingston 40 F Grand Junction CO 1:03:16
53 Dave Knutson 60 M Paonia CO 1:03:24
54 Laura Abbott 20 F USAFA 1:03:27
55 Tom Ela 57 M Grand Junction CO 1:04:31
56 Morgan Moore 21 F MSC 1:04:47
57 Megan McGrath 19 F MSC 1:05:02
58 Doug Jones 61 M Grand Junction CO 1:05:07
59 Ali Gulick 19 F WSC 1:05:15
60 Annie Murphy 33 F Mesa CO 1:07:38
61 Heidi Lovett 21 F WSC 1:08:28
62 Laura Johnston 55 F Grand Junction CO 1:09:30
63 Tom Clark 57 M Montrose CO 1:12:46
64 Virgil Carnage 49 M Grand Junction CO 1:12:52
65 Chris DePuy 54 M Montrose CO 1:13:47
66 Jared Moreng 24 M Grand Junction CO 1:14:04
67 Stu Krebs 75 M Montrose CO 1:19:53
68 Tyler Wacker 15 M Grand Junction CO 1:21:57
69 Marty Wacker 38 M Grand Junction CO 1:21:58
70 Erica Barton 22 F UW 1:22:37
71 Pam Hogan 57 F Silt CO 1:27:36
72 Robert Hardy 61 M Hotchkiss CO 1:27:37
73 Ralph Wahlers 45 M Grand Junction CO 1:42:15
74 Bill Ela 86 M Hotchkiss CO 1:44:56
75 Sally Hardy 44 F Hotchkiss CO 1:51:20

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