winners of the 2022 Grand Mesa Classic race

GMNC was proud to showcase our wonderful trails on what everyone agreed was a fabulous day of racing at Skyway. The combination of great weather, top-notch grooming, a challenging but fun course and some friendly competition made this race a winner. It was great to have teams from University of Wyoming, Air Force, Colorado State, Montana State, Western Colorado University, Colorado College, our host Colorado Mesa University plus a healthy contingent of avid citizen racers all pushing hard and earning their soup and cookies. Watch a video of the start here.

When the lead pack crested the final hill it looked like it would be a photo finish but John Henry Paluszek pulled slightly ahead for the win ahead of Albert Hesse and Kaj Taylor. CMU coach Ella DeWolf handily won the women's side ahead of Bria Rickert. In third for women was Dewa Ilg, very impressive at only 14 years old!

As always, a big shout out goes to our race series sponsor, Empowered Energy Systems, plus our generous door prize donors, Loki Outerwear, Peach Street Distillers, Copper Club Brewing, Ela Family Farms, Caryl Brown and Board and Buckle.

Start Location
Skyway

End Location
Skyway

Race Date: 1/30/2022

Starting Time: 11:00

Starting Temperature: 28

Place Time Name Age Gender Hometown
1 0:29:10 John Henry Paluszek 18 M UW WY
2 0:29:13 Albert Hesse 18 M WCU CO
3 0:29:16 Kaj Taylor 18 M UW WY
4 0:30:45 Trevor Willoughby 18 M UW-GRAD WY
5 0:30:52 Silas Goetz 18 M UW WY
6 0:30:54 Graydon Walker 18 M WCU CO
7 0:31:04 Conner Nilsen 18 M WCU CO
8 0:31:44 Nathan Kessler 18 M UW WY
9 0:32:16 Isak Larson 18 M CC CO
10 0:32:38 AJ Maijala 18 M WCU CO
11 0:33:13 Spencer Canen 18 M UW WY
12 0:33:14 Theo Loo 18 M MSU MT
13 0:33:52 Garret Moehring 18 M CMU CO
14 0:34:11 Corben Craig 18 M WCU CO
15 0:34:19 Jamison Peacock 18 M UW WY
16 0:34:22 Ella DeWolf 23 F Grand Junction CO
17 0:34:25 Duncan Koehn 29 M Gunnison CO
18 0:34:31 Cole Long 18 M USAFA CO
19 0:34:36 Nick Greenlund 18 M MSU MT
20 0:34:42 Zack Thomas 18 M USAFA CO
21 0:34:55 Ben Romanjenko 18 M UW WY
22 0:35:14 Ethan Hobbs 18 M CSU CO
23 0:35:42 Bria Rickert 18 F WCU CO
24 0:36:13 Zachary Danielson 18 M MSU MT
25 0:36:13 Ryan Dowdy 18 M MSU MT
26 0:36:38 Evan Hoch 18 M USAFA CO
27 0:36:47 Justin Arndt 18 M CSU CO
28 0:36:47 Sean Kraemer 18 M UW-DEV WY
29 0:37:42 Brandon Hanson 18 M CMU CO
30 0:37:43 Nicholas Hoch 18 M CC CO
31 0:38:08 Chris Miller 36 M Grand Junction CO
32 0:38:50 Wiley Corra 18 M WCU CO
33 0:39:37 Kai Kam 18 M USAFA CO
34 0:39:40 Steve ilg 59 M Durango CO
35 0:39:49 Dewa ilg 14 F Durango CO
36 0:40:02 Hannah Cryder 18 F WCU CO
37 0:40:08 Eva Smith 18 F UW-GRAD WY
38 0:40:39 Samantha Veauthier 18 F UW WY
39 0:42:11 Krisanna Andrews 18 F UW WY
40 0:43:16 Rudy Bolona 53 M Carbondale CO
41 0:44:02 Regan Hansen 18 F USAFA CO
42 0:44:14 Dusty Dodson 53 M Grand Junction CO
43 0:44:34 Macayla Scheidt 18 F CSU CO
44 0:44:35 Riley Gelatt 30 M Grand Junction CO
45 0:44:43 Ruby Lamb 18 F CC CO
46 0:44:45 Mathew Deeths 51 M Grand Junction CO
47 0:44:46 Parker Harris 21 M Denver CO
48 0:45:06 Eric Trommer 67 M Placerville CO
49 0:45:49 Helen Carlsen 61 F Basalt CO
50 0:46:50 Isabella Brown 18 F UW WY
51 0:47:28 Dan Schultz-Ela 66 M Hotchkiss CO
52 0:47:54 Samantha Wineland 18 F USAFA CO
53 0:48:21 Kiernan McClish 18 M WCU CO
54 0:48:37 Dan Tille 42 M Grand Junction CO
55 0:50:11 Brad Burritt 60 M Hotchkiss CO
56 0:50:34 Darrell Duchon 63 M Fruita CO
57 0:51:38 Doug Johnston 66 M Grand Junction CO
58 0:51:52 Kailee Behunin 18 F UW WY
59 0:52:35 Taylor Merritt 28 F Grand Junction CO
60 0:53:03 Caryl Brown 57 F Montrose CO
61 0:53:19 Tina Wilson 65 F Grand Junction CO
62 0:53:25 Valerie Eipper 61 F Montrose CO
63 0:53:52 Mark Spoon 59 M Palisade CO
64 0:54:27 Penny Jansen 61 F Fruita CO
65 0:54:58 Chuck Bodie 69 M Grand Junction CO
66 0:55:37 John Thrasher 72 M Delta CO
67 0:55:43 Steve Ela 58 M Hotchkiss CO
68 0:57:20 Dave Batten 72 M Montrose CO
69 0:58:13 John Unger 65 M Montrose CO
70 1:02:50 Eric Jansen 70 M Fruita CO
71 1:03:15 Kelly Yoon 18 F USAFA CO
72 1:05:57 Aidan Wells 18 M CC CO
73 1:06:20 Don Metzler 67 M Palisade CO
74 1:07:04 Laurie Milford 53 F Hotchkiss CO
75 1:08:42 Anika Sather 18 F USAFA CO
76 1:10:21 Russell Kappius 61 M Ridgway CO
77 1:13:20 Carrie Derco 43 F Cedaredge CO
78 1:18:13 Karla Cline 50 F Ouray CO
79 1:32:23 Bill Roberts 74 M Grand Junction CO
80 1:55:18 Amy Clewell 50 F Ridgway CO