Mesa Meltdown 20K/5K Freestyle

What a day for the Meltdown! The sun was blazing but the snow held up beautifully on the impeccably groomed course to make for terrific conditions. Racers raved about how much fun it all was. Tyler Scholl was one of those raving racers but he didn’t spend much time enjoying it as he easily won the 20K in under an hour. His mother, Stephenie Scholl, spent a little more time savoring the skiing but was the fastest woman in the field. Dad Shawn Scholl was 4th overall to complete this remarkable family’s results. Also impressive was the contingent of young racers from the Roaring Fork Valley. 12-year old Lucy Silcox won the 5K out right and there were 4 teenagers in the top 10 of the 20K. What a great future they all have! Note that Christie Aschwanden’s actual race time was 1:16:58 but she gave everyone a 9:45 headstart by showing up late. Brad Burritt was even more tardy and gave everyone a 21:50 headstart so actually skied a 1:23:07. That explains these fast skiers unusually slow times.

This race wrapped up an excellent season of racing at Skyway. It all was successful because of the much appreciated efforts from Rich Mcreanor’s grooming crew and the great work of dedicated volunteers Bob Major, Danielle Burritt and Ernie Langelier. Justins Nut Butters, Element Rice Cakes and Four Points Energy Bars kept everyone fueled up throughout. Cimmaron Coffee Roasters, Copper Club Brewing and Board and Buckle Ski Shop provided excellent Meltdown prizes. Thanks all! Let’s do it again next year!

Meltdown race start

 

Start Location
Skyway

End Location
Skyway

Race Date: 3/17/2019

Starting Time: 11:00

Starting Temperature: 35

Place Time Name Age Gender Hometown
20K FREESTYLE
1 0:59:09 Tyler Scholl 18 M Kremmling CO
2 1:02:01 Travis Moore 51 M Aspen CO
3 1:02:03 Henry Barth 17 M Glenwood Springs CO
4 1:02:51 Shawn Scholl 54 M Kremmling CO
5 1:03:11 Taiga Moore 16 M Aspen CO
6 1:07:11 Ross Delaplane 48 M Golden CO
7 1:07:50 Russel Bollig 55 M Glenwood Springs CO
8 1:08:52 Lew Kirkegaard 49 M Grand Junction CO
9 1:08:53 Corbin Carpenter 14 M Carbondale CO
10 1:08:54 Will Rose 17 M Carbondale CO
11 1:09:08 Garrett Russell 33 M Aspen CO
12 1:10:29 Greg Randall 57 M Collbran CO
13 1:14:02 Martin Wiesiolek 53 M Grand Junction CO
14 1:14:20 Justin Silcox 48 M Carbondale CO
15 1:16:40 Bill Allen 61 M Dillon CO
16 1:17:31 Stephenie Scholl 56 F Kremmling CO
17 1:17:31 Mark Southard 58 M Boulder CO
18 1:19:52 Ken Pill 57 M Grand Junction CO
19 1:22:08 Lisa Moot 46 F Grand Junction CO
20 1:26:43 Christie Aschwanden 47 F Cedaredge CO
21 1:29:46 Kyle Stone 50 M Fruita CO
22 1:30:55 Jason McDonald 42 M Aurora CO
23 1:38:32 Helen Carlsen 58 F Basalt CO
24 1:38:57 Mark Spoon 56 M Palisade CO
25 1:38:59 Chuck Bodie 65 M Grand Junction CO
26 1:39:31 John Thrasher 68 M Delta CO
27 1:41:04 Tina Wilson 62 F Grand Junction CO
28 1:44:57 Brad Burritt 57 M Hotchkiss CO
29 1:45:21 Marilyn Kastens 62 F Grand Junction CO
30 2:03:11 David Batten 68 M Montrose CO
5K FREESTYLE
1 24:05 Lucy Silcox 12 F Carbondale CO
2 27:09 Don Metzler 64 M Palisade CO
3 28:40 Laurie Milford 50 F Hotchkiss CO
4 29:55 Kate Rizzo 13 F Grand Junction CO
5 30:00 Nancy Rizzo 49 F Grand Junction CO
6 37:27 Lori Stone 55 F Fruita CO
7 38:38 Sherrion Taylor 74 F Paonia CO
8 46:18 Carrie Derco 40 F Cedaredge CO