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Devli’s Thumb ‘pursuit’ race draws a crowd to Tabernash course

Will Bublitz
Sky-Hi Daily News
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You had to know both classic and skating cross-country ski techniques to race in the SWIX 2008 DTR Pursuit Championships at Devil’s Thumb Ranch near Tabernash on Saturday, Jan. 19.

The competition, which was part of the annual Colorado Cup Series, used a “continuous pursuit format.” This meant the Nordic skiers raced from the starting line and skied 7.5 kilometers using classic cross-country ski technique and equipment before reaching a “transition zone.”

Stopping as briefly as possible at the transition zone to switch equipment, the skiers quickly got back on the race course to ski another 7.5 kilometers using cross-country ski skating technique. The winners were determined by who reached the finish line first.

In the women’s results, Sarah Konrad raced to victory with a total ski time of 55:40.3. The runner-up was Jennifer Wygant with 59:41.2. Fraser’s Karen Waeschle took third place with 1:00:15.6.

The rest of the women’s results are: 4. Tina Gini-Larter, 1:02:18.7; 5. Amber Rydholm, 1:03:09.1; 6. Sue Griffith, 1:06:10.1; 7. Toni Geer, 1:07:04.6; 8. Helen Carlsen, 1:09:58.6; 9. Emily Lovett, 1:10:04.4; 10. MiroSlava Gores, 1:11:57.2; 11. Stephanie Scholl of Kremmling, 1:12:25.5; 12. Heather Enos, 1:18:56.7; 13. Meg Heerdt, 1:21:45.1; 14. Gina Shively, 1:23:22.1; 15. Laura Abbott, 1:33:55.0; 16. Meghan Cummings, 1:39:33.1

In the men’s race, Michael Brothers led the pack to win first place with a total ski time of 53:29.0. Alex Childs skied to second place with 54:45.9, and third place went to Spencer Powlison with 56:31.0.

The rest of the results for the men’s race are: 4. Stephen White, 57:04.4; 5. Shawn Scholl of Kremmling, 57:12.2; 6. Danny Sullivan, 58:17.3; 7. Dave Zink of Fraser, 58:26.7; 8. Will Rawstron, 58:50.9; 9. Jim Harkness, 1:00:43.6; 10. Andy Wilkens, 1:00:54.0; 11. Dave Cleveland of Fraser, 1:01:51.3; 12. James Howe, 1:02:08.5; 13.

Justin Kinner, 1:04:43.8; 14. Mark Taylor, 1:04:49.8; 15. Michael Fitzgerald, 1:05:32.3; 16. Kirk Olson, 1:06:06.9; 17. George Scott, 1:07:55.4; 18. Brad Schaeppi, 1:07:26.3; 19. Brett Finneran, 1:09:02.6: 20. Greg Townsend, 1:10:45.2; 21. Patrick Richards, 1:10:53.1; 22. Lowell McCoy, 1:10:54.1; 23. Ray Dickerson, 1:12:29.7; 24. Dan Shea, 1:12:50.1; 25. Adam Karges, 1:12:53.1; 26. Jeff Tupala, 1:15:06.5; 27. Scott Dimetrovsky, 1:15:16.5; 28. Rich Shertzer, 1;15:24.4; 29. Daniel Pixley, 1:17:44.7; 30.

Lucas Sutton, 1:18:32.6; 31. Andrew Lainis, 1;19:22.3; 32. Jeff June, 1:20:00.2; 33.

Andy Leifer, 1:20:30.7; 34. Al Marvin, 1:22:09.5; 35. Nathan McBride, 1:23:21.0; 36.

Abraham Chavez, 1:24:57.7; 37. Tim Schowalter, 1:26:42.1; 38. Ryan Edwards, 1:26:42.1; 39. Kyle McCarty, 1:29:12.0; 40. John Taylor, 1:32:26.4; 41. Brandon Todd, 1:32:42.6; 42. Bill Gardner, 1:34:15.8; 43. Don Gini, 1:38:42.1; 44. Dyamonde Griffin, 1:41:25.9; 45. Jay Puckett, 1:41:34.6; 46. Andrew McPherson, 1:49:17.9.


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