Results from this weekend's races have been slow to come in. Perhaps this is due to the extra day off from work on Monday, which some will be using for more racing (see the <Geschmossel at Bretton Woods, NH and the <Sierra Skogsloppet at Tahoe Donner in Truckee, CA). Undeterred, we will run down the results from some of the major races around the country this weekend. From East to west…
Banknorth/ New England Masters Championship
This was a two-day event, with a pursuit on Saturday and a Wave start skate race on Sunday. So far, we only have results from the classic part of the pursuit. Jon Arne Enevoldsen (M3), coach at the Green Mountain Valley school, just edged out Chris Nice (M4) by two seconds and Dorcas Wonsavage (M2) just nipped Natalie Cartwright (M1) in the women's field. This, no doubt, set up some great battles in the pursuit event. But of course, Masters racing is all about age groups, and to get all of the age group winners, you will need to check the results.
<Men's 5K Classic
<Women's 5K Classic
Full Results from the Banknorth/ New England Masters Championships will be available on the NENSA website.
Swix Pursuit Championship – Devils Thumb, Colorado
Still waiting on results from this two day event.
Pioneer Ski Race – Soda Springs, Idaho
<Pioneer Ski Race Results
Bavarian Cup – Leavenworth, WA
This race was a Junior National Qualifier for PNSA, so it wa very well attended. Some of the top masters mixed it up with the juniors, and it made for some very competitive races. Classic race on Saturday, Skate race on Sunday.
<Bavarian Cup Results
BESH CUP – Soldotna, Alaska
Like the Bavarian, this race was also a Junior National Qualifier and the top Alaska juniors went head to head with Seniors and Masters in each race.
On Saturday, it was a sprint race.
Junior Winners included:
The J1 & OJ boys mixed it up with the senior and masters men, with very exciting results. In the men's race, Adam Verrier (1994 Olympian) dominated every heat and looked to be on his way to victory as he came down the homestretch in the final. But OJ Daniel Harro overcame not one, but two slight stumbles in the sugary snow, to just edge Verrier at the line. Mark Strabel (senior) took third and Fredrik Haug (J1) took fourth. In the women's sprint, recent Dartmouth grad Kate Pearson dominated every heat and took the victory. She was followed by three juniors, Kasandra Rice (OJ), Paige Brady(OJ), and Mandy Brassfield(J1).
<Besh Cup Sprint Results
On Sunday, was a freestyle race with distances up to 8 KM. This originaly was supposed to a classic race, but snow conditions dictated a change. In the women's J2 and older 5K race, Kelli Boonstra showed up to take the win, beating out Kate Pearson by 8 seconds. OJ Kasandra Rice took third. In the boys J2 5K race, Nate Berry was the winner. In the J1 and older men's race, John Angst (Senior) made up for his fall in the quarterfinals of yesterday's sprint by taking a ten second win over Adam Verrier, who had to settle for second for the second day in a row. Verrier just edged out Cory Smith (senior) who finished less than a second behind him to take third.
<Besh Freestyle Race Results
Sprint action from Soldotna
We will update this page as we receive more results.