The 2003 Gold Rush (along with its siblings Silver, Bronze and Junior Rush) was held on Sunday, March 23, in a drizzle, but that didn't stop 300+ skiers from enjoying the relatively good trail conditions and fast times. As always, this event is one of the main fundraisers for the Far West Nordic Junior Ski Programs.
Atomic's Justin Wadsworth outsprinted the Factory Team's Scott Loomis for the Californai Gold Rush title on Sunday, while NCAA Champion Jimmy Vika took third. In the women's race, the Factory Team's Abi Larson was the winner, by a minute and a half over Natasha Terechenko. Martina Stursova took third.
The silver rush winners were Phillip Violett and Jenny Wissting. Bronze Rush winners were Garrett Reid and Kara LaPoint.