CampsDrylandGeneralOtherRacingTrainingClimb to the Castle Archive: Top Results from the Last 10 Years

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Liz Stephen celebrates her win and new course record at the 2014 Climb to the Castle. Stephen clocked her fastest time and fifth win at Whiteface Mountain despite a strong headwind and exhaustion at the end of the U.S. Ski Team's training camp in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Liz Stephen celebrating her win and new course record at the 2014 Climb to the Castle. Stephen has the most women’s wins in 10 years of the Climb, winning five of those races, and also holds the women’s course record.

For the last decade, the Climb to the Castle has been a fall staple in northeastern New York. It’s been a circled on the calendars of the U.S. Ski Team and US Biathlon national team almost every year since its inception and attracts 75 to 100 no-joke skiers to Wilmington (near Lake Placid, N.Y.) each year.

Following the 10th annual rollerski race up Whiteface Mountain’s toll road, a five-mile grind with an average 8 percent grade, we thought it would be worth looking at course records and some of the climb’s legendary winners.

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Most wins: Liz Stephen (5), Duncan Douglas (3)

Course records: Duncan Douglas (34:56.6) 2007, Liz Stephen (41:50) 2014

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Paddy Caldwell (black shirt, yellow helmet) of the U.S. Ski Team D-team and SMST2 Team chases Rogan Brown (l) around mile four of five in  Sunday’s Climb to the Castle up Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, N.Y. Caldwell won the race, followed by biathletes Russell Currier and Tim Burke in second and third, respectively. Brown (SVSEF) placed fourth and Kyle Bratrud (CXC) was fifth. (Photo: Tim Cowan)
Paddy Caldwell (black shirt, yellow helmet) of the U.S. Ski Team D-team and SMST2 Team chases Rogan Brown (l) around mile four at the 2015 Climb to the Castle. Caldwell won the race, followed by biathletes Russell Currier and Tim Burke in second and third, respectively. Brown (SVSEF) placed fourth and Kyle Bratrud (CXC) was fifth. (Photo: Tim Cowan)

2007:

Date: Oct. 13

Notes: sunny/cold; 25 degrees F

Men’s top 3:

  1. Duncan Douglas (34:56.6)
  2. Kris Freeman (37:09.1)
  3. Noah Hoffman (38:38.9)

Women’s top 3:

  1. Liz Stephen (47:22.9)
  2. Morgan Arritola (47:48.8)
  3. Dorcas Wonsavage (49:12.7)

Complete results

 

2008:

Date: Oct. 6

Notes: *Shortened course; athletes did not reach summit because of snow.

Men:

  1. Duncan Douglas (32:26.44*)
  2. Kris Freeman (34:22.90*)
  3. Noah Hoffman (36:56.87*)

Women:

  1. Caitlin Compton (45:19.91*)
  2. Morgan Arritola (45:27.89*)
  3. Liz Stephen (45:52.83*)

Results: Men | Women

Video

 

2009: 

Date: Oct. 7

Men:

  1. Taylor Fletcher (39:11.54)
  2. Nick Hendrickson (39:25.40)
  3. Kris Freeman (39:49.97)

Women:

  1. Morgan Arritola (50:54.85)
  2. Liz Stephen (51:09.57)
  3. Ida Sargent (51:23.85)

Results: Men | Women

Report | Video

 

2010: 

Date: Oct. 8

Notes: Clear weather

Men:

  1. Kris Freeman (38:37)
  2. Noah Hoffman (39:16)
  3. Ben Sim (40:32)

Women:

  1. Laura Spector (46:58)
  2. Morgan Arritola (48:02)
  3. Liz Stephen (48:43)

Results: Men | Women

Women’s report | Men’s video

 

2011:

Date: Sept. 17

Men:

  1. Kris Freeman (36:18)
  2. Tim Burke (36:29)
  3. Noah Hoffman (37:03)

Women:

  1. Liz Stephen (44:50)
  2. Ida Sargent (46:14)
  3. Tara Geraghty-Moats (47:43)

Results: Men | Women

Womens’ report | Men’s report | Video | Photos

 

2012: 

Date: Sept. 15

Men:

  1. Tad Elliott (39:28)
  2. Pat O’Brien (39:38)
  3. Julian Dorais (39:46)

Women:

  1. Liz Stephen (43:33)
  2. Jessie Diggins (48:38)
  3. Ida Sargent (48:55)

Results: Men | Women

Women’s report | Men’s report | Notes & Quotes

 

2013:

Date: Sept. 15

Men:

  1. Tim Burke (37:13)
  2. Simi Hamilton (39:59)
  3. Karl Nygren (40:04)

Women:

  1. Liz Stephen (42:04)
  2. Caitlin Gregg (45:21)
  3. Ida Sargent (47:19)

Results: Men | Women

Report

 

2014:

Date: Sept. 6

Men:

  1. Tim Burke (38:19)
  2. Russell Currier (39:02)
  3. Welly Ramsey (40:01)

Women:

  1. Liz Stephen (41:50)
  2. Caitlin Gregg (45:25)
  3. Katharine Ogden (48:12)

Results: Men | Women

Report

 

2015: 

Date: Sept. 20

Men:

  1. Patrick Caldwell (37:05.2)
  2. Russell Currier (37:10.2)
  3. Tim Burke (37:16.7)

Women:

  1. Mary Rose (45:15.1)
  2. Annelies Cook (45:47.1)
  3. Hannah Dreissigacker (47:21.0)

Results: Men | Women

Report

 

2016:

Date: Sept. 18

Men:

  1. Duncan Douglas (37:15.6)
  2. Russell Currier (37:23.9)
  3. Paul Schommer (40:18.2)

Women:

  1. Hannah Rieders (55:03.1)
  2. Anna Lehmann (55:18.8)
  3. Madeline Rieders (56:26.4)

Results: Men | Women

Report

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