Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Locals dominate Galena Grinder

Tracy Anderson beats the pros


By TONY EVANS
Express Staff Writer

The eighth annual Whit Henry Memorial Galena Grinder mountain-bike race lived up to its reputation as a true grind this weekend, challenging about 150 racers to 6,000 feet of climbs in dusty and windy conditions. Racers came across the finish line spattered in mud from creek crossings, but with no complaints. They knew what they were getting themselves into. Competing pros had a shot at $1,200 in prize money.

Sixty-three marathon racers took an extra lap on the 21-mile course that skirted the peaks behind Galena Lodge north of Ketchum. Six of the marathon starters failed to complete the course.

"I feel great now that I'm warmed up and I know where I am going," said Elephant's Perch rider Roger Mankus as he finished the first lap of the marathon.

Another marathon racer said, "I'm only halfway finished, but totally done."

Race director Marc Driver said local riders nearly swept the field.

"The top five in each category were local-heavy," he said.

Among them was Tracy Anderson, who would have earned a few bucks if he had been a professional rider. He beat pro Nathan Miller by three minutes and pro Shannon Bofelli by 15 minutes to deliver the fastest time of three hours, 47 minutes.

Locals Jim Santa and Mike Hattrup won in their age 40-49 categories, as did Collin Rogers for the his 19-29 category.

Driver was especially pleased with the "Trail Blazers" ages 10 and under, who mistakenly joined a mass start of older riders for a grueling 4.5-mile loop.

"They definitely rode the hardest course they have ever ridden," he said. "What's amazing is that they did it, came back and loved it."

Among the Trailblazers, local brother and sister combo Austin and Isabella Bouret took first in their categories.

Junior category rider Ryan Campagnaone was the first to reach the finish about noon on Saturday.

"It was steep and long," he said.

Tony Evans: tevans@mtexpress.com

Finish First Last Sex Age Division Club/Team Name

2:06 Cameron Lloyd M 19-29 Cat 1 Reddroxx/Dollarhide

2:11 chris LITZSINGER M 30-39 Cat 1 I/O LRCC

2:06 Michael Hattrup M 40-49 Cat 1 Road and Dirt

2:24 Greg Coy M 40-49 Cat 1 Wild Rockies

3:37 Ian Reid M 40-49 Cat 1 Boulder DWP

2:38 Nicole Campbell F 19-29 Cat 2 Mud Honey

2:35 Beth Kobza F 19-29 Cat 2 EMI Cycling

2:09 Simone Kastner F 19-29 Cat 2 Mud Honey

DNF Jana Woodruff F 30-39 Cat 2 Broken Spoke cycling

2:09 Erin Zell F 30-39 Cat 2 Galena

2:35 Colleen Hayes F 40-49 Cat 2 Mud Honey

2:27 Gretchen Flint F 40-49 Cat 2 Mud Honey

2:18 Carrie Douglas F 40-49 Cat 2

2:14 Laura Furtado F 40-49 Cat 2 Mud Honey

2:12 anne marie gardner F 40-49 Cat 2 mud honey

1:48 Austin Bourret M 15-18 Cat 2

2:01 Jesse Taysom M 15-18 Cat 2

2:16 tyler Eggimann M 15-18 Cat 2

2:31 Rory Lynch M 15-18 Cat 2 Road and Dirt

2:50 Erich Kolan M 15-18 Cat 2

1:41 Colin Rodgers M 19-29 Cat 2 SVSEF

1:52 matt hansen M 19-29 Cat 2

1:54 Keith Bryant M 19-29 Cat 2

1:55 Anthony Bunt M 19-29 Cat 2 FCA Endurance

1:58 Chris Mallory M 19-29 Cat 2

2:11 Hugh Anderson M 19-29 Cat 2 Florida State Uni

2:20 Jeremy Greenberg M 19-29 Cat 2 Shorty's Diner

2:20 Jason Greason M 19-29 Cat 2

2:36 Mose Duchano M 19-29 Cat 2 Galena

2:45 Luc Chaney M 19-29 Cat 2

1:58 Hal Miller M 30-39 Cat 2 Broken Spoke Cycling

1:59 Mike Winans M 30-39 Cat 2

2:05 Geoffrey Baker M 30-39 Cat 2

2:06 Tim Bradshaw M 30-39 Cat 2

2:35 Troy Clark M 30-39 Cat 2 Eagle Rock Cycling

2:06 Lenny Joseph M 30-39 Cat 2

2:06 Abel Valencia M 30-39 Cat 2

2:07 Benji Hill M 30-39 Cat 2

1:54 Jim Santa M 40-49 Cat 2

1:56 Jeff Cramer M 40-49 Cat 2

1:58 Michael Smith M 40-49 Cat 2

2:02 Lance Levy M 40-49 Cat 2

2:08 Tim Hamilton M 40-49 Cat 2

2:09 Chris Schatz M 40-49 Cat 2

2:09 Ed Daniels M 40-49 Cat 2

2:10 Weston Wheat M 40-49 Cat 2

2:11 Tony Buoncristiani M 40-49 Cat 2

2:12 Gary Tickner M 40-49 Cat 2

2:12 Jay Kochaver M 40-49 Cat 2

2:16 Greg Compagnone M 40-49 Cat 2 Team Comp

2:21 Paul Jozwik M 40-49 Cat 2 Georges

2:22 Herbert Corrales M 40-49 Cat 2 Sun Summit

2:25 Rick Hilles M 40-49 Cat 2

2:35 Jake Slodki M 40-49 Cat 2

3:06 Dean Jennings M 40-49 Cat 2

dnf Sam Cochran M 40-49 Cat 2

1:54 scott grill M 50 + Cat 2

1:57 Del Pletcher M 50 + Cat 2 N/A

2:00 Chris Kastner M 50+ Cat 2 CK's Real Food

2:16 Tom Praggastis M 50+ Cat 2

2:26 randy winwood M 50 + Cat 2

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dnf Steven Edsall M 50 + Cat 2

1:26 Abbie Harris F 19-29 Cat 3

1:26 Alissa Praggastis F 19-29 Cat 3

1:34 Amy Yost F 30-39 Cat 3

1:27 Scott Steiner M 30-39 Cat 3

1:38 Doug Kolan M 40-49 Cat 3

1:48 Ted Derby M 50+ Cat 3

1:39 John Lowe M 50+ Cat 3

1:57 Matt Newbill M Pro Pro BODE Cycling

2:02 Sam Young M Pro Pro Sun Summit South

2:23 Jana Repulski F Pro XC Pro PhysioTherapy

40.50 Isabella Bourret F TB TB

32.37 Henry Raff M TB TB

32.38 Wyatt Minor M TB TB

2:11 Alec Miller M 10-12 XC Juniors Broken Spoke Cycling

1:14 Ryan Compagnone M 15-18 XC Juniors Team Comp

2:02 Jason Dykhouse M Single Speed Single Speed

2:06 Scott Dewall M Single Speed Single Speed

2:43 Andrew Sweet M Single Speed Single Speed

4:58 India Wysong F 30-39 Marathon Mud Honey

5:34 Janelle Conners F 40-49 Marathon Mud Honey

DNF Lori Smith F 40-49 Marathon LAC/IMT

DNF Janet Munro F 40-49 Marathon Hoback Sports

DNF Susan Robinson F 40-49 Marathon Mud Honey

4:47 Jenny Tobin F Open Marathon Wild Rockies

5:08 Lara Kendall F Open Marathon White Pine Touring

5:18 Cameron Randolph F Open Marathon Mud Honey

DNF Jocelyn Johns F Open Marathon Wild Rockies

5:17 joe gallegos M 19-29 Marathon

5:28 Jan Taborsky M 19-29 Marathon Capitol Subaru Cycling

3:47 Tracy Anderson M 30-39 Marathon Road and Dirt

4:06 Chris Peters M 30-39 Marathon

4:24 Thom Morton M 30-39 Marathon White Pine Touring

4:30 Brandon Lynch M 30-39 Marathon obs-Bicycles.com

4:36 Eric LaPerle M 30-39 Marathon White Pine Touring

4:50 Arn Allemand M 30-39 Marathon Lactic Acid Cycling

4:52 Mike Hurley M 30-39 Marathon Va

4:56 BJ Mazzola M 30-39 Marathon

5:05 Chris Odonnell M 30-39 Marathon

5:08 Mike Herlinger M 30-39 Marathon Club Ride

5:09 tyler smith M 30-39 Marathon

5:14 Chris Corwin M 30-39 Marathon

5:43 jason keller M 30-39 Marathon

6:04 William Anderson M 30-39 Marathon

DNF Kevin DONOVAN M 30-39 Marathon Lactic Acid Cycling

DNF Derek Newton M 30-39 Marathon

DQ Steven Gustafson M 30-39 Marathon

2:37 Dave Harrison M 40-49 Marathon MBT/Anti-Shoe

4:00 richard feldman M 40-49 Marathon Durance - Colnago

4:00 Matt Luhn M 40-49 Marathon

4:05 Brian Taylor M 40-49 Marathon Lactic Acid Cycling

4:08 Todd Smith M 40-49 Marathon Breck Velo

4:21 Reed Melton M 40-49 Marathon Sun Summit South

4:22 James Brighten M 40-49 Intermountain Orthopedics/Lost River CC

4:22 Jon Gould M 40-49 Marathon

4:26 Paul schiffman M 40-49 Marathon Lactic Acid

4:30 Mike Sherman M 40-49 Marathon Team Green

4:35 Troy Olson M 40-49 Marathon Habitat Targee

4:38 kyle rafford M 40-49 Marathon Sun Valley Bars

4:43 Chris Gardner M 40-49 Marathon Twin Six

4:46 Todd Johnston M 40-49 Four Seasons Spa & Pool / Sun Summit

4:53 Ron Miller M 40-49 Marathon PhysioTherapy

4:55 Todd Lindemann M 40-49 Marathon White Pine Touring

4:55 John Tormey M 40-49 Marathon

5:00 Kelly Lee M 40-49 Marathon

5:05 Trent Smith M 40-49 Marathon

5:34 Curtis Inglis M 40-49 Marathon Retrotec

5:55 Shawn Lyonsmith M 40-49 Marathon

5:56 Danny Barnett M 40-49 Marathon None

6:05 tim Elliott M 50 + Marathon

DNF Dirk Scott M 50 + Marathon unattached

5:40 Dave Bell M 50+ Marathon

6:06 Roger Mankus M 50+ Marathon Elephants Perch

3:50 Nathan Miller M Open Marathon Dales Pale Ale/Spot

4:02 Shannon Boffeli M Open Marathon MTBRacenews.com

4:17 Andrew Genco M Single Speed Drunkcyclist.com

4:29 Sean Donovan M Single Speed Broken Spoke Cycling

4:37 Brian Fuller M Single Speed Team 34 X 20

4:49 Nat Campbell M Single Speed Road and Dirt

4:58 Chris Howell M Single Speed Marathon

5:08 Chad Watson M Single Speed Broken Spoke Cycling




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