Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Miles, Garrec pace BHC climbers

163 to the summit

Ketchum’s Brooke Hovey (left) and Nicole DeYong made the women’s podium in Saturday’s Baldy Hill Climb, DeYong placing second in 47:11 and “Cheeso Double” winner Hovey third in 48:38. Photo by Willy Cook

A brand-new face and a very familiar one emerged as the winners of Saturday’s 34th annual Baldy Hill Climb on a 1.86-mile, 3,140 vertical foot course up the Warm Springs side of Sun Valley Resort’s principal ski mountain.

Ketchum’s Miles Fink-Debray, 24, won his sixth Baldy climb in seven years at 36:09, 46 seconds ahead of second-place Reid Pletcher (36:55) and over two minutes faster than last year’s BHC men’s champion and third-place Michael Tobin (38:14) of Boise.

Tobin, 48, a seven-time BHC winner and course record holder, captured the “Cheeso Double” that also featured a mountain bike race up Baldy.

Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Gold Team skier Lucy Garrec, 23, from Freeport, Me. won the women’s title (44:50), in 13th place of 82 racing class finishers Saturday.

Garrec competed in cross-country skiing for Colby College and University of Vermont. In March she medaled in third place at the NCAA Nordic Ski Championships 15-kilometer classic race in Bozeman, Mt.

Hiking (recreational class) winners were Gretel Kearney (52:27) and Mike Wolter (52:52).

Full racing and hiking results on page B-8. Mountain bike results will be published when they become available, but here are the top finishers:

( “Cheeso Double”, men: 1—Michael Tobin of Boise. 2—Adam Wirth of Boise. 3—Richard Feldman of Ketchum. Women: 1—Brooke Hovey of Ketchum. 2—Jena Greaser of Ketchum. 3—Muffy Ritz of Ketchum.

( Mountain bike, men: 1—Michael Tobin. 2—Adam Wirth. 3—John Reuter of Ketchum. Women: 1—Brooke Hovey. 2—Jena Greaser. 3—Muffy Ritz.


Baldy Hill Climb racing, hiking results

Sept. 29, 2012, the 34th annual benefit activity presented by the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation’s Junior Nordic ski team. A total 163 finishers to the top—81 hiking (35 female and 46 male) and 82 racing (20 female and 62 male). Finishing times in minutes and seconds; hours, minutes and seconds. Class finish listed in parentheses after name. The 1.86-mile course rose 3,140 vertical feet from the Warm Springs ski run bridge—elevation 5,880 feet—to the top of Baldy—elevation 9,020 feet. Course records: Michael Tobin 35:11 in 1989 and Morgan Arritola 39:53 in 2010.


1—Lucy Garrec44:50

2—Nicole DeYong47:11

3—Brooke Hovey48:38

4—Julie Sargent (1)51:21

5—Julie Carney (1)52:33

6—Muffy Ritz (2)53:48

7—Jena Greaser (1)56:24

8—Kathy Morell (3)56:36

9—Brett Stevenson (1)57:37

10—Gabriele Andersen (1)57:46

11—Susan Conner (4)59:24

12—Gretchen Flint (2)1.01:38

13—Annelies Ware (3)1.02:58

14—Sara Schroeder (2)1.03:17

15—Liz Roquet (4)1.03:42

16—Katrina Harmon (5)1.06:38

17—Emily McCarthy (3)1.10:16

18—Debbie Jester (6)1.13:16

19—JoAnn Levy (1)1.31:06

20—Lauren Thomas (2)1.42:49


1—Miles Fink-Debray36:09

2—Reid Pletcher36:55

3—Michael Tobin38:14

4-Matthew Gelso (1)38:51

5—Colin Rodgers (1)40:42

6—Jon Engen (1)42:07

7—Kevin Tuck (2)43:09

8—Luke Costley (1)43:19

9—Nick Lovett (2)43:24

10—Richard Feldman (1)43:43

11—Adam Wirth (2)43:55

12—Bill Nurge (3)44:32

13—Brad Mitchell (2)45:34

14—Cameron Lloyd (3)45:35

15—Lee Roquet (3)45:46

16—Whit Albright (4)45:54

17—Brad Walker (4)46:15

18—Fred McMurry (1)46:34

19—Adam Greene (5)46:42

20—Grady Burnett (4)46:51

21—Cooper Roquet (2)48:04

22—Joshua Berry (2)48:37

23—Landon Nurge (1)48:47

24—Peter Harris (1)48:52

25—Jake Adicoff (3)49:06

26—Peter Wolter (4)49:22

27—William Raff (5)49:20

28—John Campbell (5)49:45

29—Del Pletcher (2)49:57

30—Ray Liermann (6)50:37

31—John Reuter (3)50:53

32—Chris Williams (6)51:09

33—Kevin Bolger (3)51:44

34—Sean O’Connell (7)51:48

35—Ryan O’Hara (4)51:52

36—Kurt Eggers (8)51:59

37—Scott Grill (7)52:38

38—Jim Santa (8)52:51

39—Emmett Say (5)53:15

40—Keene Morawitz (6)53:25

41—Dave Harrison (9)53:57

42—John Kearney (6)54:06

43—Kyle Rafford (10)54:33

44—Ross Brennan (5)54:37

45—Peter Prudden (7)54:51

46—John Tormey (11)55:25

47—Will Harder (7)55:47

48—Taylor Koth (8)55:56

49—Henry Raff (9)56:55

50—Michael Dunham (3)57:19

51—Jon Holmquist (9)57:31

52—John Swyers (1)58:06

53—Reidar Oyen (12)1.01:33

54—Alex LaFleur (2)1.03:29

55—Kristian Solvang (13)1.05:04

56—Sam Adicoff (10)1.07:26

57—Jeff Enos (11)1.07:37

58—Kevin Mora (14)1.07:49

59—Roger Mankus (12)1.09:21

60—David Karlsen (4)1.13:49

61—Lucas Thomas (8)1.14:07

62—Tod Hakes (15)1.23:04


1—Gretel Kearney (1st overall)52:27

2-Davina Walker (5th overall)54:06

3—Massey Glenne (6th overall)54:08

4—Carmen Finegan54:57

5—Julie Siegel55:26

6—Tricia Swartling55:59

7—Laurie Fitzpatrick59:51

8—Dina Cline1.03:05

9—Julie LaFleur1.04:37

10—Sara Berman1.07:55

11—Megan Jones1.08:30

12—Courtney Gilbert1.09:28

13—Carol Mutzel1.10:20

14—Mary Kim Deffe1.12:13

15—Shari Kunz1.12:24

16—Maddie Thies1.13:08

17—Christine Nibley1.15:09

18—Kathleen Wygle1.17:26

19—Carol McLaughlin1.18:36

20—Katrin Tobin1.18:55

21—Marlo Rathfon1.19:43

22—Bena Larkey1.21:47

23—Elissa Aten1.21:47

24—Shannon Daley1.25:44

25—Ann Scales1.27:38

26—Deborah Brickley1.28:27

27—Anne Jeffery1.32:37

28—Collette Hoglund1.35:25

29—Alaine Arcangel1.36:16

30—Regina VanderWyst1.54:21

31—Charlotte Klapheke2.03:14


1—Emily Siegel (12th female)1.08:40

2—Pilar Pennell (20th female)1.17:23

3—Kate Rathfon1.17:47

4—Mikella Tobin1.18:53


1—Mike Wolter52:52

2—John Seiller53:19

3—Marcus McCune53:57

4—Nappy Neaman54:42

5—Brian Webber56:27

6—Daren Pennell58:48

7—Preston Sargent1.00:27

8—Dick Whitman1.00:46

9—Mike Hartmann1.01:03

10—Brian Caulkins1.01:14

11—David Butterfield1.01:24

12—Jim DeWolfe1.01:41

13—John Kelley1.02:04

14—Jon Mancuso1.02:30

15—Ralph Katsman1.02:56

16—Kim Wheelwright1.03:05

17—Jim Field1.03:20

18—Richard Stopol1.03:40

19—Michael Wise1.03:58

20—Kevin Bay1.05:06

21—Peter LaFleur1.05:26

22—Randall Flynn1.05:36

23—Ron Fairfax1.07:04

24—Barry Irwin1.08:03

25—Elliott Aten1.08:34

26—Kevin Hays1.09:31

27—Bob Erickson1.09:52

28—Aaron Gould1.10:21

29—Mark Curwin1.10:50

30—Mike McKenna1.11:50

31—James Miner1.13:12

32—Eric Elefson1.14:46

33—Casey Finegan1.16:03

34—Marshall Peterson1.16:24

35—Richard Klapheke1.20:11

36—Tom Logan1.31:30

37—Jack September1.32:07

38—Steve Gwinn1.34:12

39—Scott Carlin1.36:41

40—Andy Parnes1.40:45

41—Doug Fowler1.44:50

42—Brian VanderWyst1.54:23

43—Mike Morrier2.15:55


1—Kristian DeWolfe (6th male)58:26

2-Lukas DeWolfe (24th male)1.06:49

3—Sebastiano DeLiborio1.08:53


Owen Walker, 6; Tatum Ware, 6; Huckle Dirksmeier, 9; Ridge Dirksmeier, 9; Matthew Carlin, 5; Riley Siegel, 4; Hadley Walker, 3; Adele Pennell, 10; Jack Tobin, 5; Ben Torres, 5; Zack Torres, 4; William DeWolfe, 9; and Ocean Larkey, 3

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