Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Engen, Youngman lead Teton 30k racers

Billy Goat Loppet is next race

Bitter cold temperatures Saturday challenged 149 skiers on four courses during the 10th annual Teton Ridge Classic cross-country ski races in eastern Idaho near Driggs.

Despite starting-line temperatures of minus-4 degrees and relatively balmy finish-line temperatures of plus-1 Fahrenheit, 32 Wood River Valley racers completed either the 30-kilometer or 18k course.

The locals captured 10 age-class gold medals and 20 podiums. Saturday’s race starts were pushed back an hour to 11 a.m. by cold temperatures.

Winning on the 18.6-mile course were 55-year-old Jon Engen (1.58:48) by 15 seconds over Barry Makarewicz, 51, of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Sun Valley’s Betsy Youngman, 53, in 2.15:43. Youngman is a two-time U.S. Nordic Olympian (1988, 1992).

Other Wood River gold medalists in their classes were Bob Rosso, Muffy Ritz, Andy Andrews, Gabriele Andersen, Linda McClatchy, Tullio Celano, Carol Mutzel and 86-year-old Charley French.


Billy Goat Loppet is Saturday

The Sun Valley Ski Club and race organizer Jenny Busdon have announced details about the 2013 Billy Goat Loppet cross-country ski race. It is Saturday, Jan. 19 at Billy’s Bridge north of Ketchum in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area at the foot of the Boulders.

The popular 10-kilometer freestyle ski race sponsored by Backwoods Mountain Sports of Ketchum begins at 11 a.m.

Registration takes place at Billy's Bridge parking area between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Entry fee is $10 per person with young people 18 years and under free of charge.



2013 Teton Classic results



     Jan. 12, 2013, the 10th annual Idaho Nordic cross-country ski races near Driggs in eastern Idaho. A total 149 skiers on 4 courses, 107 male and 42 female. Finishing times in hours, minutes and seconds and minutes. Overall finish for men, gender finish for women precede list of local names, with age and age class finish after a racer’s name.




1—Betsy Youngman, 53 (1) 2.15:43

2—Muffy Ritz, 55 (1)2.27:00

7—Kim Kawaguchi, 51 (2)2.37:32

8—Gabriele Andersen, 67 (1)2.38:43

10—Susan Thoreson, 52 (4)2.44:11

15—Linda McClatchy, 63 (1)2.59:47

19—Marilyn Celano, 61 (3)3.23:56


1—Jon Engen, 55 (1)1.58:48

16—Mike Wolter, 47 (2)2.16:04

17—Bob Rosso, 65 (1)2.16:15

19—Robert Youngman, 56 (3)2.16:28

23—Del Pletcher, 68 (2)2.21:06

29—Rich Knoebel, 59 (4)2.24:58

30—Jim McClatchy, 60 (3)2.25:20

33—Jon Holmquist, 59 (5)2.26:34

39—Jeff Ford, 47 (7)2.30:16

43—Kris Thoreson, 55 (7)2.35:10

47—Andy Andrews, 71 (1)2.36:16

58—Michael Dunham, 60 (6)2.48:46

79—Roger Miller, 69 (5)3.24:47




1—Kelly Milligan, 51 (1)1.19:15

4—Joney Otteson, 52 (3)1.42:45

5—Kate Rosso, 58 (4)1.49:30

8—Joni Cashman, 55 (7)1.52:38

11—Carol Mutzel, 60 (1)2.04:06

13—Francette Labatut, 59 (9)2.14:31

16—Carol Monteverde, 66 (3)2.35:33


1—Dan Abraham, 30 (1)1.24:33

10—Pat Simpson, 61 (3)1.40:01

16—Elliott Jacobs, 29 (2)1.43:14

19—Dick Andersen, 64 (6)1.43:34

23—Bob Disbrow, 69 (9)1.46:21

26—Tullio Celano, 70 (1)1.51:21

42—Charley French, 86 (1)2.26:40

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