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For the week of February 26 - March 4, 2003


Rippers conquer
the elements

Friday’s "Midnight Bombers"

There were many obstacles for 38 skiers who joined the Friday night fun for the 2003 Rotarun Ripper nighttime slalom that benefited the Galena Backcountry Ski Patrol.

High winds, blowing snow, free-flowing beer, a broken poma lift—nothing really prevented the mob of midnight bombers from having fun and a great party and raising $1,400 for the patrol.

Among the highlights:

Sean Higgins and Jon McCuskey negotiated the requirement of having "anything but alpine" equipment by racing on one alpine ski while carrying the other;

Buckly Biechele and Benj Tromberg did the timing while the racers finished the course almost as quickly as they plowed through 25 pounds of sloppy joes, 50 hot dogs and two kegs of Sun Valley beer;

And Bruce Smith conquered the Sun Valley Brewery awards ceremony by winning the K2 Heli Stinx skis. Many other prizes were given out as well.

Winners by class:

Women: 1—Gretchen Fleet Foot Flint 42.61. 2—Lauren Kulik 43.70. 3—Megan Nickum 44.90. 4—Tiffany Stewart 46.48.

Men: 1—Mad Dog Chris Page 38.56. 2—Rob King 38.63. 3—Jonathan Constable 39.51. 4—Irish Dan 39.66. 5—Jeremy Fryberger 39.99.

Snowboard: 1—Joel Weston 51.76. 2—Ethan Weston 60.54. 3—Wayne Winkler 61.53. Snowblades and others: 1—Sean Higgins. 2—Tim East. 3—Jon McCuskey.

Invisible Men award: Bruce Smith and Tim Marsano. DFL: The Invisible Men. Best Dressed: Jeremy Fryberger (one-piece Numero Uno).

Galena Backcountry Ski Patrol director Michael Kraynick thanked all the sponsors, plus the staff at Rotarun (Bob and Tom Logan); Mike Hattrup at K2; Voile; Crazy Creek Products, Mike and Tom at Chums; and Rick Allington.

Kraynick also saluted volunteers like Lance Levy, Rick Allington, Nancy Linscott, Benj Tromberg, Denise Jackson and Tim East.

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