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HH/CCSS nearly sweeps podium at Hanson Hills Classic

Michigan Cup: Hanson Hills Classic

Sun, Feb  16, 2014 - By Mike Muha

Beautiful sunny skis and perfectly awesome classic tracks greeted racers today at the Hanson Hills Classic. And racers were rewarded with more k's for the dollar: the race length was increased from 12k to 14k with the additional of Hanson Hills single-track "Wilderness Trail" to the race course. No one complained...

An interval start race, individual racers started one at a time, roughly by chronological age group. The first kilometer was a fairly flat double track until it reached the Wildernes Trail where the course started climbing. A kilometer or two, the trail was packed six feet wide with a single track, providng enough room for a slower skier to give way to a faster skier. The trail ended at the of the normal Green Trail and turned back into a double-tracked course. The course followed the Blue Trail back to the Brown Trail, and then to the Yellow Trail before hitting the M-93 Hills on the way to the finish. The downhill on the final M-93 hills was fast!

The home team, Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop, nearly made a clean sweep of the top podiums:

Rebecca Davis was the quickest women, finishing in 58:40. Ann Wager and Brenda Carlson were second and third in 1:01:56 and 1:03:59, making it a clean sweep of the podium for Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop.

The Cross Country Ski Headquarters' Philip Tosteson was the top man with a time of 45:42. Athletic Mentors (aka Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop) skiers Daniel Yankus and Ryan Harris were second and third in 46:14 and 46:22.

Results:

Women

Overall Age Class Name Age Group Nordic Team Bib # Official
1 1 Rebecca Davis Women Overall HH/CCSS 410 0:58:40
2 1 Ann Wagar Women 40-49 HH/CCSS 459 1:01:56
3 1 Brenda Carlson Women 50-59 HH/CCSS 585 1:03:59
4 1 Hilary Witbrodt Women 30-39 HH/CCSS 417 1:07:51
5 1 Sara Nestor Women 20-29   420 1:10:54
6 2 Caroline Urbain Women 40-49 VASA 463 1:12:24
7 2 Jackie Ankerson Women 50-59 HH/CCSS 591 1:14:52
8 1 Linda Weeks Women 60-69 XC/HQ 555 1:15:17
9 2 Linda Allen Women 60-69 Nordic Ski Racer 635 1:16:54
10 3 Linda Lovhoiden Women 50-59   599 1:17:12
11 4 Carol Poenisch Women 50-59 Nordic Ski Racer 587 1:20:57
12 5 Fran Upton Women 50-59 XC/HQ 593 1:25:08
13 3 Gwenn Stevenson Women 40-49 XC/HQ 461 1:33:37
14 4 Leigh Whetstone Women 40-49 XC/HQ 468 1:42:01
15 3 Amy Wilks Women 60-69 Straits Striders 594 1:50:19
16 4 Carol Merwin Women 60-69 XC/HQ 571 1:55:42
17 5 Chris Fowler Women 60-69 XC/HQ 633 1:58:14
18 1 Jean Murray Women 70-79 XC/HQ 676 2:02:20
19 6 Lihsia Mann Women 50-59   630 2:11:25

Men

Overall Age Class Name Age Group Nordic Team Bib # Official
1 1 Philip Tosteson Men Overall XC/HQ 414 0:45:42
2 1 Daniel Yankus Men 30-39 Athletic Mentors 412 0:46:14
3 1 Ryan Harris Men 20-29 Athletic Mentors 411 0:46:22
4 2 Mike Davis Men 20-29 HH/CCSS 409 0:50:05
5 2 Alex Smith Men 30-39 XC/HQ 415 0:50:10
6 1 Robert Fairman Men 50-59 HH/CCSS 563 0:50:43
7 2 John Gravlin Men 50-59   595 0:51:36
8 3 Randal Bladel Men 50-59 GRNST 575 0:52:18
9 1 Allen Sorgenfrei Men 40-49 Nordic Ski Racer 462 0:52:47
10 4 Steve Seager Men 50-59 HH/CCSS 573 0:53:07
11 5 Gunner Lovhoiden Men 50-59   598 0:53:34
12 1 Ken Dawson Men 60-69 Nordic Ski Racer 579 0:53:58
13 3 Dave Borton Men 20-29 XC/HQ 416 0:54:15
14 4 Jacob Ellis Men 20-29 Brick Wheels 419 0:54:38
15 6 Jim Anderson Men 50-59 HH/CCSS 570 0:55:02
16 2 Robert Smith Men 40-49 HH/CCSS 464 0:55:09
17 3 Michael Seaman Men 40-49 GRNST 457 0:55:51
18 7 Doug Heady Men 50-59 Nordic Ski Racer 582 0:55:56
19 8 Steve Steffke Men 50-59 XC/HQ 637 0:56:01
20 4 Jukka Pietila Men 40-49 GRNST 467 0:56:09
21 3 Melzar Coulter Men 30-39 GRNST 413 0:56:36
22 2 William Kaltz Men 60-69 Nordic Ski Racer 557 0:56:40
23 9 Chris Weingartz Men 50-59 Straits Striders 596 0:56:47
24 10 James Beebe Men 50-59 GRNST 552 0:57:05
25 11 Blair Zordell Men 50-59 GRNST 566 0:57:20
26 3 Don Camp Men 60-69 GRNST 560 0:57:31
27 4 Robin Luce Men 60-69 HH/CCSS 562 0:59:06
28 5 Dick Fultz Men 60-69 HH/CCSS 590 1:00:14
29 5 Theo VonWallmenich Men 40-49 XC/HQ 458 1:01:11
30 12 Mike Muha Men 50-59 Nordic Ski Racer 558 1:01:59
31 13 Randy Kessler Men 50-59 Nordic Ski Racer 561 1:02:41
32 6 Dan Nolan Men 60-69 GRNST 580 1:02:47
33 7 Steve Smigiel Men 60-69 GRNST 572 1:02:48
34 8 Joseph Brown Men 60-69 HH/CCSS 586 1:03:19
35 6 Donovan Anderson Men 40-49 XC/HQ 465 1:03:44
36 7 Chris Maltby Men 40-49 HH/CCSS 460 1:03:55
37 14 Dennis Miller Men 50-59   564 1:03:56
38 15 Mike Temkin Men 50-59 XC/HQ 632 1:04:08
39 1 Bill Haefner Men 70-79 Nordic Ski Racer 673 1:04:14
40 1 Samuel Kieffer Men 19-U   418 1:04:57
41 16 Tom Baron Men 50-59 XC/HQ 600 1:04:57
42 17 Mike Steffke Men 50-59 XC/HQ 636 1:05:15
43 18 Frank Treadwell Men 50-59 VASA 578 1:05:48
44 19 Tim Cook Men 50-59 XC/HQ 576 1:07:25
45 20 Rick Neier Men 50-59 XC/HQ 584 1:08:19
46 2 Michael Keenan Men 70-79 GRNST 675 1:08:32
47 21 Dale Ernst Men 50-59 XC/HQ 556 1:08:36
48 9 Hap Wright Men 60-69 VASA 589 1:09:40
49 10 Larry Timm Men 60-69 XC/HQ 565 1:10:16
50 22 Douglas Ball Men 50-59 XC/HQ 581 1:13:19
51 11 Frank Nizio Men 60-69 Nordic Ski Racer 634 1:15:10
52 12 Jon Hunter Men 60-69 XC/HQ 592 1:18:15
53 13 John Geiger Men 60-69 XC/HQ 567 1:18:27
54 14 Joe Seifert Men 60-69   554 1:18:51
55 23 Matt Walling Men 50-59 XC/HQ 588 1:19:17
56 15 George Gambert Men 60-69   577 1:21:03
57 9 Ron Baker Men 40-49 XC/HQ 466 1:21:26
58 24 Greg Worrel Men 50-59 Nordic Ski Racer 574 1:24:15
59 25 Martin Wooledge Men 50-59   551 1:24:25
60 4 Kristopher Nitz Men 30-39 XC/HQ 408 1:27:06
61 16 Greg Merwin Men 60-69 XC/HQ 568 1:29:48
62 26 Mark Smith Men 50-59 XC/HQ 597 1:30:13
63 3 John Johnson Men 70-79 HH/CCSS 678 1:33:36
64 17 Mark Abbe Men 60-69 XC/HQ 569 1:37:09
65 27 Tom Wernette Men 50-59 XC/HQ 583 1:37:44
66 28 Dennis Mann Men 50-59   631 1:42:01
67 18 Dan Sagady Men 60-69 XC/HQ 559 1:46:41
68 4 William Clayton Men 70-79   677 1:55:15
69 19 Karl Nitz Men 60-69 XC/HQ 553 1:59:25
70 5 Marvin Stevenson Men 70-79 XC/HQ 674 2:19:44
71 8 Steve VanNoker Men 40-49   679 1:06:36