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RESULTS: Great Krazy Klassic tracks help Holmes and Davis win

Sun, Jan  15, 2017 - By Mike Muha

One would have thought it couldn't get any better after yesterday's Frosty Freestyle, but Huron Meadows Metropark finished a complete renovation of the trail, including fresh power tilling and setting tracks, by 6:00am before today's Krazy Klassic race. Four sets of tracks lead from the start into the woods, and the trail in the woods featured a full three sets of tracks, reducing track contention on the 2.5km man-made snow loop. On top of that, it was sunny, warmer, and still.

4 sets of track at the Krazy Klassic xc ski race

Tracks leading to the woods before the race start (Photo: Mike Muha)

The big question: How to wax?

  • Use klister and how the binder held it during the race over the abrasive snow crystals?
  • Try normal kickwax?
  • Try no-wax skis and skin-skis?
  • Put on the skaters or classic ski with no kick wax and doublepole the race?

All options were tried and raced on, some with better results than others, depending on who was racing.

Yesterday's Frosty Freestyle women's winner, Jordyn Ross, klistered up a pair of classic skis and they were fast with good grip...when she tested them before the start. The conditions changed just enough that the grip disappeared and the klister made her skis drag. Or it could have been that super double-poler Rebecca Davis simply out-powered her on the course to take the win. Davis won the event in 35:22. Ross followed a minute later in 36:21. UofM's Abby Potts took third in 40:41.

For the men, it was two in a row this weekend for Sam Holmes...and two seconds for Jay Woodbeck. Holmes was another double-pole machine, winning in 30:15. Woodbeck was a little over a minute back in 31:25, just ahead of Alex Smith's 31:39.

The course was five laps on the 2.5km loop. (Once person - that would be me, the author - couldn't keep the count straight and did an extra lap).

Krazy Klassic xc ski race

A skier coming on at the 2017 Krazy Klassic (Photo: Daniel Nolan)

The 8km racers skier three laps. Sarah Newmister took the win in 29:50. Rebecca Sorgenfrei and Logan Vear came in second and third in 34:06 and 38:06.

For the men, Matt Villalta finished well ahead for take first in 23:24. (Villalta finsiehd second in the 5km Frosty Freestyle yesterday). Stephen Doll and Tim Williams rounded out the podium in 26:50 and 28:47.

Thanks to NordicSkiRacer.com, REI, GZA Environmental, the Cross Country Ski Headquarters, and Hammer Nutrition for sponsorship!

Detailed results and lap splits are below:

Summary results are belows:

2017 Krazy Klassic 12 km Results

Women

PlaceNameAgeTotal Time
1 Rebecca Davis 27 35:22
2 Jordyn Ross 25 36:21
3 Abby Potts 20 40:41
4 Brenda Carlson-Brown 56 44:35
5 Roxanne Barton 60 45:14
6 Amy Kostrzewa 56 49:28
7 Karen Dawson 63 51:15
8 Elizabeth Callison 22 51:41
9 Skye Schultz 38 52:59
10 Linda Weeks 62 57:45
11 Gwenn Stevenson 50 1:06:16
12 Kari Neier 29 1:06:57
13 Lavinia Raffoul 51 1:11:24
14 Renee Curtis 54 1:17:39
15 Carole Merwin 70 1:33:25
16 Julie Hewlett 63 1:45:04

Men

Place Name Age Total Time
1 Sam Holmes 23 30:15
2 Jay Woodbeck 25 31:25
3 Alex Smith 32 31:39
4 Michael Davis 25 31:46
5 Sstephen Smigiel 50 31:51
6 Philip Tosteson 25 32:45
7 Andy Liebner 33 32:56
8 Lars Hallstrom 19 33:02
9 Cliffford Onthank 63 33:04
10 Glenn Goodman 50 33:06
11 Nicholas Amato 20 33:08
12 Allen Sorgenfrei 52 33:12
13 Sean Newmister 31 33:17
14 Douglas Watts 22 33:30
15 Gregory Worsnop 62 34:06
16 Thanasarn Tantivirun 21 34:23
17 James Beebe 56 34:30
18 Doug Heady 59 34:42
19 Ken Dawson 66 35:17
20 Don Camp 64 35:40
21 Sandy Mouch 23 35:51
22 Bruce Barton 59 35:58
23 Larry Kanaby 55 37:10
24 John Hubbard 43 37:25
25 William Kaltz 69 37:27
26 John Britton 54 37:39
27 Douglas Cornell 57 37:47
28 Robin Luce 65 38:55
29 Steve Smigiel 71 40:19
30 Stan Dinkel 33 40:19
31 Mike Foley 62 40:46
32 Anthony Percha 57 40:54
33 Dan Nolan 65 42:16
34 Joseph Brown 65 42:18
35 Mike Temkin 53 43:11
36 Zbigy Zlobicki 66 43:54
37 Christopher Anderson 42 44:14
38 Bill Haefner 79 44:20
39 Rick Neier 59 45:15
40 Dan Torongs 40 45:48
41 Adam Danes 49 45:51
42 Lee Ries 68 46:09
43 Dan Brickert 46 46:54
44 Mike Muha 59 49:47
45 Tom Wernette 54 50:52
46 James Gobeski 68 51:28
47 Charles Moore 42 51:30
48 Dale Ernst 53 52:22
49 German Madrazo 42 54:53
50 Devan Thielfoldt 60 55:09
51 Brad Plymale 48 55:46
52 Douglas Ball 58 56:57
53 Zach Ousley 21 58:08
54 Dean Krotchen 48 59:43
55 Khalil Raffoul 51 1:00:53
56 Greg Merwin 70 1:02:15
57 John Rutherford 57 1:03:49
58 Spencer Ruffner 65 1:06:56
59 Thomas Pierce 47 1:17:37
60 Kevin Ohlrogge 55 1:25:39
Women

2017 Krazy Klassic 8 km Results

 

PlaceNameBib NoAgeTotal Time
1 Sarah Newmister 396 34 29:50
2 Rebecca Sorgenfrei 367 19 34:06
3 Logan Vear 266 18 38:06
4 Arianne Faunt 356 42 42:55
5 Allison Ward 259 21 43:45
6 Deb Godmer 413 52 43:53
7 Dianna Foley 331 59 44:19
8 Heidi Aittama-Kirchner 395 50 59:25
9 Katherine Weeden 399 15 1:04:39
10 Emma Crots 400 20 1:05:08
11 Susan Groeb 402 51 1:10:10
12 Julie Trompeter 410 50 1:13:44
13 Abigail Brown 398 37 1:18:41
Men
PlaceNameBib NoAgeTotal Time
1 Matt Villalta 289 20 23:24
2 Stephen Doll 353 22 26:50
3 Tim Williams 360 22 28:47
4 William Speece 403 63 32:48
5 Will Laughner 273 19 33:47
6 Alex Fauer 362 21 35:19
7 Walter Zechmeister 330 69 41:00
8 Rex Blair 411 56 41:52
9 Marvin Stevenson 355 82 56:42
10 Keith Jayska 335 55 58:05
11 John Wehrly 132 77 59:01