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Baic and Asmus win Chestnut Valley Freestyle

Results

Mon, Jan  5, 2009 - By Mike Muha

Milan Baic and Vicki Asmus took victory in the 12km Chestnut Valley Freestyle race under excellent trail and weather conditions. Baic's held off Michigan Tech freshman Jesse Smith by 13 seconds, 30:11 to 30:24. Junior Mac Brennan (Team NordicSkiRacer) finished third in 30:29, just another 5 seconds back.

Asmus handily beat the field in 36:19. Strait Strider's Tracy Hardin was second in 42:10 followed closely behind by HHCCSS's Gussie Peterson in 42:44.

In the 12 Km junior division, Spencer Hogan from Sault Ste Marie won the J1 division. Mac Brennan was first in the OJ class.

In the 6km skate race, Brady Brennan (Team NordicSkiRacer) was the fastest girl and won the J1 division. Hannah Rickard took first in J2s, and Katie Todd won J3. Matthew Westerman and Dan Wood won the J2 and J3 male divisions, respectively.

Chestnut Valley cross country ski race

Christy Rounds (199) and J1 Alan Jacobson (114) heading for the finish line

It should be noted that the junior racers finished this race then heading over to Boyne Highlands for a second race, a Junior Olympic Qualifier freestyle sprint race.

The low overnight was down around 8F, warming to around 18F at race time. The trail was exceptionally wide ands "World Cup quality". Groomers from Nubs Nob groomed the trail at midnight to ensure the course would setup firmly by race time. The sun was out for the entire race.

The course was a 3km loop, skied twice by the younger juniors and four times by everyone else. The course was gently rolling except for two short steep uphills. Several 180 degree turns kept people agile on their feet. The finish was on a 50 yard uphill that made for some exciting finishes.

Food? Sloppy Joe's and chips - and some potent brownies!

Chestnut Valley cross country ski race

The final few curves leading to the finish. Notice the wide trail!

Results

PLACE BIB LAST NAME FIRST NAME CITY Dist TIME RANK
6 KM Freestyle
J2 Female 14-15 - 6 Km
1 116 Rickard Hannah Traverse City 6 0:23:04 5
2 166 Cullen Kennedy Northport 6 0:25:12 10
3 168 Hawke Clancy Bloomingdale 6 0:26:07 12
4 163 Schilkey Emma Traverse City 6 0:26:16 13
5 120 Nienhouse Olivia Strongsville 6 0:26:52 14
6 110 Hinsenkamp Jane Traverse City 6 0:27:12 15
7 165 VanDomellen Kaylee Mancelona 6 0:27:13 16
J3 Female 13 & Under - 6 Km
1 145 Todd Katie   6 0:30:43 19
J1 Female 16-17 - 6 Km
1 173 Brennan Brady East Jordan 6 0:21:33 1
2 167 Perkins Katie Traverse City 6 0:24:36 9
3 164 Ward Anna Traverse City 6 0:27:52 17
J2 Male 14-15 - 6 Km
1 118 Westerman Matthew Traverse City 6 0:21:37 2
2 170 Buttrick Bobby Auburn 6 0:21:38 3
3 171 Hawke Alex Traverse City 6 0:22:08 4
4 186 Roberts Travis   6 0:23:44 6
5 111 Icard Joel Traverse City 6 0:23:54 7
6 113 Jacobson Karl Traverse City 6 0:24:35 8
J3 Male 13 & Under - 6 Km
1 222 Wood Dan   6 0:25:55 11
2 108 Gobalis Garrett   6 0:30:04 18
3 143 Ruffner Garrett Tecumseh 6 0:43:56 20
12 KM Freestyle
Female 20-48 - 12 Km
1 209 Asmus Vicki   12 0:36:19 23
2 215 Wagar Ann   12 0:43:08 53
3 200 Webb Laura   12 0:43:20 57
4 150 Gulledge Catarina Roscommon 12 0:44:25 61
5 103 Todd Amy Grand Rapids 12 0:45:20 66
6 218 Angell Candace   12 0:48:13 78
7 154 Weddle Jess   12 0:49:30 81
8 195 Seager Christine Grayling 12 0:52:10 86
9 178 Foltz Bridget   12 0:52:32 89
10 199 Rounds Christy Boyne City 12 0:56:22 93
11 203 Lemos Heather Grosse Point Woods 12 0:59:59 96
12 117 Joslin Susan Troy 12 1:19:54 103
Female, 49 & Over - 12 Km
1 181 Hardin Tracy Cheboygan 12 0:42:10 47
2 126 Peterson Gussie Midland 12 0:42:44 49
3 107 Baic Ivanka Traverse City 12 0:43:09 54
4 151 Van Dam Jean Boyne City 12 0:43:54 60
5 125 Lund Lorraine   12 0:45:57 69
6 109 Weeks Linda Lansing 12 0:47:45 75
7 219 Upton Fran Roscommon 12 0:50:30 83
8 208 Mendyk Connie Harbor Springs 12 0:56:14 91
9 148 Mueller-Brumbaugh Carole Rockford 12 0:59:26 95
10 212 Allen Linda   12 1:02:36 97
11 194 Timm Cheryl Bay City 12 1:06:47 100
12 129 Caldwell Beth Ann Arbor 12 1:07:47 102
13 141 Hewlett Julie Tecumseh 12 1:26:10 104
14 132 Merwin Carole Lake Isabella 12 1:26:36 105
15 179 Murray Jean Mt. Pleasant 12 1:27:17 106
J1 Male 16-17 - 12 Km
1 102 Hogan Spencer Sault Ste. Marie 12 0:32:39 8
2 114 Jacobson Alan Traverse City 12 0:42:48 50
3 115 Norris Micah Traverse City 12 0:43:43 59
4 172 Roach Shawn Traverse City 12 0:46:34 71
5 176 Temkin Daniel Troy 12 0:50:03 82
OJ Male 18-19 - 12 Km
1 174 Brennan Mac East Jordan 12 0:30:29 3
Male 20 To 42 - 12 Km
1 175 Smith Jesse Traverse City 12 0:30:24 2
2 182 Graci Joey   12 0:32:10 5
3 223 Wood Tom   12 0:32:11 6
4 155 Weddle Andy   12 0:32:17 7
5 104 Todd Dell Grand Rapids 12 0:33:45 11
6 214 Smith Robert   12 0:34:41 19
7 177 Foltz Jon Boyne City 12 0:34:43 21
8 192 Ward William Traverse City 12 0:36:45 24
9 210 Dawe Garrett   12 0:38:21 33
10 202 O'Hearn John   12 0:40:39 43
11 119 VonWallmenich Theo Alma 12 0:40:43 44
12 225 Maltby Chris   12 0:40:54 45
13 156 Smulski Hubert   12 0:46:31 70
14 207 Deegan Jack Harbor Springs 12 0:51:57 85
15 217 Sheperd Todd   12 0:55:37 90
Male 43 To 48 - 12 Km
1 189 Paull Denny Cheboygan 12 0:33:06 9
2 106 Goodman Glenn Bellaire 12 0:34:38 16
3 139 Kanaby Larry Bad Axe 12 0:34:39 17
4 224 Seaman Michael Mt. Pleasant 12 0:37:06 30
5 149 Green Jamie Gaylord 12 0:39:21 36
6 183 Britton John   12 0:39:31 37
7 133 Knight Kip Elk Rapids 12 0:39:46 38
8 216 Rudolph Steve Harbor Springs 12 0:39:54 39
9 169 Temkin Mike Troy 12 0:41:41 46
10 206 McElwain Randy   12 0:43:19 55
11 187 Cook Tim Freeland 12 0:45:16 65
12 112 Reehorst Tom   12 0:46:35 72
13 136 Ernst Dale Sandusky 12 0:52:11 87
Male 49 To 52 - 12 Km
1 198 Baic Milan Williamsburg 12 0:30:11 1
2 161 Maclean David Ludington 12 0:31:20 4
3 158 Putalik Greg Harbor Springs 12 0:34:29 12
4 135 Muha Mike Wixom 12 0:34:40 18
5 196 Seager Steve Grayling 12 0:36:56 27
6 123 Cornell Doug Corunna 12 0:36:59 28
7 201 Doull James Petoskey 12 0:38:40 34
8 160 Moore Joel Harbor springs 12 0:40:17 40
9 140 Thielfoldt Devan Troy 12 0:42:54 51
10 211 Wisneski Dan Walker 12 0:42:55 52
11 226 Love John St. Johns 12 0:44:59 64
12 162 Bruning Peter   12 0:45:43 68
13 221 Moore Jeff Northville 12 0:47:26 74
14 157 Blazoff Steve   12 0:56:14 91
15 204 Lemos Stephen   12 0:58:49 94
Male 53 To 58 - 12 Km
1 205 Onthank Clifford Traverse City 12 0:33:16 10
2 185 Camp Don Grand Haven 12 0:34:32 13
3 180 Dawson Ken Farmington Hills 12 0:34:33 14
4 144 Anderson Ed   12 0:34:37 15
5 191 Polzin Denny   12 0:34:42 20
6 146 Gravlin John Linwood 12 0:35:38 22
7 105 Luce Robin Central Lake 12 0:36:51 25
8 124 Weingartz Chris Petoskey 12 0:37:04 29
9 152 Van Dam Steve Boyne City 12 0:38:57 35
10 138 Rynalski Frank Bay City 12 0:40:30 42
11 188 Baron Tom Vermilion 12 0:43:20 56
12 153 Nolan Dan Holland 12 0:47:05 73
13 142 Ruffner Spencer Tecumsah 12 0:48:38 79
14 131 Worrel Greg Detroit 12 0:48:42 80
15 134 Wolfgang Uhrig Troy 12 1:04:26 98
16 137 Mergentime Larry Clarkston 12 1:05:07 99
17 130 Abbe Mark   12 1:07:24 101
Male 59 & Over - 12 Km
1 121 Kaltz William Pinckney 12 0:36:52 26
2 127 Peterson Curt Midland 12 0:37:31 31
3 128 Jones Cris Roscommon 12 0:37:57 32
4 190 Payne Mark Interlochen 12 0:40:26 41
5 122 Smigiel Steve Sr Ada 12 0:42:15 48
6 220 Haefner Bill Clarkston 12 0:43:42 58
7 147 Brumbaugh Ernie Rockford 12 0:44:47 62
8 193 Timm Larry Bay City 12 0:44:55 63
9 101 Merwin Greg Lake Isabella 12 0:45:32 67
10 213 Nizio Frank Grosse Point 12 0:47:52 76
11 184 Biggs Steve   12 0:48:10 77
12 197 Irish David Harbor Springs 12 0:51:38 84
13 159 Johnson John Midland 12 0:52:31 88