Friday, February 22, 2019
From 7 to 92-Racers Revel in Loppet
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The medalists included Sam Young, Bill Nurge, Betsy Youngman, Muffy Ritz and Tricia Swartling.
 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
 

BY KAREN BOSSICK

PHOTOS BY STEVE POWERS AND JENNY BUSDON

About 50 Wood River Valley Nordic skiers enjoyed a sunny morning as they took part in the annual Billy Goat Loppet Saturday at Sun Valley Nordic Center.

Racers took part in mass starts as they challenged themselves and each other on impeccably groomed 10-km. and 5-km. race courses around the Proctor and Trail Creek loops.

 
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The youngest competitor—7-year-old Thijs Lloyd—shares the satisfaction of a well-skied race with the oldest competitior—92-year-young Charley French. PHOTO: Jenny Busdon
 

Men’s 10K winners were Bill Nurge, Sam Young and David Knoop, and women’s 10K winners were Betsy Youngman, Muffy Ritz and Tricia Swartling.

Men’s 5K winners were Chad Riggs, Bailey Kuntz and Dwane Reed and women’s 5K winners were Darlene Young, Francette Labatut and Judith Steinbeck.

Backwoods Mountain Sports provided raffle prizes and Perry’s, chocolate chip cookies.

By request, organizers will be set a 20K course, in addition to the 10K and 5K race courses, for next year’s Billy Goat Loppet scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020.

Here are the race results:

10 KM   MEN:

     NAME:                                            AGE:                                        TIME:

BILL NURGE                                         56                                            26.50

SAM YOUNG                                       42                                            28.25

DAVID KNOOP                                     60                                            29.19

ROBERT YOUNGMAN                         62                                            29.20  

JOHN KURTZ                                       49                                            30.50

JIM SANTA                                           58                                            30.50.05         

BOB ROSSO                                         71                                            31.19

BRANDON LYNCH                               40                                            31.49

DON SHEPLER                                     45                                            31.53

ROB CURRAN                                      37                                            31.57

CHRIS WILLIAMS                                 53                                            32.24

KEVIN KLEPSER                                    56                                            33.34

JIM MCCLATCHY                                 66                                            33.40

RALPH JOHNSON                                70                                            35.05

DEL PLETCHER                                                74                                            35.40

ANDY ANDREWS                                 77                                            37.00

BLAINE STAVN                                     70                                            39.35

BOB DISBROW                                                76                                            43.08

TED RAGSDALE                                   71                                            45.01

MARSHALL PETERSON                                    71                                            45.01

MEL DYCK                                           77                                            50.52

 

10KM WOMEN

BETSY YOUNGMAN                             59                                            31.07  

MUFFY RITZ                                        61                                            32.22

TRICIA SWARTLING                             52                                            32.25

KELLY ALLISON                                    57                                            32.53

KIM KAWAGUCHI                                57                                            34.42

CAROL MUTZEL                                  66                                            39.28

LINDA MCCLATCHY                            70                                            39.46

NANCY LINSCOTT                                54                                            40.07

GLORIA KIMBALL                                62                                            41.48

KATHARINE SHELDON                         61                                            42.46

GRACE DYCK                                       77                                            43.42

COLLEEN SCHMITT                             23                                            52.37

DORIENNE ADAMS                             45                                            58.39

SHAUNNA THORESON                                    85                                            1:15:38

 

5KM MEN

CHAD RIGGS                                        42                                            27.49

BAILEY KURTZ                                     9 years                                    29.06

DWANE REED                                      79                                            29.41

SAM EAST                                            78                                            30.09

ROGER MILLER                                   75                                            35.18

CHARLEY FRENCH                               92                                            37.15

THIJS  LLOYD                                       7 YEARS                                   51.00

DAVID LLOYD                                      41                                            51.01

5KM WOMEN

DARLENE YOUNG                                                                                23.37

FRANCETTE LABATUT                         66                                            28.06

JUDITH STEINBACK (classic)               69                                            39.08

 

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