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Several Vamps took part in the Billy Goat Loppet, including 93-year-old Charley French who has long worn the Vamps uniform as an honorary member at World Masters races throughout Europe and North America.
 
Monday, January 20, 2020
 

STORY AND PHOTO BY KAREN BOSSICK

Nearly 70 Wood River Valley-and-beyond Nordic skiers turned out for the 2020 Billy Goat Loppet on a chilly Saturday morning at Sun Valley Nordic Center.

Some of the hardcore racers tested themselves on a new 12-kilometer race incorporating the Sidewinder Trail off the Proctor Loop. Enthusiastic kids—the future of Nordic skiing—tested themselves on a fun 1-km. course.

Charley French at 93 was the oldest skier among men. Shauna Thoreson at 86 was the oldest female skier, with 78-year-old Grace Dyck also setting an example for women to emulate.

The youngest racers were 10-year-old Bailey Kurtz and Duncan Fryberger and 6-year-old Piper Renner.

The overall winners:

Men’s 12K: Peter Holmes, Sam Wood and Chris Mallory.

Women’s 12K: Katie Feldman, Alexia Turzian and Betsy Youngman.

Men’s 10K; Tom Liby, Willy McSlowpants and Ralph Johnson.

Women’s 10K; Jill Norton, Toni Ramey and Jennifer Oliver.

Men’s 5K: Sam East, Mel Dyck and Charley French.

Women’s 5K: Linda McClatchy and Aurelie boloix.

Boys 5K: Bailey Kurtz, Nicholas Gardiner and Duncan Fryberger.

Girls 5K: Mazzy Conners and Zoe Liberatore.

1K Boys: Charlie St. George.

Girls 1K: Stella St. George, Josephine Renner and Sadie Guss.

12KM SIDEWINDER MEN (with time and age):

PETER HOLMES                                               30.27                                       23

SAM WOOD                                                    31.05                                       23

CHRIS MALLORY                                             34.10                                       37

SAM YOUNG                                                   34.30                                       43

TOM DEHART                                                  36.53                                       51

ROBERT YOUNGMAN                                     36.55                                       63

DAVID KNOOP                                                 38.04                                       61

JIM SANTA                                                       38.11                                       59

JOHN KURTZ                                                   40.37                                       50

JIM McCLATCHY                                             42.13                                       67

ROB CURRAN                                                  42.20                                       38

BOB ROSSO                                                     43.06                                       74

JON HOLMQUIST                                            44.27                                       67

GARY BOWLIN                                                 45.09                                       63

MICHAEL GORDON                                         48.52                                       39

12KM SIDEWINDER WOMEN:

KATIE FELDMAN                                              34.07                                       23

ALEXIA TURZIAN                                             37.37                                       26

BETSY YOUNGMAN                                         38.42                                       56

MUFFY RITZ                                                    40.15                                       62

TRICIA SWARTLING                                         40.58                                       54

KIM KAWAGUCHI                                            41.15                                       58

NAOMI GOLDBERG                                         42.08                                       40

PEGGY BOGGS                                                43.15                                       46

KIM NALEN                                                      48.09                                       63

CARMEN FINEGAN                                          49.13                                       41

ANN JAEGER                                                   53.55                                       48

GLORIA KIMBALL                                            54.03                                       63

KATHRINE SHELDON                                       54.50                                       62

10KM MEN:

TOM LIBY                                                        31.47                                       48

WILLY McSLOWPANTS                                    34.06                                       50

RALPH JOHNSON                                            36.48                                       71

TATE MILLS                                                     38.00                                       34

SIGI VOGL                                                        40.30                                       67

TIM RAMEY                                                     42.24                                       50

TRISTAN BOLOIX                                             43.30                                       11

JAKE SPARLING                                                47.37                                       40

MARSHALL PETERSON                                    50.57                                       72

                                                          

10KM WOMEN

JILL NORTON                                                   40.06                                       43

TONI RAMEY                                                   42.11                                       50

JENNIFER OLIVER                                            42.56                                       45

HEIDI BATHUM                                               45.33                                       52

GRACE DYCK                                                   49.34                                       78

LUCY BOURRET (skied on Classic skis)            50.17                                       58

SHAUNA THORESON                                       1hr:18                                      86

5KM MEN:

SAM EAST                                                        31.16                                       79

MEL DYCK                                                       31.54                                       78

CHARLEY FRENCH                                           43.14                                       93

TOM FREY                                                       43.33                                       78

5KM WOMEN:

LINDA McCLATCHY                                         26:00                                       71

AURELIE BOLOIX                                             37:46                                       39

5KM BOYS:

BAILEY KURTZ                                                 25.48                                       10

NICHOLAS GARDINER                                     26.59                                       11

DUNCAN FRYBERGER                                     27.14                                       10

CALEO MORRISON                                          28.04                                       11

LEVI RENNER                                                   30.48                                       11

5KM GIRLS:

MAZZY CONNERS                                            26.43                                       12

ZOE LIBERATORE                                            34.26                                       10

1KM BOYS:

CHARLIE ST.GEORGE                                       6.44                                         11

           

1KM GIRLS:

STELLA ST.GEORGE                                         6:47                                         9

JOSEPHINE RENNER                                        6:48                                         9

SADIE GUSS                                                     8:48                                         7

PIPER RENNER                                                11.19                                       6

ABBIGALE LIBERATORE                                   12.25                                       7

PHOTO

Several Vamps took part in the Billy Goat Loppet, including 93-year-old Charley French who has long worn the Vamps uniform as an honorary member at World Masters races throughout Europe and North America.

 

 

                                                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

                                                           

                                               

 

 

 

 

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