Monday, March 9, 2009

USSSA Snowshoe National Championships - Results (sort of)

The 9th Annual USSSA Snowshoe National Championships took place at Mt. Hood yesterday. As of this posting official results are not available but here is what I've deduced from a complicated system of ratchets and pulleys (all times approx):

Women's 10k Championships:
1 Brandy Erholtz
2 Sonja Wieck - 6:30 back
3 Casey Shea - 2 seconds behind Wieck
Men's 10k Championships:
1 Peter Fain CA 44:43
2 Kelly Morenson MN 45:21
3 Charlie Wertheim CO 46:27
4 Andrew Kless NY 46:47
5 ???
6 Dave Dunham - Bradford, MA 47:59
10 Sylvester Coons - 50:20
12 Richard Bolt - Portland, OR 51:09

Brandy is a member of the Teva US Mountain Running Team and won by the largest margin of any snowshoe championship. Photos of the race can be found at:
http://picasaweb.google.com/RichardABolt/

Complete results will eventually be available at:
http://www.snowshoeracing.com/home.htm

or maybe....
http://www.xdogevents.com/snowshoenats.html

In the meantime you can read a first hand account of the race by past snowshoe champion Dave Dunham at:
http://ddmountainrunr.blogspot.com/

2 comments:

RICHARD BOLT said...

According to Dave Dunham, here is a list showing the number of participants in all of the previous snowshoe national championships:
2001 (Plattsburgh, NY) - 31
2002 (Traverse City, MI) - 42
2003 (Salt Lake City, UT) - 71
2004 (Squaw Valley, CA) - 87
2005 (Anchorage, AK) - 72
2006 (Bolton Valley, VT) - 174
2007 (Minnesota?) - 132
2008 (Utah?)- 94
2009 (Mt. Hood, OR) - who the heck knows!

RICHARD BOLT said...

Official results are now available at:
http://www.xdogevents.com/Assets/Results/USNATS09.HTM