Chestnut Valley Freestyle - Results
Saturday, January 4, 2003 - By Mike Muha
Because of some brown spots on the steep downhills to the
bottom of Nubs Nob, the race course was modified to be multiple 3K laps over the Chestnut
Valley Golf Course. Rock hard at the beginning, the course softened up nicely over the course
of the race. Grooming equipment from XC Ski
Groomers in Harbor Springs was used to prepare the course.
Juniors Girls Kick Butt
The top Junior Girls were Julie & Anna Coutler, and Laura
Meeker - beating the times of other 7Km racers! (Go girls GO!). Max Rimer, David Ogden, and
Miles Kaufman were the top Junior Boys.
Five Men Lead Race
A lead pack of five (in order of finish: Milan Baic, Tim Triebold,
Steve Kuhl, John Goble, and Andrew Triebold) had a large gap over the rest of the racers
during the entire race in the men's division. Milan fell two thirds of the way through when
his pole was deflected by another skier's pole just as he was putting all his weight on it. He
quickly recovered to go on and win the race.
Milan and Tim
sprint for the finish
Wendy Anderson once again crushed all comers in the women's