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RESULTS: Milan Baic and Rebecca Davis blow through the Krazy Klassic

Tue, Jan  12, 2016 - By Mike Muha

3:00 am. Wake up. Check the weather. 40 degrees. Rain

4:00 am. Wake up. Check the weather. 40 degrees. Rain

5:00 am. Wake up. Check the weather. 40 degrees. Heavy rain.

6:00 am. At the park. Snowing. Crevices filling with snow. Temperature below freezing. Time to groom!

By the time racers started to arrive, Adam Haberkorn had tripled-tracked the race course. The wind was blowing hard, so tracks in the open were filled with fresh snow, the space between tracks scoured down to the hard pack. In the woods, the entire trail was covered in new snow. It actually made kick waxing for the NordicSkiRacer.com Krazy Klassic easier since there was fine fresh snow in all the tracks.

Jay Woodbeck, John O'Hearn, and Milan Baic start the Krazy Klassic cross country ski race

Jay Woodbeck, John O'Hearn, and Milan Baic at the start of the Krazy Klassic. Skiers started three-at-a-time every 15 seconds. (Photos by Mark Irish)

Of course, that only mattered if you were diagonal striding or kick-doublepoling. Many of the stronger racers forego kick wax altogether and simply doublepoled the entire course, skiing on the hard pack between tracks in the open, and choosing the faster track in the woods. The course was a shortened version of the 2.4km Frosty Freestyle loop of the previous day. The section near the first hill, were the snow was a bit sparse, was bypassed. At about 2 km and with one less hill, the choice to doublepole was made easier.

Three skiers started every 15 seconds in an interval start. The 8km race was shortened to 6km (three laps) and the 12km event to 10km (five laps) because of the high winds...which turned out not to be as cold as one would have thought.

Cliff Onthank leads Glenn Goodman, and Steve Smigiel Jr into the finish. Rob French (119) heads out for another lap at the Krazy Klassic

Cliff Onthank leads Glenn Goodman, and Steve Smiegel Jr into the finish. Rob French (119) heads out for another lap at the Krazy Klassic.

Milan Baic came charging by me a few laps into the race with no one on his tail. Baic took the 10km victory in 33:27 with a wide margin over 2016 Frosty Freestyle winner John O'Hearn (34:22). There was another gap to third-place finisher Steve Smigiel, Jr's time of 35:03.

Gaps separated the top women as well. Rebecca Davis took first in 40:12, followed by Abby Potts (45:03) and Amy Kostrzewa (52:36).

Abby Potts comes through the finish in 2nd place.

Abby Potts comes through the finish in 2nd place.

In the 6km event, Tay Tantivirun was victor in 26:52, followed by John Rutherford (36:11) and Keenan Cluskey (38:36). Erica Dombro was the top women in 29:15, with Elizabeth Callison (36:50) and Molly Mysliwiec (53:32) taking second and third.

See more photos from the 2016 NordicSkiRacer.com Krazy Klassic cross country ski race.


6 km Classic

Male Open Winners

PlaceOverall PlaceNameCityBib NoAgeTime
1 1 Tay Tantivirun   165 20 26:52
2 3 John Rutherford Gregory MI 158 56 36:11
3 5 Keenan Cluskey Brighton MI 180 57 38:36

Female Open Winners

PlaceOverall PlaceNameCityBib NoAgeTime
1 2 Erica Dombro Ann Arbor MI 118 21 29:15
2 4 Elizabeth Callison Gaylord MI 116 21 36:50
3 7 Molly Mysliwiec Ann Arbor MI 185 39 53:32

Female 16 to 17

PlaceOverall PlaceNameCityBib NoAgeTime
1 9 Elizabeth Weeden Saline MI 124 17 1:06:48

Male 18 to 19

PlaceOverall PlaceNameCityBib NoAgeTime
1 10 Zayn Phillips Saline MI 122 18 1:08:32

Male 20 to 29

PlaceOverall PlaceNameCityBib NoAgeTime
1 6 Michael Phelan Ann Arbor MI 121 21 48:17

Female 30 to 39

PlaceOverall PlaceNameCityBib NoAgeTime
1 12 Abigail Brown Adrian MI 200 36 1:28:27
2 13 Trina Romanowski Hudson MI 142 39 1:28:33

Female 40 to 49

PlaceOverall PlaceNameCityBib NoAgeTime
1 11 Julie Trompeter Adrian MI 123 49 1:21:38

Male 80 and Over

PlaceOverall PlaceNameCityBib NoAgeTime
1 8 Marvin Stevenson Rochester Hills MI 145 81 1:06:28

10 km Classic

Male Open Winners

PlaceOverall PlaceNameCityBib NoAgeTime
1 1 Milan Baic Williamsburg MI 167 56 33:27
2 2 John O'Hearn Traverse City MI 164 35 34:22
3 3 Stephen Smigiel, Jr Rockford MI 156 49 35:03

Female Open Winners

PlaceOverall PlaceNameCityBib NoAgeTime
1 13 Rebecca Davis Homer MI 130 26 40:12
2 23 Abby Potts Ann Arbor MI 168 19 45:03
3 30 Amy Kostrzewa Northville MI 133 55 52:36

Female 14 to 15

PlaceOverall PlaceNameCityBib NoAgeTime
1 54 Katherine Weeden Saline MI 148 14 1:34:39

Male 18 to 19

PlaceOverall PlaceNameCityBib NoAgeTime
1 25 Matt Villalta Minneapolis MN 146 19 46:59

Male 20 to 29

PlaceOverall PlaceNameCityBib NoAgeTime
1 6 Michael Davis Homer MI 129 24 36:13
2 7 Jay Woodbeck Brighton MI 162 24 36:49
3 18 Dave Borton Dowagiac MI 125 29 43:29

Female 20 to 29

PlaceOverall PlaceNameCityBib NoAgeTime
1 50 Kari Neier Ann Arbor MI 173 28 1:18:12

Male 30 to 39

PlaceOverall PlaceNameCityBib NoAgeTime
1 8 Alex Smith Ann Arbor MI 176 31 37:16
2 11 Sean Newmister Pinckney MI 138 30 39:33
3 37 Brad Watkins Brighton MI 183 37 57:09

Female 30 to 39

PlaceOverall PlaceNameCityBib NoAgeTime
1 33 Chloe Garnache Ann Arbor MI 169 31 54:41
2 35 Gray Patton Pittsburgh PA 139 30 55:35

Male 40 to 49

PlaceOverall PlaceNameCityBib NoAgeTime
1 5 Glenn Goodman Bellaire MI 160 49 35:18
2 31 Adam Danes Northville MI 126 48 53:47
3 38 Charles Moore Plymouth MI 135 41 58:11
4 43 Brad Plymale Northville MI 140 47 1:04:33
5 47 Dean Krotchen Livonia MI 186 47 1:12:19
6 52 Tom Pierce Manchester MI 51 46 1:25:34

Female 40 to 49

PlaceOverall PlaceNameCityBib NoAgeTime
1 48 Josephine Weeden Saline MI 147 47 1:15:48
2 51 Gwenn Stevenson Oxford MI 144 49 1:19:49

Male 50 to 59

PlaceOverall PlaceNameCityBib NoAgeTime
1 9 Jon Morgan Milford MI 161 51 38:34
2 12 Allen Sorgenfrei West Bloomfield MI 182 51 40:01
3 14 Doug Heady Ann Arbor MI 131 58 40:19
4 15 Douglas Cornell Corunna MI 150 56 42:02
5 17 Michael Muha Wixom MI 137 58 43:23
6 20 Ken Roth Northville MI 143 55 43:53
7 21 John Britton Zanesfield OH 155 53 43:53
8 22 Anthony Percha Walled Lake MI 152 56 44:23
9 27 Jeffois Moore Northville MI 136 59 48:09
10 29 Mike Temkin Troy MI 181 52 52:13
11 34 Rick Neier Tawas City MI 172 58 55:34
12 36 Rob French Dexter MI 119 53 55:37
13 41 Douglas Ball Linden MI 170 57 1:01:15
14 42 Tom Wernette Holland MI 166 53 1:03:52
15 49 Peter Maise Northville MI 134 56 1:16:04

Male 60 to 69

PlaceOverall PlaceNameCityBib NoAgeTime
1 4 Clifford Onthank Traverse City MI 157 62 35:16
2 10 Ken Dawson Farmington MI 178 65 39:17
3 16 Don Camp Grand Haven MI 127 63 42:48
4 24 Robin Luce Central Lake MI 159 64 45:42
5 28 Dan Nolan Holland MI 171 64 48:23
6 32 Lee Ries Howell MI 151 67 54:04
7 40 Jim Gobeski Plymouth MI 163 67 58:31
8 44 Spencer Ruffman Tecumseh MI 174 64 1:08:14
9 45 Daniel Rimer Farmington MI 184 62 1:09:01

Female 60 to 69

PlaceOverall PlaceNameCityBib NoAgeTime
1 39 Karen Dawson Farmington MI 179 62 58:13
2 46 Carol Poenisch Northville MI 141 61 1:09:08
3 55 Julie Hewlett Tecumseh MI 175 62 1:46:26

Male 70 to 79

PlaceOverall PlaceNameCityBib NoAgeTime
1 19 Steve Smigiel Ada MI 154 70 43:52
2 26 Peter Johnson Whitehall MI 153 70 47:55
3 53 Richard Wells Hamtramck MI 177 70 1:25:34