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Maclean and Gebhart win Nubs Nob Freestyle

Michigan Cup and GLD

Sat, Jan  5, 2008 - By Mike Muha

David Maclean and Daniela Gebhart won the Nubs Nob 12km Freestyle today under excellent trail conditions. Mcclean's time of 30:50 was 18 seconds faster than second place finisher Milan Baic. Junior Mac Brennan finished a strong third in 31:51.

In the women's race, Gebhart finished in 39:26, besting second place finisher Tracy Hardin's time of 40:08. Taking third was Gussie Peterson in 40:59.

Ross Williams and Julia Otwell topped the juniors in the 6km event. Ross (17:16) beat out Greg Brown (18:55) and Llyod Anderson (19:02) for first in the 5km race.

Otwell's 20:28 was best among junior girls. Ciesla Hannah finished second in 20:44, with Emily Westerman in third in 21:13.

Nubs Nob 9km Freestyle cross country ski race

Temperatures warmed into the 30's during the race under cloudy skies. The start of the race took place between the Nubs Nob ski lodge and the Yellow Chairlift in the alpine area, with many downhillers skied over to watch the start and finish. The course ran close to the alpine slopes in a couple of areas, increasing the number of spectators.

The narrow, slightly downhill start area and number of racers caused race Director Nick Baic to rule that racers had to doublepole the first section of the course (about 150 yards) until the course rounded a pond and widened.

The racers than entered a two-way section of trail that climbed, descended, climbed, and descended again until reaching a loop at the end of the trail. Making a sharp left, racers climbed a steep V1 section that took the better racers 50-60 seconds to climb. The trail than dropped and curved around back to the two-way section of trail to return toward the ski lodge.

Just before reaching the lodge, the course veered down a hill onto Nub Nobs' night loop before heading back toward the lodge. At the end of the night loop - and at the top of a short, steep, nasty V1 climb, the 5km racers heading up a gradual climb to the finish. The 9km skiers head to the right and skied the entire course a second time.

Nubs Nob Freestyle cross country ski race

Several skiers were worried that the saftey of the two-way section trail since skiers ascending and descending around corners on opposite sides of the trail could potentially cause collisions. Baic groomed a classic track down the middle of the trail and gave strict instructions for racers to "stay left". Fortunately, Nub Nob's wide trail system provide enough room for opposing skiers to get by. Everyone successfully negotiated the two-way section without incident. There was some congestion on the uphills as faster climbers had a difficult time passing slower skiers without impeding descending skiers.

 

PLACE BIB LAST NAME FIRST NAME CITY Dist TIME RANK
J2 Female 14-15 (6km)
1 29 Frick Maria Williamsburg 6 0:21:15 9
2 55 Perkins Katie Traverse City 6 0:23:29 13
3 68 Egbert Megan Traverse City 6 0:23:45 14
4 16 Brennan Brady East Jordan 6 0:24:50 18
5 88 Schilkey Emma Traverse City 6 0:26:24 20
6 21 Padden Alyssa Traverse City 6 0:32:12 26
J3 Female 13 & Under (6km)
1 112 Anderson Jessie Novelty 6 0:22:36 11
J1 Female 16-17 (6km)
1 71 Otwell Julia Traverse City 6 0:20:28 5
2 76 Westerman Emily Traverse City 6 0:21:13 8
3 65 Keenan Kayla Traverse City 6 0:24:35 17
4 22 Ostema Alison Traverse City 6 0:26:45 21
5 54 Hertler Katie Traverse City 6 0:27:22 22
6 58 Kaufmann Elise Traverse City 6 0:30:32 25
OJ Female 18-1 (6km)
1 100 Ciesla Hannah Traverse City 6 0:20:44 7
2 78 Tiffany Bridget Traverse City 6 0:22:23 10
Female 20-51
1 117 Gebhart Daniela Richards Lodge 12 0:39:26 44
2 4 Hardin Tracy Cheboygan 12 0:40:08 48
3 11 Vigland Susan Traverse City 12 0:41:23 55
4 114 Anderson Wendy Novelty 12 0:42:18 60
5 66 Todd Amy Grand Rapids 12 0:45:52 72
6 92 Thompson Ellen Lewiston 12 0:48:10 77
7 53 Upton Fran Roscommon 12 0:49:09 83
8 95 Seager Christine Grayling 12 0:50:58 89
9 42 Joslin Susan Troy 12 1:03:08 101
Female 52 & Over
1 57 Peterson Gussie Midland 12 0:40:59 53
2 50 Van Dam Jean Boyne City 12 0:42:34 61
3 110 Lund Lorraine Midland 12 0:49:17 84
4 8 Dawson Karen Farmington Hills 12 0:49:23 86
5 111 Mendyk Connie Harbor Springs 12 0:56:14 94
6 107 McGraw Harriet Petoskey 12 1:01:51 100
7 131 Allen Linda Grosse Point 12 1:08:11 105
8 101 Timm Cheryl Bay City 12 1:08:47 106
9 39 Caldwell Beth Ann Arbor 12 1:16:14 107
10 31 Hewlett Julie Tecumseh 12 1:53:10 108
J2 Male 14-15 (5km)
1 27 Williams Ross Williamsburg 6 0:17:16 1
2 19 Brown Greg Traverse City 6 0:18:55 2
3 113 Anderson Lloyd Novelty 6 0:19:02 3
4 115 Anderson Lyle Novelty 6 0:19:03 4
5 24 Heimburger Matt Traverse City 6 0:20:35 6
6 20 Trubac Spencer Traverse City 6 0:22:54 12
7 59 Hawke Alex Traverse City 6 0:23:59 15
8 25 Roach Shawn Traverse City 6 0:24:27 16
9 83 Jacobson Karl Traverse City 6 0:25:26 19
10 136 Roberts Travis Lake City 6 0:28:21 23
11 43 Hammersley Philip Oakley 6 0:28:42 24
12 81 Icard Joel Traverse City 6 0:32:31 27
J3 Male 13 & Under (5km)
1 14 Ruffner Garrett Tecumseh 6 0:54:20 28
J1 Male 16-17
1 17 Brennan Mac East Jordan 12 0:31:51 3
2 28 Innis Raymond Traverse City 12 0:37:29 35
3 93 Schilkey Garrett Traverse City 12 0:38:41 41
4 96 Lance Alex Traverse City 12 0:39:35 45
5 62 Alanson Mark Traverse City 12 0:41:40 56
6 23 Padden James Traverse City 12 0:43:39 63
7 60 Jacobson Alan Traverse City 12 0:44:22 69
8 32 Temkin Daniel Troy 12 0:45:34 71
9 52 Harris Ryan Grayling 12 0:48:11 78
10 106 Merten Chris Traverse City 12 0:53:42 91
11 26 LaBonte Scott Traverse City 12 0:53:43 92
12 98 Karbowski Reece Traverse City 12 0:59:29 97
OJ Male 18-19
1 90 Ward William Traverse City 12 0:34:11 13
Male 20 To 41
1 70 Triebold Andrew Spring Arbor 12 0:32:35 5
2 133 Pritchard Hugh Brighton 12 0:32:45 6
3 12 Vigland Todd Traverse City 12 0:32:50 7
4 80 Smigiel Stephen Cedar Springs 12 0:33:01 8
5 69 Menet Luke Augusta 12 0:34:05 11
6 2 Goodman Glenn Bellaire 12 0:34:15 14
7 105 Smith Robert Roscommon 12 0:34:20 16
8 119 Foltz Jon Boyne City 12 0:34:36 18
9 126 Durbin Dave Traverse City 12 0:36:32 28
10 99 Deegan Jack Harbor Springs 12 0:37:26 33
11 125 Maltby Chris Mt. Pleasant 12 0:40:19 50
12 67 Todd Dell Grand Rapids 12 0:40:49 52
13 116 Dawe Garrett Gaylord 12 0:41:16 54
14 103 André Justin Grayling 12 0:42:07 59
15 34 LeVasseur Matt Midland 12 0:44:09 67
16 10 McArdle Tom Midland 12 0:44:21 68
Male 42 To 48
1 74 Maclean David Ludington 12 0:30:50 1
2 109 Baic Milan Williamsburg 12 0:31:08 2
3 73 Paull Denny Cheboygan 12 0:33:55 10
4 13 Kanaby Larry Bad Axe 12 0:35:19 20
5 124 Seaman Michael Mt. Pleasant 12 0:35:45 25
6 121 Rockwood Andy Traverse City 12 0:36:29 27
7 127 Doull James Petoskey 12 0:37:35 36
8 45 Cornell Doug Corunna 12 0:38:12 37
9 44 Green Jamie Gaylord 12 0:38:13 38
10 1 Knight Kip Elk Rapids 12 0:38:35 40
11 104 Endicott Doug Traverse City 12 0:40:03 47
12 37 Karlsen Stephen Saginaw 12 0:42:01 57
13 33 Temkin Mike Troy 12 0:44:08 66
14 123 Cook Tim Freeland 12 0:46:03 73
15 82 Triebold Robert South Bend 12 0:46:57 74
Male 49 To 53
1 6 Gravlin John Linwood 12 0:33:53 9
2 77 Bladel Randal Granger 12 0:34:19 15
3 61 Worsnop Gregory Paw Paw 12 0:34:30 17
4 75 Putalik Greg Harbor Springs 12 0:34:54 19
5 48 Pryar Jr. Jim Saginaw 12 0:35:35 22
6 94 Seager Steve Grayling 12 0:35:40 24
7 46 Muha Mike Wixom 12 0:35:49 26
8 128 Weingartz Chris Petoskey 12 0:36:47 29
9 118 Berndt Detlef Poriyo 12 0:40:11 49
10 36 Rynalski Frank Bay City 12 0:40:34 51
11 84 Baron Tom Vermilion 12 0:43:04 62
12 35 Thielfoldt Devan Troy 12 0:47:38 76
13 137 Melling Hugh Harbor Springs 12 0:48:12 79
14 134 Worrel Greg Detroit 12 0:54:07 93
15 41 Gillespie Sam Shelby Twp 12 0:58:19 95
16 108 McGraw Vaughn Petoskey 12 0:58:38 96
17 120 Liemos Stephen Grosse Pointe Woods 12 1:00:50 99
Male 54 To 57
1 18 Onthank Clifford Traverse City 12 0:32:12 4
2 7 Dawson Ken Farmington Hills 12 0:34:10 12
3 91 Polzin Denny Williamsburg 12 0:35:37 23
4 85 Kostrzewa John Traverse City 12 0:36:56 31
5 3 Luce Robin Central Lake 12 0:37:01 32
6 97 Brundage Bill Traverse City 12 0:37:27 34
7 51 Van Dam Steve Boyne City 12 0:39:04 42
8 72 Triebold Tim Spring Arbor 12 0:39:24 43
9 30 Ruffner Spencer Tecumsah 12 0:48:30 80
10 64 Nolan Dan Holland 12 0:48:51 81
11 9 Vande Kopple Bob Pellston 12 0:50:36 88
12 122 Kraai Rick Holland 12 1:00:13 98
13 40 Mergentime Larry Ortonville 12 1:07:23 103
14 63 Abbe Mark Saginaw 12 1:08:10 104
Male 58 & Over
1 56 Peterson Curt Midland 12 0:35:25 21
2 47 Kaltz William Pinckney 12 0:36:52 30
3 5 Jones Cris Roscommon 12 0:38:23 39
4 79 Smigiel Steve Sr Ada 12 0:39:50 46
5 89 Payne Mark Interlochen 12 0:42:05 58
6 86 Johnson Peter Whitehall 12 0:43:58 64
7 132 Haefner Bill Clarkston 12 0:43:59 65
8 102 Timm Larry Bay City 12 0:44:39 70
9 130 Nizio Frank Grosse Point 12 0:47:26 75
10 129 Boal Ellis Charlevoix 12 0:49:06 82
11 87 Meyer Jim Onaway 12 0:49:23 85
12 49 Johnson John Midland 12 0:50:00 87
13 15 Irish David Harbor Springs 12 0:53:05 90
14 135 Wells Richard Hamtrakick 12 1:05:19 102
15 38 Caldwell John Ann Arbor 12