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Baic and Dawson Win Holley Cup

Michigan Cup Racing

Sun, Dec  26, 2004 - By Mike Muha

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Milan Biac (Traverse Nordic Ski Club) and Natalie Dawson (Team NordicSkiRacer.com) were crowned champions of the 10K men's and 5K women's Holley Cup classic race at Otsego Ski Club in Gaylord, Michigan today. The Holley Cup is the first points-race of the season for the Michigan Cup Series.

Milan's time of 29:42 easily beat 2nd place finisher Denny Paull's time of 31:50. Christopher Miller came in just behind Denny with a time of 31:53.

Natalie Dawson finished first with a time 19:56, beating out Caterine Gullridge and Ivanka Baic-Berkshire's times of 21:44 and 22:24.

Two women chose to do the longer men's race. Cassidy Edwards finished 7th overall in the 10 km in 33:25 and Julia Coulter was not far behind in 10th place with a time of 34:36.

The race was held over a 2.5 km trail with a nice distribution of hills and flat. The men did 4 laps, the women two. The trail was well groomed with double tracks, although the snow was a little soft. A short section re-routed because of a last minute pond flooding was somewhat softer. Racers were warned not to get too close to the inside of corners because of the deep, soft snow just off track.

Temperatures were on the cool side, probably around 9 degrees F at start time and warming slightly during the race. There was little wind. A light snow fell in the hour leading up to the start but stopped once the race was underway.

Kick waxing was unexpectedly difficult for a few skiers. Although the temperatures suggested a "greenish" wax, the high humidity in the snow and air required a warmer, "bluish" wax. Many skiers had to resort to herringboning one of the hills because they missed the wax. 

The course was not too technically difficult and is an excellent course for novice racers. Race Director Nick Baic said he'd like to have the same course next year. The multi-lap format was welcomed by many because they could experiment with different techniques on different laps to see if they made any difference. Others thought it was a little monotonous.

The awards ceremony was held during lunch for the racers.

 

5 km Classic Race

CLASS

Class Place

Overall Rank

Bib

Last Name

First Name

City

Time

 Female 14 To 15

1

17

18

Timm

Alexandra

Bay City

0:34:00

 Female 16 To 18

1

5

1

Gulledge

Catarina

Roscommon

0:21:44

 Female 19 To 30

1

4

50

Dawson

Natalie

Farmington Hills

0:19:56

 Female 19 To 30

2

13

29

Moore

Lindsay

Harbor Springs

0:27:56

 Female 31 To 40

1

9

16

Brian

Susan

Benzonia

0:23:15

 Female 41 To 50

1

8

42

Baic-Berkshire

Ivanka

Traverse City

0:22:24

 Female 41 To 50

2

10

27

Baic

Carrie

Williamsburg

0:23:47

 Female 41 To 50

3

11

55

Cavaletto

Joann

Ann Arbor

0:25:12

 Female 41 To 50

4

19

44

Barnard

Laura

McTamora

0:44:57

 Female 51 & Over

1

12

12

Mendyk

Connie

Harbor Springs

0:27:13

 Female 51 & Over

2

14

48

Murray

Jean

Mt. Pleasant

0:30:07

 Female 51 & Over

3

15

4

Dorian

Gretchen

Brutus

0:32:03

 Female 51 & Over

4

18

19

Timm

Cheryl

Bay City

0:37:04

 Male Under 14

1

1

57

Edwards

Keefer

Glen Arbor

0:13:30

 Male Under 14

2

2

52

LaPrad

Zach

Ludington

0:13:40

Male 14 To 15

1

1

33

Smith

Jesse

Traverse City

0:17:52

Male 14 To 15

2

6

51

Baic

Brendan

Walloon Lake

0:22:12

Male 14 To 15

3

16

43

Barnard

Andrew

Metamora

0:32:24

Male 16 To 18

1

2

34

Endicott

Kyle

Traverse City

0:18:45

Male 16 To 18

2

3

35

Boehmak

Florian

Traverse City

0:19:40

Male 16 To 18

3

7

36

Kaufmann

Miles

Traverse City

0:22:13

10 km Classic Race

CLASS

Class Place

Overall Rank

Bib

Last Name

First Name

City

Time

Male 19 To 30

1

3

6

Miller

Christopher

Gaylord

0:31:53

Male 19 To 30

2

4

39

Hall

John

Traverse City

0:32:59

Male 19 To 30

3

7

37

Edwards

Cassidy

Glen Arbor

0:33:25

Male 19 To 30

4

10

38

Coulter

Julia

Traverse City

0:34:36

Male 19 To 30

5

33

14

Prentice

Caitlin

Traverse City

0:47:16

Male 19 To 30

6

34

15

Estes

Meryl

Traverse City

0:47:17

Male 31 To 40

1

2

46

Paull

Denny

Cheboygan

0:31:50

Male 31 To 40

2

6

58

Byar

Christian

Spring Lake

0:33:18

Male 31 To 40

3

8

23

Smigiel Jr.

Steve

Cedar Springs

0:34:13

Male 31 To 40

4

13

59

Harwood

Jim

Grayling

0:34:53

Male 31 To 40

5

14

54

Fanslow

David

Ann Arbor

0:35:50

Male 31 To 40

6

15

3

Seaman

Michael

Mount Pleasant

0:36:11

Male 31 To 40

7

17

17

Brian

Tom

Benzonia

0:38:19

Male 31 To 40

8

25

32

Motowski

Dan

Milford

0:43:29

Male 41 To 50

1

1

26

Baic

Milan

Williamsburg

0:29:42

Male 41 To 50

2

5

45

Muha

Mike

Wixom

0:33:14

Male 41 To 50

3

11

28

Dufour

Yvon

Brighton

0:34:39

Male 41 To 50

4

12

5

Weingartz

Chris

Petoskey

0:34:50

Male 41 To 50

5

16

53

LaPrad

Jeff

Ludington

0:37:02

Male 41 To 50

6

20

9

Madorski

Mark

Leonard

0:40:20

Male 41 To 50

7

21

11

Kurz

Mark

Indian River

0:40:49

Male 41 To 50

8

26

2

Lewkowitz

Craig

Williamsburg

0:43:42

Male 41 To 50

9

27

8

Eifler

Bob

Traverse City

0:43:54

Male 41 To 50

10

28

47

Love

John

St. Johns

0:44:07

Male 41 To 50

11

29

30

Moore

Joel

Harbor Springs

0:45:34

Male 41 To 50

12

30

41

Burgess

Steve

Howell

0:46:00

Male 41 To 50

13

35

56

Neier

Rick

Tawas City

0:47:39

Male 41 To 50

14

38

31

Matthews

Paul

Harbor Springs

1:05:08

Male 51 & Over

1

9

49

Dawson

Ken

Farmington Hills

0:34:34

Male 51 & Over

2

18

13

Mendyk

Marvin

Harbor Springs

0:38:28

Male 51 & Over

3

19

40

Kostrzewa

John

Traverse City

0:39:19

Male 51 & Over

4

22

21

Vande Kopple

Bob

Pellston

0:40:53

Male 51 & Over

5

23

24

Johnson

Peter

Whitehall

0:42:16

Male 51 & Over

6

24

20

Timm

Larry

Bay City

0:42:47

Male 51 & Over

7

31

25

Johnson

Max

Brutus

0:46:07

Male 51 & Over

8

32

22

Gambert

George

Bellaire

0:46:58

Male 51 & Over

9

36

10

Sturtevant

John

Salida

0:52:22

Male 51 & Over

10

37

7

Matson

William

Saginaw

0:52:23