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Baic & Edwards Win Holley Cup

Results, photos, video

Thu, Dec  29, 2005 - By Mike Muha

Cassidy doublepoling on the last lap.  

Milan Baic and Cassidy Edwards won this season's Holly Cup Classic in difficult waxing conditions. Temperatures were just under freezing, with a light dusting of new snow over crusty old frozen snow that turned to sugar snow during grooming and racing.

Skiers tried a number of waxing strategies: Klister, klister with hard wax on top, and no-wax skis. It seemed that the people who used only klister had the best wax to the end. Combinations of silver, violet, universal, and orange (Toko) worked best. Those who waxed over their klister had the best results with red hard wax. Ironing in a base layer of green or blue klister first helped minimize wax wear. No-wax skis worked great on the uphills but were a detriment during the long doublepole and and kick-doublepole segments.

There was good coverage on the trail - only a couple spots had grass showing through on the track.

Milan's didn't have much wax on his ski by the end of the race. He waxed with hard wax over klister, but the abrasive snow took it's toll. Hindsight, Milan said he might have gone with silver klister.  

Outside the track? The snow cover was nearly bullet proof, having gone through many freeze-thaw cycles in the last week.

The race was converted from a mass start to an individual start to keep people from being crowded out of the track and into the hard and slippery snow to the side. Individual racers left in 15 second intervals. Adult skiers did 4 laps around the approximately 2.8 Km loop. All the uphills were stridable - if you had any wax left!

The abrasive conditions quickly eroded wax off many skier's skis. Milan said that he could feel his grip starting to go by the end of the first lap. He had fast skis but had to muscle up the hills with his upper body the last laps. You can even see him slip a bit in the video below.

More 2005 Holly Cup links:

  • Here's 21 photos taken during the latter part of the race
  • Watch a 7.3 MB video (*.wmv - Windows Media Video format) of winners Milan and Cassidy ripping around the course.

Results

Place Dist Last Name First Name City Time Rank
Female 14 To 15 - 6 Km
1 6 Swaffer Rachel Traverse City 0:31:22 11
2 6 Timm Alexandra Bay City 0:31:48 12
3 6 Elise Kaufman Traverse City 0:34:08 13
Female 16 To 18 - 6 Km
1 6 Ciesla Hannah Traverse City 0:23:57 7
2 6 Bradley Sarah Traverse City 0:26:34 8
Female 19 To 30 - 12 Km
1 12 Edwards Cassidy Glen Arbor 0:38:20 4
Female 31 To 40 - 12 Km
1 12 Stevenson Gwen Roscommon 0:57:29 18
Female 41 To 50 - 12 Km
1 12 Baic-Berkshire Ivanka Traverse City 0:44:37 11
Female 51 & Over - 12 Km
1 12 Murray Jean Mt. Pleasant 1:20:48 20
2 12 Timm Cheryl Bay City 1:30:43 21
Male Under 14 - 6 Km
1 6 Williams Ross Traverse City 0:21:37 4
2 6 Edwards Keefer Glen Arbor 0:29:46 10
Billy Koch - 6 Km
1 6 Edwards Keefer Glen Arbor 0:07:28 1
2 6 Goodman Harmon Bellaire 0:17:49 2
3 6 Goodman Gabriel Bellaire 0:22:57 3
Male 14 To 15 - 6 Km
1 6 Baic Brendan Walloon Lake 0:20:30 3
2 6 Brennan Mac East Jordan 0:22:44 5
3 6 Harris Kirk Traverse City 0:22:56 6
Male 16 To 18 - 6 Km
1 6 Ward William Traverse City 0:18:58 1
2 6 Endicott Kyle Traverse City 0:19:16 2
3 6 Carps Bryan Traverse City 0:27:15 9
Male 19 To 30 - 12 Km
1 12 Moore Andrew Cambridge 0:44:42 12
Male 31 To 40 - 12 Km
1 12 Byar Christian Spring Lake 0:34:17 2
2 12 Robinson Ryan West Bloomfield 0:39:08 6
3 12 Todd Dell Grand Rapids 0:40:40 7
4 12 Goodman Glenn Bellaire 0:45:55 14
Male 41 To 50 - 12 Km
1 12 Baic Milan Williamsburg 0:32:34 1
2 12 Weingartz Chris Petoskey 0:37:59 3
3 12 Moore Jeff Northville 0:50:55 17
Male 51 & Over - 12 Km
1 12 Camp Don Grand Haven 0:38:27 5
2 12 Kaltz Bill Pinckney 0:42:16 8
3 12 Johnson Peter Whitehall 0:43:58 9
4 12 Keenan Mike Marquette 0:44:09 10
5 12 Wright Hap Boyne City 0:45:37 13
6 12 Timm Larry Bay City 0:46:37 15
7 12 Gambert George Bellaire 0:50:43 16
8 12 Stevenson Marvin Rochester Hills 1:11:13 19