Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Gold Rush

Rick Reynolds skiing strong

Chris McGovern, Sufferin'

Royal Gorge and Auburn Ski Club hosted this years Gold Rush under sunny
skis on Sunday and conditions were as good as ever. A fast and hard piste
meant sub 2 hour times for the mens podium, but once again the "Hurt
Locker" door was open and those who ventured thru it finished looking like
death warmed over.
Matt Gelso continued with his NCAA dominance by taking the gold after a
high speed crash on the second of 3 laps. Andrew Johnson representing
Steinbock Racing took the silver with Marshall Greene captured the bronze.
Team Rossignol members Jon Engen and Rick Reynolds (Truckee XC) were 9th
and 15th and 1st & 2nd in the 50+ age group. Chris McGovern of Truckee XC
was 23 and 1st in his age.
The womens Gold Rush was won by Maria Grafnings with Beth Reid and Laura
McCabe taking 2nd & 3rd.
In the womens 30k Silver Rush, Julie Young of Team Rossignol was 4th and
2nd in her age. Truckee XC women Susan Reynolds and Laura Stern were 7th &
8th, both winning their age groups.
In the womens Bronze Rush Debbie Hakansson was second and 1st in her age.
Another great day for Truckee XC with each athlete on the podium, either
1st or 2nd in their age group!
Many thanks to Roger Chaney who once again was invaluable with his
pre-race support and feeding.
For complete results go to:

Thanks to Mark Nadell at Macbeth Graphics for the pics. Check his site out, I bet there is a pic of you there if you raced.

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