2017 race results from Firecracker 50 MTB, Independence Day 10K trail run and Frisco July 4 Fishing Derby
Cutoff jeans and American flag T-shirts aren’t typical bike-racing attire, but then again, the Firecracker 50 isn’t a typical bike race.
Just ask Randy Tuggle and Jon Harman of Glenwood Springs. The pair of friends has competed in the Firecracker four times each, and each time they try to outdo their last outfit with something even wilder. The avid mountain bikers from Glenwood Springs were laughing and joking at the jam-packed start line of the annual 50-mile race, dressed in Fourth of July redneck attire — Harman’s shirt even had a visage of Bill Clinton riding a bald eagle while smoking a cigar — as they listened to tunes from a bike-mounted speaker. The two were waiting for the start of the team division: one lap each, 25 miles, about 4,000 vertical feet.
“The weather, the community, the ride — it’s all well done,” Tuggle said as the wave of bikers in front of him left the start line, surrounded on all sides by thousands of cheering, smiling, waving fans lining Main Street for the parade. “You get a frickin’ parade. ’Merica. ’Merica!”
Firecracker 50 | Breckenridge, July 4
An annual 50-mile mountain bike race on the trails and dirt roads of Breckenridge, held in conjunction with the town of Breckenridge’s Fourth of July parade. A nearly full field of roughly 900 riders came out for the two-lap tour of classic routes like Boreas Pass Road, Side Door, Minnie Mine, French Gulch and Little French Flume, with divisions for men, women, youth, teams and singlespeed.
The following are select finishers for some of the largest and most competitive divisions. For complete results, see MavSports.com.
Pro-open men, overall (27 total)
1. Payson McElveen, Orange Seal — 3:52:33
2. Rotem Ishay, Team Jami Bikes — 3:55:32
3. Taylor Shelden, Toky Joe’s, BRECKENRIDGE — 4:03:01
4. J.J. Clark, ProCycling-EnduroBites — 4:07:33
5. Dana Weber, Stage 21 Cycling — 4:11:37
Pro-open women, overall (7 total)
1. Marlee Dixon, MTBRaceNews.com — 4:51:13
2. Rae Brownsberger, Groove Subaru — 4:56:01
3. Evelyn Dong, Full Cycle Stunt Team — 5:04:03
Expert men, 45-49 division (25 total)
1. Tim Faia — 4:34:48
2. Dustin Holcomb, Positive Outcomes LLC — 4:35:25
3. Mike Sutter, Black Swift-Cycleton — 4:43:55
Singlespeed open, men (15 total)
1. Mark Johnson, Basalt Bike and Ski — 4:33:44
2. Vince Anderson, Cloven Hoofed Sharks — 4:43:19
3. Henry Fischer, Willa’s Wheels — 4:47:21
Sport men, 50+ division (22 total)
1. Philip Regnier, Natural Grocers — 5:29:07
2. Tom Dabrowsky, B.I.T. — 5:55:08
3. Jose Delgado, Old School Industries — 5:57:17
Men duo team relay, overall (138 total)
1. Wells Zarate, Form-PP-Stan’s No Tubes — 4:02:58
2. Peterson Welch, Fully Torqued — 4:06:18
3. Krause Herman, Groove Subaru — 4:06:54
Women duo team relay, overall (27 total)
1. Freeman Schwarck, KickAxis — 5:05:34
2. Fisherkeller McGovern, Flying Unicorns — 5:22:34
3. Gross Vito, Rebecca ‘n Errin — 5:23:43
Coed duo team relay, overall (65 total)
1. Waite Waite, Cody Waite — 4:36:03
2. Howland Martin, Naked Yeti — 4:39:36
3. Berger Wilson, Gates Carbon Drive — 4:38:51
Independence Day 10K | Breckenridge, July 4
An annual 10K trail run, held on trails in and around the town of Breckenridge. As usual, this year’s event drew a full field of 400 runners of all ages, including men, women and youth.
The following are select results. For the complete results, see BreckenridgeRecreation.com.
Top women, overall
1. Brandy Erholtz — 47:07
2. Jaime Falcon, SUMMIT COUNTY — 48:25
3. Ane Johnsen — 49:13
Top men, overall
1. Ben Davis — 43:13
2. Joe Howdyshell, FRISCO — 44:29
3. Joshua Halverson — 45:31
Top women, 17 and younger division (16 total)
1. Beth Donnelly — 53:22
2. Ingrid Halverson — 55:44
3. Haley J Blomquist — 57:01
Top women, 40-49 division (54 total)
1. Kim Eytel, SUMMIT COUNTY — 54:11
2. Erica Ruge — 54:34
3. Helen Cospolich, BRECKENRIDGE — 58:50
Top men, 17 and younger division (16 total)
1. Nicholas Simmons — 47:04
2. Jack Bailey — 53:56
3. Dominykas Remeikis — 54:27
Top men, 40-49 division (41 total)
1. Steven Uecker — 48:12
2. Michael Miller — 51:35
3. Garth Prosser — 52:21
Frisco Fishing Derby | Frisco, July 4
A Fourth of July tradition hosted by the town of Frisco and the Gore Range chapter of Trout Unlimited. This year’s event attracted more than 220 children to the Meadow Creek Pond for two hours of fishing in the fully stocked pond. Colorado Parks and Wildlife stocked the pond for the derby, while Bass Pro Shops, Frisco Bay Marina, Trouts Frisco and Fishpond provided prizes for top fishermen and fisherwomen.
“While we had some seriously shy fish this morning, we had a beautiful bluebird day and patient kids,” Vanessa Agee with the town said.
1. Mac Lukasiewicz, 8 years old of Dillon with a 12-inch trout
2. Noah Nguyen, 12 years old of Allen, Texas, with an 11-inch trout
3. Mason Lukasiewicz, 11 years old of Dillon with a 10.5-inch trout
4. River Tomlinson, 4 years old of Evergreen tied for fourth place with a 10-inch trout
4. Harper Ashburn, 10 years old of Denver tied for fourth place with a 10-inch trout
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