Braving the elements at Copper Chase |

Braving the elements at Copper Chase

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Summit Daily/Brad Odekirk Silverthorne brother and sister duo Lea and Jude Taylor pick themselves up out of mud box after having had to roll through 30-feet of mud while hugging each other at Copper Chase on Saturday. The Taylors finished third in the Family Division.

COPPER MOUNTAIN – As competitors were slurping down meal worms or swimming through a frigid lake at Copper Chase Saturday and Sunday, the money at the end of the torture was always in mind.In either a family or friends division, two-person teams went through a series of tests in the adventure race of a different sort hoping to grab some of the $6,500 prize money. When it was all ridden and eaten, Team Potts won the family division while Team Manestur won in the friends category. Both teams took home $2,000.Copper Chase events included a paintball competition (target shooting and a battle in the woods), a climbing wall, an obstacle course that resembled a ropes course mixed with a military training ground, an adventure race and a scavenger hunt. The adventure race was the most demanding of the events. Copper Chasers ate bugs, drank salsa (ingredients included Tobasco sauce and ketchup), rolled through a mud pit, swam through a 50-degree pond and raced mountain bikes down from the top of the American Eagle lift, to name a few elements.

Copper ChaseCopper MountainSaturday and SundayFamily Division

1. Team Potts2. Team KSMT/A Racer’s Edge3. Team Taylor4. Team Boulder

Friends Division 1. Team Masteur2. Team First Blood3. Team Blue Moose/Salsa Mountain4. Tazmanian Devils

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