S’thorne Storm claims 7 state titles at state youth gymnastics meet in Arvada on July 23
Qualify for the Leadville 100 MTB
From July 29-31, the Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Stage Race returns for the second year with the opportunity for riders to experience the famous course over three days in a stage race format.
New this year, participants also can form a team of two to three people, allowing each person to race one to two legs of the race.
The Leadville Stage Race again serves as a Leadville 100 MTB qualifier, with 50 spots available to top finishers for the 100-milers on Aug. 13.
The Leadville Stage Race consists of three routes (42 miles, 16 miles and 42 miles) on the Leadville 100 MTB course. The majority of the race is on forest trails, with occasional mountain roads and elevations ranging from 9,200 feet to 12,424 feet. After each stage athletes can enjoy a post race party with food, drink and live music.
Cost is $425 for solo riders, $480 for tandems and $675 for trios. Registration is available until July 29 through http://www.leadvilleraceseries.com.
Discounted Vuelta a Dillon entry
Riders, mark your calendars for the fifth annual Prestige Imports Vuelta a Dillon fondo-style road event on Aug. 13, with 20, 60 and 90-mile rides across Summit County. All distances are $75 per rider.
Registration is open now at http://www.vueltafondo.com. Use promo code “DILLON” until Aug. 1 for a $15 discount. Rider registration includes a t-shirt, pint glass, water bottle, swag bag, brunch buffet, two free post-race beverages and awards for top three finishers in all categories.
This fondo event is great for riders of all levels, with three timed rides on Montezuma Road, Ute Pass and a loop around Green Mountain Reservoir.
After the event, Widespread Panic Tribute band, Thin Air, plays a free matinee concert at the amphitheater from noon to 3 p.m., with special prices on all Anheuser-Busch products. Reggae legend Pato Banton plays the venue at 6:30 p.m.
State Youth Gymnastics meet — Silverthorne Storm Gymnastics, July 23
The final and most prestigious youth gymnastics meet of the season, held at Arvada West High School on Saturday, July 23. The event drew more than 1,000 youth gymnasts from across the state, including roughly 20 from the Silverthorne Storm team. A recap from head coach Ben Way:
“We had some ups and downs throughout the meet, which is normal in a pressure situation like state. We ended up with nine first-place finishes, and over two-thirds of our girls made the podium at least once. Many of those girls earned multiple medals.
“Our Optionals team (the highest level) competed July 23, with 9 of the 10 girls hitting the podium. Lily Hess won all around and balance beam as an Optional 2. She was clean and consistent throughout the meet, which is what it takes at state. Mackenna Simson gets the comeback kid award: she missed her release move in warm-ups and hit her chin pretty hard on the low bar. She nailed it during competition and competed strong throughout the meet. She ended up placing fifth on bars and just missed the podium with fourth on floor and AA.
“Saturday morning saw our Compulsory 3 girls had a bit of an off meet. All but one missed on the bars.They came back strong on floor, however, with 8 of the 10 girls scoring in the nines. Six of them placed in the top six, and Morgan Fields and Arie Garcia both ended as floor exercise state champions. Kaia Garcia had a good meet as well, placing in three events and taking third in AA.
“The Compulsory 4s rocked their meet in the afternoon. We made more kips and connected more routines than ever on bars. Then, on floor, they put on another strong display, with most everyone scoring in the nines again.
“Seirra Durloo led the charge, competing with confidence, precision and poise. She placed in the top four in three events and ended up first overall on beam and AA in a very tough Super 4 division. Ella Snyder and Naya Rostad both had second-place finishes in AA. We had two champions on floor in Naya Rostad and Piper Salazar. Sienna Sussman had a very clean and solid beam routine to become state champion there.
“Peyton Daly also gets the comeback award: she had a hard fall early in the week and wasn’t sure if her knee would be ready. She competed well and placed in four of five events, including a second-place in floor. Every girl on the C-4 team made the podium, again, for the second week in a row.”
Horseshoe Gulch — Summit Trail Running Series No. 4, July 20
The fourth race of the summer-long Summit Trail Running series, held on a 6K short course and 14K long course in the Horseshoe Gulch area southeast of Breckenridge. More than 180 youth and adult runners came out for a fast (and wet, and lightning-filled) race on Horseshoe Gulch, Colorado, Blair Witch and Hay trails.
For complete results, see the trail series page at http://www.townofbreckenridge.com.
— Men’s short course, overall
1. Noah Trautner, 13-17 division — 28:36
2. Mason Norma, 13-17 division — 28:50
3. Colin Szuch, 13-17 division — 29:03
— Women’s short course, overall
1. Alayna Szuch, 10-12 division — 31:50
2. Hope Stark, 10-12 division — 33:12
3. McKenna Ramsay, 18-29 division — 33:47
— Men’s long course, overall
1. Tanner Norman, 13-17 division — 58:45
2. Dom Carrese, 18-29 division — 1:00:26
3. Andy Thomas, 18-29 division — 1:02:35
— Women’s long course, overall
1. Kelly Ahern, 30-39 division — 1:11:23
2. Whitney Henceroth, 18-29 division — 1:16:29
3. Nikki LaRochelle, 30-39 division — 1:17:31
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