Competition heats up Frosty Bottom race

sports@adn.comJanuary 4, 2014 

Tim Berntson outlasted a competitive field of fat-tire bikers Saturday to win the 44-mile Frosty Bottom race.

Bernsten made the trip from Kincaid Park to Hillside and back in just more than three hours, clocking a time of 3:00:01. Finishing 26 seconds later in second place was Jason Lamoreaux, who edged third-place Josh Chelf by three seconds.

Nearly 300 bikers, runners and skiers raced either 22 miles or 44 miles in the annual event sponsored by Chain Reaction Cycles, which this year used the event as a benefit for injured cyclist Luke Simpson, who suffered a traumatic brain injury on the Kincaid trails two months ago.

Bikers dominated the race in both numbers and performance. Of the 272 finishers, 217 were bikers. And all of the fastest times came from bikers.

Conditions were nearly ideal -- well-packed trails with good grip and mild temperatures.

Darcy Davis ruled the women's 44-mile bike race in 3:33:11, more than four minutes ahead of Amber Bethe. Wins in the 22-mile bike race went to Amber Stull (1:36:17) and Simon Lynn (1:35:55).

The closest race came in the women's 44-mile ski, which drew only two competitors who finished one second apart. Caroline Van Hemert's time of 6:00:46 gave her the win over Karen Loso. Dash Feirarbend took the men's 44-mile ski title in 4:09.23.

The 22-mile ski titles went to Kimberly Marek (3:14:13), the only woman in the race, and Seth Down (1:47:27).

In the 44-mile run, Shawn McTaggart (7:34:28) topped the women and Laron Thomas (6:10:21) paced the men. Sarah Tjompson (3:27:06) and Daniel Myers (2:59:21) won the 22-mile runs.

Frosty Bottom
Top 5 finishers

22 miles

Women's bike -- 1) Amber Stull 1:36:17; 2) Sheryl Loan 1:40:26; 3) Stacey Kolstad 1:50:01; 4) Dorothy Calkins 1:50:12, 5) Megan Chelf 1:50:45. Men's bike -- 1) Simon Lynn 1:35:55, 2) Patrick Wolfe 1:36:29, 3) Nathan Eastman 1:40:53, 4) Ben Ward 1:41:39; 5) Andy Garrigus 1:42:15.

Women's run -- 1) Sarah Thomas 3:27:06; 2) Polly Wheeler 3:34:43; 3) Kari Konrath 3:52:07; 4) Carole Holley 4:14:55; 5) Kelly McCann 4:14:58. Men's run -- 1) Daniel Myers 2:59:21; 2) Peter Morris 3:03:41; 3) Darren Hull 3:07:03; 4) Stephen Peterson 3:21:33; 5) Mike Brock 3:22:21.

Women's ski -- 1) Kimberly Marek 3:14:13. Men's ski -- 1) Seth Downs 1:47:27; 2) Greg McDuffie 2:11:28; 3) Ryan Hickel 2:13:16; 4) Nathan Lojewski 2:14:42; 5) Steve Bentley 2:16:35.

44 miles

Women's bike -- 1) Darcy Davis 3:33:11; 2) Amber Bethe 3:37:19; 3) Jenna App 3:38:19; 4) Shelly James 3:55:38; 5) Lael Wilcox 3:56:40. Men's bike -- 1) Tim Berntson 3:00:01; 2) Jason Lamoreaux 3:00:27; 3) Josh Chelf 3:00:30; 4) Jens Beck 3:01:40; 5) Will Ross 3:02:14.

Women's run -- 1) Shawn McTaggart 7:34:28; 2) Laura McDonough 7:36:56; 3) Teri Buck 8:09:47; 4) Sarah Duffy 8:14:57. Men's run -- 1) Laron Thomas 6:10:21; 2) Tony Covarrubias 8:02:24; 3) Joseph Nyholm 8:18:19; 4) Brandon Wood 8:31:11; 5) Jeremy Hinshaw 9:55:0.

Women's ski -- 1) Caroline Van Hemert 6:00:46; 2) Karen Loso 6:00:47. Men's ski -- 1) Dash Feierabend 4:09:23; 2) Matias Saari 4:10:18; 3) Cory Smith 4:17:31; 4) Chris Wood 4:34:54; 5) Brian Looney 4:36:41.

Team bike -- 1) Luke Kiskaddon-Danelle Winn 3:23:49; 2) Matt Novakovich-Tiffany Novakovich 3:48:05; 3) Pam Todd-Rich Todd 4:29:48; 4) Christine Bennett-Ed Bennett 5:06:49.



MUSHING
Partow, Wells set pace

Kourosh Partow leads one class and is sitting second in another after the first day of racing the annual Orville and Doris Lake Memorial sprint mushing race at Tozier Track on Saturday.

Partow ruled the opening run in the eight-dog race, covering the eight miles in 26 minutes, 17 seconds for a 24-second lead over Christian Tavou. In the six-dog race, Partow trails leader Kim Wells by 23 seconds going into Sunday's second run.

Only two mushers are entered in the open class. Nathan Sterling drove a 14-dog team to take a three-minute leader over Mari Wood, who drove a 10-dog team.

Mushers are vying for $2,000 in prize money. Competition resumes Sunday beginning at 11 a.m., with open-class teams going off at 2 p.m.

Alaskan Sled Dog & Racing Association
Orville and Doris Lake Memorial
First day results at Tozier Track

3 dogs, 2.3 miles -- 1) Brooke Maruskie 9:24; 2) Amy Engeberg 9:30; 3) Kitty Wellmann 9:53; 4) Annie Grenier 9:54; 5) Helena Wisniewski 11:06; 6) Lois Rackcastle 12:09.

4 dogs, 4 miles -- 1)Kris Rasey 12:00; 2) Jen Sterling 12:11; 3) Mary Picard 13:00; 4) Deb Summers 13:27.

6 dogs, 6 miles -- 1) Kim Wells 19:22; 2) Kourosh Partow 19:45; 3) Pam Schamber 19:49; 4) Evelyn Beeter 21:03; 5) Kevin Greco 21:57; 6) Alea Robinson 21:57; 7) Scott Maruskie 23:40; 8) Susan Selzer 24:09; 9) Katie Wood 24:24; 10) Marek Harvan 27:22.

8 dogs, 8 miles -- 1) Kourosh Partow 26:17; 2) Christian Tavou 26:41; 3) Kris Rasey 26:58; 4) Evelyn Beeter 27:13; 5) Deb Summers 28:18; 6) Jen Sterling 29:18; 7) Dalton Baines 29:32; 8) Jerry Woods 29:41; 9) Mari Wood 29:53; 10) Dan Kaushagen 36:44.

Open, 10 miles -- 1) Nathan Sterling (14 dogs) 54:00; 2) Mari Wood (10 dogs) 57:04.



PREP WRESTLING
South goes 1-1

The South wrestling team split a pair of dual matches Saturday at Chugiak High, defeating Chugiak 59-12 and losing to Wasilla 39-36.

South, which won a Class 4A state title last season, won six matches via pin against Chugiak and earned four pins against Wasilla. Gavin Alvarado earned a pins at the 126-pound division for South in each dual, as did Nick Ottum at 145 pounds.

South 59, Chugiak 12

106 -- Greg Shack, South, p. Dallas Mayhew, Chugiak, 1:49. 113 -- Weston Martin, South, won by forfeit. 120 -- Noah Ottum, South, p. Tyler Frazier, Chugiak, 1:25; 126 -- Gavin Alvarado, South, p. Leif Thurmond, Chugiak, 1:13. 132 -- Ryan Stewman, South, p. Jared Reed, Chugiak, 5:06. 138 -- Kraig Hammond, South, t.f. Dawson Budke, Chugiak, 5:49 (18-2). 145 -- Nick Ottum, South, p. Stafford Matthews-Klingebiel, Chugiak, 1:58. 152 -- Joshua Noe, South, d. Robert Huffer, Chugiak, 8-2. 160 -- Gabe Mcsharry, South, d. Branson Lowe, Chugiak, 7-4. 170 -- Zane Fejes, South, won by forfeit. 182 -- Jesse Nelson, Chugiak, d. Jakob Fejes, South, 13-6. 195 -- Toren Cheely, Chugiak, p. Ryan Bankston, South, 2:33. 220 -- Richard Burroughs, Chugiak, d. Matt Keogh, South, 3-0. 285 -- Elisha Wright, South, won by forfeit.

Wasilla 39, South 36

106 -- Greg Shack, South, won by forfeit. 113 -- Weston Martin, South, p. Berit Sturgeon, Wasilla, 5:04. 120 -- Noah Ottum, South, d. Bryan McKimson, Wasilla, 7-0. 126 -- Gavin Alvarado, South, p. Samuel Wolff, Wasilla, 3:09. 132 -- Rami Pellumbi, South, d. Ryker Steiner, Wasilla, 4-3. 138 -- Kraig Hammond, South, p. Westen Wall, Wasilla, 1:10. 145 -- Nick Ottum, South, p. Wolf Geaney, Wasilla, 1:35. 152 -- Nate McKimson, Wasilla, d. Joshua Noe, South, 8-5. 160 -- Blake Marks, Wasilla, d. Gabe Mcsharry, South, 3-0. 170 -- D.J. Morrow, Wasilla, d. Zane Fejes, South, 7-1. 182 -- Chance Boatman, Wasilla, p. Jakob Fejes, South, 3:04. 195 -- Billy SChugiakltz, Wasilla, p. Ryan Bankston, South, 1:53. 220 -- Quace Wright, Wasilla, p. Elisha Wright, South, 3:22. 285 -- Zech Rockstad, Wasilla, p. Matt Keogh, South, 3:22. 98 -- Bruce Hill, Wasilla, won by forfeit.



BOXING
Field wins main event

Noorvik's Tim Field won the main event at Thursday Night at the Fights at the Egan Center, taking out Ahmeen Gaddy of Washington D.C., by third-round decision.

Field and Gaddy both weighed in at 165 pounds.

Thursday Night at the Fights

Main event -- Tim Field def. Ahmeen Gaddy, third-round decision. Undercard bouts -- Hector Juarez Cielo def. Eugene Bourdon, third-round decision; Mike Forselles def. Cimiun Joseph, third-round decision; Hannah Sisti def. Adriana Sanchez, third-round decision. Ground and Pound -- John Lemalu def. John Roberson, third-round decision; Derek Fields def. Beaver Lagima, first-round tapout; Tommy Casarez def. Jay Cabello, third-round decision.

 

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