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Skiers David Norris, Rosie Frankowski lead the way up Alyeska in a long, steep nordic hillclimb

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: April 18
  • Published April 17

David Norris and Rosie Frankowski went uphill fast Saturday at Alyeska Ski Resort.

The elite-level skiers showed off their climbing skills while taking decisive wins in a 2,000-foot hillclimb, the third and final stage of the Tour de Skimeister cross-country ski series.

Norris made the trip to the top of the tram in 24 minutes, 23.25 seconds. He took a 20-second victory over runner-up Scott Patterson (24:43.60).

A field of 66 adults and 19 juniors took advantage of a sunny day and terrific spring ski conditions for the long, steep climb. Some, like third-place Gus Schumacher, beat the heat by skiing shirtless and in shorts.

Wearing shorts and no shirt, Gus Schumacher generates his own heat Saturday while skiing to the top of the Alyeska tram, a 2,000-foot climb. Photo by Greta Anderson

Juniors went halfway up the slope, with Kieran Kaufman setting the pace for the boys (9:39.60) and Maya Tirpack leading the girls (12:17.38).

Frankowski made the trip in 27:43.70 to finish an impressive sixth overall in a field of 66, finishing ahead of a handful of men who are World Cup and NCAA skiers. She was nearly 90 seconds faster than women’s runner-up Anna Darnell (29:13.02).

Patterson and Darnell were winners too — they claimed $300 apiece for capturing the Skimeister titles, which were awarded to the skiers with the fastest combined times in three races. Last week, a classic race and freestyle race were held at Kincaid Park.

Sanctioned by the International Ski Federation (FIS), the series attracted a number of skiers who competed in this winter’s World Championships, World U23 Championships, World Junior Championships and NCAA Championships.

Men

1) David NORRIS 24:23.25

2) Scott PATTERSON 24:43.60

3) Gus SCHUMACHER 25:44.24

4) Sigurd ROENNING 26:59.39

5) Garrett BUTTS 27:38.52

6) Alexander MAURER 28:11.18

7) Kai MEYERS 28:26.96

8) Matt NOVAKOVICH 28:51.26

9) Derek DEULING 28:59.97

10) Michael EARNHART 29:11.36

11) JC SCHOONMAKER 29:23.74

12) Chip SCHOFF 29:45.47

13) Ari ENDESTAD 30:02.94

14) Magnus NOROEY 30:38.28

15) Espen PERSEN 30:46.94

16) Forrest MAHLEN 31:00.56

17) Joel POWER 31:17.46

18) Elias SOULE 31:36.57

19) Cole FLOWERS 31:46.18

20) Austin HUNECK 31:52.22

21) Blake HANLEY 31:55.88

22) Karl DANIELSON 32:07.98

23) Lukash PLATIL 32:12.39

24) Aaron POWER 32:28.21

25) Ethan HOWE 32:38.22

26) Ethan ESKI 33:09.45

27) Hatcher MENKENS 33:13.80

28) Porter BLEI 33:58.80

29) Jacob JOHNSON 33:59.33

30) Nathan REHBERG 34:33.91

31) Murphy KIMBALL 34:43.19

32) Owen YOUNG 35:14.99

33) Gary SNYDER 35:29.26

34) Liam CHISHOLM 35:36.97

35) Nolan MILLER 36:14.75

36) Connor SCHER 36:25.82

37) Mackie DERRICK 36:36.99

38) Paul HLASNY 37:21.02

39) Noah REHBERG 38:31.06

40) Miles NUMME-WORRELL 39:25.44

41) Todd JACKSON 41:54.33

42) Ryan MAVES 42:56.29

43) Jaxson LEE 44:12.56

44) Chester GILMORE 47:24.77

45) Dante PETR 49:13.79

Women

1) Rosie FRANKOWSKI 27:43.70

2) Anna DARNELL 29:13.02

3) Astrid STAV 30:16.22

4) Tuva BYGRAVE 32:04.21

5) Marley IRELAND 34:07.77

6) Emily ERICKSON 35:16.78

7) Katey HOUSER 35:36.57

8) Olivia SODERSTROM 35:41.60

9) Karly COYNE 36:00.29

10) Meredith SCHWARTZ 37:45.07

11) Kiley DENNIS 37:49.61

12) Tamra KORNFIELD 38:44.96

13) Kelsey JOHANNES 40:05.93

14) Rya BERRIGAN 41:15.10

15) Amaeli KAM-MAGRUDER 42:01.57

16) Karina PACKER 42:10.81

17) Rosie WHITTINGTON-EVANS 42:31.37

18) Sophie MAYERS 43:07.69

19) Lily PANNKUK 43:25.64

20) Aila BERRIGAN 46:07.82

21) Claire RHYNEER 48:08.28

Junior boys

1) Kieran KAUFMAN 9:39.60

2) Noa KAM-MAGRUDER 10:09.50

3) Vebjorn FLAGSTAD 10:34.27

4) Liam DUDLEY 10:54.89

5) Elias OSWALD 10:59.69

6) Hatcher SMITH 11:20.92

7) John LOHUIS 11:56.41

8) Finn DUDLEY 12:14.54

9) Kevin DOWNS 12:15.85

10) Liam CLEARY 12:19.79

11) Gabe BLACK 12:21:12

12) Jake BLACK 15:02:52

13) Sam MARTICH 16:48.44

Junior girls

1) Maya TIRPACK 12:17.38

2) Piper SEARS 12:31.49

3) Rosie CONWAY 12:34.41

4) Greta BOCHENEK 13:02.19

5) Sofie CHISHOLM 14:47.50

6) Julia OSWALD 16:43.99


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