Team Photo Scrapbook 07
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Lambert Park, Alpine. February 3, 2007
Seven UMB racers took to the trail during the 2007 Frozen
Hog. This isn't part of the Intermountain Cup Series, but is a "just
for fun" race. While the other half of the UMB team was conducting
the race, here's what our teammates did...
[Frozen Hog 2007 UMB
Green Valley Race Loop, St. George. March 3, 2007
At the Desert Rampage in St. George, 25 UtahMountainBiking.com racers hit
the Green Valley race loop. Justin Griffin took a first place, with Carlee
Hunsaker, and Bruce Argyle posting 2nd place finishes. Photo: Carlee and
Justin take off.
Rampage 2007 Scrapbook Page]
Warner Valley Race Loop, Hurricane. April 7, 2007
UMB racers hit the dusty desert of Warner Valley for the Cholla Challenge.
We did well. 20 riders hit team points, one of them (Justin) getting
points twice. First-place finishes were posted
by Todd Neumarker, Justin Griffin, Stephen Bergen, and Danny VanWagoner,
with 2nd-place honors going to Vincent Bria, Dave Larsen, and Bruce Argyle. Carlee
Hunsaker was the top girl in 10-12.
Challenge 2007 Scrapbook Page]
Showdown at Five Mile Pass
Five Mile Pass, west of Lehi. May 5, 2007
A highest-ever total of 43 UMB riders raced at Five Mile
Pass. We won the team competition. 18 riders won team points (another 4
riders hit top-7, but only the top two finishers in each category get team
points). First place finishers were Justin Griffin (twice, in 10-12 then
again in a second race in Beginner Men 13-15) and Jordan Petersen. Danny
VanWagoner and Skyler Hancock took second places. Photo: Julie and Chad
Mile Pass 2007 Scrapbook Page]
Hammerfest at the Hollow
Soldier Hollow, Midway. May 19, 2007
29 UMB riders hit the Hollow to hammer 101
team points. 20 racers hit points, with six first place finishes (Justin
Griffin, Carlee Hunsaker, Danny Van Wagoner, Jordan Peterson, Dave Larsen,
and Mike Engberson) and five second-place finishes (Jake Van Wagoner,
Casey Jensen, Todd Jackson, Kellie Williams, and Bruce Argyle). UMB won
the team competition again at Soldier Hollow, but remains in 2nd place for
the season. Photo: Scott Van Wagoner takes air.
Hollow 2007 Scrapbook Page]
Stan Crane Memorial
Draper, May 28, 2007
Our team fielded 30 racers for the
first-ever race on the new 10-mile Draper race loop. The UMB team saw 3
first place finishes by Justin Griffin, Carlee Hunsaker, and Dave
Larsen, and 3 second-places by Mike Engberson, Catherine Reay, and Bruce
Argyle. We had a little blood spilled, but no serious injuries. Fun day!
Photo: Dan Hutchings leads the charge up the Lower Corner Canyon Trail.
[Draper 2007 Scrapbook Page]
Sundance Resort, North Fork, Provo Canyon. June 2, 2007
UMB put 29 racers on the trail
at the dusty Sundance Spin. Justin Griffin, Carlee Hunsaker,
and Todd Neumarker took 1st-place finishes. Mike Engberson and Dave Larsen
hit 2nd place. The weather was sunny but not hot -- important for that
tough singletrack climb to the top of the mountain. Photo: Todd
Neumarker and Mike Engberson finish 1-2.
[Sundance 2007 Scrapbook Page]
Deer Valley Pedalfest
Deer Valley, June 9, 2007
We had only 25 UMB team racers at Deer Valley but still
managed to grab some good placements. Justin Griffin and Dave Larsen took
1st-place finishes with Carlee Hunsaker wining top girl in the 10-12, while Todd Neumarker and Kellie Williams were 2nd in
their categories. Despite the rain and snow two days before the race, the
trail was in perfect shape for a fun race. We lost a little ground in the
season standings as Revolution edged us in team points.
Valley 2007 Scrapbook Page]
Solitude State Open
Solitude Resort, Big Cottonwood Canyon, June 30, 2007
22 UMB racers came to the Solitude State Open mountain
biking championship race on a sunny warm day. The trail was dry, dusty,
and more technically difficult than it's been in years. The team made a
great effort, narrowly losing to Revolution to again hit second place by a
handful of points. Justin Griffin, Carlee Hunsaker, Stephen Bergen, and
Colin Hunsaker are now state champions in their categories, with Dave
Larsen and Brian Oliver hitting for 2nd place.
[Solitude 2007 Scrapbook Page]
Wimmer's Race at Sherwood
Sherwood Hills, Logan, July 7, 2007
At Sherwood Hills, 17 UMB racers braved the hot weather to
represent the team well. Sherwood Hills is a fun race, although the
three-race format makes for a long day for families that have racers in
different categories. 12 racers scored team points, one of them
(Justin) twice. Justin Griffin, Carlee Hunsaker, and Kellie Williams took
first place, and Bruce Argyle nabbed a second-place.
[Sherwood 2007 Scrapbook Page]
Snowbird Mountain Bout
Snowbird Resort, Little Cottonwood Canyon, July 14, 2007
16 UMB racers headed up Little Cottonwood Canyon to the
20th Mountain Bout. The weather was absolutely beautiful at Snowbird, with
the trails in surprisingly good condition. First place finishes were
racked up by Justin Griffin, Catherine Reay, and Kellie Williams, with
Stephen Bergen and Bruce Argyle hitting second. Team points were earned by
11 UMB racers.
[Snowbird 2007 Scrapbook Page]
Taming the Tetons
Jackson Hole, July 21, 2007
18 racers made the sacrifice to go to Jackson Hole, but
disaster hit three riders (no injuries, just a broken bike and a traffic
accident that snarled traffic for hours south of Jackson). This probably
made the difference, as Revolution beat us again. But the Jackson trail is
great fun in a beautiful setting. Kellie Williams and Danny Van Wagoner
took first-place finishes, with second-place finishes by Justin Griffin,
Matt Flygare, and Bruce Argyle.
[Jackson 2007 Scrapbook Page]
North Slope, Uinta Mountains, August 4, 2007
Season Championship Race
19 UMB racers defended our 2006 season title at Wolverine
Ridge, but lost to a superior Revolution effort as we handed over the
Intermountain Cup trophy for 2007. Justin Griffin, Stephen Bergen, Todd
Jackson, and Kellie Williams had 1st-place finishes, with Catherine Reay
taking a 2nd.
[Wolverine 2007 Scrapbook Page]
UMB Team Season-end Party
November 9, 2007
Read about the special honors given to outstanding UMB team riders.
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