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Team Photo Scrapbook 09
2009 Intermountain Cup Mountain Bike Racing Series

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Stan Crane Memorial, Draper - May 25, 2009

The weekend rain saturated the trails in Corner Canyon. Ghost Falls and Clarks Trail were too muddy to ride. The race was pushed back a couple of hours while a new loop was marked on the sandy trails of the lower mountain. The large crowd of racers made it dicey to put all categories on the course at one time. The expert and pro categories were put off until the afternoon. Most racers felt that the substitute trail made a great ride. Salvaging the race (and making it a great race) was a superb feat by Ed and his volunteers. UMB had no first-place finishes in this race. There were second place wins by Jakob Haderlie, Jay Griffin, and Dallin Johnson.

Left:  Randy and Andrew hit the "water hazard" together as they come off the main loop. Love that second lap in wet shoes!

Category 9-and-under:
At Draper, eleven young riders rode for in the 9-and-under category.

Left:  Jakob Haderlie bursts out of the trees on the
far side of his second lap, headed toward a 2nd place

Right:   Hunter Ransom cranks hard to get up the
steep final hill to the finish line, getting team points
at 4th place in 9-and-under.

Nathan Weber rolls the turn near the
pond, finishing in 11th place.

Jacob Watkins makes his first ride for
the UMB team and nails 12th.

Alex Pferdner also finishes his first
race, taking the 13th place spot.

Justin Pferdner cranks up the shakeout
toward the loop and takes 16th place.

Jaycob Winnett coasts downhill through
the tall grass in the 17th place position.

Baylor Payne takes his first start as a
UMB racer and gets 18th place.

Hattie Ramsom enjoys her ride and is
the 21st racer across the finish line.

Sawyer Ransom cranks through the
oak brush in 27th place.

 Aiden Thayer pedals the bike through
his first race and a 29th place finish.

Category 10-12:

Left:  Zachary Peterson pops out of the tunnel and
heads into the swift-flowing creek, fighting on to take
the 4th place in the 10-12 category.

Right:  Brayden Nielsen heads into a hard turn
at the far side of the loop, getting team points
with his 7th place finish.

Joshua Peterson leans through the turn
on his way to the 8th position.

Harrison Woodard powers the pedals
to get the 10th spot.

Shawn Nielsen cranks toward the opposite
side of the creek on the way to 12th place.

Beginner 13-15:  

Left:  Dallin Johnson heads uphill on
the Corner Canyon trail, finishing
with a nice 2nd place podium spot.

Right:  The UMB racers hang out during
the rain delay, as they wait for word
on the trail reroute.

Beginner 16-18:   UMB had no Beginner 16-18 riders at Draper
Beginner 19-29:

Left:  Brendan Ashton splashes through the
creek as he finishes the upper-mountain loop.
In his first start as a UMB racer, Brendan gets
a nice 3rd place.

Right:  Andrew Weber heads up the hill at the start
of the lap, finishing with a ribbon and team points at 5th.

Beginner 30-39:
Left:  On the way to 3rd place,  Ryan Nielsen powers through
the trees on the last singletrack section before the finish line.

Right:  Corbin Young gets wet in the creek as he rides
to the 14th spot in Beginner Men 30-39.


Kevin Pferdner misses the turnoff to the
add-on mini-loop and drops to 18th place.

Nathan Thayer hurries through the
oak trees to take 19th place.

 As the race starts, Erek Winnett
cranks uphill and gets the 23rd spot.

Beginner 40-plus:


Dale Hutchings is hub-deep in the creek
on the way to grabbing 6th place.

Cort Ashton is close behind with the
7th place finish in BM 40-plus.

Randy Croall makes his first start
for UMB with a 9th place finish.

Also new with this race is Patrick Arthur,
heading up the trail toward 11th place.

David Hall joins his brother on the UMB
team and nails the 13th spot.

Bill Becker heads toward the finish
line and a 22nd place finish.

      (Brian Beck raced for UMB in 2008 and took 1st place in this race, but wasn't in UMB team uniform.)
Beginner Women:  
Left:  Rachel Hutchings heads uphill
on the Corner Canyon singletrack and
grabs the 3rd place spot for Beginner

Right:  The UMB 10-12 racers are on the
line and ready to rumble. After a two-hour
delay, the race will finally begin!

Sport/Expert 13-15: 

Left:  Taylor Watkins #781 raced as a UMB team member and took 6th place. We don't have a photo. Yet.

Right:  Ribbons in hand, the 9-and-under
racers have their moment of recognition
for a job well done.

Sport/Expert 16-18:

Justin Griffin hits the water with a
strong ride to the podium at 3rd place.

Sam Watkins #776 is new to UMB and
not in team jersey, finishing 10th.

 Also new and unphotographed is
Mitchell Peart #774, who finishes 11th.

Sport Men 19-29: 
Left:  Ryan Van Wagoner powers uphill
on his way to team points at 7th place
in Sport Men 19-29.

Right:  Not a mere splash, the creek crossing
was a long ride through hub-deep water.
Rachel heads toward the deep end.

Sport Men 30-34:
Left:  Derek Ransom leans into an uphill turn
in a tough race to 6th place.

Right:  Jake Weber hits the water on his way to
the 16th spot in Sport Men 30-34.

Left:  Ben Hutchings finds the deepest spot as
he heads toward shore and a 21st place finish.

Right:  Dan Hutchings takes the term "tree hugger" literally
as he wraps his body around a stout trunk, but
somehow gets to the finish line at 22nd.

Sport Men 35-39:


Denmark Jensen gets the front wheel
onto the creek bank on the way to 4th place.

Darren Harris powers along the trail
and gets the ribbon at 6th place.

 Jonathan Hall makes a good ride in
this tough category to take 10th.

Sport Men 40-plus:


In a huge 40+ group, Jason Sparks
fights through to the 10th position.

Michael MacDonald gets a good finish
with the 11th place spot.

 Stephen Bergen grabs the 21st place
finish in this tough race.

     (Marty Watkins #777 checked in as UMB SM 40+ rider, no finish recorded.)
Sport Women:

Left:  Catherine Reay fights through the deep stuff
on her way to the 10th position in Sport Women.

Right:   Colleen Tvorik has moved up to the Sport
category with this race and follows Cat around the
course to finish in 11th place.

Expert Men 19-29:

Left:  In the later race Monday afternoon,
Eric Ellis sprints out to take a nice
4th place in Expert Men 19-29.

Right:  The trail re-route delay made
appetites good for the post-race picnic.
Racers and families enjoyed an assortment
of salads and deserts, drinks, and of course
burgers and dogs.

Expert Men 30-39:

Left:  Mike Engberson washes off the
new bike on his way to the 16th place
finish in Expert Men 30-39.

Right:  The 9-and-under winners get
their ribbons and loot.

Expert Men 40-plus:  UMB had no Expert Men 40+ riders at Draper
Expert Women:   UMB had no Expert Women riders at Draper
Singlespeed:   UMB had no Singlespeed riders at Draper

Left:  In the biggest (no pun intended) group of
Clydesdales in the history of the UMB team,
Mike Ball tries out the big-guy category
for the first time, finishing in the 4th place spot.

Right:  Ryan Payne takes the plunge in another strong
performance that's good for 5th place.

Left:  Eric Johnson cranks through the water
on his way to the 10th place spot in the category,
riding two brutal laps.

Right:  Karl Parkinson heads up the hill in this
pre-crash photo. Karl soldiers on, getting his knee
(seen in one of the photos at the bottom) and the
 bike across the line in 12th place.

Women 35-plus:

Left:  Jolene Nosack drops her front hub into a nice
fishing hole and fights on to a ribbon and team
points at 6th place in Women 35-plus.

Right:  Sally Hutchings heads up the hill on her
way to the 7th place spot in the category.

Men 50-plus:
Left:  Jay Griffin powers through a turn on the
lower trail to finish close at 2nd place in this
tough category.

Right:  Jeff Kingsford gets another strong ride to
get the ribbon and team points with a 6th place
finish in Men 50-plus.

Men 57-plus:
Left:  Joel Quinn sprints toward the finish line in
a fiercely contested Men 57-plus race, taking the
4th place spot. In this group, 2nd through 4th are
separated by mere seconds.

Right:  Bruce Argyle hits the water on the first of his two
laps, finishing in 5th place. In a moment of senility, the
grown-ups vote to do an extra lap for the full sport distance.

Revolution dominated this race, held in their back yard. UMB came in at 2nd place, but without giving up much of our lead toward the season championship. With the rain-delay, this race ate up most of the holiday. This sacrifice by racers and their families is much appreciated. If this was your first ICup experience, understand that race delays have happened only 4 times in the last 6 years. With mother nature's cooperation, things should proceed much more smoothly during the upcoming second half of the season.

Thanks to everyone who took photos!
Additional photos, Bruce:
More photos:
Hutchings photos:
And by the way, new team racers, if you want to see yourself on our team scrapbook page, wear a team jersey so our photographers can spot you!

The rollers on the northbound doubletrack caught a few racers by surprise and upended them. Then there's the downhill section below Ghost Falls, which features tricky tombstone rocks and big rock stair-steps. Bumps and bruises, a little skin sacrificed to the mountain, but no serious injuries.

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