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2010 Intermountain Cup Mountain Bike Racing Series

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Wimmer's XC at Sherwood
Logan, Saturday June 19, 2010

The weather and the trails were perfect for the 8th Intermountain Cup race of the season, held at Sherwood Hills. 38 racers represented the UMB team at Sherwood. Team members Ryan Margetts, Ryan Olsen, Zachary Peterson, Jack Gage, Darren Harris, Angelica Jameriez, and Chris Cole nailed first place in their categories. Russ Margetts, Stephen Brown, Mark Messer, Colleen Tvorik, Nathan Drozd, Shane Horton, Sally Hutchings, and Joel Quinn scored 2nd place. A total of 18 UMB riders got onto the podium!

Left:  The pro category fires out on the shakeout loop. After a one-mile jaunt around the starting loop, riders hit the 4.5-mile main race loop for their laps.

Category 9-and-under:

Left:  Jacey Messer pedals toward the finish area
on the one-mile starter loop, and is the top UMB
finisher in the 9-and-under category with 7th place.
The loop was a tough mile for the younger racers,
with a lot of up and down riding.

Right:  Parker Horton cranks past a meadow of blooming
mules ear as he starts out into the loop. Parker comes
in at 14th place.

Category 10-12:

Left:  Joshua Peterson coasts down the hill at the end
of his first lap, ready to head out on the second mile.
Joshua takes 3rd place in the 10-12 category, then gears
up for his second race of the day in Sport-Expert 13-15.

Right:  Hunter Ransom pedals out from the start line
to begin his two-mile race, nailing a ribbon at 6th place.

Left:  Harrison Woodard pivots a turn in the maple
forest singletrack as he navigates the final twisting
path to the finish line and a 7th place spot.

Right:  Shawn Nielsen applies a little brake as he flies
down the final hill before the lap/finish split. Shawn
takes 8th place.

Beginner 13-15:  UMB had no Beginner 13-15 riders at this race!


Beginner 16-18:  UMB had no Beginner 16-18 riders at this race!


Beginner 19-29:  

Left:  After a couple of red-shirt years
("red shirt" as in "sidelined while serving
a mission", not "riding for Mad Dog"),
Ryan Margetts is back on the bicycle
riding to a 1st place win in Beginner
Men 19-29.

Right:  Mules ears blossoms fill a small
meadow between groves of maple.

Beginner 30-39:  

Left:  Ryan Olsen fires down the singletrack
as he approaches the end of the shakeout
loop, crossing the finish line with a
1st place victory.

Right:  Brayden and Zach check out the
course during a leisurely pre-ride
while the beginners and younger kids
complete their race.

Beginner 40-plus:

Left:  Russ Margetts cranks through a turn among
elbow-high grass and ferns, finishing with the
2nd place spot in Beginner Men 40-plus. There were
three separate races, two hours apart, for the different
expertise classifications. Beginners went first, then
Sport, then Expert.

Right:  Bill Becker carves into a high-speed turn as
he prepares to drop off the shakeout loop and head
through the trees to the main race loop. Bill
nails the 4th place ribbon.

Beginner Women:  UMB had no Beginner Women riders at this race!


Sport/Expert 13-15:  

Zachary Peterson powers through a
tight turn in the maples as he speeds
to 1st place in Sport-Expert 13-15.

In his second race, Joshua Peterson takes
on the big guys for two big laps and
gets the 3rd place podium spot.

Brayden Nielsen cranks toward the
finish line on his last lap, riding to
a nice 4th place position.

Sport/Expert 16-18:  UMB had no S/E 16-18 riders at this race.


Sport Men 19-29: 

Left:  Stephen Brown carves a turn on
the downhill, nailing the 2nd place red
ribbon in Sport Men 19-29. His category
did three laps.

Right:  The Expert 30-39 category blasts
out from the start line. Wearing the UMB
colors are Derek, Nathan, and Mike.

Sport Men 30-34:

Left:  Jack Gage looks to the next turn as he powers
out of the saddle. Jack delivers another solid race
to stand on the 1st place podium spot again.

Right:  Steve Brumbaugh pivots a turn in the maples
on his way to the 8th place position in the Sport Men
30-34 category.


Sport Men 35-39:

Left:  Darren Harris tips the bike into one of a
thousand hairpin turns on this fun but exhausting
course, winning his category with a 1st place

Right:  Mark Messer cranks south toward the finish
area on his third lap. Mark nails the 2nd place
podium spot for himself.

Ryan Nielsen cranks toward the trail
split where you take another lap or finish.
Still a long way go to for 4th place.

Mike Horne rocks from downhill to uphill
on his way to 5th place. Countless turns;
many many grade reversals on this course.

Corbin Young grinds uphill on smooth
singletrack as he fights to 9th place
in Sport Men 35-39. 

Sport Men 40-plus:

Jason Sparks speeds through a downhill
turn on his first lap, catching the 5th place
ribbon and team points.

Brian Ressa powers uphill on his second
lap, finishing the race with the 9th place

Dale Hutchings cranks up a stiff slope
on the way to 12th place. Giant ferns
add to the greenery along the singletrack.

Sport Women:  

Left:  New to the team this week, Angelica Ramirez 
powers through a turn 1/4 mile from the end of her
race, winning the Sport Women category. Welcome
to the team, Angelica, and congratulations on your
1st place finish.

Right:  Colleen Tvorik cranks the bike through an
uphill turn in the maple forest, finishing with a
nice 2nd place ribbon.

Expert Men 19-29:    UMB fielded no Expert Men 19-29 riders at this race!


Expert Men 30-39:

Nathan Drozd pedals along the high-
speed section leading to the lap/finish
split, grabbing an impressive 2nd place.

Mike Engberson navigates the yellow
ribbon zone approaching the finish line,
taking 4th place for his four laps.

A victim of spontaneous chain death,
Derek Ransom
 has to fight back to 8th
place after a search for the dropped chain.

Expert Men 40-plus:  

Left:   After dominating the Men 50-plus
category for the first half of the season,
Jay Griffin is looking for harder
challenges. Moving to the Expert Men
40-plus group, Jay finishes with team
points and a ribbon at 6th place.

Right:  What makes Sherwood Hills fun
and challenging is the twisting singletrack
in the trees. There's never any chance
to rest.

Expert Women:   UMB had no Expert Women riders at this race!





Left:  Chris Cole stands tall as he stomps the pedals
around an uphill turn on his singlespeed. Chris
continues his streak with another 1st place victory!

Right:  Shane Horton hits a short downhill as he
pops out of the trees, completing UMB's domination
of this race by nailing the 2nd place finish.


Left:  Ryan Payne has a smile for the
photographer, knowing he has only
1/3 mile to go before his race is done.
Ryan takes the 4th place spot in the
Clydesdale category.

Right:  This race is spectator-friendly.
The scenery is pretty and there's plenty
of shade. The course is short, so you'll
see your favorite rider a few times.

Women 35-plus:

Left:  Sally Hutchings gets a chance
to coast downhill. Technically, Sally
won her category, but she allowed a
faster but route-confused rider to have
the official win. Sally gets 2nd place with
an asterisk.

Right:  James Peterson cooks the burgers
for the team. Zach helps out, and Brayden
makes sure he gets the perfect cheeseburger.

Men 50-plus:

Left:  With Jay moving to Expert 40-plus,
Jeff Kingsford found himself alone in
the Men 50-plus category, but powered
out a great race to take 3rd place. Nice to
see you on the podium again, Jeff!

Right:  After the battle, its time for the
war stories. Joel and Gene talk with
fellow 57-plus'er Lew after the race.

Men 57-plus:

Joel Quinn cranks out another great
effort to take 2nd place (again) in the
Men 57-plus category.

Bruce Argyle gasps for air as he tries
to get more speed and Not Lose,
taking 5th place for his trouble

Gene Poncelet pedals up the trail
on the last part of his second lap,
finishing with 6th place.

This was a great day of racing. Perfect conditions and a challenging trail. Fun, yet brutal. Yes, the team took advantage of a weak turnout by the competition to run up an impressive team point tally. Eight races down, five to go. Let's have fun.

     More pictures:
          Bruce photos (plus some by Mike) 
          Kay Hutchings photos 

Left:  The Sport-Expert 13-15 class gets their ribbons. That's Zach on the blue top tier, with Joshua and Brayden to his left.

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