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Brimming sports weekend on tap in Steamboat Springs

There are so many rodeos, so many opportunities for cowboys and cowgirls to win money, they call early July Cowboy Christmas.

The ropers and riders will certainly have the opportunity to cash in during the next week in Steamboat Springs, with five separate nights of rodeo — four of the pro variety and one ranch rodeo.

Following that same idea, the next week will be a sort of Sports Christmas for those looking for good times outdoors, the high tide of the summer season through the Yampa River Valley.

Running it out

The longest challenge any one athlete will face in the next seven days is the Steamboat Springs Running Series' Mountain Madness half-marathon, set to begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday in downtown Steamboat Springs.

The race features a 13.1-mile half marathon, 10-kilometer version, and, this summer for the first time, a 300-meter fun run for children. The big races start at 7:30 a.m. with the fun run scheduled for 10 a.m.

The race starts near Howelsen Ice Arena on River Road in downtown, then follows the road and the Yampa River southeast of Steamboat. The half-marathon course will loop around the Dakota Ridge development, then return while the 10K is a straight out-and-back trip.

Registration remains open online until Thursday night at http://www.RunningSeries.com. Packet pick-up will take place between 3 and 6 p.m. Friday at Twisted Trails Running Company in downtown Steamboat. Registration will also be available on site before the race.

The event will cost $40 for the half-marathon and $35 for the 10K. Runners can save $10 on either race by foregoing the "frills," such as a race T-shirt.

Race director Katie Black said this year's event will benefit Northwest Colorado Health

Riding up

There's no more persistent sporting event this weekend than the rodeo, with its five different performances divided into three total competitions.

The Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo series returns first at 7:30 p.m. Friday, then again — same time, same place — Saturday, as it always does.

That wraps up one two-performance rodeo event.

Then at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, cowboys of a different sort will get their chances in a ranch rodeo. Teams of three to six riders will tackle a series of ranch competitions, ranging from riding a bronc to milking and branding a cow. (Don't worry. The milking and branding don't happen at the same time.)

Finally, the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo series returns for a second two-day performance, riding Monday and Tuesday nights. Monday's performance starts at 7:30 p.m. while Tuesday's is at 6:30 p.m. to accommodate the Fourth of July fireworks that will follow.

Tickets for Tuesday's rodeo, a frequent sell out, cost $25 for adults and $15 for children. Every other performance runs $20 for adults and $10 for children.

Tickets are available online at http://www.SteamboatProRodeo.com.

Flying high

The most unique sporting event in the next week is surely the ski jumping, the Jumpin' and Jammin' Competition and Community Party in and around Howelsen Hill starting on Saturday.

Athletes, ranging from Olympians

Park City Nordic combined skier Stephen Schumann flies from the jump at Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs on Monday.

on the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team to local children, will be jumping all weekend, starting with training from 9 to 10:30 a.m.Saturday, then 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

A ski jumping competition will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Monday. The action will hit the streets of Steamboat on Tuesday morning with a 3-kilometer sprint roller ski race down Lincoln Avenue at 9:15 a.m., just before the start of the Fourth of July parade.

Finally, more jumping competitions will take place back at Howelsen starting at noon Tuesday, complete with local food and drink vendors.

To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 970-871-4253, email jreichenberger@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @JReich9

Spoke Talk: ‘Tis the season for trail work and photoshoots        

Believe it or not, trails do not simply fall out of the trail god's pocket and land perfectly onto our mountains and parks. Humans actually build them. And since volunteering is critical for personal well-being and social responsibility, maybe it's time to donate a few hours — and a bucket of sweat — to your beloved trails.

Routt County Riders will host volunteer work days from 4 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday during the summer at Bear River Bike Park. These events will help keep the jumps in excellent, sending shape.

After you have smoothed them to perfection, bring your bike and get ready to flash a smile and a backflip for the photographers. There will be professionals, and certainly a few amateurs, snapping photos from 7 to 8 p.m. after the work is completed. Not only are you giving back to the community, but this might be your claim to fame. (Local fame still counts).

Not as keen on the bike park maintenance? Worry not. We will also be hosting trail work days every other Saturday at various trails around town. These work days are critical for keeping our extremely well-loved trails in a rideable condition. Please make sure to follow Routt County Riders on all forms of social media for updates on dates and times for work events.

And, if the whole manual labor thing is not how you choose to volunteer, please show up for the Trail Tasting Tour from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Storm Peak Brewery and Butcherknife Brewery. This event is hosted by the Trail Fund Ambassadors to support the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund. A $20 donation gives you a trail tasting card that provides deals at both breweries.

One hundred percent of these donations goes straight into the fund to maintain our trails, so it is basically like you are out there maintaining the trails yourself, right?

The trail gods are happy.

Kelly Northcutt is administrator for Routt County Riders.

Tri the Boat results

June 24 and 25, 2017

OLYMPIC

Name, total time, age, gender, pace

Brian Folts 2:16:05 31 M 1

Darren Hewitson 2:27:15 32 M 2

Riley Carpenter 2:29:50 23 M 3

Monica Folts 2:30:53 31 F 1

Scott Hanley 2:32:47 29 M 4

Trevor Woods 2:37:24 28 M 5

Todd Pilger 2:40:35 44 M 6

Elizabeth Roble 2:40:57 35 F 2

Andrea Wilhelm 2:42:08 37 F 3

Jordan Leach 2:42:42 29 M 7

Stephanie Coburn 2:43:21 36 F 4

Matt Roberts 2:47:46 44 M 8

Colin Rooney 2:49:08 39 M 9

Micah Holmes 2:51:35 38 M 10

Robyn Jankoski 2:52:44 56 F 5

Hattie Johnson 2:53:05 29 F 6

Roger Hedlund 2:53:49 58 M 11

Joy Rasmussen 2:54:06 61 F 7

Mark Endres 2:56:19 60 M 12

Bryan Smith 2:56:47 36 M 13

Melissa Langworthy 2:57:01 37 F 8

Jen Osler 2:57:50 40 F 9

Mark Bailey 2:58:45 44 M 14

Susan Rubens 2:59:57 51 F 10

Jules Stennes 3:02:16 43 F 11

John Hermanstorfer 3:02:22 51 M 15

Patricia Grajeda-Babb 3:04:01 34 F 12

Matt Hall 3:04:20 39 M 16

Marietta Roberts 3:07:25 45 F 13

Elise Landreaux 3:08:04 24 F 14

Shawn Davison 3:13:10 50 M 17

Rachel White-Mcquill 3:16:32 41 F 15

Lauren Shaw 3:20:16 26 F 16

David Gross 3:21:44 48 M 18

Jon Saints 3:24:09 36 M 19

Nancy Peters 3:24:41 59 F 17

Lisa Decker 3:28:42 53 F 18

Brendan Fetter 3:29:11 28 M 20

Garrett Kelley 3:30:12 19 M 21

Jeff Norman 3:33:48 50 M 22

Sonya Norman 3:35:49 48 F 19

Sarah King 3:37:02 36 F 20

Del Smith 3:37:39 42 M 23

Jeremy Renken 3:38:26 36 M 24

Benjamin Fetter 3:47:10 24 M 25

Kim Justice 3:48:40 61 F 21

Vanessa Steward 3:53:46 45 F 22

Whitney Kemper 3:54:18 69 M 26

Jennifer Reid 3:58:53 51 F 23

Alyssa Veca 4:02:03 30 F 24

Heather St. Peters 4:06:02 43 F 25

Jeff Justice 4:13:37 66 M 27

Robert Fetter 4:25:31 60 M 28

Theresa Thomas 4:31:24 48 F 26

Deb Klein 4:50:55 55 F 27

Lisa Weeres 6:03:50 50 F 28

Nenani Sichone 0:00:00 27 M 29

Sangjik Lee 0:00:00 35 M 30

Ian Clark 0:00:00 37 M 31

Robert Stevens 0:00:00 39 M 32

Matthew Christensen 0:00:00 41 M 33

Jon Inaba 0:00:00 48 M 34

Michael Berland 0:00:00 49 M 35

Ken Hammerle 0:00:00 62 M 36

Catherine Alley 0:00:00 27 F 29

Courtney Stone 0:00:00 27 F 30

Allison Salinas 0:00:00 34 F 31

Lauren Dorosz 0:00:00 42 F 32

Amy Manske 0:00:00 48 F 33

Nancy Price 0:00:00 53 F 34

Olympic Relay

Name, total time, age, gender, pace

Team Kmk 3:07:02 34 M 1

Olympic Aquabike

Ria Farmer 2:21:42 58 F 1

Michael Doyle 0:00:00 60 M 2

Cathy Devlin 0:00:00 53 F 3

Sprint

Christina Person 1:23:24 30 F 0

Drew Vanderwert 1:25:32 35 M 0

Dominique Stasulli 1:26:19 26 F 0

Andrew Henry 1:30:44 34 M 0

Dana Strode 1:31:19 30 F 0

Scott Smith 1:34:04 27 M 0

Heidi Hanekamp 1:34:35 23 F 0

Deborah Rose 1:35:05 61 F 0

Carrie Cass 1:35:39 47 F 0

Kim Worth 1:36:13 37 F 0

Craig Stone 1:36:18 38 M 0

George Worth 1:38:36 44 M 0

Robert Nelson 1:39:20 45 M 0

Candace Kristensson 1:39:30 41 F 0

Charles Perez 1:40:06 70 M 0

Rosa Hardarson 1:41:58 21 F 0

Kimberly Shales 1:42:32 28 F 0

Dan Thomas 1:43:19 55 M 0

Joseph Reitan 1:24:27 33 M 0

Chris Pelletier 1:46:00 39 M 0

Lane Vogel 1:48:53 40 M 0

Ashley Santoostaroam 1:49:54 29 F 0

Keith Poole 1:50:00 40 M 0

Richard Poole 1:50:00 72 M 0

Angela Hanley 1:51:16 40 F 0

Ruth Clymor 1:54:35 33 F 0

Lara Betthauser 1:57:21 27 F 0

Jason Godley 1:57:29 42 M 0

Adam Winsett 1:57:52 31 M 0

David Coutchie 1:58:21 36 M 0

Julie Misiaszek 1:58:26 31 F 0

Marti Irish 1:58:36 68 F 0

Sy Grothe 2:01:21 58 M 0

Guy Weisenburger 2:02:25 61 M 0

Kristofr Morgan 2:02:33 41 M 0

Gordy Long 2:02:38 26 M 0

Laura Winsett 2:05:00 31 F 0

Timothy Deignan 2:05:29 55 M 0

Nash Welch 2:08:24 29 M 0

Patricia Turner 2:09:09 55 F 0

Jessica Manzano 2:09:54 26 F 0

Stephanie Seiden 2:14:30 25 F 0

Esther Pelleteir 2:15:49 32 F 0

Sarah Thomas 2:27:54 25 F 0

Amy Klunzinger 2:34:17 38 F 0

Amelia Mawlawi 2:34:28 24 F 0

Betsy Blecha 2:58:43 40 F 0

Karen Jensen 3:03:47 41 F 0

Ken Babcock 0:00:00 35 M 0

Ken Darby 0:00:00 35 M 0

Shaun Olson 0:00:00 44 M 0

Mark Leverett 0:00:00 55 M 0

Reanna Messer 0:00:00 24 F 0

Kelli Stephenson 0:00:00 27 F 0

Kellie Babcock 0:00:00 35 F 0

Lauren Deare 0:00:00 40 F 0

Alexis Wolf 0:00:00 43 F 0

Karina Craig 0:00:00 47 F 0

Spring Aquabike

Mark Kristensson 0:58:04 41 M 0

Tammy Alford 1:45:49 57 F 0

Half Iron Relay

Team Tri-Hubble 6:23:25 37 F 1

Team Kelley-Clan 7:22:11 24 F 2

Team 2-Tri-Chicks 7:34:20 40 F 3

Half Iron

Name, total time, age, gender, pace

Alex Arman 4:19:39 29 M 1

Brian Folts 4:25:35 31 M 2

Jeremiah Mitchell 4:31:11 28 M 3

Kevin Fleming 4:42:22 31 M 4

John Elam 4:52:20 44 M 5

Kelly Hale 4:52:41 28 M 6

Max Fulton 4:54:03 41 M 7

Paul Dunn 4:57:13 52 M 8

Monica Folts 4:59:32 31 F 1

Ed Hagen 5:04:55 36 M 9

Aaron Monroe 5:07:23 38 M 10

Katie Taylor 5:11:26 29 F 2

Sarah Warfield 5:12:58 40 F 3

Marina Fleming 5:13:45 29 F 4

Cully Cavness 5:28:50 30 M 11

David Mcalvany 5:28:54 43 M 12

Jane Pilger 5:29:48 42 F 5

Eduardo Lacoma 5:38:20 38 M 13

Jessie Kenny 5:40:37 36 F 6

Andy Blake 5:41:18 30 M 14

Paul Smith 5:44:36 26 M 15

Jessie Sykes 5:46:21 26 F 7

Trent Claypool 5:47:12 34 M 16

Stephanie Kaye 5:49:28 45 F 8

Paige Vanderpool 5:51:56 22 F 9

John Bergeron 5:56:20 58 M 17

Skyler Werner 5:57:06 23 F 10

John Estes 5:58:57 31 M 18

Preston Hernandez 6:00:34 31 M 19

Mark Endres 6:01:52 60 M 20

Meghan Mcgregor 6:01:57 37 F 11

Dan Nielsen 6:03:37 56 M 21

Babak Moini 6:04:50 38 M 22

Bradley Mahaffey 6:05:33 20 M 23

Megan Martell 6:05:44 40 F 12

Madeline Pickering 6:07:43 26 F 13

Jason Yanowitz 6:07:58 48 M 24

Victor Selenow 6:08:31 65 M 25

James Fisher 6:09:57 41 M 26

Amelia Schellpfeffer 6:10:23 32 F 14

Michael Pagnotta 6:10:55 32 M 27

Connor Kelley 6:11:51 27 M 28

Julie Robertson 6:18:07 26 F 15

Lindsey Lyle 6:18:44 30 F 16

Greg Jaeger 6:18:53 35 M 29

John Parke Iii 6:21:02 33 M 30

Laura Sensenstein 6:23:11 55 F 17

Madison Tarleton 6:23:35 24 F 18

Elspeth Monigle 6:25:24 29 F 19

Liz Beck 6:26:24 29 F 20

David Veca 6:26:45 29 M 31

Tracy Killmer 6:27:38 49 F 21

Will Forsythe 6:28:13 36 M 32

Rich Klusman 6:28:15 48 M 33

Diana Lohmeyer 6:28:26 51 F 22

Joan Heisey 6:28:38 52 F 23

Ashley Tucker 6:28:53 36 F 24

Keith Jeneski 6:29:33 47 M 34

Amanda Strommen 6:34:34 28 F 25

John Gardner 6:34:40 58 M 35

Stacey Brangenberg 6:35:11 42 F 26

Jessica Cooney 6:36:50 41 F 27

Karlene 6:38:25 60 F 28

Jason Cervantes 6:38:40 47 M 36

John Vivirski 6:39:16 26 M 37

Don Thomas 6:40:34 55 M 38

Sarah Wright 6:41:33 25 F 29

Mimi Renaudin 6:42:17 33 F 30

Michelle Mcclenahan 6:43:52 50 F 31

Margaret Donnelly 6:45:03 39 F 32

Aaron Suazo 6:45:32 53 M 39

Half Iron continued

Name, total time, age, gender, pace

Renee Begger 6:48:02 35 F 33

Jessi Rochel 6:49:16 33 F 34

Benjamin Dezen 6:50:16 30 M 40

Cindy Dallow 6:52:33 56 F 35

Charles Daniel 6:53:37 56 M 41

Grant Warfield 6:54:41 47 M 42

Martha Scheler 6:56:17 29 F 36

Shawn Klein 6:58:20 55 M 43

Jennifer Beard 6:59:01 29 F 37

Angela Mcquillan 6:59:49 36 F 38

Hayley Young 6:59:59 28 F 39

Marianne Walter 7:01:59 57 F 40

Marissa Saints 7:13:03 36 F 41

Diana Ohlson 7:18:34 48 F 42

David Williams 7:19:02 39 M 44

Joan Lockwood 7:23:24 73 F 43

Sara Brunken 7:26:33 49 F 44

Laura Hiebenthal 7:28:53 41 F 45

Ruben Zorrilla 7:31:26 46 M 45

Christopher Mcgorry 7:36:56 37 M 46

Ruth Clymor 7:49:46 33 F 46

Cassie Nelosn 7:53:58 45 F 47

Jacqueline Richardson 8:03:44 34 F 48

Jose Ortiz 8:10:45 68 M 47

Akos Mersich 0:00:00 37 M 48

Keith Byers 0:00:00 41 M 49

Bjoern Kampmann 0:00:00 45 M 50

Jon Bellum 0:00:00 46 M 51

Eric Thomas 0:00:00 52 M 52

Andy Garrobo 0:00:00 53 M 53

David Walker 0:00:00 57 M 54

Roger Hedlund 0:00:00 58 M 55

Julia Gorham 0:00:00 21 F 49

Rocky Riviera 0:00:00 63 M 56

Katy Driscoll 0:00:00 34 F 50

Andrea Browne 0:00:00 35 F 51

Jennifer Green 0:00:00 41 F 52

Aviva Olsavsky 0:00:00 42 F 53

Dimity Mcdowell 0:00:00 45 F 54

Leaann Scott 0:00:00 49 F 55

Laurie Abrams 0:00:00 53 F 56

Lori Salisbury 0:00:00 58 F 57

Half Iron Aquabike

TJ Thrasher 3:09:01 39 M 1

Charles Perez 3:14:09 70 M 2

Christopher Culp 3:18:42 49 M 3

Mary Lynn Hansen 3:39:57 51 F 1

Wendy Culp 3:45:18 41 F 2

Dan Frost 0:00:00 49 M 4

Results from LuvBoat in Steamboat Springs, June 23 to 24, 2017

Steamboat Springs

Friday to Sunday

Adult MXD and Junior Championships (Level 6)

Boys' 16 Singles (Round Robin)

Stempel, Wyatt (Steamboat Springs, CO) def. Sands, Lucas (Steamboat Springs, CO) 6-2; 6-2

Humble, Andrew (Carbondale, CO) def. Lundeen, Roy (Steamboat Springs, CO) 6-3; 6-4

Stempel, Wyatt (Steamboat Springs, CO) def. Humble, Andrew (Carbondale, CO) 6-2; 7-5

Lundeen, Roy (Steamboat Springs, CO) def. Sands, Lucas (Steamboat Springs, CO) 7-6(8-6)); 6-3

Stempel, Wyatt (Steamboat Springs, CO) def. Lundeen, Roy (Steamboat Springs, CO) 6-2; 6-1

Humble, Andrew (Carbondale, CO) def. Sands, Lucas (Steamboat Springs, CO) 6-2; 6-7(5); 10-6

NTRP Combined Mixed 6.0 Doubles (Round Robin)

Hayes, Todd (Steamboat Springs, CO) / Hayes, Molly (Steamboat Springs, CO) def. Fader, Kathleen (Steamboat Springs, CO) / Fader,

Jimmy (Steamboat Springs, CO) 6-0; 6-0

Mardock, Andrew (Denver, CO) / Mardock, Jessica (Denver, CO) def. Hazlett, Tammy (Steamboat Springs, CO) / Wetzler, Jay (Steamboat

Springs, CO) 6-1; 6-0

Mardock, Andrew (Denver, CO) / Mardock, Jessica (Denver, CO) def. Hayes, Todd (Steamboat Springs, CO) / Hayes, Molly (Steamboat

Springs, CO) 6-1; 6-3

Hazlett, Tammy (Steamboat Springs, CO) / Wetzler, Jay (Steamboat Springs, CO) def. Fader, Kathleen (Steamboat Springs, CO) / Fader,

Jimmy (Steamboat Springs, CO) 6-3; 7-5

Hayes, Todd (Steamboat Springs, CO) / Hayes, Molly (Steamboat Springs, CO) def. Hazlett, Tammy (Steamboat Springs, CO) / Wetzler,

Jay (Steamboat Springs, CO) 6-1; 6-1

Mardock, Andrew (Denver, CO) / Mardock, Jessica (Denver, CO) def. Fader, Kathleen (Steamboat Springs, CO) / Fader, Jimmy

(Steamboat Springs, CO) 6-0; 6-0

NTRP Combined Mixed 7.0 Doubles (Round Robin)

Day, Catherine (Littleton, CO) / Presley, Daniel (Littleton, CO) def. ROBIN, RICHARD (Chicago, IL) / Staponski, Connie (Steamboat

Springs, CO) 2-6; 6-2; 7-6(10-4))

Barben, Jac (Conifer, CO) / Barben, Kimberly (Conifer, CO) def. Luce, Warren (Steamboat Springs, CO) / Slingerland, Jordan (Steamboat

Springs, CO) 7-6; 7-6(10)); 6-3

Barben, Jac (Conifer, CO) / Barben, Kimberly (Conifer, CO) def. Day, Catherine (Littleton, CO) / Presley, Daniel (Littleton, CO) 6-4; 6-7;

10-1

Luce, Warren (Steamboat Springs, CO) / Slingerland, Jordan (Steamboat Springs, CO) def. ROBIN, RICHARD (Chicago, IL) / Staponski,

Connie (Steamboat Springs, CO) 6-3; 6-4

Day, Catherine (Littleton, CO) / Presley, Daniel (Littleton, CO) def. Luce, Warren (Steamboat Springs, CO) / Slingerland, Jordan

(Steamboat Springs, CO) 6-4; 6-1

Barben, Jac (Conifer, CO) / Barben, Kimberly (Conifer, CO) def. ROBIN, RICHARD (Chicago, IL) / Staponski, Connie (Steamboat Springs,

CO) 6-3; 6-3

NTRP Combined Mixed 8.0 Doubles (Quarterfinal Round)

Day, Catherine (Littleton, CO) / Day, Tim (Littleton, CO) def. kaminsky, fran (Houston, TX) / Witty, Richard (Steamboat Springs, CO) 7-6;

7-6(0)); 6-3

Tully, Meg (Oak Creek, CO) / Wykert, Wade (Steamboat Springs, CO) def. Michelbach, Albert (Steamboat Springs, CO) / O'Connor, Karen

(Steamboat Springs, CO) 6-3; 6-3

Stempel, Bo (Steamboat Springs, CO) / Stempel, Susan (Steamboat Springs, CO) def. Cooper, Anya (Steamboat Springs, CO) / Werner,

Jake (Clarksville, MD) 6-4; 0-6; 10-5

NTRP Combined Mixed 8.0 Doubles (Semifinal Round)

Day, Catherine (Littleton, CO) / Day, Tim (Littleton, CO) def. Freeman, Patricia (Naples, FL) / Freeman, Paul (Naples, FL) 7-5; 6-2

Tully, Meg (Oak Creek, CO) / Wykert, Wade (Steamboat Springs, CO) def. Stempel, Bo (Steamboat Springs, CO) / Stempel, Susan

(Steamboat Springs, CO) 6-3; 5-7; 10-3

NTRP Combined Mixed 8.0 Doubles
(Final Round)

Day, Catherine (Littleton, CO) / Day, Tim (Littleton, CO) def. Tully, Meg (Oak Creek, CO) / Wykert, Wade (Steamboat Springs, CO) 6-3;

6-4

NTRP Combined Mixed 8.0 Doubles Consolation (Quarterfinal Round)

Cooper, Anya (Steamboat Springs, CO) / Werner, Jake (Clarksville, MD) def. Michelbach, Albert (Steamboat Springs, CO) / O'Connor,

Karen (Steamboat Springs, CO) 6-0; 6-1

NTRP Combined Mixed 8.0 Doubles Consolation (Semifinal Round)

kaminsky, fran (Houston, TX) / Witty, Richard (Steamboat Springs, CO) def. Freeman, Patricia (Naples, FL) / Freeman, Paul (Naples, FL)

6-2; 6-3

NTRP Combined Mixed 8.0 Doubles Consolation (Final Round)

kaminsky, fran (Houston, TX) / Witty, Richard (Steamboat Springs, CO) def. Cooper, Anya (Steamboat Springs, CO) / Werner, Jake

(Clarksville, MD) Def (refsl)

NTRP Combined Mixed 9.0 Doubles (Quarterfinal Round)

Rogers, Emilie (Steamboat Spr, CO) / Schermerhorn, David (Steamboat Springs, CO) def. Kearney, Katherine (Steamboat Springs, CO) /

Valicenti, Zachary (Steamboat Springs, CO) 6-4; 7-6(4)

Conway, Loretta (Steamboat Springs, CO) / Werner, Jacob (Steamboat Springs, CO) def. Mayer, Joe (Houston, TX) / Mayer, Genie

(Houston, TX) 6-2; 2-6; 10-6

James, Andy (Boulder, CO) / James, Patsy (Boulder, CO) def. Connell, Karen (Steamboat Springs, CO) / paulus, ethan (Steamboat

Springs, CO) 6-1; 6-4

NTRP Combined Mixed 9.0 Doubles (Semifinal Round)

Krueger, Bill (Parker, CO) / Speare, Elizabeth (Steamboat Spr, CO) def. Rogers, Emilie (Steamboat Spr, CO) / Schermerhorn, David

James, Andy (Boulder, CO) / James, Patsy (Boulder, CO) def. Conway, Loretta (Steamboat Springs, CO) / Werner, Jacob (Steamboat Springs, CO) 6-3; 6-3

NTRP Combined Mixed 9.0 Doubles (Final Round)

Krueger, Bill (Parker, CO) / Speare, Elizabeth (Steamboat Spr, CO) def. James, Andy (Boulder, CO) / James, Patsy (Boulder, CO) 2-6; 7-5;

10-8

NTRP Combined Mixed 9.0 Doubles Consolation (Quarterfinal Round)

Connell, Karen (Steamboat Springs, CO) / paulus, ethan (Steamboat Springs, CO) def. Mayer, Joe (Houston, TX) / Mayer, Genie

(Houston, TX) 2-6; 6-2; 10-8

NTRP Combined Mixed 9.0 Doubles Consolation (Final Round)

Kearney, Katherine (Steamboat Springs, CO) / Valicenti, Zachary (Steamboat Springs, CO) def. Connell, Karen (Steamboat Springs, CO) /

paulus, ethan (Steamboat Springs, CO) 4-6; 7-6(7); 10-6

Rally in the Valley prepared to tee off to help local families battle breast cancer

Later this month a determined group of golfers will take to the fairways and greens of the Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club in Steamboat Springs to take part in a tradition that was born 17 years ago.

"I think this tournament holds a special place in Steamboat Springs," said Mike Dunlop, Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club professional. "The main thing it does is keeps the money that it raises right here in the valley."

The Rally in the Valley began at the Steamboat Golf Club as a "Rally for the Cure" fundraiser, with the funds raised split between the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the local Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project. Both organizations used the money in the battle against breast cancer.

The event grew over the years to more than 200 golfers and eventually moved to Rollingstone, which offered 18 holes. 

The first event involved members of the local women's golf club, but the event evolved to include men. The event also left the Rally for the Cure umbrella, so that it could donate all the  money it raised to residents of Routt and Moffat counties.

Now all of the money raised at the tournament is donated to the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project, where it is used to help families with travel costs and other expenses connected with their battles against breast cancer, and money is also used to help local women pay for mammograms and other preventive measures that may not be covered by insurance.

The  tournament was founded by the Steamboat Women's Golf Association and spearheaded by Linda Danter. She stepped down after 13 years of running the event and was succeeded by Robin Crossan, who spent a couple of years at the helm.

Dunlop and his staff at Rollingstone Ranch volunteered to step in when, three summers ago, Crossan announced she no longer had the time to put on the event.

"It's not as big as it once was, but we just didn't want to see it go away," Dunlop said. "Back in the day, they had an auction and a couple of shotgun starts. It's not that big anymore, but it still has a solid local following, and it's a ton of fun. I think it has an important place on our summer schedule."

This year's Rally in the Valley will begin at 8:30 a.m. July 11 with a shotgun start. The four-person scramble event is open to the first 100 golfers who sign up, and prizes will be awarded to the winners in each division, with the rest of the prizes being handed out as part of a drawing.

The cost it $115 per golfer and includes lunch. Anyone interested in playing can call the Rollingstone Ranch Pro Shop at 970-879-1391.

To reach John F. Russell, call 970-871-4209, email jrussell@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @Framp1966

Pro Rodeo Series results – Week 2: June 24, 2017

June 24, 2017 — Week 2

BAREBACK RIDING

Place Name Location Amount

1. Levi Nicholson, Weatherford, OK — $466.24

2. Brock Wahlert, Laramie, WY — $349.68

3. Shane Stevens, Greeley, CO — $233.12

4. Ground — $116.56

SADDLE BRONC RIDING

1. Colt Gordon, Comanche, OK — $556.48

2. Tyler Turco, Franktown, CO — $417.36

3. Brady Love, Wellington, CO — $278.24

4. Justin Hegwer, Rifle, CO — $139.12

BULL RIDING

1. Colten Gardner, Lubbock, TX — $661.76

2. Brock Russell, Pueblo, CO — $496.32

3. Matty Pfingst, Australia, — $248.16

4. Coy Zang, De Beque, CO — $248.16

PERMIT BULL RIDING

1. Matty Pfingst, Australia — $714.56

2. Ground — $1,071.84

TIE DOWN ROPING

1. Darnell Johnson, Fowler, CO — $864.80

2. Riley Pruitt, Gering, NE — $648.60

3. Ryan Belew, La Junta, CO — $432.40

4. Kyle Dickens, Loveland, CO — $216.20

BARREL RACE

1. Laura Lambert, Wiggins, CO $656.16

2. Taryn Boxleitner, Loveland, CO $570.58

3. Chris Gibson, Windsor, CO $484.99

4. Ronnie Will, Silt, CO — $399.40

5. Marley Hammer, Burns, CO — $313.81

6. Kim Schulze, Larkspur, CO — $228.23

7. Andrea Busby, Brock, TX — $142.64

8. Krystal Schlegel, Burns, CO — $28.52

9. Felesha Smith, Evergreen, CO — $28.52

STEER WRESTLING

1. Chisum Docheff, Longmont, CO — $676.80

2. Blare Romsa, Laramie, WY — $507.60

3. Cole Dorenkamp, Lamar, CO — $338.40

4. Beau Clark, Cheyenne, WY — $169.20

TEAM ROPING

Place, Team Member 1, Team Member 2, Paid Each

1.  Clayton Van Aken, Cullen Teller — $1,056.33

2. Tanner Baldwin, J.W. Borrego— $874.20

3. Paul Beckett, Chad Wahlert— $601.01

4. Casey Adams, Riley Pedro— $601.01

5. Brit Ellerman, T.J. Watts— $327.83

6. Cole Cooper, Ryon Tittel— $182.13

REGIONAL TEAM ROPING

1. Wyatt Uptain, Dusty Taylor— $580.00

2. Clay Adams, Larry Willard— $435.00

3. Fred Hunter, Kolton Hunter— $290.00

4. Bobbi Butcher, Bailey Butcher— $145.00

JUNIOR BARREL RACE

Place, Name, Score

1. Bella Walpole — 18.75

2. Cylee Dunsmore — 19.37

3. Deana Woof — 20.00

4. Leah Wood — 21.56

PEE WEE BARREL RACE

1. Alexis Vreeman — 18.13

Steamboat Springs runners rock Western States

A pair of Steamboat Springs runners laid down huge performances Saturday at the Western States 100 trail-running ultra marathon race in California.

Sabrina Stanley flew to a third-place finish on the women's side, finishing the race in 20 hours, 11 minute and 41 seconds. That was quick enough to grab the biggest podium of her career.

Avery Collins, Stanley's boyfriend, had one of the best days of his career, too. He emerged from the dark to finish his 100-mile quest in a dead sprint. He took sixth place, finishing in 17:37:1.

Both Collins and Stanley drifted back in the pack early in the race, but were never far out of striking distance for a strong finish. Collins was about 15th midway through the trek, while Stanley was about 10th.

They made their moves late, and it paid off. Collins climbed as high as fourth. He shed a few spots from that, but still finished strong, flying down the final stretch, a high school track.

Ryan Sandes won the race in 16:19:37, and Alex Nichols and Mark Hammond made up the men's podium, finishing at 16:48:23 and 16:52:57. Collins was just barely out of fourth. Jeff Browning finished in that spot in 17:32:06, only seven minutes faster than Collins. Christopher Denucci placed fifth, just one minute ahead, at 17:36:11.

Cat Bradley emerged atop the women’s race in 19:21:30. Magdalena Boulet was second at 19:49:15, and Stanley took third 22 minutes farther back.

Both Collins and Stanley stood out, not only for their speed, but for their youth. At 27, Stanley was the youngest in the women’s top-10 finishers. Collins, 25, was also the youngest in the men’s top 10.

Steamboat was also represented in the race by longtime Steamboat Springs Running Series director Cara Marrs.

After starting early Saturday morning, Marrs pushed on into the night and reached the 70-mile marker. There, she finally withdrew, however. She was far from alone on what proved to be a brutal year on the always brutal course, which stretches from Squaw Valley California 100.2 miles to Auburn, California. A third of the field, 121 racers, dropped before finishing, the highest rate in the legendary race since 2009.

To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 970-871-4253, email jreichenberger@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @JReich9

Tri the Boat flows over South Routt County

About 300 triathletes swarmed through South Routt County on Saturday and Sunday for the Tri the Boat triathlons. Saturday featured shorter races, a sprint triathlon and a Olympic-distance triathlon. Sunday featured a half-Ironman race, pushing athletes more than 70 miles across the southern portion of the county.
The event was based out of Stagecoach Reservoir.

Runners set for Western State challenge

There's an art to running on groomed snow, Avery Collins said.

If you can brave the cold and go early enough, and if you can stay on the most stable parts, you can scoot along without a problem.

Go late, and you encounter skiers coming down at you or drift from the packed line, and your legs punch through.

"All the way to my hips a few times," Collins said this week.

Finding that magic balance is what's allowed Collins to stay in Steamboat Springs. An accomplished trail ultra-marathon runner, it was the allure of the area's biggest, longest race — the Run, Rabbit Run 100 miler — that initially drew him to town. He didn't plan to stay so long, however, unsure if Steamboat could ever be the training headquarters for a successful elite ultra runner.

"I've definitely changed my mind on that," he said.

Training in Steamboat, he went on to master the 74-mile Georgia Death Race in April. He charged over the race's final 10 miles, overtook the leader with seven to go, then ended up winning by 17 minutes.

That earned him one of the most coveted prizes in ultra-marathon running: a spot in the legendary Western States 100-mile endurance run, which starts at 6 a.m. Saturday in Squaw Valley, California.

It finishes some hours later, 100.2 miles away in Auburn, California.

Collins is one of three Steamboat Springs runners set to tackle the course.

Sabrina Stanley, in a relationship with Collins, finished second in the Sean O'Brien 100-kilometer race in California in February to earn her spot.

"We're the first couple in the history of the race to ever earn golden tickets," Collins said.

Long-time local runner Cara Marrs, meanwhile, earned a spot in the race's lottery.

All three have a huge challenge in front of them.

Runners will hoof it up 18,000 feet and descend 23,000 through the race.

In an "only from a mountain runner" kind of comment, Collins said that's not actually his biggest concern.

"For this race, I've had to retrain my body to do things I've never had to do in the past," he said. " I've always raced big mountain races, and this is not a big mountain race."

Training for other races, he'd run those groomed trails every winter morning and reach the top of Steamboat Ski Area two, maybe three times per day and 10, maybe 15 times per week.

For this race, however, he spent the most time on Emerald Mountain, saying its more gentle slopes were perfect for what lies ahead.

Collins is considered one of the favorites for the race. He's won his last three ultras and is heading in confident — if not in a win, in a strong finish.

"Western States, it's where legends are made," he said. "It's where you find out where you rank among the best in the world."

To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 970-871-4253, email jreichenberger@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @JReich9

Not recommended: rubber raft saves 1961 float trip

The late John Fetcher of Steamboat Springs, who died at 97 in February 2009, was well known for the dams he helped to build, including Willow Creek/Steamboat Lake, Yamcolo and Stagecoach. But it turns out, he also had a passion for the wild, un-dammed Yampa River where it flows through Dinosaur National Monument in Moffat County.

It was 56 years ago that Fetcher and a group of whitewater enthusiasts packed their boats and provisions down the steep Bull Trail from the rim of Yampa Canyon to the river just above Harding Hole. They were bent on floating beyond the Yampa's confluence with the Green River and beyond to Split Mountain in Utah.

Their 1961 trip took place even as the federal Bureau of Reclamation was in the midst of building the giant Flaming Gorge Hydroelectric Dam on the Green in Utah (the dam's hydroelectric  generators began operating in August 1963 and the dam was dedicated the following year).

Fetcher described his expedition's experience on the river in late June/early July 1961, in a letter to Chief Park Ranger F. Paul L. Webb, in which he strongly recommended an unorthodox piece of safety equipment.

Fetcher told Chief Ranger Webb that he had successfully floated through Schoolboy Rapid in a primitive air mattress.

"As an experiment in water safety and rescue, I ran three of the rapids, Schoolboy, Englesbary and another on a rubber mattress," Fetcher wrote to Chief Ranger Webb. "This is a safe and easy way out if any boats are damaged beyond repair."

As I read Fletcher's typed letter, I couldn't help but wonder (tongue in cheek) how much easier John Wesley Powell's 1869 first expedition down the Green and through the Grand Canyon in oak dories might have been if only they'd had inflatable rubber mattresses with them.

To be accurate, Fetcher's group was floating in low-water conditions, and his party had set out with two types of river crafts seldom seen in Yampa and Lodore canyons in the 21st century. Their primary boats, three Kleppers (folding wooden kayaks), a Folboat  (another brand of folding kayak) and a fiberglass boat, which put in further downstream at Echo Park, were getting dinged up in collisions with rocks.

We can imagine that they had very little room in their boats for fresh food. Did they even make portable water filters in 1961?

Lucky residents of Northwest Colorado who won the lottery over the winter and claimed permits that allow them to launch their rafts at the Gates of Lodore for a float down the Green River are in for a lightning fast trip this summer. It may be a trip that doesn't require a great deal of strenuous rowing.

After double average snowfall last winter in the Wind River and Teton ranges, the Green was flowing at 7,897 cubic feet per second June 23. At those flows, the river miles should fly by. However, the federal Bureau of Reclamation anticipates dropping  mid-summer releases to between 1,500 cfs and 2,300 cfs depending upon how much water is needed to maintain river flows below the confluence with the Yampa at 2,300.

Throughout it all, Lodore Canyon will remain beautiful even if its characteristics as a desert river have changed since the dam was built.

To reach Tom Ross, call 970-871-4205, email tross@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @ThomasSRoss1