Steamboat mountain bikers hit trails
September 1, 2017
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Steamboat Springs mountain bike team racked up strong results last weekend in its first action of the season, and now, the squad is poised to ride its first home race in program history next week.
Steamboat will play host to more than 450 mountain bikers Sept. 10 at Emerald Mountain.
The team is coming off a strong start to the season, one led by a big contingent of varsity boys at the race in Frisco.
Steamboat's Ethan Moyer was actually in a strong position to fight for the win in that race in the early miles, but a flat tire on the second of four laps took him from a one-minute lead on the field to out of contention near the back of it.
Sven Tate came in 22nd in the varsity race, Trey Seymour 24th, Chase Seymour 28th and John Foster 31st.
Jack Reich was 36th in the sophomore boys race. Matthew Kempers was 18th in the junior varsity race, Chase High 26th and Dane Reckleton 68th.
Among the freshman boys, the largest contingent on the team with 10 riders, Alden Wade led the way, placing sixth. Daniel Kempers was 13th, Derek Pettigrew 28th, Louis Bartels 34th, Johnny Duty 43rd, Forrest Christian 48th, Gunnar Gilbertson 57th, Jack Bube 69th, Teale Carlsson 79th and Dylan Kuntz 85th.
The girls may have had even stronger results, and that group was led by Emi Cooper, racing her first high school mountain bike event. She flew to second place in the freshman girls race. Eliza Fox was right on her back wheel, finishing fifth, and Ryley Seibel was seventh. Elena Wittemyer claimed 14th.
Reilly Mewborn was 11th in the junior varsity race and Josie Seibel 27th. Parker Seibel was ninth in the sophomore girls race