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Athletes of all ages and from all over Colorado competed in Colorado Cup races at Colorado Mountain College Leadville on Jan. 26.

The Colorado Cup featured a 6.4K skate ski race, an 8K fat bike race and 5K/10K/sprint/medley snowshoe races at the Leadville campus. Beginners to experts competed in one or all three of the races.

Colorado Cup snowshoe race

The trails around CMC Leadville were busy Jan. 26, with snowshoe, skate ski and fat tire races running most of the day. Photo Ted Leblow

The 5K snowshoe race determined the Colorado High School Snowshoe State Championship. Congratulations go to Tyman Smart, 17, of Central High School in Grand Junction, who took first place, followed by Central High School’s Jordan Leblow, 14, and senior David Cardenas, 18.

“This was the most competitive Colorado Cup in years,” said Darren Brungardt, coach of CMC’s cross-country team. “The Grand Junction racers came to win, and boy did they win!”

Participation was at a peak in Saturday’s frigid temperatures. The Colorado Mountain College ski area operations students made sure racing conditions were primed by grooming the course three times the day before. Leadville community members and families came out to support the racers, joined by CMC students, faculty and staff.

Maybe the most versatile athlete of the day was CMC running club member Ethan Moyer, 19, of Steamboat Springs. Moyer won the skate ski and fat bike races and ran in the 5k snowshoe race. “He was tired!” said Brungardt.

All proceeds from the Colorado Cup benefit the Colorado Mountain College Competition Club, which supports the college’s running club. The club is joining the National Junior College Athletic Association in fall 2019, earning the designation of a team. For more information about the race, the club or the team, contact Brungardt, coach of the college’s running club, at 719-486-4296 or dbrungardt@coloradomtn.edu.

Athletes of all ages and from all over Colorado competed in Colorado Cup races at Colorado Mountain College Leadville on Jan. 26.

The Colorado Cup featured a 6.4K skate ski race, an 8K fat bike race and 5K/10K/sprint/medley snowshoe races at the Leadville campus. Beginners to experts competed in one or all three of the races.

The 5K snowshoe race determined the Colorado High School Snowshoe State Championship. Congratulations go to Tyman Smart, 17, of Central High School in Grand Junction, who took first place, followed by Central High School’s Jordan Leblow, 14, and senior David Cardenas, 18.

“This was the most competitive Colorado Cup in years,” said Darren Brungardt, coach of CMC’s cross-country team. “The Grand Junction racers came to win, and boy did they win!”

Participation was at a peak in Saturday’s frigid temperatures. The Colorado Mountain College ski area operations students made sure racing conditions were primed by grooming the course three times the day before. Leadville community members and families came out to support the racers, joined by CMC students, faculty and staff.

Maybe the most versatile athlete of the day was CMC running club member Ethan Moyer, 19, of Steamboat Springs. Moyer won the skate ski and fat bike races and ran in the 5k snowshoe race. “He was tired!” said Brungardt.

All proceeds from the Colorado Cup benefit the Colorado Mountain College Competition Club, which supports the college’s running club. The club is joining the National Junior College Athletic Association in fall 2019, earning the designation of a team. For more information about the race, the club or the team, contact Brungardt, coach of the college’s running club, at 719-486-4296 or dbrungardt@coloradomtn.edu.

2019 Colorado Cup Race Results

3.2 KM Skate Ski

Place Name Age Gender City Time Bib #
1 Matthew Quinn 9 Male Leadville 21:11.06 1439

 

6.4 KM Skate Ski

Place Name Age Gender City Time Bib #
1 Ethan Moyer 19 Male Colorado Mountain College Leadville 23:40.56* 1426
2 Kelli McCall 41 Female Leadville 30:52.16* 1429
3 Matthew Main Male Leadville 33:44.67 1459
4 Erin Allaman Female Leadville 40:06.25 1460

*Course Record

8K Fat Bike

Place Name Age Gender City Time Bib #
1 Ethan Moyer 19 Male Colorado Mountain College Leadville 28:56.40* 1427
2 Groucho LeMieux 40 Male Leadville 33:25.80 1455
3 Matthew Main Male Leadville 42:16.36 1458
4 Brandon Blackwell Male Silverthorne 43:45.83 1457
5 David Kelble 61 Male Golden 45:53.16 1452
6 Kate Speckman Female Leadville 46:40.58* 1461

*Course Record

5K Snowshoe

Place Name Age Gender City Time Bib #
1 Tyman Smart 17 Mae Grand Junction 21:17.32* 1444
2 Jordan Leblow 14 Male Grand Junction 21:43.48 1443
3 David Cardenas 18 Male Grand Junction 22:34.16 1456
4 Jeremiah Vaille 17 Male Dillon 23:17.26 1433
5 Tristan Barnes 17 Male Colorado Springs 23:17.91 1434
6 Jeffrey Fiantaca 16 Male Grand Junction 25:29.50 1445
7 Enzo Knapp 15 Male Colorado Springs 25:29.52 1440
8 Ethan Moyer 19 Male Colorado Mountain College Leadville 27:25.41 1428
9 Jake Jazier 18 Male Aurora 27:53.06 1435
10 Jayson Peranni 17 Male Aurora 30:53.16 1437
11 Kevin Knapp 51 Male Colorado Springs 37:20.16 1441
12 Elizabeth Jones 17 Female Grand Junction 37:49.38 1448
13 Yafet Bekele 17 Male Aurora 37:49.41 1451
14 Billy Adams 15 Male Grand Junction 39:32.16 1446
15 Jamie Brown 15 Female Grand Junction 40:31.11 1449
16 Troy Vaille Male Dillon 43:33.73 1436
17 Patricia Tolleson 70 Female Broomfield 55:32.90 1431
18 Jacob Baer 15 Male Grand Junction 55:22.73 1447

 

10K Snowshoe

Place Name Age Gender City Time Bib #
1 Dan Bergan 47 Male Silverthorne 53:44.26 1454
2 Smokey Burgess Male Leadville 54:13.25 1430
3 Cameron Cox 18 Male Grand Junction 1:10:16.72 1450
4 Jesus Martinez 19 Male Colorado Mountain College Leadville 1:13:26.36 1463
5 Bill Faulkner 77 Male Broomfield 1:30:56.02 1432
6 Lisa Mills 57 Female Aurora 1:34:44.26 1438

 

200 Meter Snowshoe Sprint

Place Name Age Gender City Time Bib #
1 David Cardenas 18 Male Grand Junction 0:40.40 1456
2 Jeremiah Vaille 16 Male Dillon 0:43.58 1433
3 Jason Peranni 17 Male Aurora 0:53.29 1437
4 Jake Jazier 17 Male Aurora 0:54.54 1435
5 Cameron Cox 18 Male Grand Junction 0:56.85 1450
6 Yafet Bekele 17 Male Aurora 1:06.01 1451

 

Snowshoe Sprint Relay

Place Name Gender City Time
1 Central High School “A” Male Grand Junction 3:03.85
2 Central High School “B” Coed Grand Junction 3:59.05
3 Colorado Mountain College Leadville Coed Leadville 4:11.33

 

Colorado High School Snowshoe State Championship 5K – Boys

Place Name Age Gender School Time Bib #
1 Tyman Smart Sr Mae Central 21:17.32* 1444
2 Jordan Leblow Fr Male Central 21:43.48 1443
3 David Cardenas Sr Male Central 22:34.16 1456
4 Jeremiah Vaille Jr Male Summit 23:17.26 1433
5 Tristan Barnes Sr Male Cheyenne Mountain 23:17.91 1434
6 Jeffrey Fiantaca Jr Male Central 25:29.50 1445
7 Enzo Knapp Fr Male Cheyenne Mountain 25:29.52 1440
8 Jake Jazier Sr Male Smoky Hill 27:53.06 1435
9 Jayson Peranni Sr Male Smoky Hill 30:53.16 1437
10 Yafet Bekele Sr Male Smoky Hill 37:49.41 1451
11 Billy Adams Fr Male Central 39:32.16 1446
12 Jacob Baer Fr Male Central 55:22.73 1447

* Course Record

Team Placings (score 3)

  1. Central (Grand Junction) – 6 (1 + 2 + 3)
  2. Smoky Hill – 18 (5 + 6 + 7)

 

Colorado High School Snowshoe State Championship 5K – Girls

Place Name Age Gender School Time Bib #
1 Elizabeth Jones Sr Female Central 37:49.38 1448
2 Jamie Brown Fr Female Central 40:31.11 1449