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Lumberjack 100 - Results and Video

Posted by: Shannon Boffeli |August 1, 2013 2:15 AM
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Founders Lumberjack 100 - Manistee, Michigan
National Ultra-Endurance Series (NUE) #6

Barry Wicks Takes Closest-Ever Finish at Lumberjack While Teammate Alice Pennington Takes the Women's Title

Written By: Ryan O’Dell

According to Race Director, Rick Plite, it was perfect weather for a race. "The Temperature was about fifty degrees at the start and mid-70s for the highs and overcast most of the day. The course was quite sandy and dry and there were also a lot of leaves and sticks still on the trail due to a late start to the biking season in the Manistee area this year. Manistee had some of the highest snowfall totals for the state this year and a cold April kept the snowpack in the woods way longer than normal.”

The Founders Lumberjack 100 sold out with a packed field of solid competition in every division vying for the re-known hatchet award.  

NUE Women’s Open:  

Pennington gets her first NUE Season win in sub eight!

Alice Pennington, Kona, from Ferndale, WA took the top spot in the Women’s division, crushing the field in 7:51:15. Last year, it was three-time NUE Champion, Amanda Carey, Kenda/Felt, getting the win under dry conditions in 7:40:38.

Michigan native, Danielle Musto, Salsa/twin Six, held on for second place in 8:26:11, just ten minutes ahead of Miki Kedo, Gvc/ Cycles De Oro, who placed third in 8:59:38. According to Musto, "This was my first race of the season after racing all winter and I was excited to race on awesome trail and see what sort of fitness I was in. Initially I was planning on racing my SS but opted for gears after hurting my ankle two weeks prior. I passed a few women within the first couple of miles but after that, I never saw Alice Pennington or Miki Kedo. If anything, my battles were mostly with myself and the Manistee National Forest that day.

On the second lap I hit my pedal on a tree stump and slammed into a tree. It was one of those crashes that took a few minutes to get up off of the ground. Unfortunately my derailleur also got bent in the process so I had shifting issues for the rest of the race. Even with the crash and mechanicals, I had a great day racing and feel like I got rid of all the "first race of the season" cobwebs. Now my goal is to recover in time to race the Chequemegon 100 next weekend.”

Kedo added, "My friends introduced me to the race in 2009 as a challenge just to finish the race. We were in veterinary school then and used the race as something to focus on and work towards as we were usually stuck indoors study. When I came in on the first lap, some lady in the woods yelled something about "good job girl, you're third"

Ohio Mountain Bike Series Champion, Shannon Tenwalde, Paradise Garage Racing, improved her eighth place standing last year, moving up to fourth place and finishing sub nine this year at 8:59:38. Tenwalde is now in third place overall with three other top then finishes at Cohutta, Syllamo’s Revenge, and Mohican.


NUE Men’s Open

Western Wicks heads east for his second straight win at Lumberjack!

31 year old Barry Wicks, Kona, from Bend, Oregon managed to singlespeed his way into a close race that ended in a three way sprint finish with Wicks finishing 6:42:25.09. "Last year, Lumberjack was the first 100 miler I had done. Now I have done three so it must be pretty all-right. Actually, I loved it. The trails are super-fun and the event is super well organized and awesome. Having such a low key yet professional vibe is totally refreshing. The Lumberjack 100 keeps it real. And that is nice.

Mike rode a very good race and was looking strong all day. I knew he would be the guy to mark in the last bit of single track, so I just stuck on his wheel and snuck around him at the finish. "

Michael Simonson, 616 Fabrications, finished just a split second later in 6:42:25.33 following his first ever NUE Series win just two weeks ago at the Mohican MTB100. "I always look forward to representing my home state on the national mountain bike stage and it’s awesome we have so many great races right here in Michigan. This race always gets off to a quick start and this year was no exception. I made sure to stay right near the front because the bottleneck into the singletrack can get a little sketchy.

A group of five quickly formed off the front during the first lap. It was Barry Wicks, Drew Edsall, Christian Tanguy, Kevin Carter, and me. The trail was pretty dry, and there were a ton of sticks popping up everywhere as we made our way through the Udell Hills trail system.

As we neared the finish line, I was leading it out with Wicks in second and Tanguy sitting third wheel. My plan was to keep the tempo high and just go for it out of the last turn into the finishing straight. Tanguy at third wheel would be too far back, and Wicks on the single speed wouldn’t have the gear to get around me. It was the perfect plan. We hit the turn and I stood up and went for it. I came around the bend and I could see the finish line, I dug deep and drove the bike forward but Wicks wound that gear of his up and got me on the line by half a wheel.”

2011 NUE Champion, Christian Tanguy, Team CF, held on to the three spot finishing 6:42:25.91. In 2011, many will remember that it was Tanguy who edged out three-time NUE Champion, Jeff Schalk, Trek, by ten minutes to get his first win at Lumberjack before going on to win the series title.

Drew Edsall, Kenda/Felt finished fourth just a minute later at 6:43:21 "The highlight of my day was marking off one of my goals for the race: to ride the "hike a bike" section again.” Kevin Carter, Gripped Racing P/b Dogfish Head Alehouse, finished fifth in sub-seven hours at 6:56:27. 

Singlespeed Open

Canadian from Ontario gets the SS victory at Lumberjack!


Three time defending NUE Series champion, Gerry Pflug (Salsa/pro Bikes) of Mt. Pleasant, PA decided to sit this one out following four straight NUE Series wins this year that have put him squarely in the driver’s seat heading into mid-season.

In 2012, 28 year old Hal Batdorf of Woodbury, NJ claimed his first NUE Series SS victory at Lumberjack in 7:11:16, breaking the course record set by the four-time NUE Series Champion, Gerry Pflug, in 2011. This year, 32 year old Jan Roubal, Velorution, from Sault Ste Marie, Ontario would not only claim victory, but also set a new course record in the process at 7:06:22

Just four minutes back, 41 year old Dwayne Goscinski, Dogfish/cyclewerx/dch/noah's Foundation, placed second in 7:11:57, "The start and the first lap was brutal! Mike Montalbano and Jan Roubal seemed to be constantly attacking each other and all of us. Trevor Rockwell was right in there on the fun as well as a few others. Peat Henry was hanging on to the back of us and I was doing my best to capture all of it with the bar cam. Trevor and I finished up the first lap, only down from the overall leaders by 3 minutes, with Jan and a few geared guys only about ten seconds up. With about 18 miles to go, Trevor hit a root, went down really hard, and taco'd his wheel!

Not far from the end, (Men’s Open) Greg Kuhn dropped me going into the last climb. With the 38x18 I was running, I wasn't going up the steep pitches very fast. It was awesome to get the alone time to really feel closer to my son which seems to happen when I push as hard as I do at these races.”

Minutes later, 41 year old Ernesto Marenchin, Pivot Cycles, from Stow, Ohio placed third in 7:22:53 followed by 40 year old Daniel Rapp, Toasted Head Racing, from Duaphin, PA at 7:27:11 and 26 year old Gavin Clark, Racing Greyhounds, from Royal Oak, Michigan rounding out fifth at 7:35:11.

NUE Masters 50+

NUE Masters Champion, Sanborn gets second straight at Lumberjack!   

Fifty-one year old Ron Sanborn (Einstein Racing) from Grayling, MI got his first NUE Series win of the season and his second at the Lumberjack 100 finishing 7:32:13. Last year, Sanborn set the course record of 7:18:04, more than forty minutes ahead of his nearest competitor! 

As much as I was looking forward to this race, I had some concerns as well. I was going to be racing against Robert Herriman, a former Masters Champion of the NUE Series (2010). We had not competed against one another yet and I had been hearing some talk of people wanting see a head to head match-up between us. Luckily, I found him early and held his wheel until I was able to get by during the first climbing portion of the race.

From there, I was able to bridge up to the first chase group, and settled in for a fast lap with of some Open men and top SSer's. After lap one, I payed the price a bit for my initial pace and had to ride solo for most of the rest of the race fighting off the building fatigue. I only gave up a couple of spots during the last two laps to some SS and Open men, so I knew I had my Second Lumberjack Masters title in hand.”

52 year old Robert Herriman, Trek/wsc/acfstores.Com, came in just six minutes later to finish second at 7:38:45. Four minutes later, the eldest finisher in the Masters, 63 year old Jack Kline, McLain Race Team, captured the third rung of the podium finishing 7:42:09.

The next stop for the NUE Series at one of three new venues this season will be held on Saturday, June 29 in the badlands of Sturgis, South Dakota. Visit more information and stay tuned to MTB Race News to get the scoop.     


Open Men

1, Barry Wicks Kona 6:42:25.09
2, Michael Simonson 616 Fabrications 6:42:25.33
3, Christian Tanguy Team Cf 6:42:25.91
4, Drew Edsall Kenda / Felt 6:43:21
5, Kevin Carter Gripped Racing P/b Dogfish Head Alehouse 6:56:27
6, Greg Kuhn Rbs Mtb Team 7:08:46
7, Garth Prosser Specialized Factory Racing/ Ashford Surgical/ Pura Vida Adv 7:14:33
8, Rick Mezo Rbikes.Com 7:18:19
9, Jay Click Cycletherapy Specialized Racing 7:20:17
10, Dan Kotwicki Rbs Cycling Team 7:25:38
11, Stefano Frascaroli Racing Greyhounds 7:26:04
12, Kelly Sugg Rbs Cycling Team 7:29:14
13, Jonathan Card Team Card 7:41:40
14, Mitch Moen R-Bikes.Com 7:42:18
15, Dominic Bosco 7:43:38
16, Ed Serrat Cycletherapy Racing Team 7:44:55
17, Joberon Brewchampski Caffeine Soul Productions 7:45:46
18, Frederick Hatfield Racing Greyhounds 7:46:19
19, Cj Brish Cycletherapyspecialized 7:48:23
20, Tony Gwin Maumee Valley Wheelmen 7:51:53
21, Raymond Willard Empire Brewing-Syracuse Bicycle 7:52:06
22, Brad Rogers Y-Not Cycling 7:54:30
23, Greg Giles Racing Greyhounds 7:54:42
24, Curtis Prohaska Team Fraser 7:56:34
25, Grant Matthews Cycle Symphony, Carborocket 7:57:13
26, Chris Goddard Fraser Bicycle 7:57:42
27, Michael Seaman Specialized 7:57:43
28, Jon Dub-Nine Twin Six 7:57:44
29, Tom Stritzinger 7:59:17
30, Marc Brunette McLain Race Team 7:59:38
31, David Messing Team Fraser 8:03:17
32, Brent Krmpotich 8:04:19
33, Brad Majors Johnny Sprockets 8:07:13
34, Thomas Novitsky Racing Greyhounds 8:14:36
35, Jeremiah Johnson Speedway Wheelman 8:15:06
36, Chris Kreple Leadout/west Michigan Bike 8:15:50
37, Jeff Holland The Bonebell 8:18:04
38, Greg Witt Rbs Mtb Team 8:20:53
40, Jon Heft Trails Edge Cyclery 8:21:54
41, Ed Bagley Rhythm Racing 8:22:33
42, Brian McCabe Motor Club 8:23:03
43, Shaun Welch Paint Creek Bicycles 8:27:58
44, Robert Crooks 8:29:41
45, Kelly Jedynak R-Bikes.Com 8:29:45
46, Alex Schultz 8:32:36
47, Butch Welke Treadhead Cycling 8:32:43
48, Jim Dewent West Michigan Coast Riders 8:32:49
49, Charles Ganske 8:33:05
50, Jon Zoutendam McLain Race Team 8:34:01
51, Matt Whalen Whalemo Racing 8:35:05
52, Tim Raymond Freewheeler Racing 8:35:06
53, Karl Emmerich Racing Greyhounds 8:35:30
54, Rob Mitzel Team Rjr / Hometown 8:37:03
55, Nick Demek Trail's Edge 8:37:57
56, Tony Hersberger Cyclefit Sports Club 8:39:34
57, Nathan Kearns Tree Fort Bikes 8:40:13
58, Daniel Sterling Racing Greyhounds 8:40:18
59, Chris Knight Team Apex Multisport & Racerracer Pedal Sports 8:41:40
60, Shawn Crowley Founders Racing 8:41:41
61, Jason Sparks Racing Greyhounds 8:41:42
62, Cooper Fowler Bcd Racing 8:44:44
63, Brian Parker The Bonebell 8:45:07
64, Arthur Haan Drt Racing 8:45:13
65, Samuel Ruff Team Nebo Rigde 8:46:14
66, Todd Anthes Team Priority Health 8:46:15
67, Mike Wolford Bloomington Cycle And Fitness 8:46:23
68, William Shaver Freewheeler Racing 8:46:24
69, Jim Leikert Trails-Edge.Com 8:52:00
70, Brian Klomp Dte Energy Racing 8:53:41
71, Neil Long Racing Greyhounds 8:57:00
72, Adam Naish Rbs Mtb Team 8:57:03
73, Brent Wegscheid Johnny Sprockets 8:58:47
74, Matt Vander Sys West Coast Riders 8:59:10
75, Jared Medler Morgans Garage 8:59:21
76, Casey Abston 8:59:31
77, Joe Stoner Cannondale Midwest Racing 9:00:37
78, Michael Sadler 9:01:08
79, Dean Murphey City Bike Shop 9:03:06
80, David Kempeinen 9:09:21
81, Chris Maltby Terry's Cycle Of Alma, Michigan 9:09:31
82, Chuck Kovick Aberdeen Bike 9:09:43
83, Todd McNeilly Racing Greyhounds 9:12:59
84, Justin Ham 9:13:40
85, Mike Sealey Rbikes.Com Racing 9:16:57
86, Arthur Whitney Racing Greyhounds 9:16:59
87, Tom Stoner Cannondale Midwest Racing 9:17:15
88, Steven Hecht Toasted Head Racing 9:18:08
89, Gregory McDaniel Team Mcdaniel 9:18:32
90, Ben Merritt Leadout Racing 9:19:04
91, Grant Hammons J'S Bikes/ihop 9:19:32
92, Michael Henry Pr Multisport 9:19:41
93, Dan Marshall Eager Beaver 100 9:21:06
94, Paul Johnston Aberdeen Bike 9:22:42
95, Ryan Flesher Terry's Cycle Of Alma Mi 9:23:49
96, Chad Schut McLain Cycle Racing/quiring Cycles/sram 9:24:21
97, Tim Fargo Wolverine Sports Club 9:25:14
98, David Moore Cycletherapy Specialized Racing 9:25:19
99, Mark McClanahan Asc 9:25:31
100, Brian Gillies Aberdeen Bike & Outdoors 9:25:49
101, Peter Henry 9:26:22
102, Douglas Schmidt J'S Bikes /ihop 9:26:44
103, Charlie McKeiver Team Apex Multisport 9:27:26
104, Mike Coffman Aberdeen Bike 9:27:34
105, Kevin Leitner 9:28:44
106, Adam Swann D2 Racing 9:33:40
107, Harrison Webb Speed Merchants Bike Shop 9:34:30
108, Joshua Plowman McLain Race Team 9:34:31
109, Shawn Beeton Brbc 9:36:34
110, Mark Wiederkehr 9:36:44
111, Matt Rouse 9:39:02
112, Mike Riffe Team Fraser 9:39:10
113, Mark Farmer Team Six One Four 9:39:41
114, Kevin Van Veelen 9:40:53
115, Aaron Rieder Racing Greyhounds 9:41:45
116, Mark Boden 02/cadieux Bc 9:45:33
117, Robert Ballantyne Chicago Fire Department 9:47:58
118, Krystian Pac Rbikes.Com / Polska Miodu 9:50:10
119, Trenton Thompson Kailey's Krew - Pedal Of Hope 9:50:54
120, Jeff Eckert Bike Stop Cycling 9:51:24
121, Rodney Reed 9:51:50
122, Shawn McNamara McLain Race Team 9:53:33
123, Todd Thurmes Freewheel Bike 9:53:53
124, Craig Anible Team Apex Multisport 9:55:57
125, Harvey Elliott University Of Michigan 9:57:39
126, Randy Pierce Racing Greyhounds 10:01:09
127, Richard Allesee Father Time 10:03:15
128, Steve Bassett Team Hot Dog 10:04:57
129, Brian Czarnecki Crash Test Dummies 10:05:38
130 Mike Neeley Crash Test Dummies 10:05:38
131, Michael Moscato Wnymba 10:07:24
132, Christopher Barkow Cheese Sammich 10:07:38
133, Drew Hartman Perfpro Studio 10:08:16
134, John Tenwalde Paradise Garage Racing 10:08:28
135, Josh Boyd Fcn, Inc 10:08:50
136, Chris Daniels Bloomington Cycle & Fitness 10:09:05
137, James Taylor 10:21:00
138, Robert Lucia Main Street Bicycles 10:23:30
139, David Hintz Aux 10:24:01
140, Shane Hindenach Team Apex 10:25:59
141, Scott Bosley 10:30:43
142, Nathan McFarren 10:31:01
143, Eric Cook Team Active Wsi Racing 10:32:06
144, Gavin Shipley 10:32:36
145, David Lynch 10:36:37
146, Kurt Brendley Team Tree Farm 10:44:30
147, Andrew Erickson Beat The Train 10:44:58
148, Jamie Rytlewski Revolution Racing P/b Midland Brewing Company 10:48:31
149, Kirk Graham Bissell/abg 10:50:19
150, Andy McDonald D2 Racing 10:50:55
151, David Daprato 10:50:57
152, Nathan Kade 10:52:27
153, Brandon Worden McLain Race Tea, 10:54:53
154, Scott Hubbard 10:57:44
155, Steve Vigneau Big Ring Coffee 11:03:11
156, Dan Clasen Team Moosen 11:05:17
157, Thomas Varvaro Team Moosen 11:05:17
158, Jason Kuhn 11:05:50
159, Robert Bennett Racing Greyhounds 11:08:32
160, Thomas Wideman Macatawa Cycling Club 11:09:45
161, David Tippy Team Rjr 11:11:12
162, Mike Lewis Tree Fort Bikes 11:15:13
163, Charles Elder Team Active Wsi Racing 11:19:31
164, Michael Remsburg Team Fraser 11:20:38
165, Matthew Janiszewski 11:23:31
166, Jeff Morris 11:34:50
167, Terry Price Dte Energy Racing 11:35:50
168, Danny Ackert 11:55:05
169, Derek Dykstra Shut Up & Ride Club 11:57:59
170, Robert Stoner Cannondale Midwest Racing 12:00:46
171, Brian Smith Racing Greyhounds 12:20:32
172, Darren Tillbrooke Leadout/west Michigan Bike 12:20:36
173, Bob South Motion Cycling 12:22:41
174, Brad Ellison 12:53:29
175, Nicholas Ellison 12:53:29

Open Women

1, Alice Pennington Kona 7:51:15
2, Danielle Musto Salsa/twin Six/ 8:26:11
3, Miki Kedo Gvc/ Cycles De Oro 8:46:23
4, Shannon Tenwalde Paradise Garage Racing 8:59:38
5, Mindy Fernando 9:04:56
6, Laurel Peak 9:10:14
7, Jennifer Wolfe Hollyloft/alfies 9:10:18
8, Christie Simon Wild Bettys 9:11:22
9, Marilyn Kamp 9:28:25
10, Cindy Copley Toasted Head Racing 9:38:04
11, Shannon Ancel 9:45:38
12, Sarah Temby Rbs 9:50:04
13, Bonnie Karas Bk Training Systems 10:06:22
14, Summer Olmstead Freewheeler Racing 10:21:56
15, Amanda Hatfield Racing Greyhounds 10:22:01
16, Jeni Roosen Bishops 10:32:32
17, Carrie South No Boundaries/human Powered Adventures 12:22:40
18, Kaat Tahy Shut Up & Ride Club 12:57:38


1, Hal Batdorf Breezer Bikes 7:11:16
2, Dwayne Goscinski Dogfish/cyclewerx/dch/noah's Foundation 7:15:40
3, Mike Montalbano Bicycle Tech/eleven Madison Park/tomac/gu/schwalbe 7:16:19
4, Justin Pokrivka Top Gear /cohen & Associates 7:30:59
5, Jacob Marshall Freewheeler Racing 7:32:28
6, Brad Keyes Carborocket 7:37:37
7, Jason Pruitt Peoples Brewing, Las, Hodson Bay 7:43:58
8, Dennis Baldwin Ellicottville Bike Shop 7:50:36
9, Adam Wheeler Precisionmtb.Com 7:54:11
10, Jan Roubal Velorution 7:06:22
11, Dwayne Goscinski Team Noah Foundation 7:11:57
12, Ernesto Marenchin Pivot Cycles 7:22:53
13, Daniel Rapp Toasted Head Racing 7:27:11
14, Gavin Clark Racing Greyhounds 7:35:11
15, Jimmie Colflesh Mom And Pop Racing 7:35:20
16, Peat Henry Team Noah Foundation 7:44:08
17, Joseph Seidl Klm/cold Stone 7:45:36
18, Trevor Smela No Boundaries/ Twin Six 7:46:20
19, Todd Ace Racing Greyhounds 7:47:08
20, Bryant Cook Cycle Solutions / Atomic Bikes 7:52:27
21, Brad Lako Klm/cold Stone 7:52:27
22, Jody Jernigan Bellman Oil Co. 7:57:45
23, Scott Green Toasted Head Racing 8:06:28
24, Collin Snyder Michigan Youth Cycling 8:16:17
25, John Lionberger Pony Shop Cyclocross 8:16:22
26, Mark Bowers 8:24:01
27, Scott Peipert Team Seagal 8:31:48
28, Dave Demaegd Spin Zone Racing 8:32:44
29, Neil Nicholson North Central College Cycling 8:44:36
30, Charles Snyder Trail's Edge 8:48:40
31, Brian Bratney Racing Greyhounds 8:50:43
32, Todd Blumerick Mom & Pop Racing/ Sweet Bikes 8:50:51
33, Wendy Zamzow Mom & Pop Racing/ Sweet Bikes 8:50:51
34, Patrick Barrett Algoma Bicycle Company 8:53:04
35, Chris Torrance Racing Greyhounds 8:54:28
36, Ian Dunlop Algoma Bicycle Company 8:59:03
37, Erik Garland Trails Edge Cyclery 9:07:41
38, Steve Demidovich Algoma Bicycle Company 9:08:43
39, Jocelyn Linscott Toasted Head Racing 9:21:59
40, Tom Crimp Aux Racing 9:41:22
41, Mike Kozlowski 9:46:11
42, Chris Brower Freewheeler Racing 9:58:05
43, Brian Vallie 10:35:10
44, Michael Chambers 11:36:43
anonymous 09/20/2014 8:59 PM
anonymous 06/20/2013 10:13 AM
So no 39th place? Looks like the numbering went from #38 to #40 in Open Men. Races Services Website has the results right.
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