Frosted Fatty Races of 2018
On January 20th Minnesotans gathered from far and wide to compete in the 3rd annual installment of the Frosted Fatty races of 2018. Cross country, downhill, and head to head events took place throughout the day. The event was held at Duluth‘s favorite ski hill, Spirit Mountian. I had the pleasure of creating art out of the action with my magic black box and flashes. Enjoy the images!
(Full gallery at the bottom of the page)
Cross Country Short and Long Courses
The day started off with cross country races held on Spirit Mountain’s magnificent xc ski trails at 9am. Eric Schoenberg took first in the Men’s short course with an energetic time of 49:51! Becca Somerville led the Women with a time of 1:14:57 on the 9 mile trail! The 17 mile long course was finished first by Derek Van D Evelde with a swift 1:36.52. Diana McFadden took home women’s gold with a 1:45.49!
Downhill Time Trials
We kicked off the afternoon with downhill time trials. The fast paced racing took place on Timber Cruiser, Calculated Risk, and Jugular Joe. Long rolling hills, swift transitions, and tight back country trails tested the riders ability and course knowledge. Avery Oppegard had his terrain riding dialed in. He finished the trials with a combined track time of 3:23.01. Anett Trebitz took gold for the Ladies with a 4:23.50!
Avery Oppegard (pictured above) leaps into the transition while entering the back country portion of the course.
Anett Trebitz (pictured above) took Woman’s gold in the downhill race with a combined time of 4:23.50.
Olympic style dual slalom races were the perfect grand finale for the day. Spectators stayed warm by the fire, or watched from inside at the Moosehead Saloon. Racers lined up at the start awaiting the signal. “Go!” It had begun. Moving through the burms as efficiently as possible, the riders raced among one another until there was only one winner. In this case the skiers took home the $500 cash prize.
The final bracket of the night was so close it had to be decided with a tie breaker!
Big ups to all the sponsors for helping to organize, set-up, and fund the event! The community thanks you!
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