June 25, 2012

Wildflower Rush DH Results and Photos


photos: Sierra Halverson

The Wildflower Rush Downhill Race went down at Crested Butte Mountain Resort yesterday. The race was stop 3 of 5 of the Mountain States Cup Rocky Mountain Regional Championship Series. It was awesome to see the base area so busy over the weekend.

Competitors and spectators alike had to deal with intense dusty conditions, as the region has been precipitation starved for months.West Elk locals Kain Leonard and Colin Pickett cracked the top 10, finishing 4th and 7th respectively. On the ladies side, Stephanie Leonard and Janae Pritchett finished 4th and 5th respectively. Big props to Gravity Groms team members Gus Bullock and Brooks Hudson for getting after it in the under 10 division.

Also, thanks to all the volunteers at all the Bike Week events.

Pro Men
1 GRAEME PITTS Nevada City CA 03:37.29 200
2 JOEY SCHUSLER Boulder CO 03:38.02 186
3 AUSTIN HACKETT-KLAUBE Dillon CO 03:38.57 174
4 KAIN LEONARD Gunnison CO 03:38.89 164
5 CHRIS BOICE Albuquerque NM 03:40.06 156
6 BLAIR REED Boulder CO 03:43.20 150
7 COLIN PICKETT Gunnison CO 03:43.26 144
8 NAISH ULMER Park City UT 03:44.29 140
9 STEVEN WENTZ Costa Mesa CA 03:44.34 136
10 ERIC LANDIS Grand Junction CO 03:45.70 132

Pro Women
1 WENDY PALMER Moab UT 04:16.89 200
2 REBECCA GARDNER Marlboro NY 04:22.07 186
3 KATY MONGER Avon CO 04:33.57 174
4 STEPHANIE LEONARD Gunnison CO 04:34.33 164
5 JANAE PRITCHETT Crested Butte CO 04:41.49 156

To view full results from all the races this weekend, visit:

About the Author

1. Ed Dujardin
After moving out west for college, Ed took summer school so he could spend winters in Crested Butte. These days, he coaches the Western State Colorado University Freeride Team, and spends as much time as he can fishing the incredible rivers of the area.