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Camp Hale Skills Challenge
Leadville, CO

December 17 & 18, 2005

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Results provided by Dave Wurts, Colorado Mountain Mushers

Conditions:
Saturday weather was cold (-14F to +10F with light snow) on groomed trail.
Sunday weather was scattered snow showers on 1" fresh snow

Musher TC Wait, rider Debra Su Stephens
Photo by Chip Wait
TC Wait / Debra Su Stephens Sunday 10 mile team
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Saturday | Sunday | Additional Event Awards

~Saturday~
*4-mile Challenge was a 4-mile course with skill stations along the trail.

Stations included an "on-by squirrel distraction", "10 second team stop and hold", and "hook down and kiss your leaders".

*7-mile Challenge was a 7-mile course with skill stations along the trail.
Stations included an "on-by squirrel distraction", "10 second team stop and hold", "wrong turn", "gee/haw around the turnaround", "switch dogs or bootie dogs", and "hook down and kiss your leaders".

Place Name Total Time
Saturday 4 Mile Challenge
S = skijor teams
1 Jonathon Scates (S) 19:09
2 Pam Hahler (S) 22:27
3 Lizzy Giese 22:33
4 Jake Jacobs 23:46
5 Mike Low Dog Sullivan (S) 26:00
6 Dylan Maddalena 27:26
7 Dick Nichols 30:02
8 Michaela Maddalena 32:08
9 Judy Wait 32:13
10 Sandy Hanson 33:16
11 Paula Conwell (S) 48:18
Sue Crawford DNF
Saturday 7 Mile Challenge
1 Debra Su Stephens 32:25
2 Mark Stephens 34:38
3 Jonathon Scates (S) 35:24
4 Dave Wurts 39:01
5 Mike Low Dog Sullivan 42:11
6 TC Wait 50:01

~Sunday~
*4-mile course was a team race following pie plate arrows.
The course was completely different from the previous day's event and included a hill climb and teardrop around a cluster of trees.

*7-mile course was a race following pie plate arrows (not enough entries for team pairs).
The course was completely different from the previous day's event and included 2 hill climbs and teardrop around a cluster of trees.
*10-mile course was a team race following pie plate arrows.
The course was completely different from the previous day's event and included 2 hill climbs, a teardrop around a cluster of trees, and a tricky run along a powerline trail.

Place Name Total Time
4 mile
1 Mike Low Dog Sullivan / Sue Crawford 23:29
2 Judy Wait / Lizzy Giese 25:55
3 Dylan Maddalena / Michaela Maddalena 32:36
4 Dick Nichols / Jake Jacobs 33:55
7 mile
1 Jonathon Scates 36:15
2 Pam Hahler 36:53
3 Mike Low Dog Sullivan 37:34
10 mile
1 TC Wait / Debra Su Stephens 51:21
2 Mark Stephens / Dave Wurts 58:13

Additional Events Results
Speed Harness: 1) Jonathon Scates; 2) Dave Wurts; 3) Mark Stephens
Kissing Contest: 1) "Charlie Brown" of LowDog Sullivan; 2) "Tob" of Maddalena; 3) "Sabaka" of Dick Nichols
Turd Toss: 1) Dave Wurts; 2) Jonathon Scates; 3) LowDog Sullivan
Vet Mention: Janet Saxon

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