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GRP Results from USBA Fall Festival/Team Selection Series
Last Updated: 01.Nov.2018
All three races in the US Biathlon (USBA) Fall Festival Rollerski Trials are in the books, and the Green Racing Project had some standout results. USBA uses the results from these rollerski trials races, in addition to two previous races in Jericho, VT, to select their World Cup team for the upcoming season. While the selections won’t be made public until after the completion of all five races, we hope to see a number of GRP athletes represent the US in early World Cups.
The race series started on Tuesday, October 30 with a 7.5/10k sprint race. In the senior women’s category, GRP athletes swept the top three positions, with Susan Dunklee, Clare Egan and Emily Dreissigacker going 1-2-3. All three missed just one shot in standing. The sweep continued from there, with Hallie Grossman taking 4th place (with clean shooting!), Johanna Taliharm (of Estonia, but a GRP summer training partner) in 5th, and Kelsey Dickinson in 6th. On the men’s side, Jake Brown took 5th for the GRP, Alex Howe finished 7th, and Raleigh Goessling was 8th.
The following day, October 31, athletes raced another 7.5/10k sprint. The GRP women did well again, this time with Susan taking 1st and Hallie in 3rd. Johanna Taliharm placed 2nd. Emily Dreissigacker took 5th place, Clare Egan 6th, and Kelsey Dickinson 9th. In the men’s race, Jake Brown landed on the podium in 3rd place. Alex Howe placed 6th, and Raleigh Goessling was 8th.
The final day of competition, November 2, was a mass start race, 12.5k for women and 15k for men. The GRP women had another great day, with Clare, Susan and Emily sweeping the podium once again, in that order. They were followed by Johanna in 4th, Hallie in 5th, and Kelsey in 6th. On the men's side, Jake finished 6th and Raleigh 7th.
Results from all of the trials race are available on the USBA website, right HERE.