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Men's winner Adam Martin powering his way through the rain and sleet (Photo Dave Priganc)

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Caitlin Patterson climbing her way to 3rd overall (Photo Reese Brown)

Craftsbury Skiers Compete at NENSA Trapp Invitational Rollerski Race

Last Updated: 06.Nov.2018

NENSA and the Trapp Family Lodge recently hosted the last rollerski race event in the 2018 NENSA Rollerski Series, which included 5 races in New York and Vermont. The race, a 10k classic in Stowe, VT on November 3, wound its way along some of Stowe's rolling hills before climbing to its completion at the nordic center at the Trapp Family Lodge. Racers faced grueling conditions: a downpour, driving wind, and even some snow up top. However, almost 60 competitors still toed the line for the individual start race.

In the women's race, GRP athlete Caitlin Patterson had the top result of the day, finishing 3rd overall and 1st in the senior women's category. Ida Sargent finished 1st in the master women's category, good for 4th overall. Liz Guiney was 2nd in senior women, and Kaitlynn Miller finished 3rd for senior women. Craftsbury also had a handful of junior athletes compete, as well as some former CNSC athletes. Phoebe Sweet, formerly CNSC and now skiing for UVM, finished 6th for junior women. Quincy Massey-Bierman was 8th in junior women, and Adrienne Remick took 10th. In the U23 women's category, former CNSC racers Alex Lawson and Avery Ellis, both skiing for Middlebury, finished 6th and 9th. Last, not but least, GRP summer training partner Lina Sutro from UVM finished an impressive 2nd overall, and 2nd in the U23 women's race.

On the men's side, GRP skier Adam Martin skied to the overall win in a time of 28:39. Ben Lustgarten was not far behind, taking 2nd place, approximately 8 seconds behind Adam. GRP skier Akeo Maifield-Carucci finished 4th in the senior men's race. Our junior men had very solid results as well. Griffin Wright from the CNSC team placed 3rd in junior men, and Finn Sweet finished 5th.

At the culmination of the 2018 Rollerski Series, NENSA named overall series winners, who were awarded prize money for their efforts! Athletes had to complete 3 of the 5 races to be eligible. On the women's side, Caitlin Patterson won the overall series, with two first place finishes and a third place at Trapp's. Ida Sargent took 2nd place in the overall, by virtue of two second place finishes in individual races, and her 4th at Trapp's. On the men's side, Adam Martin won the overall series, with a win at Trapp's, and two second place finishes earlier in the season.

Full results from the race are available on BartTiming. Also, keep checking the Craftsbury Outdoor Center Facebook page, we'll be posting a full gallery soon!