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XTERRA West Cup Highlights: Amateur Winners

  • By Triathlete.com
  • Published May 9, 2009
  • Updated May 20, 2009 at 6:39 PM UTC

Learn more about the age groupers that dominated last weekend in Las Vegas at the Loews XTERRA West Cup.

While Conrad Stoltz and Melanie McQuaid were duking it out with Josiah Middaugh and Shonny Vanlandingham in the pro races last Saturday, there were also some heated battles in the amateur ranks at the Loews XTERRA West Cup as 34 age group athletes earned their spot into the XTERRA World Championship in Maui.

“Coach Cal” Zaryski (pictured here in Maui, courtesy Nils Nilsen) from Canada edged Adam Wirth of Boise, Idaho by just 32 seconds to win the men’s amateur race.  Zaryski finished 14th overall, ahead of several pros.  In the women’s race Cary Kinross-Wright, who is no stranger to the top step on the podium at XTERRA races, crossed the line more than five minutes ahead of runner-up Erin Collins,third-place finisher Brandyn Roark-Gray and the reigning amateur XTERRA World Champ Keri Grosse.

Here’s a look at all the age group winners, along with the other top finishers who picked up their Maui qualifying spot:

XTERRA WEST CUP CHAMPIONS (FEMALE AGE GROUP)
15 – 19    Katherine Pollard    3:54:25    Roseville, CA
25 – 29     Erin Collins    3:15:12    Provo, UT
30 – 34     Brandyn Roark-Gray    3:15:36    Aztec, NM
35 – 39     Cary Kinross-Wright    3:09:51    Golden, CO
40 – 44     Keri Grosse    3:15:55    Leavenworth, WA
45 – 49     Tamara Tabeek    3:22:45    San Diego, CA
50 – 54    Barbara Peterson    3:36:33    Berkeley, CA
55 – 59    Cindi Toepel    3:58:45    Littleton, CO
60+    Lois Marquart    4:56:46    Lakewood, WA

XTERRA WEST CUP CHAMPIONS (MALE AGE GROUP)
15 – 19    Brandon Reinhard    4:54:02    S. Lake Tahoe, CA
20 – 24     Ben Dewitt    2:46:19    Ventura, CA
25 – 29     Luke Jay    2:47:11    Littleton, CO
30 – 34     Adam Wirth    2:38:12    Boise, ID
35 – 39     Brad Gilson    2:47:35    Draper, UT
40 – 44     Cal Zaryski    2:37:38    Calgary, Canada
45 – 49     Tom Lyons    2:50:58    Reno, NV
50 – 54     Cliff Millemann    2:56:48    Davis, CA
55 – 59    John Royson    3:07:48    Albany, CA
60 – 64    Kent Robison    3:09:12    Reno, NV
65 – 69    Peter Wood    3:39:45    La Jolla, CA
PC    Andy May    3:35:55    Dublin, CA

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