CHEQUAMEGON, WISCONSIN, LIFE TIME SERIES, PRO RACE RESULTS HAVE BEEN CHANGED

Officials have released two different sets of results so far

UPDATE:

The official press release for the Pro classes at the Chequamegon Festival shows different results than what was revealed on the Chequamegon race website yesterday. Here’s the press release with the new results:

Savilia Blunk and Bradyn Lange Take First At 39th Annual Life Time

Chequamegon MTB Festival presented by Trek

Cable, Wis., (Sept.17, 2022) – The 2022 Life Time Chequamegon MTB Festival presented by Trek, owned and produced by Life Time (NYSE: LTH), brought 2,800 riders to northern Wisconsin on Saturday. As a family-focused weekend, participants rode one of three distances – Chequamegon 40 miler, Short & Fat 16-miler, or Little Loggers loop. Riders ranged in age from 2 to 80 years old, representing 38 states and 4 countries.

“We enjoyed welcoming all riders and spectators to the Life Time Chequamegon MTB Festival presented by Trek in its 39th year,” said Peter Spencer, Event Manager at Life Time. “The local communities, volunteers and entire race staff were proud to go above and beyond to provide a memorable experience for all who make the trek to revel in the Northwoods of Wisconsin”.

This unique point-to-point course begins in downtown Hayward, Wis. and follows parts of the famed American Birkie Cross-country Ski Trail, taking racers on forest roads and snowmobile trails with short, punchy climbs throughout Sawyer and Bayfield counties to the finish line at the Great Hall in Cable, Wis.

Savilia Blunk.  (Photo by John Vargus)

2022 Results:

Pro Women’s 40-Mile Division Results:

  1. Savilia Blunk, 23, of Durango, Colo. with a time of 2:27:47

  2. Rose Grant, 39, of Columbia Falls, Mont. with a time of 2:31:05

  3. Kelsey Urban, 24, of Kentfield, Calif. with a time of 2:31:29

Pro Men’s 40-Mile Division Results:

  1. Bradyn Lange, 23, of Prineville, Ore. with a time of 2:05:54

  2. Riley Amos, 20, of Durango, Colo. with a time of 2:05:55

  3. Alexey Vermeulen, 27, of Boulder, Colo. with a time of 2:05:57

Full race results can be found here.

The Chequamegon MTB Festival is the fifth event in the Life Time Grand Prix series presented by Mazda. The fifth and final event in the inaugural Grand Prix series will be the Life Time Big Sugar Gravel presented by Mazda in Bentonville, Ark. on Saturday, Oct. 22. At that time, the series winners will be named and the prize purse will be distributed.

Next on Life Time’s off-road cycle race calendar is The Rad Dirt Fest in Trinidad, Colo. on October 8. The Austin Rattler MTB & Run, a Leadville Trail 100 qualifier, will close out the season on November 5.

To view all Life Time athletic events, visit: my.lifetime.life/athletic-events.

About Life Time®

Life Time (NYSE: LTH) empowers people to live healthy, happy lives through its portfolio of nearly 160 athletic country clubs across the United States and Canada. The company’s healthy way of life communities and ecosystem address all aspects of healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment for people 90 days to 90+ years old. Supported by a team of more than 30,000 dedicated professionals, Life Time is committed to providing the best programs and experiences through its clubs, iconic athletic events and comprehensive digital platform.

We would guess that videos of the finishes were reexamined after the race and the results were changed after that review.

Below are the incorrect results that were displayed on the Chequamegon MTB Festival website earlier in the day on Saturday:

 

 

PRO WOMEN RESULTS

RIDER                                                                               OVERALL            GENDER          DIVISION                PACE                   TIME

Notice that the top five men all finished within the same second in the first set of race results released on Saturday.

Note also that the tenth-place rider, Cole Paton, only finished two seconds behind the winner in that first set of results.

The results released later on Saturday were much different. The later results showed that the second-place rider placed one second behind the winner, and the third-place rider finished three seconds behind the winner.

We’re not sure what happened that caused the first set of results to be released with the wrong finish orders and times.

Here are the purse breakdowns for the Chequamegon race:

Champion’s Awards (Pro/Elite Division Male/Female) at Chequamegon
• $10,000 cash prize purse
• Men’s: 1st $2,500 | 2nd $1,000 | 3rd $750 | 4th $500 | 5th $250
• Women’s: 1st $2,500 | 2nd $1,000 | 3rd $750 | 4th $500 | 5th $250
• Pro/Elite Division is not eligible for age class awards

Overall Awards
Top 3 men and women in the Chequamegon 40 will be recognized and receive an award.
• Overall award winners will be taken out of their age class
• Age Class participants are not eligible for Pro/Elite awards

Class Awards
• Age Class participants are not eligible for Pro/Elite awards
• Top 5 males and females in the following age groups will receive an award:

Competition Classes for Males & Females
• 14 – 29
• 30 – 39
• 40 – 49
• 50 – 59
• 60 – 69
• 70+

Single Speed
Top 3 overall males and females receive an award.

Fat Bike
Top 3 overall males and females receive an award.

Tandem
Top 3 overall teams receive an award.

Non-Binary

Top 3 overall receive an award.

Para

Top 3 overall receive an award.

Participant Award
Chequamegon MTB Festival T-shirt

Full results can be found here:
https://www.athlinks.com/event/32709/results/Event/1028826/Course/2285623/Results

Here’s how the prize money for the series will be divided among the top men and women at the end of the series:

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