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Scott Bikes hosted the Enduro Cup race on the 9-10 of June at Angel Fire Bike Park. Due to the 416 fire burning near the area, the race format changed a bit. The original plan was a backcountry day for the first day of racing, followed by a day in the bike park. With the fire though, the race organizers moved the format to two bike park days, both of which were entirely lift served. Talk about every DH riders dream! The weekend served up 7 stages in total, with nearly 12,000 vertical feet of descending and over 45 minutes of race time, with lots going over an hour! The MTBNM crew was there to document the dust-pocalypse, heckle harder than most, and showcase NM riders and terrain. Enjoy!

Stage 1

Ziggy – Diesel – World Cup – Upper Boogie – Sierra

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Light conditions were pretty prime for the first stage of the day.    Photo: Eric Cook
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Don’t touch those brakes!   Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Mike Leslie using some feather magic to end up in the top 10.  Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Ride a bike!  Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Brittany Greer navigating the chunk.  Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Nathan Rafferty coming in hot from the inside line.  Photo
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Jubal Davis blasting through the rocks and roots on World Cup.  Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Trevor Mejia looking for the next turn.  Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Aidan Bond keeping it smooth.  Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Nate Bowman with the mean lean.  Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Jesse Calvin has been proving himself on the Pro circuit across the Southwest this year.   Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Hogan Koesis, the evil genius behind most of these trails.   Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Amanda Batty decided to run the V10 this weekend.  Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Ethan White “ON YOUR LEFT” with the high speed pass.  Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Ian Pond keeping it between the tape. Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Aeddon Allen zippin and zaggin.  Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Arnaud Petament with a high speed tuck.  Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Tobias Brotherton with a clean BRAP SLAP! Photo: Daniel Rhodes

Stage 2

Combi – Boulder Dash – Duchess – World Cup – Candyland

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Juan Del Castillo keeping it fast and tight through the berm. Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Jaaaaaanky.   Photo: Connor Carpenter
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That green Trance looks fast, especially with Jesse Calvin piloting it.   Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Branham Snyder railing berms.   Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Branham Snyder always in full send. Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Christopher Martinez dialed in on the straight away. Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Townesend Mackillop hammering out of the turn. Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Naish Ulmer slashing turns like its nothing. Photo: Connor Carpenter
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I heard Ricky Rube showed up this weekend?   Photo: Connor Carpenter
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The focus that gets you the fastest time in the field. Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Jubal Davis likes to go fast! Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Tom Ryan getting sendyyyy! Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Kyle Hickey with the full tuck! Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Tristan Hunter with as much air as a bag of chips! Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Phil Ott lettin’ it BUCK! Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Jeremy David tweaking out. Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Caleb Cobos, what a f—ing legend! Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Tobias Brotherton keeping the speed alive. Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Thomas Wilkinson absolutely pinning in! Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Zachary Clark charging down World Cup. Photo: Connor Carpenter
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James Perri loves back wheel. Photo: Connor Carpenter

Stage 3

Duke – Mini Boogie – Diesel

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Juan Del Castillo hucking to flat on the Duke entry ladder.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Jesse Calvin diving into a berm on Duke.    Photo: Eric Cook
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Shawn Neer leaning the bike over.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Seeeend it!   Photo: Eric Cook
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Dylan Krane repping Knolly Nation and taking home 5th place pro!   Photo: Eric Cook
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Commence scenic huck.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Jeremy David tucked and tight.   Photo: Eric Cook
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JaRAD Rodak getting loose like a caboose.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Send it for Satan.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Cameron Morgensen with more tweak than a crackhead.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Fat Tire Cycles’ Wendell Montgomery keeping it wide open.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Amanda “Beep Beep Motherf*cker” Batty blowing up berms!    Photo: Eric Cook
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2nd Place Pro Women, Clare Hamilton was on the gas this weekend!   Photo: Eric Cook
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Cooper Ott matches perfectly.    Photo: Eric Cook
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Leigh Bowe keeping it Rowdy.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Emily Sherman took home Second in Expert Women! YEW!   Photo: Eric Cook
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Grant Williams sends it like UPS.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Nathan Pleshek has hops!   Photo: Eric Cook
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Gabe Rivera racing his shadow. 2nd Place Men’s Am, congrats!   Photo: Eric Cook
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Kevin Chancellor on one!   Photo: Eric Cook

Stage 4

Angel’s Plunge – Lemonade – Lower Boogie – Pinball

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Damion Smith letting it drift.   Photo: JJ Squires
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Wendell Montgomery cutting it tight.   Photo: JJ Squires
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DO A SKIIID!   Photo: JJ Squires
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Branham Snyder, flat out! 10th Place against a stacked field!    Photo: JJ Squires
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Thomas Helesic’s riding is hella sick.   Photo: JJ Squires
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Antonio Baca brought the big bike out to play!    Photo: JJ Squires
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Syd Schulz was putting on solid times all weekend!   Photo: JJ Squires
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Christian Gonzalez wiiiiiide open!   Photo: JJ Squires
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Alex Lockett prepares for impact. Still in the top 10!   Photo: JJ Squires
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Jubal Davis, always a contender.   Photo: JJ Squires
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Phil Ott hates corners.   Photo: JJ Squires
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Arnaud Petament hammering!   Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Shawn Neer coming in hot.   Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Local ripper Juan Del Castillo scrubbing er out.   Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Jesse Calvin sets sail!    Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Janker Ted always boostin’! Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Jeremy David just having fun out there. Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Trevor Mejia with the nasty tweak! Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Rafaelo Infante ripping through the turn. Photo: Connor Carpenter

Stage 5

Sierra – Supreme – Lower Chillin’ – Lower Boogie – Drops and Lollipops – World Cup – Candyland

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Floating.   Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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2nd Place Pro Shawn Neer turning on the booster jets.   Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Teammate Jubal Davis wasn’t missing any action either!   Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Some serious airtime was in store on Supreme.   Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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The scenery in high country New Mexico never disappoints.   Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Townsend Mackillop is a pinner!   Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Ryan Voit throwing up a plume of dust.   Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Connor Johnson emerges from the darkness.   Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Travis Estus leaving a path of destruction.   Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Rafael Infante brought the steeze.   Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Janker Lew blowing the track to pieces.   Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Chris Grose at warp speed.   Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Cooper Ott was the woman to beat this weekend. 1st place!   Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Porsha Murdock was flying every time she went past a camera.   Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Ileana Anderson had a strong showing this weekend!   Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Amanda Batty with no regard for human life.   Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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The youngest Janker, Ben Stavrowsky, sending a gap a lot of people rode around.   Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Ethan Henry sends it!   Photo: Daniel Rhodes
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Evan Medcalf has some serious skills.   Photo: Daniel Rhodes

Stage 6

World Cup – Duchess – Dual Slalom

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Jubal Davis in the start gate to drop World Cup.    Photo: Connor Carpenter
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The look of someone who is going to absolutely send it. Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Del Castillo getting buck on World Cup. Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Amanda Batty was looking fast all weekend, ending with a top 5 finish in her first enduro race!    Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Naish Ulmer is always sending! Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Teddy Jaramillo on a pinner!   Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Lauren Bingham with the clean hover. Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Cori Pepelnjak catching speed through the lower section of World Cup! Photo: Connor Carpenter
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The technical stuff doesn’t even phase the Pro Women champ, Cooper Ott. Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Richie Rude was on another level this weekend. 2 minutes separated the Top 5. Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Branham Snyder ready to rip the upper section of World Cup! Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Del Castillo getting buck! Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Kyle Hickey keeping the tires above the rocks.   Photo: Connor Carpenter
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James Perri doing his thing like usual.   Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Blake Mastrangelo boosting out of the trees. Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Caleb Cobos slashing corners like its nothing. Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Rob Brown kicking up dust like its his job. Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Nathan Pleshek getting the full send down Duchess. Photo: Connor Carpenter

Stage 7

Upper Chillin’ – Fo Sho – Lemonade – Pinball – Lower Boogie

 

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The final test of the day proved to be one of the gnarliest.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Yeti’s Shawn Neer in the start gate for the final stage of the weekend.    Photo: Eric Cook
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Shawn flying through the trees on Upper Chillin’   Photo: Eric Cook
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Teammate Richie Rude in hot pursuit.    Photo: Eric Cook
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Jubal Davis wasn’t far off, and 3rd on the weekend as well.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Chris Boice looking evil.    Photo: Eric Cook
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Bryn Bingham was pinned all weekend! 6th place!    Photo: Eric Cook
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Yeti’s Quinn Reece on a booster.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Teddy Jaramillo adds some trademark Janker style.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Branham Snyder with a mean bar tweak.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Drew Palmer-Leger throwing roost!   Photo: Eric Cook
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Kyle Hickey on the warpath.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Definition of BRAAAAPPP!   Photo: Eric Cook
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Jeremy David putting this Orbea Rallon through the paces.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Praveen Yadav keeping it loose through the corner. Photo: Eric Cook
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Matthew Camilli flying through the forest.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Eric Breden with that jedi focus.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Donagh Rawn holding his own during Stage 7. Photo: Eric Cook
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Raphaelo Infante creating some jesus rays.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Brittany Greer was on an absolute tear in this rock garden.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Cooper Ott pumping into the open field section.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Syd Schulz hopping and popping.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Porsha Murdock on an absolute ripper!   Photo: Eric Cook
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Let ‘er buck!   Photo: Eric Cook
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Wendell Montgomery off the brakes through the meadow.    Photo: Eric Cook
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Shawn Arterburn railing a banked turn nearing the end of the race.   Photo: Eric Cook 
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Nathan Rafferty looming large.   Photo: Taylor Squillaci
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Grant Williams levitating.    Photo: Eric Cook

 

The Champions

Big apology for missing U15 Women’s, where the legendary Hanna Weinman took First Place! Seriously impressive riding from Hanna!

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Your U18 Women’s Podium!  1. Jazlyn Smith. 2. Lauren Opittek 3. Zoe Steele 4. Aleah Austin 5. Olivia Gordon    Photo: Eric Cook 
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U15 Men came out swinging! 1. Julien Markewitz 2. Evan Medcalf 3.Seth Pritchard   Photo: Eric Cook 
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U18 Men’s Winners!  1. Aiden Bond. 2. Javier Zuniga 3. Aeddon Allen 4. Calvin Miller 5. Ben Stavrowsky   Photo; Eric Cook 
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Amateur Men!  1. Travis Cottrell 2. Gave Rivera 3.Travis Barrett 4. Matt Apodaca 5. Andrew Eibling    Photo: Eric Cook 
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Amateur Women!   1.Kristine Krauss  2. Ashlyn Puzey  3. Brenna Kreglo  4. Ellen Guthrie  5. Rachel Allen    Photo: Eric Cook 
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Vet Expert Men!   1. Daniel Weinman  2. Hogan Koesis  3. Brandon Sims  4. Rob Kniss  5. Jeremiah Work    Photo: Eric Cook 
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Hogan and Daniel with a proper gentleman’s celebration.   Photo: Eric Cook 
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Expert Men’s Top Finishers:  1. William Farmer  2. David Rhine  3. Tyler Livesay  4. Caleb Cobos  5. Rob Brown    Photo: Eric Cook 
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Expert Women!   1. Katie Gillen  2. Emily Sherman  3. Lauren Presley  4. Megan Muretta    Photo: Eric Cook 
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Pro Women:   1. Cooper Ott  2. Clare Hamilton  3. Lia Westermann  4. Porsha Murdock  5. Amanda Batty    Photo: Eric Cook 
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Pro Men:   1. Richie Rude  2. Shawn Neer  3. Jubal Davis  4. Chris Boice (and Rowdy) 5. Dylan Crane    Photo: Eric Cook 
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Vittoria Bolt winners for fastest time on Stage 7.   Clare Hamilton and Richie Rude.   Photo: Eric Cook 

 

 

Hit this link to view our Google Drive Drop with more photos!  

Feel free to share these photos, just credit @mountainbikenewmexico

 

Massive thank you to everyone who helped make this weekend a success. From the race organizers at Scott Cup, to the volunteers who helped tape the course, and the event managers with Angel Fire, to the racers who came out and tore it the course apart, everyone worked together to put on an amazing event.

 

I’d like to thank all the people who helped me make this coverage possible, there is no way I could have done this without you guys!  Stoked you were down to hike up the mountain at 6.A.M. both race days to get shots with me.

Daniel Rhodes

Connor Carpenter

JJ Squires

Taylor Squillaci

 

See you at the next race, and always remember to DO A SKID!

 

Eric Cook

Mountain Bike New Mexico

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