Lutsen 99nr Presented Fun and Challenges

Bretson Family at the 2017 Lutsen 99nr
Bretson Family at the 2017 Lutsen 99nr

Bretson Family at the 2017 Lutsen 99nr
Bretson Family at the 2017 Lutsen 99nr

Lutsen, Minn. – June 24, 2017 – Rain and cool weather kept things comfortable for the 1,800 bikers who participated in four challenging mountain bike events on Lutsen Mountains today: the legendary 99-mile Lutsen 99er, the 69-mile Lutsen 69er, the 39-mile Lutsen 39er, and the 19-mile Lutsen 19er.

Race Director Peter Spencer of LifeTime congratulated the athletes on their incredible performances in challenging weather conditions. “The course got pretty muddy,” said Spencer, “But most of the riders had a great race, and a very enjoyable time in one of the most beautiful parts of Minnesota.”

“The 2017 Lutsen 99er winner, Corey Stelljes of Madison, Wis. finished the 99-mile mountain bike race in 5:36:01 – that is a whopping 17.68 MPH average,” says Linda Jurek, executive director of Visit Cook County. “Considering that the course gains and loses over 7,000 feet of vertical, that is an incredible pace to maintain!”

RESULTS

Top 5 male winners for the 2017 Lutsen 99er

Rank Athlete Time City
1 Corey Stelljes 05:36:01 Madison, Wis.
2 Brian Jensen 05:38:15 Broomfield, Colo.
3 Brad Auen 05:38:49 Logan, Iowa
4 Jeff Hall 05:39:30 Farmington, Minn.
5 Jason Siegle 05:55:01 Solvang, Calif.

 

Top 5 female winners for the 2017 Lutsen 99er

Rank Athlete Time City
17 Larissa Connors 06:23:47 Silverado, Calif.
77 Emily Nordahl 07:04:00 Neenah, Wis.
88 Christina Ross 07:07:45 Chaska, Minn.
94 Jill Cederholm 07:09:51 Saint Paul
125 Leah Prudhomme 07:21:27 Champlin, Minn.

Top 5 male winners for the 2017 Lutsen 69er

Rank Athlete Time City
1 Josh Molnar 04:06:04 Wayzata, Minn.
2 Chad Sova 04:10:48 Mequon, Wis.
3 Keith Ailey 04:33:32 Thunder Bay, Ontario
4 Rod Raymond 04:33:45 Duluth, Minn.
5 Casey LaJoie 04:34:17 Iron River, Wis.

Top 5 female winners for the 2017 Lutsen 69er

Rank Athlete Time City
18 Ronnie Wick 05:02:25 Iron River, Wis.
19 Kristina Morse 05:05:42 Hayward, Wis.
32 Michelle Jensen 05:22:38 Broomfield, Colo.
34 Marilyn Ailey 05:23:26 Thunder Bay, Ontario
44 Meghan Conrad 05:33:53 Chaska, Minn.

Top 5 male winners for the 2017 Lutsen 39er

Rank Athlete Time City
1 Pavel Nelson 02:19:18 Cameron, Wis.
2 Nick Zawadski 02:19:18 Saint Paul
3 Levi Hayden 02:20:22 Duluth, Minn.
4 Dave Christensen 02:20:36 Mound, Minn.
5 Ian Derauf 02:21:58 Duluth, Minn.

Top 5 female winners for the 2017 Lutsen 39er

Rank Athlete Time City
39 Madeline Aprin 02:42:18 Minneapolis
46 Heather Stelljes 02:44:47 Madison, Wis.
48 Kerrie Berg 02:45:06 Bemidji, Minn.
53 Kristine Maki 02:46:23 Hayward, Wis.
57 Jennifer Swift 02:47:07 Hayward, Wis.

Top 5 male winners for the 2017 Lutsen 19er

Rank Athlete Time City
1 Justin Ratzlaff 01:03:00 Saint Bonifacius, Minn.
2 Eric Seng 01:08:39 Minneapolis
3 Everett Myers 01:10:20 Stillwater, Minn.
4 Brady Rinn-Foss 01:12:13 Winona, Minn.
6 Josh Hoban 01:12:37 Duluth, Minn.

Top 5 female winners for the 2017 Lutsen 19er

Rank Athlete Time City
5 McKenzie Radloff 01:12:34 Duluth, Minn.
18 Isabella Mazion 01:20:26 Minneapolis
19 Emily Carlson 01:22:03 Saint Paul
20 Sarah Hay 01:23:11 Thunder Bay, Ontario
21 Raegan Hinrichs 01:23:12 Minneapolis

PHOTOS

Please click this link to see results for all Lutsen 99 event finishers |

https://www.athlinks.com/event/32708/results/Event/597295/Results