Beeson, Aldridge capture the Gauntlet

Brian Beeson and Morgan Aldridge won the Gauntlet mountain biking race Saturday at Tsalteshi Trails.

The Gauntlet ends the mountain biking season at Tsalteshi, but the Chainwreck Cyclocross Series is set to run from Thursday to Oct. 10.

The Gauntlet is a three-hour race in which there are at least seven checkpoints out on the course. Riders must get a page from the book at each of the checkpoints to complete a lap, but riders can hit checkpoints in any order. On the final lap, riders must be in under three hours to get credit for any pages picked up on that final lap.

Beeson had a dominant victory, getting four laps and four pages in 2 hours, 55 minutes and 37 seconds. John Messick was second with three laps and five pages in 2:55:37. Aldridge won the women’s event, and was third overall, with three laps and four pages in 2:51:20. Cassie Collins was second for women, and fifth overall, with three laps and two pages in 2:50:11.

1. Brian Beeson – 4 Laps 4 Pages, 2:55:37 1st Place Men’s; 2. John Messick – 3 Laps 5 Pages, 2:55:37 2nd Place Men’s; 3. Morgan Aldridge – 3 Laps 4 pages, 2:51:20 1st Place Women; 4. Jamie Nelson – 3 Laps 4 pages, 2:54:22 3rd Place Men; 5. Cassie Collins – 3 Laps 2 pages, 2:50:11 2nd Place Women; 6. Dave Edwards-Smith – 3 Laps 1 page 2:58:23; 7. Rob Carson – 3 Laps 1 page 2:58:49; 8. John Tabor – 2 Laps 7 pages 2:47:49; 9. Jen Tabor – 2 Laps 7 pages 2:46:49 3rd Place Women; 10. Will Morrow – 2 Laps 5 pages 2:53:20; 11. Ollie Dahl – 2 Laps 4 pages 2:43:20 1st Place Youth; 12. Tor Dahl – 2 Laps 4 pages 2:43:20; 13. James Showalter – 2 Laps 3 pages 2:43:35; 14. Jen Showalter – 2 Laps 3 pages 2:43:35 Women; 15. Elizabeth Earl – 2 Laps 3 pages 2:58:35 Women; 16. Melissa Smith – 2 Laps 3 pages 2:58:35 Women; 17. Tom Kobylarz – 2 Laps 1 page 2:59:30; 18. Robert Carson – 2 Laps 2:03:32 2nd Place Youth; 19. Darrell Kincaid – 1 Lap 7 pages 2:47:29; 20. Nels Dahl – 1 Lap 2 pages 2:56:04 3rd Place Youth; 21. Jordan Chilson – 1 Lap 58:23; 22. Landen Showalter – 1 Lap 1:29:50 Youth; 23. Teagen Kobylarz – 1 Lap 1:56:09 Youth; 24. Stephanie Kobylarz – 1 Lap 1:55:09 Women; 25. Jo Shaw – 1 Lap 2:32:10 Women; 26. Mike Crawford – 1 bonus book. No Time.

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