38th Annual

Western Montana Hill Climb Championships

Results

Hill Climb Sunday, October 5th 2014

Course Record Holder Joe Lemire is back after 27 years

  • Thirty-six cyclists came to the starting line for this year’s Hill Climb. Temperatures climbed into the mid sixties during the event making for ideal conditions.

  • Lewis Eliot of Arizona took first place in the men’s division with a 13:28. Lewis first rode the Hill Climb in 1992 when he set a record for the 12 and under category that still stands today. Second place went to Joe Lemire of California with a 14:23, setting a new record for the men’s 65-74 year category. Joe also owns the 35-44 year category record that he set in 1987, and the course record (12:54) that still stands.

  • In the women’s division 17-year old Molly Hamilton of Bozeman took first place with a 16:39, a new record for the women’s 15-17 year category. Second place went to Sarah Raz with a 19:05.

  • Sally Stansberry set a new record of 23:52 in the women’s 65-74 year category.

  • Liz Ann Kudrna, of Bozeman, estabished a record of 46:39 for the women’s handcycle category. Now only two women’s records need to be established: Unicycle and High Wheel.

  • The climb went smoothly thanks to the efforts of the crew of volunteers that put it together. Julie Huck was chief registrar assisted by Rob and Jennifer Milyko, and Wayne Vandeberg. Rob Milyko was course marshal at the starting line. Timing at the top was done by Jake Flaherty and Derek Gallagher under the direction of Dick Lane. Gage Poore was course marshal at the finish line. Geoff McMillion took care of prize distribution. Wayne Vanderberg arranged for refreshments at the at the top.

  • Of course, we want to thank Missoula Bicycle Works for the use of their shop for registration.

2014 HILL CLIMB CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS

JUNIOR WOMEN (15-17 years)  
1-Molly Hamilton (Bozeman) (new record) 16:39
   
SENIOR WOMEN (18-34 years)  
1-Sarah Raz 19:05
   
VETERAN WOMEN (35-44 years)  
1-Emily Walter 21:22
2-Kim Seiber (Lolo) 24:43
3-Jessie Thomas 28:30
   
WHEELMASTER WOMEN (65-74 years)  
1-Sally Stansberry (new record) 23:35
   
WOMENS HANDCYCLE  
1-Liz Ann Kudrna (Bozeman) (new record) 46:39
2-Sherene Rice (Bozeman). 78:50



NEW RIDER MEN (12 and under)  
1-Odin Berryman 45:28
   
JUNIOR MEN (15-17)  
1-Kai Stern 23:52
   
SENIOR MEN (18-34 years)  
1-Lewis Elliot (Arizona) (2013 winner) (12 & under record holder) 13:28
2-Josh Tack (2005, 2008, 2009 winner) 14:32
3-Michael Lessard 14:56
4-Ryan Merrill-Johnson 18:00
5-Aidan Kendall 18:10
6-Alex Strickland 18:16
7-Austin Gilbert 18:20
8-Alex Shafer (Great Falls) 19:22
   
VETERAN MEN (35-44 years)  
1-Rob Remmers 18:06
2-John Sieber (Lolo) 18:21
3-David Barth* 18:42
4-Jake Besmer 27:30
   
MASTER MEN (45-54 years)  
1-Derek Baggerly 14:44
2-Dave Macklin 21:19
   
GRAND MASTER MEN (55-64 years)  
1-Laird Erman 19:17
2-Steven Palmieri (Polson) 19:39
3-Chris Muste 21:04
4-Mike Gilbert 22:01
   
WHEEL MASTER MEN (65-74 years)  
1-Joe Lemire (CA) (1987 winner) (course record holder) (new record) 14:23
2-Howard Hickingbotham 19:23
3-Bill Elliot (Billings) 23:01
4-Greg Siple* 65:01
   
MENS UNICYCLE  
1-Jon Muir (unicycle record holder) 26:43
2-Ed Higgins 45:13



MIXED TANDEM  
1-Meg Rogosienski/Ryan Witicher 22:36


*denotes MOBI member




Past Hill Climb Reports

2008 // 2010 // 2011 // 2012 // 2013 // 2014


Historical Report of all Hill Climb Records

 Age Category Records  

 
 

Men

 

 

 

Women

 

 

12 years & under

Lewis Elliot

1992

16:18

 

Molly Maxwell

1989

23:23

13-14

Levi Leipheimer

1988

13:37

 

Cressy Rice

1984

19:35

15-17

Tejay Van Garderen

2004

13:09

 

Molly Hamilton

2014

16:39

18-34

Brad Houle

1988

13:00

 

Robin Doval

1985

15:11

35-44

Joe Lemire

1987

12:54

 

Rhea Dahlberg

2010

16:35

45-54

Joe Arnone

2007

14:00

 

Tamara Bessette

2011

15:40

55-64

Michael Longmire

2011

14:42

 

Kathy Pierandozzi

2007

18:58

65-74

Joe Lemire

2014

14:23

 

Sally Stansberry

2014

23:35

75 and Up

Tom Arnone

2008

27:32

  No recordestablished  
   

 

  Bicycle Category Records 

 

Men

 

 

 

Women

 

 

Recumbent

Joe Loviska

2013

17:54

 

Julie Huck

1996

23:29

Unicycle

Jon Muir

2011

24:40

 

No Record Established

High Wheel

Jay Bierer

1996

28:11

 

No Record Established

Tricycle

Thomas Harnden

1995

28:57

 

Julie Huck               2013           32:30

Handcycle

John Dunn

1997

51:36

 

Liz Ann Kudrna

2014

46:39

 

Men's Tandem:   Jamul Hahn and Ed van Aelsyn   1995     14:27

Women's Tandem:   Kathy York and Julie Huck     1992     20:52

Mixed Tandem:   Joe and Mary Ann Arnone          2003    16:06

 

  Historical Results 




       

 

MEN

 

 

WOMEN

 

1977

Larry Lockwood

14:32

 

Lise Ferland

19:42

1978

Larry Lockwood

14:11

            

Lise Ferland

17:31

1979

Larry Lockwood

13:29

 

Charlotte Henson

26:15

1980

Larry Lockwood

13:36

 

Natalie Philips

19:18

1981

Larry Lockwood

13:31

 

Darla Heil

18:06

1982

Clint Harris

14:31

 

Susie Mathre

18:16

1983

Emil Tanner

13:41

 

Robin Doval

17:21

1984

Rishi Grewal

13:58

 

Robin Doval

16:07

1985

Joel Schoknecht

14:11

 

Robin Doval

15:11

1986

Joel Schoknecht

13:46

 

Patti White

16:07

1987

Joe Lemire

12:54

 

Patti White

15:53

1988

Brad Houle

13:00

 

Kathe Edwards Stout

16:51

1989

Dana Wastjer

14:20

 

Leslie Whitmore

18:25

1990

David Phillips

13:44

 

Nancy McCullough-McCoy

18:50

1991

Brink Kuchenbrod

13:32

 

Robin Doval

16:06

1992

Brink Kuchenbrod

13:42

 

Jenny Murney

19:12

1993

Brink Kuchenbrod

13:46

 

Kathy Pierandozzi

17:14

1994

Matt Seeley

13:44

 

Melissa Buller

17:16

1995

Jason Van Marie

13:13

 

Melissa Buller

16:32

1996

Jamul Hahn

13:08

 

Melissa Buller

16:27

1997

Geoff Proctor

14:09

 

Monica Tranel

16:14

1998

Brink Kuchenbrod

13:40

 

M. C. Jenni

15:45

1999

Joe Arnone

13:58

 

Heidi Stamm

16:34

2000

Joe Arnone

14:30

 

Debra Lassila

20:58

2001

Joe Arnone

13:58

 

Cheryl Steenson

19:10

2002

Scott Herzig

13:22

 

Becky Broeder

15:36

2003

Herzig/van Garderen

13:36

 

Annie Creighton

17:56

2004

Tejay van Garderen

13:09

 

Rebecca Rising

17:36

2005

Joshua Tack

13:32

 

Emily Herndon

17:57

2006

Owen Gue

13:44

 

Jenny Nerrison-Morton

17:00

2007

Phil Grove

13:04

 

Tamara Bessette

16:08

2008

Joshua Tack

13:35

 

Sarah Halvorson

17:09

2009

Joshua Tack

14:39

 

Lindsy Campbell

17:47

2010

Willie Zellmer

13:22

 

Tamara Bessette

16:16

2011

Nathan Keck

13:56

 

Tamara Bessette

15:40

20112

Eric Greenberg

14:09

 

Scarlet Kaplan

17:54

2013

Lewis Elliot

13:34

 

Tamara Bessette

16:36