39th Annual

Western Montana Hill Climb Championships Results

Hill Climb

Sunday, October 4th 2015

Mazza and Balis take honors

Balis
Laura Balis, Women’s Winner
Mazza
Dan Mazza, Men’s Winner
  • Thirty-nine cyclists came to the starting line for this year’s Hill Climb. The weather conditions were ideal with plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures.
  • Dan Mazza took first place in the men’s division with a 14:29. Second place went to Jesse Carnes with a 15:05.
  • In the women’s division Laura Balis of Lander, Wyoming, took first place with an 18:30. Second place went to Jenna Lyons with an 18:55.
  • Ryan Rigard set a new record (30:50) in men’s handcycle shaving more than 20 minutes off the old record that was set in 1997.
  • 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 Gage Poore. Rob Milyko was course marshal at the starting line. Timing at the top was done by Gage Poore and Derek Gallagher under the direction of Dick Lane. Arlen Hall was course marshal at the finish line. Dave French took care of prize distribution.
  • Shawn Decareaux set a ‘new record’ with the quality of the refreshments that she offered at the top with beverages and a wide array of special treats. Thank you, Shawn.
  • Of course, we want to thank Missoula Bicycle Works for the use of their shop for registration.

Fall colors were at their peak.

Shawn Dacareaux set a new standard for hill climb refreshments.


2015 HILL CLIMB CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS

SENIOR WOMEN (18-34 years)  
1-Laura Balis (Lander, Wyoming) 18:30
2-Jenna Lyons 18:55
3-Megan Fisher 20:04
4-Kara Doescher 20:19
5-Sayle Dezellmen 27:11
6-Keriann Strickland 27:39
7-Sandy Brodus 28:31
8-Haley Eakin 36:56
9-Monica Thompson 38:02
   
VETERAN WOMEN (35-44 years)  
1-Jessie Thomas 36:03
   
VETERAN WOMEN (35-44 years)  
1-Jessie Thomas 36:03
   
MASTER WOMEN (45-54 years)  
1-Lisa McKinney 31:29
   
GRAND WOMEN (55-64 years)  
1-Patricia Castren (Butte) 25:26
   
WOMENS HANDCYCLE  
1-Sherene Ricci 69:50
   
WOMENS TANDEM  
1-Molly Blair/Meg Whicher 30:10



NEW RIDER MEN (13-14)  
1-Gabriel Shipley 17:06
   
SENIOR MEN (18-34 years)  
1-Dan Mazza 14:29
2-Jesse Carnes 15:05
3-Peter Leclaire 15:43
4-Keegan Malany 17:42
5-Ryan Whicher 18:14
6-Alex Strickland 19:11
   
VETERAN MEN (35-44 years)  
1-Ryan Sweatik 20:29
2-John Sieber (Lolo) 20:32
3-Jake Flaherty 28:14
   
MASTER MEN (45-54 years)  
1-Vince Archer 17:18
2-Dave Norman 19:49
   
GRAND MASTER MEN (55-64 years)  
1-Chris Muste 22:09
2-Alan Dohman (Lolo) 23:24
3-Mike Gilbert 23:25
   
WHEEL MASTER MEN (65-74 years)  
1-Joe Lemire (CA) (1987 winner) (course record holder) 15:34
2-Robin Anderson 21:59
3-John Schubert* 29:40
4-Greg Siple* 68:07
   
MENS UNICYCLE  
1-Steve Tarkalson 30:30
2-Ed Higgins 41:21
   
MENS HANDCYCLE  
1-Ryan Rigard (Bozeman) (New Record) 30:50
2-Jay Conway (Butte) 35:45



MIXED TANDEM  
1-Judy Stack/Bob Giordano 21:41


*denotes MOBI member




Past Hill Climb Reports

2008 // 2010 // 2011 // 2012 // 2013 // 2014 // 2015


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

Ryan Rigard

2015

30:50

 

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
2012 Eric Greenberg 14:09 Scarlet Kaplan 17:54
2013 Lewis Elliot 13:34 Tamara Bessette 16:36
2014 Lewis Elliot 13:28 Molly Hamilton 16:39
2015 Dan Mazza 14:29 Laura Balis 18:30