Elon Gromyko of Lynnwood races in the boys’ 7 and under category at the second Northwest Cup race in Port Angeles on Sunday. in the U7 men’s category. More than 500 riders from several states and Canadian provinces competed in the three days of downhill racing this weekend. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula News)

Elon Gromyko of Lynnwood races in the boys’ 7 and under category at the second Northwest Cup race in Port Angeles on Sunday. in the U7 men’s category. More than 500 riders from several states and Canadian provinces competed in the three days of downhill racing this weekend. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula News)

NORTHWEST CUP: It was all downhill at Dry Hill

More than 500 racers take on Port Angeles courses

PORT ANGELES — More than 500 racers from all around the Pacific Northwest and Canada, including more than 50 professional riders, took on Dry Hill this weekend in the second round of the Northwest Cup.

Dry Hill is hosting three races this season. The first took place in April and the NW Cup finals will be held outside of Port Angeles on Sept. 6-8.

Dry Hill features downhill racing on various courses for beginners, intermediate riders, experts and professionals. It’s one of the most popular courses in the NW Cup series and hosts at least a couple of races each year. Racers competed from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, California, British Columbia, Alberta and Yukon. Races went on for three days with the finals Sunday.

Annabelle Moore of North Bend competes in the girls 10 and under category at the Northwest Cup races in Port Angeles on Sunday. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula News)

Annabelle Moore of North Bend competes in the girls 10 and under category at the Northwest Cup races in Port Angeles on Sunday. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula News)

There were a pair of solid showings by Port Angeles riders in Cat 2 (intermediate) races. Christian Goodwin of Port Angeles, sponsored by Addictive Adventure Racks, finished second in the Cat 2 30-39 division with a time of 2 minutes, 54.88 seconds. There were 14 riders in Goodwin’s category.

Ezra Northern, a longtime veteran of the NW Cup series and sponsored by Olympic Dirt Society, finished fifth in the Cat 2 19-29 race in a time of 2:49.39. In the same race, Sam Stevenson of Port Angeles, sponsored by Bike Garage, was 14th in a time of 3:02.49. There were 25 racers in this category.

Ronan McGuire of Port Angeles (Sound Bikes and Kayaks), racing in the boys 15-16 Cat 2 race, also finished fifth in a time of 2:47.18. There were 28 racers in his category.

Ethan Barbre of Port Angeles was 13th out of 22 racers in the Cat 2 boys 13-14 category with a time of 3:00.99.

A pair of local riders competed in the difficult expert category. James Gardner was ninth in the Cat 1 men’s 30-39 race in a time of 2:48.86 and Oscar Ruiz (Samox) was 11th in the Cat 1 men’s 19-29 race in a time of 2:46.65.

The men and women’s pro races were both won by Canadians.

Taking first for the pro women was Bailey Goldstone of Squamish, B.C., in a time of 2:45.65. She also won at Dry Hill in April.

Second was Julia Lofqvist Traum (Sweetlines Racing) of Issaquah in a time of 2:50.02 and third was Sydney Haberman (Sweetlines Elite Racing/Norco) of Redmond in a time of 2:51.13. Haberman was second at Dry Hill in April.

The men’s pro race was incredibly close. First for the pro men was Henry Sherry (Corsa Cycles/Dunbar Cycles) of Victoria, B.C., in a time of 2:22.46, shaving nine seconds off his time from when he raced at Dry Hill in April.

Second was Bode Burke (Outlaw United Maxxis Crankbothers) of Rhododendron, Ore., in a time of 2:22.52, just 0.06 of a second behind. Third was Zac Stratton of Pemberton, B.C., in a time of 2:23.09.

The next NW Cup downhill race will be held at Tamarack Bike Park in Donnelly, Idaho, on June 21-23. There are also races scheduled at Whitefish, Mont., on June 28-30, Silver Mountain Bike Park in Kellogg, Idaho, on Aug. 2-4 and Snoqualmie Bike Park in Snoqualmie on Aug. 9-11.

For complete results, people can go online at https://tinyurl.com/DryHill2Results.

Winners, with sponsors hometown and time (and local riders), include:

Northwest Cup

Sunday, May 19 results

Cat 3 (Beginners)

Girls 10 and younger — Millicent Zimmerman, Maple Valley, Commencal, 4:07.41.

Girls 11-14 — Avery Whitaker, Reno, Nev., Galbraith Gravity Racing, 3:49.06.

Girls 15-18 — Sascha Nelson, Whitehorse, Yukon, 3:49.89.

Women 19-39 — Cassie Stephens, Port Orchard, 360Tactics, 4:25.23.

Women 40-plus — Judy Klein, Redmond, Sweetlines BKR, 4:13.26.

Boys 7 and younger — Ryder Goodson, Hood River, Ore., School of Send, 4:12.36.

Boys 8-10 — Felix Thiel, Seattle, Sweetlines/Norco/SRAM, 3:45.09.

Boys 11-14 — Ramone Pencke, Everson, Galbraith Gravity Racing, 3:29.8; Evan Hernandez, PA, 16th, 3:59.55; Isaiah Nevill, PA, 33rd, 11:27.83.

Boys 15-18 — Louden Corey, Snoqualmie, Mount Si/MTB, 3:34.27.

Men 19-39 — Kolby Woodward, Marysville, GGR, 3:24.55.

Men 40-49 — Travis Walter, Seattle, 3:36.14; Anthony Hernandez, PA, 20th, 4:46.09.

Men 50-plus — Gordon Kushnick, Seattle, Chico’s Bail Bonds/Sweetlines, 3:30.65.

Cat 2 (Intermediate)

Girls 11-14 — Cleo Brown, Bellingham, Galbraith Gravity, 3:06.33.

Girls 15-18 — Allie Ward, Leavenworth, 2:59.90.

Women 19-39 — Jamie Wheeler, Campbell River, B.C., 3:11.61.

Women 40 and older — Brittany McKenna, Cumberland, B.C., 3:19.11.

Boys 12 and younger — Evan McKenna, Cumberland, B.C., Gravity Racing, 2:53.51.

Boys 13-14 — Sawyer Mowbray, Enumclaw, Loam Lander/Smith Optics, 2:47.55; Ethan Barbre, PA, 13th, 3:00.99.

Boys 15-16 — Hendrik Lorenz, Squamish, B.C., C4, 2:42.89; Ronan McGuire, PA, Sound Bikes and Kayaks, fifth, 2:47.18.

Boys 17-18 — Shay Konieczka, Sammamish, Sweetlines, 2:40.53.

Men 19-29 — Jack Studer, Redmond, 2:43.8; Ezra Northern, PA, Olympic Dirt Society, fifth, 2:49.39; Sam Stevenson, PA, Bike Garage, 14th, 3:02.49.

Men 30-39 — Jure Poberal, White Salmon, 2:46.67; Christian Goodwin, PA, Addictive Adventure Racks, second, 2:54.88.

Men 40-49 — Keith Northrup, Kirkland, 2:51.57.

Men 50-59 — Russell Skiver, Bellingham, Cascade Racing Designs/GGR, 2:55.14.

Men 60-plus — Jim Denison, Seattle, I Know Zeb Racing, 3:16.48.

Cat 1 (Expert)

Girls 18 and under — Alecha Ostgaard, Selah, Sram/Fasttrack Racing/GoPro, 2:37.14.

Women 19-39 — Dawn Fidler, Sedro-Woolley, SBR DBA Fanatik Hot Flashes, 3:18.99.

Boys 16 and under — Ryder Wilson, Nanaimo, B.C., Dunbar Cycles Race Team, 2:24.21.

Boys 17-18 — Etan Broward, Camas, Outlaw United/Commencal, 2:26.34.

Men 19-29 — Jayce Winter, Arlington, Mach Chicken MTR/Loam Lander, 2:36.64; Oscar Ruiz, PA, Samox, 11th, 2:46.65.

Men 30-39 — Don Brockett, Sammamish, 2:37.48; James Gardner, PA, ninth, 2:48.86.

Men 40-49 — Scott Kemp, Fall City, Sweetlines/Ride Bicycles, 2:35.16.

Men 50 and older — Christiaan Bourdrez, North Bend, Ride Bicycles Bike Shop, 2:43.61.

Open — Ash Fierek, Bellingham, Evil/TrailLabs, 2:45.63.

Professional

Women — Bailey Goldstone, Squamish, B.C., first, 2:45.65; Julia Lofqvist Traum, Issaquah, Sweetlines Racing, second, 2:50.02; Sydney Haberman, Redmond, Sweetlines Elite Racing/Norco, third, 2:51.13.

Men — Henry Sherry, Victoria, B.C., Corsa Cycles/Dunbar Cycles, first, 2:22.46; Bode Burke, Rhododendron, Ore., Outlaw United Maxxis Cranbrothers, second, 2:22.52; Zac Stratton, Pemberton, B.C., third, 2:23.09.

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