(Jeremey Dirk before training on the Laddies Loppet course last weekend, in preparation for the Race to Sunset event in Bismarck, ND this weekend with other Maplelag team riders)
Race #2 in the MNMBS saw a good portion of the team hitting the slopes and trails at Mt Kato ski area outside of Mankato, MN.
The Horner bro's kicked things off in the Kids Comp race with both Devon and Wyatt pulling out top 10 finishes. Devon finished 4th overall and won his age class and Wyatt finished 6th overall and also won his age group.
Devon and Wyatt in Kids Comp
In the Sport race, Andrea Horner raced to a 2nd place overall in the female class and 57th overall. New member Michael Cisek placed 65th and 6th in his age class. Denny Barry raced to a 90th place overall and 3rd in his age class. Jordan Horner climbed to a 10th place overall among Sport women and first in her age group.
Andrea and Jordan climbing in the Sport race
In the Comp class, Matt Horner rode to a 52nd place overall and 12th place in his age group and Dan DeRoma was 69th overall.
Matt Horner keeping cool in the Comp race
In Elite class racing, Corey Coogan-Cisek recorded a top five finish among a small but strong field including Allison DeRoma who was a starter on the day.
The Elite men had two top 10 finishes with Sam Oftedahl in 5th and Jake Richards in 6th. Other placings in the Elite race was Eric Oftedahl in 22nd place and Wausau, WI based rider Casey Hildenbrandt in 46th place. Sam and Jake upon completion of the Elite race.
Great job to all the racers and good luck to everyone this weekend!