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~~With the proliferation of ski areas in the 50's, 60's and 70's, the popularity of the sport continued to grow in Europe. Organized competition commenced during this time period with the first race being held in Obertauern, Austria in 1954. The Federation International de Skibob (FISB) was formed in 1961, resulting in the first World Championship contest in 1967. Continuing from this period until today, a series of FISB sanctioned international races have been held annually in Europe. The disciplines are analogous to alpine skiing: Slalom, Giant Slalom, Parallel Slalom, Super G and Downhill.
~~In America, skibiking enjoyed a period of relative popularity during the late 60's through the mid 70's. For further information see the USA-Retrospective page. Competition events were held throughout this period, culminating in an FISB sanctioned World Championship contest held at Mount Rose, Nevada in 1971. As a result of the late 90's skibiking renaissance, a competitive resurrection is occurring in the U.S. Beginning in 2003, contests have been staged annually. However, new Xtreme events have been added, unique to America. Freestyle and Snowcross matches now take place to compliment traditional European gate racing. As the progression continues each season, and new race venue's come on line, it would be reasonable to expect a variety of creative new formats, a 2.5 hour mogul Enduro was held in 2005. The fire has been re-ignited, momentum is building. How long until America can again be competitive internationally in traditional events? Will the U.S. lead the world in Xtreme contests? Will spaceship earth continue to fly? Questions, questions...
  

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Swiss Snow-Bike Team

 

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Note: Expanded coverage (w/photos) of some of the races can be found in the individual event reports linked from the "Features" section.   

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EVENT: Telluride SkiBike Festival
LOCATION: Telluride Ski Resort, Colorado
DATE: February 28, 2005
CONTESTS:
Enduro: 2.5 hours (laps)- moguls, groomers
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RESULTS:
1st - Neal Mathews (Brenter) 17 laps
2nd - Chris Marriott (Brenter) 16 laps
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 # Name (Alphabetical) Brand Slalom F Downhill F
25 Cathy Bonang Brenter 68.3 22 MPH 43 7
51 Joey Bonang Brenter 59.33 13 44 6
67 Jeff Cain K2 62.37 17    
62 Ryan Cullinen Koski 60.04 14 50 1
60 Nick Ehrhardt Brenter 57.89 12 45 5
17 Brian Fasterling Brenter 55.48 8 43 7
16 David Gonzalez Custom/Hari 81.24 23 46 4
55 Matt Hanson WinterXbike 52.91 4 46 4
18 Randy Johnson Brenter 65.42 19 43 7
53 Don Koski Koski     40 10
61 Chris Marriott Brenter 55.25 7 41 9
20 Mike McMechen Custom 67 21    
22 Roy Meiworm Brenter 52.3 3    
63 Ron Mickelberry Hari/K2 55.54 9 45 5
58 Loren Ostler Koski 63.15 18 49 2
19 Fred Petersen Brenter     45 5
54 Rod Ratzlaff Brenter 55.76 10 46 4
52 Bob Rau Brenter 53.71 5 46 4
23 William Ryan Brenter 60.28 15 42 8
21 Ed Snyder Custom 66.11 20    
24 Mike Sparkman Brenter 60.48 16    
59 Matt Stoumen Koski 54.73 6 50 1
66 Luke Van Maldeghem K2 48.62 1 48 3
65 Gus Ward K2     48 3
56 Hillary Wolfe Brenter 57.52 11    
57 Travis Wolfe Brenter 50.01 2    
EVENT: SkiBike America Festival
LOCATION: Durango Mountain Resort, Colorado
DATE: March 1, 2003
CONTESTS:
Dual Slalom: Combined time-2 runs
Speedtrap: Best of 2 runs
EVENT: Purgatory SkiBike Festival
LOCATION: Durango Mountain Resort, Colorado
DATE: February 26-27, 2005
CONTESTS:
Dual Slalom: Best of 2 runs
Multicross: Head to head, double elimination
Freestyle: Best trick
RESULTS:
Dual Slalom:
PRO: 1. Gerfried Seeber 15.02 (Ebster) 2. Jacek Stalmach 15.20 (Stalmach) 3. Kevin Rochfort 17.36 (Flachsmann)
SLALOM (Men): 1. Ron Mickelberry 15.89 (K2) 2. Chris Marriott 16.88 (Brenter) 3. Mike Sparkman 17.78 (Brenter) 4. Travis Dubuque 17.91 (Snowscoot) 5. Keaton Hendrickson 18.13 (Koski) 6. Mike Mcmechen 18.17 (Brenter) 7. Wes Poole 18.55 (Koski) 8. Rod Ratzlaff 18.61 (Brenter) 9.Chris Martin 18.64 (Snowscoot) 10. Mark Fitzgerald 18.91 (Koski) 11. Matt Stouman 19.07 (Koski) 12. Jon Stouman 19.08 (Koski) 13. Scott Knapp 19.09 (WinterXbike) 14. Matthias Weldon 19.36 (Koski) 15. Harrison Brown 19.37 (Slopecycle) 16. Daniel Valhondo 19.38 (Slopecycle) 17. Eric Sorinkel 19.77 (??) 18. Maynard Schewigert 19.84 (K2) 19. Joey Bonang 19.86 (Brenter) 20. Kenny Gensel 19.97 (WinterXbike) 21. Jeremy Vermule 19.99 (Crighton) 22. Josh Thompson 20.64 (Slopecycle) 23. Max Godin 20.73 (Snowscoot) 24. Chris Jaquet 21.87 (??)
SLALOM (Women): 1. Cathy Bonang 19.78 (Brenter) 2. Hailey Dubuque 21.65 (Snowscoot) 3. Averil Friedel DNF (Brenter)
MultiCross:
1. Gerfried Seeber (Ebster) 2. Jacek Stalmach (Stalmach) 3. Matthias Weldon (Koski) 4. Jeremy Vermule (Crighton) 5. Mark Fitzgerald (Koski)
Freestyle:
1. Daniel Valhondo > Front Flip (Slopecycle) 2. Max Godin > Back Flip (Snowscoot) 3. Wes Poole > Heel Clicker (Koski) 4. Chris Martin > Superman (Snowscoot) 5. Matthias Weldon > ?? (Koski) 6. Josh Thompson > No footer (Slopecycle) 7. Harrison Brown > Can Can (Slopecycle) 8. Mark Fitzgerald > ½ Table (Koski) 9. Matt Stouman > No footer (Koski) 10. Keaton Hendrickson > No Footer (Koski) 11. Jonathon Stouman > Dead Sailor (Koski)
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EVENT: SkiBike America Festival
LOCATION: Durango Mountain Resort, Colorado
DATE: February 29, 2004
CONTESTS:
Dual Slalom: Combined time-2 runs
Multicross: Head to head, single elimination
RESULTS:
MultiCross: This premier event consisted of snowcross / slalom elements. Elimination heats were run in 3 rider groups, with a 3 rider final. 1. Jacek Stalmach (Stalmach) 2. Matt Stouman (Koski) 3. Wess Poole (Koski)
Dual Slalom: Riders completed 1 run on each course with the finishing order determined by combined time. 1. Jacek Stalmach 33.33 (Stalmach) 2. Chris Marriott 38.08 (Brenter) 3. Matt Hanson 39.65 (WinterXbike) 4. Roy Meiworm 39.98 (Brenter) 5. Matt Stouman 40.98 (Koski) 6. Bob Rau 42.18 (Brenter) 7. Wess Poole 42.23 (Koski) 8. Mike Sparkman 42.69 (Brenter) 9. Mark Reeves 43.75 (Koski) 10. Katu Phillips 44.36 (unknown) 11. Ray Suder 45.88 (Brenter) 12. Chris Suder 46.28 (Brenter) 13. Mandy Miller 47.62 (Brenter) 14. Michael Haley 47.69 (Stalmach) 15. Sean Haley 50.69 (Stalmach) 16. Pat Haley 53.78 (Stalmach) 17. Dennis Donavan 55.36 (WinterXbike) 18. Ryan Cullinen 55.59 (Koski) 19. Keaton Hendrickson 1:12.97 (Koski) 20. Ken Gensel 1:18.92 (WinterXbike) 21. Bob Biddle / Frank Acuilar DQ
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EVENT: FISB World Championships (Elite Class)
LOCATION: Graechen, Switzerland
DATE: January 16-20, 2006
CONTESTS:
Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super G, Downhill, Combined
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RESULTS:
See: www.skibob.org/results.htm

Chris Marriott (Colorado, USA), riding a Flachsmann (SUI) skibike, placed 19th (of 29) in the Downhill, 21st (of 31) in Super G, and 19th (of 30) in the Giant Slalom event in his first attempt at World Class competition. He bested all but 1 rider on the established national teams from England, Scotland, Turkey and Wales in the Downhill and Giant Slalom events. He is the first racer from America to compete in the  European Championships in many years. Congratulations Chris! Photo: Right
Photo: Kevin Rochfort
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EVENT: Purgatory International SkiBike Festival
LOCATION: Durango Mountain Resort, Colorado
DATE: February 22-26, 2006
CONTESTS:
Slalom: Best of 2 runs
Multicross: Head to head, single elimination
Freestyle: Best trick
RESULTS:
Slalom:
INTERNATIONAL
[Men]: 1. Jacek Stalmach 14.50 (Stalmach) 2. Kevin Rochfort 17.20 (Flachsmann) 3. Pablo Wegrlyn 20.38 (***)
 [Junior]: 1. Bailey Shandrousky 20.46 (Brenter)
USA
[Men]: 1. Chris Marriott 15.21 (Flachsmann) 2. Matt Hanson 16.63 (Hanson) 3. Craig Carroll 17.43 (Brenter) 4. Devin Lenz 17.64 (Lenzsport) 5. Marvin Wanner 17.77 (***)  6. Matt Stouman 17.88 (Koski) 7. Mike Sparkman 17.94 (Brenter) 8. Rod Ratzlaff 18.84 (Brenter) 9. Mark Fitzgerad 19.43 (Koski) 10. Dennis Donovan 19.60 (***) 11. David Gonzalez 19.82 (K-2) 12. James Demoss 20.08 (Koski) 13. Keaton Hendrikson 20.55 (Koski) 14. Suyoung Yi 31.31 (Lenzsport)
[Women]: 1. Sue Grandjean 18.21 (Brenter) 2. Mandy Miller 18.24 (Flachsmann) 3. Debbie Wycleoff 20.74 (Stalmach)
[Junior]: 1. Mattie Wycleoff  22.26 (Stalmach)
MultiCross:
[Men]: 1. Jacek Stalmach (Stalmach) 2. Chris Marriott (Flachsmann) 3. Dennis Donovan (***) 4. Matt Hanson (Hanson)
[Women]: 1. Sue Grandjean (Brenter) 2. Darian Harvey (Brenter) 3. Mandy Miller (Flachsmann)
4. Debbie Wycleoff (Stalmach)  
Freestyle:
1. Wes Poole (Koski) 2. Gumbi  (***) 3. Tie: James Demoss (Koski) / Jared Labida (***)
No further information is available at this time.
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Photo: Kevin Rochfort

EVENT: Sipapu SkiBike Rally

LOCATION: Sipapu Resort, New Mexico

DATE: February 3-5, 2007

CONTESTS: Enduro

3 laps, closed course, dedicated lift, diverse terrain

 

RESULTS:

1. Craig Carroll (Brenter) 2. Rod Ratzlaff (Velocity) 3. Patrick Neelan (Stalmach)

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EVENT: Purgatory International SkiBike Festival

LOCATION: Durango Mountain Resort, Colorado

DATE: February 21-25, 2007

CONTESTS:  Expanded coverage

Slalom: Best of 2 runs (Timed)

Giant Slalom: Best of 2 runs (Timed)

Combination: Sum-total timing of the Slalom and Giant Slalom

 

 

RESULTS:

Slalom:

INTERNATIONAL (Guest)

  [Men]: 1. Jacek Stalmach 00:43.84 (Stalmach)

NATIONAL (USA)

  [Men]: 1. Chris Marriott 00:46.80 (Flachsmann) 2. Bart Stoneback 00:53.34 (Brenter) 3. William Fausel 00:55.04 (***) 4. Matt Hanson 00:55.27 (Hanson) 5. Rusty Davis 00:55.64 ((***)  6. Mike Sparkman 00:56.12 (Brenter) 7. Craig Carroll 00:56.49 (Brenter) 8. Devin Lenz 0:57.01 (Lenz) 9. Scott Knapp 00:57.79 (Stalmach) 10. Wes Poole 00:59.27 (Koski) 11. Billy Innis 01:08.42 12 (Lenz) 12. Keaton Hendrikson 01:08.84 (Koski)

  [Senior Men] 1. Ron Mickelberry 00:53.04 (K2) 2. Maynard Schweigert 00:59.30 (Stalmach) 3. Rod Ratzlaff 00:59.99 (Velocity) 4. Patrick Neelan 01:00.07 (Stalmach) 5. Marbin Wanner 01:00.87 (***) 6. Clark Stoneback 01:02.97 (Brenter) 7. Jeff Butcher 01:03.49 (Koski) 8. Bill Walston 01:07.37 (Brenter)

 [Women]: 1. Debbie Wyckoff 01:00.36 (Stalmach) 2. Mandy Miller 01:02.15 (Flachsmann) 3. Mattie Wycleoff 01:04.79 (Stalmach) 4. Emily Poole 01:14.39 (Koski)

Giant Slalom:

INTERNATIONAL (Guest)

  [Men]: 1. Jacek Stalmach 00:55.85 (Stalmach) 2. Javen Bernakevitch 01:10.49 (Brenter)

  [Women]: 1. Nadine Stefan 01:19.88 (Brenter)

NATIONAL (USA)

  [Men]: 1. Chris Marriott 00:58.49 (Flachsmann) 2. Bart Stoneback 01:06.37 (Brenter) 3. Craig Carroll 01:07.81 (Brenter) 4. Wes Poole 01:07.91 (Koski) 5. William Fausel 01:09.10 (***) 6. Robert Clad 01:10.32 (***) 7. Matt Stoumen 01:10.42 (Koski) 8. Scott Knapp 01:11.57 (Stalmach) 9. Mike Sparkman 01:13.02 (Brenter) 10. Keaton Hendrikson 01:21.45 (Koski) 11. David Baker 01:22.21 (***) 12. Kenny Gensel 01:31.41 (Hanson)

  [Senior Men] 1. Ron Mickelberry 01:06.65 (K2) 2. Maynard Schweigert 01:10.99 (Stalmach) 3. Patrick Neelan 01:13.62 (Stalmach) 4. Jeff Butcher 01:13.80 (Koski) 5. Marbin Wanner 01:17.54  6. Clark Stoneback 01:19.08 (Brenter) 7. Rod Ratzlaff  *DQ (Velocity)

  [Women]: 1. Mandy Miller 01:12.86 (Flachsmann) 2. Debbie Wyckoff 01:15.69 (Stalmach) 3. Mattie Wycleoff  01:20.97 (Stalmach) 4. Emily Poole 01:21.33 (Koski) 5. Donna Sparkman 01:46.23 (Brenter)

Combination:

INTERNATIONAL (Guest)

  [Men]: 1. Jacek Stalmach 01:39.69 (Stalmach)

NATIONAL (USA)

  [Men]: 1. Chris Marriott 01:45.29 (Flachsmann) 2. Bart Stoneback 01:59.71 (Brenter) 3. William Fausel 02:04.14 (***) 4. Craig Carroll 02:04.30 (Brenter) 5. Wes Poole 02:07.18 (Koski) 6. Mike Sparkman 02:09.14 (Brenter) 7. Scott Knapp 02:09.36 (Stalmach) 8. Keaton Hendrikson 02:30.29

(Koski)  

   [Senior Men] 1. Ron Mickelberry 01:59.69 (K2) 2. Maynard Schweigert 02:10.29 (Stalmach) 3.  Patrick Neelan 02:13.69 (Stalmach) 4. Jeff Butcher 02:17.29 (Koski) 5. Marbin Wanner 02:18.41 (***) 6. Clark Stoneback 02:22.05 (Brenter)

  [Women]: 1. Mandy Miller 02:15.01 (Flachsmann) 2. Debbie Wyckoff 02:16.05 (Stalmach) 3. Mattie Wycleoff 02:25.76 (Stalmach) 4. Emily Poole 02:35.72 (Koski)

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Photo: Kevin Rochfort

EVENT: Purgatory International SkiBike Festival

LOCATION: Durango Mountain Resort, Colorado

DATE: February 20-24, 2008

CONTESTS:  Expanded coverage

Slalom: 2 runs combined (Timed)

Giant Slalom: 2 runs combined (Timed)

Combination: Sum-total timing of the Slalom and Giant Slalom

 

RESULTS:

Slalom:

INTERNATIONAL (Guest)

  [Men]: 1. Jacek Stalmach 00:31.50 (Stalmach) 2. Kevin Rochfort (Brenter) 00.38.57

NATIONAL (USA)

[Men]: 1. Chris Marriott 00:33.41 (Flachsmann) 2. Mike Sparkman 00:35.34 (Brenter) 3. Roy Meiworm 00.36.80 (Stalmach) 4. Kevin Lanke 00:38.54 (K2) 5. Dave Gonzalez 00:39.90 (K2) 6. Brian Bowers 00:40.07 (Brenter)  

[Senior Men] 1. Patrick Neelan 00:33.40 (Stalmach) 2. (tie) Maynard Schweigert 00:36.66 (Stalmach) 2. (tie) Jeff  Butcher 00:36.66 (Koski) 3. Rod Ratzlaff 00:37.29 (Stalmach) 4. Bill Walston 00:41.74 (Brenter) 5. Marvin Wanner- DQ (Brenter)  

[Women]: 1. Mattie Wyckoff 00:42.50 (Stalmach) 2. Debbie Wyckoff 00:43.21 (Stalmach) 3. Lauren Ward 00:47.12 (Stalmach)

                                                                           

Giant Slalom:

INTERNATIONAL (Guest)

  [Men]: 1. Jacek Stalmach 01:55.75 (Stalmach)   

NATIONAL (USA)

  [Men]: 1. Chris Marriott 02:04.88 (Flachsmann) 2. Mike Sparkman 02:21.17 (Brenter)

[Senior Men] 1. Patrick Neelan 02:06.91 (Stalmach) 2. Maynard Schweigert 02:13.85 (Stalmach) 3. Jeff Butcher  02:17.49 (Koski) 4. Rod Ratzlaff  02:23.67 (Stalmach)

  [Women]: 1. Mandy Miller 02:29.75 (Flachsmann) 2. Mattie Wyckoff 02:39.18 (Stalmach) 3. Donna Sparkman 02:57.98

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Combination:

INTERNATIONAL (Guest)

  [Men]: 1. Jacek Stalmach (Stalmach)

NATIONAL (USA)

  [Men]: 1. Chris Marriott (Flachsmann) 2. Mike Sparkman (Brenter)   

   [Senior Men] 1. Patrick Neelan (Stalmach) 2. Maynard Schweigert (Stalmach) 3. Jeff Butcher (Koski) 4. Rod Ratzlaff (Stalmach)

  [Women]: 1. Mattie Wyckoff (Stalmach) 2. Lauren Ward  (Stalmach)

 

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EVENT: Spring Fling / Snowbike Festival

LOCATION: Hoodoo Mountain, Oregon

DATE: April 5-6, 2009

CONTESTS: Bikecross / Giant Slalom

 

RESULTS:

Bikecross: (Grand Prix)

1st - Mason Streeter (K2 SMX)

2nd - Scott Lofton (Stalmach World Cup)

3rd - Eugene Harrand (conversion)

 

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Giant Slalom:

1st - Patrick Neelan (Stalmach Cayenne)

2nd - Scott Lofton  (Stalmach World Cup)

3rd - Matt Vidal (Geary Storm)

    The thrill of victory... The agony of defeat... Since the formative years competing for the best cave (or best cave girl!), humans have responded fervently to their primal need for personal challenge. From simple survival to complex game-play, the human species has demonstrated a remarkable ability to confront and overcome challenging circumstances. Sports contests offer the opportunity to test skill, strength, stamina, and foremost... strength of will. They also provide a platform for molding personal values and attitudes, positive or negative. To face the dragon, to accept the challenge and transcend our comfort zone, to achieve our personal best, that's the measure of success. As the saying goes, it's not whether you win or lose, it's being in the game...~~R.R.

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