Mountain bikers race in St. George
by Greg Child
Special to The Times-Independent
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Mountain Biking
Brendan Moore and Isaac O’Harrah, freshmen, are in the pack at the start of the race. 
										Photo courtesy Mike Duniway.
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The Utah high school mountain bike racing season ended at the state championships Oct. 19-20 in glorious fall sunshine at a tough, strenuous and fast track in St. George.

Proving that mountain biking is a growth sport for Utah youth, a whopping 1,794 riders turned up for the finals. The Moab Red Devil Mountain Biking team fronted 15 riders, and out of a field of 53, Moab ranked 19th.

Of special note, Annie Kopell pedaled to 45th place in girls varsity on her final NICA race of her high school career, capping four years riding with the Red Devils. Standing on the podium were Elijah Topper, placing 9th on the day in junior varsity boys (but 3rd over the entire race series), and Eli Taylor, sophomore boys, placing 23rd on the day (but 9th in the series).

Other race results for the day include freshmen girls–Ariann Child, 13th; freshmen boys– Isaac O’Harra, 33rd; Matthew Andrew, 42nd; Zane Maher-Young, 58th; Brendan Moore, 63rd; Conor Duniway, 83rd; Theo Lawson, 120th; Jacob Knight, 125th. Sophomore boys also included Jackson Sorenson, 24th; River Martucci, 52nd; Kyler Helquist, 57th.

Also in junior varsity boys, Wyatt Gholson came in at 87th place.

The Moab riders are grateful to the dedication of the coaches, parents and sponsors who made this season a success.

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