Soldotna’s Bradley Walters won the boys varsity race during the Government Peak Invitational on Friday. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

Soldotna’s Bradley Walters won the boys varsity race during the Government Peak Invitational on Friday. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

Area skiers, bikers excel at Tour of Anchorage

Kenai Peninsula endurance athletes put together a host of top finishes Sunday at the Tour of Anchorage, a series of ski and fat bike races in Anchorage.

In the 50-kilometer freestyle, Kenai Central graduate Karl Danielson led the way for the peninsula, finishing 14th in 2 hours, 31 minutes and 31 seconds, while Melissa Smith of Soldotna was the top woman at 20th place in 3:13:24.

Soldotna High School senior Bradley Walters was second in the 40K freestyle at 2:04:40, while Homer’s Anna Williams was sixth in the women’s 40K event at 2:25:01.

In the 25k freestyle, Homer’s Megan Corazza was seventh in 1:38:31, while Soldotna’s Mitchell Andrew was eighth in 1:29:41.

In the 25K classic, Soldotna’s Steve Milliron was fifth in 1:51:30.

Fat bike races were added after the ski races last year. In the 40K women’s fat bike, Soldotna’s Angie Brennan was third in 2:57:20, while Soldotna’s Alicia Kincaid was ninth in the women’s 50K fat bike at 4:28:39. In the men’s 40K fat bike, Soldotna’s Nathan Kincaid was 10th in 2:34:30.

Tour of Anchorage

Kenai Peninsula finishers


50-kilometer freestyle — 20. Melissa Smith, Soldotna, 3 hours, 13 minutes, 24 seconds; 30. Hallie Bergwall, Seward, 3:33:48.

40 freestyle — 6. Anna Williams, Homer, 2:25:01; 23. Kathleen Sorensen, Seward, 2:43:23; 33. Megan Kemp, Seward, 2:51:13; 37. Patty Moran, Soldotna, 2:58:19; 43. Binget Nilsson, Seward, 3:02:10; 56. Elizabeth Earl, Soldotna, 3:19:14; 62. Ruth Dickerson, Homer, 3:52:13.

25 freestyle — 7. Megan Corazza, 1:38:31; 48. Tara Schmidt, Homer, 2:03:56; 58. Kathryn Schmidt, Homer, 2:11:02; 96. Patricia Perry, Seward, 3:09:35.

25 classic — 42. Cameale Johnson, Port Graham, 3:30:18.

50 fat bike — 9. Alicia Kincaid, Soldotna, 4:28:39.

40 fat bike — 3. Angie Brennan, Soldotna, 2:57:20.


50 freestyle — 14. Karl Danielson, Kenai, 2:31:31; 23. Joey Klecka, Kenai, 2:41:45; 32. Luke Rosier, Seward, 2:47:21; 45. Frederick Dickerson, Homer, 2:56:31; 46. Charles DiMarzio, Seward, 2:56:32.

40 freestyle — 2. Bradley Walters, Soldotna, 2:04:40; 18. Pat Cooper, Kenai, 2:26:36; 19. Tom Seggerman, Sterling, 2:26:43; 23. Jeffrey Helminiak, Kenai, 2:27:44; 36. Bernard Strathman, Soldotna, 2:38:01; 57. Jordan Chilson, Soldotna, 2:49:55; 62. David Grinestaff, Kenai, 2:52:31; 63. Jack Harris, Soldotna, 2:52:36; 67. Justin Hansen, Ken, 2:54:13; 80. Kyler Pritchett, Sterling, 3:05:46; 92. Jon Berryman, Homer, 3:56:06.

25 freestyle — 8. Mitchell Andrew, Soldotna, 1:29:41; 11. Quinn Cox, Soldotna, 1:31:49; 50. Drew Cox, Soldotna, 1:52:03; 68. Jonah Swiderski, Seward, 1:57:54; 90. Timothy Schmidt, Homer, 2:09:18.

25 classic — 5. Steve Milliron, Soldotna, 1:51:30; 13. Dan Harbison, Soldotna, 2:11:13; 14. Isaac Erhardt, Soldotna, 2:15:23; 21. Patrick Miller, Homer, 2:25:45.

40 fat bike — 10. Nathan Kincaid, Soldotna, 2:34:30.

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