Memmelar and Gubernat Corner the Competition at 7 Springs

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June 16, 2009; Champion, PA, USA: The Gravity East Downhill at Seven Springs was a huge success as 186 competitors converged on Seven Springs Resort in southwestern Pennsylvania for round three of the 2009 Gravity East Downhill Series. It was Seven Springs’ first downhill race in years and a great debut for a new race course as the racers all had good responses to the event, the staff and the venue itself. Even the weather cooperated, providing two perfect days in contrast to the storms that engulfed much of the East

The Seven Springs course is based on a trail designed by former World 4X Champion Eric Carter. Fittingly, it’s a track characterized by multiple bermed turns, jumps and a sweet rock garden. Traction is critical as it quickly became obvious that this is a track where races are won or lost in the corners. The bottom jumps approaching the finish were in the open and in full view from anywhere in the expo area. But a sizeable contingent of spectators trekked up to the rock garden to watch the action, where they spent the afternoon ringing bells, whooping and hollering, and generally creating a great scene for some of the nation’s fastest racers.

The Pro winner was Jason Memmaelar of 2wheelfreaks.com / Manitou. Mr. Memmelar proved he knows how to corner with a 2:10 time that was three seconds faster than runner-up Alejandro Ortiz (NEMA). On the women’s side, Stephanie Gubernat (Vertical Earth / Cutters Bike Shop) posted an even larger margin of victory as she won her first Gravity East downhill of the year by 3.5 seconds over Rae Gandolf (Sierra Nevada).

The Gravity East continues with Downhill and e.thirteen Dual Slalom racing on June 27-28 at New York’s Windham Mountain. For more information, see www.GravityEastSeries.com.

Class Men Pro
Plc Bib Name Team Time
1 90 MEMMELAAR Jason 2wheelfreaks.com Manitou Hayes 2:10.59
2 109 ORTIZ Alejandro Trail Youth Adventures Newa Hayes 2:13.53
3 86 VAUGHAN Gavin Sinister Snowfire Racing 2:14.05
4 63 KOWALSKI Szymon Mojo Wheels 2:14.83
5 75 NEWPHER Trevyn Snowshoe Bike Park Kona 2:15.59
6 60 HALLENBECK Trevor 2:17.09
7 186 PRICE Tim Vics Tree Service 2:17.52
8 89 CAYLEY Jeff Fly Racing 1661 2:17.56
9 136 GABER Jonathan Cutters Bike Shop 2:18.23
10 58 BECKLEY Jason 2:18.60
11 170 GREGORY Justin Speedgoat Bicycles 2:18.84
12 61 HULSE Ben 2:18.90
13 73 WILSON Tyler X-fusion Intense 2:21.50
14 141 LESLIE John High Gear Racing 2:28.01
15 81 SCANLAND Marvin 2:28.35
59 GOSSELIN Erik Team Drop DNF
Class Men Cat 1 19-29
Plc Bib Name Team Time
1 87 RAPHAEL Adam High Gear Racing 2:19.30
2 21 GODARD Dan Mojo Wheels 2:20.32
3 107 MOSCHITTI Alex 2:20.57
4 76 NOTO Philip 2:21.90
5 94 YUROSHEK Dennis 2wheelfreaks.com Hayes Group 2:22.07
6 66 GRUHLER Mike 2:23.13
7 139 REYNOLDS Harrison Spin Bike Shop Reynolds Landscaping 2:25.16
8 99 BEDICK Tyler Wamsley Cycles 2:25.88
9 22 PATTERSON Clay 2:26.61
10 24 SAUNDERS Burke 2:26.90
11 108 NORMAND John Low Riders 2:27.41
12 165 FARRELL Andrew Mad March Racing 2:32.62
13 93 JACKSON Justin Pro Bikes 2:34.81
14 176 AYR Geoffrey 2:38.65
23 PFAHL Will DNS
Class Men Cat 1 30-39
Plc Bib Name Team Time
1 112 LIEBIG Kevin Racers Edge 2:18.58
2 79 STEWART John Traction Mag 2:21.47
3 19 SCHUELER Thomas 2:22.73
4 140 KLINKERT Robin My Right Pocket 2:27.04
5 16 JORDAN Alan 2:27.27
6 17 METCALF Shawn Mongoose Tribe 661 Kenda Azonic 2:27.44
7 157 NICHOLAS Todd Gretnabikes Lupine Lights 661 2:28.22
8 118 BRIEN Bob MMR Bikeline of Allentown 2:28.61
9 116 HUMMEL Mike West Newton Bike Shop 2:28.72
10 115 KELLY Chad Allentown Bike Line 2:29.80
11 18 RUDY Jason 2:33.29
12 153 KRING Chris High Gear Racing 2:40.46
13 88 HARTMAN Jeremy 2:47.58
Class Men Cat 1 40-99
Plc Bib Name Team Time
1 121 COOK Phil CHUMBA Racers Edge Inc 2:27.55
2 20 DANEY Stefan 2:33.67
3 148 JEFFERS Craig High Gear Racing 2:37.15
4 147 MALINOWSKI John High Gear Racing 2:42.12
5 174 DALLEGRO Jacob Sinical Racing 2:44.33
6 106 ROTHENBECK Michael Azonic Racers Edge 2:57.88
100 THOMPSON Richard Autism Awarenesss Chumba Oneil DNS
Class Men Cat 1 Jr 01-18
Plc Bib Name Team Time
1 122 PENSLER Sam Inspired Athletes 2:21.79
2 9 MULALLY Logan specialized team america 2:24.35
3 123 PENSLER Nathan Coyote Hill 2:24.69
4 8 GROSS Mike Team Drop 2:24.76
5 64 TRINKINO Trevor Mojo Wheels 2:25.41
6 114 NONNO Vance Gemini Bike Shop 2:26.15
7 65 ORY Harrison Mojo Wheels 2:26.31
8 161 LEWIS Robert 7springs 2:30.64
Class Men Cat 2 19-29
Plc Bib Name Team Time
1 158 PANTON Nick 2:33.85
2 71 MONGER Mike Race Pace Bicycles 2:35.84
3 77 MACHESKA Floyd West Newton Bike Shop 2:37.63
4 134 PARRISH Nathan Iron City Bikes 2:38.21
5 180 KLIESH Alex 2:38.36
6 74 WASKIEWICZ Daniel Traction Mag 2:38.48
7 175 CHMIELEWSKI Chris Wayfarer Bike 2:38.62
8 72 FIELDS Michael Race Pace Bicycles 2:38.86
9 130 SHORT Joseph 2:40.62
10 25 CZAPLICKI Steven 2:41.33
11 171 REIMONDS Justin 2:41.47
12 145 MCMATH Jessee 2:41.48
13 173 COCKERHHAM Kevin 2:41.58
14 31 ZERBE Jonathan West Virginia University 2:41.87
15 97 ROSENTHAL Josh Rosie Racing Ted Uojcik 2:42.53
16 151 DAVIS Nick Sierra Nevada Brewing Co 2:43.00
17 11 CHIEFFE Doug 2:43.19
18 95 HARTMAN Jason 2:44.57
19 27 MARTIS Brian 2:45.02
20 133 KOENIG Samuel 2:45.17
21 129 HOWLETTE Jonathan 2:47.70
22 181 COLUCCIO Anthony 2:49.26
23 82 FOUST Todd 2:49.78
24 30 SHANNON Brian 2:50.08
25 127 CAIN Adam Wu Tang Clan 2:51.80
26 29 NELSON Jeffrey 2:53.46
27 132 BODIE Ethan 2:54.51
28 154 SCHAEFER Clayton 2:55.88
29 162 KAUHURIK Aaron Gretna Bikes 3:01.26
156 SCOTTEN Chris DNS
159 JOHNJULIO Will DNS
160 CHALFANT Devon DNS
168 CONNELLY John DNS
Class Men Cat 2 30-39
Plc Bib Name Team Time
1 28 METZ Scott 2:29.08
2 111 BOEDEKER Heath Sierra Nevada Brewing Co 2:32.89
3 125 JEZIORSKI Keith 2:35.82
4 182 MURPHY James 2:38.06
5 26 KANE Brian 2:40.84
6 101 DEVORE Nick Sierra Nevada Brewing Co 2:41.58
7 117 BOYER James Bike Shop NEMA 2:41.65
8 184 MORELL David Denali Cycles 2:41.69
9 32 COULL Casey 2:43.06
10 34 WENSCHHOF Luke 2:43.12
11 124 TRIMBLE Mike Racers Edge 2:45.13
12 102 BURKES Jesse 2:46.42
13 119 BRESNEI Alan OMOB 2:46.56
14 178 URBANEK Tony O.M.O.B 2:48.95
15 33 MARTIN Kenneth 2:51.53
16 155 BROUGHTON James Traction Mag 2:52.40
17 98 CRAIG David 2:53.21
18 80 GRAY Chip Trails End Cycling 2:56.60
19 137 ELWOOD Brian Azonic EVS 3:01.08
Class Men Cat 2 40-99
Plc Bib Name Team Time
1 38 STARR Ian 2:38.41
2 150 RIEGNER Daniel 2:42.33
3 70 DAUGHERTY William 2:47.01
4 183 RAMBO Larry Denali Cycles 2:47.23
5 37 ENDRESON JR Frank team town cycle 2:47.73
6 39 STROBEL Michael 2:47.95
7 91 BEVARD Robert Horns Hill Hucksters 2:49.26
8 179 WURTHELE Jeff 2:50.03
9 105 REHM Gerald Denali Cycles 2:55.04
35 BODYCOAT George DNS
36 BULLOTTA Rick DNS
172 FAIRBURN Shawn DNS
Class Men Cat 2 Jr 01-18
Plc Bib Name Team Time
1 10 BARRON Michael 2:33.64
2 144 ARTICE Malachi Frostburg Adventure 2:39.06
3 14 TRIMBLE Jeff 2:41.24
4 12 MCGIBONEY Ryan 2:43.27
5 13 STABLOW Ben 2:44.15
6 57 DEGENHARD Samuel Bike Doctor 2:44.41
7 163 BLACKWELL Christop 2:47.65
8 83 GLOSTER Lawrence 2:50.94
9 84 RITTER Brad Lowe Riders 2:52.25
Class Men Cat 3 19-29
Plc Bib Name Team Time
1 40 FISCHESSER Matthew 2:39.01
2 110 OBRIEN Jon 2:49.67
3 41 GOLDEISEN Jarris Race Pace 2:50.35
4 138 ZUERNSTEIN Andreas My Right Pocket 2:52.36
5 104 CONNARE Corey 2:52.55
6 146 MCHENRY Justin 2:54.01
7 126 COLLIGAN Todd 2:57.31
8 169 PICKERING Michael 2:58.32
9 185 COFFMAN James 3:01.25
10 45 WINTERS Brian 3:03.97
11 149 STROCK Evan 3:06.24
12 177 COLBY Alex 3:07.39
13 43 SCHILLINGER Jared 3:33.78
14 85 KUEHLER Aaron 3:50.44
42 OVERHOLT Zach DNS
44 WIGGINS Ryan DNS
152 BAUGHMAN Kent Kent Baughman Racing DNS
167 PALKO Ben
Class Men Cat 3 30-39
Plc Bib Name Team Time
1 52 MATTERN Nathan 2:43.64
2 47 BLESSING Greg 2:47.87
3 135 RICKER Ritch 2:50.34
4 55 POSADNY Jon 2:50.40
5 50 HAGUE Jason 2:51.13
6 54 MURPHY Jeff 2:52.40
7 51 HENSLER Ryan OMOB 2:54.11
8 53 MONK Raymond 3:02.31
9 49 GRAY David 3:03.15
10 103 CONNARE Walter Horns Hill Hucksters 661 Azonic 3:03.69
11 48 COGNITORE Patrick 3:08.73
12 68 MORRISON Jeff 3:12.03
46 BELLNER Patrick DNS
120 KUHNS Jason OMOB DNS
Class Men Cat 3 40-99
Plc Bib Name Team Time
1 187 DAUM Alan 3:12.79
2 78 MCCANN Bruce Team Amigos 3:21.30
3 67 BRESLIN Doug Girthbikes.com Freeridesouth.com 3:27.13
Class Men Cat 3 Jr 01-18
Plc Bib Name Team Time
1 7 SCHERBICK Andrew 2:45.85
2 113 NONNO Davis Gemini Bike Shop 2:45.86
3 143 SLIGER Charlie 2:50.96
4 15 TAYLOR Pierce 3:24.98
Class Men Jr 01-14
Plc Bib Name Team Time
1 164 LESLIE Jimmy 661 Sunline Royal 2:44.66
2 142 LESLIE Shane High Gear Racing 2:49.55
3 5 FAIRBURN Noah 2:50.72
4 69 DAUGHERTY Mason Speedgoat 2:55.83
5 4 BODYCOAT Ben 3:07.63
6 6 GRAY Nick 3:43.14
Class Women Cat 2-Cat 3
Plc Bib Name Team Time
1 1 COWELL Heather 2:56.89
2 92 SCORILLE Liz Horns Hill Hucksters 3:06.87
3 131 BODIE Consuelo 3:14.11
4 62 CUSTER Kristin Fat Jimmys 3:17.00
Class Women Pro-Cat1
Plc Bib Name Team Time
1 96 GUBERNAT Stephanie Vertical Earth and Cutters Bike Shop 2:36.61
2 128 GANDOLF Rae Sierra Nevada Brewing Co 2:40.17
3 166 ELGERT Hillary Racers Edge 2:41.53
4 3 DANEY Lauren 2:43.98
5 2 COUSIN Kristin Team Fat Kids 3:05.47

source: Ken Getchell,

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