Ebbett and Bourqe win dual slalom

Course's own designer takes the win

Highland MTB Park served as stop number five of the Gravity East Series. Sunny, blue-sky weather helped make a great weekend of racing, and in spite of two competing gravity events in the region, 139 downhill racers and 43 dual slalom competitors turned out - by far the largest turnout of any of the weekend's races.

The courses, prepared for the event by the Highland Trail Crew, also were a higlight of the weekend. Saturday's dual slalom was an old school dual slalom cousre. It was designed and constructed by Kyle Ebbett with assistance of a trail crew of 10 people that worked almost non-stop for two weeks to prepare for this weekend. The work showed,

"This is probably one of the best dual slalom courses I have seen in my entire career of racing," said Brady Owens of Derailed.com and the weekend's substitute dual slalom Coordinator.

Course designer Kyle Ebbett secured the top podium spot for the elite men and Dawn Bourque took the elite women's win.


Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kyle Ebbett  
2James Patterson  
3Avery Buch  
4Steve Avery (HMBP)  
5Zach Faulkner  
6Brian Piper  
7David Flynn  
8Erik Gosselin (Team Drop)  
Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Dawn Bourque  
2Karen Eagan  
3Kate Parhiala (Wachusett Brewery)  
Cat. 1 Junior men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Richard Rude Jr (Santa Cruz/Allride Academy)  
2Max Syron  
3Mike Gross (Team Drop)  
4Hunter Budd  
Cat. 1 Men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kyle Karpuska  
2Trevor Peckham  
3Donnie Roberts  
4Clay Pattersen  
5PJ Noto  
6Beau Cormier  
7Will Marks  
8Chris Flynn  
9Michael Brown  
 Andrew Farrell  
Cat. 2 Junior men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrew Davies  
2Dylan Conte  
3Peter McNulty  
4James Bannister  
5Ray Syron  
6Shane Alexander  
Cat. 2-3 Men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Colby Nugent  
5Justin Well  
6Chris Buckley  
3Damon Morin (Team Drop)  
7Tom Lamont  
1Lane Boertmann (Beachwood Bikes)  
4Adam Quinn  
8Scott Laplante  
Junior women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Taylor Allison (MMR/Marin)  
2Olivia Allison (MMR/Marin)  
3Maddie Crowley  
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