Wells wins Sea Otter short track

Ettinger takes second while Sauser claims third

Todd Wells (Specialized) raced to victory in the elite men's short track race at the Sea Otter Classic on Friday.  The US short track national champion defeated US cross country national champion Stephen Ettinger (BMC) and marathon world champion Christoph Sauser (Specialized).

Wells was never further back than third the entire race and he led the charge to the line while Ettinger and Sauser sprinted each other for the second spot.

Geoff Kabush (Scott-3Rox) finished fourth ahead of Russell Finsterwald (SRAM Troy Lee Designs) to round out the top five.

Full Results

Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Todd Wells (USA) Specialized S Racing  
2Stephen Ettinger (USA) BMC  
3Christoph Sauser (Swi) Specialized S Racing  
4Geoff Kabush (Can) Scott 3-Rox  
5Russell Finsterwald (USA) Sram Troy Lee Designs  
6Evan Guthrie (Can) Norco Factory  
7Barry Wicks (USA) Kona  
8Mitchell Hoke (USA) The Pros Closet  
9Troy Wells (USA) Team Cliff Bar  
10Kerry Werner (USA) BMC Project Dirt  
11Howard Grotts (USA) Specialized Racing XC  
12Derek Zandstra (Can) Scott 3 Rox Racing  
13Marc-Antoine Nadon (Can) Scott-3Rox Racing  
14Andrew Watson (Can) Norco Factory  
15Cody Kaiser (USA) Muscle Milk Specialized  
17Justin Lindine (USA) Redline / NBX  
18Ben Berden (Bel) Raleigh Clement  
19Ryan Woodall (USA) The Pros Closet / Stans  
20Rotem Ishay (USA)  
21Kris Sneddon (Can) Kona  
22Menso De Jong (USA) Team Clif Bar Cycling  
23Ryan Geiger (USA) FRM Factory Racing  
24Patrick Chartrand (Can) Rocky Mountain Factory  
25Gareth Feldstein (USA) Cannondale Muscle Milk  
26Sepp Kuss (USA) BMC Project Dirt  
27Frantisek Rabon CZ19830926 Specialized Racing  
28Tom Sampson (USA) Adigga Racing  
29Jason Sager (USA) Backcountry.com  
30Kalan Beisel (USA) Giant Tuffshed  
31Marc-Andrt Daigle (Can) Garnean Quebecor  
32Bryson Perry (USA) Dna Cycling  
33Jamey Driscoll (USA) Raleigh Clement  
34Elliot Reinecke (USA) Velo Hangar/Focus Bikes  
35Travis Woodruff (USA) Backcountry.Com Bike Team  
36Bryan Alders (USA) Marin Bikes  
37Brodie Stringer (USA) Team Baghouse  
38Lewis Gaffney (USA) American Classic  
39Alex Wild (USA) Trailhead Racing Specialized  
40Brady Kappius (USA) Clif Bar Cycling  
41Clint Claassen (USA) Santa Cruz Fox  
42Jason Moeschler (USA) Wtb Cannondale  
43Robert Marion (USA) American Classic  
44Spencer Paxson (USA)  
45Quinn Moberg (Can) Rocky Mountain Factory  
46Gustavo Pedroza (Mex) Ellin Cyling Team  
47Charles Jenkins (USA) Khs Cytomax Esi  
48Drew Edsall (USA) The Pros Closet/Stans  
49Justin Desilets (USA) No Team  
50Will Curtis (USA) Santa Cruz / X-Fusion  
51Yuki Ikeda (Jpn) Topeak Ergon  
52Joseph Clemenzi (USA) Sports Garage Cycling  
53Jim Hewett (USA) Osmo  
54Jordane Gauthier-Bea (Can) Power Watts Nord  
55Matthew Tyler Turner (USA) Summit Utah Devo  
56Danny Mcnaughton (USA) Eden Bicycles Racing Club  
57Colby Pastore (USA) Santa Cruz / X-Fusion  
58Anibal Valadez (Mex) Ellin Cycling Team  
59Trey Jarno (Est) Bear Valley Bikes  
60Eliel Anttila (USA) UC Berkeley  
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