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Ebbett and Bourqe win dual slalom

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.

Results

Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Kyle Ebbett
2James Patterson
3Avery Buch
4Steve Avery (HMBP)
5Zach Faulkner
6Brian Piper
7David Flynn
8Erik Gosselin (Team Drop)

Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Dawn Bourque
2Karen Eagan
3Kate Parhiala (Wachusett Brewery)

Cat. 1 Junior men
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Richard Rude Jr (Santa Cruz/Allride Academy)
2Max Syron
3Mike Gross (Team Drop)
4Hunter Budd

Cat. 1 Men
#Rider Name (Country) Team
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) Team
1Andrew Davies
2Dylan Conte
3Peter McNulty
4James Bannister
5Ray Syron
6Shane Alexander

Cat. 2-3 Men
#Rider Name (Country) Team
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) Team
1Taylor Allison (MMR/Marin)
2Olivia Allison (MMR/Marin)
3Maddie Crowley

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