2015 WMD Results
The Seventh Annual White Mountain Double was the very exciting year with riders from six states/provinces and two countries. The heat and wind made a challenging course even bit more challenging, which cause two-thirds of the riders to finish in the last three hours of a 19-hour event . Ninety-five riders put the rubber down on the double century. Eighty-two riders crossed the finish line. The names of all those that finished are listed below, and those riders that DNF and DNS are also listed. The rider’s that DNF or DNS have the opportunity to come back next year to earn the Winston Churchill Award.
First Place Men Finisher: Robert Schofield
CONGRATULATIONS! Robert 12 hours 19 minutes. Robert of course stopped at the Smoothie Shack to enjoy the first smoothie of this year’s ride. He finished alone and 41 minutes in front of the second place finisher (Gilles Bouchard). However, he would have had company if Danny Davisson had ridden on Saturday instead of the Sunday Staff Ride. Danny was blessed with 10-20 degree cooler and tailwinds and he finished in a cool 11 hours and 36 minutes. Thanks Danny for volunteering on Saturday that was a great help and very appreciated. Congrats to both Danny and Robert on turning in the fastest times this year!
First Place Women Finisher: Sarah Swigart
CONGRATULATIONS!! Sarah was first woman to come across the finish line. She finished in 14 hours and 3 minutes. Sarah was also the first rider to the top of White Mountain, and set record as being the youngest woman to finish the White Mountain Double at 29 years old.
First Place Tandem Team Finishers: Paul McKenize and Sarah Schroer
CONGRATULATIONS!! Paul and Sarah are White Mountain Tandem Team Record Holders. They came back this year for a 13 hours and 13 minutes cruise into a first place finish.
The Winston Churchill Award, “Never Give In” is given to a rider who did not complete the White Mountain Double Century, but had tenacity and determination to came back another season and finished! A SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS to Tim Lange for displaying a “Never Give In” performance in 2015. He is this year’s WCA Winner, which is very impressive award. In the White Mountain Double’s history I have seen riders try as much five years straight before winning this award. My helmet goes off all WCA winners!
Once again I am inspired by everyone’s participation and efforts to finish the course. The weather each year is unpredictable for the White Mountain events, and the Saturday event was hot with headwinds and the Sunday Staff ride was cool rainy with tailwinds.
I can’t over emphasize how much I appreciate the crew of volunteers. Each year, a higher level of experienced volunteers come to support the event, and each one of them executed their roles and responsibilities perfectly. You have my most sincere thanks for all you do in helping make the White Mountain Double a fun and safe event. I hope truly you enjoyed the weekend. It was my honor to have you supporting the White Mountain riders.
Thank you all again who participated in this year’s event and I am looking forward to seeing you again. Ride Safe.
With Gratitude ~ Jim Cook
MEMORIES and THANK YOUs
2015 WMD Crew:
The White Mountain Double Century Support Crew has become truly very skill group that does an outstanding job of making one of the best support . A huge Thank You goes to an awesome group of volunteers who truly make this event better every year!
Aid Station Prep: Priscilla and Rachel Cook
Check-In: Anny Beck, Lynne Billie, Mike Nguyen, Jim Cook
Follow Vehicles: Rich Staley, Rebecca Eckland, & Jami Horner
West Guard Aid Station: Fred Klinzmann, Lynne Billie, Hugh Murphy
Palmento Water Station: Danny Davisson
Schulman Water Stop: Don & Frieda McKaughan
Gilbert Pass Aid Station: Joni Bauer & Doug Beisner
Lunch @ Boonies: Jami Horner
Dan Crain’s Water Stop: Mike McCarthy
Smoothie Station: Paul Gammel, Priscilla & Rachel Cook
Hwy 6 Water Stop: Danny Davisson, Don & Frieda McKaughan
Basalt Aid Station: Fred Klinzmann & Lynne Billie,
Benton Aid Station: Joni Bauer & Doug Beisner
Roving SAG: Paul Gammel, Rich Staley, Rebecca Eckland, & Jami Horner
Sunday Crew Ride SAG: Jim Cook
A special thanks goes out to the awesome people at the California Triple Crown, Hammer Nutrition, Bishop Chamber of Commence, Lion’s Club of Bishop, Boonies Restaurant, California Highway Patrol, CalTrans at Bishop, Inyo County, Mono County, Nevada Department of Transportation, Nevada Highway Patrol, U.S. National Forest Service, Satellite Phone Store, M & K Enterprises , and Bishop Waste Disposal.
Rider and Volunteer Feedback:
Thank you so much for all the fun you had planned for me. I think I had more fun than anyone else on the ride.
Thanks for putting on a great Double last Saturday!! Weather was hot but all the water stops were in the right places and the volunteers were great and very helpful. Thanks again
|Danny Davisson||Placentia||CA||H||11:36||Staff Ride|
|Robert L Schofield||Carson City||NV||H||12:19|
|Gilles Bouchard||Los Altos||CA||H||13:00|
|Dave Reynolds||Salt Lake City||UT||H||13:04|
|Sarah Swigart||San Diego||CA||H||14:03|
|Barry Miller||Thousand Oaks||CA||L||14:22|
|Kathleen Merrill||Elk Grove||CA||L||14:22|
|Alexis Berthillier||Mountain View||CA||H||14:38|
|Steven Kreider||Carson City||NV||H||14:38|
|Jeffrey L Ambio||Irvine||CA||H||15:03|
|Chris Asmus||Diamond Bar||CA||L||15:05||Tandem|
|Sergio Sandoval||Bermuda Dunes||CA||H||15:24|
|Christopher Beauchamp||Los Gatos||CA||H||15:38|
|Andrea Green||Mission Viejo||CA||H||15:44|
|Ed Irvine||San Jose||CA||H||16:03|
|David Jeong||San Francisco||CA||L||16:24|
|Nestor Granados||Los Angelse||CA||H||16:33|
|byron ho||San Francisco||CA||H||16:39|
|Juliani Weko||San Diego||CA||H||16:45|
|Jason Joven||Los Angeles||CA||L||17:12|
|Ronald Cuevas||Van Nuys||CA||L||17:15|
|Victor Marras||Sherman Oaks||CA||L||17:20|
|David V Machen||RENO||NV||H||17:23|
|Rosio Castanon||San Diego||CA||H||17:24|
|John Parsons||Santa Cruz||CA||H||17:30|
|Stephen Murphy||San Anselmo||CA||H||17:32|
|Kenneth D. Adams||Riverside||CA||H||17:36|
|Rick Jackson||Sherman Oaks||CA||L||17:37|
|Ellen Kirk||Del Mar||CA||L||17:37|
|Russell Cammel||San Bernanio||CA||L||17:46|
|Dzung Dang||San Jose||CA||L||17:47|
|Mike Nguyen||Garden Grove||CA||L||17:47|
|David Ciha||El Cajon||CA||L||18:13|
|Jun Acob||Monterey Park||CA||L||18:30|
|Katherine Cousins||Los Angeles||CA||H||18:35|
|Krist Roginski||Menlo Park||CA||H||18:40|
|Lisa miller||La Jolla||CA||L||18:41|
|Paul Ries||Palo Alto||CA||H||18:41|
|Tim Lange||San Jose||CA||L||18:46|
|Don McKaughan||Sacramento||CA||L||19:05||Staff Ride|
|Charles Roecken||Castro Valley||CA||H||DNF|
|Jim Pettett||Cave Creek||AZ||L||DNF|
|Martha Mattox||San Francisco||CA||143||DNF|
|Richard Reitz||Las Vegas||NV||H||DNF|
|Shelley Lane||Yosemite National Park||CA||L||DNF|
|Nathaniel Keller||San Francisco||CA||DNS|
|Quyet Nguyen||Garden Grove||CA||DNS|
|Steven Cottle||Redwood City||CA||DNS|
|Thomas McNulty||La Canada||CA||DNS|
|William Murphy||Long Beach||CA||DNS|