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Santa Cruz resident and Australia native Paul Matthews, a professional triathlete, took second place in the Ironman Arizona over the weekend in Tempe, Ariz.

Matthews finished the 2.4-mile swim in 48 minutes, 27 seconds, the 112-mile bike in 4:24:31, and the marathon in 2:48:27 for an 8:04:58 finish — just less than two minutes behind winner Nils Frommhold of Germany [8:03:13].

TJ Tollakson of Des Moines, Iowa, rounded out the top three [8:07:36].

Also from Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz’s Cindy Padilla, 37, finished in 13:11:08 with a division rank of 55; Watsonville’s Rachel Montoya, 36, finished in 13:36:30 with a division rank of 80; Santa Cruz’s Johan Schimmel, 49, finished in 11:21:39 with a division rank of 82; Scotts Valley’s Elle Washburn, 40, finished in 14:00:00 with a division rank of 83; Scotts Valley’s Kevin Abruzzini, 46, finished in 13:39:43 with a division rank of 235; Portland’s Nick Moless, 34 and a Santa Cruz native, finished in 12:10:00 with a division rank of 159.

Results included in this report are from the Ironman website.

Note: Know of someone else from the Santa Cruz area who competed? Mention them in the comments and I’ll add their results to this post!

Once the tsunami warning was lifted for the Hawaii Islands following an earthquake in Canada on Sunday, Santa Cruz resident Kathy Frank and Scotts Valley resident Roger Kern went out and won their respective divisions in the Xterra World Championships, the crown jewel of off-road triathlon.

Frank dominated the women’s 65-69 age division in Kapalua, Maui. She finished the 1.5-kilometer open-water swim in 46 minutes, 2 seconds, the 30k mountain bike portion in 3:34:00, and the 10k trail run in 1:47:10. She led each portion for what was her second world title and a total of 6:07:12.

Kern won the men’s 70-74 age division as the only competitor, crossing the finish line in 5:30:38. He completed the swim in 48:19, the bike in 3:08:3, and the run in 1:33:34 for his first world title.

Information included in this report is according to Xterra press releases. For full results, please see its results page. To check out its Facebook photo gallery, go here.

Scotts Valley mountain biker Felipe Walker won the Central Coast Downhill Series “Super-D” junior 18-and-under race at Toro Park in Salinas on Sunday.

Walker [Monster Energy/Scotts Valley Cyclesport] sped down the course in 4 minutes, 57.68 seconds for the win. He was followed by Matten Erbentraut of Navato [Matin Bikes] in 4:58.91 and Todd Renwick of Soulsbyville [CCCX] in 5:04.93.

Walk was one of two winning junior riders from Scotts Valley. The other was Ryan Simonovich [Santa Cruz Mountain Cycling], who won the boys 14-16 age division in 5:26.66.

Also from Santa Cruz County, Aptos had two winners. Devin Kjaer [Yeti/Fox/Family Cycling Center] won both the junior boys Cat 3 18-and-under race in 5:04.39 and the junior boys 13-and-under race in 5:13.55, and Bob Barwick [Family Cycling Center] won the single speed division in 5:13.92.

And from the City of Santa Cruz, Elli Freibrun [Spokesman] won the women’s Cat 2 division in 5:57.87, Michael Ryan [Bike Station Aptos] won the men’s Cat 3 45-54 age division in 5:22.13, James Bradley [unattached] won the men’s Cat 2 45-54 age division, and Bjorn Temple [Family Cycling Center] won the man’s Cat 2 19-34 age division in 4:59.46.

The downhill series finale is scheduled for Dec. 9.

Results included in this report are from the CCCX website.

A 15-year-old Scotts Valley skater, Josh Useldinger, grabs some air while warming up for his heat at the Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Contest on Sunday. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel)

Michael Brookman won the men’s pro division of the 13th annual Tim Brauch Memorial Skateboarding contest, which was held in San Jose and Scotts Valley over the weekend. Brookman took home a cool $1,000 for his performance.

Josh Rodriquez placed second for a $600 prize and Sky Siljeg placed third for the $400 prize.

Other winners were Steve Caballero in the masters division, Lizzie Armanto in the ladies division and Tristan Rennie in the amateur division.

Results included in this report are from the World Cup Skateboarding website.

Ben Lomond resident Gerry Hatcher [Scotts Valley Cycle Sport] completed six laps in the men’s Cat 1 45-54 age division race in 2 hours, 9 seconds for the win in Central Coast Cyclocross’s Cross Country mountain biking event No. 8 in Fort Ord on Saturday.

Hatcher was 1:45 ahead of the next closest finisher, Scott Zavack of Los Gatos [2:01:54]. Third-place finisher Steve Wade [Quadzilla] clocked in at 2:03:27. Zavack rides for Buycell.com.

Other racers from Santa Cruz County who won were as follows: Felton’s Kim Midstokke [Midstock Construction/Spokesman] in the men’s Cat 2 35-44 age division, going five laps in 1:43:00; Scotts Valley’s Scott Martin [Bicycle Trip] in the men’s Cat 2 55-plus age division, going five laps in 1:51:39; Santa Cruz’s Mike Martin [Team Santa Cruz] in the Cat 2 single-speed division, going five laps in 1:52:33; Ben Lomond’s Graham Dittman [unattached] in the men’s Cat 3 19-34 age division, going four laps in 1:25:09; and Scotts Valley’s Jackson Currie [unattached] in the men’s Cat 3 35-44 age division, going four laps in 1:29:13.

Santa Cruz’s Janel Lodge [Family Cycling Center] was also a winner after going the women’s Cat 2 45-plus division alone, completing five laps in 2:10:19.

Results included in this report are from the CCCX website. The season cross country finale and state championships are scheduled for Sept. 2.

Corralitos resident and pro cyclist Andy Jacques-Maynes placed fourth in the San Rafael Twilight Criterium on Saturday.

The Kenda/5-Hour Energy team rider crossed the finish line behind winner Eric Riggs of Antelope [Team Mike's Bikes], runner-up Jared Barrilleaux of Petaluma [Cal Giant/Specialized] and third-place finisher James LaBerge of Napa [Team Mike's Bikes] in the men’s Pro/Cat 1/2 race.

Jacques-Maynes’ twin brother Ben Jacques-Maynes, a Watsonville resident and fellow UC Santa Cruz alum, placed 17th for Bissell Pro Cycling.

Scotts Valley’s Rob Evans was the only other cyclist from Santa Cruz County to break into the top 25. He was 24th for McGuire Cycling Team.

In other divisions, the sole other county rider with a top-five finish was Santa Cruz’s Steven Sperling, who placed third [men's Cat 3].

Results in this report are from USACycling.com.

– Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

Santa Cruz resident Mark Howland won the men’s Cat 1 45-54 age division at the Central Coast Cross Country mountain bike race No. 7 at Fort Ord near Monterey on Saturday.

Howland finished six laps in 1 hour, 59 minutes, 47 seconds and was one of just two riders in his division to stay under two hours. Howland, who rides for Family Cycling Center, was followed by Los Gatos’ Scott Zavack [1:59:53] and Aptos’ John Grube [2:00:19]. Zavack rides for Buycell.com and Grube is unattached.

Other Santa Cruz County winners were as follows:

Felton’s Kim Midstokke [Midstock Construction/Spokesman], in the Cat 2 men’s 35-44 age division, completed five laps in 1:35:28; Ben Lomon’s Gerry Hatcher [Scotts Valley Cycle Sport], in the Cat 2 men’s 45-54 age division, completed five laps in 1:36:16; Scotts Valley’s Scott Martin [Bicycle Trip], in the Cat 2 men’s 55-plus age division, completed five laps in 1:46:37; Santa Cruz’s Janel K. Lodge [Family Cycling Center], in the Cat 2 women’s 45-plus age division, completed five laps in 1:55:15; Aptos’ Dan Russ [unattached], in the Cat 3 men’s 55-plus age division, completed four laps in 1:31:18, and Aptos’ Anya Rush [unattached], in the Cat 3 women’s 19-34 age division, also completed four laps in 1:35:23.

Results in this report are from the CCCX website. The final CCCX cross country mountain bike race of the season is scheduled for July 28 at Fort Ord.

– Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

The Santa Cruz Mountain Challenge rolls out its 14th race in July and there still time to train for it. You’ll need strong legs and lungs to enjoy the experience and the beautiful, but mountainous terrain! Proceeds support the Santa Cruz County Cycling Club. — Karen Kefauver 

EVENT: 14th annual Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge
DATE: Starts at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012
LOCATION: Scotts Valley High School 
555 Glenwood Drive, Scotts Valley, CA. 95066
WEBSITE: http://www.santacruzcycling.org/scmc
CONTACT: century2012 @ santacruzcycling.org

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Santa Cruz resident and NOW and Novartis for MS pro cyclist Devon Gorry won the women’s Cat 1/2 division of the Wente Vineyards Classic Road Race in Livermore on Saturday.

Gorry and teammate Elizabeth Newell of Oakland went 1-2, earning 173.80 and 187.49 points, respectively.

Other Santa Cruz County cyclists who finished in the top 10 included Watsonville’s Chris Cerruti, who placed seventh, and Santa Cruz’s Joe Platin, who placed eighth, in the masters men’s Cat 1/2/3 55-99 age division. Also, Scotts Valley’s Scott Martin placed fourth and Aptos’ Bob Montague placed ninth in the men’s masters 55-99 age division.

Results included in this report were from USACycling.com.

– Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

Felton’s Kim Midstroke went into Saturday’s Central Coast Cyclocross Series’ cross country mountain biking race with a three-point lead in the overall standings. He left with another victory and the max of 50 points to add to his total as the series reaches the halfway point of the season.

Midstroke, who competes in the men’s Cat 2 35-44 age division, finished four laps in his fourth CCCX race of the season — which was held at Toro Park in Salinas — in 1 hour, 27 minutes, 45 seconds. The Midstock Construction/Spokesman rider had almost a minute cushion over runner-up Sherwin Tangonan [Food Source] of Salinas, who finished in 1:28:47.

The tightly contested standings may see a small shakeup once the most recent race points are tallied. Tangonan was in third headed into the race with 331 points while Saturday’s ninth-place finisher Chris Coble had been holding on to second with 333 points.

Other Santa Cruz County winners from Saturday were as follows: Ben Lomond’s Gerry Hatcher [Scotts Valley Cycle Sport] in the men’s Cat 2 45-54 age division, going four laps in 1:28:26; Scotts Valley’s Scott Martin [Bicycle Trip] in the men’s Cat 2 55-plus age division, going four laps in 1:37:49; Capitola’s Richard Latorraca [Family Cycling Center] in the men’s Cat 1 55-64 age division, going five laps in 1:59:25; Santa Cruz’s Andrew Parker [unattached] in the Clydesdale division, going four laps in 2:19:26; Santa Cruz’s Barnaby Lee [Santa Cruz County Cycling Club] in the Cat 2 single speed division, going four laps in 1:47:12; Ben Lomond’s Graham Dittman [unattached] in the men’s Cat 3 19-34 age division, going three laps in 1:12:30; Aptos’ Dan Russ [unattached] in the men’s Cat 3 55-plus age division, going three laps in 1:26:42; and Aptos’ Anya Thrash [unattached] in the women’s Cat 3 19-34 age division, going three laps in 1:28:15.

The next cross country race is scheduled for Sunday, May 27, again at Toro Park.

– Christina Gullickson, on Twitter at CGullTweets

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