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Rogers tops field at Snowjourn Ski Race

The skiers take part in the mass start of the annual Snowjourn Ski Race at Buena Vista Ski Area. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer1 / 2
Andrea Stember, Minneapolis, a former BHS athlete, leads up the final hill before the finish, drafting behind her are Mark Walters, Bemidji and Paul Johnson, Devils Lake. The skiers participated in the annual Snowjourn hosted at Buena Vista on Saturday morning. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer2 / 2

BUENA VISTA — A 49-year-old Esko man bested a field of 22 men, and some boys, Saturday at the Snowjourn Ski Race.

Phil Rogers finished the 12k freestyle in 30:25, beating Sevve Stember, 28, of Minneapolis by nearly a minute. The race saw participants ranging in age from 13 to 61-years-old.

Andrea Stember, 27, of Minneapolis locked up first place on the women’s side of the 12k freestyle. Her time of 32:29 was almost two minutes faster than Anne Ellefson, 47, of Park Rapids, who placed second.

12k Women’s Freestyle

1. Andrea Stember, 27, of Minneapolis 32:29.4

2. Anne Ellefson, 47, of Park Rapids 34:08

3. Maria Hauer, 17, of Little Falls 36:01.3

4. Kaitlin Bakker, 20, of Bozeman, Mont. 38:40.3

5. Lisa Martin, 44, of Bemidji 41:09.3

6. Atomic Thorson, 15, of Bemidji 41:17

7. Arika Johnson, 37, of Devils Lake 48:39.1

8. Jonetta Bakke, 31, of Bemidji 52:21.7

9. Wanda Arenz, 73, of Cass Lake 59:35.9

10. Christine Weir-Koetter, 58, of Bemidji 1:02:20.2

12k Men’s Freestyle

1. Phil Rogers, 49, of Esko 30:25.6

2. Sevve Stember, 28, of Minneapolis 31:18.2

3. Ryan Rogers, 33, of Bemidji 31:52.2

4. Paul Johnson, 42, of Devils Lake, N.D. 32:24.6

5. Mark Walters, 54, of Bemidji 32:25.5

6. Jonathan Schupp, 58, of Park Rapids 32:55.8

7. CJ Merhar, 18, of Bemidji 33:21

8. Ryan Aylesworth, 37, of Bemidji 34:26.6

9. Jack Ellefson, 49, of Park Rapids 35:05.6

10. Tom Bakke, 30, of Bemidji 35:46.6

11. Don Martin, 43, of Bemidji 35:49.8

12. Brent Matzke, 45, of Bemidji 37:40.6

13. Jon Shorter, 55, of Bemidji 38:56.8

14. Kevin Johnson, 52, of Bemidji 39:24.3

15. Everett Arnold, 65, of Bemidji 40:29.8

16. Mike Johnson, 47, of Minneapolis 40:52.6

17. Terry Statton, 61, of Bemidji 43:55.2

18. Aaron Riedel, 28, of Bemidji 1:02:55.1

19. Andrew Bakke, 32, of Fargo, N.D. 1:07:18.1

20. Louis Saxton, 10, of Bemidji 1:30:22.2

21. Tommy Saxton, 13, of Bemidji 1:32:14.9

22. Robert Saxton, 43, of Bemidji 1:32:16.4

12k Women’s Classic

1. Maari Stocker, 17, of Cass Lake 44:28.8

2. Jenna Truedson, 15, of Bemidji 44:30

3. Anna Ingalls, 16, of Bemidji 58:54.8

4. Polly Scotland, 61, Bemidji 1:15:51.6

12k Men’s Classic

1. Leif Ronnander, 25, of Bemidji 33:31

2. Michael Meehlhause, 23, of Bemidji 42:09.1

3. David Harrington, 53, of Turtle River 43:53.5

4. Abram Schwartz, 33, of Bemidji 45:07.7

5. Mike Olson, 58, of Devils Lake, N.D. 51:12.8

6. Brian Hudson, 66, of Bemidji 1:02:49.5

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