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PHOTOS, RESULTS: Snowjourn returns to Buena Vista

Bemidji’s oldest ski event the 41st annual Buena Vista Snowjourn was held on Saturday, Jan. 15, on the west side Buena Vista trails.

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Skiers take off from the start of the 41st annual Buena Vista Snowjourn on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at Buena Vista Ski Area.
Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer
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BEMIDJI — After a 2021 hiatus, skiers were back for 41st annual Buena Vista Snowjourn on Saturday, Jan. 15.

The Snowjourn featured a 14-kilometer classical and skate race and a variable distance tour of up to 14 kilometers. The many cut-across points on the west side trails made for tour distances of 4 kilometers, 7 kilometers or 14 kilometers. The Snowjourn also featured a 7-kilometer middle school skate race for those in grades 6-8.

Awards were presented to the top three female and male finishers in the 12-kilometer skate and classical races as well for traditional wood and woolen skiers. The top middle school finishers were also recognized.

The Johnson-Jarvi Snowjourn award, given to an individual selected for demonstrating long-term support and commitment to cross country skiing in the Bemidji area, was also presented. Awards were presented in honor of Wanda Arenz.

Here's a look at the results, with name, age, hometown and time:

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12-kilometer freestyle

Female
1. Andrea Patton, 36, Bemidji, 45:27
2. Regan Dewitt, 17, Bemidji, 48:44
3. Hannah Vanasse, 30, Bemidji, 57:24
4. Lisa Martin, 53, Bemidji, 1:03:08
5. Claire Story, 14, Turtle River, 1:03:33
6. Camille McDermott, 17, Bemidji, 1:10:39

Male
1. Ryan Rogers, 42, Bemidji, 38:15
2. Jack Mueller, 16, Bemidji, 38:21
3. Josiah Hendrickson, 33, Bemidji, 43:33
4. Matt Lee, 30, Duluth, 44:41
5. Jacopo Coin, 17, Bemidji, 45:25
6. Dan McKeon, 44, Bemidji, 45:52
7. John Mueller, 48, Bemidji, 49:06
8. Hayden Hommes, 18, Bemidji, 49:36
9. Ryan Aylesworth, 46, Bemidji, 49:55
10. George Patton, 37, Bemidji, 50:39
11. Brent Matzke, 54, Bemidji, 51:29
12. Robert Saxton, 52, Bemidji, 54:31
13. Kolton Meyer, 14, Bemidji, 56:13
14. Jon Shorter, 64, Bemidji, 58:38
15. Brenden Gillies, 31, Bemidji, 58:43
16. Myles McDanel, 34, Bemidji, 1:01:18
17. Philip Hodapp, 14, Bemidji, 1:21:39

12-kilometer classic

Female
1. Liberty Dickinson, 19, Bemidji, 49:54
2. Ella Simula, 16, Bemidji, 50:54
3. Madison Jensen, 15, Bemidji, 1:05:22
4. Anna Renn, 17, Bemidji, 1:18:07
5. Kate Martin, 18, Bemidji, 1:18:07
6. Elena Harmsen, 15, Bemidji, 1:19:46

Male
1. Louis Morrissey, 17, Turtle River, 45:19
2. Josh Godding, 18, Bemidji, 46:39
3. Riley Schollett, 20, Bemidji, 49:51
4. Justin Eberhardt, 39, Ashby, Minn., 50:51
5. Nolan Simula, 44, Bemidji, 52:17
6. Tom Bakke, 39, Bemidji, 52:47
7. Wade Johnson, 58, Minneapolis, 52:55
8. Kent Johnson, 60, La Crosse, Wis., 53:00
9. Brenton Nistler, 17, Bemidji, 56:42
10. Ethan Pollock, 17, Puposky, 56:43
11. Mike Johnson, 56, Minneapolis, 59:12
12. Nate Mathews, 47, Bemidji, 1:00:28
13. Nate Haskell, 41, Bemidji, 1:15:21
14. Paul Daman, 54, Bemidji, 1:25:27

7-kilometer tour

Female
1. Alexis Pearson, 25, Bemidji, 24:02
2. Beth Grundy, 29, Cass Lake, 29:45
3. Annie Hendrickson, 59, Bemdiji, 45:22
4. Jenna O'Dell, 37, Bemidji, 1:00:41
5. Jessica Durgan, 40, Bemidji, 1:00:41
6. Willow Story, 10, 1:01:47
7. Adeley Riedel, 8, Bemidji, 1:08:46
8. Kendra Teubner, 32, Thief River Falls, 1:10:05
9. Cynthia Kantos, 30, Bemidji, 1:14:44
10. Toni Zerebeski, 54, Bemidji, 1:14:47
Elizabeth Mathews, 48, Bemidji
Kathy Rauch, 68, Hines
Stephannnie Schiro, 47, Baudettte
Krystal Story, 42, Bemidji
Jacinda Crews, 55, St. Paul
Erica Harmsen, 43, Bemidji

Male
1. Pedro Pesta, 57, Deer River, 27:39
2. Cameron Francisco, 9, Cass Lake, 29:44
3. Nic Arneson, 36, Cass Lake, 41:18
4. Curtis Hendrickson, 72, Bemidji, 44:31
5. Axel Berg, 8, Bemidji, 58:56
6. Cory Berg, 44, Bemidji, 58:58
7. Waylon Story, 10, 1:07:31
Aaron Riedel, 37, Bemidji
Justin Schiro, 49, Baudette
Roger Jarvi, 71, Bemidji
Michael O'Grady, 66, Hines

14-kilometer wood ski classic

Male
1. Paul Conklin, 63, Solway, 1:22:07

7-kilometer middle school race

Female
1. Casey Story, 14, Turtle River, 29:32
2. Rylee Story, 11, 34:05

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Male
1. Leo McKeon, 13, Bemidji, 22:19
2. Asher Riedel, 11, Bemidji, 33:52

Jillian Gandsey is the Multimedia Editor at the Bemidji Pioneer. She is an Iron Range native and a 2013 graduate of Bemidji State University. Follow Jillian on Twitter and Instagram @jilliangandsey. Contact her at (218) 333-9786, (218) 996-1216 or at jgandsey@bemidjipioneer.com.
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