The Lake Placid Loppet has often been dubbed, “Peru Nordic’s Finest Hour(s)!”
15 members of the World’s Most Notorious Nordic Ski Team took part in the annual race on the home snows of Mount Van Hoevenberg. Peru Nordic earned 10 medals, 6 Gold and 4 Silver, but none was more sweet than the Gold earned by the Enigma of Uncertainty, Stan Hatch.
Stan flat out won the 50 K Classic race, becoming the first Peru Nordic Member to ever become world champion of the 50 k classic Loppet. Not only did Stan ski incredibly fast, but he impressed the race jury with his Dale of Norway sweater. “…We haven’t seen anyone race that fast in wool around here scince Sixten Jernberg won the HPC: Nordic Specialists Sunday Series Wood and Wool Classic back in 1902.”
In addition to Stan’s heroic feat, many Peruvians put in impressive showings, although the team totally sucked at the banquet raffle.
Complete Results Roundup!
50 K Classic: Stan Hatch… 1st overall, GOLD M4M
50 K Free: David Kvam… 4th overall, SILVER SRM
50 K Free: Brian Delaney… 12th overall, SILVER M5M
25 K Classic: Janet Findlay… 2nd overall, SILVER M6F
25 K Classic: Lisa Korzinecki… 4th overall, GOLD M4F
25 K Free: Jim Kobak… 5th overall, GOLD M2M
25 K Free: Jon Santor… 9th overall, GOLD SRM
25 K Free: Joe Korzinecki… 13th overall, GOLD M5M
25 K Free: Ed Lis… 19th overall, 5th M3M
25 K Free: Steve Bailey… 25th overall, 4th M4M
25 K Free: Jayce Ashline… 69th overall, 17th M3M
25 K Classic: Chris Rose… 6th overall, SILVER M2M
25 K Classic: Bob Maswick, 16th overall, SILVER M5M
25 K Classic: David Hunter, 19th overall, GOLD M6M
25 K Classic: George Disney, 45th overall, 7th M6M