Huge crowds watch Huneck capture second SUFFERFEST Title

"Mom will be so stoked to keep this on the mantle for another year!"

Unbelievable Fall weather greeted the participants in the annual SUFFERFEST.  These perfect conditions allowed Austin Huneck to jump out to an early lead and win his second consecutive title in record time.  Skiers raced up the Prospect Mt highway in Lake George.

Incredible weather greeted the Sufferers

Huneck attacked on the first steep pitch, leaving Doug Deihl and Joe Korzinecki as the only chasers.  Deihl and Korz Lite had to settle for second and third on the day, as neither could effectively chip away at Huneck’s lead.

Sufferfest Rookie, Keith "Tarahumara" Kogut

The 2011 edition featured a strong field, including Sufferfest rookies, Tupper Lake’s Keith Kogut and Dover, NJ’s Peter Minde.  In fact skiers traveled from far and wide for the race.  Racers from at least four states took part in the event, Tim Cowan came over from VT to represent the “soft side”, and Joe Korzinecki was once again on hand, representing Massholes everywhere. (note: Joe K does have a dual citizenship, and is not fond of the Pats, so he’s ok)

Maswick snubs another autograph hound... typical

Likewise, fans were lining the course, snapping photos of their rollerski heroes.  Rene Clark has attended many Sufferfests as a participant, and now as a fan.  “I really wanted to get a picture with Dave Burt, but one with Bob Maswick is a good consolation prize, I guess.”

Four Horsemen Champ again!

With his 5th place overall finish, Chris Rose was able to hang on and win the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse rollerski Armageddon race series yet again. “… I didn’t think I’d be able to run the table and sweep the series, but I knew I could keep my GC rivals at bay today…”

GANG GREEN!

And in other news, JETS 27 Bills 11

Final Standings:  SUFFERFEST 2011

Austin Huneck 31:57

Doug Deihl 34:35

Joe Korzinecki  35:20

Jim Kobak 35:53

Chris Rose 38:07

Chris Yarsevich 38:18

Tim Huneck 39:12

Ed Lis 39:42

Keith Kogut 42:12

Tim Cowan 43:15

Bob Maswick 44:20

Pete Minde 47:39

Dave Burt 47:44

Tom Moffett 54:01

Gabriella F. 1:07:00

Huneck

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