Monthly Archives: September 2016

Vision Wheel & Sprocket WORS #9 Treadfest: September 11, 2016

Being one of the most challenging courses in the WORS circuit, Treadfest remains a fan favorite among spectators.  Recently cleared trees by the newly opened switchbacks that climb towards the infamous rock garden offered the perfect vantage point for spectators.  Once again, the Grand hosts a course that promises plenty of rocks, roots and tight turns.  This course is offers some great white knuckling twists, but still manages to spread it into a fun package that doesn’t leave you ever wanting it to end.

Junior Results

  • James Wardle 1st in age group for Junior Males age 9 AND 9th overall!
  • Charis Guerra 1st in age group for Junior Females age 9 AND 12th overall!
  • Brianna Fletcher 1st in age group for Junior Females age 10 AND 1st overall!
  • Abby Johnson 4th in age group for Junior Females age 7 to 8 AND 14th overall
  • Joshua Wardle 4rd in age group for Junior Males age 7 to 8 AND 38th overall

Vision’s Jr. Elite, Nick Sdrenka showed he is ready for even the most difficult trails by taking a 1st overall!

  • Nick Sdrenka 1st in age group for Cat 1 Junior Male AND 1st overall!

Category 2 and 3 Results

  • Asa Guerra 3th in age group for Cat 3 Females 11 to 14 AND 3rd overall
  • Lucas Fletcher 16th in age group for Cat 3 Male 11 to 14 AND 64th overall
  • Isacc Johnson 12th in age group for Cat 3 Males 11 to 14 AND 56th overall
  • Dean Wardle 4th in age group for Cat 3 Male 30 to 34 AND 31st overall
  • Leah Fletcher 1st in age group for Cat 2 Sport Female 13 to 14 AND 3rd overall!
  • Elijah Johnson 2nd in age group for Cat 2 Sport Male 13 to 14 AND 6th overall!
  • Walter Sdrenka 9th in age group for Cat 2 Sport Male 50 to 54 AND 67th overall
  • Todd Fletcher 2nd in age group for Cat 2 Sport Male 55 to 59 AND 55th overall
  • Steve Lipski 1st in age group for Cat 2 Comp Male Masters 50 to 59 and 28th overall

Elite Team Results

Vision Elite’s Lindsay Guerra represented with a strong 3rd for the day and earning herself a spot on the podium!

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  • Brian Paterson DNF
  • Matt Paterson 1nd in age group Cat 1 Elite Males 23 to 29 AND 32nd overall!

Closing Action Shots

James Wardle taking a 1st in age!

James Wardle taking a 1st in age!

Charis Guerra with a 1st in her age group!

Charis Guerra with a 1st in her age group!

Brianna Fletcher in 1st overall!

Brianna Fletcher in 1st overall!

Asa Guerra taking a 3rd overall!

Asa Guerra taking a 3rd overall!

Leah Fletcher with a 1st in age!

Leah Fletcher with a 1st in age!

Elijah Johnson with a 1st in age!

Elijah Johnson with a 1st in age!

Steve Lipski, Cat2 Comp, 1st in age!

Steve Lipski, Cat2 Comp, 1st in age!

Lindsay Guerra with a 3rd overall!

Lindsay Guerra with a 3rd overall!

Matt riding for a 1st in age.

Matt riding for a 1st in age.

Nick Sdrenka WORS #9 Treadfest: september 11, 2016

As one of the harder races in the WORS series Treadfest held at Grand Geneva ski resort in Lake Geneva proves to have high credentials when is comes to well known courses, with many hills to climb back to back steep, short, and very long it’s just enough to get you out of air for the upcoming tight and technical singletrack with the imfamous rock garden, wood features and switch backs to knock you off your feet. For me this course is like a carnival because of how much I loved growing up and racing at treadfest every year as the one race I did every year I grew very attached to the course knowing it inside out racing here this year was definetly something special. On the Sunday of the race did everything as I usually do, I did my warmups and then took to the start line facing the first hill climb, and everyone was off just as fast as we lined up. Following the start the first few hill climbs got everyone out of breath so the first half of the first lap all of us juniors riders stayed together but right after that me and Nate Knowles broke apart from everybody and rode within the top 15 riders and stayed in front of the guys who usually are fater than us keeping good pace so pretty much the rest of race me and Nate worked together and took turns making the race as fast as possible. Nearing the end of the race on the last switchback which was arguably the hardest one on the course I made the move and hammered out the last quarter of a mile to a mile and a half to the finish to go on and take 1st overall and 1st in my age at what I considered to be my home course and was very happy to take my first ever win there after 5 years of racing there!

Race reflections

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Vision Wheel & Sprocket WORS #8 Reforestation Ramble Race Report: August 21st, 2016

WORS race number 8 in the 2016 season was held at Reforestation Camp in Suamico, WI.  A long time staple in the series, known for its long marathon length course was shortened to add more intensity and single track into the race.  This year’s track focused, with the feedback from previous participants, on tighter turns and punchier climbs than long endurance efforts.  With a course that dries quickly and actually benefits from a little moisture to tack the trail, Sunday still proved to be a very fast race.

Junior Results

  • Charis Guerra 1st in age group for Junior Females age 9 AND 9th overall!
  • Brianna Fletcher 1st in age group for Junior Females age 10 AND 2nd overall!
  • James Wardle 2nd in age group for Junior Males age 9 AND 15th overall!
  • Joshua Wardle 3rd in age group for Junior Males age 7 to 8 AND 46th overall
  • Abby Johnson 5th in age group for Junior Females age 7 to 8 AND 19th overall

Junior Elite, Nick Sdrenka, after a difficult start to the race worked together with a fellow competitors to take a 1st in his age group!  McKenna Dwyer fought hard and earned herself a 2nd overall!

  • Nick Sdrenka 1st in age group for Cat 1 Junior Male AND 2nd overall!
  • McKenna Dwyer 2nd in age group for Cat 1 Junior Female AND 2nd overall!

Category 2 and 3 Results

  • Asa Guerra 4th in age group for Cat 3 Females 11 to 14 AND 5th overall
  • Lucas Fletcher 15th in age group for Cat 3 Male 11 to 14 AND 65th overall
  • Isacc Johnson 12th in age group for Cat 3 Males 11 to 14 AND 58th overall
  • Dean Wardle 7th in age group for Cat 3 Male 30 to 34 AND 42nd overall
  • Kyle Johnson 15th in age group for Cat 2 Males 40 to 44 AND 102nd overall
  • Leah Fletcher 1st in age group for Cat 2 Sport Female 13 to 14 AND 6th overall!
  • Elijah Johnson 2nd in age group for Cat 2 Sport Male 13 to 14 AND 6th overall!
  • Todd Fletcher 5th in age group for Cat 2 Sport Male 55 to 59 AND 48th overall
  • Walter Sdrenka 12th in age group for Cat 2 Sport Male 50 to 54 AND 75th overall
  • Dave Gavinski 7th in age group for Cat 2 Sport Clydesdale Male 45 and over AND 8th overall
  • Steve Lipski 4th in age group for Cat 2 Comp Male Masters 50 to 59 and 50th overall

Elite Team Results

Vision’s Lindsay Guerra placed 2nd overall for Elite Women!

WORS #8 Reforestation Ramble - Elite Women

WORS #8 Reforestation Ramble – Elite Women

  • Brian Paterson 3rd in age group Cat 1 Elite Males 30 to 34 AND 20th overall!
  • Matt Paterson 2nd in age group Cat 1 Elite Males 23 to 29 AND 26th overall!

Closing Action Shots

Chairs Guerra continues her streak of 1st's with yet another podium finish!

Chairs Guerra continues her streak of 1st’s with yet another podium finish!

Vision Junior, Brianna Fletcher riding towards 1st!

Vision Junior, Brianna Fletcher riding towards 1st!

James Wardle took 2nd in his age for the day!

James Wardle took 2nd in his age for the day!

Joshua Wardle taking 3rd against a massive field!

Joshua Wardle taking 3rd against a massive field!

Nick Sdrenka fighting for 2nd overall!

Nick Sdrenka fighting for 2nd overall!

McKenna Dwyer finishing strong in 2nd!

McKenna Dwyer finishing strong in 2nd!

Leah Fletcher, stronger than ever, taking 1st!

Leah Fletcher, stronger than ever, taking 1st!

Elijah Johnson riding strong in 2nd!

Elijah Johnson riding strong in 2nd!

Vision Elite, Lindsay, enjoying her way to 2nd!

Vision Elite, Lindsay, enjoying her way to 2nd!

Vision Elite's, Brian, on his way to 3rd in age!

Vision Elite’s, Brian, on his way to 3rd in age!

Matt hopping his way into 2nd

Matt hopping his way into 2nd