Tough Towner Team Division Results (controversy incuded)
Here are the Tough Towner Jackson Hole Obstacle Course Race team results for the fast and fun classes. I want to point out a few things about the team divisons of the Tough Towner, because there was a mis-print in the JH News and Guide about the results of the Team Division.
The JH News stated that the winner was Inversion Yoga team, which is incorrect. Here’s why. Simply stated, the inversion Yoga team AND the Fire Rescue teams had overall very fast team times, and the fastest if you were to take the average combined time of the individual team members on that team. However their teammates did not stay together or finish together. While it is important to celebrate and recognize their time, those teams did not win based on our criteria. And yes, we realize that this is the first year and perhaps this could have been etched in stone before the race and placed on a tablet somewhere near the starting line, but we did post an answer to that FAQ on our web-site.
Per our Frequently Asked Question about teams PRIOR to the race, the Grand Dynamics Tough Towner web site CLEARLY STATES:
“For this event, we are defining the winning team as a group of 4 or more people. Which means, for the team category, the fastest team of 4 or more participants who register as a team, and start and finish together, will win the Tough Towner Team division.” KEY WORDS HERE ARE START AND FINISH TOGETHER.
And when we asked TUFFY, (which without a doubt Tuffy has the final call) he said that the most important part of the TEAM DIVISION is doing the course as a team! Team concepts such as helping each other, sticking together and finishing together are important aspects of being a winning team, and not just individual performance as a collective group, which Inversion Yoga team would have won if this was the criteria, which it wasn’t.
Therefore, based on THIS CRITERIA, we want to state clearly that the winning team for the Tough Towner, as announced at the award ceremony, is team MUDSLINGER. CONGRATULATIONS TEAM MUDSLINGER!
And for that matter, Congratulations to ALL TOUGH TOWNER TEAMS! Let’s take this all with a grain of salt, people! Remember that this is the first Tough Towner Jackson event, and the purpose is to have fun, challenge each other and build community. Of course a little controversy is to be expected somewhere, but lets keep the eye on the prize!
43:18 43:19 43:19 ( 43:20) ( 43:20) = 2:09:56
RYAN BURKE, JARAD SPACKMAN, JESSE ROY, BRANDON SPACKMAN, CHRISTIAN BECKWITH
This winning team includes TWO MAIN SPONSOR REPRESENTATIVES, Jarad Spackman who headed up Take the Plunge obstacle entrance into the Rodeo Grounds, as well as JESSE ROY of Couloir Construction, who built the majority of the walls in the Course.
Below are the Team Results for overall timing for the remainder of teams. The times indicate whether they were together at the finish or not. Here are the TEAM TIMES!
The TEAM Results – Fast Division
1. INVERSION YOGA
33:33 39:59 40:19 ( 40:48) ( 44:50) = 1:53:51
SAM FAIRLEIGH, KATIE STEINBERG, MAREIKE FITZ, CASEY WILSON, MARY HOELSCHER
2. FIRE RESCUE
37:44 41:28 41:37 ( 51:22) ( 51:24) = 2:00:49
CHRIS BETSINGER, KEVIN SALYS, ZAC ELDRIDGE, ANDY ZIMMERMAN, TYLER DUNN
40:36 44:32 44:33 = 2:09:41
JOSH GRIFFITH, HANNAH MEIER, BREE BUCKLEY
43:18 43:19 43:19 ( 43:20) ( 43:20) = 2:09:56
RYAN BURKE, JARAD SPACKMAN, JESSE ROY, BRANDON SPACKMAN, CHRISTIAN
5. TEAM BRECHEEN FITZGERALDS
45:28 45:29 53:17 ( 53:38) = 2:24:14
SAWYER GORDON, ERIC BRECHEEN, LUKE BRECHEEN, KATHY WATKINS
6. JACKSON HOLE NEWS&GUIDE
47:31 47:31 50:32 = 2:25:34
BENJAMIN GRAHAM, MILLER RESOR, MIKE KOSHMRL
The TEAM Results – Fun Division
1. YEE HAW NATION
43:54 43:54 43:54 ( 43:54) ( 43:55) = 2:11:42
BRAD DICLEEY, CHRIS DICKEY, STEWART SOLEMAN, MICHELLE WMITH, ELLEN
2. WOLF PACK
43:55 44:29 47:53 = 2:16:17
MATTHEW TOMLINSON, ALLEN BOYER, TREVER SWINK
50:51 50:52 50:53 = 2:32:36
JACK DOORNBOS, PAULA CURRIE, SARAH DOORNBOS
4. JACKSON HOLE COMMUNITY SCHOOL
51:20 51:20 51:22 = 2:34:02
DAVID TORAN, CHERYL KATZ, TOM BRESNEHAN
5. ZOMBIE BEE
55:27 55:28 55:28 ( 56:40) ( 56:41) = 2:46:23
STEPHANIE SPACKMAN, CAMERON BARKER, ERIN GUERTIN, JILL LEITHER, MAIRE HERRON
6. STATE FARM ANIMALS
58:05 59:57 59:58 ( 59:59) (1:00:00) = 2:58:00
GRACE BROWN, KATIE MURPHY, ALLI WEBB, MEGAN RUMSEY, SAVIAN WADSWORTH
7. THE BIRD
1:01:06 1:01:07 1:01:13 (1:01:13) (1:01:14) = 3:03:26
SPAUDING, SPAUDING, DAN QUARK, SPAULDING, SPAULDING
8. ST. JOHN’S MEDICAL CENTER
1:01:14 1:01:14 1:01:14 (1:01:14) (1:02:09) = 3:03:42
JASON IRVINE, KELLY SCHROEDER, KRISTEN IRVINE, LUKE GANNON, HARRY SHIPP
9. TEAM TURBO
1:04:13 1:05:21 1:05:27 (1:05:28) = 3:15:01
TANYA MCNEEL, DANIELLE MCKENZIE, DAWN MANFREDI, HOPE RAY
10. MOUNTAIN KHAKIS CHICKEN DINNA
1:06:00 1:06:01 1:06:01 (1:06:01) = 3:18:02
ALYSON OVERBEY, TOBAY DETERMAN, ALEX CARR, ERIC CARR
11. FLYING B’S
1:08:12 1:08:12 1:13:06 = 3:29:30
TARA OSTERHOUT, LESLI POEHLER, CANDICE TRAUGHBER
Congratulations to all those awesome teams!
Tough Towner Course Director
Grand Dynamics International