Mt Jefferson Qualifying: The Roundest of Robins

 

It was a crisp morning to start the day in High Country Appalachia.  Despite being summer, riders woke up to sub 50 degree temps and a cool-but-sunny road for Mt. Jefferson World Cup Qualifier Round Robin racing.

 

Yesterday we kicked off the event with 15 freeride runs; what better way to start day two than with more 5 more freeride runs? Around 12:30pm, racers gathered into their seeded first heats to run the Round Robin race-to-qualify brackets. (See the day's running order here.)

 

Mt. Jefferson Round Robin Qualifying - Ed Kiefer POV

4th and final round robin qualifying heat at Mt. Jefferson 2018 IDF World Qualifier. Watch the healmet POV of Edward Kiefer en route to his 7th-seed qualifying position. See the full Open bracket results here:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yrM056Yy2_IIeFDDdPJW5bHIhZp2Y3qWfcHx9v23DZA/edit?usp=sharingAll brackets posted under "results" tab at https://internationaldownhillfederation.org/races/mt-jefferson-2018/; stay tuned for our Day 2 recap with awesome media and info on tomorrow's racing #IDFracing format. #MtJeffersonDownhill2018 #NCDH

Geplaatst door IDF - International Downhill Federation op Zaterdag 25 augustus 2018

 

Open category ran 4 round robin heats; junior and luge categories had 3; and women had 2. As round robin often have ties, we seeded the original bracket based on 2017 rankings, followed by 2018 rankings, followed by the adjusted order for the remaining un-ranked skaters, aiming for the fairest-possible seeds. After the aforementioned round robins, we have a clear pathway to an exciting race day tomorrow. (Stay tuned for the exact brackets and running order.)

 

Open Top 5 Results:

  1. Emily Pross
  2. Kyle Wester
  3. Dexter Manning
  4. Nicholas Broms
  5. Andrew Atchison

Full Open Results

 

Junior Top 5 Results:

  1. Nicholas Broms
  2. Matthew Antrum
  3. William Auerweck
  4. Dylan Skaggs
  5. Parker Vidmar

Full Junior Results

 

Women's Results:

  1. Emily Pross
  2. Ashley Winecoff

 

Luge Top 5 Results:

  1. Kolby Parks
  2. Tim Koch
  3. Frank Williams
  4. Joey Yates
  5. Joshua Eberhard

Full Luge Results

 

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Emily Pross charging into the 1st qualifying position in both Womens and Open. She's looking for a back-to-back win after her victory at Mt. Jefferson last year. Photo: Dubler (#DublerPhoto)

 

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Daina Banks and Jaime De Lange go side by side through one of the lefts. Photo: Dubler

 

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Ed Kiefer (2016 Junior World Champion) made an appearance at this race and is looking like a strong contender for tomorrow's race. Photo: Max Dubler

 

Dexter 'the black sheep' Manning sends it harder than most and qualified 3rd. Photo: Dubler

 

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Kolby Parks (current #2 World Ranked Luger) is eyeing the win and qualified 1st today. Photo: Dubler

 

Racing kicks off tomorrow and we're looking forward to some jam backed heats. Here is the running order and finals brackets:

RUNNING ORDER:
1. PRACTICE (ALL)
[LIFT 1]
2. OPEN REPECHAGE ROUND 1
3. PRACTICE (LUGE, JUNIOR, WOMENS
[LIFT 2]
4. OPEN REPECHAGE SEMIS
5. LUGE RACING - Round Of 16
6. JUNIOR RACING - SEMIFINALS
7. WOMENS Practice
[LIFT 3]
8. LUGE SEMIFINALS
9. OPEN REPECHAGE CONSIS
10. OPEN REPECHAGE FINALS
11. JUNIOR CONSIS
12. JUNIOR FINALS
13. WOMENS FINALS
[LIFT 4]
14. LUGE CONSIS
15. LUGE FINALS
16. OPEN  - Round of 32
17. FREERIDE for eliminated racers
[LIFT 5]
18. OPEN - Round of 16
19. FREERIDE for eliminated racers
[LIFT 6]
20. OPEN - SEMIFINALS
21. FREERIDE for eliminated racers
[LIFT 7]
22. OPEN - CONSIS
23. OPEN - FINALS
24. FREERIDE for eliminated racers
[LIFT 8]
TIME PERMITTING - Freeride!

For updates throughout the day tune into our Instagram and Facebook pages and the #IDFracing, #MtJefffersonDownhill2018 & #NCDH hashtags.

All photos by: Max Dubler / #DUBLERPHOTO