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NvaGvUp 01-Feb-17
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Jim in PA 01-Feb-17
Cazador 01-Feb-17
NvaGvUp 01-Feb-17
NvaGvUp 01-Feb-17
Zackman 01-Feb-17
Scoot 02-Feb-17
BULELK1 02-Feb-17
bill v 02-Feb-17
midwest 02-Feb-17
NvaGvUp 02-Feb-17
Bou'bound 04-Feb-17
Birddog 04-Feb-17
NvaGvUp 04-Feb-17
Birddog 05-Feb-17
Birddog 07-Feb-17
NvaGvUp 07-Feb-17
kellyharris 07-Feb-17
NvaGvUp 08-Feb-17
IdyllwildArcher 08-Feb-17
NvaGvUp 08-Feb-17
From: NvaGvUp
01-Feb-17

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Here are some photos from the race. Enjoy!

From: NvaGvUp
01-Feb-17

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Does anyone recognize this amazing woman bowhunter?
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Does anyone recognize this amazing woman bowhunter?
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From: NvaGvUp
01-Feb-17

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Women's Winner!
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Women's Winner!
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Tony Mudd. The race was all his idea.
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Tony Mudd. The race was all his idea.

From: Jim in PA
01-Feb-17
Geez Kyle, I was all ready to go but you guys started without me.

Great job you guys did. Should be interesting to see how many people you have next year now that they know about it.

From: Cazador
01-Feb-17
Who's the woman in the first photo?

From: NvaGvUp
01-Feb-17
Jim,

For logistics, safety, on-site support issues, as well as the remoteness of the course we were hoping to use this year until the snow levels got ridiculous, for 2018 we will limit entries to the first fifty people who sign up. The sixteen who raced this year will be grandfathered in as a way of thanking them for helping us get started.

We were very late in announcing the race this year, hence the small turnout, but once people learned of it when they got to Reno, the response was amazing. I had people coming up to me at the Wednesday night banquet saying they'd just learned of it and wanted to participate next year. The same thing happened after the race.

If we can handle fifty racers without any issues, I see no reason we wouldn't raise the number of entrants we will take the following year.

Dr. DiGrazio, who generously put up the cash prizes, was thrilled with what he'd heard about the event and wants to put up the same cash prize money again. I had two outfitters approach me after the race and they want to be major sponsors in the future.

Very cool!

Now that we have the template, the race will be announced and promoted in the regular convention registration mailings WSF does in the fall,

From: NvaGvUp
01-Feb-17
Chad,

That's Anna Vorisek.

If there was a Hall of Fame for bow hunters, Anna would likely be the first woman admitted. Her bow hunting achievements are incredible. In addition, she's one of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet.

From: Zackman
01-Feb-17
There is a hall of fame for bowhunters. And, yes, she should be the first female inductee

From: Scoot
02-Feb-17
Very cool Kyle! Can you give us some details on the race? How far, how much rise and fall, where at, etc? Or did I miss that somewhere?

Great pics BTW.

From: BULELK1
02-Feb-17
Great for all in the race.

Thanks for sharing Kyle

Good luck, Robb

From: bill v
02-Feb-17
Think Judy Kovar is in HOF

bill v

From: midwest
02-Feb-17
Would love to do this!

From: NvaGvUp
02-Feb-17
The race was 5.5 miles long with a 1,200' gain and a 1,200' descent. It was essentially and out-and-back course with a loop at the top.

The course we wanted to do is a loop of 6.2 miles with 1,000' of gain and loss. It tops out at 7,000' and is mostly in tall timber.

From: Bou'bound
04-Feb-17
I simply can't imagine what they do

From: Birddog
04-Feb-17
Is registration open for next year ?

From: NvaGvUp
04-Feb-17
Larry,

No. Registration will start next fall when 2018 Sheep Show registration opens.

Glad you're interested. Everyone had a blast!

From: Birddog
05-Feb-17
Thanks Kyle, I'm in !

From: Birddog
07-Feb-17
Thanks Kyle, I'm in !

From: NvaGvUp
07-Feb-17
That's great.

Bring your own backpack and I'd highly recommend trekking poles as well.

From: kellyharris
07-Feb-17
Kyle,

Can I just do the part where you run down hill?

From: NvaGvUp
08-Feb-17
LOL!

08-Feb-17
Was there a standard wt in the packs?

From: NvaGvUp
08-Feb-17
Yes, we weighed all packs before the start. 45lb for the men, 25 lb for the ladies. We were planning on 50 lb and 30 lb but reduced the weight due to course conditions.

We provided sand bags for the entrants so they'd have enough weight.

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