SHOW LOW — Things got exciting at the finish of the Men’s Pro race during Show Low Ford’s 12th Annual Bike the Bluff, presented by Summit Healthcare, on June 15.
The three leaders in the 58-mile race finished within seven seconds of one another.
Race winner Ethan Overson, 19, of Tucson, edged second-place finisher Kyle Trudeau, 26, of Tucson, by a mere one second at the finish line.
Show Low’s own Zach Fernau, 17, was another six seconds back in third, as he finished the course with a time of 2 hours, 15 minutes and 34 seconds. His sister, Sarah Fernau, 13, won the 22-mile Juniors race for 13- and 14-year-olds with a time of 1 hour, 21 minutes and 33 seconds.
The cyclists were among 174 finishers in 22 categories and age divisions on that Saturday. Riders competed on either a 58-mile course encompassing Show Low, Linden, Clay Springs and Taylor, or a 22-mile course through Show Low and Linden.
All proceeds from the event benefit Mountain Christian School in Show Low.
Following are race winners in each category/age division:
Show Low Ford’s
12th Annual Bike the Bluff,
Presented by Summit Healthcare
Men’s Pro 1/2: Ethan Overson, 19, Tucson, 2:15:27
Men’s Category 3: Stephen Schaefer, 28, Tempe, 2:13:59
Men’s Category 4: Bryce Wyler, 41, Queen Creek, 2:25:29
Men’s Category 5: Ryan Depue, 16, Prescott, 2:30:46
Master Men 35-plus: Tom Collins, 35, Tucson, 2:28:36
Master Men 40-plus: Brian Abraham, 40, Buckeye, 2:27:26
Master Men 45-plus: Michael Hast, 49, Tucson, 2:27:10
Master Men 50-plus: Richard Farabee, 58, Queen Creek, 2:27:26
Master Men 55-plus: Charlie Beadles, 58, Flagstaff, 2:38:51
Master Men 60-plus: Andrew Hosterman, 60, Tucson, 2:38:54
Master Men 65-plus: Duane Mulvaney, 66, Casa Grande, 2:43:03
Master Men 70-plus: Reg Dowdall, 72, Tucson, 2:38:56
Women’s Category 1/2/3: Sarah Sullivan, 29, Tucson, 2:44:37
Women’s Category 4/5: Brianna Troska, 24, Veradale, 2:45:41
Master Women 40-plus: Sasha Johnson, Surprise, 2:56:20
Master Women 45-plus: Yoko Hodges, 45, Peoria,
Master Women 50-plus: Amy Orchard, 50, Tucson, 2:55:01
Master Women 55-plus: Jo Roberts, 59, Tucson 2:51:46
Master Women 60-plus: Carol Koehler, 60, Tucson
Junior Girls 15-18: Annie Rich, 18, Scottsdale 3:26:16
Junior Boys and Girls 11-12: Cyrus Hembree, 12, Chandler, 1:21:33
Junior Boys and Girls 13-14: Sarah Fernau, 13, Lakeside 1:21:33