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RESULTS, Interviews, Photos & Video: Pro GRT Killington Downhill

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The weather and course conditions were near perfection for the 2017 Pro GRT downhill race in Killington, Vermont, today. Amateur and Pro riders from across the U.S. competed against each other and the clock and when the maple syrup settled, Dakotah Norton, Frida Ronning, Steve Walton and Mazie Hayden were the fastest in the Pro and Junior classes. Dakotah Norton, who's been gaining momentum all season used a calculated but risky gap in the middle of the run to seal his victory. He was the only rider to hit the massive huck. Kiran MacKinnon, fastest in seeding, rounded out 2nd while 3rd-5th place were separated my milliseconds in the 3:10 range with Mauricio Estrada just inching out Shane Leslie and Bruce Klein.

Frida Ronning was in a league of her own in Pro Women with a 32-second victory and Steve Walton continues a strong season just out front of Aidan Casner in Junior Men. Though small, the Junior Women's class displays some upcoming U.S. talent as Mazie Hayden takes the victory with a 3:47, a time that would have earned her 2nd place in Pro Women.

Style and the top of the box. Dakotah Norton is on a tear.

Thanks to Clay Harper for the video of Dak's nasty huck!

Dakotah Norton on winning and the "The Tug" during his race run

Pro Men's Killington Pro GRT Results

  1. Dakotah NORTON - 3:05:45
  2. Kiran MACKINNON - 3:07.610
  3. Mauricio ESTRADA - 3:10:51
  4. Shane LESLIE - 3:10:59
  5. Bruce KLEIN - 3:10.700
  6. Austin HACKETT-KLAUBE - 3:11:12
  7. Logan BINGGELI - 3:11.710
  8. Hugo LANGEVIN - 3:13:21
  9. Tanner STEPHENS - 3:13.740
  10. Quintin KURTZ - 3:15.800
  11. Seth HANSON - 3:16:21
  12. Jason SCHROEDER - 3:16.880
  13. Dan O'CONNOR - 3:17:45
  14. Isaac ALLAIRE - 3:18:08
  15. Jordan DAIGLE - 3:18:14
  16. Wiley KAUPAS - 3:18:22
  17. Jarod HANSON - 3:18:35
  18. Benoit RIOUX - 3:18.840
  19. George RYAN - 3:19:43
  20. Sebastian POSADA COLORADO - 3:19.630
  21. Dylan CONTE - 3:20:13
  22. Jordan NEWTH - 3:21:25
  23. Galen CARTER - 3:21:41
  24. Seamus POWELL - 3:21:54
  25. Joshua ROGERS - 3:25:06
  26. Brendan LOOBY - 3:25:34
  27. Sean LEADER - 3:25.700
  28. Jake KAHN - 3:26:04
  29. Esteban ZULUAGA - 3:26:51
  30. Derek MAIDEN - 3:28:38
  31. Dylan BLACHEK - 3:32:24
  32. Adam DELONAIS - 3:32:31
  33. Michael KANE - 3:33:53
  34. Quinton SPAULDING - 3:38:18
  35. Eric MCNEIL - 3:38:20
  36. Jon HANSON - 3:39:29
  37. Sean SURPRENANT - 3:41:52
  38. Anthony BIELEFELD - 3:44.680
  39. Dustin MASON - 3:45:18
  40. Benjamin DESPRES-MORIN - 4:48:08

Frida Ronning backed up her first place seeding annihilation with an equally impressive performance on race day.

Frida Ronning in audio

Pro Women's Killington Pro GRT Results

  1. Frida RONNING - 3:32.26
  2. Ella SKALWOLD - 4:04.05
  3. Angie PALERMO - 4:07.05
  4. Emily GACAD - 4:08.11
  5. Rachel KELLEHER - 4:28.12
  6. Ming GOETZ - 4:29.91
  7. Amber PRICE - 4:33.21

Steve Walton, king of the groms this weekend in Killington.

Steve Walton in audio

Junior X Men's Pro GRT Killington Results

  1. Steven WALTON - 3:19.980
  2. Aidan CASNER - 3:20:38
  3. Declan ERVIN - 3:20:47
  4. Zach GAREIS - 3:20.840
  5. Damon SEDIVY - 3:21:12
  6. Cole SUETOS - 3:21:31
  7. Austin DOOLEY - 3:22.620
  8. David KAHN - 3:24.770
  9. Matthew DRISCOLL - 3:27.650
  10. Skyler PRIMACK - 3:33:46
  11. Josh HENN - 3:33.970
  12. Adrian BONILLA - 3:34:46
  13. Avi EHRLICH - 3:35.950
  14. Kevin OWENS - 3:42.990
  15. Brandon JANZ - 3:44.960
  16. Jack MAJOR - 3:50.830

Junior Women's Pro GRT Killington Results

  1. Mazie Hayden - 3:47.83
  2. Allison Gaertner - 4:13.87
  3. Chelsea Crooke - 4:38.29

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