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Strong performance by Washington County Trail Sharks in first raceof the season | By Julie Willmas

Anja Lanser of West Bend finishing 1st.

Sept. 11, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – On Sunday the Washington County Trail Sharks had their first mountain bike race of the season.  After surviving the many trails that have been closed due to flooding, the team was able to race at Minooka Park in Waukesha.
The weather was perfect and the trails were dry, as 625 mountain bikers raced (which doubled from last year).
Mountain biking has races from one lap (6 miles) to four laps depending on the age of the athlete.
The Trail Sharks brought the most athletes ever raced, which was 19.  Everyone’s performance was great!
Anja Lanser and Kendra Schmitt brought home a leaders’ jersey and will be ready to race in Mt. Morris this weekend.
Top 10 finisher….
Anja Lanser (West Bend) 1st 26:24
Kendra Schmitt (Kewaskum) 1st 26:36
Fiona Shaw (West Bend) 7th 30:45
Skyler Schmitt (Kewaskum) 8th 47:24
Other team athletes…
Quentin Willmas (West Bend) 30th 27:47
Gabe Rogaczewski (Slinger) 11th 29:11
Brandon Paulson (Slinger) 32nd 39:25
Thomas Matsunaga (West Bend) 94th 47:04
Mikey Spangenberg (West Bend) 12th 51:04
Sawyer Bussey (Slinger) 15th 51:41
Christian Spaeth (West Bend) 30th 54:26
Tony McArthur (West Bend) 29th 57:28
Nick Skaalen (Hartford) 34th 59:13
RJ Goldberg (Hartford) 37th 1:01:13
Tanner Schultz (West Bend) 37th 1:03:01
Kritika Gupta (West Bend) 13th 1:06:52
Ethan Janssen (Mayville) 23rd 1:12:43
Nick Niemi (Elkhart Lake) 12th 1:24:13
Hunter Schmitt (Kewaskum) 13th 1:24:19

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