Camp Eagle Kicks Off Texas Series

Mar. 21, 2014

Eleven-time XTERRA South Central Region Champion Kyle Grieser from Marble Falls, Texas highlights a stacked amateur field of competitors for the first race in the Texas Series at Camp  Eagle in Rocksprings, Texas on Saturday.

“There are a lot of fast guys and girls on the list,” said race director Joel Grimmett.  “In addition to Kyle we have Josh De Bois Blanc and Adam Reardon. We also need to watch out for Mike Carter, Steve Etherton and Andy Lee in the masters age groups and they are all fast guys.  For the women Melanie Etherton leads the charge.”

Grimmett changed the start time for this year’s race after dealing with some gnarly weather last year.

“It was wild.  The wind picked up about 2am and the temperature dropped to 30-degrees making for a cold, cold start to the day. It influenced this year’s noon start time,” he said.

Camp Eagle is notorious for its swim, a two-level affair with ladders to climb in the middle.

“The swim and the run are very technical with lots of ledges, climbing and loose rock,” explained Grimmett, who is now in his fourth-year producing XTERRA races in Texas.

New this year is a series-within-a-series.

“We created an additional point structure for the five XTERRA's in Texas, with the goal of getting people out to different venues. Often people may only attend the one closest to their home, so the idea was to encourage discovering different venues and we do have some cool prizes in the works for the series winners,” said Grimmett.

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