XTERRA Pan Am Tour Champions

Sep. 23, 2016

Amateur racers from Canada, Argentina, Brazil, New Zealand and all over the U.S. captured inaugural XTERRA Pan America Tour titles in Utah last Saturday.

The 10-stop series for amateurs started back on March 20th at XTERRA Costa Rica and concluded at the XTERRA Pan American Championship in Utah.

Amateurs competing in the Tour counted their best four scores from the first nine events plus whatever they got, or didn’t get, at the XTERRA Pan American Championship. In addition, amateur athletes needed to race at least two (any two) XTERRA Pan American Tour majors to qualify for Tour honors.

Heather Horton (pictured above) led all racers with 440 points en route to winning the 15-19 division. Horton won her division at four races (two in Canada, two in the U.S.) and was second at the Pan Am Champs on Saturday.

Luiz Escudero from Brazil was one of the most well-traveled racers, winning 50-54 division titles at XTERRA Dominican Republic, XTERRA Argentina, XTERRA Brazil, and taking second-place at XTERRA Mexico and the Pan Am Champs in Utah for a total of 365 Points.

Here is a look at all of this year’s amateur XTERRA Pan America Tour Champions:

Division - Name - Hometown
F15-19 - Heather Horton - Sandy, UT, USA
F25-29 - Heather Wilson - Temecula, CA, USA
F30-34 - Megan Riepma - Lafayette, CO, USA
F35-39 - Whitney Barrett - Golden, CO, USA
F40-44 - Deanna McCurdy - Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
F45-49 - Julie Robb - North Vancouver, Canada
F50-54 - Margo Pitts - Raleigh, NC, USA
F55-59 - Tamara Tabeek - Ramona, CA, USA
F60-64 - Martha Buttner - Boulder, CO, USA
F65-69 - Libby Harrow - Fruita, CO, USA

Division - Name - Hometown
M15-19 - Lewis Ryan - Rotorua, New Zealand
M20-24 - Nelson Hegg - Boulder, CO, USA
M25-29 - Alfredo Valdes - Corona, CA, USA
M30-34 - Gaston Fischer - Bariloche, Argentina
M35-39 - Andrew Knutsen - Lakewood, CO, USA
M40-44 - Garren Watkins - Boulder, CO, USA
M45-49 - Joost Van Ulden - North Vancouver, Canada
M50-54 - Luiz Escudero - Sao Paulo, Brazil
M55-59 - Cliff Millemann - Davis, CA, USA
M60-64 - Steve Cole - Alpharetta, GA, USA
M65-69 - David Rakita - Durango, CO, USA
PC - Craig Vogstberger - Highlands Ranch, CO, USA

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