Mountain bike team rides hard at Frisco |

Mountain bike team rides hard at Frisco

Steamboat Springs mountain biker Grant Pohlman, left, works his way down the trail Saturday at the season's first race for the Colorado High School Cycling League. Pohlman was 35th in the boys junior varsity race.

— It was a strong start to the season for the Steamboat Springs high school mountain bike team, which rolled across its first 2016 finish line Saturday at a race in Frisco.

The squad was led by a pair of strong riders in the varsity boys race. Ethan Moyer finished fifth in that division, riding four laps on the loose, rocky 6.3-mile course. Evan Barbier wasn’t far behind him, placing 11th in the 35-rider race.

Steamboat also got big results in the junior varsity boys race. The event featured a huge field of 115 riders, and Steamboat got all four of its boys into the top 35. Trey Seymour was third, Sven Tate 13th, Elijah Vargas 17th and Grant Pohlman 35th.

Margaret Dickson also laid down a powerful race in the girls junior varsity race, placing third. Cole Sias was 16th and Josie Seibel 25th.

Chase Seymour generated yet another third-place finish, leading the way for a fast pack of Steamboaters in the sophomore boys race. That pack had all of its racers finish in the top 50 in the 106-rider race. John Foster Jr. was 10th, Matthew Kempers 28th, Decker Dean 35th, Jake Olson 41st and Dane Freckleton 50th.

Reilly Mewborn, meanwhile, was sixth on the girls side at the sophomore level.

Finn Sias was 29th in the freshman boys race and Jack Reich 55th while Parker Seibel was 22nd among the freshmen girls.

The team is next in action Sept. 10 at Leadville.

To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 970-871-4253, email or follow him on Twitter @JReich9

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