STEVENS PASS — Port Angeles’ Steven Johnson won the Cat 3 Men’s 60-plus division at the fifth stop of the Northwest Cup downhill mountain biking championships held at Stevens Pass this weekend.
Johnson won with a time of 5 minutes, 3.89 seconds.
A total of 19 Olympic Peninsula riders competed at Stevens Pass, with several others placing high in the rankings.
Travis Bear of Sequim came in second in the Cat 3 Men’s 40-59 division with a time of 4:51.73, less than two seconds off the top time.
Bear is actually leading his division after five Northwest Cup races. He has two third-place finishes, two second-place finishes and a first (at Mount Hood, Ore., on May 26).
Cat 3 is a novice division, while Cat 2 is experienced and Cat 1 is expert. There is a also a pro division, but no North Olympic Peninsula riders ride as pros.
Talon Northern finished third in the Cat 2 Men’s 15-18 division with a time of 3:13.23. Northern is second overall this season in this division with a first-place finish (at Port Angeles), a second place and two third places.
Bryan Campbell of Port Angeles finished third in the Cat 2 Men’s 20-30 division with a time of 3:21.59. His Stevens Pass finish leaves him at third place in the overall standings. He had a first-place finish at Port Angeles on May 5.
Mathew Mangano finished fourth in the very difficult Cat 1 Men’s 0-18 division with a time of 2:28.62.
Mangano’s Stevens Pass finish was his best of the season and he is in a very solid third place overall in the Cat 1 0-18 Men’s overall standings.
Bryan Campbell of Port Angeles finished third in the Cat 2 Men’s 30-39 division with a time of 2:21.59. Campbell is second overall in his division with a first-place finish May 5 in Port Angeles.
Anthony Jones of Port Angeles finished fourth in the Cat 3 Boy’s 11-14 division with a time of 4:53.80, while Joseph Ritchie of Port Angeles was sixth in the same division with a time of 4:56.12.
Other local riders doing well in the overall standings include James Alton, who is fifth in the Cat 2 40-49 Men’s division. He didn’t race at Stevens Pass, but has a first-place finish in Port Angeles.
Will Stevenson is sixth overall in the Cat 2 50-plus Men’s division. He also did not race at Stevens Pass.
Zach Fraser, who didn’t race at Stevens Pass, is eighth overall in the Cat 2 19-29 Men’s division. Alton, Stevenson and Fraser all members of the local Olympic Dirt Society club.
Overall finishers from Stevens Pass include:
Cat 3 Men’s 60-Plus — Steven Johnson, PA, first, 5:03.89.
Cat 3 Men’s 40-59 — Travis Bear, Sequim, second, 4:5137.
Cat 2 Men’s 15-18 — Talon Northern, PA, third, 3:13.23; Oscar Ruiz, PA, 10th, 3:23.61; Colby Groves, PA, 30th, 3:56.17.
Cat 2 Men’s 30-39 — Bryan Campbell, PA, third, 3:21.59.
Cat 2 Men’s 0-18 — Mathew Mangano, PA, fourth, 2:28.62.
Cat 3 Boy’s 11-14 — Anthony Jones, PA, fourth, 4:53.80; Joseph Ritchie, PA, sixth, 4:56.12; Cash Coleman, PA, 16th, 5:10.99; Lincoln Bear, Sequim, 17th, 5:14.26; Titus Ruiz, PA, 18th, 5:16.86; Jack Slaczka, PA, 27th, 6:00.29.
Cat 2 Men’s 40-49 — Brian Still, Edmonds (He is a member of the Olympic Dirt Society), sixth, 3:40.27.
Cat 1 Men’s 30-39 — James Gardner, PA, ninth, 2:45.42.
Cat 2 Men’s 40-49 — Ron Riggs, PA, 10th, 3:47.81.
Cat 2 Boy’s 0-14 — Saul Carter, Chimacum, 12th, 3:46.11; Joseph Clemens, PA, 18th, 4:12.85; Tanner Jacobson, PA, 19th, 4:30.55.