The 2002 United States National Snowshoe Team

(as recognized by the U.S. Snowshoe Association)



Junior Men


Corey Reinke, 18

Big Rapids, Michigan

All Conference/Region Cross-Country Runner


Lance Betts, 18

Big Rapids, Michigan

All State Cross-Country 2000, 2001

Michigan State Cross Country Team Champions, 2000, 2001


Sam Shewan, 17

Big Rapids, Michigan

All State Cross-Country 2001

Michigan State Cross Country Team Champions, 2000, 2001


Ryan Bedford, 15

Big Rapids, Michigan

25km, 50km Long Track Speed Skating Junior Men’s Champion, 2000, 2001


(No Junior Women)


Open Men


Josiah Middaugh, 23

Vail, Colorado

All State (Michigan) High School Cross County, Track

2001 X-Terra Off Road World Championships, 3rd in age group

2002 North American Snowshoe Champion, Beaver Creek, Colorado

2002 USSSA National Snowshoe Men’s Champion.


Dave Dunham, 37

Bradford, Massachusetts

2001 USSSA National Snowshoe Men’s Champion.

2001 U.S. Record Holder for 50km Road Race (2:56.39)

1992-2001 Member of U.S. Mountain Running Team

2 time Mt. Washington Road Race Winner

2 time New England Mountain Running Circuit Winner


Richard Bolt, 31

____________________, New Hampshire

1999 U.S. World Mountain Running Team Member

1992, 1994, 1998 U.S. Olympic Trials – Cross Country Skiing

1992 3rd place in NCAA DI Cross Country Skiing National Championships

1991, 1992 Eastern Cross Country Skiing Champion (College-EISA)

1988 U.S. Junior Men’s Cross Country Skiing Champion

1988 New York State High School Cross Country Running State Champion.



Charlie Wertheim, 39

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

2002 2nd place North American Snowshoe Championships, Beaver Creek, Colorado

2001 5th place North American Snowshoe Championships, Beaver Creek, Colorado

2000 3rd place North American Snowshoe Championships, Beaver Creek, Colorado


Nicholas Fitzsimmons, 28

AuSable Forks, New York

2001, 3rd place Professional Duathalete, National Duathalon Championships, Orlando FL

4 time Ironman Triathlon Finisher, best time of 9:39.00

1998, First Place in Rocky Point Olympic Distance Triathlon, Puerto Penasco, Mexico

1997, 1998 2 time Amateur Age Group All American Triathlete

1997, 14th pl. age group 20-24 World Triathlon Championships in Perth, Australia


Masters Men


Phil Bedford, 40

Big Rapids, Michigan

2000 USA Track & Field National Masters Men’s 5000m Champion – 14:54.

7 Time All Southeastern Conference 5,000m 10,000m at University of Tennessee

13:49 5,000m pr

29:06 10,000m pr


Tom Sobal, 44

Leadville, Colorado

Has won over 130 snowshoe races from 1 mile to 100 miles in length.

3 time member of U.S. National World Cup of Mountain Running Team

World Record Holder Snowshoe Marathon – 3:06.17.


Keith Woodward, 51

Stowe, Vermont

3 time National Summer Biathlon Champion

2 time National Canoe Triathlon Champion

3 time National Cross Country Skiing Masters Champion

National Champion Bike Duathlon

3rd place Pikes Peak Marathon

3 third place finishes at Masters World Track Championships

National Masters Cross Country Running & Cross Country Skiing Champion


Brad Kahrs, 42

Big Rapids, Michigan

2001 USSSA National Men’s Masters Snowshoe Champion.

Former Michigan State Snowshoe Champion.



Marshall Randall, 44

Rockford, Michigan

1995 Ironman Hawaii Triathlon finisher

4 time South Carolina State Bicycle Time Trail Championships

1st pl. Ultimate Runners Championship (10km, 100m, 400m, 1600m, Marathon)

Several 2:30 marathons since turning 40.


Women’s Open


Anita Ortiz, 37

Eagle, Colorado

2002 North American Snowshoe Women’s Champion

2002 USSSA National Women’s Snowshoe Champion.

2002 1st pl. USSSA Regional Qualifier 15km at Meadow Mountain, CO

2001 1st pl. Off Beat-Off Track Snowshoe, Leadville, CO

2001 1st pl. Eagle 10km Snowshoe, Vail CO

2001 Pikes Peak Ascent, 1st pl.

2001 Breckenridge Crest Marathon, 1st pl.

2001 Vail Half Marathon, 2nd pl.

2000 Vail Half Marathon, 1st pl.


Michelle Paul, 20

_______________, Michigan

2002 USSSA National Snowshoe Championships, 2nd pl.

2000, 2001 NCAA Cross Country Running National Championships.

High School track times; 800m 2:25, Mile 5:17, 2 Mile 11:45.


Julie Udchachon, 31

Fort Richardson, Alaska

2002 USSSA Western Regional Qualifier Snowshoe Champion

2002 USSSA National Snowshoe Championships, 3rd pl.


Kelli Lusk, 31

_________________, Colorado

2002 North American Snowshoe Championships, 15th pl.

2001 Cleveland Marathon, 7th pl.

2001 U.S. Mountain Running Team, 2nd alternate

2000 Olympic women’s Marathon Qualifier

Marathon pr; 2:48.58

2000 Detroit Michigan Marathon, 2nd pl.

2000 Pikes Peak Ascent, 2nd pl.


Ingrid Middaugh, 25

Vail, Colorado

All state High School (Michigan) Cross Country Runner

1994 Women’s central Michigan Cross Country “Rookie of the Year!”

Boston Marathon qualifier.



Masters Women


Patricia Driscoll, 46

Stowe, Vermont

2002 1st pl in 5km National Marathon Speed Skating Championships

1999 6th and 8th pl finishes at Masters World Cross Country Skiing Championships in Switzerland

1994-1995 and 1995-1996 U.S. Bobsled Team

1995 1st pl in New Hampshire State Biathlon (Ski-Shoot) Championships

2001 2nd pl in  “             “            “          “                “                    “


Jo-Ann Spinelli, 48

__________________, New York

2001 Lake Placid Ironman Triathlon finisher

Completed 50km 60km and 50 mile Road Races.

Saratoga Lake 5 Mile Swim finisher

N.Y. Empire State Winter Games Snowshoe Medalist, Gold 1500m. Silver 5000m


Mary Lou Kahrs, 64

Big Rapids, Michigan

Mary Lou wins her age group in numerous road races, snowshoe races and cross country skiing events around the State


Athletes qualify for the U.S. National Snowshoe Team by finishing in the top 5 overall in the Men’s and Women’s 10km and the top 3 overall in the Junior Men’s and Women’s 5km events at the Nike ACG U.S. National Championships.


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