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The final race of the year in Port Angeles, Washington, marks the end of a long and fun season. See you next year!

2022 NW Cup Finals

It's been a long season and this last weekend brought a close to our amazing 2022 NW Cup race season.  Beautiful, always sunny Port Angeles, WA hosted the final stop of the season and it was amazing. Perfect temps, a respite from the smoke further east, and great sunshine greeted riders for some fast dry trails. This was a perfect close to the season that had us race across Washington, Idaho, and Montana.

At the end of the day Cole Suetos and Taylor Ostgaard took the Pro wins, with Asa Vermette and Aletha Ostgaard taking the Juniors.  As has been a normal story this season, Asa also had the fastest time of the day taking 4 seconds out of the Pro Men's time, as well as Aletha putting 14 seconds into her sister.  The Juniors are FAST, and the future of our sport is strong!

With over 400 racers attending the event, over three quarters of the riders were Cat 2 and Cat 3 racers, many young kids.  It is safe to say that racing is strong in the PNW and we look forward to many more races with our NW Cup family having great weekends racing each other and having a BLAST!

Cole Suetos coming in full gas for the win in Pro Men.

Lantz Harrington smooth and stylish taking the win in Cat 1 19-29.

Kai Burleson in the early morning light over the road gap.

Asa Vermette pumping the new section of track. Fastest on the weekend.

Cat 3 has style as well.

Kerstin Holster with eyes on the prize and rounding out the Pro Women's podium in 5th.

Wyatt Dixon sending a trail gap that is big as you are as a kid is no small feat.

Who says old guys don't go fast? Brad Delzer 2nd on the day in Cat 1 50+

Alden Pate pulling for a trail gap. 2nd in Jr. X.

Niko Langland already has some dialed cornering in Cat 3 8-10.

Koa Dianich styling out the Cat 3 course.

Carrick Creager bringing it in a little nose heavy....rode it out.

Riley Plummer decided just to remove their arms for this shot.

Ryder Lawrence 3rd in Jr. X.

Haylee Angel dodging the sunlight in Cat 3.

Audrey Botts railing the finish line berm to take 2nd in Cat 3 Under 11 girls.

Aletha Ostgaard, fastest woman on the day.

Millicent Zimmerman with the perfect eyes forward race tuck.

Ryder Lawrencelooking through one of the more awkward flat and loose turns.

Daniel McMaster deep in the finish bowl turn during seeding.

Nate Tugman pulling some style during practice for Cat 2.

Damien Comeau navigating the flat and loose Cat 2 track.

Crosby Zimmerman coaching some friends in cat 3.

Ryan Finkle with the style.

Chase Riggs 3rd in Cat 2 13 and under Boys.

Torsenn Brown, fast in the loose off camber to take 3rd in Pro Men.

Noah Hill keeping it on track.

Claire Kushnick 4th in Cat 2 19 and under women.

Helmets up for judging in the TLD ugly helmet contest
Brady Lell winning a brand new TLD helmet after his battered and broken helmet won the ugly helmet contest.

The Declan Ervin award represents achievements both on the track and off. It is in memory of a young man that displayed these talents in abundance. Presenting this award to Asa and Aletha this year highlights both their bike skill and character.

Aletha Ostgaard and Asa Vermette, winners of the Declan Erving Award.

Jett Lloyd smooth and fast over the road gap.

Cameron Clark, 3rd in Cat 3 11-14.

Ella Erickson, 2nd on the day after returning from her World Cup and World Champs stint in Europe.

Sam Rucker, squashing the small drop on the Cat 2 course.

Carter Deru, 4th in Cat 2 U13.

Luke Carlon getting used to the dry and dusty conditions.

Maverick Belton, railiong through Cat 3.

Chloe Bear getting 4th in Jr. X Women and sending the lower tables.

Westley Corrigan making the trip from Canada to race in Cat 2 U13.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for another great season and can't wait to see all of you again in 2023!!! 

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