Fall Jr DEVO Ride Schedules

Chase Orrick Interview

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Chase Orrick has graduated from the program. He will be missed and is on a mission to be a pro filmer at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Chase was on the first DEVO team in 2006 and won 2 overall series Super Downhill Championships while racing. He also shot and produced 2 full length bike films documenting the 2007, 08 DEVO race seasons, as well as working for IDTV in 2008, making monthly 2 minute short films that updated the community on the happenings of DEVO. Keep up the hard work Chase and have fun in college!

Chase Orrick has graduated from the program. He will be missed and is on a mission to be a pro filmer at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Chase was on the first DEVO team in 2006 and won 2 overall series Super Downhill Championships while racing. He also shot and produced 2 full length bike films documenting the 2007, 08 DEVO race seasons, as well as working for IDTV in 2008, making monthly 2 minute short films that updated the community on the happenings of DEVO. Keep up the hard work Chase and have fun in college!

Q: How did you first here about the DEVO program and what did you expect?
A:Well I first actually heard about the program through Ben Kraushaar’s mom. My mom was an orthodontist assitant at the time and Ben’s Mom happened to come into the office one day. Ben’s mom mentioned the program and gave me Chad Cheeney’s phone number. I gave Chad a ring and had a little informal meeting with him and joined the team at that time. I really didn’t know what to expect from the program, especially since this was the first year Durango DEVO was around. But it was amazing. I think there were like 9 kids on the team or something like that so it was SUPER sweet!

Q: What is the most bestest skill you learned while training with DEVO?
A: Probably just learning how to be all around a good rider. The program really emphasizes the importance of being good at everything on every kind of terrain. That’s super key to being a strong racer, being all around good at everything. Being a great descender wont win you a race, nor will just being a great climber. You have to be both in order to succeed in racing.

Q: What has been you favorite day of practice? And what makes it stand out?
A:Oh man, that’s a difficult question for sure. They all were favorites, there are definitely some that stand out. If I had to pick one night out of any I actually am going to pick the night that I shot Chad’s Movie Segment for my first Film, Durango DEVO. I know that it wasn’t really a practice and I was filming instead of riding but that night still stands out hugely in my mind. Chad was shredding hogsback apart over and over again, and I was just in awe of Chad’s skill and control. Then Chad proceeded to hit pretty much every jump up on powerlines on his singlespeed hardtail with the seat fully raised. I was just so excited because a segment that I really really wanted to come together ended up being better than I could have ever hoped.

Q: How about race results, What has been your biggest accomplishment?
A: I’ve pretty stoked on my 2 Mountain States Cup Super D Series Championships that I won in 2007 and 2008. And also in 2008 I got 3rd Place at the National Round in Dear Valley for Junior Super D which was sweet because the field was STACKED with fast dudes.

Q: If you could have one bike for the rest of your life, what would that be?
A: I would definitely have to say my Tomac Carbide SL. It’s a way sweet bike and Tomac has really helped me out this year by letting my ride for them. It’s just a great all around bike that does just about everything well. I love it and thanks to Joel Smith over at Tomac for all the help and support this year.

Q: You made two killer films about DEVO during your time on the team. Is filmmaking something you are going to keep on pursuing? Will you shoot another for us in the far off future?
A: I’m actually going to school for film so I”m definitely trying to pursue it for my career. I just really love everything about filming from shooting to editing to finally seeing the finished product up on the big screen. As far as shooting further stuff with DEVO I would love to. With how busy I was getting ready for college this year I wasn’t able to make another DEVO film, but who knows, I”ll be back in future summers and would love to shoot some more ūüėÄ

Q: What classes are you taking this semester? Have you had time yet to sample the local singletrack.
A: I’m taking some film classes right now as well as some Communications Classes mainly. All stuff thats going towards my major as a Film Studies Student. I actually haven’t had a chance yet to sample very much singletrack. I’m going for a ride this weekend though with the ‘ol Mountain States Cup Crew that lives up here in Boulder. It’s awesome seeing all these kids who live in boulder that I have raced with for years now over the circuit. They have been awesome so far in showing me around and letting me know the best spots to shred.¬†

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AOA/DEVO Short Track #11 Photos

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photos by Elliott Saslow, Evan Elliott and Dave Hagen

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AOA/DEVO Short Track #11 Results

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August 26th, 2009

Animas Orthopedic Associates/DEVO Short Track #11

B Men; 1. Gaige Sippy, 2. Chris Blevins, 3. Kenji Fortune, 4. Stephan Davoust, 5. River Weiss, 6. Derek Pansze, 7. Will Berger, 8. Wyeth Rossi, 9. Devin Feilen, 10. Shane Ellis

B Women; 1. Hannah Madden, 2. Annie Cheeney, 3. Kaylee Blevins, 4. Joan Walker, 5. Whitney Wanstrath, 6. Amy Katz, 7. Lilly Oswald, 8. Hannah Peterson

B Holeshot; Stephan Davoust

Kids Race; Elle and Nora

A Women; 1. Krista Park, 2. Alicia Rose Pastore

A Men; 1. Drew Edsall, 2. Matt Shriver, 3. Dustin Wanstrath, 4. Lars Ellefson, 5. Greg Lewis, 6. Chad Cheeney, 7. Grady James, 8. Joe Burtoni, 9. Gino Pastore, 10. Matt Phillips, 11. Sean Peck

A Holeshot; Drew Edsall

Past Results

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DEVO Pics from Snowmass

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Trails 2000 at Elle Vita this Wednesday

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Where is Elle Vita? That is the new development up from the Mana Soup Kitchen that leads to the trails of Durango Mountain Park. Mary and Trails 2000 will be doing a work day this wednesday from 4-7pm. You can park at the end of the pave, bring some gloves, solid shoes and get ready to have a good time while helping out the local trail system.

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AOA/DEVO Short Track #10 Photos

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This wednesdays short track will be hosted by the U14 boys. Get ready for some some action.

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Dirt Lover Rally Rocked

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The 2009 edition of the local August Horse Gulch shredfest, Dirt Lovers Rally was a see of blue, red and yellow DEVO jerseys. As the final team race of the 2009 season, the junior team showed up in mass and put the seasons hard work to the final test.  Sucsesses were seen on all fronts as the teams members gave it thier all for the event. Organizer Rick Callies said if it were not for our team, he would have had to cancell the race for 2010. Numbers were down for some reason, and DEVO saved the day. 

DEVO Results

Beginner Female; 1. Whitney Wanstrath, 2. Hannah Peterson, 3. Avra Saslow, 4. Martina Pansze, 5. Amy Katz, 6. Lily Oswald, 7. Grace Pansze, 8. Zoe Furer, 9. Elle Feilen

Beginner Male; 1. Charlie Greenberg, 3. Will Berger, 4. River Weiss, 5. Derek Pansze, 6. George McQuinn, 7. Carl Hampton, 8. Carter McQuinn

Sport Female; 2. Kaylee Blevins, 6. Emily Schaldach, 8. Elyse Massone

Sport Male; 3. Stephan Davoust, 14. Daniel Walker, 18. Devin Feilen

Expert Female; 2. Kaila Hart, 4. Joan Walker

Expert Male; 2. Tad Elliott, 4. Howard Grotts, 8. Grady James, 15. Elliott Saslow

Singlespeed Sport Female; 1. Jess Reed, 2. Annie Cheeney

Singlespeed Sport Male; 2. Levi Kurlander

Singlespeed Expert Female; 1. Sarah Tescher, 2. Kricket Lewis

Singlespeed Expert Male; 5. Chad Cheeney

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New Announcements For Fall Jr. DEVO

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The 1st grade (6-7 yr. old) Monday ride group is full.  Sorry, hopefully we will see you in the Spring!  Contact Annie via email annie@durangodevo.com if your child could possibly ride with the Kinder or 20 inch group instead.  

The Kindergarten ride day has been switched from Mondays to Tuesdays 4-5:30.

All schedules will be posted soon.  Thank you!

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AOA/DEVO STXC #9 Photos

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all photos by Coach Chad

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