Canadian Nathan Kutcher climbed his way into third place at the Bozeman Ice Festival speed competition. For the open competition results see here.
Mens Speed Results
1st: Adam Knoff
2nd: Sam Elias
3rd: Nathan Kutcher
4th: Jason Nelson
Womens Speed Results
1st: Kendra Stritch
2nd: Stephanie Maureau
3rd: Katie Bono
4th: Nae Yagi
 Pavel Dobrinskiy, UIAA route-setter for the Open Final, was sharpening competitors’ picks and crampons with a Dremel ahead of the Speed Comp. Photo Rafal Andronowski

Pavel Dobrinskiy, UIAA route-setter for the Open Final, was sharpening competitors’ picks and crampons with a Dremel ahead of the Speed Comp. Photo Rafal Andronowski

The competitors examine the speed comp routes. Photo Rafal Andronowski

The competitors examine the speed comp routes. Photo Rafal Andronowski

 By chance, the top three women posed for this picture hours before the final. From L to R: Stephanie Maureau, Katie Bono, Kendra Strich. Photo Rafal Andonowski

By chance, the top three women posed for this picture hours before the final. From L to R: Stephanie Maureau, Katie Bono, Kendra Strich. Photo Rafal Andonowski

Festival Director Joe Josephson. Photo Rafal Andronowski

Festival Director Joe Josephson. Photo Rafal Andronowski

UIAA official judge David Dornian. Photo Rafal Andronowski

UIAA official judge David Dornian. Photo Rafal Andronowski

Pavel Dobrinskiy jumps to ring the bell, signalling his finish of the route Photo Rafal Andronowski

Pavel Dobrinskiy jumps to ring the bell, signalling his finish of the route Photo Rafal Andronowski

Kendra Strich took first place in the Women’s Speed Comp Final Photo Rafal Andronowski

Kendra Strich took first place in the Women’s Speed Comp Final Photo Rafal Andronowski

Adam Knoff, on the right, competing against Will Mayo, took first place in the Men’s Speed Comp Final. Photo Rafal Andronowski

Adam Knoff, on the right, competing against Will Mayo, took first place in the Men’s Speed Comp Final. Photo Rafal Andronowski

Women’s Top Four: Nae Yagi (4th), Katie Bono (3rd), Kendra Stritch (1st) and Stephanie Maureau (2nd) Photo Rafal Andronowski

Women’s Top Four: Nae Yagi (4th), Katie Bono (3rd), Kendra Stritch (1st) and Stephanie Maureau (2nd) Photo Rafal Andronowski

Men’s Top Four: Nathan Kutcher (3rd), Jason Nelson (4th), Adam Knoff (1st) and Sam Elias (2nd). Photo Rafal Andronowski

Men’s Top Four: Nathan Kutcher (3rd), Jason Nelson (4th), Adam Knoff (1st) and Sam Elias (2nd). Photo Rafal Andronowski

 

 

 

 

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