Dual Slalom Photo Report - Sea Otter Classic 2018

Apr 22, 2018
by Trevor Lyden  


Evander Hughes and America
American flags on display.

Eliot Jackson and Keegan Wright powering down on the longest straight section of the course
Eliot Jackson powering down on the longest straight section of the course

Cody Kelley s patriotic steed
Cody Kelley's patriotic steed

Jill Kintner was way out in front for most of the heats.
Jill Kintner was way out in front for most of the heats.

And DS title for Jill.
And another Dual Slalom title for the Queen.

Grubby and Bubba give each other a pat on the back after the dust has settled.
Grubby and Bubba give each other a pat on the back after the dust has settled.

Steffi Marth is racing again and slid into 7th place
Steffi Marth is racing again and slid into 7th place

We were glad to see Jerome bounce back after his hard crash in the last round
We were glad to see this rider bounce back after his hard crash in the last round

Down but not out Jerome Clementz took a hard hit in the elimination rounds
Down but not out. A hard hit in the elimination rounds

The dusty flat turns proved to be one of the most challenging aspects to this year s course
The dusty flat turns proved to be one of the most challenging aspects to this year's course

Porsha Murdock was looking fast all day but a slide out on the flat corners took her out of podium contention
Porsha Murdock was looking fast all day, but a slide out on the flat corners took her out of podium contention

Cody Kelley s hopes ended early with a crash on the corner from hell.
Cody Kelley's hopes ended early with a crash on the corner from hell.

Graves came away with the bronze and plenty of twenty dollar bills.
Graves came away with the bronze and plenty of twenty dollar bills.

Mitch was on a mission and nothing could stop him.
Mitch was on a mission, and nothing could stop him.

Bubba Vs Mitch. Mitch moves ahead.
Bubba Vs Mitch. Mitch moves ahead.

Keegan Wright was out slashing berms. The EWS racer held his own out there today.
Keegan Wright was out slashing berms. The EWS racer held his own out there today.

Jerome Clements throws some style at it.
Throwing some style at it.

Jared Graves put up a hard fight again Mitch but after losing traction in the flats he went on third
Jared Graves put up a hard fight again Mitch, but after losing traction in the flats he went on third.

Jill was fast through the turns which put her out ahead
Jill was fast through the turns which put her out ahead

Bubba took a really hard fall in qualifiers but was made it through all the way to 4th place
Bubba took a really hard fall in qualifiers, but was made it through all the way to 4th place

Going the biggest doens t always prove to be the fastest but somehow Mitch made it work and snagged the coveted gold
Going the biggest doens't always prove to be the fastest, but somehow Mitch made it work and snagged the coveted gold

Anneke Beerten on her final run against Jill. Anneke took home the silver medal
Anneke Beerten on her final run against Jill. Anneke took home the silver medal

Jill taking the big air line in her race against Steffi
Jill taking the big air line in her race against Steffi.

Kialani Hines was a favorite for the podium but a small bobble put her into the 4th place spot
Kialani Hines was a favorite for the podium, but a small bobble put her into the 4th place spot

Sea Otter Classic 2018 Dual Slalom
Claire Hamilton would finish third.

The veteran and the up and comer. Experience took the win on this one
The veteran and the up and comer. Experience took the win on this one.

Mitch edges of Kyle on the final heat.
Mitch edges of Kyle on the final heat.

Graves and Warren nearly neck and neck at the end for the 3rd place spot
Graves and Warren nearly neck and neck at the end for the 3rd place spot

That s another DS title for Mitch.
That's another DS title for Mitch.

Nothing lie a good bit of dual slalom to remind us how rad racing bikes is.
Nothing like a good bit of dual slalom to remind us how rad racing bikes is.

Kyle Strait taking home the silver
Kyle Strait taking home the silver

High fives for the fans
High fives for the fans

Always a crowd pleaser rope-a-dope after taking the win
Always a crowd pleaser, rope-a-dope after taking the win


MENTIONS: @SeaOtterClassic @trevor12 @mdelorme



5 Comments

  • + 5
 It will come back! Now that bike companies can advertised and sell trail bikes, the sport has potential to be developed again. Dual Slalom and 4X died simply because bike companies weren't selling bikes or making enough money out of it. This might change now with top riders such as Mitch or Jared racing 5010's and Stumpjumpers respectively. It is such an eye pleasing sport. It needs to come back!
  • + 2
 Spot on! More great short travel bikes = more fun and easier slalom setups!
  • + 4
 Dammit, I love Slalom! Insert 'bring back slalom comments here>>_________'
  • + 3
 SLALOM, BRING IT BACK! 4X/MOUNTAIN CROSS, BRING IT BACK!
  • + 2
 I had some grilled prawns today and they were amazing.

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