Pole Pedal Paddle Team Mugs Again

The High Desert PCA Pole Pedal Paddle Team competed on Saturday, May 18th in the 55-59 Co-Ed category and brought home a second place mug in the annual event.  This is the 8th year they have competed in the PPP and the 8th year they have won a mug for their efforts.  The Co-Ed team consisted of Mike Simmons (down hill alpine), David Sarmiento,

(cross country skier), Tim Hagner (bicycle), Jeanene Faria (runner), and Dennis Snodgrass (kayak).   David Sarmiento finished the race with the sprint to the finish.  Our special team T-shirts gave us an additional edge this year and separated us from the rest of the field.  It was a blustery day to start the race with snow flurries and fog at the top of Mt Bachelor and rain on the bike leg.  The afternoon saw sunny skies mixed with rain showers and it kept the team on their toes as the race progressed to a 2 hour and 27 minute finish time and second place finish.