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Glenwood Springs resident Kimberly Henrie brought home first place in her division this past weekend from the USA Powerlifting RAW National Championships, held in Denver.

Competitors from across the country met in Denver to compete RAW or unequipped in squat, bench press and deadlift events.

This was Henrie’s first national level competition. She already holds all state records in her division.



While national records are considered pending until they are posted at http://www.usapowerlifting.com, Henrie is believed to have established national meet records in all four categories; squat, bench press, deadlift and total score.

Henrie is owner of Exclusive Athletic Club in Glenwood Springs.



The Soda Pop Open youth golf tournament is returning to the links at Glenwood Springs Golf Club on Aug. 2. Call the course clubhouse at 945-7086 to sign up or for more details.

The Glenwood Springs Ladies Golf Club is holding its annual Storm King Open, a two-lady, best-ball tournament, on July 24.

The cost is $100 per team for 18 holes, continental breakfast and lunch. There will be a prize purse, giveaways and a putting contest.

Call Glenwood Springs Golf Club at 945-7086 to register.

The Glenwood Hoop D’Ville 4-on-4 basketball tournament is returning to the outdoor courts at Sayre Park on July 24.

The tourney, open to players 15 to 60 years old, begins at 9 a.m. Teams may roster up to six players. Every player gets a T-shirt, lunch and is guaranteed a minimum of two games. Lunch is provided. Also part of the day’s festivities is an 11 a.m. slam-dunk contest.

Tourney proceeds benefit C.A.R.E. Animal Shelter, YouthZone in Glenwood, Your Friends for Life (cancer help for families) and local high school basketball programs.

For more information, contact Michael Picore at 947-9295 (work) or at 309-2911 (cell).

Snowmass SkateMass is set for July 24.

The skateboarding event, held at Snowmass Village Skate Park, runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is for skaters 5 years old and up.

The cost to enter varies by division. Beginners pay $20 to compete, intermediate competitors pay $25 and advanced riders pay $30.

Registration includes a pool jam, division skate competition, street and vert best-trick competitions (beginner and intermediate) and a best-tricks showdown for advanced riders.

Helmets are required to participate. Pads are highly recommended.

The pre-registration deadline is July 23. Event-day registration, which costs an extra $5, starts at 8 a.m.

Sign up at the Snowmass Recreation Center. Call 922-2240 for more information.

The Mount Sopris Run-Off is returning to the Roaring Fork Valley on July 24.

Runners have two course options for this year’s Run-Off: a 14-mile jaunt from Emma Schoolhouse into Sopris Park or a four-mile run from Prince Creek Road into Sopris Park.

The 14-miler begins at 7:30 a.m. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m.

The four-miler, a fast, downhill race, gets underway at 7:45 a.m. At 7:15 a.m., a bus will transport riders from Sopris Park to the start on Prince Creek Road.

The first 75 entrants receive a T-shirt. Racers can register at Independence Run and Hike in Carbondale or at http://www.active.com. Sign-up forms can be picked up at Treadz in Glenwood Springs or at Ute Mountaineer in Aspen. For more information, call Independence Run and Hike at 704-0909.

The Run-Off, a Carbondale Mountain Fair staple, turns 32 this year.

The 17th annual Zoot Aspen Triathlon/Duathlon is set to take place on Aug. 7, with the Aspen Recreation Center serving as the event site.

Zoot, a global endurance sport brand, will be the new title sponsor for the event, which was formerly known as the Aspen High Country Triathlon/Duathlon. Online registration is now open at http://www.active.com. Registration is open to both individuals and teams.

The triathlon will begin at the Aspen Recreation Center and features an 800-yard indoor pool swim, a 17-mile bike up to Maroon Bells (gaining 1,500 feet in elevation along the way) and a four-mile run in the Elm Mountain Range and Maroon Creek Valley. Also available is a run/bike/run duathlon and a swim/bike duathlon.

This event, a USA Triathlon-sanctioned event, is ideal for beginners or for seasoned racers wanting to compete on a short but challenging course. Pre-registration is required.

For more information, visit http://www.aspenrecreation.com.


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