Who Will be Crowned the 2016 SCOTT Enduro Cup Overall Champ?

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With three out of four stops down for the SCOTT Enduro Cup presented by Vittoria, the time has come to reveal the current rider standings for the season. 2016 has proven to be one for the books with new race venues, including Angel Fire Resort and the highly anticipated season finale at Deer Valley Resort, two Enduro World Series qualifier stops, a partnership with the North American Enduro Tour and fresh talent added to the roster. The diversity of terrain present at each race location has proven to test and reveal the strengths and weaknesses in each rider.

The season finale will go down at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, UT, on Aug. 28. Known for technical descents, fast berm turns and pristine downhill specific singletrack, Deer Valley will force riders to be quick on the draw and thoughtful in their line choice. A course preview and course map will be released to the public on Wed. Aug. 24 on endurocupmtb.com.

Now for a look at the season standings…

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Jubal Davis, 25 of Denver, CO, began his premiere season of enduro racing with an eighth place finish in Moab, UT. The Midwest motocross native quickly excelled in the ranks, finishing in second place after both the Angel Fire and Sun Valley two-day races. Davis heads to Deer Valley with 342 points, tied with the 2015 SCOTT Enduro Cup champion, Macky Franklin. Franklin, 28 of Taos, NM has demonstrated consistency throughout the season, finishing top five in all three races. Chris Boice, 31 of Angel Fire, NM, sits not far behind with 324 points after an impressive first place finish in Angel Fire race and fourth place finish in Sun Valley.

 

Post Round 3, Men’s Pro/Open Overall Points

Rank Rider Moab Points Angel Fire Points Sun Valley Points Total Points
1 Jubal Davis 8 78 2 132 2 132 342
1 Macky Franklin 2 132 4 108 5 102 342
3 Chris Boice 10 66 1 150 4 108 324
4 Stan Jorgensen 11 60 1 150 210
5 Mason Bond 12 54 7 84 13 48 186

Salt Lake City local and youngest rider in the women’s pro/open category, Lia Westermann, 17, leads the charge with 330 points. Westermann has finished in the top five at all three Enduro Cup stops this year, including an impressive third place finish in Sun Valley. Followed closely by longtime Enduro Cup competitor, Ileana Anderson, 29 of Park City, UT, with 294 points. Porsha Murdock, 24 of Bend, OR, came out of nowhere taking second place in both the Angel Fire and Sun Valley races, putting her at 264 points. Murdock will not be racing in Deer Valley, opening the field for Leigh Bowe, 34 of Frisco, CO, who has improved her finishing position at each race this season. A sixth place finish in Sun Valley set her up with 216 points. Bowe must finish in thirteenth or better to surpass Murdock; and a fifth place finish in Deer Valley will guarantee her the third place podium spot for the season. Syd Schulz, 25 of Taos, NM, trails closely behind with 168 points.

Post Round 3, Women’s Pro/Open Overall Standings

Rank Rider Moab Points Angel Fire Points Sun Valley Points Total Points
1 Lia Westermann 4 108 5 102 3 120 330
2 Ileana Anderson 5 102 6 90 5 102 294
3 Porsha Murdock 2 132 2 132 264
4 Leigh Bowe 13 48 8 78 6 90 216
5 Syd Schulz 7 84 7 84 168

The final stop of the SCOTT Enduro Cup presented by Vittoria is on Aug. 28 at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, UT. The accumulated scores from all four stops will determine the overall champions of the 2016 SCOTT Enduro Cup. The highly anticipated location preview will be released to the public on Aug. 24. Known for the mountain bike culture, diversity of trails, and stunning scenery, Park City is the world’s first and only gold level ride center ranked by the International Mountain Biking Association.

The complete list of season standings can be found HERE.