Butte speed skaters compete at Alberta Open

Butte speed skaters compete at Alberta Open
Butte speed skaters pose for a photo during the Alberta Long Track Open at the Olympic Oval in Calgary. They are, from left, Hannah Kluck, Danika Carr, Jim Bradshaw, GG Fantini, Broc Ludwick, Will Silk, Jamie Ritter, Autumn Silk and coach Dave Silk. (Courtesy photo)

CALGARY, Alberta — Seven speed skaters from the Mining City raced in the Alberta Open Speed Skating Championships at the Olympic Oval over the weekend.

More than 200 skaters competed in the event, with at least 20 racers in each division.

Butte’s GG Fantini placed second overall in Division 3, with Jim Bradshaw finishing fifth in the same division.

Will Silk of Butte placed 12th in a field of 41 skaters in the Boys 12/13 division. Hanna Kluck was 17th of 30 skaters in the Girls 11/12 division.

Danika Carr, Broc Ludwick and Jamie Ritter of Butte also raced in the event.

Complete results race results can be found here. Following are results from Butte skaters.

Danika Carr — 10th Overall in Division 4, ninth in 800-meter final, seventh in 300 A fnal, sixtsh in 100 A final, first in 500 C final

GG Fantini — second overall in Division 3, first in 100 A final, first in 500 A final, seventh in 800 final, sixth in 300 A final

Jim Bradshaw — fifth overall in Division 3, First in 800, fourth in 500 A final, fifth in 300 B final, fourth in 100 B final

Hannah Kluck — 17th overall in 11/12 girls, first in 1500M C final,  first in 300 C final, first in 7-lap B final, 23rd in 500 Olympic style

Will Silk — 12th Overall in 12/13 boys, seventh in 1500 B final, sixth in 300 B final, seventh in 7-lap A final, 11th in 500 Olympic style

Broc Ludwick — 33rd overall in 12/13 boys, fourth in 1500 E final, first in 300 F final, 11th in 7-lap B final, 34th in 500 Olympic style

Jamie Ritter — Open Division, 20th in 500, 24th in 1500, 18th in 3000 1 comment



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  • Stephanie Fantini
    January 16, 2019, 3:42 pm

    Way to go High Altitude Speedskating club! You guys are amazing and it was great to see all of you skate in Canada and represent Montana. So very proud of all of you.

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