2006 Bob Firman Invitational

Elite Division - Boys

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2006 Bob Firman Invitational - Elite Team Division
Coaches - if you wish to run in the Elite Division and your team is not listed please contact the meet director
Elite Division - Boys Teams

Bishop Kelly - Boise, ID
Boise - Boise, ID
Borah - Boise, ID
Central Catholic - Portland, OR
Davis - Kaysville, UT
Desert Vista - Phoenix, AZ
Firth - Firth, ID
Gig Harbor - Gig Harbor, WA
Klamath Union - Klamath Falls, OR
Mountain Crest - Hyrum, UT
Mountain View - Meridian, ID
Provo - Provo, UT
Skyline - Salt Lake City, UT
South Kitsap - Port Orchard, WA
Trabuco Hills - Mission Viejo, CA

Central Catholic
Trabuco Hills
Desert Vista
Gig Harbor
Portland, OR
Mission Viejo, CA
Kaysville, UT
Phoenix, AZ
Boise, ID
Gig Harbor, WA
#10 NTN NW

Elite Division - Boys to Watch

Sawyer Bosch
1st 2005 Idaho XC state meet, 5A. 1600 / 4:29.46
Luke Wilshire 12 Central Catholic 9th 2005 Oregon XC state meet, 4A. 1500 / 4:07.76
Matt Swift-Kraemer 12 Desert Vista 10th 2005 Arizona XC state meet, 5A-1. 1600 / 4:24
Nick Bolinder 12 Boise 1st 2006 Idaho state meet, 5A 1600/3200. 1600 / 4:22.85
Charlie Williams 12 Gig Harbor 3rd 2006 Washington state meet. 1600 / 4:17.19
JT Sullivan 12 Trabuco Hills 20th 2005 California XC state meet, D1. 1600 / 4:21.37

Sawyer Bosch
Luke Wilshire
Matt Swift-Kraemer
Nick Bolinder
Charlie Williams
JT Sullivan

Jared Ward
4th 2005 Utah XC state meet, 5A. 1600 / 4:21.09
Taylor Farnswoth 12 Highland 2nd 2005 Bob Firman, Elite Division.
Miles Unterreiner 11 Gig Harbor 8th 2006 Washington state meet, 4A 3200. 1600 / 4:18.8
Taylor Morgan 11 Central Catholic 2nd 2006 Oregon state meet, 4A 800. 1500 / 4:00.26
Justin Hedin 12 Mountain Crest 1st 2006 Utah state meet, 4A 800/1600. 1600 / 4:18.66
Sean Huey 12 Borah 3rd 2005 Idaho XC state meet. 1600 / 4:30.22

Jared Ward
Taylor Farnsworth
Miles Unterreiner
Taylor Morgan
Justin Hedin
Sean Huey

Chio Lopez
1st 2006 Idaho state meet, 4A 3200. 1600 / 4:24.93
Paul Sartin 12 Bishop Kelly 21st 2005 Bob Firman, Elite Division. 1600 / 4:38.94
Riley Sullivan 11 Trabuco Hills 38th 2005 California XC state meet, D1. 3200 / 9:32.78
Mike Sickafoose 12 Pine Creek 1st 2006 Colorado state meet, 4A 1600. 1600 / 4:20.65
Bryant Denson 12 Boise 7th 2005 Idaho XC state meet, 5A. 1600 / 4:26.60
Stephen Clark 11 Skyline 11th 2005 Bob Firman, Elite Division

Chio Lopez
Paul Sartin
Riley Sullivan
Mike Sickafoose
Bryant Denson
Stephen Clark

Spencer Carter
Bishop Kelly
1st 2006 Idaho state meet, 4A 1600. 1600 / 4:23.35
Scott Blair 11 Trabuco Hills 42nd 2005 California XC state meet,D1. 800 / 1:58.65
K Dailey 12 Mountain View 3rd 2005 Idaho state meet, 5A 800. 800 / 1:58.89
Kevin Higgs 12 Nampa 5th 2005 Idaho XC state meet, 4A. 1600 / 4:27.77
Luke Puskedra 11 Judge Memorial 1st 2006 Utah state meet, 3A 1600/3200. 1600 / 4:24

Spencer Carter
Scott Blair
K. Dailey
Kevin Higgs
Luke Puskedra

Teams to Watch - 2006 Bob Firman Invitational

BOYS TEAM Central Catholic (Portland, OR) #3 NTN Northwest Region
Coming off a great 05 season which concluded with an NTN 11th place finish and National ranking. They lose a great one - Kenny Klotz, NTN Individual Champion - but the remainder of the team (Luke Wiltshire, Taylor Morgan, Nick Turner, Samot Turina, Kevin O'Malley, and Sam Wotipka) that helped set a record low score at the Oregon state meet is back. Strong program. #7 on Marc Bloom's 2006 Harrier Super 25 preseason rankings.

2005: #11th Harrier Super 25. #1 NTN Northwest Region. 11th Nike Team Nationals. 1st Oregon State Meet, 4A. 1st Jim Danner, Division 1. 8th Woodbridge, D1 Sweepstakes.

BOYS TEAM Desert Vista (Phoenix, Arizona) #5 NTN Southwest Region
Finished 05 on a high note by winning Arizona state 5A-1 meet by 103 after heart-breaking 2nd place finish in 04. Returns 5 of 7 including #2 Matt Swift-Kraemer and #3 Matt Boughton. Team has incredible depth with 17 to 20 boys competing for varsity spots. Sean Rutledge, Aziel Koski, Erik Woodward, Chris Conway, and Jeff Bolton provide a core of experience. Strong group of returnees garners preseason NTN attention and ranking status

2005: #8 Nike Team National Southwest Region. 1st Arizona State Meet, Division 5A-1. 1st Doug Conley Invitational. 3rd Ojo Rojo Invitational.

BOYS TEAM Trabuco Hills (Mission Viejo, CA) #4 NTN California Region
Ranked #4 in DyeStatCal's 2006 preseason Division 1 ranking. Competes in California's powerful and talent deep large school classification. Returns 5 of top 6 from team that scorched the Southern Section prelims then finished 9th at state meet. DyeStatCal tabs Trabuco Hills J.T. Sullivan, Riley Sullivan, and Scott Blair "as fine a starting trio as you'll see from the beachside schools."

2005: 9th California State Meet, Division 1. 7th Southern Section Finals, D1. 1st Southern Section Preliminary, D1. 1st Mt. Sac, Unseeded Varsity. 3rd South Coast League Finals.

BOYS TEAM Borah (Boise, Idaho) #7 NTN Northwest Region
This 2005 #10 ranked NTN Northwest Region team returns 5 of top 7 including top 2. Team is led by free spirited skateboarder and Idaho 5A XC State Champion, Sawyer Bosch, and Eagle Scout and state meet 3rd place finisher Sean Huey. Dubbed as the yin and yang of Idaho XC, these two seniors provide a tough 1-2 punch. A young but capable group of up and comers fill out spots 3-7. Borah has history of running its best at season end.

2005: #10 Nike Team National Northwest Region. 2nd Idaho State Meet, Class 5A. 1st Puma Classic, Elite Division. 5th Bob Firman, Elite Division.

BOYS TEAM Davis (Kaysville, UT) #4 NTN Southwest Region

2005: #9 Nike Team National Southwest Region. 2nd Utah State Meet, Class 5A. 1st Orem Kiwanis.

BOYS TEAM Boise (Boise, Idaho)
This 2005 #4 NTN Northwest region team returns two. This 05 NTN bubbleteam was running very strong at season end. Graduation claimed the senior leaders but two top guns return. Nick Bolinder and Bryant Denson, 4th and 7th at Idaho 5A XC state meet.. Bolinder is coming off a solid track season. Two will be at the front of the pack but a young but talented squad will need to develop for another run at a state title.

2005: #4 Nike Team National Northwest Region. 18th Harrier Super 25. 1st Idaho State Meet, Class 5A. 2nd Jim Danner, Division 1. 3rd Bob Firman, Elite Division.


BOYS TEAM Gig Harbor (Gig Harbor, Washington) #10 NTN Northwest
Young team finished 10th at 05 Washington state meet. Loses #3 but returns rest of team including Charlie Williams (1:55/4:17) and Miles Unterreiner (4:18/9:26) who also helped Gig to runnerup finish at 06 state track meet. Development of team behind front duo will determine how far they advance against deep group of strong Washington boys teams. Unterreiner is a familiar name in Boise - winning the 2006 Bandanna Prep Mile Showdown.

2005: 10th Washington State Meet, 4A. 5th Sunfair. 1st Bellevue Invitational.

BOYS TEAM Mountain View (Meridian, Idaho)
Team ran well in 05 but did not receive many accolades since they were absent from the big invitationals. 4th at Idaho state meet and return 6 of top 7 along with deep JV squad. One of the few teams where depth in the 4-7 spots should not be an issue but how fast will the front three go? Team is reminiscent of Boise boys last year - loaded with seniors who were set for a breakout season. Boise ended up nationally ranked, will MV follow?

2005: 4th Idaho State Meet, Class 5A. 1st Farragut Super 1 Invitational, Varsity A.

BOYS TEAM Firth (Firth, Idaho)
Small school that runs big. In Idaho's 2A (small school) classification but team would be competitive in any division. Ten straight Idaho state 2A championships. Returns #2-#7 including state medalist Darren McKinnon, Eric Christensen, Kurt Ward, and Devin Peterson. Some are speculating that 2007 team may be the best Firth team in a decade. This 2005 Firman DII Champion team will be racing in the Elite division in 2006.

2005: 1st Idaho State Meet, Class 2A. 1st Bob Firman, DII. 4th Cardinal Classic,Varsity A.

BOYS TEAM Bishop Kelly (Boise, Idaho)
BK always seems to end up on the top podium at season end and in 05 claimed another Idaho 4A title. Returning XC state champion Lici Lima transferred but team always seems to reload. They are led by three seniors - Spencer Carter (800m/1600m 1:55/4:23), Paul Sartin, and Doug Rudeen who plan to keep the winning tradition going. Nick Symmonds, 2000 Bob Firman champion and BK alum, was 800m runnerup at 2006 USAT&F Nationals.

2005: 1st Idaho State Meet, Class 4A. 8th Bob Firman, Elite Div. 9th Jim Danner, Div 1.

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