Travis Bear of Sequim, center, won the Northwest Cup championship for the men’s Cat 3 40-59 division. Bear had seven top 3 finishes in NW Cup races this spring and summer, dominating his division. Submitted photo

Travis Bear of Sequim, center, won the Northwest Cup championship for the men’s Cat 3 40-59 division. Bear had seven top 3 finishes in NW Cup races this spring and summer, dominating his division. Submitted photo

Sports briefs — Sept. 18, 2019

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1:30am
  • Sports

Anglers to talk razor clams

The next monthly meeting of Puget Sound Anglers-North Olympic Peninsula Chapter is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

The guest presenter is Dan Ayers, Coastal Shellfish Manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. He will speak about razor clam biology, population sampling methods and the current population status.

The evening begins with viewing the raffle prizes and fish stories. The main speaker starts shortly after 7 p.m., followed by a short break and then a short club business meeting. Also on tap are refreshments and a $75 membership drawing (must be present to win). The public is welcome.

Bike team sets preseason meeting

The Clallam County 4H Club and local mountain biking enthusiasts are looking to turn the local growth in the sport into a thriving and competitive youth team.

Youths in the Sequim, Port Angeles and Joyce areas are invited to come to a North Olympic Mountain Bike Team informational meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, to talk about forming this year’s team.

The meeting is in the Carver Room of the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody Street.

Organizer Tom Kendall said the team is looking ton increase participation from nine last year to 15-20 this year.

No experience is needed to join the squad, which will be for youths from grades 4-12.

The team’s first competition will be at a BuDu West Side Series Race on Oct. 1.

For additional information, contact Kendall at 612-929-9200 or at northolympicmtb@gmail.com.

Bear family racks up medals

The Northwest Cup downhill mountain bike racing series concluded at Stevens Pass in early September, with a pair of area winners taking home plenty of trophies. Winning their classes in the eight-race Northwest Cup were Steven Johnson of Port Angeles and Travis Bear of Sequim.

Bear won the overall series championship in the men’s Cat 3 40-59 division with 500 points. He finished fifth at Stevens Pass, but had racked up so many points this summer with two first-places finishes, two seconds and three third-place finishes that placing fifth didn’t hurt him.

Johnson won at Stevens Pass on Sept. 8 with a time of 5 minutes, 6.37 seconds, his fourth-straight first-place finish. He also had a second-place finish back in May to win the Cat 3 (novice) Men’s 60-plus division with 480 points.

Connor Bear of Sequim finished second overall in the Cat 3 15-18 division. Connor Bear had two thirds and two fourths this season. He finished fourth at Stevens Pass with a time of 4:51.90.

Lincoln Bear of Sequim placed seventh in the Cat 3 boys 11-14 division.

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