Reardon, Wendel triathlon age group champs |

Reardon, Wendel triathlon age group champs

Staff Reports

Pike Reardon and Sandra Wendel of Gardnerville were winners in their respective age groups last weekend at the Lake Tahoe Triathlon.

Reardon, 53, placed 10th overall and won his men’s 50-54 age group in the Olympic Triathlon race Sunday. Wendel won the women’s 60-64 age group and placed 110th overall in the same race. Reardon clocked a time of 2 hours, 40 minutes and 30 seconds. Wendel finished in 3:43:31.

More than 500 racers turned out for Olympic and sprint distances during an event hosted Saturday and Sunday by Big Blue Adventure off Sugar Pine State Park on Lake Tahoe’s west shore. Distances for the Olympic Triathlon are nine-tenths of a mile for the swim, 25 miles on the cycling leg (both sides of Emerald Bay) and a 6.7-mile trail run for the run.

Justin Rossi, 37, of Reno was the overall winner of the Olympic Triathlon in 2:15:14.

Other Carson Valley finishers in the race included Karen Sullivan of Minden, who placed third in the women’s 45-49 age group (3:48:01), and Katy Parodi of Gardnerville, who placed sixth in the women’s 40-44 division (4:44:59).

Wendel was coming off two successful performances earlier this year, third-place in her age group at Lake Placid on July 23 and seventh at the Chattanooga (Tenn.) Half-Triathlon on May 21.

Big Blue Adventure will hold its Emerald Bay Trail Run seven-miler on Sept. 17.

Elks Soccer Shoot to be held on Sept. 9 at Lampe Park

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department will host the Tahoe Douglas Elks Lodge No. 2670 Soccer Shoot on Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lampe Park.

There is no cost to participate. Registration will take place on the site the day of the event.

The event is an accuracy and distance skills competition open to all youth. Medals will be awarded for first, second and third place.

Call 782-9829 for information.

China Spring to host golf tournament on Oct. 2

China Spring Youth Camp will host its Valley Sandbagger Golf Tournament on Oct. 2, at the Genoa Lakes Golf Club.

An 11 a.m. shotgun start on the Lakes Course is scheduled for the four-person scramble format tournament.

Among the highlights is a $10,000 hole-in-one prize, courtesy of the Carson Valley Inn. The closest-to-the-pin prize is two days of golf for two players at Genoa Lakes Golf Club.

The $100 cost includes fees, cart, range balls and a barbecue lunch. Complementary tee prizes will be given away and mulligans will be available. The event benefits China Spring and programming that is not supported by its general budget.

Contact Tiffany Dubois at or 265-5350, ext. 121, for information.

WAVE Fishing Derby on Sept. 30 at Topaz Lake

Welcome All Veterans Everywhere (WAVE) will host its Fishing Derby on Sept. 30 at Topaz Lake.

The event will be held from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. as a fundraiser for WAVE’s program to assist veterans.

The entry fee is $50. Prizes for tagged fish include $2,500 for a gold tag, $1,000 for silver and $500 for bronze. Fifty other prizes worth at least $50 will also be available.

Prizes will only be awarded for catches on the day of the event and will be limited to one prize per entry. A fishing license will be required to participate.

Carson pancreatic cancer fundraiser on Sept. 16

Three sports — golf, running and power lifting — will be featured on Sept. 16 when the Carson City Kiwanis Club presents its fourth annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament at Silver Oak Golf Course.

The golf tournament is a four-person scramble starts at 9 a.m. A 5K fun run starts at 8 a.m. and the Carson City Bench Press Championships at 7 a.m.

The golf tournament fee is $90 per player, which includes range balls as well as lunch and prizes. Guests can purchase lunch tickets for $10.

Hole sponsorships are available for $100.

The 5K costs $30 and $10 for the 12-and-under half-mile fun run.

The bench press fee is $10 for three lifts.

Proceeds benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network as well as the Carson City Kiwanis scholarship fund.

Contact Robey Willis at for information.

College Showcase coming to Carson City Oct. 14-15

The College Exposure Showcase is coming to Carson City on Oct. 14-15 at the MAC Center.

Seven college coaches — two from William Jessup and one each from Folsom Lake College (community college), Columbia College, South Puget Sound Community College, Ray Navarro, Yakima Valley Community College and Osa Esene from Blue Mountain CC — will be in attendance during the two days. William Jessup is an NAIA school located in Rocklin, Calif.

The cost is $195 before Oct. 1 and $245 after.

Drills and fundamentals plus games are on the schedule for both days.

Contact Brant Minor at or go to for information.