Full Results: Mo Freitas Defeats Josh Riccio in Photo Finish to Claim the Big ‘Rincon Beachboy’ Race; April Zilg Women’s Champ

 
Rincon Beachboy

The 9th Annual Rincon Beachboy (photo: Angelo Cordero)

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Mo Freitas and April Zilg have taken out the 2017 Rincon Beachboy as 340 paddlers descended upon postcard perfect Puerto Rico for the 9th Annual edition of this classic race.

After just over an hour of paddling, Mo edged out the in-form Josh Riccio in a photo finish as hundreds of spectators lined the beach, while Aussie veteran Kelly Margetts held off young Frenchman Martin Letourneur by a similarly narrow margin in the fight for third; Garrett Fletcher rounded out the top five podium after outlasting Ryan Helm.

The top four guys dominated the race and competed in a tight pack for much of the 8 mile (12km) elite course before Mo and Josh broke away in the latter stages following an uncustomary fall from Margetts. Meanwhile North Carolina’s finest, April Zilg, was in a race of her own on the women’s side of the draw, hitting the line more than five minutes clear of runner-up Victoria Burgess.

It’s been a big couple of weekends for Mo, Josh and Kelly, who have shared around the top three spots in three separate races in the span of just 8 days.

Kelly and Josh swapped 1-2 finishes at the two-day Coconut Cup on the island of St. Croix last weekend, while this time Mo got some revenge and flipped the results. All three of these guys appear to be in good form heading into the first major of the year in two weeks, the Carolina Cup, where they’ll be joined by the rest of the world’s best, and I’m particularly interested to see how the supremely talented but lesser-known Riccio performs in NC after a couple of years on the fringes as a journeyman athlete.

Apart from the big elite field and massive open race, this year’s Rincon Beachboy also featured a couple of dozen future stars in the specialty junior race. 13-year-old Gian Xavier Medina Gomez beat the big boys to claim line honours, while Valeria Salustri was the top girl and beat almost all of the boys while she was at it.

Looks like it was another great edition of this beloved race, which seems to attract 300+ participants every year without any of the fanfare or fuss of some of the world’s better known events. To top it all off, the Rincon Beachboy is dedicated to raising money for charity and once again delivered thousands of dollars to a good cause.

I hear the after party isn’t too bad either, so perhaps you should pencil the 2018 Rincon Beachboy into your calendars. SUP Racer already has, and considering it’s going to be the 10th anniversary of the event I’m betting it’ll be the biggest one yet.

Full results down below the photos (jump straight to the results), while there’s more updates over on the official Facebook group.

You can also watch a replay of the live GPS tracking to see how the ants spread out along the course.

All photos by Angelo Cordero

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Another drone's eye view of the big Rincon Beachboy race thanks to @_brianmeyer from @capitalsup

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Rincon Beachboy: Elite Men’s Results


#
Athlete
Time
Age
Division
1Mo Freitas1:05:5719Elite 14'
2Josh Riccio1:05:5727Elite 14'
3Kelly Margetts1:07:3344Elite 14'
4Martin Letourneur1:07:3321Elite 14'
5Garrett Fletcher1:10:2025Elite 14'
6Ryan Helm1:12:2442Elite 14'
7Bill Kraft1:14:4048Elite 14'
8Christopher Norman1:15:4628Elite 14'
9Franck Fifils1:15:5341Elite 12'6
10Jeramie Vaine1:16:3737Elite 12'6
11Jorge Quintana1:16:5334Elite 14'
12Fielding Pagel1:17:0230Elite 14'
13Pito Maldonado1:17:1145Elite 14'
14Eric Bednorz1:17:1440Elite 14'
15Dave de Armas1:17:5015Elite 12'6
16Greg Jaudon1:17:5856Elite 14'
17Bryan Alvarez1:18:1615Elite 12'6
18Luis Lopez1:18:4930Elite 12'6
19Carlos Rivera1:19:4541Elite 14'
20Alberto Colon1:21:5948Elite 14'
21William Cruz1:22:0415Elite 12'6
22Eric Goss1:22:1428Elite 12'6
23Russ Scuzzy1:22:3047Elite 14'
24Jan Porrata1:22:3550Elite 14'
25Manuel Neifa1:22:5834Elite 12'6
26Jomar Santos-Corujo1:23:1830Elite 12'6
27Miguel Ferrer1:24:3335Elite 14'
28Kristopher Lugo1:25:1221Elite 14'
29Ricardo Avila1:25:4315Elite 12'6
30Enrique Padro1:26:0841Elite 14'
31Caleb Clark1:26:1616Elite 12'6
32Brian Schmid1:27:5328Elite 14'
33Tito Loffitte1:29:0356Elite 14'
34Xavier Lay1:29:3044Elite 14'
35Miguel Beltran1:29:5442Elite prone
36Andrew Kellar1:30:2141Elite prone
37Mark De Armas1:31:3151Elite 14'
38Gilberto Natal1:31:47Elite 12'6
39Pedro Martinez1:32:2246Elite 14'
40Guillermo De Pedro1:33:0639Elite 14'
41Stanley Comas1:33:4650Elite 14'
42Adam Clark1:33:5246Elite 14'
43Jay Karpinski1:37:2142Elite surf
44Kenneth Pastor1:38:0045Elite 14'
45Victor Pina1:38:5841Elite 14'
46Jose Martinez1:39:1751Elite surf
47Jeffrey Owen1:39:4551Elite surf
48Ramon Mercado1:39:5142Elite 14'
49Viktor Milev1:41:4736Elite 14'
50Rob Overstreet1:41:5816Elite 12'6
51Adam Nussen1:43:5029Elite prone
52Luis Rivera1:46:2631Elite surf
53Maximo Diaz-Rolon1:46:3523Elite 14'
54John Buckley1:51:2757Elite surf
55Jose J Pomales1:55:1448Elite 14'
56Juanma Jordan Saiz2:03:3642Elite prone
57Alex Gaebler2:03:4854Elite 14'
58Joe Bechtold2:08:3657Elite 14'

 


 

Rincon Beachboy: Elite Women’s Results


#
Athlete
Time
Division
Age
1April Zilg1:18:19Elite 12'630
2Victoria Burgess1:23:22Elite 12'632
3Mariecarmen Rivera1:24:31Elite 12'623
4Stephanie Shideler1:24:36Elite 12'641
5Mary Howser1:35:49Elite 12'627
6Desiree Hernandez1:39:27Elite 12'619
7Lindsay Cook1:41:32Elite 12'631
8Alexandra Marshbanks1:41:44Elite 12'617
9Evelyn O'Doherty1:41:57Elite 12'648
10Teresa Plitt1:44:20Elite 12'650
11Michelle Currier1:50:25Elite 12'645
12Erika Lane1:58:20Elite 12'638

 


 

Rincon Beachboy: Junior Results


#
Name
Time
Age
Division
#
1Gian Xavier Medina Gomez0:37:3813Boys 13-141
2Edwin Cornier0:38:0814Boys 13-142
3Valeria Salustri0:38:1316Girls 15-161
4Luis Yadiel Gonzalez0:38:5716Boys 15-161
5Nyra Velazquez0:39:4114Girls 13-141
6Gabriela Nicole Medina Gomez0:41:2414Girls 13-142
7Lara Victoria Abruna0:41:2614Girls 13-143
8Geelliam Cruz0:42:3013Boys 13-143
9Laura Vanessa Lebron0:42:5013Girls 13-144
10Cristian Lopez0:43:5815Boys 15-162
11Alek Ramos0:45:3512Boys 13-144
12Francisco Velez0:45:5114Boys 13-145
13Joyce Lugo0:50:2615Girls 15-162
14Maria Gabriela Diaz0:50:5916Girls 15-163
15Giancarlo Mendez0:51:5513Boys 13-146
16Raelees Robles0:56:0815Girls 15-164
17Ian Sanchez0:56:3815Boys 15-163
18Sergio Rodriguez Vazquez0:59:0516Boys 15-164
19Carolina Carrero0:59:1220Girls 17-211
20Natalia Rivera0:59:4914Girls 13-145
21Javier E Torres Suau1:15:3513Boys 13-147

 


 

Rincon Beachboy: Open Race Results


#
Name
Time
Age
Division
#
1Omelv Garcia0:33:3514Men - 12'61
2Amador Perez0:34:5243Men - 14'1
3Jan Roman0:35:0341Men - 14'2
4Sergio Rosa Rosario0:35:1816Men - 12'62
5Jose Leclerc0:35:3449Men - 14'3
6Patrick Lopez0:36:1846Men - 14'4
7John Flynn0:36:2348Men - 14'5
8Carlos Colon0:36:5139Men - 14'6
9Alejandro Garcia0:37:2530Men - 12'63
10Alexis Rosario0:37:4637Men - 14'7
11Roberto Pagan0:37:5736Men - 14'8
12Fernando Avilez0:38:1717Men - 12'64
13Nimsay Garcia0:38:4716Women - 12'61
14Enrique Paoli0:38:5250Men - 12'65
15Roberto De Felix0:39:0441Men - 14'9
16Joel PadrÑ0:39:0730Men - 14'10
17Chass Begg0:39:1744Men - Surfboard1
18Kevin Haigis0:39:3128Men - Surfboard2
19Eduardo Martinez0:39:4744Men - 14'11
20Dario Catala0:39:5342Men - 12'66
21Gerald Oppenheimer0:40:0320Men - 14'12
22Scotty Scott0:40:0341Men - 14'13
23Pedro Seda0:40:0850Men - 14'14
24Matyas Szorenyi0:40:1147Men - 12'67
25Naishalee PiÐeiro0:40:1918Women - 12'62
26Susette Velez0:40:2941Women - 12'63
27Ibrahim Cordero0:40:3655Men - Surfboard3
28Guy Peterson0:40:4760Men - Surfboard4
29Sergio Rodriguez0:41:1845Men - Surfboard5
30Carlos Gonzalez0:41:4949Men - 14'15
31Elliot Berg0:41:5659Men - 12'68
32Carlos Valverde0:42:1750Men - 12'69
33Harold Cornier0:42:2640Men - 12'610
34Victor Abru–o0:42:3446Men - Surfboard6
35Pedro Frontera0:42:3850Men - 14'16
36Amanda Rivera0:42:4511Women - 12'64
37Juan Carlos Rosa Ramos0:42:4844Men - 12'611
38Jota Corchado0:43:1053Men - 12'612
39Doreingelly Nunez0:43:1919Women - 12'65
40Ernesto Yunes0:43:4146Men - 14'17
41Jorge Quinones0:43:5540Men - 12'613
42Juan Cabrera0:44:0351Men - 12'614
43Raymond Crespo0:44:0521Men - 12'615
44Paola Berrios0:44:1228Women - 12'66
45Maria Elias0:44:1550Women - 12'67
46Kedrick Fonseca Terron0:44:2817Men - Surfboard7
47Albert Matos0:44:4946Men - 14'18
48Cesar Irrizary0:44:4954Men - Surfboard8
49Alexis Santiago0:44:5446Men - 12'616
50Melissa Hernandez0:44:5535Women - 12'68
51Gilberto Rivera0:45:1044Men - 12'617
52Tomas Ramirez0:45:1217Men - 14'19
53Yamil Morales0:45:2035Men - 12'618
54Fernando Bejarano0:45:3042Men - 12'619
55Kiara Alvarez0:45:3920Women - 12'69
56Esteban Lorenzo0:46:0316Men - 14'20
57Waldemar Centeno0:46:1440Men - 14'21
58F M Lendor0:46:1745Men - 14'22
59Juan Carlos Arocho0:46:1938Men - 12'620
60Mario Perez0:46:3334Men - 12'621
61Gustavo Toro0:46:4635Men - 12'622
62Mark Sanfacon0:46:4947Men - 12'623
63Sarah Nelson0:46:5230Women - Surfboard1
64Jose Luis Noriega0:46:5837Men - 12'624
65Carlos Martinez0:47:0852Men - 14'23
66Chrristopher Pizarro0:47:1633Men - Surfboard9
67Andrew Gasparro0:47:2347Men - 12'625
68Joselin Ramos0:47:3245Men - 12'626
69Francis Torres0:48:2028Men - Surfboard10
70Chris Mays0:48:2158Men - Surfboard11
71Jose Javier Ramirez0:48:4446Men - Surfboard12
72Eric Torres0:48:4744Men - 12'627
73Carlos Comas0:48:4946Men - Surfboard13
74Ivan J Nieves0:48:5031Men - 12'628
75Giovanni Crespo0:48:5729Men - Surfboard14
76Norberto Marchany Lopez0:49:0535Men - Surfboard15
77Mackenzie Rawls0:49:0524Women - Surfboard2
78Jd Lewis0:49:1651Men - Surfboard16
79Rafael Robles0:49:1841Men - 14'24
80Pedro Rivera0:49:2941Men - Surfboard17
81Yarimar Vargas0:49:3032Women - 12'610
82Waleska Salaberry0:49:3244Women - Surfboard3
83Paola Andrea Rodriguez0:49:3718SUP Monster1
84Omar Ramos0:49:3939SUP Monster2
85Jessica Del Valle0:49:3940Women - Surfboard4
86Javier Vazquez0:49:4341Men - 14'25
87Gabriel Torres0:49:4727Men - 12'629
88Emil Rivera0:49:4923Men - Surfboard18
89Arturo Quinones0:49:5034Men - 12'630
90Mari Sallaberry-Mallicote0:49:5750Women - 12'611
91John McGeehan0:50:0166Men - Surfboard19
92Omar Silva0:50:0238Men - 12'631
93Margarita Fernandez Vivo0:50:0355Women - Surfboard5
94Jose Carlos Gonzalez0:50:0742Men - Surfboard20
95Richardo Byrne0:50:1869Men - Surfboard21
96Antonio Ramirez0:50:3456Men - Surfboard22
97Angel Duran0:50:3543Men - Surfboard23
98Jorge Flores0:50:4145Men - Surfboard24
99Maniliz Segarra0:50:4151Women - 12'612
100Salvador Ayende0:50:5641Men - 12'632
101Lymary Santos0:50:5639Women - 12'613
102Manuel Aleman0:50:5943Men - 12'633
103Oscar A Martinez Pagan0:51:1147Men - Surfboard25
104Jesus Rivera0:51:1824Men - 12'634
105Magne Sandrine0:51:3735Women - Surfboard6
106Lizandra Baez0:51:4141Women - Surfboard7
107Ian Gonzalez0:51:5315Men - Surfboard26
108Beatriz Vega0:52:0441Women - Surfboard8
109Hector Rios0:52:1041Men - 12'635
110Yaxira Rodriguez0:52:1840Women - Surfboard9
111Johanna Pacheco0:52:3240Women - Surfboard10
112Juan Morales0:52:4818Men - Surfboard27
113Hector Ramirez0:52:5739Men - Surfboard28
114Kathy McRae0:53:0756Women - 12'614
115Keila Cruz0:53:1532Women - Surfboard11
116Roberto De Jesus0:53:3132Men - Surfboard29
117Erica Baker0:53:3626Women - Surfboard12
118Paul Green0:53:4558Men - Surfboard30
119Ysbeth Hernandez0:53:4721Women - Surfboard13
120Jorge Cruz0:54:0946Men - 14'26
121Gianni Bartunek0:54:1315Men - Surfboard31
122Evan Rabin0:54:2051Men - 12'636
123Cassandra Carbia0:54:2942Women - Surfboard14
124Enrique Ruiz0:54:3223Men - 14'27
125Maria Vargas0:54:4148Women - Surfboard15
126Yuany Fernandez0:55:0438Men - Surfboard32
127Luis Sevillano0:55:1026Men - 14'28
128Nicolle Vazquez0:55:1822Women - Surfboard16
129Javier J Torres Acevedo0:55:2344Men - 14'29
130Rafael Garden0:55:2343Men - Surfboard33
131Mary Zarcone0:55:4052Women - Surfboard17
132Delianny Jimenez0:55:4243Women - 12'615
133Edwardo Noriega Carrero0:55:4453Men - 12'637
134Christopher Manus0:55:5032Men - Surfboard34
135Maida Gomez0:55:5337Women - 14'1
136Jim Nilsen0:55:5745Men - Surfboard35
137Luzanne Wirshing0:56:0259Women - 12'616
138Francisco Toledo0:56:1046Men - Surfboard36
139Luis Santiago0:56:2037Men - Surfboard37
140Allyson Green0:56:4057Women - Surfboard18
141Carlos Lebron0:56:4430Men - Surfboard38
142Iris Figueroa0:56:5136Women - Surfboard19
143Marisol Pineda0:57:0043Women - Surfboard20
144Greg Huba0:57:1066Men - Surfboard39
145John Noll0:57:2059Men - Surfboard40
146Santiago Irrizary0:57:2616Men - 14'30
147Zoidariam Dardiz0:57:4342Women - 12'617
148Zachary Pearson0:57:4427Men - 12'638
149Rolando Rivera0:58:0244Men - Surfboard41
150Michael Hayes0:58:1256Men - Surfboard42
151Edward Huffnagel0:58:1775Men - 12'639
152Silvia Mascarell0:58:2143Women - 12'618
153Roland Quinones0:58:3551Men - 12'640
154David Matos0:58:4759Men - 12'641
155Cesar Enrique Cardona0:58:5417Men - Surfboard43
156Evelyn Pabon0:59:0647Women - 12'619
157Yinavel Marin0:59:3226Women - 12'620
158Beth Travers0:59:4652Women - Surfboard21
159Erin Austin0:59:4637Women - Surfboard22
160Kimberly Valverde1:00:2224Women - Surfboard23
161Zulmarie Ortiz1:00:3436Women - 12'621
162Thaira Gomez1:01:2040Women - 12'622
163Sandra Perez1:02:0443Women - 12'623
164Eileen Murphy1:02:0959Women - 12'624
165Cesar Cardona1:02:2452Men - 12'642
166Jose Perez1:02:2735Men - 12'643
167Ovidmarie Garcia1:02:4731Women - Surfboard24
168Jose Perea1:03:1234Men - Surfboard44
169Cassandra Talavera1:03:1826Women - Surfboard25
170Shelby Kotthoff1:03:2333Women - Surfboard26
171Ida Rosario1:03:4147Women - Surfboard27
172Velia Ortiz1:03:4352Women - 14'2
173Frances Alicea1:03:4828Women - Surfboard28
174Angel Vazquez Alvarez1:04:2264Men - 14'31
175Elliot Rivera1:04:3553Men - Surfboard45
176Catherine Colberg1:04:5649Women - 12'625
177Janet Ascione1:05:0047Women - Surfboard29
178Jeff Sanfacon1:06:2847Men - 12'644
179Alejandra Thomas1:06:4641Women - 12'626
180Walter De Jesus1:07:1467Men - 14'32
181Sherileen Rivera1:07:5138Women - Surfboard30
182Gabriela Berg1:11:5817Women - Surfboard31
183Susan Vancaeseele1:13:2658Women - Surfboard32
184Yalitza Candelaria1:14:4834Women - Surfboard33
185Ailyn Santiago1:18:0943Women - Surfboard34
186Jeanne W. McKinnon1:21:1765Women - Surfboard35
187Jazmine Ortiz1:24:4026Women - Surfboard36
188Fran Waldmann1:29:5759Women - Surfboard37
189Teresa Neiding1:46:5745Women - Surfboard38