Test of Metal 2002
Squamish, BC, Canada
June 23, 2002

Photos from Benn Pridham

General event photos
Pro class photos
Expert class photos

Story and Results from event organizer Robin Coope:

The Squamish Test of Metal Trials competition was held on Sunday June 23. Thanks to the fabulous support of volunteers and businesses in Squamish, this third round of the North American Trials Series was once again a fantastic success. The competition was held at Dave McCrae's log sort facility this year, so we were able to take advantage of his rock piles, earth mounds and log placement equipment. The sections this year were therefore bigger, higher off the ground and scarier than ever before. Highlights included the world's first tidally dependent ocean section, and the log section, with a hundred and fifty feet of riding up in the air, culminating in a drop of the side of a logging truck. Once again we had a fresh water pond as well, but fortunately not many riders fell in! Beginner and sport riders rode in the morning, with the former being dominated by youngsters. John Goodwin scored a notable third in beginner: he's only seven years old. Visiting Americans did well, with Zak Maeda winning both expert classes and Jeremy VanSchoohoven putting on a clinic in pro stock. Jeremy showed the importance of not making little mistakes on a dry day, and ended up with only two points. Stevie Baia managed a third place in Expert mod, not bad for an eleven year old. Ryan Cecil wins the distance award; he came from Ashville North Carolina to finish second in expert mod.

The Test of Metal continues to be the biggest trials competition in western North America, thanks to the commitment of the town of Squamish. Key volunteers are Dave Heywood, Paul Bryant and Mike Mohr. We once again thank Canadian Northern Shield Insurance, Mountain Building Centers, Dave McCrae, Norco and all the section and contributing sponsors:
Sea to Sky Ocean Sports
Squamish White Spot
Quiznos Classic Subs
Sunflower Bakery
Southwood Holdings
Garibaldi Veterinary Clinic
Tounge and Cheek Newsletter
Super 8 Motel
Paintball Games of Squamish
Garabaldi Excel Tire
Harold's Towing

Results: max = 60. Stock = 26" wheels, Modified = 20" wheels

Pro Modified
1. Baia, Jason 45 (Anmore, BC)
2. Johnson, Cory 57 (Thunder Bay, ON)

Pro Stock
1. VanSchoonhoven, Jeremy 2 (Williams, OR)
2. Bentham, Mike 16 (Victoria, BC)
3. Korba, Dylan 22 (Port Moody, BC)
4. Webster, John 24 (Mill Bay, BC)
5. McLaughlin, Kevin 47 (Port Coquitlam, BC)
6. Goj, Dennis 57 (Coquitlam, BC)

Expert Modified
1. Maeda, Zak 9 (Temple City, CA)
2. Cecil, Ryan 21 (Asheville, NC)
3. Baia, Steve 33 (Anmore, BC)
4. Hii, Chris 38 (Richmond, BC)
5. Mielczarek, Kamil 42 (Coppell, TX)

Expert Stock
1. Maeda, Zak 7 (Temple City, CA)
2. Nathans, Matt 10 (Vancouver, BC)
3. Adelman, Dave 14 (Victoria, BC)
4. Dickin, Stephen 18 (Coquitlam, BC)
5. Herr, Dave 20 (Calgary, AB)
6. Lynne, Ryan 23 (Port Moody, BC)
7. Hamilton, Lucas 24 (Vancouver, BC)
8. Howitt, Keith 25 (Coquitlam, BC)
9. Anderson, Jeff 27 (Coquitlam, BC)
10. Ponzi, Dylan 27 (Victoria, BC)
11. Topley, Craig 36 (Red Deer, AB)
12. Smith, Dan 44 (Port Moody, BC)
13. Hueber, Peter 45 (Surrey, BC)
14. Hazlett, Alex 52 (Belcarra, BC)
15. Gray, Shawn 55 (Red Deer, AB)
DNF Ignatius, Alexander 60 (Vancouver, BC)

Sport Modified
1. Fukano, Casey 10 (Mercer Island, BC)
2. MacRae, Dylan 48 (Coquitlam, BC)

Sport Stock
1. Scott, Matthew 17 (Vancouver, BC)
2. Mcskimming, James 22 (Whistler, BC)
3. Wessels, James 22 (Victoria, BC)
4. Diederichs, Carl 25 (Courtenay, BC)
5. Spann, Antony 26 (Riverside, CA)
6. Gilbert, Joe 26 (Victoria, BC)
7. Le, Alex 27 (Coquitlam, BC)
8. Moult, Ian 27 (Vancouver, BC)
9. Colquhoun, Ryan 33 (Stratford, ON)
10. Copp, Tristan 33 (Port Moody, BC)
11. McCullough, Brett 36 (Victoria, BC)
12. Bryan, Scot 37 (Creston, BC)
13. Cooper, Colin 38 (Calgary, AB)
14. Yuen, Felix 42 (Vancouver, BC)
15. Moreland, Joel 43 (Seattle, WA)
16. Jenkins, Chris 45 (Surrey, BC)
17. Lee, Justin 45 (Coquitlam, BC)
18. Gara, Dallas 46 (Calgary, AB)
19. Wiens, Trevor 46 (Vancouver, BC)
20. Grimsmo, John 55 (Lynden, WA)

Beginner Modified
1. Froese, Tyler 30 (Coquitlam, BC)
2. Howitt, Dennis 34 (Coquitlam, BC)
3. Goodwin, John 39 (Anmore, BC)
4. Laurie, Kelly 40 (Port Moody, BC)
5. Quesnel, Kyle 46 (Squamish, BC)

Beginner Stock
1. Howard, Trevor 18 (Abbotsford, BC)
2. Bozman, Chris 36 (Courtenay, BC)
3. Prochazka, Alex 39 (Whistler, BC)
4. Standing, Shane 39 (Coquitlam, BC)

1. Holm, Kris 5 (Vancouver, BC)

1. Tressel, Caryn 22 (Port Moody, BC)
2. Cross, Suzanne 38 (Vancouver, BC)

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