New England Sweeps Podium at Snowshoe Nationals

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Amber Ferreira decimated the field at the Dion US Snowshoe Championships. It’s hard to put it into words really. How about: Amber cut through the hilly, snow covered trails like an arctic wolf chugging red bull and riding a snowmobile. Amber really was a like a howling wolf riding a snowmobile and just ran away with the title.

For Amber, who is a professional triathlete, it was her second snowshoe title. The last time she won she ended up second at world. From the way she dominated on Saturday it looks like she ready to take on the world this next go around (which unfortunately won’t happen until 2015.

Amber wasn’t the only New Englander to taste success; she was joined on the podium by Kristina Folcik-Welts (2nd, 53:51) and Ashley Krause (3rd, 54:44). All three were named to Team USA for landing on the podium. Joining them are Sarah Gall of Cedar Falls, IA (4th, 54:57) and Abbey Wood (5th, 55:01). Abbey hails from Laconia, NH, which makes 4 out of 5 for New Englanders on the national team.

More to come on this.

Our coverage of the women’s race was enhanced by photos from Joe Viger Photography. Check out Joe’s great work from all the races that day!

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