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Past Beargrease Race
Records

Congratulations to our 2021 Marathon Winner
Erin Letzring!

FINISH TIME: 32:43:35

In 2021, our marathon was a nail-biter!  It was neck and neck between Erin Letzring and Ryan Redington — both fierce competitors from Alaska. Erin’s team ended up edging out Ryan by a mere 10-seconds. 

One of the most epic parts of this sport?  It doesn’t matter if you are a male, female, young or old–everyone can compete.

Many of our younger athletes have been mentored by their parents and now compete on the same trail and in the same race. Mothers and sons, dads and daughters — it’s a beautiful thing!

The Beargrease is a family — complete with family potlucks of hotdish, laughter and a good craft beer.  

2020 Ryan Redington
2019 Blake FrekinG
2018 Ryan Redington
Marathon Champion

2017: Ryan Anderson (Ray, MN)  |  43:41:00

2016: Nathan Schroeder (Chisholm, MN)  |  33:01:00

2015: Ryan Anderson (Ray, MN)  |  35:23:00

2014: Nathan Schroeder (Chisholm, MN)  |  43:59:00

2013: Nathan Schroeder (Chisholm, MN)  |  67:48:00

2011: Ryan Anderson (Ray, MN)  |  67:45:00

2010: Nathan Schroeder (Chishom, MN)  |  68:50:00

2009: Jason Barron (Lincoln, MT)  |  71:43:00

2008: Jason Barron (Lincoln, MT)  |  66:47:00

2006: Keith Aili (Ray, MN)  |  64:40:00

2005: Mark Black (Hovland, MN)  |  67:51:00

2004: Blake Freking (Finland, MN)  |  67:26:00

2003: Cliff Wang (Ely, MN)  |  48:24:00

2002: Frank Teasley (Jackson Hole, WY)  |  45:55:00

2001: Cliff Wang (Ely, MN)  |  80:07:00

2000: John Barron (Willow, AK)  |  68:57:00

1999: John Barron (Willow, AK)  |  53:11:00

1998:Jamie Nelson (Togo, MN)  |  45:25:00

1997: Jamie Nelson (Togo, MN)  |  99:30:00

1996: Doug Swingley (Simms, MT)  |  90:49:00

1995: Jamie Nelson (Togo, MN)  |  90:14:00

1994: Doug Swingley (Simms, MT)  |  90:49:00

1993: Greg Swingley (Simms, MT)  |  91:48:00

1992: Greg Swingley (Simms, MT)  |  80:33:00

1991: Terry Adkins (Sand Coulee, MT)  |  82:25:00

1990: Susan Butcher (Manley, AK)  |  87:15:00

1989: DeeDee Jonrowe (Willow, AK)  |  97:25:00

1988: Jamie Nelson (Togo, MN)  |  103:20:00

1987: Myron Angstman (Bethel, AK)  |  63:09:00

1986: Robin Jacobson (Squaw Lake, MN)  |  65:34:00

1985: John Patten (Grand Marais, MN)  |  73:29:00

1984: Kevin Turnbough (Grand Marais, MN)  |  66:01:00

1980: Gary Hokkanen (Minneapolis, MN)  |  15:47

Mid-Distance Champion

2020: Erin Schouweiler (Irma, WI)  |  To Be Added

2019: Ryan Anderson (Ray, MN)  |  10:13

2018: Martha Schouweiler (Irma, WI)  |  10:04

2017: Martha Schouweiler (Irma, WI)  |  6:17

2016: Martha Schouweiler (Irma, WI)  |  10:17

2015: Martha Schouweiler (Irma, WI)  |  8:56

2014: Ross Fraboni  |  10:50

2013: Jenny Greger  |  17:54

2011: Dave Turner (Sandy, OR)  |  17:29

2010: Don Galloway (Makinen, MN)  |  18:43

2009: Dave Turner (Sandy, OR)  |  18:49

2008: Don Galloway (Makinen, MN)  |  20:03

2006: John Stetson (Duluth, MN)  |  18:30

2005: John Stetson (Duluth, MN)  |  19:32

2004: Wendy Davis (Chatham, MI)  |  19:39

2003: Robyn Smith (Forest Lake, MN)  |  20:06

2002: Bruce Kohlhase (Minneapolis, MN)  |  19:23

2001: Ryan Anderson (Pine City, MN)  |  20:01

2000: Mike Mayer (Rumely, MI)  |  19:36

1999: Robin Sue Fisher (Cook, MN)  |  23:39

1998: Dan Bergerson (Grand Rapids, MN)  |  27:27:00

1997: Mark Milford (Cable, WI)  |  29:21:00

1996: Scott Myre (Duluth, MN)  |  34:30:00

1995: Mark Milford (Cable, WI)  |  31:38:00

1994: Larry Lemaster (Duluth, MN)  |  18:47

1993: Tim McEwan (Eldorado, ONT)  |  19:40

1992: Dennis LaBoda (Hovland, MN)  |  19:07

1991: Scott Myre (Duluth, MN)  |  17:51

1990: Tom Glick (Two Harbors, MN)  |  18:23

1989: William Kleedehn (Kenora, ONT)  |  19:47

1988: William Kleedehn (Kenora, ONT)  |  19:54

Past Race Timing Sheets:

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