Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Merrell/Zanfel Primal Quest Odyssey Ends With 2nd Place Award in Big Sky Montana

Merrell/Zanfel Adventure team members (from left) John Jacoby, Travis Macy, Aaron Prince and Robyn Benincasa, huddle close for photographers while on stage during the awards ceremony for the Primal Quest Montana expedition adventure race. The medals around their necks feature an engraving of Lone Peak, the mountain behind Montana's Big Sky Resort. The boxes they're holding are SPOT messenger devices. The cardboard tubes hold maps of the Primal Quest Montana course, laid over an image of Lone Peak.

Robyn took the microphone for a few comments, during which time she gushed about her teammates, detailing strengths of each one. She even dubbed Travis Macy as adventure racing's next Mike Kloser, which drew hoots and cheers from the assembled teams and their support crews.

A profile on Robyn was recently posted on the official Primal Quest website. It was written by Frances Fisher, Primal Quest's assistant media director. Learn some things you didn't know about Robyn by reading Frances' story here.

Anker Congratulates Team Merrell/Zanfel Adventure on Primal Quest Finish

Legendary mountaineer Conrad Anker congratulates Travis Macy of team Merrell/Zanfel Adventure during the Primal Quest Montana awards ceremony at Big Sky Resort.