April 19, 2015
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

RESULTS: The Future On Show At The Mongoose Cup

Mongoose Cup Stand Up Paddle race Dana Point

Results from yesterday’s Mickey Munoz Mongoose Cup, which went down in Dana Point and featured strong showings from Noa Hopper, Brennan Rose, Candice Appleby and Shae Foudy. On yet another perfect day for paddling in SoCal, the local community came out for a great day of racing.

In the one mile time trial, where close to 100 competitors started 30 seconds apart and raced against nothing but the clock, it was Brennan Rose taking the win. The Riviera Paddlesurf team rider handed in the only sub-10 minute performance of the day, finishing ahead of his team mates Rob Rojas and Taylor Rambo, while the ageless Olympian Jim Terrell was just a few seconds further adrift.

On the women’s leaderboard, Candice Appleby was the quickest, however the always-improving Shae Foudy wasn’t far off the pace. Another standout was 13-year-old Lexi Alston, who showed she’ll be a name to watch in the very near future.

Noa Hopper stand up paddling

Noa Hopper getting off to a flying start (pun intended)

The main event of the day, the Sport of Kings Race, was an entertaining one-lap scramble around the flat water course of Baby Beach. LairdSUP rider Noa Hopper managed to hold off the Riviera avalanche, taking the win ahead of Brennan and the Rambo boys. The San Clemente brand went one better in the women’s race though, with Shae Foudy saluting.

The 2015 Mongoose Cup saw a great day of racing in one of stand up paddling’s true meccas. There was also a fairly solid turnout despite the dates clashing with another great local race, the Stand Up 4 Clean Water event up in Malibu.

Best of all, the kids races were very well supported. It’s amazing to think that just a few years ago kids racing barely existed in this sport, but now we’ve got dozens and dozens of stoked out grommies at every big event. The future…

Results below. More pics over on the official FB page.

2015 Mongoose Cup RESULTS

Click here for the raw results, including full times from the time trial and kids races

“Sport Of Kings” Race – Men’s Final

1Noa Hopper0:03:3516
2Taylor Rambo0:03:3927
3Brennan Rose0:03:4325
4Brandon Rambo0:03:4425
5Chance Fielder0:03:4642
6Christopher Parker0:03:4731
7Tucker Ingalls0:03:4818
8Karl Ring0:03:5750
9Jerome Vaire0:04:0535
10Ryan Knysh0:04:0727
11Tyler Bashor0:04:0913
12E.J. Johnson0:04:1052
13Josiah Brackett0:04:1215
14Byron Kurt0:04:1351
15Dale Rogers0:04:1632
16Andrew Mencinsky0:04:1848
17Trevor Bashor0:04:1916
18Ryan Maloney0:04:2416
19Reid Harrell0:04:2640
20Chris Brackett0:04:2845
21Stephen Baker0:04:3113
22John Andel0:04:3332
23Justin Van Dyck0:04:3346
24Chris Boland0:04:3554
25Scott Rose0:04:3949
26Elijah Schoenig0:04:3913

“Sport Of Kings” Race – Women’s Final

1Shae Foudy0:03:5616
2Lexi Alston0:04:0713
3Jade Howson0:04:2712
4Alleanna Clark0:04:3416
5Ruthy Vesler0:04:4237
6Susie Hopper0:04:5047
7Alley Miesch-nie0:04:5342
8Maggie Adams0:04:5753
9Susie Kiley0:04:5841
10Trixie Hoogcarspei0:05:0739
11Lisa McLaughlin0:05:1341

One Mile Time Trial

(distance was slightly longer than 1 mile)

Men’s Top 5 Times (14′)
Brennan Rose: 0:09:55
Rob Rojas: 0:10:10.3
Taylor Rmabo: 0:10:10.8
Jim Terrell: 0:10:13
Karl Ring: 0:10:31

Women’s Top 5 Times (12’6)
Candice Appleby: 0:11:01
Shae Foudy: 0:11:06
Lexi Alston: 0:11:23
Jade Howson: 0:12:16
Halie Harrison: 0:12:20

Click here for full results from the time trial

Mongoose Cup Above: Noa Hopper taking control in the closing stages of the Sport of Kings Race