Calendars have turned to August, which means the end of summer is nearing and so are summer sports.
The last few months were filled with exuberant tournaments, games and events that brought out the best in numerous athletes affiliated with Los Alamos.
From the crest of Pajarito Mountain to Tracktown USA in Eugene, Oregon, the talent of Los Alamos athletes was put on display and it resulted in formidable success.
The Summer of 2016 began with the annual Summerfest, which is used to celebrate the beginning of summer season at the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area.
Like in years past, the mountain bike event, Pajarito Punishement, was one of the top obligations at Summerfest.
However, this year was different as competitors used an application to keep track of their time and to ultimately decided the winner. A father and two siblings stole the show at this summer’s race, as Neal Pederson finished in first, while his son Benjamin Pederson finished third and daughter Michelle Pederson placed fifth. Neal logged in a winning-time of 2 minutes and 30 seconds at the rigid trails of Pajarito Mountain.