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2011 Western States 100 Lottery Results – 8 TALON Athletes Have a Slot!

Over the weekend the lottery results were announced for the 2011 Western States 100 that will take place on June 25 next year in California. (Results summary from the 2010 race)

Out of approximately 415 total slots for the event, 218 went to those that tossed their name into the lottery. You had a 10% chance of getting your lucky name picked.

Who got in from the TALON (TX, AR, LA, OK, NM) region?

  • Michael Adams – Texas
  • Ryan Beard – Texas
  • Steven Bernhardt – Texas
  • Jennifer Evans – Texas
  • John Powers – Texas
  • Pat Shannon – Texas
  • Roger Squires – New Mexico
  • Adam Watters – New Mexico

TALON athletes represented 3.6% of the chosen few.

You can check out the complete list of lottery winners here.

How are all the slots allocated?

  • Total Spots: 415 (approximately)
  • Sponsor: 14
  • Aid Station: 26
  • Foreign: 28
  • Montrail Cup: 16
  • Board Members: 2
  • Two Time Losers: 62
  • Lottery Spots: 218

There will likely be some more TALON athletes that fit into one of the above categories but only time will tell who is able to make it to the start line in Squaw Valley next year.

Congrats to all those that got a slot into the highest profile race in the United States! For those that didn’t, the abundant list of amazing trail events throughout the United States has never been bigger. Go create an experience!

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David – EnduranceBuzz.com

(Photo: Courtesy of Merlijn Hoek)

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

3 Responses to “2011 Western States 100 Lottery Results – 8 TALON Athletes Have a Slot!”

  1. on 06 Dec 2010 at 9:33 pm Steve Bernhardt

    Yes! Some how I beat the odds two years in a row and will be returning to the WS100. Got my Bronze Buckle last year when my primary goal was to finish. Going for the magical Silver Buckle this June. Western is an amazing event and feel VERY lucky to have the chance to do it again. Good luck to all of the other TALON runners with their preparation for what is an epic journey.

  2. on 07 Dec 2010 at 6:59 pm KevinB

    Nice breakdown David. Thanks for posting that.

  3. on 10 Dec 2010 at 7:14 am David Hanenburg

    @Steve – Good luck on your quest for the Silver Buckle! Plus…I have a couple dollars, would you pick me up a couple lottery tickets?? 😉

    @KevinB – No worries. 🙂