Ted and Heather Devito Take Fastest Bear Titles in Saturday’s Snowshoe the Bear 10K

Fastest Bears in the Bear: Ted and Heather Devito

Fastest Bears in the Bear: Ted and Heather Devito

With fresh snow and sunny skies, the 10K gets underway in the Village.

With fresh snow and sunny skies, the 10K gets underway in the Village.

Amanda and Angela of Amangela's cafe in Fawnskin and Susie Lerma of Sol Food Market provided healthy breakfast fare for the competitors.

Amanda and Angela of Amangela's cafe in Fawnskin and Susie Lerma of Sol Food Market provided healthy breakfast fare for the competitors.

Snowshoer Tim Wood on the home stretch of the trail.

Snowshoer Tim Wood on the home stretch of the trail.

Local Linda Meekins, here with Daisha and Mason, sold her authentic Big Bear snowballs during the Village expo.

Jim Dooley of Fawnskin completes the race in his old school wooden snowwhoes.

Jim Dooley of Fawnskin completes the race in his old school wooden snowshoes.

Local Linda Meekins, here with Daisha and Mason, sold her authentic Big Bear snowballs during the Village expo.
Jordan Romero (right) and Casey Williams take top honors in the Under-14 division of the 10K

Jordan Romero (left) and Casey Williams take top honors in the Under-14 division of the 10K

Eight-year-old Carissa Wolcott, with proud mom Jamie, won the kids race on snowshoes.

Eight-year-old Carissa Wolcott, with proud mom Jamie, won the kids race on snowshoes.

Local adventure racers Ted and Heather Devito claimed the Fastest Bears in the Bear titles in the 2nd annual Snowshoe the Bear 10K race, which took place in the Village and on the San Bernardino National Forest on Saturday morning. The 5K and 10K races drew roughly 180 competitors on February 7, a perfect day for the event given fresh snowfall and sunny skies. Ted Devito, last year’s overall winner in the first-ever local snowshoe competition, completed the course in one hour and 13 minutes; second place male finisher in the 10K was Slater Fletcher of Huntington Beach, third went to Darren Clarke of Australia. In the women’s 10K, top finisher was Tiffany Meyers, a triathlete from Redondo Beach, with a time of one hour, 35 minutes; top local finisher and taking second at one hour, 37 minutes was Heather Devito; and third went to Kim Williams, last year’s Fastest Bear in the women’s division. In the 5K, David Burks of Big Bear Lake took first for the second consecutive year with a time of 36 minutes; Matt Fawcett of Big Bear Lake placed second, Bob Antonacci of Big Bear Lake placed third. In the women’s 5K snowshoe, Big Bear Lake’s Karin Parks won with a time of 44 minutes; Stacy Gorin of Big Bear Lake placed second, Robin Piatt of Yuma, Arizona placed third. In the juniors, 14 and under category, in the full 10K, local boys did us proud—14-year-old National Mountain Biking Champion Casey Williams placed first, 12-year-old international climber Jordan Romero placed second. And 8-year-old Carissa Wolcott, a third grader at Big Bear Elementary, was the first place finisher in the free kids race in the eco-friendly Snowshoe the Bear competition organized by Equada Outfitters and Team Sole.

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