Western States 100 2013 Lotto Results

Western States 100 logoWell, the majority of the field for the 2013 Western States 100 has been set with this morning’s lottery drawing in Auburn, California. While the lottery fills the majority of the field, the bulk of the elites get into Western States via finishing in the top 10 the previous year or earning a spot with a top finish in a Montrail Ultra Cup race.

Immediately below are the elites that were entered in next year’s race prior to the lottery. Additional elite entries can be gained from the remaining Montrail Ultra Cup races – Bandera 100k (1/12/13 – Texas), Lake Sonoma 50 (4/13/13 – California), Leona Divide 50 (4/27/13 – California), Ice Age Trail (5/11/13 – Wisconsin) – or special consideration, especially for foreign runners.

Further down are top runners who gained entry via the lottery. It’s a shockingly small number. Please let me know if I missed any elites who got in via the lottery – this sport is growing so quickly that new names are popping up all the time.

The full entrants list is now available on WSER.org.

Men’s Automatic Entries – 2013 Western States 100

  • Dylan Bowman(7th 2012 WS100)

    Dylan Bowman - 2012 Run Rabbit Run 100

    Dylan Bowman

  • Trent Briney (2nd JFK 50)
  • Nick Clark (3rd 2012 WS100)
  • Cameron Clayton (1st Run Rabbit Run 50)
  • Graham Cooper (Special consideration)
  • Yassine Diboun (3rd Pinhoti 100)
  • Neal Gorman (10th 2012 WS100)
  • Jesse Haynes (3rd Waldo 100k)
  • Jeremy Humphry (2nd Pinhoti 100)
  • Mark Lantz (Raffle)
  • Dave Mackey (4th 2012 WS100)
  • Jorge Maravilla (8th 2012 WS100)
  • Karl Meltzer (1st Run Rabbit Run 100)
  • Timothy Olson (1st 2012 WS100)
  • Nick Pedatella (3rd Run Rabbit Run 50)
  • Jacob Rydman (2nd Waldo 100k)
  • Ryan Sandes (2nd 2012 WS100)
  • Ian Sharman (5th 2012 WS100)
  • Erik Skaden (Raffle)
  • Joe Uhan (9th 2012 WS100)

Top 10 runners not yet entered: Zeke Tiernan

Women’s Automatic Entries – 2013 Western States 100

  • Meghan Arbogast (10th 2012 WS100)

    Meghan Arbogast 2012 IAU 100k World Championships

    Meghan Arbogast

  • Rory Bosio (2nd 2012 WS100)
  • Denise Bourassa (2nd Waldo 100k)
  • Kerrie Bruxvoort (2nd Run Rabbit Run 50)
  • Rhonda Claridge (2nd Run Rabbit Run 100)
  • Leila Degrave (3rd Run Rabbit Run 100)
  • Melanie Fryar (3rd Pinhoti 100)
  • Ellie Greenwood (1st 2012 WS1oo)
  • Meghan Hall (2nd Pinhoti 100)
  • Emily Harrison (2nd JFK 50)
  • Nikki Kimball (5th 2012 WS100)
  • Aliza Lapierre (3rd 2012 WS100)
  • Tina Lewis (7th 2012 WS100)
  • Ashley Nordell (9th 2012 WS100)
  • Luanne Park (Going for 10th WS100 finish)
  • Pam Smith (1st Run Rabbit Run 50)
  • Amy Sproston (8th 2012 WS100)
  • Joelle Vaught (1st Waldo 100k)

Top 10 runners not yet entered: Krissy Moehl and Lizzy Hawker

Men’s Elite Lottery Draws & Special Considerations – 2013 Western States 100

  • Joseph Czabaranek
  • Joshua Finger
  • Michael Fink
  • Bruce Fordyce (South Africa)
  • Lon Freeman
  • Andy Jones-Wilkins
  • Hal Koerner
  • Jon Lawler
  • Gerardo Moreno
  • Chris Price
  • Gustavo Reyes (Argentina)
  • Brandon Stepanowich
  • Dan Vega

Jan 6 Update: Former course record-holder Mike Morton is in via an unnamed sponsor slot.

Women’s Elite Lottery Draws & Special Considerations – 2013 Western States 100

  • Jennifer Benna
  • Mary Churchill
  • Traci Falbo
  • Jamie Frink
  • Nicola Gildersleeve
  • Bree Lambert
  • Alissa Springman

Call for Comments

  • Are you psyched for yet another stacked field at the 2013 Western States 100? Who are your early picks for the men’s and women’s win?
  • Who would you hope joins the field now and race day?
  • Who’d we miss on the entry-via-lottery elite lists?
  • If you got in, via any method, how excited are you to be racing Western States next June?

There are 129 comments

  1. Ian Sharman

    Am hoping for a Bend landslide at Bandera with Jeff, Zach and Steph racing their way in. But that means a lot of other great people would miss out. So conflicted…but at least there are several MUC races left so multiple chances for people to get in.

    1. Bryon Powell

      The criteria for special consideration, per the relevant WSER.org page are:

      Foreign Entrants: All foreign entrants not drawn in the lottery will be eligible for special consideration with the goal of achieving global representation only. To qualify as a foreign entrant, you must live full-time outside the US and Canada, regardless of citizenship. Foreign nationals living in US/Canada for a significant portion of the preceding year, are not considered to be foreign entrants. If you have more than one residence, and one of those residences is in US/Canada, you do not qualify.

      In addition, the Board of Trustees reserves the right to grant admission to runners whose contributions to the sport of ultrarunning or to the organization of the WS event have been unusual and substantial. While this “special consideration” definition is broadly drafted, it is narrowly applied. For example, no special consideration is given to athletes who would greatly enhance the competitive aspect of the race. Such athletes have the opportunity to gain entry into WS via the Montrail Ultra Cup Series.

      1. Anonymous

        Thank you, so there are no criteria for foreign. They choose who they want. For instance we were 4 italians, I can't understand how they make their choice between us!

        Thank you again

  2. Pete

    Looks like Forsberg and Frost are signed up for the lake sonoma 50. If they both get into western states and run it that could be an all time womans field.

      1. Pete

        ya i see Heras is registered to. Be fun to watch that race unfold from the middle of the pack when they come by me. The mens and womans field are very stacked for the race.

  3. Patrick

    I entered the lottery and was shut out. However, I don't feel too upset as I preferred to run the 2014 WSER. I simply entered so that I'd receive 2 tickets next year.

    Anyone else using this type of thinking, too?

  4. Speedgoatkarl

    Frosty has only one ticket though, same with Forsberg, there chances are slim at best. And, I"m not sure about Forsberg, but Anna hasn't run 100 yet….that means alot. Diana Finkel is the one to beat, hands down.

  5. Charlie

    100% disagree. Is AJW now going to get special consideration every year because he is such an institution at WS? That makes a mockery of the entire lottery process.

    1. Wyatt Hornsby

      I agree with Brett and disagree with Charlie. AJW is one of the all-time great WS finishers, with, I believe, 8 top-10 finishes (and a 2nd place finish behind none other than Scott Jurek), and is a vocal ambassador of the race. Putting aside the fact that AJW is a phenomenal runner who adds to the quality of the field, he's also earned a spot via special consideration given the fact that he finished top 10 in 2011 and had to sadly miss the 2012 race due to injury. Oh, and it's not like he moped around like many of us would if we were injured; no, AJW went to the race and volunteered all day and night, which further illustrates his commitment to the race. He has more than earned his way into the 2013 race, and I like many will be cheering for him to finish top 10 once again.


      1. Bryon Powell

        Just to clarify, AJW has outlined the reasons that he received a special consideration – “contributions to the sport of ultra running and the organization of the Western States 100," not because of his prior results. This was also a one-time deal.

        Now, here's to AJW running his way into the 2014 Western States 100!

  6. johnnyb

    A big well done to Mark Jaxion for getting in to WS100. Had the pleasure of running with him during part of Round Rotherham 50 (the worlds most glamorous ultra, industrial estate included).


  7. Gary Gellin

    Josh Brimhall also on the Bandera 100k list. He ran an excellent White River 50 this year after a string of good, but not incredible, races the last couple years. With those mentioned, plus a couple guys who already have WS spots, Bandera should be fun!

  8. Daniel Westrate

    I am so psyched for this race! This will be the first time it has been run since I got into ultra trail running and started following the elite scene. I have gone back at looked at what happened over the last four or five years but this year I will get to follow it live!!

    I don't know much about all the intricacies of who is running and who is not but I saw Ryan Sandes on the above automatically entered list and he is my favorite runner so if he is in fact running again then he is my pick to win this time!!

    Oh, and well I have not yet made my foray into ultra racing (March 2013!), watch out for this guy Western States 2014! Hahahaha I probably would never get in as a first time entrant and if by some miracle I did I couldn't pay to go to California, but hey a kid can dream, right?

  9. David Flowertday

    Since being accepted for Western States,every morning when I wake, up my first thought is – what can I do today to improve my chances of getting from Squaw Valley to Auburn in under 30 hours: then I think of what else I have to do that day!

  10. Clint

    Bruce's days in the 80s were quite different. There were not so many opportunities in Appardheid South Africa . But putting it in todays equivalent, he would be the biggest thing in the world. Like a Lance Armstrong but without the drugs.

  11. Zeke

    Just reading this post now, but I saw that you had my name as "top ten runners not yet entered". In spite of my automatic bid, and probably foolishly so, I will be sitting out this year's WS, as I am taking a year off racing. I would watch out for my friend Dbo as he has a score to settle with States' course.

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