September 23, 2012 in Sports

Fisher wins 24-hour bike race

Staff And News Services

Bob Fisher of Spokane Valley won a third straight championship in the 24-hour men’s solo division at the Ring of Fire Race Across Oregon bicycle race earlier this month.

Fisher covered 366 miles, averaging 15.25 mph, in becoming the first person to win three consecutive titles in the event. There were six riders in his division.

He reported that in the first 212 miles he stopped for only 2 minutes. After 212 miles, he stopped for 3 minutes, and noted “my total time not moving in the 24 hours was 32 minutes.”

Fisher won in 2011 by covering 375.3 miles and in 2010 with 373.


Two Spokane lifters fared well in a recent U.S. Powerlifting Association competition in Rock Springs, Wyo.

Shasta Glotfelty, 30, a physical education teacher for Spokane Public Schools, had a 363-pound deadlift to win the overall lifter award at the Rocky Mountain Regional women’s event.

Don Goldsworthy, 32, who weighed 242 pounds, placed second in the Baddest Bench at the Big Show with a bench press of 705.47 pounds. Jake Prazak of Iowa, the world record holder, won with 865.31 pounds.


Jim Fitzgerald, a Gonzaga University graduate who most recently was the director of baseball operations at the University of Washington, has joined the Eastern Washington athletic department as academic coordinator.

He will help athletes with academic advising, support and development and will also teach a life skills class for athletes.

Danny Barnts, a Washington State graduate, has been selected as the new director of athletic communications for Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego.

He was sports information director at Western Oregon the last four years.

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