Rookie of the Year

The Rookie of the Year is awarded to the first Solo male and female rookie to cross the finish line. The racer must be an official finisher, i.e. within the official time limits, and the racer must be a first-time Solo RAAM racer; someone who has previously DNF'ed is not eligible.

2000s - 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
1990s - 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
1980s - 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983

 

Rookie Records

 

   

Male Fastest Speed
2012 Reto Schoch
| 8d 6h 29m | 15.08 mph
1985  Jonathan Boyer  |  9d 2h 6m  |  14.31 mph
1984 Jim Elliott  |  10d 7h 49m  |  12.29 mph
1983  Pete Penseyres  |  10d 22h 2m  |  12.09 mph

Male Fastest Time
2012 Reto Schoch | 8d 6h 29m | 15.08 mph
1996 Wolfgang Fasching  |  8d 14h 26m  |  14.07 mph
1994 Danny Chew  |  9d 0h 29m  |  13.4 mph
1985 Jonathan Boyer  |  9d 2h 6m  |  14.31 mph
1984 Jim Elliott   |  10d 7h 49m  |  12.29 mph
1983  Pete Penseyres  |  10d 22h 2m  |  12.09 mph

Female Fastest Speed
1993 Muffy Ritz  |  9d 16h 29m  |  12.49 mph
1987 Cheryl Marek  |  12d 5h 41m  |  10.65 mph
1984 Shelby Hayden-Clifton  |  12d 20h 57m  |  9.86 mph
1984 Pat Hines  |  12d 20h 57m  |  9.86 mph

Female Fastest Time
1993 Muffy Ritz  |  9d 16h 29m  |  12.49 mph
1992 Seana Hogan  |  11d 15h 7m  |  10.43 mph
1988 Cindi Staiger  |  12d 3h 55m  |  10.53 mph
1987 Cheryl Marek  |  12d 5h 41m  |  10.65 mph
1984 Shelby Hayden-Clifton  |  12d 20h 57m  |  9.86 mph
1984 Pat Hines  |  12d 20h 57m   |  .86 mph

Rookie Winners Men
1985 Jonathan Boyer (Time and Speed record), Rookie of the Year awarded to Kye Waltermire
2006 Daniel Wyss
2012 Reto Schoch

Rookie Winners Women
1984 Pat Hines & Shelby Hayden-Clifton
1988 Cindi Staiger
1991 Cathy Ellis
1992 Seana Hogan
2000 Cassie Lowe
2005 Cat Berge
2006 Shanna Armstrong
2009 Daniela Genovesi
2010 Barbara Buatois
2011 Leah Goldstein


2013
David Misch | 2962 miles | 9d 14h 13m | 13 mph
Maria Parker | 2962 miles | 11d 20h 54m | 10.4 mph

2012
Reto Schoch | 2993 miles | 8d 6h 29m | 15.08 mph
Trix Zgraggen | 2993 miles | 10d 13h 59m | 11.79 mph

2011
Alberto Blanco | 2990 miles | 9d 7h 27m | 13.38 mph
Leah Goldstein | 2990 miles | 11d 4h 41m | 11.13 mph

2010
Matthew Warner-Smith | 3005 miles V 9d 15h 3m | 13.01 mph
Barbara Buatois | 3005 miles | 11d 19h 48m | 10.59 mph

2009
Christopher Gottwald  |  3017 miles  |  10d 12h 2m  |  11.97 mph
Daniela Genovesi  |  3017 miles  | 11d 17h 41m  |  10.71 mph

2008
Mark Pattinson  |  3014 miles  |  9d 17h 29m  |  12.91 mph

2007
Richard Vollebregt  |  3042 miles  |  10d 4h 53m  |  12.43 mph

2006
Daniel Wyss  |  3043 miles  |  9d 11h 50m  |  13.36 mph
Shanna Armstrong  |  3043 miles  |  11d 22h 16m  |  10.63 mph

2005
Chris MacDonald  |  3052 miles  |  10d 2h 1m  |  12.61 mph
Cat Berge  |  3052 miles 11d 11h 20m  |  11.08 mph

2004
Michael Trevino  |  2958 miles  |  8d 21h 6m  |  13.88 mph

2003
Jure Robic  |  2921 miles  |  9d 14h 48m  |  12.66 mph

2002
Allen Larsen   |  2992 miles  |  10d 1h 5m  |  12.41 mph

2001
Rainer Klaus  |  2992 miles  |  10d 14h 14m  |  11.73 mph

2000
Martin Lorenz  |  2975 miles  |  9d 13h 23m  |  12.97 mph
Cassie Lowe  |  2975 miles  |  10d 3h 9m  |  12.24 mph

1999
Paulo Saldanha  |  2938 mile  |  10d 2h 42m  |  12.11 mph

1998
Andreas Clavedetscher  |  2906 miles  |  9d 7h 53m  |  12.98 mph

1997
Michael Wilson  |  3025 miles  |  10d 21h 37m  |  11.56 mph

1996
Wolfgang Fasching  |  2905 miles  |  8d 14h 26m  |  14.07 mph
Rookie Time Record

1995
Dieter Weik   |  2912 miles  |  9d 16h 6m  |  12.55 mph

1994
Danny Chew  |  2901 miles  |  9d 0h 29m  |  13.4 mph
Rookie Time Record
Julie Johnson-Bilger  |  2901 miles  |  11d 7h 55m  |  10.67 mph

1993
Scott Sturtz  |  2910 miles  |  10d 20h 10m  |  11.19 mph
Muffy Ritz  |  2910 miles  |  9d 16h 29m  |  12.49 mph
Rookie Speed and Time Record

1992
Ed Kross  |  2911 miles  |  9d 20h 56m  |  12.28 mph
Seana Hogan   |  2911 miles  |  11d 15h 7m  |  10.43 mph
New Rookie Time Record

1991
Gerry Tatrai  |  2930 miles  |  9d 3h 38m  |  13.34 mph
Cathy Ellis  |  2930 miles  |  12d 6h 21m  |  9.95 mph

1990
Todd Mumbauer  |  2930 miles  |  10d 1h 22m  |  12.14 mph
Michelle Grainger  |  2930 miles  |  12d 4h 3m  |  10.03 mph

1989
Jeff Brain  |  2911 miles  |  9d 7h 23m  |  13.03 mph

1988
Rich Fedrigon  |  3073 miles  |  9d 20h 2m  |  13.02 mph
Cindi Staiger   |  3073 miles  |  12d 3h 55m  |  10.53 mph
New Rookie Time Record

1987
Franz Spilauer  |  3127 miles  |  9d 22h 57m  |  13.09 mph
Cheryl Marek  |  3127 miles  |  12d 5h 41m  |  10.65 mph
New Rookie Speed and Time Record

1986
Matt Beerer  |  3107 miles  |  9d 8h 57m  |  13.81 mph

1985
Kye Waltermier  |  3120 miles  |  10d 21h 13m  |  11.9431 mph
Rookie of the Year Winner (Note: Time and Speed record set by Jonathon (Jock) Boyer

1984
Jim Elliott   |  3047 miles  |  10d 7h 49m  |  12.29 mph
Shelby Hayden-Clifton  |  3047 miles  |  12d 20h 57m  |  9.86 mph
Pat Hines  |  3047 miles  |  12d 20h 57m  |  9.86 mph

1983
Pete Penseyres  |  3170 miles  |  10d 22h 2m  |  12.09 mph

Reto Schoch

Shanna Armstrong

Danny Chew

Mark Pattinson

Richard Vollebregt 

Michael Trevino

Daniel Wyss

 

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