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Elson wins state mountain bike title

Pequot Lakes senior Samuel Elson (center) stands atop the podium after finishing first in the state competition Sunday, Oct. 30. Submitted Photo

Cuyuna Lakes mountain biker and Pequot Lakes senior Samuel Elson finished first in the varsity state competition at Mount Kato in Mankato Sunday, Oct. 30. He finished the race roughly four minutes before the state runner-up.

It was Elson's second consecutive state title, and he finished his high school career with an undefeated season, finishing first in all five races this fall.

Additionally, Pequot Lakes' Austin Schroeder finished first in the freshman state championship race.