Before the mens final lined the starting gate atop the ramp, the women took to the track. Many of the fans had yet to experience this event and did not understand the difficultly of EnduroCross, these six women rocked the course and showed the crowd their true determination to the sport. Few women participate regularly in the series during the year as it is one of the most challenging events in this male-dominated sport of off-road riding. The women's final was a 7-lap race for the gold medal. Sara Price had ended up in the first-turn pile which left the medics assisting her and her bike off the track. But she was not giving up and returned to the track shortly after she had dislocated her shoulder. Behind Price, Tarah Gieger had a spill down the ramp that left her in last place but recovered quickly and worked her way through the field. Elizabeth Bash had a gnarly dismount from her bike at the top of the log-and-rock lined hill. Bash had the crowd impressed when she returned to retrieve her bike and continue the fight. Having an off-road racing background is a big plus, Maria Forsberg and Kacy Martinez proved that while battling for the lead. In the end, Forsberg claimed the gold while Gieger worked her way from the back to 2nd grabbing the silver medal and Martinez went on to take the bronze medal. These girls are tough cookies!