2011 Contestants

Results For 2011

The top 5 results of the 2011 Utah Sky Trials are as follows:

Contestant Bird Place
Andy Doran Blacky 1
Fred Killpack Grim 2
Vahe’ D’Ala Rake 3
Steve Chindgren So Mach 4
Steve Chindgren Zander 5

Meet the Contestants for 2011

Mike Nelson – Boulder, Utah

Mike Nelson grew up in the Salt Lake Valley, attended school in Logan at Utah State University with a degree in philosophy. He apprenticed at the same time (1991) under Jeff Broadbent.

Mike obtained a masters degree from the University of Utah in Park management and archaeology. He has worked for almost 20 years for Utah State Parks, working at such parks as Dead Horse Point, Snow Canyon, Jordanelle, and managing the Utah Field House of Natural History (Vernal), Edge of the Cedars Museum (Blanding), and currently at the Anasazi State Park Museum in Boulder, Utah. Has two kids, one seven-year old boy Zach, and a two-year old girl Izzybella. He lives with his partner Alyssa in a house he built on twenty acres, shared with dogs, horses, hawks, falcons, and a sundry of other animals.

Daryl Peterson – Malad, Idaho


Daryl Peterson – Malad, Idaho (Flying Two Birds)

Vahe Alaverdian – La Crescenta, California


Stephen Buffat – Eden, Idaho


Fred Killpack – Grantsville, Utah

Steve Chindgren – Centerville, Utah

Steve Chindgren – Centerville, Utah (flying two birds)

Andy Doran – Cherry Valley, California


David Foley – Mount Vernon, Washington

David Foley – Mount Vernon, Washington (flying two birds)

Ed Pitcher – Malad, Idaho


Brad Townsend – Salt Lake City, Utah

Michael Orr – Rosamond, California