Peter Stetina (Colorado State University) and Brady Kappius (Colorado School of Mines) took the weekend off from cross to represent their schools at Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals in Angel Fire, NM this weekend.
Both are three-year veterans of the TIAA-CREF/CLIF BAR Cyclo-Cross program, and both are in their freshman year of college...Peter is majoring in Exercise Science, and Brady is majoring in Materials Engineering.
Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals is divided up into two racing categories, based on school size. Colorado State University competes as a Division I school, and Colorado School of Mines as Division II - so unfortunately these two teammates and long-time friends don't get to square up against each other in the same collegiate races!
In Friday’s Short Track event, both riders showed their cross form to be ready in this all-out 30-minute, short course mountain bike event - both landing on the podium:
1 Alex Hagman (Fort Lewis College)
2 Eric Ransom (Fort Lewis College)
3 Noah Singer (Fort Lewis College)
4 Andy Schultz (Montana State University)
5 Peter Stetina (Colorado State University)
1 Garrett Brady (Western State College)
2 Braden Kappius (Colorado School of Mines)
3 Douglas Shryock (University of Montana)
4 Patrick Hurley (Warren Wilson College)
5 Phil Grove (University of Montana)