Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Racing Update: Early Season

With cross season getting underway and collegiate mountain bike racing coming to a close, we’ve just finished up two weekends of hard racing. We wanted to let you guys know what we’ve been up to and how our racing has been going.

Our boys have been racing hard for the past couple of weeks. From California to Indianapolis our guys have been racking up the results in both cyclocross and collegiate mountain bike. With mountain bike nationals coming to a close this past weekend, they are looking forward to turning their focus towards the rest of the heavy cyclocross season we have coming up.

For our results roundup, we’ll start on the west coast where Cormac Dunn has been racking up consistent top tens in the bay area Superprestige and sacramento cx circuit. Cormac has been fitting in consistent results while staying on top of his school work at Berkeley, whom he represented while taking the win at a collegiate mountain bike race in the WCCC. Keep a look out for Cormac at the upcoming California cx races.

In Colorado many of riders have been racing in the RMCCC, as well as the US Open of Cyclocross. Liam and Garrett both had a great showing at the US open of cyclocross, with Garrett getting a top 20 on Day 1 in the elite/open race. Then on day two Garrett and Liam got 6th and 9th respectively in the U23 UCI race. That means valuable UCI points for both of those riders. Liam and Garrett have also been tearing up the RMCCC with consistent results in XC and STXC, Liam winning the second  XC race of the series and Garrett getting 4th in the short track race at Crested Butte.

Also in Colorado, Nic Jenkins and Alex Campbell both raced the UCI junior race at day 1 of the US Open of Cyclocross finishing 6th and 7th respectively. This got them some UCI points for the upcoming Pan American Games in Cincinnati. A week later Nic Jenkins won the high school varsity state championships for the NICA league in colorado, showing his good form for the upcoming races.

Anders has been racing for Marian university's collegiate cycling conference in every single discipline from XC to dual slalom where he racked up a total of 4 podium positions in different disciplines earning him yet another podium spot where he grabbed second in the conference omnium.

Three of our riders were selected by their schools to participate in the Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals in West Virginia. Liam, Garrett, and Anders participated in XC and STXC, and Anders took it a step further to participate in both downhill and dual slalom. Anders and Liam both were representing their schools in the Varsity division while Garrett helped his team in the Club division. Garrett grabbed fifth place in the Club STXC Race. Liam Also finished fifth, except in the Varsity XC race. The guys had some excellent individual results helping their teams out with omnium. Anders helped Marian University secure 3rd in the Varsity omnium and Garrett helped the University of Colorado at Boulder secure the Club omnium title.

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