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Oct 27

Team and individual omniums awarded since Collegiate MTB Nationals conclude

Beech Mountain, N. C. (October 27, 2013) – Fort Lewis College plus Brevard College successfully defended their Department II and II team omnium titles as the 2013 USA Biking Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships concluded on Sunday with the group relay and dual slalom contests.

In an extremely tight competitors for the Division I team omnium, it came down to the final points gathered in Sunday’s final event – the dual slalom. After Fort Lewis College took the win in the women’s race and bronze in the men’s, the team confirmed its spot at the top of the final group omnium standings. Other results the Colorado school used toward the number-one ranking were gold within the women’s downhill, silver in the women’s short track, silver and bronze in the women’s cross-country, silver within the men’s downhill, and silver within the team relay. In the end, Fort Lewis beat out Marian University, 732 to 658 while Lees-McRae was third with 646 points.

For Brevard, the team was able to secure the top ranking with several important wins and podium finishes, including gold medals in the team exchange, men’s cross-country, women’s downhill, women’s short track, men’s short monitor, and men’s dual slalom. With 835 points at the end of the day, Brevard got the coveted team omnium award over the riders of Western State Colorado University and Colorado Mesa University who accumulated 617 plus 605 points respectively.

In the individual omniums, Kerry Werner (Lees-McRae College) and Sofia Gomez Villafane (Fort Lewis College) took the titles in Division I while Wesley Lamberson (Union College-KY) and Erica Zaveta (Brevard College) claimed the victories in Department II.

Click here just for complete team omnium standings plus click here for complete individual omnium standings.

GROUP RELAYS

Division II

In the first ever collegiate mountain bike group relay, Brevard College put in the quickest time of the day to win the Division II competition and also solidify their number one ranking in the Department II team omnium. The North Carolina school won the team event using the foursome of Lewis Gaffney , Sarah Hill , Zachary Valdez , and Erica Zaveta who posted a collective moments of 14: 47. 72.

“We definitely acquired it in our sights ever since our first conference race and we just knew exactly what we had to do and wanted to show everyone out there that it isn’t just about DI and DII. We wanted to be the fastest out there here today, ” Gaffney described of his team’s thoughts entering the race. “The order came naturally. I’ve always had a good start. Zach’s always been one of the most powerful guys on the team so we knew we needed him midway through the race. Then the girls just stuffed in the gaps where needed and it was amazing to have them. ”


Completing for the silver medal in Department II was Co Mesa University’s trio of Morgan Thomas , Jeffrey Sikes , and Alexis Skarda while the Mars Hill University threesome of Addyson Albershardt , Timothy Jenkins , and Michael Keith grabbed the bronze.

Division I


Within Division I, Marian University won the team relay with riders Andrew Dillman , Allie Dragoo , Joshua Johnson , plus Coryn Rivera . The squad posted a time associated with 14: 50. 73 to beat out the silver medal Fort Lewis College team of Lauren Catlin , Garrett Lundberg , and Payson McElveen . Collecting bronze in the DI team relay has been Lees-McRae College with riders Erin Donohue , Emily Shields , Luke Vrouwenvelder , and Kerry Werner .

“It has been fun because racing is almost over and it was good because it was just one lap, ” said Dillman, the marketing major, after his team’s win. “We just knew to look out there and give it everything. ”

DOUBLE SLALOM

Division I Men Dual Slalom

Joshua Patton (Lindsey Wilson College) outrode John Swanguen (Lindsey Wilson College) in the last of the men’s Division I dual slalom competition to take the top phase of the podium while Phil Cowan (Fort Lewis College) beat out Cody Phillips (Lees-McRae College) in the race to bronze. Kerry Werner (Lees-McRae College) claimed the fifth step of the podium.

Division I Women Dual Slalom


In the Department I women’s contest, Brittany Clawson (Fort Lewis College) claimed an important triumph for her team when she defeat silver medalist Amazingly Kalogris (Marian University) in the final. Shayona Glynn (Marian University) bested teammate Felicia Stancil (Marian University) for the bronze medal while Stephanie Caluag (Lindsey Wilson College) rounded out there fifth.

Division II Men Dual Slalom


Senior rider Daniel Ennis (Brevard College) won the men’s Division II dual slalom by outracing teammate Mac Banner (Brevard College) in the last.

“I’m really really excited, ” Ennis said afterwards. “We’ve been education, all our teammates, together, almost all summer. This was number one for me. This really is my senior year and has been my last collegiate race. ”


Successful the race for third has been Robert Rimmer (Virginia Intermont College) while Wesley Lamberson (Union College-KY) claimed 4th and Andrew Slowey (Front Range Neighborhood College) took fifth.

Division II Women Dual Slalom


In the Division II women’s contest, Heart and soul Barton (California Lutheran University) bested rival Coleen Pacurariu (US Air Force Academy) for the precious metal medal while Christen Boyer (Colorado School of Mines) beat out strongwoman Erica Zaveta (Brevard College) for bronze. Ali Osgood (Humboldt State University) rode to the podium’s final step.

And that’s a wrap! The 2013 USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships are in the books! If you just can’t get enough, more info can be obtained by visiting the event webpage , or simply clicking the links below.

PHOTO GALLERY – COMPLETE RESULTS

USA Cycling Collegiate Hill Bike National Championships
Beech Mountain, N. D.
October 25-27, 2013

Division I Team Omnium

1 . Fort Lewis College

2 . Marian University

3. Lees-McRae College

four. Lindsey Wilson College

5. Colorado State University

Division II Team Omnium

1 . Brevard College

2 . Western State Colorado University

3. Colorado Mesa University

4. Warren Wilson College

five. Mars Hill University

Division I Men Omnium

one Kerry Werner (Lees-McRae College)

2 . Andrew Dillman (Marian University)

3. Cody Phillips (Lees-McRae College)

4. Michael Sampson (Fort Lewis College)

5. Gunnar Bergey (Lees-McRae College)

Division I Women Omnium

one Sofia Gomez Villafane (Fort Lewis College)

2 . Brittany Clawson (Fort Lewis College)

3. Linnea Dixson (University of Wyoming)

four. Hailey Sarausky (Lees-McRae College)

5. Jill Behlen (University of Wyoming)

Division II Men Omnium

1 . Wesley Lamberson (Union College-KY)

2 . Robert Rimmer (Virginia Intermont College)

3. Timothy Jenkinson (Mars Hill State University)

4. Steven Pearl (Humboldt State University)

5. Justin Graves (Humboldt State University

Division II Women Omnium

1 . Erica Zaveta (Brevard College)

2 . Essence Barton (California Lutheran University)

3. Sarah Slope (Brevard College)

four. Kara Uhl (Union College-KY)

5. Allison Jones (Warren Wilson College)

Division I Team Exchange

1 . Marian University

2 . Fort Lewis College

3. Lees-McRae College

four. Cumberland University

five. Georgia Institute of Technology

Division II Team Relay

1 . Brevard College

2 . Colorado Mesa University

3. Mars Hill University

4. Warren Wilson College

5. Ripon College

Division I Men Dual Slalom

1 . Joshua Patton (Lindsey Wilson College)

2 . John Swanguen (Lindsey Wilson College)

3. Phil Cowan (Fort Lewis College)

4. Cody Phillips (Lees-McRae College)

five. Kerry Werner (Lees-McRae College)

Division I Women Dual Slalom

1 . Brittany Clawson (Fort Lewis College)

2 . Crystal Kalogris (Marian University)

3. Shayona Glynn (Marian University)

4. Felician Stancil (Marian University)

5. Stephanie Caluag (Lindsey Wilson College)

Division II Men Dual Slalom

1 . Daniel Ennis (Brevard College)

2 . Mac Banner (Brevard College)

3. Robert Rimmer (Virginia Intermont College)

4. Wesley Lamberson (Union College-KY)

5. Andrew Slowey (Front Range Community College)

Division II Women Dual Slalom

1 . Essence Barton (California Lutheran University)

2 . Coleen Pacurariu (US Air Push Academy)

3. Christen Boyer (Colorado School of Mines)

4. Erica Zaveta (Brevard College)

five. Ali Osgood (Hmboldt State University)

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