Nov 14

Weekly Collegiate Race Recap- November fourteen, 2013

WCCC: Davis Race Weekend – simply by Kirsten Pearsons


William Curtis (UC Santa Cruz) having too much fun winning the Men's A's short track

William Curtis (UC Santa Cruz) having excessive fun winning the Men’s A’s short track Picture: Erika Pearsons

This weekend the particular WCCC trekked out to Auburn State Recreation Area, a Californian favorite mountain bike destination. This past weekend was your first mountain bike race UC Davis has hosted in many years and they came back with a bang! Saturday’s short track was a blast — a very short quarter mile program on a motocross track with plenty of bermed turns and great viewer viewing/heckling. William Curtis (UC Santa claus Cruz) won Men’s A’s and UCD’s own Diane Moug (who wonderfully organized this race weekend) won Women’s A’s. The afternoon’s Downhill race, full of hairpin transforms and steep descents, was gained by Dane Peterson (CSU Chico) and Alison Osgood (CSU Humboldt) who currently lead Men’s A’s and Women’s A’s for gravity. Sunday’s 9 mile cross country loop started off dusty and fast however the later creek crossings and high climbs certainly separated the men from the boys. Christopher Braunholz (UC Berkeley) won Men’s A’s and Shayna Powless (UCLA) won Women’s A’s. As we head off to our the particular WCCC Championship next weekend, Humboldt State is our leading team while Jason Brinsfield (Cal Poly) and Erika Pearsons (CSU Sacramento) wear the yellow jersey.

The Conference Championships is our last mountain race of the season and will be hosted by UC Santa claus Cruz at Boggs Mountain State Forest.

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