Fort Lewis College, King University top teams at Collegiate MTB Nationals


Snowshoe, W. Va. (October 25, 2015)Fort Lewis College and  King University won the division 1 and 2 team omniums as the 2015 USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships  concluded at Snowshoe Mountain on Sunday.
Going into the final day, Brevard College led the division 1 standings, but a team relay and dual slalom victory on Sunday launched Fort Lewis into the top spot as competition closed out. The Colorado school finished the weekend with 741 points compared to Brevard's 711 and Marian University's 696.
The overall lead changed in division 2 as well with King University taking over the number-one spot from Saturday's leader, Warren Wilson College. With a win in the morning's team relay, King University came out on top with 699 points while Western State Colorado University placed second with 687 points and Warren Wilson ended the weekend in third with 683 points.
Click here to see the complete team omnium results.
Team Relays
The weather certainly made things interesting for the final day of racing as riders awoke to a cold and windy morning with heavy fog. After the dual slalom qualification races, it was time for the coed team relays. Fort Lewis beat our Marian and Brevard for the division 1 team relay title while King University continued its dominating weekend in division 2 with a win over Western State Colorado University and Warren Wilson College.
Dual Slalom
Kristen Bob (Marian University) beat out Adrian Sanders (Lindsey Wilson College) for the gold medal in the division 1 women's dual slalom while Shayona Glynn (Marian University) bested Heather Collman (Lindsey Wilson College) for the bronze.
In division 2, Josie Ritchie (Mars Hill University) was the most skilled on the dual slalom course. She beat out King University's Kaysee Armstrong in the gold medal match-up while Emily Oppliger (Michigan Technological University) won against Sara Schneider (Humboldt State University) for third place.
In the men's division 1 dual slalom event, Zach Graveson (Fort Lewis College) took the win ahead of Phillip Kmetz (Lees-McRae College) while Alec Bob (Marian University) collected the bronze medal.
Daniel Frentzel (Western State Colorado University) won the men's division 2 dual slalom final against Bo Hellams (Humboldt State University). James Averill (Western State Colorado University) was third.
Individual Omnium
In addition to the team omnium awards, individual omnium titles were awarded to men and women in both divisions. The winners were Sofia Gomez Villafane (Fort Lewis College) and Luke Vrouwenvelder (University of North Carolina) for division 1, and Kaysee Armstrong (King University) and Robert Rimmer (King University) in division 2. Click here to see the complete individual omnium results.
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