Additional picks complete MTB Worlds team

Colorado Springs, Colo. (July 21, 2006)óFollowing an earlier announcement naming automatic nominations and athletes selected by coaches to represent the United States at the 2006 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, USA Cycling named 22 additional discretionary picks to complete the 60-rider roster.

Runner-up in the cross country race at the recent USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships brought to you by X-fusion and short track national champion Barry Wicks (Corvallis, Ore.) joins Michael Broderick (Chilmark, Mass.) as additional selections to the seven-man menís cross country squad.

Sue Haywood (Davis, W. Va.) and Dara Marks-Marino (Flagstaff, Ariz.) were added to the womenís cross country team.

Spencer Paxson (Middlebury, Vt.), and Andrew Freye (Winthrop, Maine) join three members of the USA Cycling U23 National Team on the menís U23 roster.

The junior menís cross country contingent welcomes Travis Livermon (Winterville, N.C) and Tristan Uhl (Smithville, Texas) to the team while Stephanie White (Bedford, N.H.) joins the junior womenís cross country squad.

Five men were added to the elite downhill team as Cody Warren (Alpine, Calif.), Curtis Keene (Fremont, Calif.), Cole Bangert (Twin Lakes, Colo.), Christopher Herndon (Etowah, N.C.), and Luke Strobel (Renton, Wash.) were selected.

Melissa Buhl (Chandler, Ariz.) was the sole addition to the elite womenís downhill roster.

Logan Bignelli (St. George, Utah), Andrew Pierce (Park City, Utah) and Tim Price (Great Falls, Va.) join the junior menís downhill team.

Mike Haderer (Concord, Calif.), Lars Sternberg (Vashon, Wash.) and Cody Warren were added to the menís 4-cross team and Leanna Gerrard (Lake Tapps, Wash.) rounds out the womenís 4-cross squad.

The 2006 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships are scheduled for August 22-27 in Rotorua, New Zealand.

2006 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships
Rotorua, New Zealand
August 22-27

U.S. Team Roster

Elite Menís Cross Country
*Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (Boulder, Colo.)
*Ryan Trebon (Ventura, Calif.)
Adam Craig (Bend, Ore.)
Jeremiah Bishop (Harrisonburg, Va.)
Todd Wells (Durango, Colo.)
Barry Wicks (Corvallis, Ore.)
Michael Broderick (Chilmark, Mass.)

Elite Womenís Cross Country
*Mary McConneloug (Chilmark, Mass.)
*Georgia Gould (Ketchum, Idaho)
Shonny Vanlandingham (Durango, Colo.)
Willow Koerber (Horseshoe, N.C.)
Heather Irmiger (Boulder, Colo.)
Sue Haywood (Davis, W. Va.)
Dara Marks-Marino (Flagstaff, Ariz.)

U23 Menís Cross Country
*Sam Schultz (Missoula, Mont.)
Sam Jurekovic (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Colin Cares (Boulder, Colo.)
Spencer Paxson (Middlebury, Vt.)
Andrew Freye (Winthrop, Maine)

U23 Womenís Cross Country
*Jenna Zander (North Mankato, Minn.)
Chloe Forsman (Boulder, Colo.)

Junior Menís Cross Country
*Michael Cummings (Snellville, Ga.)
*Chris Barton (Ojai, Calif.)
Travis Livermon (Winterville, N.C.)
Tristan Uhl (Smithville, Texas)

Junior Womenís Cross Country
*Danae York (Indio, Calif.)
*Rachael Throop (Escondido, Calif.)
Stephanie White (Bedford, N.H.)

Elite Menís Downhill
*Duncan Riffle (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
*Justin Havukainen (Castro Valley, Calif.)
Cody Warren (Alpine, Calif.)
Curtis Keene (Fremont, Calif.)
Cole Bangert (Twin Lakes, Colo.)
Christopher Herndon (Etowah, N.C.)
Luke Strobel (Renton, Wash.)

Elite Womenís Downhill
*Tara Llanes (Los Alamitos, Calif.)
*Jackie Harmony (Tucson, Ariz.)
Melissa Buhl (Chandler, Ariz.)

Junior Menís Downhill
*Daniel Hultgen (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
*Hank Cadle (Lake Forest , Calif.)
Logan Bignelli (St. George, Utah)
Andrew Pierce (Park City, Utah)
Tim Price (Great Falls, Va.)

Junior Womenís Downhill
*Christina Pinney (Concord, Calif.)

Elite Menís 4-Cross
*Brian Lopes (San Clemente, Calif.)
*Chris Powell (San Diego, Calif.)
*Rich Houseman (Temecula, Calif.)
*Eric Carter (Winchester, Calif.)
Cody Warren (Alpine, Calif.)
Make Haderer (Concord, Calif.)
Lars Sternberg (Vashon, Wash.)

Elite Womenís 4-Cross
*Jill Kintner (Seattle, Wash.)
*Tara Llanes (Los Alamitos, Calif.)
*Melissa Buhl (Chandler, Ariz.)
*Jessica Vogt (Boulder, Colo.)
Leanna Gerrard (Lake Tapps, Wash.)

Trials - Junior 26"
Edward Gildea (Westfield, Mass.)

Trials - Elite 26"
Jeremy VanSchoonhoven (Williams, Ore.)
Cameron Kowall (Gates Mills, Ohio)
Mike Steidley (Guilford, Conn.)
Nathan Goodhue (Honolulu, Hawaii)

Trials - Elite 20"
William Hendrickson (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Peter Hellenbrand (Seattle, Wash.)

*Denotes Automatic Selection

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