Twelve become National Road and Track Commissaires

Twelve officials completed the National Road and Track Commissaire clinic in Colo. Springs, Colo., March 18-24. The class, taught by International Commissaries Noreen Landis-Tyson and Randy Shafer, was an intensive week of training and testing which qualified participants as the highest level officials USA Cycling certifies on the road and track. The commissaries were able to train and test in road, track, or both, dependent upon their experience and qualifications. This impressive bunch of students passed with flying colors and is one of the few classes with a 100% graduation rate. Twelve newly elevated officials can now wear the National Commissarie badge with pride.


USA Cycling congratulates the following graduates as new National Commisaires:


James Abbott (Skykomish, Wash.) – Road

Tom Balaban (Williamsport, Pa.) – Road

Steve Brady (Moreland, Ga.) -- Road

Boris Decourt (Lafayette, Ind.) – Road and Track

Dave Fowkes (Libertyville, Ill.) – Road and Track

Ken Hart (Indianapolis, Ind.) – Road and Track

Chuck Hodge (Greenville, S.C.) – Road

Marek Jasinski (Evanston, Ill.) -- Road

Kristen Mills (Sturbridge, Mass.) – Road

Bonnie Walker (Austin, Texas) – Road and Track

Cindy Yorgason (Ogden, Utah) – Road

Marka Wise (Westport, Mass.), a UCI International Commissaire of Mountain Biking also audited the course.


About USA Cycling
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