Rivera, Tomlinson, Baranoski all claim titles on day 2 in T-town

Trexlertown, Pa. (July 8, 2010) – Four more national titles were awarded on day two of the USA Cycling Junior Track National Championships in Trexlertown. Coryn Rivera (Tustin, Calif./Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY 12) claimed her 30th and 31st junior national titles while John Tomlinson (Chicago, Ill./XXX Racing)and Matthew Baranoski (Perkasie, Pa./Team Alliance Environmental) rode into Stars-and-Stripes jerseys in men’s competition.

The morning session saw the men and women in the 17-18 age groups compete in the points races. Rivera grabbed her 30th career national title with a win over silver and bronze medalist Ruth Winder (Lafayette, Calif./Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12) and Somersby Jenkins (Santa Barbara, Calif./Echelon Santa Barbara). Rounding out the podium in fourth and fifth were Kate Wilson (Los Angeles, Calif./CPT-Connie Cycling) and Antonina Esposto (Blandon, Pa.)

Rivera then increased her Stars-and-Stripes jersey count to 31 by outsprinting Elizabeth Engwis (Kenosha, Wis./Team Kenda) in the gold medal round of the women’s sprint during the evening session. Stephanie Torres (East Elmhurst, NY) bested Shelbe Eck (Kutztown, Pa.) in the bronze medal round while Madalyn Godby (Louisville, Colo.) grabbed the final step on the podium.

The morning session saw John Tomlinson stand on top of the podium after collecting the most points over 25 kilometers in the men’s 17-18 points race. Daniel Farinha (San Jose, Calif./San Jose Bicycle Club) and Joe Prettyman (Portland, Ore./Bike n Hike Giant Continental) rode to the silver and bronze medals while Matthew Lipscomb (Decatur, Ga./Greenville Spinners) and  Juan Carmona (Breinigsville, Pa./Young Medalists) posted the fourth- and fifth-place results.

Matthew Baranoski sprinted his way into a national champion’s jersey with his win over Charles Martin (Wilmette, Ill./IS Corp Cycling Team) in the men’s 17-18 sprint. Dan Birman (Beaverton, Ore./Bike n Hike Giant Continental) bested Jesse Marans (Irvine, Calif./Major Motion Cycling Club) for the bronze medal while Erick Goytia (El Paso, Texas) rounded out the podium in fifth.

During the afternoon session, the younger categories of riders continued their quests for the overall omniums by competing in their scratch races.


Devon Nothstein (Orefield, Pa./Team Alliance) took her second gold medal in as many days with a win over Courtney Krasley (Coplay, Pa.) and Rebecca Israel (Moreno Valley, Calif./Connie Cycling) in the women’s 10-12 event.

Among men 10-12, Grant McElroy (Portland, Ore.) also collected his second gold medal of the week with a win over James Brookshire (Hendersonville, NC/DIY Music p/b Asheville Youth Cycling) and Magnus Hartwell (Breinigsville, Pa.)


Zoe Reeves (Grand Rapids, Mich.) rode onto the top step of the podium in the women’s 13-14 scratch race, beating out silver and bronze medalists Lucia Carreno (El Paso, Texas/Major Motion Cycling) and Evelyn Korbich (New Tripoli, Pa./Lehigh Wheelmen).

In the men’s 13-14 scratch race, Matthew Valencia (Los Altos, Calif./Team Specialized Racing) improved on his bronze medal performance from Thursday with a gold medal ride. He finished ahead of second- and third-place finishers Chazmichael Morales (El Segundo, Calif./Connie Cycling Junior Racing Team) and Grayson Brookshire (Hendersonville, NC/DIY Music p/b Asheville Youth Cycling).


Jennifer Valente (San Diego, Calif./GS Adams Avenue Bicycles) rode to her second gold medal of the event with her success in the women’s 15-16 scratch race. She bested Tara McCormick (Long Beach, Calif./.Helens Cannondale) and Kaitlyn Lawrence (Emmaus, Pa./Team Vortex).

In the men’s 15-16 event, Kaleb Koch (Glenview, Ill./IS Corp Cycling Team) also repeated his success from Thursday with a win over Gregory Ratzell (Blandon, Pa./Bike Line-LWA)and Michael Dessau (Boulder, Colo./Team Holowesko Partners).


The USA Cycling Juniors Track National Championships will continue on Saturday. Stay tuned for coverage of all the action at www.usacycling.org.

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USA Cycling Juniors Track National Championships
Valley Preferred Cycling Center – Trexlertown, Pa.

July 8-11, 2010


Women 17-18 7-kilometer Points Race
1. Coryn Rivera (Tustin, Calif./Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY 12)

2. Ruth Winder (Lafayette, Calif./Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY 12)

3. Somersby Jenkins (Santa Barbara, Calif./Echelon Santa Barbara)

4. Kate Wilson (Los Angeles, Calif./CPT-Connie Cycling)

5. Antonina Esposto (Blandon, Pa.)

Men 17-18 25-kilometer Points Race
1. John Tomlinson (Chicago, Ill./XXX Racing)

2. Daniel Farinha (San Jose, Calif./San Jose Bicycle Club)

3. Joe Prettyman (Portland, Ore./Bike n Hike Giant Continental)

4. Matthew Lipscomb (Decatur, Ga./Greenville Spinners)

5. Juan Carmona (Breinigsville, Pa./Young Medalists)

Women 17-18 Sprint
1. Coryn Rivera (Tustin, Calif./Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12)

2. Elizabeth Engwis (Kenosha, Wis./Team Kenda)

3. Stephanie Torres (East Elmhurst, NY)

4. Shelbe Eck (Kutztown, Pa.)

5. Madalyn Godby (Louisville, Colo.)

Men 17-18 Sprint
1. Matthew Baranoski (Perkasie, Pa./Team Alliance Environmental)

2. Charles Martin (Wilmette, Ill./IS Corp Cycling Team)

3. Dan Birman (Beaverton, Ore./Bike n Hike Giant Continental)

4. Jesse Marans (Irvine, Calif./Major Motion Cycling Club)

5. Erick Goytia (El Paso, Texas)

Women 10-12 Scratch Race
1. Devon Nothstein (Orefield, Pa./Team Alliance)

2. Courtney Krasley (Coplay, Pa.)

3. Rebecca Israel (Moreno Valley, Calif./Connie Cycling)

Men 10-12 Scratch Race
1. Grant McElroy (Portland, Ore.)

2. James Brookshire (Hendersonville, NC/DIY Music p/b Asheville Youth Cycling)

3. Magnus Hartwell (Breinigsville, Pa.)

Women 13-14 Scratch Race
1. Zoe Reeves (Grand Rapids, Mich.)

2. Lucia Carreno (El Paso, Texas/Major Motion Cycling)

3. Evelyn Korbich (New Tripoli, Pa./Lehigh Wheelmen)

Men 13-14 Scratch Race
1. Matthew Valencia (Los Altos, Calif./Team Specialized Racing)

2. Chazmichael Morales (El Segundo, Calif./Connie Cycling Junior Racing Team)

3. Grayson Brookshire (Hendersonville, NC/DIY Music  p/b Asheville Youth Cycling)

Women 15-16 Scratch Race
1. Jennifer Valente (San Diego, Calif./GS Adams Avenue Bicycles)

2. Tara McCormick (Long Beach, Calif./.Helens Cannondale)

3. Kaitlyn Lawrence (Emmaus, Pa./Team Vortex)

Men 15-16 Scratch Race
1. Kaleb Koch (Glenview, Ill./IS Corp Cycling Team)

2. Gregory Ratzell (Blandon, Pa./Bike Line-LWA)

3. Michael Dessau (Boulder, Colo./Team Holowesko Partners)

Photos top to bottom: Matthew Baranoski wins the men's 17-18 sprint; Cory Rivera takes the win in the women’s 17-18 points race. Photos by Anthony Skorochod



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