Nine titles awarded on penultimate day of Juniors Track Nationals

Trexlertown, Pa. (July 10, 2010) – After inclement weather forced the morning session to be delayed until afternoon, day three of the USA Cycling Juniors Track National Championships was a busy one. Nine national titles were awarded on the penultimate day as riders in the 17-18 age category continued to heat up the track, and the 10-12 and 13-14 groups completed their overall omniums.

The men’s team pursuit saw the Young Medalists squad of Juan Carmona (Breinigsville, Pa./Young Medalists), Robin Carpenter (Philadelphia, Pa.), Wesley Kline (Emmaus, Pa.) and Zack Noonan (Kutztown, Pa.) win the national title over the foursome of Nate Geoffrion (Petaluma, Calif./All Sport-Team Swift), Ryan Eastman (Petaluma, Calif./All Sport-Team Swift), Lawson Craddock (Houston, Texas/Hot Tubes) and Benjamin Swedberg (Kent, Wash./Rad Racing). The bronze medal squad consisted of Matthew Lipscomb (Decatur, Ga./Greenville Spinners), Neal Shepherd (Palm Coast, Fla./Orlando Road Club), Ben Barthel (Santa Barbara, Calif./Echelon Santa Barbara) and Andrew Lanier (Gilroy, Calif./Team Specialized).


In the men’s 17-18 keirin, Matthew Baranoski (Perkasie, Pa./Team Alliance Environmental) rode into his second Stars-and-Stripes jersey of the weekend with a win over silver and bronze medalists Ryan Gadow (Dublin, Calif./San Jose Bicycle Club) and Jesse Marans (Irvine, Calif./Major Motion Cycling Club). Rounding out the podium in fourth and fifth were Dan Birman (Beaverton, Ore./Bike n Hike Giant Continental) and Ian Schlarman (Allen, Texas/FCC Racing)


Baranoski continued his winning ways on Saturday evening with a third win, this time in the men’s 17-18 10-kilometer scratch race. The silver and bronze medals for this race went to Charles Martin (Wilmette, Ill./IS Corp Cycling Team) and Zack Noonan while Zachary Semian (Mertztown, Pa./Team Alliance Environmental) and Benjamin Swedberg were fourth and fifth respectively.


Coryn Rivera
(Tustin, Calif./Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY 12) found herself in a familiar position on the top step of the podium again on Saturday. Rivera bested Madalyn Godby (Louisville, Colo.) and Shelbe Eck (Kutztown, Pa.) in the women’s 17-18 keirin while Elizabeth Engwis (Kenosha, Wis./Team Kenda) and Ruth Winder (Lafayette, Calif./Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY 12) put forth the fourth- and fifth-place efforts.

In the women’s 17-18 seven-kilometer scratch race, it was Winder to ride into the Stars-and-Stripes jersey. Rivera grabbed the silver medal while Erin Popovich (Plano, Texas) secured the bronze. Christine Barron (Los Angeles, Calif./VRC) and Somersby Jenkins (Santa Barbara, Calif./Echelon Santa Barbara) stood on the final two steps of the podium.

The men and women in the 10-12 and 13-14 categories wrapped up their racing on Saturday evening and national champions were crowned for those groups in the overall omniums.


Grant McElroy
(Portland, Ore./Beaverton Bicycle Club) grabbed yet another win in the men’s 10-12 category, claiming the gold in the two-kilometer scratch race ahead of James Brookshire (Hendersonville, NC/Velosports Racing) and Jules Gilliam (Manhattan Beach, Calif.).

McElroy’s victory on Saturday secured him the national championship in the overall omnium. Brookshire was second in the omnium while Magnus Hartwell (Breinigsville, Pa./Young Medalists) claimed the bronze medal. Jules Gilliam (Manhattan Beach, Calif./Major Motion) and Angel Lopez (El Paso, Texas/Major Motion)rounded out fourth and fifth.

Devon Nothstein (Orefield, Pa.) completed her sweep of the women’s 10-12 events with a win in the two-kilometer scratch race. She finished ahead of Ashley Ambrisko (Mountainview, Calif.) and Courtney Krasley (Coplay, Pa.).

Nothstein’s dominating performance over the past three days earned her the title of national champion. She collected the most points in the women’s 10-12 omnium, ahead of second- and third-ranked Courtney Krasley and Ashley Ambrisko. Riding to the fourth and fifth steps of the omnium podium were Rebecca Israel (Moreno Valley, Calif./CPT-Connie Cycling) and Courtney Comer (San Marcos, Calif./San Diego Bicycle Club)


Daniel Parks (Dallas, Texas/GS Tenzing) won the men’s 13-14 ten-kilometer points race over silver and bronze medalists Matthew Valencia (Los Altos, Calif./Team Specialized Racing) and Zeke Mostov (San Francisco, Calif./San Jose Bicycle Club).

After three solid days of racing, it was Valencia to ride into the Stars-and-Stripes jersey as the overall omnium winner. Chazmichael Morales (El Segundo, Calif./CPT-Connie Cycling) and Grayson Brookshire (Hendersonville, NC/Velosports Racing) were third and fourth in the omnium while Daniel Parks was fourth and Zeke Mostov claimed fifth.

In the women’s 13-14 eight-kilometer points race, Evelyn Korbich (New Tripoli, Pa./Lehigh Wheelmen) collected the most points to take the win ahead of Zoe Reeves (Grand Rapids, Mich.) and Danielle Mullis (Rochester, Mich.).

With the most points collected however over all three days of racing, Reeves grabbed the win in the overall omnium. Coming in second was Lucia Carreno (El Paso, Texas/Major Motion) while Korbich grabbed the bronze. Payton Thomas (Grapevine, Texas/FCS-Metro Volkswagon) and Danielle Mullis rounded out the omnium podium.

The men and women in the 15-16 age group contested their 500-meter time trials on Sasturday, but their overall omniums will not be awarded until Sunday, after the points races.


Kaleb Koch (Glenview, Ill./IS Corp Cycling Team) clocked the fastest time among men 15-16, taking the gold medal ahead of Daniel Kosykh (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) and Michael Dessau (Boulder, Colo./Team Holowesko Partners).

Not surprisingly, Jennifer Valente (San Diego, Calif./GS Adams Avenue Bicycles) found herself on top of the podium again, beating the times of silver and bronze medalists Tara McCormick (Long Beach, Calif./Helens Cannondale) and Nadia Latzgo (Fogelsville, Pa./Team Line-LWA)

The USA Cycling Juniors Track National Championships will wrap up on Sunday. 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

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

2. Ryan Gadow (Dublin, Calif./San Jose Bicycle Club)

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

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

5. Ian Schlarman (Allen, Texas/FCC Racing)

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

2. Madalyn Godby (Louisville, Colo.)

3. Shelbe Eck (Kutztown, Pa.)

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

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


Men 17-18 10-kilometer Scratch Race

1. Matthew Baranoski (Perkasie, Pa./Team Alliance Environmental)

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

3. Zack Noonan (Kutztown, Pa./Young Medalists)

4. Zachary Semian (Mertztown, Pa./Team Alliance Environmental)

5. Benjamin Swedberg (Kent, Wash./Rad Racing)

Women 17-18 7-kilometer Scratch Race
1. Ruth Winder (Lafayette, Calif./Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY 12)

2. Coryn Rivera (Tustin, Calif./Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY 12)

3. Erin Popovich (Plano, Texas)

4. Christine Barron (Los Angeles, Calif./VRC)

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

Men’s Team Pursuit
1. Juan Carmona (Breinigsville, Pa./Young Medalists), Robin Carpenter (Philadelphia, Pa.), Wesley Kline (Emmaus, Pa.) and Zack Noonan (Kutztown, Pa.)

2. Nate Geoffrion (Petaluma, Calif./All Sport-Team Swift), Ryan Eastman (Petaluma, Calif./All Sport-Team Swift), Lawson Craddock (Houston, Texas/Hot Tubes) and Benjamin Swedberg (Kent, Wash./Rad Racing)

3. Matthew Lipscomb (Decatur, Ga./Greenville Spinners), Neal Shepherd (Palm Coast, Fla./Orlando Road Club), Ben Barthel (Santa Barbara, Calif./Echelon Santa Barbara) and Andrew Lanier (Gilroy, Calif./Team Specialized)

4. Royce Strange (Dallas, Texas/GS Tenzing), Imari Miller (Fort Worth, Texas/GS Tenzing), Noah Williams (Flower Mound, Texas/GS Tenzing) and Daniel Parks (Dallas, Texas/GS Tenzing)

5. Cesar Lopez (El Paso, Texas/Major Motion), Cesar Simmons (El Paso, Texas/Major Motion), Erick Goytia (El Paso, Texas) and Amir Merali (Miami, Fla.)

Men 10-12 Omnium
1. Grant McElroy (Portland, Ore./Beaverton Bicycle Club)

2. James Brookshire (Hendersonville, NC/Velosports Racing)

3. Magnus Hartwell (Breinigsville, Pa./Young Medalists)

4. Jules Gilliam (Manhattan Beach, Calif./Major Motion)

5. Angel Lopez (El Paso, Texas/Major Motion)


Women 10-12 Omnium
1. Devon Nothstein (Orefield, Calif./Chester County Cycling)

2. Courtney Krasley (Coplay, Pa./Vortex Cycling Club)

3. Ashley Ambrisko (Mountainview, Calif./Los Gatos Bicycle Racing)

4. Rebecca Israel (Moreno Valley, Calif./CPT-Connie Cycling)

5. Courtney Comer (San Marcos, Calif./San Diego Bicycle Club)


Men 13-14 Omnium

1. Matthew Valencia (Los Altos, Calif./Team Specialized Racing)

2. Chazmichael Morales (El Segundo, Calif./CPT-Connie Cycling)

3. Grayson Brookshire (Hendersonville, NC/Velosports Racing)

4. Daniel Parks (Dallas, Texas/GS Tenzing)

5. Zeke Mostov (San Francisco, Calif./San Jose Bicycle Club)


Women 13-14 Omnium
1. Zoe Reeves (Grand Rapids, Mich./Priority Health)

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

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

4. Payton Thomas (Grapevine, Texas/FCS-Metro Volkswagon)

5. Danielle Mullis (Rochester, Mich./Wolverine Sports Club)


Men 10-12 2-kilometer Scratch Race
1. Grant McElroy (Portland, Ore.)

2. James Brookshire (Hendersonville, NC)

3. Jules Gilliam (Manhattan Beach, Calif.)

Women 10-12 2-kilometer Scratch Race

1. Devon Nothstein (Orefield, Pa.)

2. Ashley Ambrisko (Mountainview, Calif.)

3. Courtney Krasley (Coplay, Pa.


Men 13-14 10-kilometer Points Race

1. Daniel Parks (Dallas, Texas/GS Tenzing)

2. Matthew Valencia (Los Altos, Calif./Team Specialized Racing)

3. Zeke Mostov (San Francisco, Calif./San Jose Bicycle Club)

Women 13-14 8-kilometer Points Race
1. Evelyn Korbich (New Tripoli, Pa./Lehigh Wheelmen)

2. Zoe Reeves (Grand Rapids, Mich.)

3. Danielle Mullis (Rochester, Mich.)


Men 15-16 500-meter Time Trial
1. Kaleb Koch (Glenview, Ill./IS Corp Cycling Team)

2. Daniel Kosykh (Sherman Oaks, Calif.)

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


Women 15-16 500-meter Time Trial
1. Jennifer Valente (San Diego, Calif./GS Adams Avenue Bicycles)

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

3. Nadia Latzgo (Fogelsville, Pa./Team Line-LWA)


Photo: Ruth Winder takes her first national championship win. Photo by Anthony Skorochod
 
 

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