Five more national titles awarded as Junior Track Nationals close

Trexlertown, Pa. (July 11, 2010) – The final five national titles were awarded in Trexlertown on Sunday as the 2010 USA Cycling Juniors Track National Championships came to a close. Champions were crowned in the men’s and women’s 17-18 team sprints, the Madison, and the men’s and women’s 15-16 overall omniums.

The first of three team competitions featured on the final day of racing was the men’s team sprint in which Benjamin Swedberg (Kent, Wash./Rad Racing), Jesse Marans (Irvine, Calif./Major Motion Cycling Club), and Matthew Baranoski (Perkasie, Pa./Team Alliance Environmental) rode to the podium’s top step. The threesome of Colt Peterson (Huntington Beach, Calif.), Charles Martin (Wilmette, Ill./IS Corp Cycling Team), and Cory Williams (Los Angeles, Calif./Major Motion Cycling Club) had the silver medal ride while Daniel Farinha (San Jose, Calif./San Jose Bicycle Club), Kenny Strickland (San Ramon, Calif./San Jose Bicycle Club), and Ryan Gadow (Dublin, Calif./San Jose Bicycle Club) put forth the bronze medal effort.

The women’s team sprint saw the duo of Shelbe Eck (Kutztown, Pa.) and Madalyn Godby (Louisville, Colo.) ride into Stars-and-Stripes jerseys while Christine Barron (Los Angeles, Calif./VRC) and Tara McCormick (Long Beach, Calif./Helens-Cannondale) grabbed the silver medal. The bronze medals went to Ruth Winder (Lafayette, Calif./Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY 12) and Coryn Rivera (Tustin, Calif./Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY 12)
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The men’s Madison provided plenty of excitement with Jesse Marans (Irvine, Calif./Major Motion Cycling Club) and Benjamin Swedberg (Kent, Wash./Rad Racing) taking top honors. Colt Peterson (Huntington Beach, Calif.) and Daniel Farinha (San Jose, Calif./San Jose Bicycle Club) rode to the silver medal while Danny Hiller (Boulder, Colo.) and Matthew Baranoski (Perkasie, Pa./Team Alliance Environmental) took the bronze.

In addition to the team events that took place on Sunday, national champions were crowned in the men’s and women’s 15-16 omniums as riders in that age group wrapped up their competition with the points race.

Jennifer Valente
(San Diego, Calif./GS Adams Avenue Bicycles) solidified her overall lead with a win in the points race over silver and bronze medalists Tara McCormick (Long Beach, Calif./Helens Cannondale) and Nadia Latzgo (Fogelsville, Pa./Team Line-LWA). Valente slipped into the Stars-and-Stripes jersey as the omnium winner after collecting the most points over four days of racing in her age category. Grabbing second place in the omnium was McCormick while Kaitlyn Lawrence (Emmaus, Pa./Team Vortex) secured the bronze medal.

In the men’s 15-16 omnium, it was Caleb Koch (Glenview, Ill./IS Corp Cycling Team) to be named national champion. He stood on the podium’s top step after the points were tallied, taking the win over second- and third-ranked Michael Dessau (Boulder, Colo./Team Holoweso Partners) and Greg Ratzell (Blandon, Pa./Bike Line-LWA).

The USA Cycling Juniors Track National Championships are now in the books. CLICK HERE for a photo gallery of all the action, or here for complete results.

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

July 8-11, 2010


Men Team Sprint

1. Benjamin Swedberg (Kent, Wash./Rad Racing), Jesse Marans (Irvine, Calif./Major Motion Cycling Club), and Matthew Baranoski (Perkasie, Pa./Team Alliance Environmental)
2. Colt Peterson (Huntington Beach, Calif.), Charles Martin (Wilmette, Ill./IS Corp Cycling Team), and Cory Williams (Los Angeles, Calif./Major Motion Cycling Club)
3. Daniel Farinha (San Jose, Calif./San Jose Bicycle Club), Kenny Strickland (San Ramon, Calif./San Jose Bicycle Club), and Ryan Gadow (Dublin, Calif./San Jose Bicycle Club)
4. Patrick Bastianelli (Brick, NJ), Kevin McGuire (Miami, Fla.), and Benjamin Salibra (Fayetteville, NY)
5. Royce Strange (Dallas, Texas/GS Tenzing), Imari Miller (Fort Worth, Texas/GS Tenzing), and Noah Williams (Flower Mound, Texas/GS Tenzing)

Women Team Sprint
1. Shelbe Eck (Kutztown, Pa.) and Madalyn Godby (Louisville, Colo.)
2. Christine Barron (Los Angeles, Calif./VRC) and Tara McCormick (Long Beach, Calif./Helens-Cannondale)
3. Ruth Winder (Lafayette, Calif./Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY 12) and Coryn Rivera (Tustin, Calif./Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY 12)
4. Stephanie Torres (East Elmhurst, NY) and Elizabeth Engwis (Kenosha, Wis./Team Kenda)
5. Melissa Garcia (Bethlehem, Pa./Team Alliance Environmental) and Bailey Semian (Mertztown, Pa./Team Alliance Environmental)

Women 15-16 15-kilometer Points Race
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)

Men 15-16 Omnium
1. Caleb Koch (Glenview, Ill./IS Corp Cycling Team)
2. Michael Dessau (Boulder, Colo./Team Holoweso Partners)
3. Greg Ratzell (Blandon, Pa./Bike Line-LWA)
4. Daniel Kosykh (Sherman Oaks, Calif.)
5. Zachary Carlson (Plano, Texas/Matrix-RBM)


Women 15-16 Omnium

1. Jennifer Valente (San Diego, Callif./GS Avenue Bicycles)
2. Tara McCormick (Long Beach, Calif./Helens Cannondale)
3. Kaitlyn Lawrence (Emmaus, Pa./Team Vortex)
4. Melissa Garcia (Bethlehem, Pa./Team Alliance Environmental)
5. Nadia Latzgo (Fogelsville, Pa./Team Line-LWA)

Men 16-18 Madison
1. Jesse Marans (Irvine, Calif./Major Motion Cycling Club) and Benjamin Swedberg (Kent, Wash./Rad Racing)
2. Colt Peterson (Huntington Beach, Calif.) and Daniel Farinha (San Jose, Calif./San Jose Bicycle Club)
3. Danny Hiller (Boulder, Colo.) and Matthew Baranoski (Perkasie, Pa./Team Alliance Environmental)
4. John Tomlinson (Chicago, Ill./XXX Racing) and Collin Barry (Huntington Beach, Calif.)
5. Nicholas Roeder (Orefield, Pa./Amoroso’s Racing Team) and Zachary Semian (Mertztown, Pa./Team Alliance Environmental)

 

Photos top to bottom: Jesse Marans and Benjamin Swedberg pass each other off in the Madison on Sunday; Women's 15-16 Omnium podium L-R Nadia Latzgo, Tara McCormick, Jennifer Valente, Kaitlyn Lawrence, Melissa Garcia. Photos by Anthony Skorochod

 
 

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