Twenty-one national titles awarded at Marathon MTB Nationals

  
  


Todd Wells en route to victory
Todd Wells en route to victory
Sun Valley, Idaho (July 6, 2013) –
Twenty-one Stars-and-Stripes jerseys were awarded today at the 2013 USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships on the final day of the Ride Sun Valley Festival in Sun Valley, Idaho.

In the pro/open events, Todd Wells (Durango, Colo./Specialized Racing) and Monique "Pua" Mata (Yucaipa, Calif./Sho-Air-Cannondale) repeated their victories from a year ago.

Wells added another gold medal to his hardware collection by creating a gap on the climb and completing the event with a time of 2:52:36. The three-time Olympian finished just a couple of minutes ahead of silver medalist Stephen Ettinger (Bozeman, Mont./BMC Mountainbike Racing Team).  Alexander Grant (Salt Lake City, Utah/Sho-Air-Cannondale) crossed the finish line two minutes later for the bronze while Carl Decker (Bend, Ore.) and Jeremiah Bishop (Harrisonburg, Va./Team Sho-Air-Cannondale) rounded out fourth and fifth.  

Pua wins again in the pro women's race!
Pua wins again in the pro women's race!
Mata claimed her third straight Marathon Mountain Bike national title when she finished the 41-mile course in 3:24:36, thirteen minutes ahead of her nearest threats. The silver medal went to Serena Gordon (Bend, Ore.) who outsprinted third- and fourth-place finishers Rose Grant (Kalispell, Mont./Sportsman & Ski Haus) and Jana Repulski (Boise, Idaho/Broken Spoke Cycling) at the line. Grabbing the fifth place was Elizabeth English (Whitefish, Mont.).

"This was one of my goals at the beginning of the season," Mata said afterwards. "Everything kind of fell into place and I was just trying to ride smart and safe. The course is amazing. It's hard, but we had a beautiful day and the people were awesome."

In the women's single speed contest, Rebecca Rusch (Ketchum, ID/Specialized) rode her way to the top of the podium after defeating silver medalist Carey Lowery (Athens, TN/) by about 17 minutes. Karen Tremaine (Steamboat Springs, CO/) collected the bronze while Lisa Curry (Bozeman, MT/Gallatin Valley Bicycle Club/Gallatin Alpine Sports/Intrinsik Archite) and Sara Schroeder (Hailey, ID/Mud Honey Cycling) were fourth and fifth.  

"I love this course. It's my hometown course," Rusch explained afterwards. "It's so fun to see all my friends and see pros from out of town here. Last year I had a really bad experience with flats so I was taking it really easy on this last part, saying 'don't flat don't flat.' It's such a great week. I love the Ride Sun Valley festival. Having nationals here is really special a block from my house."

In the men's single speed, Rusch's friend Cary Smith (Jackson, WY/Team CF) took the victory. He finished about six minutes ahead of second-place rider AJ Linnell (Victor, ID/). Tom Flynn (Boise, ID/Pro Leisure) crossed the line for bronze while Cameron Lloyd (Hailey, ID/Sun Summit Cycling Club) and Ron Shevock (Folsom, CA/Folsom Bike/VW/Raley's/Folsom Bike/Giant) rounded out fourth and fifth.
 
In the men's 19-29 class, Joseph Petrowski (Littleton, CO/Primal Wear - McDonald-Audi) took the gold medal with a six minute lead over his competitors while Gabe Klamer (Jackson, WY/) and Kyle Dixon (Reno, NV/) won the men's 30-34 and men's 35-39 contests by about three minutes each. In the men's 40-44 competition, Dario Fredrick (San Anselmo, CA/Whole Athlete/Whole Athlete / Specialized) had an impres
Rebecca Rusch stands atop the women's singlespeed podium
Rebecca Rusch stands atop the women's singlespeed podium
sive nine minute gap on second place when he crossed the finish line for the Stars-and-Stripes. It was a little bit closer for Jon Gould (Boise, ID/Eastside Cycles-Idaho) in the 45-49 age group as he took the victory by about a minute and half. The legendary David "Tinker" Juarez (Whittier, CA/) blasted his competition away in the 50-54 group with a 23 minute lead at the finish. Zan Treasure (Ogden, UT/Bountiful Bicycle Racing) and Dwight Hibdon (Park City, UT/) claimed the top of the podium amongst men 55-59 and 60-64 while Allan Marvin (Denver, CO/Groove Subaru-Alpha Bicycle Co) and James Wagner (Auburn, WA/Bike Masters- WA) grabbed the wins for men 65-69 and 70+.
 
Jena Greaser (Ketchum, ID/Mud Honey Cycling) created a 13 minute gap for the win in the women's 19-29 race while Hannah Williams (Steamboat Springs, CO/) and Nicole Dolney (Sacramento, CA/Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club/Los Gatos) rode to victory in the 30-34 and 35-39 groups. With nine minutes to spare, Helene Drumm (San Anselmo, CA/Whole Athlete/Whole Athlete / Specialized) was the fastest of the women 40-44. Julie Young (Auburn, Calif.) was the top woman in the 45-49 race. The final two top prizes went to Kris Walker (Pocatello, ID/The Contender Club) in the 50-54 group and Muffy Ritz (Ketchum, ID/Mud Honey Cycling) in the 55-59 contest.

For more information on today's event, visit the event webpage.

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Full Results
 
USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships
July 6, 2013 – Sun Valley, Idaho
 
Male 17+ Pro/Open
1) Todd Wells (Durango, Colo./Specialized Racing)
2) Stephen Ettinger (Bozeman, Mont./BMC Mountainbike Racing Team)
3) Alexander Grant (Salt Lake City, Utah/Sho-Air-Cannondale)
4) Carl Decker (Bend, Ore.)
5) Jeremiah Bishop (Harrisonburg, Va./Team Sho-Air-Cannondale)
 
Female 17+ Pro/Open
1) Monique "Pua" Mata (Yucaipa, Calif./Sho-Air-Cannondale)
2) Serena Gordon (Bend, Ore.)
3) Rose Grant (Kalispell, Mont./Sportsman & Ski Haus)
4) Jana Repulski (Boise, Idaho/Broken Spoke Cycling)
5) Elizabeth English (Whitefish, Mont.).
 
Men 19-29
1. Joseph Petrowski (Littleton, CO/Primal Wear - McDonald-Audi)
2. Adam Leiferman (Casper, WY/)
3. Josh Brown (Kaysville, UT/Bountiful Mazda Cycling Team)
4. Westley Richards (Winston-salem, NC/Clemmons Bicycle Racing)
5. Charlie Rundell (Amarillo, TX/)
 
Men 30-34
1. Gabe Klamer (Jackson, WY/)
2. Jason Berning (Wilson, WY/)
3. Jesse Doll (Missoula, MT/Jacobson-Schutte Cycling Team/Jacobson-Schutte Racing)
4. Orion Berryman (Missoula, MT/Jacobson-Schutte Cycling Team/Jacobson-Schutte Racing)
5. Ian Foster (Missoula, MT/)
 
Men 35-39
1. Kyle Dixon (Reno, NV/)
2. Trent Ford (Newport Coast, CA/Blackstar Racing)
3. Aaron Campbell (Farmington, UT/LiVe Well p/b Bountiful Bicycle/Bountiful Bicycle p/b Thresholdsports)
4. Daniel Appelo (Albuquerque, NM/Scalo Veloce)
5. Aaron Hagge (Ogden, UT/)
 
Men Singlespeed 19+
1. Cary Smith (Jackson, WY/Team CF)
2. AJ Linnell (Victor, ID/)
3. Tom Flynn (Boise, ID/Pro Leisure)
4. Cameron Lloyd (Hailey, ID/Sun Summit Cycling Club)
5. Ron Shevock (Folsom, CA/Folsom Bike/VW/Raley's/Folsom Bike/Giant)
 
Men 40-44
1. Dario Fredrick (San Anselmo, CA/Whole Athlete/Whole Athlete / Specialized)
2. Stosh Bankston (Olympic Valley, CA/)
3. Jason Walker (Reno, NV/Hub Coffee Roasters p/b Tahoe Carson Radiology)
4. Rob McGee (San Clemente, CA/Blackstar Racing)
5. Shawn Hadley (Aspen, CO/)
 
Men 45-49
1. Jon Gould (Boise, ID/Eastside Cycles-Idaho)
2. Matt Woodruff (Meridian, ID/)
3. Craig Kidd (Chubbuck, ID/)
4. Tim Zandbergen (Aliso Viejo, CA/Team Velosport Club)
5. Michael Piker (Jackson, WY/Team Jackson Hole)
 
Men 50-54
1. David (Tinker) Juarez (Whittier, CA/)
2. Frank Gonzalez (Helena, MT/Montana Velo)
3. Terry Duran (Hailey, ID/Birmingham Velo/Donohoo-Infinity Racing)
4. Tim Phillips (Eagle, ID/Broken Spoke Cycling)
5. John Higgins (Salt Lake City, UT/)
 
Men 55-59
1. Zan Treasure (Ogden, UT/Bountiful Bicycle Racing)
2. Russell Thorstrom (Boise, ID/)
3. Kris Thoreson (Sun Valley, ID/)
4. Brad Betebenner (Salt Lake City, UT/)
5. John Lauck (Bountiful, UT/)
 
Men 60-64
1. Dwight Hibdon (Park City, UT/)
2. Bill Schultz (Missoula, MT/)
3. Shawn Grossman (Boise, ID/Pro Leisure)
4. James Mitchell (Jackson, WY/)
5. Don Leet (Bend, OR/Bend Endurance Academy)
 
Men 65-69
1. Allan Marvin (Denver, CO/Groove Subaru-Alpha Bicycle Co)
2. Stan Ford (Temecula, CA/)
3. Craig Groendyke (Richland, WA/Chinook Cycling Club Inc/Chinook Cycling)
4. Paul Bernstein (Seattle, WA/Bike Masters- WA)
 
Men 70+
1. James Wagner (Auburn, WA/Bike Masters- WA)
2. Andy Andrews (Hailey, ID/Sun Summit Cycling Club)
 
Women 19-29
1. Jena Greaser (Ketchum, ID/Mud Honey Cycling)
2. Emily Paxson (Trout Lake, WA/)
3. Fairlee Frey (Boise, ID/Joyride-Cycles.com)
4. Ivy Pedersen (Bozeman, MT/Team Rockford / Clif)
5. Chantel Astorga (Lowman, ID/)
 
Women 30-34
1. Hannah Williams (Steamboat Springs, CO/)
2. Anna Dingman (Bozeman, MT/Team Rockford / Clif)
3. Karin Edwards (South Lake Tahoe, CA/)
4. danielle kosecki (New York, NY/Century Road Club Assoc/Asphalt Green Cycling Team)
5. Stephanie Kaplan (New York, NY/Century Road Club Assoc/Asphalt Green Cycling Team)
 
Women 35-39
1. Nicole Dolney (Sacramento, CA/Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club/Los Gatos)
2. Naomi Haverlick (Reno, NV/)
3. michelle andersen (Boise, ID/Mud Honey Cycling)
4. Lindsey Kriete (Wauwatosa, WI/Velo Trocadero)
5. Sarah Pittiglio (Davis, CA/PSIMET Racing/Vanderkitten VIP)
 
Women Singlespeed 19+
1. Rebecca Rusch (Ketchum, ID/Specialized)
2. Carey Lowery (Athens, TN/)
3. Karen Tremaine (Steamboat Springs, CO/)
4. Lisa Curry (Bozeman, MT/Gallatin Valley Bicycle Club/Gallatin Alpine Sports/Intrinsik Archite)
5. Sara Schroeder (Hailey, ID/Mud Honey Cycling)
 
Women 40-44
1. Helene Drumm (San Anselmo, CA/Whole Athlete/Whole Athlete / Specialized)
2. Genevieve Evans (Carnelian Bay, CA/East Bay Cyclists/Mendes Racing/Powered by JAKROO)
3. Susan Adamkovics (Arvada, CO/Naked Women's Racing /Naked Women's Racing p/b TriBella)
4. Hollie McGovern (Nevada City, CA/CalNorte VC Switchbacks)
5. Michelle Byers (Boise, ID/)
 
Women 45-49
1. Julie Young (Auburn, CA/)
2. Amy Fulwyler (Jackson, WY/Hoback Sports/Hoback Sports Racing)
3. Renee Shelton (Mill Valley, CA/)
4. Tiffany Larson (Ketchum, ID/)
5. Heidi Dohse (Somerville, NJ/)
 
Women 50-54
1. Kris Walker (Pocatello, ID/The Contender Club)
2. Christy Allen (Mill Valley, CA/)
 
Women 55-59
1. Muffy Ritz (Ketchum, ID/Mud Honey Cycling)
2. Susan Bernatas (Boise, ID/Mud Honey Cycling)
3. Lesley Jensen (Benicia, CA/Rio Strada Racing)
4. Fredde Foster (Mill Valley, CA/)


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