Congratulations to the eight new Level A Officials


Congratulations to the eight officials who graduated to level A this month
Colorado Springs, Colo. (January 17, 2013) – Eight officials graduated from level B to level A this month after attending the USA Cycling Level A Officials Clinic in Virginia. 
The clinic was held Jan. 11-13 and was led by International Commissaire, Phil Miller (Redmond, Wash.). The highlight of the clinic came from Robin Meidhof (Bethesda, Md.), who had the highest score in the history of the Level A exam. 
By reaching level A, these cycling officials have made the transition from the local and regional level to the national level. This gives them access to higher level races, as well as opportunities to work at national championships, UCI races, and NRC races.   
Congratulations to the following new level A officials:
Road Cycling
Caitlyn Long (Radford, VA)
Robin Meidhof (Bethesda, MD)
Josie Strange (Panama City Beach, FL)
Marco Vasquez (Castlerock, CO)
Stephen Tondora (Johnstown, PA)
Brian Adamchuck (Virginia Beach, VA)
Hoby Lowe (Concord, NC)
Paul Behrends (Annapolis, MD)

Officials are the backbone of a bicycle race, and often the first representative of USA Cycling that a rider meets. The basic categories for road and track officials start with level C. From there, an official can upgrade to level B, level A, National Commissiare, and International Commissaire. There are also specialties such as motorcycle referee, track starter, and race secretary.

If you’re interested in becoming an official, you’ll need to attend a Level C clinic, purchase an official’s license, and take an open book exam. For more information on this process, please visit the USA Cycling’s OFFICIALS WEBPAGE.

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