Saturday, May 29, 2010

Junior Points Series Leader Gets Specialized Support

2009 District Road Champion and current Junior Points Series leader Nick Newcomb needed a time trial bike. With road (and TT) Junior Nationals next month, and a key time trial stage in the Junior Points Series next weekend, aero equipment quickly became a necessary evil. Specialized responded to the call with a Transition TT machine.

Like a glove, the bike fit Nick perfectly. Thanks, Ian, Ryan and the S-crew in Morgan Hill!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Doubling Up at Fort Ord XC - Houtzager & Zidek Both Victorious

Max Houtzager and Bobby Zidek took victories in the Cat 1 Singlespeed and Cat 2 Junior races this weekend at the Fort Ord Cross Country event. Great job, you guys!

Monday, May 17, 2010

NICA California State Champions!

Will Curtis became the second Whole Athlete junior in two years to sweep the NorCal High School Varsity series and win the California State Championship, outsprinting WA teammate Zack Valdez (who swept the SoCal Varsity series). Freshman Kate Courtney followed suit, sweeping the Girls Junior Varsity and taking the State Title as well.

The WA kids' top-10 Championships results are almost too good to believe...

1st Will Curtis Varsity

1st Kate Courtney Junior Varsity Girls

2nd Zach Valdez Varsity

2nd Sofia Hamilton Varsity Girls

2nd Taylor Smith Junior Varsity

3rd Tony Smith Varsity

3rd Victoria Yoham Varsity Girls

5th Riley Predum Varsity

6th Nick Newcomb Varsity

6th MacKinzie Stanley Junior Varsity Girls

7th Joe Yoham Varsity

8th Max Hotzager Junior Varsity

9th Will Patterson Varsity

10th Davis Bentley Varsity

Sprint for the title

Four Whole Athletes on the podium!
Will Curtis 1st, Zach Valdez 2nd, Tony Smith 3rd, Riley Predum 5th

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tuesday Trail Bliss

Meeting of the Epic Minds

'Ridgelining' it

Lovin' the evening Spring sun

Viewspot with Riley & Max

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Two Races, Two Wins: Whole Athlete Juniors victorious on both road and dirt

Saturday 05/08/10: Colby Pastore wins the Lake Sonoma MTB Cross Country Junior Expert race. Taylor Smith finishes 4th despite a broken chain.

Sunday 05/09/10: Will Curtis wins the Berkeley Hills Junior 17/18 Road Race for the second consecutive year. Teammates Tony Smith and Colby Pastore take 4th and 6th.

Max Houtzager takes 2nd in the CCCX Junior Cat 1 Downhill.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Whole Athlete Juniors on Top at High School League Races Across the State

Will Curtis wins Varsity

Sofia Hamilton on form!

Whole Athlete juniors took wins in every category raced at both the NorCal and SoCal High School League races over the weekend. Zach Valdez won the Varsity race in SoCal, while Will Curtis took the NorCal Varsity event. Joining Will on the podium to take four of the top five spots were Tony Smith (3rd), Nick Newcomb (4th) and Alec Kassin (5th). Freshman Taylor Smith also won the boys Junior Varsity race.

Sofia takes the Girls Varsity win

In the girls Varsity race, Sofia Hamilton continued her incredible Spring form with the win, followed by Victoria Yoham with a strong 3rd place, while Kate Courtney took a convincing victory in the girls Junior Varsity.

Max Houtzager

Not only were Whole Athlete juniors successful in cross country this weekend, but our resident gravity expert Max Houtzager, coming back from a knee injury that delayed his XC season, scored a strong 2nd place in the Junior Cat 1 the Fluid Ride Enduro Downhill in Hood River, OR.

Will set the pace for most of the day

Zach Valdez represented in SoCal with a Varsity win

Varsity podium

Girls Varsity

Junior Varsity

Girls Junior Varsity