Sunday, August 29, 2010

Windham Day 4 - Patterson on the Cat 1 Podium

Will Patterson takes 3rd place in the Cat 1 19-24 XC at the Race the World on the Windham world cup course.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Windham World Cup - Race Day!

World Cup Team Results:
Sofia Hamilton 4th
Tony Smith 7th
Zach Valdez 11th
Will Curtis 13th
Nick Newcomb 15th
Max Houtzager 19th

Friday, August 27, 2010

Windham World Cup - Day 2 More Pre-riding

One more day of pre-riding before the big event. Mud is drying up and the course is approaching perfection.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Windham World Cup - Day 1 Pre-ride

Sweet singletrack in New York? You betcha! The World Cup course at Windham is awesome. After a number of days of rain in the Catskill Mountains, the slick roots and rocks of east coast mountain bike courses have shown their stuff, and pre-riding the course was a blast.

With professional mechanic support from Specialized (thanks, Myron!) we had all our bikes built and dialed for the pre-ride.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Four Whole Athlete Juniors to the World Championships!

Four Whole Athlete Juniors have been selected to represent the United States at the Mountain Bike World Championships in Mont Sainte Anne, Canada on Sept 1-4:
Sofia Hamilton, Will Curtis, Zach Valdez and Tony Smith.

The Whole Athlete riders comprise half the eight-rider USA Junior team competing at the World Championships. All four will also race the World Cup Final in Windham, NY the week before Worlds, getting a taste of the competition they will face at the pinnacle event of the sport.

Sofia Hamilton
In her breakout season which includes wins at the Fontana Pro XCT and Tamarancho Classic, second at the Sea Otter Classic and a silver medal at the National Championships, Sofia is on track for a stellar racing career.

Will Curtis
Mr. Consistency, Will has been on the podium in virtually every big race of the year, including 1st at the Tamarancho Classic and Howell Mountain, 2nd in Fontana, 4th at the Sea Otter and 4th at Nationals. Will is the California High School State Champion and is ready to take the next step.

Zach Valdez
Zach has racked up the most wins for the team this season, including the Fontana ProXCT, the San Dimas US Cup, the Kenda Cup and SoCal High School series. He placed 2nd at the Sea Otter Classic and 2nd in the CA State High School Champs. Next stop: the World Cup.

Tony Smith
We always knew Tony was strong, even at age 15. Now as a 17/18 Junior, Tony has taken his game to the next level, with strong performances in the NorCal High School Series, 2nd overall at the ProXCT CTS International Stage Race and a breakthrough result at Nationals in 3rd.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Transcontinental Podiums

From California to Canada, Whole Athlete juniors are landing on the podium, sweeping the Howell Mountain Classic in Angwin, CA with Will Curtis, Tony Smith and Nick Newcomb in the Junior Men, Sofia Hamilton & Kate Courtney in the Junior Women, while Max Houtzager takes the top step at the BC Cup Finals Race in Whistler, Canada.

Rounding out the top-10 at Howell Mountain were Taylor Smith and Colby Pastore in 5th and 6th.

Great job everyone, for a successful weekend!

Nick Newcomb 3rd, Will Curtis 1st & Tony Smith 2nd - WA juniors took five of the top-six spots in the Juniors, while Will Curtis and Tony Smith were 2nd and 3rd overall including the pros.

Colby ready to roll

Nick & Will warming up

Startline: Pros and Juniors

And they're off...

The women charge off the line

Post race smiles - even after 30 miles!

Will finishes top Junior and 2nd Pro/overall