Saturday, March 12, 2011

Whole Athlete-Specialized Team Golden Across California

The Whole Athlete-Specialized Team again showed its range of development across the Golden State this weekend. On road and dirt, the team earned multiple top results in high school, collegiate, amateur and even professional events, netting six wins, ten top-3 finishes and 20 top-10s!

NorCal Varsity Podium: Max Houtzager 1st, Taylor Smith 4th

NorCal High School League Race #1 - Folsom Lake

At the high school level, the team took three wins in four of the categories entered, with Max Houtzager earning the Varsity win, Lucas Newcomb and Jonny Kaufman going 1-2 in Junior Varsity and Josie Nordrum winning the Girls Junior Varsity. In total, Team riders took ten top-10 finishes.

NorCal Junior Varsity Girls: Josie Nordrum 1st

Collegiate Road Racing - Crockett, CA

Will Patterson took a well-deserved solo victory in the UC Berkeley Crockett Road Race.

Amateur Road Racing - Madera Stage Race - Madera, CA

Alec Kassin finished the three-stage Madera Stage Race in 5th overall in the highly-competitive Cat 3 field with tremendous support from his teammates. Nick Newcomb and Alec Kassin both earned top-10 finishes on individual stages as well. U23 Road Team Coach, Peter Nicholson lead by example, with a 3rd place finish in the Masters 35+ road stage.

Keegan Swenson & Tony Smith top the junior podium

Junior Mountain Bike Racing - Bonelli Park ProXCT - San Dimas, CA

In the first big National-level mountain bike event of the season, Keegan Swenson and Tony Smith went 1-2 in the junior cross country race at Bonelli Park. Team Director Dario Fredrick also took the win in the Cat 1 40-44 race. Later that same day, U23 rider Zach Valdez earned an impressive 10th place among a national-class field in his first-ever professional Short Track race.

Keegan Swenson

Tony Smith

Zach Valdez

Will Curtis

Team Director Dario Fredrick on the podium

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