Two California State Titles and eight podium appearances at the NICA State Championship Race in Los Olivos this weekend punctuated the Whole Athlete-Specialized Team Juniors' success throughout the 2011 High School season.
Sophomores Lucas Newcomb (Drake High School) and Josie Nordrum (Redwood High School) each took their respective Junior Varsity State Titles after sweeping the entire NorCal series. "Mr. Consistency" Jonny Kaufman (San Rafael High School) earned a well-deserved 2nd place behind Newcomb in JV, while Taylor Smith (Marin Catholic High School) had his best ride of the Spring to take 2nd in an extremely competitive Varsity field. Max Houtzager (Redwood High School) also landed on the Varsity podium with a solid 4th place. On the Varsity Girls side, Sofia Hamilton (Drake High School), Kate Courtney (Branson High School) and Mackinzie Stanley (Drake High School) rounded out the super-competitive ladies' podium with 3rd, 4th and 5th places respectively.
Varsity Girls: Sofia Hamilton, Kate Courtney & Mackinzie Stanley round out the podium in 3rd, 4th & 5th
In the six NorCal and State High School races this season, Whole Athlete-Specialized juniors earned 15 wins and 46 podium placings! Congratulations to all the riders who competed at the State Championship event, and for completing an outstanding season of High School racing.