Saturday, July 2, 2011

Juniors Sweep Peavine Challenge, Swenson Top-5 at World Cup

The Peavine Challenge XC in Reno, NV marked the end of week one of the Whole Athlete-Specialized high altitude training camp, and the juniors did not disappoint.

Junior women sweep: Kate Courtney 1st,
Josie Nordrum 2nd & Sofia Hamilton 3rd

Junior men: Taylor Smith & Lucas Newcomb go 1-2

As the juniors took top honors in their races, Max Houtzager dominated the Cat 1 19-39 field, putting him at 5th overall on the day, including the pros. U23 riders also fared well, with Will Curtis taking 3rd, Will Patterson 4th and Nick Newcomb 5th.

Meanwhile, in Mont Sainte Anne, Canada, Keegan Swenson was the top US junior at the World Cup #4 with a strong 5th place finish. Swenson now has his eyes on the podium at World Cup #5 next weekend in Windham, NY.

Full Peavine Top-10 Results

Junior Men
Taylor Smith 1st
Lucas Newcomb 2nd
Eliel Anttila 6th
Jonny Kaufman 7th

Junior Women
Kate Courtney 1st
Josie Nordrum 2nd
Sofia Hamilton 3rd

Cat 1 19-39
Max Houtzager 1st

Pro Men
Will Curtis 3rd
Will Patterson 4th
Nick Newcomb 5th

Pro/Cat 1 Women
Abbie Durkee 2nd

Cat 1 40+
Dario Fredrick 2nd

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