Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Newcomb Top-10 in Switzerland, Swenson Ready for World Championships

Fresh off his Junior 15/16 National Championship win, Lucas Newcomb was off to Europe with USAC's Junior Race Camp to experience world-class competition at the Ekz Cup in Eschenbach, Switzerland. In his first-ever international race, Newcomb finished a strong 7th place and will have another chance to shine this coming Saturday at the Racer Bikes Cup in Basel.

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Lucas Newcomb ready to rock in Switzerland

Also headed to Switzerland is standout Junior Keegan Swenson to race in his first World Championships in Champery on September 1st. At just 17, Swenson's breakout season includes three Junior wins in the ProXCT series, second at the Racer Bikes Cup in Granichen, Switzerland, and silver medals at the Junior 17/18 National Championships in both cross country and short track.

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Keegan Swenson in action

All the team's top-10 race results can be found here.
Stay tuned for more exciting news.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Whole Athlete-Specialized Riders Continue to Impress at Howell Mountain Challenge

Fresh off a strong top-10 finish at U23 Nationals, Will Curtis showed his late-season form by winning the Howell Mountain Challenge Pro race, setting one of the fastest-ever recorded times on the technical, twisty course.

Will Curtis on his way to victory in the Howell Mountain Challenge XC

Tony Smith and Taylor Smith followed just behind Curtis to take 1st and 2nd in the Junior race, beating the rest of the pro field. Max Houtzager made it an all-Whole Athlete-Specialized Junior sweep of the podium, while newly crowned 15/16 National Champion Lucas Newcomb took 4th.

Coming back from a broken ankle only one month ago, Smith wins the Junior race

Not to be outdone by the boys, two-time current 15/16 National Champion Kate Courtney won the Junior Women's race as well!

All the team's top-10 race results are available here.