Monday, April 14, 2014

Whole Athlete/Specialized Juniors Impress at the Sea Otter Classic

Sean Bennett
Bennett patiently plans his winning move. (photo: Mark Avery)

The 2014 Sea Otter Classic proved to be a resounding success for the Whole Athlete/Specialized Team as the Juniors earned top honors in each race. Sean Bennett kicked things off with a victory in the Junior 17/18 XC, followed closely behind by National Champion Christopher Blevins with the Junior 15/16 win. Then it was Haley Batten's turn, also flying her National Champ colors winning the Women's 15-18 race, while Mike Mace continued his undefeated streak in the Under-15 XC.

Christopher Blevins
Blevins readies for crunch time. (photo: Mark Avery)

And in the first big event of the season for each of them, Zach Peterson earned a solid 4th place in the Junior 17/18s while Veda Gerasimek took 8th in the Junior Women's 15-18 XC. Cypress Gorry would go on to finish 27th in the 100-rider Pro race, the 3rd place U23.

Cypress Gorry
Gorry shows his determination. (photo: Mark Avery)

Haley Batten
Batten tops the 15-18 Junior Women's podium.

Mike Mace
Mace on the top step once again.

Sean Bennett
A well-deserved win for Sean Bennett.

Check out all the team's 2014 Top-10 results here.

Next stop: The Nove Mesto and Albstadt World Cups in the Czech Republic and Germany on 5/23 and 5/30. Stay tuned for more exciting news!

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