Fw: Results from MSU
ljd2 at u.washington.edu
Mon Apr 18 11:37:43 PDT 2005
Here's a quick report of the bozeman weekend: 8 of us made it out there: Aziz, Travis, Matt, Ben, Nick, Greg, Teresa, and myself.
The weather was incredible, 75 on saturday. We raced very well with so small a group. The highlights were the victories in the crit by Greg and Teresa. The men's C put in a strong effort in the challenging Team Time Trial that ended with a climb. The road race was the most challenging and scenic race so far this season. The long climbs and the wind broke the race apart, so the pace was fast the entire time since you were either in a break or a chase group. The road race course was supposed to end with a 3 mile climb, but the park service never opened the gate, luckily, so we were all happy to end early. Of course the chase group nick and I were in didn't find out about it until less than a mile to go, so it was too late to close the less than 30 second gap.
It was a long drive to get there, but well worth it.
Next weekend I want to see everyone on the team who can pedal a bike out at conference champs,
P.S. Read the message from Bill below.
----- Original Message -----
From: Bill and Joan Wykoff
To: nwccc_info at topica.com ; Soren Klingsporn ; Ryan Rickerts ; Patrick Marzullo ; Patrick Adrian ; McCageor Byrd ; Matt Plude ; Luke Duvall ; june sayers ; Jeff Brown ; Jeanne Zoppo ; Jason D Thorpe ; James F. Weleber ; Eben Saling ; Daniel Watson ; charlie miller ; Andrew Beehler ; Andy Schultz ; Graham Baskett ; Don Russell ; David Lingle
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2005 9:38 AM
Subject: Results from MSU
First a big thank you to Don Russell and Dave Lingle for filling in for me this weekend with officiating and scoring support. Thanks also to Ben Rhodes for taking care of the registration and number assignment issues. I had an excel file in my inbox this morning from which I could readily reproduce results and compute points. Those results are now posted. I had a good time at Sea Otter, but would rather have been in Bozeman than you. You may be interested to know that Doug Ollerenshaw, a former NWCCC rider from OSU, won the Elite Men's road race on Saturday at Sea Otter.
Some of you will observe that your individeual season point totals did not increase by an amount equal to the number of points you earned last weekend. If you previously placed in 6 events, then the events from last weekend will replace events with lower point totals. Thus if you scored 50 points in the crit or road race at Bozeman and your lowest previous score was a 20, your point total should have increased by the difference (30 points). Note that the road race and crit from next weekend will count in the season total regardless of how many events you have previously scored in. Looks like there are close races in most of the individual categories and Western and Whitman are just a few points apart in the race for second place in the team standings.
For next weekend, make sure that you bring both of your numbers and wear them properly. Check out http://www.petebeall.net/Short/WSU%202005/Notes%20on%20numbers.htm for a pretty good illustration of number placement. The registration will go much more smoothly if you download and fillout the athletes standard release (http://www.usacycling.org/forms/waiver.php?url=rider_release.pdf ) prior to your arrival at the venue. Also, Captains should arrive with a completed TTT registration form (see attached). Remember that registration for the road race and TTT will close at 8:30 am. It should be a great weekend. We have medals for the first 3 placers in each race this weekend, and great trophies from Wendt Pottery for the Season Omnium winners.
Finally, I will be leaving on Monday morning (April 25) for Silver City and will need to submit my Nationals Eligibility list prior to departure. In order to qualify for nationals, you must compete as an A rider at the conference championships, or in 3 individual events prior to the conference championships. I will not be issuing upgrades or downgrades at the championships. If you intend to upgrade or downgrade please contact me by Thursday.
Given the current standings, University of Washington and University of Oregon Lead in Division 1, while Whitman College and Western Washington lead in Division 2. Captains of these teams should come to Palouse prepared with lists of riders that plan to attend nationals. Travis Brown, Josh Tack, and Ben Rhodes are the leading contenders for individual men in Division 1, and Brett Williams, John Lackey, and Ben Kneller are the leading contender for indivdual men in Division 2. We should have positions for all of the eligible A women. Again, let me know if you plan to attend as an individual if selected.
See you in Palouse on Saturday Morning,
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