MTB Team Places 4th Overall

The Sac State Cycling Team placed 4th at the conclusion of this collegiate MTB season. Bringing home some impressive results!

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*Stewart Thompson (Men’s A) – finished 9th overall out of 60 ranked Men’s A riders. Earned a spot at Collegiate Nationals for both Endurance and Gravity Events and competed with the best in the country. Stewart placed 6th in Men’s A super-downhill at Conference Championships.
*Erika Pearsons (Women’s A) – finished 1st overall out of all the Women riders, wearing the yellow jersey for the last weekend and keeping it at Conference Championships. Also placed 1st in Endurance Omnium for Women’s A, and 3rd of Gravity in Women’s B. She also earned a spot at Collegiate Nationals for Endurance. Erika got second in the Downhill event at Conference Championships.
*Will Scheel (Men’s B) – finished 2nd out of 62 ranked Men’s B riders. Also placed second for Endurance. Will got second at the Men’s cross country race at championships and second in the short track cross country event.
*Sean Ketterling (Men’s C) – finished 1st out of 67 ranked Men’s C riders. Also won Men’s C Endurance. Sean won the Men’s cross country race at championships, and got second in short track.
*Mark Roberts – showed some real improvements over the last year.
*Clinton Gorsuch – had some very impressive Gravity results throughout the season, even winning a few of his races!
*Megan Butts – joined our team for a race and showed great enthusiasm, we are excited to have her join us for road this next season.

Road Conference Championships

This year the Sac State Cycling Team had an incredible Road and Mountain Season. With some impressive wins and top finishes, Sac State finished 9th out of 25 ranked schools in the Western Collegiate Cycling Conference for Road and 8 out of 19 for Mountain.

Highlights from Conference Championships this past weekend:
Erikaceae Pearsons won the Road Race; securing her title as Individual Omnium Leader for Women’s B for 2013.
Chuck Hutcheson placed second in the Men’s A Road Race.
Chris Moises sprinted for third in the Men’s D Criterium on Sunday.

Top Season Results – Road:
2nd – Daniel Arredondo (Humboldt State Individual Time Trial – Men’s D)
2nd – Erikaceae Pearsons (UCSB Road Race – Women’s B)
3rd – Stewart Thompson (Humboldt State Road Race – Men’s B)
4th – Chris Moises (UCB Criterium – Men’s D)
5th – Mark Roberts (Humboldt Individual Time Trial – Men’s C)
5th – Ou Saechao (UCB Criterium – Men’s D)
6th – Team Time Trial (Fresno State)
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Mountain Omnium Results:
1st – Daniel Arredondo – Men’s C
2nd – Adrian House – Men’s B
2nd – Erikaceae Pearsons – Women’s B
5th – Stewart Thompson – Men’s A

It’s been an incredible season and we are looking forward to Mountain Season starting up again in September in hopes of sending some riders to Nationals this year!

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Spring Semester

Classes start next week which means road season is two weeks away! Our first race is down at Cal Poly! Be sure to join us for our first team meeting of the semester Thursday, Jan. 31 to find out more or check us out at our booth in the library quad the first two weeks of class!

Parkfield Mountain Bike Race

Sac State sent four team members down to Cal Poly’s famous mountain bike race weekend in Parkfield, California. Upon arriving on friday we took a lap around the cross country course to see how things would fair on Saturday for the first race. While the track was a mixture of loose sand and dirt the killer two climbs were going to be the biggest challenges.

 

After a lovely wake up call to “Call Me Maybe” at 6pm, thanks to Cal Poly’s P.A. system, we kitted up and hit the dirt. The temperature rose quickly as we all finished the race and moved on to the next event Duel Slalom, with Danny taking an impressive 4th place in the gravity event.

 

Sunday concluded the weekend with short track, only taking a few casualities and Down Hill which is always a sight to see. It was a great welcome back to bike racing and we are excited for the rest of the season to see how Sac State continues to do! Be sure to check out the photos in the media section from the weekend!

 

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