Monday, December 13, 2010


Justin Robinson(Cal. Giant Inc./Specialized) & Bjorn Fox(Clif Bar Development Cross Team) Close Out Medal Haul For NCNCA Racers At Nationals.

Bjorn Fox skillfully continued the NCNCA tradition of outstanding Junior racers at Cross Nationals.  This season the years of constant racing and dedication to his chosen trade of cycling payed off in big dividends for the Incline Village resident.  Fox raced at the highest level of any Nor-Cal Junior Cyclocross racer in 2010.  At Nationals Fox battled his way to the Silver medal in the Junior 17-18 division.  The NCNCA is tremendously proud of Bjorn Fox and commends him for his pursuit of speed on the bicycle.
Congratulations Bjorn!

Justin Robinson is a big game player!  When the stakes are the highest, Robinson rises to the occasion and shows his amazing talent to succeed on the largest stage for American Cyclocross racing- USA Nationals.

Robinson put another stamp on his brilliant career at Masters Nationals by earning the Bronze medal in the Men's 35-39 division.  Robinson's Cyclocross legacy may be he is simply Northern California's best ever Masters Cross racer.  His results over the past 5 years at the
USA Cycling Cross Championships are unparalleled.
Congratulations Justin on another Medal at Nationals!

Nor-Cal's best Cross racer ever........
Don Myrah!
His past results do all the talking to back up this subject, and
Myrah(Buy was again one of the major stars at the 2010 USA Cycling National Cyclocross Championships.
Myrah was Golden in Bend!

Thrill of Victory!

Devon Haskel(Bike Station Aptos) had a dream day in Bend, claiming the Gold medal in the Masters Women 30-34 division.  Haskel is a great athlete who is never afraid of a challenge, and in Bend she answered all challenges on her way to Gold.  Haskel, along with Kathy Pruitt(Family Cycling Center), and Linda Elgart(Webcor/Alto Velo), gained highest honors at Nationals, and demonstrated that the Women of Nor-Cal take their Cyclocross very seriously.

Barbara Howe(Ibis And The Danger Twins) shows a little emotion the moment she crosses the finish line and earns the Silver medal in the Masters Women 35-39 division.

Howe backed that Silver medal ride in the Master race with a very strong 8th place finish in the Elite Women's race at Nationals.  There were nearly 100 competitors in the Elite Women's field, and Barbara Howe was Nor-Cal's top Elite finisher, either Men or Women.

Kerry Barnholt(Scott/Ritchey) has been the leading lady in Northern California Cyclocross for 2010.  Barnholt won the Bay Area Super Prestige the week before Nationals, along with races in every other Nor-Cal Series she contested during the year.  Barnholt won Bronze in the Women's 35-39 division and was a solid 12th overall in the Women's Elite race at Nationals. 

Linda Elgart was pure focus on her way to Gold in the Women's 55-59 division.  Elgart is a multi-time National Champion is different cycling disciplines, and for 2010 she is the USA's best in Cyclocross for her age group.

Towering figure!
Devon Haskel is a happy camper in her Stars & Stripes winners jersey at Cross Nationals.  Joining Haskel on the podium was Emily Thurston(Missing Link-3rd Rail), who finished 4th in this group.

Howe & Barnholt cosy up to Masters 35-39 champion Nicole Duke(Hudz-Subaru Cycling Team) of Boulder Colorado.  Both Howe and Barnholt earned Gold medals at the 2009 National Cyclocross Championships.  In 2010 they both bring back hardware again to Northern California from the Northwest!

Two For Nor-Cal.
Kathy Pruitt -Champion & Stella Carey(Bay101/HRS/Rock Lobster)- Silver medal, Women's Single Speed podium.

Don Myrah- Champion, and Alan Coats(Cal. Giant Inc./Specialized)- 4th, Men's 45-49 podium.

Were gonna claim him!
Ned Overend seemingly lives in Northern California now.  Overend has been racing all of 2010 in Nor-Cal, and he shared his National Championship win with two other Masters 50-55 NCNCA athletes.  Joining Overend on the podium are Silver medalist Norm Kreiss(Cal. Giant Inc./Specialized), and Mill Valley's George Smith(Webcor/Alto Velo)- 5th.

A proud Justin Robinson glowing on the podium with yet another Masters National Championship medal.

Other NCNCA races to finish in the top 10 at Cross Nationals over the final two days of competition were-

Coody Kaiser- Cal. Giant Inc.- U23- 6th Place

Josh Snead- Bay101/HRS/Rock Lobster- Masters 30-34- 6th Place

Brett Lambert- Bay101/HRS/Rock Lobster- Masters 50-55- 7th Place

Jeremy Ferguson- Cal. Giant Inc.- U23- 7th Place

Alex Howard- Above Category Racing- Junior 17-18- 7th Place

Tobin Ortenblad- Spokesman- Junior 17-18- 8th Place

Lauren Catlin- Fairfax, Fort Lewis College- 8th Place

Brue Syvertsen- Murder- Masters 30-34- 9th Place

Robert Meighan- Cal. Giant Inc./Specialized)- Masters 50-55- 10th Place