Wednesday, July 27, 2011

WORS Alterra- Southside Sprints

Racing action this weekend saw WI JR Elite rider Casey Hildenbrandt have one of his top races in the JR field taking second. Read his full report in the Midwest MTB report on skinnyski

Casey racin' at Crystal Ridge ski area.

Corey Coogan Cisek clicked in to the road bike to race in the popular Southside Sprints in Minneapolis. Corey reports:
"I did the "Southside Sprint" crit in S. MPLS and it was a blast.  It took place in a nice little neighborhood and there were a ton of spectators.  It was a good technical course with one small hill.  Most exciting, I stayed with the pack or 123 ladies the entire race, which was a huge achievement for me.  Historically, I have struggled with the speed if the course does not have a reasonable sized hill.  We will be at Elk River this coming weekend."

Its great to see team riders keeping active regardless the activity. Thanks to all for waving the flag for team Maplelag/Paramount Sports/Hollywood and

Keep the wheels moving!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

US MTB National Championships-Telemark Forest MTB Race-Mon Du Lac Dirtspanker

The team was waving the flag nicely in three states this past weekend. Sam Oftedahl raced in the Telemark Forest mtb race in Cable WI area, breaking away from a group of six to take the win. Well done Sam!

Jake was racing at USA Cycling National Mountain bike championships. Riding the rock garden above en route to a 16th place finish in the Cat 1 Jr 17-18.

Pre-riding the Super D climb before 15 minutes of sweet descending. Solid 15th among mountain specialists.
Driving the corner hard in the short track. Nice battle with WI rider Myles Beach, taking the sprint for 16th.
Denny Barry riding trails in the Helena, MT area before coming back to race at Mon Du Lac.
Read Denny's report on the skinnyski report as well as full recap from Nationals in the Midwest MTB report on skinnyski.
Other riders racing in Duluth include Jeff Beck posting a 6th place age group finish and 34th overall in Sport. Eric Oftedahl had a nice race in the sauna like conditions taking 5th overall in Expert.
Team member Paul Cullen, now living in Helena, showing Brian Murdoch and Denny his backyard playground.

Keep the wheels moving!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Buck HIll Birch Bump-Firecracker

Racing action resumed for the team last weekend with steamy conditions in both the WORS and MNMBS.

Strong showing by the Elite riders at Buck Hill highlighted the weekend with Jake Richards posting his best finish as an Expert in 4th, Sam Oftedahl in 5th, Eric Oftedahl in 7th. On the female side, Alye DeRoma placed a solid 3rd in the women's race. Taking the win in Sport Women was Andrea Horner. Great job to these riders on the solid results.

Andrea Horner en route to the win in Sport women.

Jordan Horner in Sport women en route to a 7th place overall female finish.

Once again the Horner family started off the day with Devon taking third overall in Kids Comp and brother Wyatt in 16th. Father Matt lined up in the Comp race to take 17th overall and 4th in his class. Dan DeRoma also raced Comp taking 45th overall.

Racing in Wisconsin at the Firecracker WORS, Corey Coogan Cisek was 13th in Elite women out of a starting field of 20 riders. Casey Hildenbrandt was 5th in CAT 1 Jr Elite and Michael Cisek was 77th overall in the Sport race and 7th in his age group.

Race reports from Alye DeRoma and Corey Coogan Cisek posted in this weeks Midwest MTB Report.

Keep the wheels moving!