Colorado Crushes CX Nationals This Weekend

Lakewood, WA–Colorado finished strong over the weekend with a number of first place victories including Gage Hecht’s victory in the men’s UCI Elite category. In addition to the category winners through Friday (article HERE), this weekend saw Coloradans Kira Mullins, Mia Aseltine, Sarah Sturm, Jared Scott, Madigan Muro, Michaela Thompson, Katja Freeburn, Eric Brunner, Keiran Eagen and Jake Wells also took first in their respective categories. All photos courtesy of Dejan Smaic!

Colorado is home to some amazing juniors and under 23 pro’s so look for dominance in the years to come. And look at the single speed category, great job!

Here is a list of all the Coloradans from the entire week of racing. We have a great cycling community

NameCategoryPlace
Evan Sand11-128th
Kira Mullins11-121st
Sydney Davis11-127th
Catherine Boni11-127th
Eli DeBoom13-149th
Alexis Jaramillo13-144th
Mia Aseltine15-161st
Chloe Fraser15-164th
Amelia Orton15-167th
Madigan Muro17-18 cat 11st
Cassidy Hickey17-18 cat 22nd
Lauren Zoerner17-18 cat 23rd
Jared Scott17-18 cat 3!st
Vin Hludzinski17-18 cat 32nd
Michaela Thompson17-18 cat 31st
Anna Katnick 17-18 cat 32nd
Jack Tanner19-22 cat 23rd
Sam Brown19-22 cat 25th
Katja Freeburn19-22 cat 31st
Keiran Eagen19-22 cat 31st
Harrison Buckley19-22 cat 32nd
Eric Brunner19-22 pro1st
Cade Bickmore19-22 pro2nd
Danielle Arman30-341st
Leslie Ethridge30-346th
Dylan Stucki30-348th
Caleb Thompson35-391st
Jake Wells40-441st
Melani Carter40-443rd
Karyn Abraham40-449th
Matt Davies45-496th
Melissa Barker45-491st
Kristin Weber45-495th
Lisa Hudson45-498th
Kristal Boni45-499th
Omar Dickenson50-546th
Patrick Gallegos50-5410th
Margell Abel50-549th
Tracy Yates50-5410th
Todd Cassan55-591st
Steve Laurel55-598th
Dierdre Garvey60-644th
Maurine Sweeney70-741st
Arthur Allen70-742nd
Lee Waldman70-745th
Tim Downing70-746th
Jake WellsM SS1st
Stephen DavoustM SS4th
Sam VickeryM SS9th
Gage HechtMen Elite1st
Grant EllwoodMen Elite8th
Maxx ChanceMen Elite10th
Sarah SturmWM SS1st
Emily SchaldachWM SS2nd
Meredith MIllerWM SS5th
Melissa BarkerWM SS6th
Katherine ComptonWomen Elite3rd
Sunny GilbertWomen Elite6th

Here is an article from Velo News to offer more insight:

Gage Hecht sprinted to an early lead and then held off Curtis White and Stephen Hyde to win the men’s elite cyclocross title. 

Gage Hecht attacked early and never looked back.

Hecht, 22, won the men’s elite title at Sunday’s USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships after leading for the entire race. Hecht simply had more power than his chasers along the muddy track, finishing ahead of Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com teammates Curtis White and Stephen Hyde.

“It’s amazing. This is something I’ve dreamed about since I was 10 or 12 years old racing here,” Hecht said after crossing the line in Lakewood, Washington. “It’s really exciting.”

The victory capped off a high-speed chase between Hecht and the Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld duo along the muddy, technical track. Hecht was fastest from the gun and sprinted to an early lead on the opening lap.

Read the rest HERE

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