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Kentucky State Championships - NE

Louisville, Kentucky, November 30, 2008


Knapp and Borem crowned Kentucky state champions

By Bob Bobrow

The weather for Storm the Greens was not stormy, but it was 'cross weather – temperatures in the low 40s (F), spitting rain, and wind. But that didn't deter the 200 plus racers who came out to vie for Zipp OVCX Tour points and Kentucky State Championship medals.

In the elite men's race, Ryan Knapp (BikeReg.com) continued his string of dominating performances. Knapp separated himself from a lead group of four after two laps and never looked back. The other three riders in the lead group–Andrew Llewellyn, Clayton Omer (both Calistoga), and Mitchell Kersting (Barbasol) didn't stay together long either. First, Kersting and Llewellyn gapped Omer when he had mechanical problems. Then Kersting put it to Llewellyn and rode in for second. Llewellyn, who'd just learned he's going to the Belgian Christmas camp again this year, rode in for the third podium spot.

In the elite masters race, Mike McShane (Calistoga) took the holeshot and never looked back. McShane dug deep into his bag of skills on the slippery course and held off a charging Morgan Webb (Barbasol) for the 35+ win and Kentucky State title. Tim Beirne of Calistoga came third just ahead of Fred Rose of BikeReg.com.

In the 45+ race, run with the 35+, Bob Bobrow (Calistoga) had a bad start but dieseled his way through the field and into third overall and the lead of the 45+ group after two laps. Bobrow then battled with 35+ rider Fred Rose and Bobrow's teammate Erik Fagerberg the rest of the way. Bobrow and Fagerberg finally shook Rose during the last lap and then raced it out for the Kentucky State Championship with Bobrow taking a narrow win. John "the Cat" Mandrola rounded out the 45+ podium taking the bronze.

In other action, Nicole Borem (DRT Racing) won the elite women's race ahead of series leader Amanda McKay (Biowheels).


Elite men

1 Ryan Knapp (BikeReg.com)                            
2 Mitchell Kersting (Barbasol)                        
3 Andrew Llewellyn (Calistoga Racing Team)            
4 Andrew Messer (DRT Racing)                          
5 Clayton Omer (Calistoga Racing Team)                
6 Michael Kennedy (Barbasol/Rapid Transit)            
7 Robert Kendall (Barbasol)                           
8 Andrew Reardon (Krystal Cycling Team)               
9 John Grant (Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team)           
10 Jacob Virostko (BioWheels/Reece-Campbell )         
11 Stewart Scovil (Calistoga Racing Team)             
12 Hank Campbell                                      
13 Josh Gerlach                                       
14 Keith Lucas (CKW Racing)                           
15 Dustin Greer (Maxxis)                              
16 Ben Richardson (Humana / Cycler’s Cafe)            
17 Matthew Fox (BioWheels/Reece-Campbell )            
18 William Crecelius (Calistoga Racing Team)          
19 Aaron Hawkins (Chrysalis Ventures Racing)          
Elite women

1 Nicole Borem (DRT Consulting)                       
2 Amanda McKay (BioWheels/Reece-Campbell )            
3 Ashley James (Nova Cycle Sports Foundation Inc.)    
4 Teri Meek (Bike Clicks/Team Louisville)             
5 Sarah Lukas (Lindsay Wilson)                        
6 Kiersta Tucker (CKW Racing)                         
7 Emily Benson (Lindsay Wilson)     

Cat 1/2/3 Master men

1 Michael McShane (Calistoga Racing Team)             
2 Philip Webb (Barbasol)                              
3 Robert Bobrow (Calistoga Racing Team)               
4 Lance Fagerberg (Calistoga Racing Team)             
5 Timothy Beirne (Calistoga Racing Team)              
6 Frederick Rose (BikeClicks/Team Louisville)         
7 Blaine Heppner (BikeClicks/Team Louisville)         
8 Brian Andriot                                       
9 John Mandrola (Calistoga Racing Team)               
10 Joseph Bellante (Bio Wheels Racing)                
11 Joe Collins (BikeClicks/Team Louisville)           
12 Charles Garner (BikeClicks/Team Louisville)        
13 John May (Barbasol)                                
14 Daniel Lach (ZWS/Cyclesport)                       
15 Dan Werle (YAZOO Brew)                             
16 Curtis Tolson (Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team)       
17 Dennis Barber (Bicycle Station)                    
18 James Turner (Team IPro)                           
19 Matthew Koehn (Speedway Wheelmen)                  
20 Harry Wicks (BioWheels/Reece-Campbell )            
Cat 3 men

1 Keith Lucas (CKW Racing)                            
2 Tom Brockman (Louisville Firefighters/2WS)          
3 Christopher Nevitt (BikeClicks/Team Louisville)     
4 Joshua Prater (MOB Squad - U Build IT)              
5 Adam Jackson (BikeClicks/Team Louisville)           
6 David Hauber (BOLLA Cycling Team)                   
7 Adam Rodkey (Team Tortuga)                          
8 Andrew Dillman (Red Zone Cycling)                   
9 Micah Fritzinger                                    
10 Michael Dulin                                      
11 Steven Gers (BioWheels/Reece-Campbell )            
12 John Breslin (Schellers)                           
13 Joseph Bosemer (BOLLA Cycling Team)                
14 Josh Biven (Louisville Firefighters/2WS)           
15 Brian Collier (BioWheels/Reece-Campbell )          
16 Donald Parr (BikeClicks/Team Louisville)           
17 Ben Bonney                                         
18 Michael Chewning (Team Hungry)                     
19 Sean Orr (BikeClicks/Team Louisville)              
20 Nick Barbieri (Humana)                             
21 Katsuhiro Tanda (Team Athens P/B KT Protype)       
22 Martin Bearden (BikeClicks/Team Louisville)        
23 Dave Aukerman (Indiana Hand Center)                
24 Tim Delgado (Team Hungry)                          
25 Steve Bivens                                       
26 Mark Trousdale (Speedway Wheelmen)                 
27 Duane Walker (BikeClicks/Team Louisville)          
28 David Schell (Queen City Wheels)                   
29 David Crismon (Louisville Firefighters/2WS)        
30 Kerry Nordstrom (Team Hungry)                      
31 Todd Nix                                           
32 Peter Deucher (Marian College)                     
Cat 3/4 35+ Women

1 Shellie Heggenberger (unattached)                   
2 Jamie Clifton (National Engineering - COBC)         
3 Stacey Mandrola (Calistoga Racing Team)             
4 Bridget Sempsrott (Cora)                            
4 Christina Halioris (BikeClicks/Team Louisville)     
6 Suzanne Webster (BikeClicks/Team Louisville)        
Cat 4 men

1 Travis Book (Team Bikers Choice)                    
2 Nathan Roberson (Schellers)                         
3 Dave Mundy                                          
4 Brian Lark (Red Zone Cycling Team)                  
5 Rick Smith (Bicycle Sport Inc.)                     
6 Steve Bivens                                        
7 John Francisco (Red Zone Cycling Team)              
8 Cody Joel (Calistoga Racing Team)                   
9 Todd Nix                                            
10 Jaden Sempsrott (Cora)                             
11 Mike Mefford (The Bike Shop)                       
12 Cas Lane (unattached)                              
13 Luke Haley (Red Zone Cycling)                      
14 Cameron Poole (Team Dayton Bicycling)              
15 Nat Henton (unattached)                            
16 Trevor Stith (Scheller's Fitness & Cycling)        
17 Brad Oakley                                        
18 Kristofer Karwisch                                 
19 John Wischmeier (Century21 Breeden)                
20 Luke McLaughlin (Goose Creek)                      
21 William Meek (BikeClicks/Team Louisville)          
22 David Loignon (TWINSPIRES.COM )                    
23 Peter Deucher (Marian College)                     
24 Louie Nicholson                                    
25 David Owen (TWINSPIRES.COM )                       
26 Martin Lally (Louisville Firefighters/2WS)         
27 John Molnar (Louisville Dirt Club)                 
28 Brien Fields (Revolution Bike and Bean)                              
Junior 10-12 men

1 Ian McShane (Red Zone Cycling)                      
2 James Francisco (Red Zone Cycling)                  
3 Sam Crecelius                                       
4 Will Mandrola (Red Zone Cycling)                    
5 Martin Walsh (Red Zone Cycling)                     
6 Michael Lyle (Red Zone Cycling)                     
7 Nicholas Beirne (Red Zone Cycling)                  
8 Sheldon Brown                                       
Junior 10-12 women

1 Eden Webb (Red Zone Cycling)                        
2 Rachel Dobrozsi (Queen City Wheels)                 
3 Kate Dietrich (Red Zone Cycling)                    
4 Sarah Hasner (Red Zone Cycling)                     
Junior 13-14 men

1 John Francisco (Red Zone Cycling)                   
2 Spencer Renck (Red Zone Cycling)                    
3 Cooper Simon (Red Zone Cycling)                     
4 Nick Dietrich (Red Zone Cycling)                    
5 John May (Red Zone Cycling)                         
6 Evan Sennett (Red Zone Cycling)                     
Junior 13-14 women

1 Hannah Mossman (One Call Now)                       
Junior 15-16 men

1 Andrew Dillman (Red Zone Cycling)                   
2 Daniel Bush (Texas Roadhouse)                       
3 Samuel Dobrozsi (Queen City Wheels)                 
4 Vincent Nold (Red Zone Cycling)                     
5 Will Bain (Bike Clicks/Team Louisville)             
6 Zane Wischmeier (Century21 Breeden)                 
7 Mark Renn (Red Zone Cycling)                        
8 Luke Haley (Red Zone Cycling)                       
Master 35+ men

1 Michael Seiler (BikeClicks/Team Louisville)         
2 Robert Smith (Commonwealth Eye Surgery)             
3 Steven Webster (BikeClicks/Team Louisville)         
4 John West (BikeClicks/Team Louisville)              
5 Duane Walker (BikeClicks/Team Louisville)           
6 Martin Bearden (BikeClicks/Team Louisville)         
7 David Nissen (QCW/UDF)                              
8 John Harris (BikeClicks/Team Louisville)            
9 Damon Brown                                         
10 Doug Roemer (BikeClicks/Team Louisville)           
11 John Downey                                        
12 Chris Halioris (Team Louisville)                   
13 Jerry Hayes (QCW/UDF)                              
14 Pope Mobley (Team Louisville)                      
15 Justin Forbes (Koehlinger Kelley/ 3RVS )           
16 Brian Segal (BikeClicks/Team Louisville)           
17 Charles Kyle (Renaissance Cycling)                 
Master 45+ men

1 David Hart (ZWS / Cyclesport)                       
2 Mike Otting (7 Hills/Mercy Healthplex)              
3 Kenny Sipes (CKW Racing/ Outdoor Vanture)           
4 Jeff Steinrock (Bike Clicks/Team Louisville)        
5 Darrell Edwards (BikeClicks/Team Louisville)        
6 Scott Bond (Speedway Wheelmen)                      
7 Mitchell Beckner (One Call Now)                     
8 Jonathan Spicker                                    
9 Harry Wicks (BioWheels/Reece-Campbell )             
10 Douglas Dobrozsi (Queen City Wheels)               
11 Dan Ramsey (7 Hills/Mercy Healthplex)              
12 Michael McDaniel (7 Hills/Mercy Healthplex)        
13 Fred Steinbrecher (McDonalds Cycling TEam)         
14 Craig Reynolds                                     
15 Scott Belcher (7 Hills/Mercy Healthplex)           
16 James Pontius (ZWS / Cyclesport)                   
17 Don Hasner (BOLLA Cycling Team)                    
18 Chris Nelson (Bluegrass Cycling Club)              
19 Mark Luking (Bike Clicks/Team Louisville)          
20 Mark McKenney (7 Hills/Mercy Healthplex)           
21 David Rudy (Bluegrass Cycling Club)                
22 Robert Clifford (Twinspires.com)                   
Master 55+ men

1 Charles South (Koehlinger Kelley/ 3RVS )            
2 Bill Kennedy                                        
Cat 3/4 women

1 Teri Meek (Bike Clicks/Team Louisville)             
2 Kiersta Tucker                                      
3 Hannah Mossman (One Call Now)                       
4 Mary Craighead (Chrysalis Ventures Racing)          
5 Kaylee Heron                                        
6 Debora Hall (Renaissance Cycling)                   
7 Melinda Nitz (McDonalds Cycling TEam)               
8 Susan McDaniel (7 Hills/Mercy Healthplex)