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Race 2 - October 11: Java Johnny's Lionhearts International Cyclo-cross, Middletown, Ohio (C2)

Caffeinated at Java Johnny's

By Marc Vettori

Jeremy Powers at the finish
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Hot weather in Middleton Ohio was matched only by the hot racing action at the Java Johnny's/Lionhearts International race. The course was fast and undulating, and many seasoned riders commented that the course was fast and fun, and lent itself to pack riding.

The women's race saw Katie Compton flex her muscle and ride away from the majority of the country's top crossers. Soloing from the early laps, she powered away from the field that included Rachel Lloyd, who finished second, and Sue Butler, who finished third. Georgia Gould finished sixth after putting in a huge effort overcoming a flat; she was assisted in the pits by none other than Mark Legg-Compton, Compton's husband, and Kris Auer, mechanic for fourth place finishing Laura Van Gilder of C3-Sollay.com.

The men's race saw a flurry of attacks. Barry Wicks, Jeremy Powers and Jeremiah Bishop each took flyers at the front, none of which were successful until two laps to go when Powers was able to accelerate away from his rivals and take the win. Both Bishop and Powers used their crowd-pleasing bunny hopping skills to separate themselves from the pack. Bishop, the current US MTB short track champion finished second while Wicks, rounded out the podium. It was an identical podium to the previous day's Darkhorse Cyclo-Stampede.


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Elite women

1 Katie Compton (Spike Professional/Primus Mootry)              39.44
2 Rachel Lloyd (California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized)        0.41
3 Sue Butler (MonavieCannondale.com)                             1.13
4 Laura Van Gilder (C3 Sollay)                                   1.48
5 Devon Haskell (The Pony Shop)                                  2.09
6 Georgia Gould (LUNA Women's MTB Team)                          2.32
7 Kristin Wentworth (Planet Bike)                                2.42
8 Deidre Winfield (Velo Bella - Kona)                            2.55
9 AnnaJean Dallaire (Barbasol, Sobe/Cannondale)                  3.12
10 Kari Studley (VeloBella)                                      3.44
11 Barbara Howe (Velo Bella)                                     4.08
12 Shannon Gibson (VeloBella)                                    4.24
13 Anne Schwartz (Flying Rhino Cycling Club)                     4.40
14 lauri Webber (Secret Henry's Team)                            4.51
15 Jennifer Maxwell (team kenda tire)                            5.12
16 Melanie Swartz                                                5.14
17 Deb Whitmore (BMW Bianchi)                                    5.44
18 Kimberly Flynn (Vantaggio/ Specialized)                       6.12
19 Cara Applegate (BMW-Bianchi p/b Hendrick BMW)                 7.27
20 Marne Smiley                                                  8.08
21 Melanie Black (Moto Velo)                                     8.54
22 Rachel Steele                                                 9.16

Behind one lap

23 Whitney Kroll (Cane Creek)                                        
DNF Catherine Walberg (Trek)                                         
Elite men

1 Jeremy Powers (Jelly Belly)                                   57.22
2 Jeremiah Bishop (Trek Factory)                                 0.34
3 Barry Wicks (Kona)                                             0.51
4 Jonathan Baker (Vitamin Cottage)                               1.31
5 Troy Wells (Team Clif Bar)                                     2.02
6 Mark Lalonde (Planet Bike)                                     2.13
7 Joachim Parbo (CCV Cyclocross)                                 2.28
8 Erik Tonkin (Kona / FSA Factory Team)                          2.31
9 Nicholas Weighall (Rad Racing/Hagens Berman)                       
10 Weston Schempf (FORT Factory Team)                            2.55
11 Brent Prenzlow (Celo Pacific / Alan)                          3.17
12 Justin Robinson (California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized)    3.45
13 Sean Babcock (Team S&M)                                           
14 Mike Sherer (Pony Shop)                                       3.58
15 Brian Matter (Gear Grinder)                                   4.03
16 Michael Wissink (Specialized)                                 4.08
17 Adam Mcgrath (Maxxis/Litespeed)                               4.26
18 Jeff Weinert (Giant-MI)                                       4.43
19 Mike Kennedy (Barbasol)                                       4.48
20 Justin Hines (HandlebarsCC)                                       
21 Steve Fisher (Rad Racing/Hagens Berman)                       5.19
22 Greg Wittwer (Alan North America Cycling Team)                5.26
23 Guillaume Dessibourg (Team BMC-Teker)                         5.41
24 Ryan Knapp (BikeReg.com)                                      5.56
25 Mitchell Kersting (Barbasol)                                  6.13
26 Andrew Messer (DRT Racing)                                        
27 Dave Weaver (Alan N. America Cycling Team)                    6.46
28 Ernesto Marenchin (speedogoat.com)                            7.01
29 Nathan Wyatt (Carolina Fatz/Santa Cruz/Sram)                  7.31
30 Bill Stolte (HRRC/Trek Stores)                                7.39
31 John Bailey (Bailey Bikes)                                    8.06
32 Andrew Reardon (Krystal Cycling Team)                         8.30

Behind one lap

33 Benjamin Popper (HRS / Rock Lobster)                              
34 Matthew Ashley (Flying Rhino Cycling Club / Tailwind)             
35 David Hutton (Hincapie Barkley)                                   
36 Guy Vankrimpen (Rapid City Cycle)                                 
37 Rick Toler (Team Kreitler Rollers)                                
38 Aaron Hawkins (Chrysalis Ventures Cycling)                        
38 Zachary Edwards (DRT Racing)                                      
DNF Steve Tilford (Trek Stores)                                      
DNF John Behrens (Bailey Bikes)                                      
DNF Chance Noble (California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized)          
DNF Joshua Johnson (Big Shark Racing)                                
DNF Mike Purvis (Barbasol)                                           
DNF Ryan Gamm (Inferno Pro Cycling)                                  
DNF Andrew Llewellyn (Calistoga Racing Team)                         
DNF Nick Tinsler (Darkhorse - RPC Mechanical)                        
DNF Isaac Neff (Alderfer Bergen)                                     
DNF Wes Stephenson (rapid city cycle)                                
DNF Gordon Daniell (Bolla Cycling Team)                              
DNF Kevin Bradford-Parish (Redlinebikes.com)                         
DNF Shawn Adams (Lake Effect)                                        
DNF Jeff Courter (Horizon Organic Cycling Team)                      
DNF Brian Nieport                                                    
DNF Andrew Wulfkuhle (C3-Sollay.com)                                 
DNF Daniel Campbell (RGF)                                            
DNF Yves Corminboeuf (Procycles)                                     
Beginner master men 45+ (Cat. 3, 4)

1 Dan Lach (Zephyr Wheel Sports)                                     
2 Kenny Sipes (CKW Racing/ Outdoor Venture)                          
3 Daryl Edwards (Team Louisville)                                    
4 Lou Beckmeyer (Mercy HealthPlex/7 Hills)                           
5 Rick Adams (SnakeBite Racing)                                      
6 Fraser Cunningham (Zephyr Wheel Sports)                            
7 David Hart (Midwest Flyers)                                        
8 Darrell Edwards (Bike licks)                                       
9 Jonathan Spicker (Queen City Wheels)                               
10 Dell Williamson (UDF/QCW)                                         
11 Dave Billman                                                      
12 Fred Steinbrecher (McDonald's Cycling Team)                       
13 Scott Belcher (7Hills)                                            
14 Mark McKenney (7 Hills Racing)                                    
DNF Dan Ramsey (7 Hills/Mercy Healthplex)                            
DNF Gary Dugovich (Beaver Valley Velo)                               
DNF Todd King                                                        
Master women 35+ (Cat. 3, 4)

1 Julie Lewis Sroka (Lake Effect Racing)                             
2 Diane Vettori (C3-Sollay.com)                                      
3 Sheila Senft (Nob Hill Velo)                                       
4 Christina Halioris (BikeClicks / Team Louisville)                  
5 Shelli Heggenberger                                                
6 Jamie Clifton (National Engeneering - COBC)                        
7 Gina Wood                                                          
8 Karen Hamilton (BioWheels/Reece-Campbell Racing)                   
9 Bridget Sempsrott (Cincinnati Off Road Alliance)                   
10 Trish Albert (Team Medplan/TriStar)                               
11 Melissa Corliss (The Dannon Company, Inc.)                        
Junior women 13-14

1 Laurie Nick                                                        
Junior women 10-12

1 Rachel Dobrozsi (Queen City Wheels)                                
2 Frances-Jane Haley (Red Zone Cycling)                              
3 Cate McShane (Red Zone Cycling)                                    
4 Laurie Nick                                                        
Junior men 15-16

1 William Bain (Team Lousiville Bike Clicks)                         
2 Samuel Dobrozsi (Queen City Wheels)                                
Junior men 13-14

1 John Francisco (Red Zone Cycling)                                  
2 Robert Sroka (Lake Effect Racing)                                  
3 Cooper Simon (Red Zone Cycling)                                    
4 Erick Madis (One Call Now)                                         
5 Spencer Renck (Red Zone Cycling)                                   
6 John May (Red Zone Cycling)                                        
DNF Andrew McAllister (One Call Now)                                 
Junior men 10-12

1 Ian McShane (Red Zone Cycling)                                     
2 Gavin Haley (Red Zone Cycling)                                     
3 Will Mandrola (Red Zone Cycling)                                   
4 Ryan Madis (One Call Now)                                          
5 Willaim Birchwell (Queen city wheelman)                            
6 Martin Walsh (RedZone)                                             
7 Michael Gruenwald                                                  
Junior men 15-16

1 Andrew Dillman (Red Zone Rccing)                                   
2 Brian Lark (Red Zone Cycling)                                      
3 Luke Haley (Red Zone Cycling)                                      
4 Samuel Dobrozsi (Queen City Wheels)                                
Beginner women (Cat. 3, 4)

1 Nicole Borem (DRT Racing)                                          
2 Ballew Tiffany (Sorella p/b BVM Engineering)                       
3 Christine McCarthy (Jeni's Ice Cream)                              
4 Pam Loebig (BikeReg.com)                                           
5 Olivia Jaras (Bikeclicks/Team Louisville)                          
6 Teri Meek (BikeClicks/Team Louisville)                             
7 Angela Mysliwiec (Avanti)                                          
8 Michelle Morris (One Call Now)                                     
9 Leah Halloran                                                      
10 Melissa Kurzhals (Team Kenda Tire)                                
11 Alicia Dicello (Team Awesome/Jeni's Ice Cream)                    
12 Kathleen Wulfkuhle (C3-Sollay.com)                                
13 Polly Cambron (Campus Cyclery)                                    
14 Hannah Mossman (One Call Now)                                     
15 Brooke Crum (Kreitler)                                            
16 Amy Kulesza (Team Awesome/Jeni's)                                 
17 Alison Bedingfield (Team Hungry)                                  
18 April Beckner (One Call Now)                                      
19 Sadie Deckard (SnakeBite Racing)                                  
20 Jeni Roosen (Seven HIlls)                                         
21 Lauryn Campbell (Dayton Grupetto)                                 
22 Mary Craighead (Sorella Cycling / Chrysalis Racing)               
23 Jillian Kellbach                                                  
24 Nancy Henderson (Team-COBC)                                       
Intermediate men (Cat. 3, 4)

1 Jeffrey Bahnson (Secret Henry's Team / Van Dessel)                 
2 Keith Lucas (CKW Racing / Outdoor Venture)                         
3 Chris Ramsey                                                       
4 Chris Mayhew (JBV Coaching)                                        
5 Scott Wesseler (Team Jeni's Ice Cream)                             
6 Chad Salla (Alderfer Bergan)                                       
7 Tim Yuska (Get A Grip Offroad Racing)                              
8 Michael Jernigan (ProGraphics Cycling)                             
9 Jacob Virostko (BioWheels/Reece-Campbell Racing)                   
10 Mark Brown (Central Ohio Bicycle Club)                            
11 Kyle Wingler (alan north america)                                 
12 Chris Nevitt (BikeClicks/Team Louisville)                         
13 Anthony Marut (Lake Effect Racing)                                
14 Mark Rucker (Biowheels/Reece-Campbell Racing)                     
15 Andy Hague (Echalon)                                              
16 David Steiner (SnakeBiteRacing)                                   
17 Joe Hall (BikeSource)                                             
18 Brandon Groff (Team Awesome)                                      
19 Travis Neumuller (Team Cycleworks p/b HDR)                        
20 Jason Halloran (Spin/RR Donnelley)                                
21 Pete Thompson (Flying Rhino Cycling Club)                         
22 Mike Dulin (Clarksville A Team)                                   
23 Royden Kern (Commonwealth Eye Surgery)                            
24 Steven Gers (BioWheels/Reece-Campbell Racing)                     
25 Ben Bonney                                                        
26 Mason Morgan (Team Awesome/Jeni's Ice Cream)                      
27 Nate Loman (Summit Freewheelers/Rainbow Inks)                     
28 Matt Johnson (Alderfer Bergan)                                    
29 Christopher Chartier (Alderfer Bergen)                            
30 Scott Bond (Speedway Wheelman)                                    
31 Matthew Light (Alderfer Bergen)                                   
32 Mark Farmer (Ohio Orthopedic/Moro Cycling)                        
33 Bruce Pisarek (COBC-National Engineering)                         
34 Donald Parr (Team Louisville)                                     
35 David Groen (National Engineering)                                
36 Ryan Lindsay (Zephyr Wheel Sports/Cyclesport)                     
37 Layne Peters (Team Awesome)                                       
38 Cameron Jackson (RGF Solutions/panther cycling team)              
39 Evan Robinson (Pro Bikes)                                         
40 Brent Emoff (Team Hungry)                                         
41 Duane Walker (BikeClicks/Team Louisville)                         
42 Robert Thomas (Half Acre Cycling)                                 
43 Gregory Charkoudian (Pedal the Planet/CES)                        
44 Andrew Millard (ZWS/CycleSport)                                   
45 Kerry Norstrom (Team Hungry)                                      
46 Kyle Sumner (Wooden Wave)                                         
47 Allen Morris (One Call Now)                                       
48 Cody Joel (Calistoga Racing Team)                                 
49 Jeff Schoeny                                                      
50 Mark Caffyn (Flying Rhino Cycling Club)                           
51 John Riedel (ALAN North America Cyclocross Team)                  
52 John Markstein (Team Awesome / Jeni's)                            
53 Brandt Anthey (Lake Effect Racing)                                
Elite masters 35+ , 45+ (Cat.1, 2, 3, 4)

1 Will Black (Moto Velo)                                             
2 Phil Noble (Bio Wheels/Reece-Campbell Racing)                      
3 Michael McShane (Calistoga Racing Team)                            
4 Timothy Saari (Essex Brass)                                        
5 Don Cameron (Specialized Bicycles)                                 
6 Mark Kutney (Van Dessel Cycles)                                    
7 Gerry Pflug (Speedgoat/SPK/Salsa)                                  
8 Kristopher Auer (C3-Sollay.Com)                                    
9 Frederick Rose (BikeReg.com)                                       
10 Al Senft (Colavita New Mexico)                                    
11 Morgan Webb (Barbisol)                                            
12 Robert Bobrow (Calistoga Racing Team)                             
13 Marc Vettori (C3-Sollay.com)                                      
14 Brian Baker (Papa Johns Racing Team)                              
15 Keith McMahon (VanWagner/Yojimbo's)                               
16 Rob Selle (Team O2 / Cadieux BC)                                  
17 Fred Wittwer (Van Dessel Factory Team Va.)                        
18 Blaine Heppner (Bike Clicks/Team Louisville)                      
19 John Mandrola                                                     
20 Erik Fagerberg (Calistoga Racing Team)                            
21 Justin Pokrivka (Dirty Harrys)                                    
22 Rick Lyons (bike clicks-team louisville)                          
23 Timothy Beirne (Better Cycling/Calistoga)                         
24 Rudy Sroka (Lake Effect Racing)                                   
25 Michael Seaman (Specialized)                                      
26 Matt Baroli                                                       
27 Unknown                                                           
28 Richard Bilson (C3-Sollay.com)                                    
29 Dwight Wyatt (carolina fatz)                                      
30 Mark Wolowiec (Flying Rhino Cycling Club)                         
31 Charles McDaniel (Secret Henrys Team)                             
32 Joseph Brown (Flying Rhino Cycling Club)                          
33 Bill Crank (Pedal the Planet/CES)                                 
34 John May (Barbasol)                                               
35 William Marut (Lake Effect Racing)                                
36 Mike Otting (Mercyhealthplex/7hills racing)                       
37 Jeffrey Craft (Lake Effect Racing)                                
38 Joe Bellante (BioWheels/Reece-Campbell Racing)                    
39 Derek Wilford (Lake Effect Racing)                                
40 John Ehrlinger (SnakeBite Racing)                                 
41 Rob Kendall (Barbasol)                                            
42 Dan Ramsey                                                        
43 James Turner (Team IPRO)                                          
44 Andys Burns (National Engineering)                                
45 Scott Young (Tri Tech)                                            
46 Matthew Koehn (Speedway Wheelmen)                                 
47 Doug Hamilton (BioWheels Racing)                                  
48 Bill Kennedy (Clarksville Schwinn)                                
49 Don Galligar (DRT)                                                
50 Darrell Edwards (Team Louisville)                                 
51 Mitchell Beckner (One Call Now)                                   
52 Mark Strecker (BioWheels Racing)                                  
53 Mark Legg (Spike Shooter)                                         
54 John West (BikeClicks/Team Louisville)                            
55 Judd Milne (Squadra Coppi/IM Saab)                                
56 Brad Wunderlich (BikeClicks / Team Louisville)                    
Beginner Masters 35+ (Cat. 3,4)

1 Wayne Cook (mysinglespeed.com)                                     
2 Mark Fasczewski (Krystal / SCV)                                    
3 Rodney Roof (Zephyr Wheelsports)                                   
4 Steven Webster (BikeClicks.com/Team Louisville)                    
5 Glen Gardner (Walker Homes Cycling Team)                           
6 Jeff Schoeny                                                       
7 David Johnson (Maumee Valley Wheelmen)                             
8 Michael Wakeley (Blue Competition Cycles)                          
9 Dave Nissen (Queen City Wheels)                                    
10 Vincent Mysliwiec (OTB)                                           
11 Scott Spees (Walker Companies - Olympus Luxury Homes)             
12 John Downey                                                       
13 Jerry Hayes Ii (Queen City Wheels)                                
14 Thomas Mulpagano                                                  
15 Brian Bishop                                                      
16 Chris Halioris (BikeClicks / Team Louisville)                     
17 John Thomas                                                       
18 Jason McCoy (Olympus Luxury Homes)                                
19 Brian Segal (Team Louisville)                                     
20 Guy Dillon (7 Hills/Mercy Healthplex)                             
DNF William Jackson (unattached)                                     
Beginner men (Cat. 4)

1 Jordan Humble (Outdoor Chattanooga/SCV)                            
2 Cory St.Clair (Prochain)                                           
3 Gary Burkholder (SnakeBite Racing)                                 
4 Dave Mundy                                                         
5 Cameron Poole (Team Dayton)                                        
6 Tim Delgado (Team Hungry)                                          
7 Jaden Sempsrott (Cincinnati Off Road Alliance)                     
8 Corey Green (Ghisallo)                                             
9 Scott Murschel (Team Abundance)                                    
10 Matteo Bardelli (Scenic City Velo - Krystal)                      
11 Naz Hamid (Half Acre Cycling)                                     
12 Evan Clark                                                        
13 Ross Stambaugh (dayton dental cannons)                            
14 Bill Meek (BikeClicks/Team Louisville)                            
15 Josh Murphey (Bare Knuckle )                                      
16 Timothy Strege (Half Acre Cycling)                                
DNS Dave Bradley (JIFC Racing)                                       
DNF Brian Segal (Team Louisville)                                    
DNF Brian Bell