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Microsoft Seattle Cyclocross Series #1

South Seatac, September 22, 2002

Sundt takes first of cross season

By Craig Undem

Jonny Sundt
Photo: © Hyun Lee
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The Microsoft Seattle Cyclocross Series opened with a BANG! yesterday as clear skies, dry dirt and a fast course greeted the NW Cyclocross community on opening day 2002. Jonny Sundt (K2) took a convincing win over power-meister Dale Knapp (Kona) and Shannon Skerrit (Trek) making the trip up from Portland. It felt like a Supercup, with a new course design providing ample viewing points of the fast and open course from a central festival area with restrooms, great announcing and lunch available! Kids age 2-11 race for free at noon, with a raffle open to everyone at 12:40 each race. (results bottom of page). Thanks to our Race Day sponsor: Honey Stinger, a natural honey based gel, try a sample at these races:

Upcoming Races
Sept. 29 South SeaTac
Oct. 13 Steilacoom
Nov. 10 Lincoln Park
Nov. 17 Federal Way
Nov. 24 North SeaTac
Nov. 30 REI Metro Cup (UCI) Steilacoom
Dec. 8 South SeaTac FINAL

(Directions and details at: groups.msn.com/Radsport/seattlemetroseries2002.msnw)

Over 250 racers toed the line and found out if their days of sweat, preparation and bike tweaking would pay off against last years rivals. There were a few suprises in the super strong REI Masters categories with much larger fields than last year, which was the norm for all categories on the strongest opening day in history for the Seattle Series. Most of the buzz was on the new course, which transformed an old friend into a fabulous world class course. New were open spectator friendly areas, faster sections with plenty of passing room, and areas with a number of technical challenges that allowed skills to shine...or not.

With the feature race at 2pm won in a runaway by Jonathan Sundt K2, it was the REI Masters races which provided the most drama on a day that introduced some new "boss men" to the top of the leader board in the very competitive Masters A and B classes. Phil Oppenheimer scored an excellent win over hard charging John Weller and David Brunning in the A race. The race started off with course designer Pat Bentson (Rad Racing) firing off the line like a cannon shot, and causing chaos behind as Todd Anderson and Big Daddy Jim Brown (Rad Racing) following in hot pursuit. Todd would retire with a bad crash and shoulder injury, and Bid Daddy had a number of mechanical problems and flat tires that forced him onto 4 different bikes changes in the pits, and pushed him back to fight for 4th overall. Notable newcomer to the Fastest Masters was 5th place Dana Parnello (Novara/REI).

The REI Masters B's had a full field of 30 "Go-ers" with Tom Phillips taking first place over newcomer Andy Dahlstrom. Andy was a fixture on the NW racing scene in the 80's and 90's until his teaching brought the family to Vermont for the past 3 years. Word on the street is that Andy had been doing some high level cross training that may make him a threat further up the latter by the end of the season... I'll let him give you the details. Kevin Reinkensmeyer from Tacoma finished 3rd in the Master B's. Great race.

The Killer B Men's field saw another Broadmark rider (Sundt races in the Broadmark colors on the road) go away, and stay away from the gun, as John Kettman ran away from Matt Hayes and A. Dickson, with Mark Howlett in hot pursuit. The beginning men also had a runaway winner with Husky racer Jimmy Lingwood taking a very decisive victory over Shawn McDonald and Matt Simms. The single speed category was won in a big way by Jesse Carbaugh, followed by Adam Van Dyke and Paul Priest. Troy Coleman took the first collegiate category flying the Husky Colors.

Junior's had 4 categories, which started with the little REI kids age 2-11 racing around the cinder oval and providing fantastic fun for everyone with little Redline outfits, training wheels, and the winner sporting a UCI legal Pink Basket! The Dahlstrom family had 2 racers in the top 4, with their daughter winning with the pink basket. Thanks to all the Mom's and Dad's and the ASC/Genisoy team for putting on the best half time entertainment in cycling.

The fastest kids under 18years old, the junior A's, was won in a split decision by the duo of Rad Racers Collin Carbaugh and Devin Anderson. These two worked in a team time trial format and never were more than 2 feet from each other all the way to the finish. Morgan Schmitt from Roslyn was a strong 3rd. Junior B's was won by Dan Nyens, followed by Aaron Renner and Jon Jennerjahn. The junior C's, which is the first age where kids do a lap of the BIG BOY course, was won by mystery rider #98, followed by Brendon Anderson and Travis Gutherie.

The women's race saw a slightly larger field as the number of new women continues to climb through the beginning and Women's B categories. Jeanette Nussbaum (Kona/Kenwood) rode a strong and dominant race, leaving it a race for 2nd place. Jossie Begg's was riding strong until a flat tire forced her to lose time, and get passed by Kristi Berg in the bike-pit area. Jossie fought back, and eventually passed her, and the always strong Wanda Howlett also found renewed strength and caught Kristi after she overcooked herself a bit trying to stay ahead of Jossie. The Masters Women was won by Nicola Mann.

The beginning Women and Women B's fields continue to grow as more and more women are finding the joys of cross. Anne Spaete from Yakima won the Beginning women's race, followed by Robyn Embry and Diane Conway, fresh from her beginning cross clinic the week prior. In the Women's B's race, Jodi Hess moved up from beginners to take the intermediate field over Sarah Bender from Everett and Kim Birgh-Pitkanen on team Subway.

Thanks to all the racers/ family/ friends and supporters who show up and make this a great fall pastime. The officials, registration folks, concessions, Dave and the awesome Red Trailer, Pat Bentson course designer and everyone who pitched in and helped us clean up, set up and tear down, you make racing great.

Thankyou to our sponsors: Microsoft, REI, Honeystinger, TiCycles, Redline, Gregg's Greenlake Cyclery, Time, Bikefit, Parkland Bicycles

Next race in the Microsoft Seattle Cyclocross Series is this Sunday at South SeaTac. Organized public practices at Highpoint and Marymoor park begin Wednesday evenings in October and November at 6:15pm. Check out www.marymoorvelodrome.org for details and directions.


Images by Hyun Lee


Cross A
1 Jonny Sundt (K2/Bellevue)                      26 pts
2 Dale Knapp (Kona/Tacoma)                       20
3 Shannonn Skerrit (Trek/Porland)                16
4 Eric Tonkin (Kona/Portland)                    15
5 Jonathan Meyers (S&M/Portland)                 14
6 Rich McClung (Broadmark/Kirkland)              13
7 Matt Hill (TiCycles/Seattle)                   12
8 Eric Atwood                                    11
9 Tucker Thomas (RadRacing/Olympia)              10
10 Steve Williams                                 9
11 Matthew Slavin (Bellingham)                    8
12 David Fleishchhauer                            7
13 Rob Campbell (RadRacing/Olympia)               6
14 Dale Plant (Kona/Bellingham)                   5
15 Ryan Iddings (RadRacing/Covington)             4
16 John Flack (Olympia)                           3
17 Chad Berg (Marysville)                         2
18 Aric Rist (Portland)                           1
19 Tom Peterson
20 Alex Andel (Seattle)
21 Mike Wenz (RadRacing)
22 Stephen Howard (RadRacing)
23 Derik Archibald
24 Lonny Knabe
25 Nick Adsero
26 Patrick Love
27 Skip Cooper
28 Seth Davis (Broadmark)
29 David Mathews
Cross B
1 John Kettman (Broadmark/Snoqualmie)            26 pts
2 Matt Hayes (Bremerton)                         20
3 A Dickson                                      16
4 Mark Howlett                                   15
5 Greg Carmickael                                14
6 Tim Berres (Broadmark/Seattle)                 13
7 John Greengo                                   12
8 Matt Cary                                      11
9 Kevin Clisham (Seattle)                        10
10 Marcus Beaudreau (Seattle)                     9
11 Chris Johns (Tumwater)                         8
12 Brian Carver (Bellevue)                        7
13 Jeff Co0persmith (Bellevue)                    6
14 Jeff Moran                                     5
15 Brad Oppedal                                   4
16 Paul Michael Scanlon                           3
1 Troy Coleman (Huskies/Seattle)                 26 pts
2 August Wheeler (Huskies/Seattle)               20
Women A
1 Jeannette Nussbaum (Kona/Seattle)              26 pts
2 Josie Beggs (Seattle)                          20
3 Wanda Howlett (Kent)                           16
4 Kristie Berg (Marysville)                      15
5 Rhonda Mazza (Portland)                        14
6 Kathy Smith                                    13
Women B
1 Jodi Hess                                      26 pts
2 Sarah Bender (Everett)                         20
3 Kim Birgh-Pitkanen (Lakebay WA)                16
4 Jadine Riley                                   15
5 Joyce Lagow (Seattle)                          14
6 Paula Schmitz (Edgewood, WA)                   13
Master Women
1 Nicola Mann                                    26 pts
Master A
1 Phil Oppenhemier                               26 pts
2 John Weller (Seattle)                          20
3 David Brunning (Seattle)                       16
4 Jim Brown (RadRacing/Olympia)                  15
5 Dana Parnello (REI-Novara/Kent)                14
6 Pat Bentson (RadRacing/Seattle)                13
7 Paul Bozich                                    12
8 Randy Iddings (RadRacing/Covington)            11
9 Scott Wittmer                                  10
10 Pat Weiler (REI-NovaraMaple Valley)            9
11 Mile Jancola                                   8
12 Tim Ellis (Puyallup)                           7
13 Dave Pearson                                   6
14 Glen Conley                                    5
15 Stephen Toedter                                4
16 Ed Arthur                                      3
17 Derek Shiers                                   2
18 Ron Snyder (East Wenatchee)                    1
19 Todd Gallaher (Seattle)
20 Timothy Mason
21 Rick Knowles (Bonney Lake)
22 David Nenbeck
23 Dan Levine (REI-Novara)
24 Dave Hull (Oldtown)
25 Robert Dunn-Ballinger (Recycled Cycles)
Master B
1 Tom Phillips (Seattle)                         26 pts
2 Andy Dahlstrom (GS Flash/Seattle)              20
3 Kevin Reinkensmeyer (Tacoma)                   16
4 Mark Landsaat (Seattle)                        15
5 David Sullivan                                 14
6 Lance McClure                                  13
7 Nicholas Rhodes (Issaquah)                     12
8 Terry Buchanan (Broadmark/Seattle)             11
9 Brian Wentz (RadRacing/Olympia)                10
10 Brian Kennan                                   9
11 Justin Bannerman                               8
12 Jiri Rabas (Federal Way)                       7
13 Aaron Turner (Seattle)                         6
14 Ron Funston (Kent)                             5
15 Rick Heckenliable                              4
16 Don Tyler                                      3
17 David Graves                                   2
18 Gregory Worl                                   1
19 Patrick Guthrie (McKenna)
20 Alan Perkins
21 Mark Lambie
22 Edward Lemka Jr
23 F. McGrody
24 Dave Stanton
25 Hyun Lee
26 Fabien Pichaerd
Single Speed
1 Jesse Carbaugh (Sumner)                        26 pts
2 Adam VanDyke (Sulton)                          20
3 Paul Priest (Seattle)                          16
4 Kevin Beshlian (Seattle)                       15
Junior A
1 Collin Carbaugh (RadRacing)                    26 pts
2 Devin Anderson (RadRacing)                     20
3 Morgan Schmitt (Roslyn)                        16
4 Will Freeman (RadRacing)                       15
5 David Volkert                                  14
6 Tristan Skolrud (Yakima)                       13
7 Walker Duvall (RadRacing)                      12
8 Aaron Nickinson                                11
9 AaronRenner                                    10
10 Adam Southerland (Kent)                        9
11 Toshua Hanson                                  8
12 Severin Skolrud (Yakima)                       7
13 Keith Robinson (Normandy Park)                 6
Junior B
1 Dan Nyens                                      26 pts
2 Aaron Renner                                   20
3 Jonathan Jennerjahn                            16
4 Nathan Bannerman                               15
5 Jeremy Soltow (Seattle)                        14
6 Luciano Worl                                   13
7 Grady Weiler (Maple Valley)                    12
8 Tela Crane                                     11
9 Grant Boursaw (Stanwood)                       10
10 Jonathan Skeehan (Tacoma)                      9
11 Grady Nace                                     8
12 Steven Skeehan (Tacoma)                        7
13 Noah Buckly (RadRacing)                        6
14 Spencer Mahon (ASC-Genisoy)                    5
Junior C
1 #98
2 Brendon Anderson
3 Travis Guthrie
4 Bryan Gravar
5 Marcus Tunson
6 Mickey Cushing
7 Brittany Wentz
8 Garrett Stuart
9 Cole Cutright
10 Peter Weiler
11 Kyle Howlett
12 Kesha Wright
13 Stas Wright
14 Garrett Anderson
15 Kristan Smith
Beginning Men
1 Jimmy Lingwood (Huskies/Normandy Park)         26 pts
2 Shawn McDonald (Bend OR)                       20
3 Natt Simas                                     16
4 Alan Wiley                                     15
5 Brian Vickers                                  14
6 Ken Emery                                      13
7 Tom Frank                                      12
8 Jesse Welcome                                  11
9 T Evnas                                        10
10 TJ Foker                                       9
11 F Donald Duval                                 8
12 Kevin Beshlian                                 7
13 Brady Fox                                      6
14 Brian Volkert                                  5
15 CA Wenschhof                                   4
16 Sam Brenner (Seattle)                          3
17 Greg Valentin (Seattle)                        2
18 Keith King                                     1
19 John Steilwagger
20 #303?
21 Craig Smith
22 Ben Arstad
23 Steven Skeehan
24 Darren Jung
Beginning Women
1 Anne Spaete (Yakima)                           26 pts
2 Robyn Embry                                    20
3 Diane Conway                                   16
4 Dannielle Crandall (Seattle)                   15
5 Julie Stevens (Snoqualmie)                     14
6 Lisa Miller (Seattle)                          13
7 Cindy Cadwohry                                 12
8 Virginia Coffman (Seattle)                     11


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