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3rd Annual CrossLogic Cyclocross Challenge
Parkville, MO, November 2, 2003
Battle on the River Banks
By Chris Locke
Fall weather finally hit the Midwest this weekend. Just in time for this now classis event. Cold damp weather didn't keep 95 of the region's best cyclo-cross racers from battling on a great course set on the banks of the Missouri River. Racers were challenged by two sand pits, some high-speed gravel trail, fun turn, chicanes and a fast technical boat ramp excursion that brought the riders down along the riverbank.
Steve Tilford showed why he is one of the nation's best cyclo-cross racers. Easily taking the Men's Elite division, Steve led from start to finish. Teammate Bill Stolte held off Micah Moran to take second. In the Women's Elite division, Catherine Walberg and Jennifer Tilley battled for the Women's title with Catherine taking the win.
Positions changed several times in the very competitive masters class. Steve Songer led early with Mark Thomas in second. Steve Songer came out on top with Dean Parker taking second place after working his way back up from a flat. This was Dean's second race of the day (he won the Masters 50+) and looks to be in good form to go for a Gold medal at Nationals next month. Darrel Bratton took the final podium spot.
The most exciting race of the day was a new event - the team relay race. Three riders each doing one lap on the fast exciting Parkville course. Team Bikes & Boards battle with Team KCOI for the entire race. In the end only 1 second separated the winners. Team KCOI narrowly edged out Team Bikes & Boards to take the win. Team X rounded out the podium.
Thank you to all the volunteers, Roger Harrison & crew, the Bikes & Boards Racing Team and all our sponsors: CrossLogic, Go Fast Energy Drinks, Peak Bars, Metro Walk & Run, Landscape Architect's Design Group, 75th Street Brewery, The Wheel Cyclery, Fenton's Bar & Grill, Santa Fe Trails, Raleigh Bikes, & ProCyclocross.com.
Images by Lyle Reynolds
Images by Gregg Riess/www.greggriess.com
Women A 1 Catherine Walberg 2 Jennifer Tilley 3 Trudi Rebsamen 4 Glenda Taylor 5 Teresa Jarzemkoski Men A 1 Steve Tilford 2 Bill Stolte 3 Micah Moran 4 Mike Koons 5 Jason Ozenberger 6 Steve Ragan 7 Bill Marshall 8 David White DNF Phil Gronniger Masters 40+ 1 Steve Songer 2 Dean Parker 3 Darrell Bratton 4 Keith Walberg 5 Mark Thomas 6 Pat Houtakker 7 Ed Williams 8 Bill Anderson 9 Mike Berning Master 50+ 1 Dean Parker 2 Jim Witt Men B 1 Mark Smelser 2 David Pitt 3 Todd Davis 4 Scott Hammack 5 Curtis Martell 6 Justin Hawkins 7 Tony Stanislav 8 Seth Smith 9 Pat Lantz 10 Walter Blesser DNF Joseph Vohland Women B/C 1 Madeline Finch 2 Stacie Tripodi Men C 1 Damian Almanza 2 Charles Jenks 3 Tony Stewart 4 Richard Paz 5 Monte May 6 John Schlesselman 7 Bob Owen 8 Brendan Sheehan 9 Mike Classen 10 Brian Robinson 11 Mike Young 12 Joe Erwin 13 Sean Jackson 14 Auben Galloway 15 Russ Pederson 16 David Matthews 17 Adam Jackson 18 Jeremy Haynes 19 James Floyd 20 Jim Whalen 21 Todd Posson First Time Women 1 Marian Smith 2 Nikki Browning First Time Men 1 Jeff Unruh 2 Kevin Henderson 3 Dan Carter 4 Darren Martin 5 Frank Quinlan 6 Andrew VanBlancom Juniors 11-14 1 Justin Matthews 2 Randy Harrison 3 Alex Edwards 4 Charlie Harrison Juniors 15-18 1 Sam Harrison Pee Wee 1 Ryan Jackson 2 Jacob Pitt 3 Amanda Floyd 4 Christopher Locke 5 Ellen Floyd 6 Carson Williams Collegiate Women 1 Kelly Cool Collegiate Men 1 Mike Koons 2 Mark Smelser 3 Scott Hammack 4 Andrew Phelps 5 Josh Coulter Team Relays 1 KCOI 2 Bikes & Boards 3 Three Stooges