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2004 Team rosters

BRI Cycling Team

CNC Sports has launched the Benaroya Research Institute Cycling Team (BRI Cycling Team) based in Seattle, Washington. This new program is title sponsored by the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason. The team will compete locally and regionally in Road Racing, Mountain Bike, Cyclocross and Triathlon competitions.

Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) is dedicated to discovering the causes and cures of autoimmune and genetic diseases. Such research benefits patients with conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, and cancer. BRI is fueled by scientific collaboration, which is a similar commitment necessary for a cycling racing team.

"This team is a culmination of sponsors and individuals creating something they can be proud of. What we have crated together will be a powerful tool in promoting cycling, health and better living." notes Russell Stevenson, team manager.

Bike racing is generally seen as an individual sport. But it is really a team effort, with each member providing support, strategy and determination to carry the eventual winner across the finish line. Many of us have seen the effort Lance Armstrong has put forth winning the Tour de France 5 years in succession. Individually he is a very gifted rider, with his team he is a champion. This is an excellent example of how "team" is defined in cycling.

This type of "team collaboration" is exactly how researchers at BRI employ a search for answers of disease and their origins. Using state-of-the-art technologies, BRI operates side-by-side with Virginia Mason Medical Center and other leading edge academic organizations. BRI applies their discoveries from the lab directly to patient treatments, offering life saving options.

Both the BRI cycling team and the BRI research team embody the highest level of dedication to their cause sharing it though community involvement and education, as well as a desire to usher the power of BRI's research to as many people as possible.

Our team of exceptional athletic ambassadors will touch the community taking both cycling and BRI's mission closer to the masses, these two teams are poised for a great year of successes!

Other contributing sponsors include Clif Bar, Starbucks Double Shot, Carte VW and Bianchi Bicycles. Follow the team and it's successes at Contact information:

Team roster

Pro, 1/2

Rusty Beall: Pro Road
Russell Stevenson: Pro Road, Semi Pro Mt, Expert Cross
Steve Crosier: Cat 1 Road, Semi Pro Mt, Expert Cross,Elite Tri
Mike Hainsworth: Cat 1 Road
Steve "Higgie" Higgins: Cat 1 Road, Full Time Cycling Coach
Chad Nikolz: Cat 1 Road, Elite Tri

Dakin Bell: Cat 2 Road
Joseph Brown: Cat 2 Road , Expert/Vet Mt, Elite Cross
Doug Davis: Cat 2 Road
Pablo Espinosa: Cat 2/Master road and Tri
Loren Hanson: Cat 2 Road, Semi Pro Mt, Elite Cross
Mark Hanson: Cat 2 Road, Semi Pro Mt, Elite Cross
Jon "JP" Perry: Cat 2 Road/Master
Joe Zauner: Cat 2/Master Road

Category 3

Erik Anderson: Cat 3 Road
Brian Babbit: Cat 3/Master Road
Robert Ballinger: Cat 3 Road,Expert Mt,Elite Cross
Ed Ewing: Cat 3/Master Road
Bob Heyer: Cat 3 Road
Andy Luhn: Cat 3/Master Road
John Maestas: Cat 3 Road
Jeff Matson: Cat 3 Road, Elite Tri
Michael Pratt: Cat 3 Road
Todd Schroeder: Cat 3/Master Road
Lance Simanek: Cat 3/Master Road
David Visintainer: Cat 3/Master Road
Steve Wagner: Cat 3 Road

2004 team rosters