Nationals Bound- THANK YOU!

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Nationals are this weekend! We’ll be heading up to Grand Junction, CO for 3 days of racing. You can follow along on social media using the #collnats tag on Twitter and Facebook.

But first- we need to thank everyone who made this trip possible. 47 donors helped us raise $4,589- that’s 131% of our original goal! We couldn’t have done it without the support from:

Andrea Achilli
John Bailiff
Carolina Baldwin
Jane Berger
David Burke
David  Castro
Melanie & Kyle Colavito
Joly Dixon
Anthea Dixon Crowdes
Reg Dowdall
Richard Ellwanger
Lilian Engel
Edward Nippy Feldhake III
Amy Fitch-Heacock
Marc Fleischman
Deseray Ford
Thomas Gosnell
Steve Herzog
Ben Hobson
Chelsea Hoglund
Patrick Homer
Mark Kear
Bruce Larose
Bryan Little
Lorna Macquarrie
Chris McGehee
Natalie O’Farrell
Christopher O’Neill
Dan Orlowski
Daniel Quigley
Robin & Rob Salthouse
Kat Salthouse
Pablo Sanchez Soria
Gary Sax
Melody Sooter
Matt Stoner
Rick & Carmela Talbot
Steven Terry
Richard Truex
Richard Underwood
Lou Waugaman
Charles Weesner
Steve Wetmore
Chloe Woodruff

And several anonymous donors!

2018 Road Nationals: Roster

We’re taking an all-star crew to the 2018 collegiate road national championships in Grand Junction, CO (May 4-6, 2018). Our line up:

Kat Salthouse-Montaney
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Year: Grad
Major: MS MIS
Events: TTT, Road Race, Crit

Cara O’Neill
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Year: Freshman
Major: Biochem
Events: TTT, Road Race, Crit

Brianna Talbot
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Year: Senior
Major: Aerospace Engineering
Events: ITT/TTT, Road Race

Sydney Friedman
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Year: Senior
Major: Psychology/Math
Events: TTT, Road Race, Crit

Chloe Welch
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Year: Freshman
Major: Anthropology
Events: TTT, Road Race, Crit

Shelby Hoglund
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Year: Grad, MS
Major: SWES
Events: TTT, Road Race

Adam Bryfogle
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Year: Freshman
Major: Physiology
Events: Road race, Crit (maybe TTT)

Nikita Lindgren
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Year: Senior
Major: Economics
Events: TTT, Road Race

Joey Iuliano
Joey
Year: PhD
Major: Geography/Planning
Events: TTT, Road Race, Crit

Marcello Cesario
Marcello
Year: Sophomore
Major: Physics
Events: TTT, Road Race, Crit

2018 Recap- Part 2

 

Robbie BMX nats

What about BMX you ask? For the first time ever in team history, we sent a member to BMX nationals in West Monroe, LA! Robbie Spanyard finished 5th on Saturday but was crashed out on Sunday during the qualification rounds. He still finished 11th after two days of racing!

What about road? Well, we’re still dominating there as well. Cara O’Neill has a lock on the women’s A points race and on the men’s side Adam Bryfogle is in the lead (over 4 of his UA teammates)! Just two weekends of collegiate racing remain before we get ready for road nationals.

 

 

2018 Kick Off

Do you love bikes?

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Interested in joining one of the best collegiate cycling teams in the nation? Our spring call out is 1/11 at 5:30pm in the Architecture building (also known as CAPLA), room 103!

We’ll cover how to join, perks of joining, the spring race calendar, and more! Dues are just $40 and race fees, where we cover your entry fee and travel to collegiate races, are an additional $60.

Welcome Back!

Welcome back, Wildcats! We’re excited to get the 2017-18 school year started! Interested in joining? Come to our info meeting on Thursday, 8/24 at 5:15pm in the Presidio room of the Union!

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Nationals Recap!

They say a picture speaks a thousand words…so here are a few that sum up an incredible national championships!

Stats:
9 riders (6 men, 3 women)
1x national title (Erica Clevenger, road race)
3x 2nd place- ITT, Crit, Omnium (Erica)
2x 6th place- men’s TTT (David, Josh, Joey, Nikita), and men’s crit (David)
2x10th place- men’s ITT and crit (Josh)

3rd in the team omnium for this nationals; 5th in the nation when you include CX, MTB, Track, and BMX.

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We’re some goofy kids
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Erica during the crit

 

Josh crit
Josh in the crit

 

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David and Josh riding in the crit

 

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Erica on the podium for the crit
Erica on the top step for the road race
Erica on the top step for the road race!

 

We couldn’t have gotten there without the support of our sponsors and the donors who gave during our crowdfunding campaign! Thank you, again, for your support!

Deseray Ford
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Melanie & Kyle Colavito
jane berger
Donald Melhado
Daniel Quigley
Bob Beane
Chloe Woodruff
Marjorie Crowdes
Dorothee Harmon
anthea dixon
Linda Smith
Kerri Guehrer
Tom Fahey
Micaela Agyare
joly dixon
Leo Carrillo
James Foley
David Little
Noah Barker
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Patricio Becerra
Randy Bimestefer
Brian Wilver
Miguel Folch
 Anonymous
John Harrison
Trish Greif
Kathleen & Jon Greif
JJ Folsom
Darryl & Mary Jurkiewicz
Sam LeFebre
Melanie Beale
Patricio Becerra
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Silvio Menezes
Natalie O’Farrell
Phillip Downard
Carolina Baldwin

Welcome back Wildcats!

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Welcome back Wildcats!

We hope you had a restful summer and are ready for the new school year! Our group rides will start on 8/22/16 (see the ride page). First meeting will be on 8/25, 6pm in the Presidio room of the Union. There are NO tryouts, just team dues ($40 for the year)- all we ask is that you come to rides and events with a positive attitude and an open mind. You can make what you want from this team. If your goal is to go pro, we have the support structure to help. If you want to just do some group rides here and there, we got you there too.
Make sure to join our e-mail list and our Facebook group!

We’re also excited to announce a number of new sponsors:
-Smith Optics
-The Damion Alexander Team (part of Long Reality)
-KTM Bicycles
-SIDI
-Hair Science
Read more about these companies, and our returning sponsors, on the sponsor page!

Looking forward to seeing you on the road or trail soon!

Nationals Report

From Cherry Niel:
The University of Arizona Cycling Team just returned from 2016 Collegiate Road Nationals in Marshall, North Carolina with some of the best results our team has ever had! Our 8-person team trained for months specifically for this incredible event, and each of us put our heart into the races against the top collegiate teams in the nation.

Driving to and from Marshall was a long journey, but the team bonded over being stuck in a car together for 36 hours of traveling and also improved our Tetris-like skills when packing the trailer. With only a small trailer hauled by a Suburban, we somehow fit in 9 bikes, 28 wheels, 3 trainers, 2 work stands, and everyone’s bags. We encountered rain, humidity, and trees everywhere immediately when we arrived in Marshall – not quite the climate we are used to in Tucson!

The road race on Friday began with a rainy start for the women, but soon cleared up and UA’s Erica Clevenger placed 5th overall. The men’s race was much warmer, and Kyle Trudeau placed 15th, narrowly avoiding a gnarly crash that occurred only seconds past the finish line. On Saturday, we headed to Burnsville for the collegiate criteriums. With a steep downhill into a 150° left turn and an immediate uphill, the course was exciting to watch, but also an invitation for crashes. Both UA riders David Greif and Kyle Trudeau were involved in crashes; Kyle was issued a temporary bike from the support pit, but David’s crash unfortunately separated him too much from the main group to catch back on. Kyle finished 16th and David 21st out of a huge field of 100 men. During the women’s crit, Erica Clevenger rode her way to 17th place. At the Team Time Trial on Saturday, the women placed 9th and the men 6th. Additionally, Erica Clevenger came in 7th in the Individual Time Trial and Josh Pratt-Ferguson placed 8th.

As a relatively new competitor in cycling, it was an incredible experience just to attend collegiate nationals. When I first came to college, I would never have expected to visit so many places and race bikes with such amazing teammates. Watching my teammates score victories always reminds me that all it takes to get there is hard work, and seeing their results at nationals really reinforces that idea.

Finally, without our sponsors and contributors, this trip would never have happened. Even though we are not a varsity team, we still compete and place amongst their riders. Our sponsors give us the means to do so and without them, we could not have traveled this season (or beat ASU). Thank you to everyone who has supported us in any capacity this season!”

You can also find some photos and videos of the weekend on our Facebook page.