Mid-Semester Update

Our six-person mountain bike squad just returned from the most successful collegiate mountain bike nationals in nearly a decade! Racing took place in cool, sunny, and dry conditions in Big Bear, CA.

On the women’s side:
Shelby Hoglund placed 14th in the XC and 15th in the short track (STXC)
Lily Pepe placed 29th in the XC and 23rd in the STXC

On the men’s side:
Spencer Ciammitti finished a career-best 4th in the STXC and 9th in the XC
Grayson Hughes was 17th in the XC and 29th in STXC
Ethan Krafft was 30th in the XC and 36 in the STXC
Collin DiMattio was 43rd in the XC and 32 in the STXC

Grayson, Lily, Shelby, and Spencer took on the team relay on Sunday- a first for us at this nationals- and finished 7th. Overall, the team was 9th in the omnium across all events. With no one graduating from this group, we’re stoked to continue building our mountain bike program for 2020! We’re especially looking to build out the gravity side of the team.

In sponsorship news, we’re proud to announce our new title sponsor:

Garmin has proved the team with some of their outstanding products to help us train smarter, harder, and more efficiently. Look for our riders to be rocking some new tech soon! Fun fact: Garmin has an office here in Tucson!

Welcome back Wildcats!

Welcome back Wildcats! We’re stoked to kick off another year of riding and racing across the Southwest. If you’re a new student looking for adventure- you’ve come to the right place! Whether it be BMX, Road, MTB, CX, or Track, we have you covered. You’ll make friends that will last a lifetime and push yourself further than you ever thought possible.

Here’s how to get involved:
-Stop by Bash at the Rec on Sunday, 8/25, from 7-9 pm. We’ll have a table there, and you can learn more about the team and chat with us.
-Our first group ride is Monday, 8/26, at 6:30 am from the flagpole on the west side of Old Main
-Our first team meeting is Thursday, 8/29, at 6 pm in CAPLA (College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture) Room 302A.

We also recommend joining our e-mail and FB page- directions to do so are under the “About the Team” page.

National Champion!

Cara winning the 2019 Collegiate Road Race Championship.
Credit: Dylan Stucki

Women’s TTT: 5th
Women’s RR: 1st
Women’s crit: 2nd
Women’s individual omnium: 1st (by ONE point!)
Men’s TTT: 4th
Team omnium: 4th

What more needs to be said?

BEAR DOWN!

Nationals bound!

We knocked the fundraiser out of the park with $5,232 raised! We also closed out the regular season with numerous wins at crit regionals and wrapped up the team omnium. 10 of us (new member Alyssa Grace is joining us for the ITT and TTT) head off next weekend to Augusta, GA to bring home some titles! A big thanks to several anonymous donors (you know who you are!) as well as:

Leo Carrillo
Natalie O’Farrell
Daniel Quigley
Gary Sax
Dan Orlowski
Craig Harding
John HEALY
Deseray Ford
Alex Neuwirt
Andrew Milligan
Toetie Oberman
Cindy Beard
Alan Fischer
Sean Kneale
Dave Burnett
Thomas  Brocco
Charles Franz
Melanie Colavito
Steve Herzog
Chelsea Hoglund
Eric  Pearce
Brian Wilver
Matt Stoner
Michael McKisson
Sharon Ogan
Gregory Welch
Sherman Scurry, MD  (Orange Grove Pediatrics)
Chloe Woodruff
Mike Parrish
Bill Heob
David Castro
John C Harrison
David Bixby
Steve Wetmore
David DiMattio

You’re support made this trip possible, and for that we are incredibly grateful. We’ll keep you posted!

Gearing up for #collnats 2019!

It may be March, but collegiate road nationals in Augusta, GA is right around the corner on May 10-12! And we are STOKED! Last year saw us win the women’s team trial (Cara, Chloe, Shelby, and Kat) and Cara landed on the road race podium in 5th. We’re aiming to defend our TTT and add a few more jerseys to our collection. To do so, we’ll be bringing a killer squad:

Men’s captain: Joey Iuliano
Year: 4 yr PhD
Major: Geography and Urban Planning
Events: TTT, Road race
Adam Bryfogle
Year: Sophomore
Major: Computer Science
Events: Road race, Crit, alt. for TTT
John Noonan
Year: 2 yr PhD
Major: Planetary Sciences
Events: TTT, Road race, Crit
Wouter Zwart*
Year: 3 yr Law
Major: Law
Events: TTT, Road race, Crit
Marcello Cesario
Year: Junior
Major: CLAS
Events: TTT, Road race, Crit
Collin DiMattio*
Year: Freshman
Major: Physiology
Events: ITT, Road race, crit alternate
Women’s captain: Cara O’Neill
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biochemistry
Events: TTT, Road Race, Crit
Shelby Hoglund
Year: 1 yr PhD
Major: Soil, Water, and Environmental Science
Events: TTT, Road Race, Crit (?)
Chloe Welch
Year: Sophomore
Major: Natural Resources
Events: TTT, Road Race, Crit

*denotes rider’s first collegiate road nationals.

All photos (minus Joey, John, Collin, and Adam) from Damion Alexander

La Vuelta- 2/2 and 2/3

Our home race is next weekend, featuring a challenging road race in Oracle, AZ and a criterium in the heart of the UA’s campus. We have cash prizes provided by Oracle Ford, Oracle Land and Home, prizes from Skratch, Fair Wheel Bikes (plus cash primes!), Sabino Cycles ($$$ gift cards!), Ritchey, Radical Threads, Jimmy Johns, Oracle, Patio Cafe, Beyond Bread, UA College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture, and R-Bar!

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National Champs- Again!

Grayson Hughes, Tim Maley, Cara O’Neill, and John Noonan represented the Wildcats in Louisville, KY at the cyclocross national championships. Cara rode to a fine second place in the women’s race on Thursday and the team (Grayson, Cara, and Tim) defended the team’s relay title on Saturday. Additionally, we finished second to CSU in the team omnium (the sum of points across the women’s, men’s, and relay events) by just 1 point!

Have a safe break and we’ll see you at the first team meeting on 1/10 at 6pm in Harvill 240!

 

Welcome back Wildcats!

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We’re excited for the 2018-19 school year to start and can’t wait to meet all our new members! Want to learn more about the team? Find us at Bash at the Rec on Sunday, 8/19 on Sitton Field from 7-10 pm. Or, come to our info meeting on 8/23 at 6 pm in Harvill 240.

You can join our e-mail list by

  1. Send an email to list@list.arizona.edu from the address you want to use.
  2. In the subject line of your email, type in: subscribe uacycling Firstname Lastname  (indicate your own first name and last name).
  3. Leave the message body blank. Delete or turn off any automatic signature.
  4. After this, you will receive a message telling you whether your request was accepted or not.

We also have a FB group for UA students:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/uacycling/

Join the #1 team in the nation and be a part of something great!

National Champs!

WomensTTT

A picture speaks a thousand words! Here’s are women’s team on the top step for the team time trial!

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!