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!