Friday, July 25, 2014
Mountain Bike National Championships
Mountain Bike National Championships: What a great weekend for Team Campmor at National Championships in Macungie Pennsylvania. Racing started Friday night where Marianne and Ellen both took wins earning a National Champion Jersey and also took the 2 fastest female times on the master course. Tom rounded off his 65-69 mens podium in 5th, and Steve took 16th in the 55-59. Art was unable to race due to a sprained wrist and broken ribs, but was out in the heckle pit cheering like crazy.
Marianne had a sizable 4 minute lead on her field. The team is stoked to see her take this win, as she was injured last year and could not race. It is very well deserved! Both Marianne and Ellen raced a Pivot 429C purchased at the Campmor bike shop. Ellen said "Pivot 429C was the perfect bike for this rocky course. I almost felt like it was cheating!"
Saturdays race started off with Willy taking 16th in the very competitive 50-55 class. Later in the day Dar took 4th in the open single-speed class. The Pro races went off last in the day, and what a scene there was in the heckle pit! Crazy crowds of people, including beer, a chainsaw, a nun and the devil. East Coast spectators know how to have fun!
The team would like to thank Campmor Bike Shop for it's above and beyond support. Much happens behind the scenes in keeping bikes up to date and working in tip top condition. All this would not be possible without a supporting bike shop.
Marianne 50-54 National Champion
Ellen 55-59 National Champion
Team Campmor sharing the love!
Marianne Santangelo - 1st XC 50-54
Ellen White - 1st XC 55-59
Dar Phillips - 4th XC Single-speed open
Tom Stanowski - 5th XC 65-69
Steve Wagoner - 16th XC 55-59
James Wilbur - 16th XC 50-54
Ellen White - 10th SD 40+
Steve Wagoner - 12th SD 50+