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Twenty-Six National Titles Awarded at the 2022 USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships

By: Janae Toone  October 24, 2022

Frederick, Md. - It was a crisp, fall day in the backwoods of beautiful Maryland, where the 2022 USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships were contested, awarding 26 National Titles.

At the front of the race, the elite men were finishing sub 4 hours with Luke Vrouwenvelder (Charlottesville, Va.; Giant Factory Off-Road) taking the win by 3-minutes over teammate and regining National Champion Stephan Davoust (Durango, Colo.; Giant Factory Off-Road). On the Women’s side, Tokyo 2020 Mountain Bike Olympian Erin Huck(Boulder, Colo.; Scott-Shimano-Arnicare) took home the well-earned gold, beating second place by five minutes. Huck has not been racing much since her Olympic appearance and after her pregnancy. The community was excited to see her back on the starting line at the XC Mountain Bike National Championships close to home in Colorado this summer, as well as the Pikes Peak APEX stage race. With things shaping up towards the end of the season, she decided to make the trek to the east coast. She not only got back on the starting line, but won the Marathon Mountain Bike National Title.

Twenty-four other national champions climbed atop the podium on Sunday, including Owen Cole (Chapel Hill, N.C.; First Flight Devo) in Men’s Junior 17-18, Ellie Krafft (Prescott Valley, Ariz.; Bear National Team) in the Women’s Junior 17-18, Isabella Hyser (Huntsville, Ala.; Dirt Camp Racing) in the Women’s Senior 19-29, Ian Schwing (Catonsville, Md.; Flow Formulas) in the Men’s Senior 19-29, Julia Thumel (Severna Park, Md.; Bigfoot Endurance/Patapsco Bikes) in the Women’s Master 30-34, Miles Juneau (Colorado Springs, Colo.; COS Racing) in the Men’s Master 30-34, Amy Talbot

(Gainesville, Fla.; Talbot Racing/Endura) in the Women’s Master 35-39, Nick Mackie (West Palm Beach, Fla.; Specialized) in the Men’s Master 35-39, Alexandra Campbell-Forte (Frederick, Md.; Dirty Kitten Racing p/b Champion-System) in the Women’s Master 40-44, Spencer Johnson (Riverton, Utah; Johnson Elite Orthodontics) in the Men’s Master 40-44, Trish Thomas (Durango, Colo.; 2nd Ave Sports/Stans Cycling Team) in the Women’s Master 45-49, Christopher Beck (Phoenix, Md.; Bike Doctor Racing) in the Men’s Master 45-49, Julie Robertson Zivin (Seattle, Wash.; PNW Colavita Factor) in the Women’s Master 50-54, Gregg Galletta (Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.) in the Men’s Master 50-54, Elizabeth Sheldon (Washington, D.C.; CXHAIRS Devo/Trek Bikes) in the Women’s Master 55-59, Victor Sheldon (Vista, Calif.; Specialized/Baghouse/Hammer/Shimano/Fox) in the Men’s Master 55-59, Gunnar Shogren (Morgantown, W. Va.; Pathfinder Factory Racing p/b Green Angels) in the Men’s Master 60-64, Beverly Enslow (Metamora; Ill.; Team Hammer Nutrition/Little Ade’s Bicycles) in the Women’s Master 65-69, Randy Kerr (Gadsden, Ala.; Gadsden Outfitters) in the Men's Master 65-69, Kevin Weitz (Lincoln, Calif.; Victory Velo Racing) in the Men’s Master 70-74, Nancy Waddell (New Castle, Del.) in the Women’s Master 70-74, George Delgado (Woodstock, Md.) in the Men’s Master 75-79, Mason Hopkins (Henrico, Va.; Design Physics Racing) in the Women’s Singlespeed, and Justin Holle (Aurora, Colo.; No Ride Around) in the Men’s Singlespeed.

Full results from Sunday’s event can be found here. Photo galleries from the event can be seen on the USA Cycling Facebook page here. For more information, please proceed to the event website.

Photos By: Weldon Weaver