Masters crit champs decided Friday

Sep 2, 2011 by

BEND — For the first day since the 2011 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships started on Wednesday, no Oregon riders managed to bring home a gold medal. But Bend’s Kyle Wuepper came up with the best Oregon result of the day, winning the field sprint for second in the Men’s 35-39 race after winner Mike Olheiser, a mulitiple Elite criterium and time trial national champion from Alabama, soloed away with 15 laps to go.

The USAC Masters Road National Championships continue through Sunday.

Bend’s Eric Martin followed Wuepper by earning a bronze medal in the Men’s 45-49 race, while Portland’s Mindy Simmons grabbed fourth in the Women’s 35-39 contest. Steven Wright finished fifth in the Men’s 40-44 event, which saw more than 100 enties at the start.

In the Men’s 30-34 race, Stephen Bedford made it into a seven-man breakaway that established a large lead with about 20 laps remaining of the 50-lap event before taking fifth in the seven-up sprint for the championship.

The USAC Masters Road National Championships, which will crown more than 60 champions through its duration as well as a Best All-Around Rider and Best All-Around Team, continues Saturday with the first of two days of road races. Women 40-and-over, men 60-and-over and tandems will contest the Awbrey Butte course Saturday. Everyone else battles it out on the same course Sunday.

USAC Masters Road National Championships
Sept. 2


Women 35-39
4th — Mindy Simmons, Portland
6th — Heather VanValkenburg, Vancouver, WA

Men 30-34
5th — Stephen Bedford, Beaverton
9th — Andrew Boone, Bend
11th — Rocky Serna, Tucson, Ariz.
12th — Nick Skenzick, Eugene
16th — Scott Gray, Bend
19th — Carl Hoefer, Portland

Men 35-39
2nd — Kyle Wuepper, Bend
8th — Erik Bergstrom, Bend
14th — Todd Littlehales, Portland
16th — Benjamin Thompson, Bend
29th — TJ Paskewich, Bend
33rd — Rob Angelo, Bend
47th — Timothy Jones, Bend
50th — Greg Miranda, Bend
54th — Brian Marcroft, Hood River
55th — Todd Berger, Bend
57th — Chris Wright, Portland
59th — Brian Engelhard, West Linn

Men 40-44
5th — Steven Wright, Beaverton
10th — Edward Micek, Bend
12th — Jason Tavakolian, Eugene
17th — Barton Bowen, Bend
23rd — Paul Bourcier, Eugene
28th — Derek Stallings, Bend
43rd — Maikey Lopera, Eugene
45th — Robin Wessel, Tigard
53rd — Ed French, Portland
65th — Matt Williams, Bend
67th — Thomas Cody, Portland
69th — Greg VanScholten Crawford, Eugene
70th — John Grochau, Portland
73rd — Tom Ghilarducci, Portland
77th — Mitch Denham, Hillsboro
83rd — Christian Tresser, Portland
92nd — James Jorgensen, Eugene

Men 45-49
3rd — Eric Martin, Bend
11th — Bradley Gebhard, Portland
16th — David Klipper, Portland
27th — John Mitchem, Portland
29th — Tim Butler, Portland
39th — Peter Drake, Portland
74th — Matthew Lasala, Bend
85th — Steve Wursta, Bend

Men 50-54
15th — Steven Holland, Vancouver, WA
16th — Doug Perrin, Bend
20th — Doug Smith, Bend
24th — Jeff Mitchem, Portland
27th — Ivan Meadors, Hillsboro
33rd — Richard Desmond, Portland
50th — Ambrose Su, Bend

Men 55-59
30th — J Michael Manning, Portland
45th — Greg Estes, Portland
49th — James Adams, Tualatin