Reeb, Brown win at GPMC Ninkrossi

Oct 15, 2011 by

Brigette Brown took her first GPMC series win Saturday at Ninkrossi in Washougal. ┬ęPat Malach/FILE PHOTO

WASHOUGAL, Wash. — Donald Reeb kept his win streak alive in the Grand Prix Molly Cameron by taking his third straight victory Saturday afternoon in Washougal. Reeb started the series with a third-place finish at David Douglas and has since piled up wins at Hood River, Heiser Farms and Ninkrossi for a commanding overall lead in the men’s Cat A competition.

Reeb covered nine laps of the climbers course situated on 235 open acres of the Washougal Motocross Park. Buy Local Cycling’s Ross Brody, who started the day sixth overall in the GPMC, grabbed second behind Reeb. Fifteen-year-old Junior William Barta (Byrds) of Boise finished an impressive third in front of Ian Leitheiser (Moots/Cyclepath) and Alex Wentz (Team Oregon/Laurelwood Brewing). Brett Luelling (Portland Bicycle Studio), who went into the race second overall, DNF’d after one lap.

Brown wins women’s race, Morin adds to overall lead

Women’s series leader Rhonda Morin (Sorella Forte) added to her overall GPMC lead with a second-place finish Saturday behind River City Bicycles’ Brigette Brown, who came into the race ninth overall, 32 points behind the leader. Morin’s rival for the overall, Upper Echelon Fitness rider Alexandra Burton, finished just behind Morin in third, followed by her Upper Echelon teammate Susan Peithman. Karen Oppenheimer finished fifth.

The Grand Prix Molly Cameron continues with the Het Meer CX Race on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Vancouver Lake Park.

RESULTS
GPMC #4 Ninkrossi
Oct. 15

Elite Women
1. Brigette Brown (River City Bicycles) 8
2. Rhonda Morin (Sorella Forte) 8
3. Alexandra Burton (Upper Echelon Fitness) 8
4. Susan Peithman (Upper Echelon Fitness) 8
5. Karen Oppenheimer 7

Elite Men
1. Donald Reeb (cyclocrossracing.com) 9
2. Ross Brody (Buy Local Cycling) 9
3. William Barta (BYRDS) 9
4. Ian Leitheiser (Moots/Cyclepath) 9
5. Alex Wentz (Team Oregon/Laurelwood Brewing) 9

Junior Men
1. Cameron Beard (Bend Endurance Academy) 6
2. Dawson Stallings (Bend Endurance Academy) 6
3. Michael Hocking (BYRDS) 13 6
4. Sam Rosenberg (Hutch’s-Eugene) 6
5. Tanner Ramey 6

Junior Women
1. Janessa Wilson (Camas Bike and Sport) 4

Complete OBRA results are HERE.