On the road again

On the road again

School may be out, but Fort Lewis College road cyclists are still preparing for finals. This weekend, May 10-12, Skyhawks cyclists are rolling off to Augusta, Ga., for the USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals.

The Skyhawks finished third in the Rocky Mountain Collegiate standings behind CU Boulder and Colorado Mesa University (Grand Junction).

“We worked well together as a team during this season and are quite confident that we’ll see some stellar performances in Augusta,” FLC Cycling Director Dave Hagen said.

Mush-missed from this year’s Nationals road trip will FLC’s Road Coach Ian Burnett, who is expecting his first baby with wife, Allie. “He’ll probably be a father by the time we get back, we’ll try to make him proud,” Hagen said.

FLC Cycling coaches spent last week whittling the extensive pool of candidates down to 15 – no easy task. “Picking a Nationals Team out of so many deserving riders is one of the toughest parts of the job but I think we did a great job picking riders best suited to the courses and conditions,” said Hagen.

The Skyhawks mens team includes: Kaden Hopkins; Jon Anderson; Noah Schlosser; James Hilyer; Kobi Gyetvan; Nick McKey; Nik Johnson; Henry Nadell; and Andre Bos. The women Skyhawks include: Ava Hachmann; Charlotte Backus; Katja Freeburn; Kira Payer; Tristen Musselman; and Sophie Russenberger.

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