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Trebon takes USGP final; Tim Johnson and Katarina Nash win the series

By Matt Karre

2008 USGP Finals, Portland, Day 2: Katarina Nash (Luna) never relinquished her lead.

2008 USGP Finals, Portland, Day 2: Katarina Nash (Luna) never relinquished her lead.

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Thankfully, the apocalypse was called off on Sunday as heavy rains returned to Portland and along with it some serious slop. What was Saturday an obvious motocross course transformed quickly into deep, goopy swamp.

2008 USGP Final, Portland, Day 2: Trebon stormed away in the mud.

2008 USGP Final, Portland, Day 2: Trebon stormed away in the mud.

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The junior men saw the worst of the weather with heavy rain and cooler temperatures. As soon as the elite women were called up, the rain machine paused and racers had to contend with the leftovers.

Katarina Nash (Luna) scored back to back wins and took the USGP series overall.

Ryan Trebon (Kona) put on a cyclocross clinic with powerful mud riding to take the victory nearly a minute ahead of Todd Wells (GT). Tim Johnson (Cyclocrossworld.com-Cannondale) rounded out the podium and clinched the series win.

Nash a natural

2008 USGP Finals, Portland, Day 2: Georgia Gould (Luna) chased Nash hard but couldn’t close the gap.

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Almost a carbon copy of Saturday’s womens race start, an elite group formed just after the first run up. Wendy Simms (Kona) and Sue Butler (Monavie-Cannondale) grabbed the hole shot followed closely by teammates Nash and Georgia Gould, and Rachel Lloyd (California Giant Berry).

Less than half a lap later, Lloyd was dangling and Nash applied the pressure. When the leaders passed through the finish area the first time, the top four were all but secured. Nash had opened a gap on Gould while Simms and Butler were right behind.

Nash and Gould created substantial gaps on the rest with Nash holding strong 10 seconds over Gould.

“Today was much more challenging and I focused on picking good lines and trying to pin it
all day,” commented Nash. “It was best to be up front to ride your own race.”

2008 USGP Finals, Portland, Day 2: Ryan Trebon (Kona) splashed through in pursuit of Johnson.

2008 USGP Finals, Portland, Day 2: Ryan Trebon (Kona) splashed through in pursuit of Johnson.

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With two laps remaining, Nash enjoyed a 15-second lead and was over a minute ahead of fourth place. Butler edged closer to Gould while Lloyd found her way to Simms. In the final pass through the swamp, Lloyd passed and dropped Simms and Nash maintained her lead over Gould, who was clearly digging very deep to close the gap.

Butler claimed the SRAM most aggressive rider award in addition to her first podium appearance. “I Love racing at home and wanted to get on the podium all season,” said Butler. “Today was my day.”

Nash took the series jersey from Gould after a virtual tie going into the day.

“We raced each other all day, I was chasing as hard as I could,” Gould said. “Today was less tactical and more about speed and a little luck. The less you could let little mistakes bother you, the
better.”

Trebon teaches a lesson

In the men’s, Johnson and teammate Jeremy Powers, Trebon, Todd Wells (GT) and Troy Wells (Clif Bar) inched away from the field during the first spin through the chicane.

Dangling closely was U23 racer Nicholas Wayhall then Andy Jacques-Maynes. Before exiting the pit onto the tarmac, Trebon, Todd Wells, Johnson and Powers developed a rapidly growing lead.

During the middle laps, Trebon was obviously on form, leading each lap and creating a big gap on the straight away. “We were just riding around in the mud,” Trebon said wryly. “I was cold the first few laps. It took me a while to warm up.” When he did warm up there was no looking back.

He put in a big attack in the woods dropping Wells and hurting Johnson. Wells tried to follow but couldn’t get the wheel.

2008 USGP Finals, Portland, Day 2: Katarina Nash (Luna) feeling refreshed after her clean up and excited about winning the race.

2008 USGP Finals, Portland, Day 2: Katarina Nash (Luna) feeling refreshed after her clean up and excited about winning the race.

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With three laps to go, Trebon had 20 seconds on Wells and a further five on Johnson. Powers was able to lose Troy Wells when he washed out spectacularly in a corner.

Coming into the final stretch of the two mile course all alone, Trebon crossed the finish to huge applause. His win moved him into second overall in the USGP series. Wells rolled in a few seconds
ahead of Johnson.

Looking to nationals

2008 USGP Finals, Portland, Day 2: Todd Wells (GT) gapped and rode away from everyone except Trebon.

2008 USGP Finals, Portland, Day 2: Todd Wells (GT) gapped and rode away from everyone except Trebon.

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“I need to have the race of my season next week if I want to defend at Nationals,” Johnson admitted. “We have a lot of fighting on our hands.”

Todd Wells was disappointed to lose the USGP lead he carried into the weekend. “I was hopping to keep the jersey coming into today but I had a bad day yesterday,” he said. “Nationals is still the big
goal.”

Race Notes
Junior Zack McDonald won his fourth consecutive USGP event followed by Gavin Mannion in an exciting battle. Erick Emsky was third. McDonald claimed the series overall.

Mannion and McDonald stuck together for nearly all the race until Mannion had a flat front tire and needed a bike change. McDonald soloed to the win. This race and USGP series will help determine who goes to the World Championships in January.

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Results

Men’s Results: | (Women’s Results) | (USGP Final standings – women ) | (USGP Final standings – elite men) | (USGP Final standings – U23 men) | (USGP Final standings – Jr. 17-18 Men) | (USGP Final standings – 35+ men)


1. Ryan Trebon (USA) Kona in 1:03:07
2. Todd Wells (USA) Team Gt in 1:03:38
3. Timothy Johnson (USA) Cyclocrossworld Cannondale in 1:03:48
4. Jeremy Powers (USA) Cyclocrossworld Cannondale in 1:05:22
5. Troy Wells (USA) Team Clif Bar in 1:06:21
6. Barry Wicks (USA) Kona in 1:06:29
7. Andy Jacques-maynes (USA) California Giant Berry Farms/specialized in 1:06:49
8. Nicholas Weighall (USA) Rad Racing/hagens Berman in 1:07:15
9. Daniel Summerhill (USA) Team Clif Bar in 1:08:08
10. Dan Timmerman (USA) Reynolds/swan Cycles in 1:08:39
11. Chance Noble (USA) California Giant in 1:08:53
12. Chris Sheppard (CAN) Santa Cruz/giro/easton/ in 1:09:04
13. Carl Decker (USA) Giant in 1:09:16
14. Adam Mcgrath (USA) Vandessel in 1:09:22
15. Solomon Woras (USA) Vanilla in 1:09:47
16. Joachim Parbo (DEN) Ccv Leopard Cycles in 1:09:59
17. Shannon Skerritt (USA) Vanilla Bicycles in 1:10:22
18. Kevin Hulick (USA) Vanilla Bicycles in 1:10:22
19. Gian Dalle Angelini (USA) Team Redline in 1:10:47
20. Justin Robinson (USA) California Giant Berry Farms/specialized in 1:10:47
21. Molly Cameron (USA) Vanilla Bicycles! in 1:10:50
22. Brett Luelling (USA) Capitol Subaru Cycling in 1:11:18
23. Bjorn Selander (USA) Ridley Factory Team in 1:11:19
24. Mitchell Peterson (USA) Monavie-Cannondale.com in 1:11:39
25. Kevin Bradford-parish (USA) Redline Bikes in 1:11:50
26. Spencer Paxson (USA) Team S&m/kona in 1:11:50
27. Sean Babcock (USA) Team S&M in 1:11:55
28. Drew Mckenzie (CAN) Straight Up Cycles/argon18 in 1:12:42
29. Jeremy Ferguson (USA) California Giant Berry Farms/specialized in 1:12:42
30. Russell Stevenson (USA) Redline Bikes in -1Lp
31. Steve Fisher (USA) Rad Racing Nw in -1Lp
32. Jason Sager (USA) Monavie/cannondale in -1Lp
33. Dave Hackworthy (USA) Ridley Factory Team in -2Lps
34. Kristopher Holden (USA) Vertical Earth/rotor in -2Lps
35. Ben Popper (USA) Hrs / Rock Lobster in -2Lps
36. Joseph Brenner (USA) Eschelon Elite in -2Lps
37. Ryan Iddings (USA) Lapierre Usa in -2Lps
38. Christopher Parrish (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling in -2Lps
39. Justin Finn (USA) Spooky Bikes in -2Lps
40. Joshua Berry (USA) Team Bode in -3Lps
41. Andrew Llewellyn (USA) Calistoga Racing Team in -3Lps
42. Mitchell Hoke (USA) Clif Bar Development Cross Team in -3Lps
43. Nathan Bannerman (USA) Bicycle Centres – Collision 1 in -3Lps
44. Steven Hunter (USA) Veloshop in -3Lps
45. David Yeater (USA) River City Bicycles in -3Lps
46. Evan Plews (USA) Capitol Subaru Cycling/scottusa in -3Lps
47. Scott Carlile (USA) Tai Cycling/hammer Nutrition in -3Lps
48. Benjamin Dodge (USA) Sugarcrm in -4Lps
. Jesse Anthony (USA) Team Jamis Bikes in DNF
. Matt Shriver (USA) Uci Ct: The Jittery Joes Pro Cycling Team in DNF
. Christopher Jones (USA) Sonic/louis Garneau/ Jittery Joes in DNF
. Erik Tonkin (USA) Kona in DNF
. Braden Kappius (USA) Clif Bar Development Cross Team in DNF
. Alex Howes (USA) Clif Bar Development Cross Team in DNS
. Colin Cares (USA) Clif Bar Development Cross Team in DNS
. Conor Mullervy (USA) Clif Bar Development Cross Team in DNS
. Kevin Mullervy (USA) Clif Bar Development Cross Team in DNS
. John Flack (USA) Valley Athletic Club in DNS
. Mark Blackwelder (USA) in DNS
. Zachary Daab (USA) Hup United in DNS
. Benjamin Thompson (USA) Sunnyside-Cannondale in DNS
. Ryan Weaver (USA) River City Bikes in DNS


Women’s Results: | (Men’s Results)

11. Katerina Nash (CZE) Luna Women’s Mtb Team in 00:43:50
2. Georgia Gould (USA) Luna in 00:43:58
3. Susan Butler (USA) Monaviecannondale.com in 00:45:08
4. Rachel Lloyd (USA) California Giant Berry Farms in 00:45:56
5. Wendy Simms (CAN) Kona in 00:46:12
6. Kelli Emmett (USA) Giant Bicycles in 00:46:50
7. Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Mm Racing P/b Seven Cycles in 00:46:58
8. Amy Dombroski (USA) Webcor/alto Velo in 00:47:32
9. Meredith Miller (USA) California Giant Berry Farms in 00:48:10
10. Josie Jacques-maynes Beggs (USA) California Giant Berry Farms/specialized in 00:48:40
11. Wendy Williams (USA) River City Bicycle Team in 00:48:54
12. Emily Van Meter (USA) River City Bicycle Team in 00:49:08
13. Pepper Harlton (CAN) Juventus Cycling Club in 00:49:11
14. Rhonda Mazza (USA) Team S&m/sellwood Cycle Repair in 00:49:47
15. Barbara Howe (USA) Velo Bella in 00:50:51
16. Kristi Berg (USA) Redline Bicycles in 00:51:23
17. Coryn Rivera (USA) Kahala Lagrange in 00:51:25
18. Jadine Riley (GBR) Team Group Health in 00:52:06
19. Joele Guynup (USA) Island Racing Club P/b Robert Cameron Law in 00:52:35
20. Kari Studley (USA) Velo Bella – Kona in 00:54:00
21. Shannon Gibson (USA) Velo Bella – Kona in 00:54:19
22. Maria Stewart (USA) Velo Bella – Kona in 00:55:46
23. Marne Smiley (USA) in -1Lp
24. Shannon Holden (USA) Velo Bello in -1Lp
25. Joanna Mensher (USA) Gentle Lovers in -1Lp
26. Lianna Miller (USA) Spike in -2Lps
27. Angela Mysliwiec (USA) Avanti/ti Cycles Racing Team in -2Lps
. Alice Pennington (USA) in DNF
. Dawn Anderson (CAN) Oak Bay Bikes/everti in DNS
. Sarah Kerlin (USA) Velo Bella – Kona in DNS
. Jennifer Gaertner (USA) Team Bobs-Bicycles.com in DNS
. Heather Gundersen (USA) Veloshop in DNS


USGP Series overall – Women

1 Katerina Nash 230 points
2 Georgia Gould 230 points
3 Rachel Lloyd 172 points
4 Sue Butler 141 points
5 Maureen Bruno Roy 120 points
6 Wendy Simms 108 points
7 Deirdre Winfield 86 points
8 Amy Dombrowski 78 points
9 Natasha Elliott 74 points
10 Laura Van Guilder 73 points
11 Meredith Miller 72 points
12 Josie Jacques-Maynes 58 points
13 Kristen Wentworth 30 points
14 Devon Haskell 28 points
15 Kelli Emmett 23 points
16 Rebecca Wellons 22 points
17 Rhonda Mazza 19 points
18 Anna Young 18 points
19 Sarah Kerlin 15 points
20 Barb Howe 15 points
21 Anne Schwartz 12 points
22 Pepper Harlton 12 points
23 Sally Annis 11 points
24 Kristi Berg 11 points
25 Wendy Williams 10 points
26 Shannon Gibson 9 points
27 Emily Van Meter 9 points
28 Kathy Sherwin 8 points
29 Melanie Swartz 8 points
30 Amy Wallace 8 points
31 Kari Studley 6 points
32 Jadine Riley 6 points
33 Anna Milkowski 5 points
34 Nikki Theimann 5 points
35 Maria Stewart 5 points
36 Coryn Rivera 4 points
37 Kaitlin Antonneau 3 points
38 Heidi von Teitenberg 3 points
39 Alice Pennington 2 points
40 Joele Guynup 2 points
41 Arley Kemmerer 1 points
42 Robin Williams 1 points


USGP Series overall – Men

1 Tim Johnson 207 points
2 Ryan Trebon 191 points
3 Todd Wells 186 points
4 Jeremy Powers 172 points
5 Jessie Anthony 136 points
6 Troy Wells 133 points
7 Barry Wicks 94 points
8 Andy Jacques-Maynes 92 points
9 James Driscoll 90 points
10 Matt Shriver 80 points
11 Nick Weighall 69 points
12 Danny Summerhill 49 points
13 Mark Lalonde 41 points
14 Christopher Jones 40 points
15 Chris Sheppard 32 points
16 Dan Timmerman 32 points
17 Brian Matter 19 points
18 Davide Frattini 19 points
19 Derrick St. John 16 points
20 Adam McGrath 14 points
21 Joe Thompson 13 points
22 Nick Keogh 13 points
23 Carl Decker 12 points
24 Justin Lindine 10 points
25 Joachim Parbo 10 points
26 Chance Noble 10 points
27 Matt White 8 points
28 Bjorn Selander 8 points
29 Jesse LaLonde 7 points
30 Ben Raby 7 points
31 Erik Tonkin 7 points
32 Molly Cameron 6 points
33 Solomon Waras 6 points
34 Will Dugan 5 points
35 Braden Kapius 4 points
36 Steve Tilford 4 points
37 Justin Spinellii 4 points
38 Shannon Skerritt 4 points
39 Nathanial Wyatt 3 points
40 Mitchell Peterson 3 points
41 Weston Schempf 3 points
42 Justin Robinson 3 points
43 Kevin Hulick 3 points
44 Aaron Schooler 2 points
45 Giancarlo Dalle 2 points
46 Spencer Paxson 1 points


USGP Series overall – U23 Men

1 Nicholas Weighall 190 points
2 Danny Summerhill 164 points
3 Adam McGrath 150 points
4 Mitchell Peterson 147 points
5 Braden Kappius 118 points
6 Bjorn Selander 111 points
7 Chance Noble 109 points
8 Nicholas Keogh 105 points
9 William Dugan 104 points
10 Jeremy Ferguson 75 points
11 Dave Hackworthy 69 points
12 Andrew Llewellyn 59 points
13 Kip Spaude 47 points
14 Joseph Schmaulz 40 points
15 Steve Fisher 40 points
16 Giancarlo Dalle 34 points
17 Nathan Bannerman 33 points
18 Colin Cares 30 points
19 Mitch Hoke 30 points
20 Travis Livermon 22 points
21 Joshua Berry 17 points
22 Patrick Bradley 14 points
23 Alex Howes 12 points
24 Eric Thompson 12 points
25 Daniel Estevez 10 points
26 Conor Mullervy 2 points
27 Kevin Mullervy 1 points

USGP Series overall – Masters 35+

1 Michael Wissink 210 points
2 Richard Feldman 192 points
3 Norman Thibault 141 points
4 Roger Aspholm 122 points
5 Douglas Reid 106 points
6 Will Black 84 points
7 Michael Yozell 80 points
8 Kristopher Auer 64 points
9 Steve Proulux 54 points
10 Raif Warmuth 53 points
11 Jon Gallagher 52 points
12 Jeff Weinart 50 points
13 John McCaffrey 49 points
14 Eric Schultz 44 points
15 Brian Conant 40 points
16 Tim Butler 39 points
17 Scott Bradway 38 points
18 Gerald Pflug 32 points
19 Patrick Wilder 30 points
20 Richard McClung 29 points
21 Michael Gaertner 27 points
22 Jeffery Bannink 25 points
23 Andrew Gorski 23 points
24 Phillip Noble 22 points
25 Dave Weaver 21 points
26 Michael McShane 20 points
27 Tom Phillips 20 points
28 David Diviney 19 points
29 Daniel Coady 18 points
30 Clay Harris 17 points
31 Jonathan Card 14 points
32 Todd Cassan 14 points
33 Robert Foshag 13 points
34 Marc Boudreau 13 points
35 Frederick Klenk 11 points
36 Doug Evans 11 points
37 Jeff Standish 10 points
38 Todd Tucker Morse 9 points
39 Jerry Long 8 points
40 Blaine Heppner 7 points
41 Matthew Myette 7 points
42 Maxwell Kullaway 7 points
43 Philip Webb 6 points
44 Frederick Rose 5 points
45 Robert Campos 5 points
46 Joseph Ruggery 4 points
47 Troy Kimball 4 points
48 Martin Baker 4 points
49 Ned Dowling 3 points
50 Justn Pokrivka 3 points
51 Eric Schlauch 3 points
52 Brian Baker 2 points
53 Joseph Piccillo 2 points
54 Mark Kutney 2 points
55 Matt Jordan 2 points
56 Daniel Porter 2 points
57 Joshua Liberles 1 points
58 Mark Miler 1 points


USGP Final standings – Jr men 17-18

1 Zach McDonald 200 points
2 Chris Wallace 145 points
3 Gavin Mannion 140 points
4 Eric Emsky 114 points
5 Joseph Dombrowski 106 points
6 Jesse Keogh 88 points
7 Robin Eckmann 80 points
8 Andrew Barker 79 points
9 Nathan Brown 78 points
10 Cody Kaiser 72 points
11 Connor O’Leary 70 points
12 Tony Wieczorek 63 points
13 Ian Terry 59 points
14 Daniel Williams 52 points
15 Benjamin Swedberg 41 points
16 Luke Keogh 40 points
17 Cody Cox 36 points
18 Manny Goguen 30 points
19 Ryan Morgan 30 points
20 Jared Stafford 26 points
21 Gabe Watson-Norris 19 points
22 Madison Chilenski 14 points
23 Jeff Hopkins 11 points
24 Taylor Stewart 8 points
25 Colton Swearingen 6 points
26 Cole Cutright 5 points
27 David Block 3 points
28 Kevin Strawn 3 points
29 Joshua Kaneg 3 points
30 Kyle Vanderstoep 3 points
31 Benjamin Salibra 2 points
32 Ricky Gargiulo 2 points
33 Dylan MacDonald 2 points