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U.S. masters clean up at MTB world’s

If you think that getting older means going downhill, you just might be right. Of the 15 gold medals won by Americans at the 2003 World Masters Mountain Bike Championships, 10 were earned in the downhill, while just five came from the cross country. In all, Americans captured 39 medals at the masters world’s this past weekend in Bromont, Québec, Canada – 15 gold, 13 silver, and 11 bronze. World titles in cross country went to Isabelle Noe (women 35-39), Lydia Barter (women 50+), Steve Tilford (men 40-44), James Wagner (men 60-64), and Frederic Schmid (men 65+) World titles in downhill

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By VeloNews Interactive

If you think that getting older means going downhill, you just might be right. Of the 15 gold medals won by Americans at the 2003 World Masters Mountain Bike Championships, 10 were earned in the downhill, while just five came from the cross country.

In all, Americans captured 39 medals at the masters world’s this past weekend in Bromont, Québec, Canada – 15 gold, 13 silver, and 11 bronze.

World titles in cross country went to Isabelle Noe (women 35-39), Lydia Barter (women 50+), Steve Tilford (men 40-44), James Wagner (men 60-64), and Frederic Schmid (men 65+)

World titles in downhill racing went to Cara Leonard (women 30-34), Paula Santerior (women 35-39), Kathy Burns (women 50-54), Doris Matyasovich (women 60+), Lars Tribus (men 30-34), John McCann (men 35-39), Tracy Oswell (men 45-49), Scott Smith (men 50-54), Frank Liverly (men 60-64), and Peter Hawks (men 60+)

The remainder of American medalists are:

Silver (cross country)
Sharon McDowell-Larsen (women 40-44)
Jane Finsterwald (women 45-49)
Robert Anderson (men 45-49)
Ronald Lemos (men 55-59)
Ed Hawkins (men-60-64)
Charles Beristain (men 65+)

Silver (downhill)
Donna Fletcher (women 30-34)
Damon Kirchmeir (men 35-39)
David Forbis (men 40-44)
Mike Jennings (men 45-49)
Mike Edward (men 50-54)
Augustine Jochec (men 50-59)
James Wagner (men 60-64)

Bronze (cross country)
Becky Smith (women 40-44)
Ellen White (women 45-49)
Kathy Burns (women 50+)
John Barmettler (men 50-54)
Jerald Bliton (men 65+)

Bronze (downhill)
Lisa Reinhard (women 30-34)
John Galli (men 35-39)
Lenny Ricketts (men 40-44)
Joel Creed (men 50-54)
Tom Lamb (men 55-59)