Gillespie and Bingham Take 2010 State Cyclocross Titles

Utah Cyclocross Series Race #8 Debuts New Course at Mt. Ogden Golf Course

Photos by Ryan Hamilton and Chris See. Video by Sam Ray. Report by Ryan Hamilton.

By Ryan Hamilton

Bart Gillespie leads Jason Sager in the Men's A's. Gillespie won the race and the State Title. Photo by Chris See. Find more at fredmarx.photoshelter.com

The temperature finally took a dip this last week and gave local cyclocross racers some cool weather, a nice change from the hot dusty races that have been run so far this year. The organizers of the Utah Cyclocross series pulled out a brand new course for the State Championship race on Nov. 13th. The race was held on the Mt. Ogden Golf Course. This meant grass, and lots of it. Many of the day’s racers had been expecting the course to be a mellow ride over small hills and around trees. The course that met riders when they showed up on Saturday was nothing like that. It was a true World Cup style course, long climbs, lots of off camber sections and fast sweeping descents. It was really the perfect course to host the Utah State Championship race. To top it all off, the Viewmont High School Drumline added some atmosphere to a day of exciting races.

After several flites of C class and age group racers the action turned up a notch when the Women’s A class took the line. All of the usual fast riders were there to contest this year’s state champ title. The race started and Kelsy Bingham took a clean holeshot into the first turn. After half a lap, perennial favorite Kris Walker had a lead of about 10 seconds on the chase group of Kelsy Bingham, Meg Plank and Erika Powers. The race would run like this for nearly the entire 40 minutes. Each lap Walker would add to her lead, eventually finishing the race with an uncontested 1st place. In the last lap Kelsy put in a hard solo effort and finished the race about 30 seconds ahead of the next closest competitor. The real race was on for 3rd. Meg Plank came into the final section just ahead of Erika Powers. Powers tried to go inside to cut ahead, but a big sprint from Plank kept her in front. Since Kris Walker is not a Utah resident this meant Kelsey Bingham took the title of Utah State Champ for 2010 and moved Erika Powers to the bottom step of the podium.  Congratulations go out to all four of the top women for putting in a hard effort on a really tough course.

Art O'Conner Wins the Men's 35+ A's. Photo by Chris See

The Men’s A race took place in a similar fashion with a group of 4 taking charge and never looking back. The difference was that there was never a leader. Lap after lap Bart Gillespie, Alex Grant, Jason Sager and Keegan Swenson stayed together with each of them taking turns at the front. After 5 laps Swenson was dropped from the lead pack, but never let 5th place get close. Gillespie commented after the race, “All the riders in the group are very strong and with a course like this it was hard for anyone to really get out in front. If it had rained [and made the grass slick] it would have been a different race.”  With the Viewmont High School drumline playing next to the barriers we saw Gillespie take the lead with 1000 meters to go. The crowd held their breath to see if he would be able to hold off the charge from Sager and Grant. Bart “The Beagle” kept on the pedals, flying around the 180 turn just before the finish line and took another state championship title. Grant couldn’t get ahead of Sager, and ended up 3rd to Sager’s second.

After the race and on the UTCX.net forum, comment after comment was made to Matt Ohran about how much everyone liked the course. It had its challenges, some were not big fans of the large climb that took place in the first half of the course, but all in all most really liked the change and the challenge.

Video of the Men’s A’s and Men’s 35+ A’s by Sam Ray

Video of the Women’s A, B, C race by Sam Ray.

Video of the Clydesdale’s, Juniors, and 35 C by Sam Ray

November 13 — Utah Cyclocross Series Race #8 at Mt. Ogden Golf Course, State Championship, Ogden, UT

Complete Results

Clydesdale 001 Alex WHITNEY
002 Andrew LOVE
003 Mike ROSSBERG
004 Steve WASMUND
005 Kevin PACKER
006 Tate JENSEN
007 Tim RODARTE
008 Wesley RASMUSSEN
009 Dennis STAFFORD
010 Todd MAGEE
011 Ryan PAYNE
012 Kerry THURGOOD

Junior Men 001 Joel ROBERTS
002 Connor LETENDRE

003 Cadence PERRY
004 Brad THURGOOD
005 Zachary PETERSON
006 Sam ALLEN
007 Kansas CARVER
008 Max CLARK
009 Nathan GREENEISEN
010 Grady NILSEN
011 Tanner PERKES
012 Joshua PETERSON
013 Jackson BUTTSCHARDT
014 Cole VAN ORMAN
015 Rhys MARTIN
016 Harrison WOODARD
017 Max HIGLEY
018 Sean LETENDRE
019 Tommy OLIVER
020 Van HIGLEY

Junior Women 001 Chelsea LAYER

002 Bryn ESTLUND
003 Regan CHRISTIANSEN

Masters 35+ A 001 Art O’CONNOR

002 Thomas COOKE
003 Matthew McGEE
004 Scott ALLEN
005 Gary FULLER
006 Jay BURKE
007 James GLENN
008 Matt OHRAN
009 Daryl DAVIS
010 kevin NELSON
011 Seth BRADLEY
012 Chad DAVIS
013 Jim FEARICK
014 Mark PASTERNAK
015 Kris ARNOTT
Masters 35+ B 001 Brett SATTERTHWAITE
002 Rich CARAMADRE
003 Bill GOWSKI
004 Denny KALAR
005 Travis MICKELSON
006 Mark FISHER
007 Jeff BAUER
008 Jason RICH
009 Matthew PETERSON
010 Tommy CHANDLER
011 Dan ROPER
012 Eric MARTIN
013 Dusty POWERS
014 Kevin MORGAN
015 Jamie KENT
016 John NEWELL
017 Jason SPARKS
018 Cory WEST
019 Dave BENSON
020 Shane Horton
021 Ryan MERKLEY
022 Darren HARRIS
023 Lou GILBERT
024 Perry BROWN
025 Shawn HARAN
026 John METZ
Masters 35+ C 001 Shane HORTON
002 Jeff FLICK
003 Brock HOLT
004 Dave SWENSEN
005 Brent SELLS
006 Kevin WILLIAMS
007 Jim NOBLE
008 Travis MARTIN
009 Michael ROLLINS
010 Dev LETENDRE
011 Justin FUGATE
012 Jon ARGYLE
013 Layne VAN ORMAN
014 Dan THORNTON
015 Peter BUTTSCHARDT
016 Paul SOLOMON
017 Mark ESTLUND
018 David TITMUS
019 parker Horton
020 Richard GIRAUD
021 Brad SHELTON
022 Chuck HEATON
023 Nathan CLARK
024 Patrick HALD
025 Dominic ARCHIBEQUE
026 Lance VANBROCKLIN
027 Greg SCOTHERN
028 Ronnie BOUTTE
029 Brian MEACHAM
030 Heather RICHERSON
Masters 45+ 001 John MCKONE
002 Darrell DAVIS
003 Daren COTTLE
004 Jeff CLAWSON
005 Steve BRILEY
006 Jordon SWENSON
007 Robert HAMLIN
008 Jeff URE
009 Eric THOMPSON
010 Mike VALIANT
011 Jeff FLICK
012 Tim BRILEY
013 Shane DUNLEAVY
014 Joseph BRUBAKER
015 Perry WOODS
016 Jay BONIFACE
017 Jon ARGYLE
018 Doug SMITH
019 Scott HOGGAN
020 Patrick MCKNIGHT
021 Patrick PUTT
Masters 55+ 001 Douglas COTTLE
002 Lewis ROLLINS
003 Bob WALKER
004 Louis MELINI
005 Bill Peterson
006 David THOMPSON
007 Dennis MCCORMICK
008 Michael MCHUGH
009 Scott MILES
010 Dick NEWSON
011 Bruce ARGYLE
012 Shannon STORRUD
013 Drew DOLL
Men A 001 Bart GILLESPIE
002 Jason SAGER
003 Alex GRANT
004 Kegan SWENSON
005 Sam KRIEG
006 Kevin HULICK
007 Reed WYCOFF
008 Eric RASMUSSEN
009 Tanner COTTLE
010 Burke SWINDLEHEARST
011 Dylan CIRULIS
012 Brent PONTIUS
013 Jonny HINTZE
014 Colin JOYCE
015 Kevin WILDE
016 Brandon CROSS
017 Joe WATERS
018 Nate DROZD
019 Brian HESTETUNE
020 Cody HAROLDSEN
021 Jake PANTONE
022 Taylor FOSS
023 Jeremy COLLINS
024 Trevor GREENWOOD
025 Cortlan BROWN
026 Mitchell PETERSON
027 Ethan FEDOR
Men B 001 Joseph MOFFITT
002 Weston WOODWARD
003 Greyson TIPPING
004 Brian CADMAN
005 Julian FOWKES
006 Joe JOHNSON
007 Cameron SMART
008 Drew FREE
009 Mark ALBRECHT
010 Mike PRATT
011 Eric MARTIN
012 Adam LISONBEE
013 Nic SELLS
014 Steve ALBRECHT
015 Guy PERRY
016 Eric GREENWOOD
017 Kevin GARDNER
018 Frank ZGODA
019 Jeff URE
020 Josh CARTER
021 Joshua HICKMAN
022 Patrick DAVIS
023 Pat TERRY
024 Richard DRESSEN
025 Trevor MARSH
026 Jason SPARKS
027 Matt WILSON
028 Jason WHITE
029 John THOMAS
030 Ethan NELSON
031 Nima MAHAK
032 Robby HANSEN
033 Chris JONES
Men C 001 Alan STETTLER
002 Ben CLINE
003 Ethan FEDOR
004 David BAILLARGEON
005 Graham GREENLEE
006 Christopher PUTT
007 Connor LETENDRE
008 Patrick CASSIDAY
009 Austin SCOTT
010 Ross GREENLEE
011 David KUNZ
012 Jason WHITE
013 Joshua MCCARREL
014 Casey JOWERS
015 Mike HORNE
016 Alex KIM
017 Jim WEDGE
018 David THOMAS
019 Peter BUTTSCHARDT
020 Jacob ROGERS
021 Brian SPARKS
022 Kevin MOORE
023 Eric BRIGHT
024 Gage JACOBSEN
025 Scott LAROCHE
026 Chad VANSOLKEMA
027 Ian DAILEY
028 John KARREN
029 Travis BUZZARD
030 Willie KENT
031 Dan O’CONNOR
032 Nicholas SUMMERS
033 Brian TECKLENBURG
034 Tim CONKLIN
035 Andre GUILLEMOT
036 Ryan HAMILTON
037 Nathan CLARK
038 Tate JENSEN
039 Allan JOHNSON
040 Brady WIRICK
041 Jim SPEER
042 Wesley RASMUSSEN
Singlespeed Men 001 Ryan ASHBRIDGE
002 John BURTON
003 Jess DEAR
004 Christian JOHNSON
005 Steve WASMUND
006 Rick SUNDERLAGE
007 Trenton HIGLEY
008 Brian HESTETUNE
009 Brian AUSTIN
010 Dan HUTCHINGS
011 Curtis GRAVES
012 Ryan MILLER
Singlespeed Women 001 Kara HARRIS
002 Heather GILBERT
Women A 001 Kris WALKER (Idaho Resident)
002 Kelsy BINGHAM (Utah State Champion)
003 Meg PLANK
004 Erika POWERS
005 Jen HANKS
006 Kirsten CALLARI
007 Jessica MORRIS
008 Robynn MASTERS
009 Jennie WADE
010 Beth ROSS
Women B 001 Tanya SWENSON
002 Kara HARRIS
003 Shannon O’GRADY
004 Annemarie WHITE
005 Breanne NALDER
006 Margot MILLER
007 Monique SIMONE
008 Marian BONAR
009 Alison KNUTSON
010 Betsy SPIEGEL
011 Lisa FITZGERALD
012 Theresa CARR
013 Candance HAYDEN
014 Shauna MATHESON
015 Melanie GLADDING
Women C 001 Colleen TVORIK
002 Rachel CLAYSON
003 Virginia GOWSKI
004 Shelly WEDGE
005 Jody HANSEN
006 Teri NEWELL
007 Heather RICHERSON
008 Meaghan BUZZARD
009 Diane LIDDELL
010 Anna DAY
011 Kristin PETERSEN
012 Sonja HULT
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