VERONA, WISCONSIN – On frozen ground deep with ruts, which one rider described as “riding in a pinball machine,” Kerry Werner (Lees-McRae College) escaped from Joshua Johnson (Marian University) to take the 2013 D1 Collegiate National Cyclocross title.

 Frozen ruts were the story of the morning. Collegiate D1 Men, 2013 Cyclocross National Championships. © Cyclocross Magazine

Frozen ruts were the story of the morning. Collegiate D1 Men, 2013 Cyclocross National Championships. © Cyclocross Magazine

Johnson had a strong opening to the race, taking the holeshot and leading for the first lap before Werner joined him and the two pulled away from Andrew Dillman (Marian), Skyler Trujillo (Fort Lewis College), Rotem Ishay (Fort Lewis), and Joseph Maloney (University of Wisconsin-Madison). With one line pounded smooth, and the rest dangerous frozen ruts and clumped mud as hard as rocks, the race came down to how much power the riders could put out on the right line, and separations between each rider began to grow.

Johnson and Werner in a tight battle for the Collegiate D1 Men title. 2013 Cyclocross National Championships. © Cyclocross Magazine

Johnson and Werner in a tight battle for the Collegiate D1 Men title. 2013 Cyclocross National Championships. © Cyclocross Magazine

Werner, clearly looking to make good on a Nationals weekend that started poorly with a disappointing race in the U23 category, was on fire, pounding the pedals and making fewer mistakes than Johnson, who more than once found the course tape after bobbling on the frozen ground. At one point, it looked as if the fight was fading from Johnson, just as Ishay found his lines and nearly closed on the second-place rider. Johnson rallied, however, and pulled away to secure his second place. Dillman crossed the line in fourth, followed by Skyler Trujillo on a bamboo Boo in fifth.

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2013 Cyclocross National Championships - Collegiate Men Div 1 Results

Place 
Bib
Name
City, State
Time 
Team
1121 Kerry Werner   Banner Elk, NC0:53:49 Lees-McRae College
2101 Joshua Johnson   Fort Wayne, IN54:32 Marian University
3112 Rotem Ishay   Durango, CO54:50 Fort Lewis College
4105 Andrew Dillman   Fairdale, KY55:44 Marian University
5111 Skyler Trujillo   Fort Collins, CO57:17 Fort Lewis College
6151 Joseph maloney   Madison, WI57:56 University of Wisconsin-Madison
7114 Ryan Cleveland   Durango, CO58:46 Fort Lewis College
8156 Devin Clark   St. Louis, MO58:55 Lindenwood University
9117 Kolby Preble   Forestgrove, OR59:19 Fort Lewis College
10104 Jason Blodgett   Berlin Heights, OH59:37 Marian University
11157 Brandon Feehery   Homewood, IL1:01:23 Lindenwood University
12127 Cody Phillips   Monrovia, CA1:02:15 Lees-McRae College
13113 Robbie Jones   Durango, CO1:02:25 Fort Lewis College
14102 Daniel Gerow   Grosse Pointe Farms, MI1:03:17 Marian University
15124 Gunnar Bergey   Banner Elk, NC1:03:30 Lees-McRae College
16122 Davis Bentley   Mill Valley, CA1:03:49 Lees-McRae College
17110 Patrick Bradley   Richwood, NJ@1Lap Rutgers University-New Brunswick/Piscataway
18152 Alexander Martin   Madison, WI@2Lap University of Wisconsin-Madison
19162 Luke Woodard   Mason, OH@2Lap Virginia Polytechnic University
20118 Michael Sampson   Holderness, NH@2Lap Fort Lewis College
21123 Zachary Bender   Glen Rock, NJ@2Lap Lees-McRae College
22139 Tyler Cloutier   Charlottesville, VA@2Lap University of Virginia
23115 Ben Stalker   Durango, CO@2Lap Fort Lewis College
24125 Kevin Burgess   Charlotte, NC@2Lap Lees-McRae College
25165 Brian Jorgensen   Bend@2Lap Lees-McRae College
26140 Ivars Grinbergs   Boulder, CO@2Lap University of Colorado-Boulder
27132 Logan Luker   Lebanon, TN@2Lap Cumberland University
28106 Vance Fletcher   Chariton@2Lap Marian University
29129 Michael Dutczak   Crete, IL@2Lap University of Illinois-Chicago
30160 Tyler Gorney   Locustgrove, VA@2Lap Virginia Polytechnic University
31145 Zach Bodhane   Englewood, CO@2Lap Colorado State University
32146 Greg Krieger   Fort Collins , CO@3Lap Colorado State University
33103 David Yohe   Indianapolis, IN@3Lap Marian University
34153 Alexander Meyer   Madison, WI@3Lap University of Wisconsin-Madison
35161 Will Massey   Virginia Beach, VA@3Lap Virginia Polytechnic University
36135 Justin Evans   Boone, NC@3Lap Appalachian State University
37107 Jonathan Hoopingarner   Roseville, MI@3Lap Marian University
38141 Taylor Ladd   Paducah, KY@3Lap Lindsey Wilson College
39155 Robert Ringle   Madison, WI@3Lap University of Wisconsin-Madison
40159 Daniel Williams   Murphysboro, IL@3Lap Lindenwood University
41134 Thomas Schubert   Fogelsville Pa@3Lap Cumberland University
42154 Bill Mulligan   Lake Mills, WI@3Lap University of Wisconsin-Madison
43120 Stephen Smith   Raleigh, NC@3Lap North Carolina State University-Raleigh
44138 Baird Sills   Boone, NC@4Lap Appalachian State University
45158 Johnathan Freter   Columbus, OH@4Lap Lindenwood University
46147 Paul Kumm   Fort Collins@4Lap Colorado State University
47131 Britton Kinnard   Nashville, TN@4Lap Cumberland University
48143 Reed Bagley   Lexington, KY@4Lap Lindsey Wilson College
49149 Jordan Haffener   Manhattan, KS@4Lap Kansas State University
50163 Thomas Pofahl   Raleigh, NC@4Lap North Carolina State University-Raleigh
51108 Nathan Labecki   Milwaukee, WI@4Lap Marian University
52148 Clinton Mitchell   Arvada@4Lap Colorado State University
53109 Patrick Steele   Manhattan, KS@4Lap Kansas State University
54119 Forrest Raynor   Raleigh, NC@4Lap North Carolina State University-Raleigh
55137 Jason Midkiff   Boone, NC@4Lap Appalachian State University
56133 William Greene   Nashville, TN@5Lap Cumberland University
DNF142 zachary abulencia   Cicero, NYLindsey Wilson College
DNF136 Miles Hubbard   Wilkesboro, NCAppalachian State University
DNF164 Nicholas Reeves   Burlington, NCNorth Carolina State University-Raleigh
DNF116 Andrew Llewellyn   Louisville, KYFort Lewis College
DNF130 Kevin Fish   Austin, TXUniversity of Texas-Austin
DNF144 Patrick Dust   Chicago, ILLindsey Wilson College
DNF126 Carter Luck   Bainbridge, PALees-McRae College