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Teammates Brandon Dwight and Pete Webber took one-two in the Masters 40-44. ©Cyclocross Magazine

Teammates Brandon Dwight and Pete Webber took one-two in the Masters 40-44. ©Cyclocross Magazine

VERONA, WISCONSIN—Riding “conservatively,” Brandon Dwight (Boulder Cycle Sport) added another National Championship jersey to his collection today, winning ahead of teammate and defending champ Pete Webber. Adam Myerson (Mock Orange Bikes), who just aged up to this category, rode with the two BCS riders for the first lap but dropped off the pace before crashing hard on the south end of the course and riding alone for third.

“I just tried to be safe,” Dwight said of his strategy, and the approach worked, as behind him Webber struggled against the course and went down a few times. The two riders from Colorado spent much of the first three laps together after dispatching Myerson. Dwight rode away from Webber when the two-time 40-44 champ tangled with the course tape and went down. “There is hardly any course tape left out there,” exclaimed Webber at the finish line, and certainly much of the field had trouble with the course, which had frozen overnight but started to thaw in the Wisconsin sun. “There are frozen ruts with a small layer of greasy mud coating them. It’s really hard to keep the bike moving in the right direction,” Webber said. “Brandon’s a better climber than me, and I’d get back to him on the technical sections, but he was putting 10 seconds into me every time up the hill.” Webber, writing for this publication, has dubbed the Madison course’s definitive feature the “Koppenbadger,” referring to the Koppenbergcross race in Belgium.

Both Dwight and Webber will be back for the Elite race tomorrow, and Dwight mentioned the UCI Masters World Championships in Louisville next weekend as a possibility, but said, “The best riders in the world won’t be there, so the standard of competition was probably better this weekend.”

Pete Webber is writing a daily column for Cyclocross Magazine called “’Cross Intel” all this week (and through Worlds). One entry was an interview with his teammate Brandon Dwight – if you missed it, it’s certainly worth a visit!

Full Results beneath Videos and Photos.

Photo Gallery by Tim Westmore and Andrew Yee:

Photo Gallery by Amy Dykema:

Brandon Dwight Interview:

Pete Webber Interview:

Adam Myerson Interview:

See all of Cyclocross Magazine’s 2012 USA Cycling National Championships video interviews here! Keep up to date on all of the action at 2012 Cyclocross Nationals on Cyclocross Magazine’s 2012 Cyclocross National Championships homepage.

Masters Men 40-44 2012 National Championships

Place
Name
Hometown
Time
Bib
 
1Brandon DWIGHT (1 - Cat1)Boulder, CO48:34:00283Boulder Cycle Sport
2Peter WEBBER (2 - Cat1)Boulder, CO48:53:00287Boulder Cycle Sport
3Adam MYERSON (3 - Cat1)Dorchester, MA50:28:00268Mock Orange Bikes/SmartStop / Mock Orange Bikes p/b Ridley
4Michael YOZELL (4 - Cat1)Emmaus, PA51:21:00233Kapelmuur Independent
5Mark SAVERY (5 - Cat1)Omaha, NE51:47:00239Midwest Cycling Community NE
6Michael WISSINK (6 - Cat1)Walled Lake, MI52:03:00246
7Brian HLUDZINSKI (7 - Cat1)Boulder, CO52:54:00296Boulder Cycle Sport
8Shawn MITCHELL (8 - Cat1)Boise, ID53:02:00313
9Scott MCLAUGHLIN (9 - Cat1)Chicago, IL53:13:00263SRAM Factory
10Michael ROBSON (10 - Cat1)Boulder, CO53:37:00258MOOTS
11Kenny WEHN (1 - Cat2)Durango, CO54:00:00251NoTubes Race Team
12Shadd SMITH (11 - Cat1)Overland Park, KS54:07:00235KCCX Fuji Elite Cyclocross Team p/b Challenge Tires
13Edwin BULL (12 - Cat1)Mendham, NJ54:08:00316Van Dessel Factory Team
14Kristopher AUER (13 - Cat1)Baltimore, MD54:20:00277Charm City Cycling LLC
15Kevin KLUG (14 - Cat1)Chicago, IL54:49:00228The Pony Shop
16Mike STEWART (15 - Cat1)Abingdon, VA54:54:00315Tri Cities Road Club/MSG Cyclocross
17Paul RADES (2 - Cat2)Silver Spring, MD54:55:00275The November Bicycles /The November Bicycles CX Experience
18Gregory KELLER (3 - Cat2)Boulder, CO55:12:00284Boulder Cycle Sport
19David HEJDUK (4 - Cat2)Overland Park, KS55:14:0027136 Racing
20Michael GAERTNER (16 - Cat1)Coeur D Alene, ID55:50:00261Coeur d 'Alene Velo Racers (CDAVR)/Vertical Earth
21William ELLISTON (17 - Cat1)Easton, PA56:06:00294Mid Atlantic Cycling Club
22Dwayne GOSCINSKI (1 - Cat3)Crystal City, MO56:07:00311Dogfish Racing Team
23Shawn HARSHMAN (5 - Cat2)Boulder, CO56:11:00305Boulder Cycle Sport
24Christopher SMITH (6 - Cat2)Minneapolis, MN56:28:00289Hup United
25William STOLTE (18 - Cat1)Topeka, KS56:47:00303TradeWind Energy Cycling Team
26Jeff WEINERT (19 - Cat1)Lake Orion, MI57:40:00240Wolverine Sports Club
27Curtis BOIVIN (20 - Cat1)Rye, NH57:43:00312Cyclocrossracing.com
28John BEHRENS (21 - Cat1)San Diego, CA58:13:00226Bailey Bikes
29Erik ENYEDY (7 - Cat2)Libertyville, IL58:14:00304Village-Verdigris Cycling/Verdigris-Village CX Team
30Aaron SWANSON (8 - Cat2)Ashland, WI58:36:00225
31Patrick RUSSELL (9 - Cat2)Berkley, MI59:05:00256Wolverine Sports Club
32Jay THOMAS (10 - Cat2)Lincoln, NE1:00:38307Midwest Cycling Community NE
33Jon GALLAGHER (22 - Cat1)Heber, UT1:00:41230Cole Sport
34Walid ABU GHAZALEH (23 - Cat1)Chicago, IL'@3Laps257The Pony Shop
35David PETERS (11 - Cat2)Fitchburg, WI'@3Laps281Brazen Dropouts/Brazen Dropouts Cycling Team
36Gerald CHABOT (2 - Cat3)Bolton, VT'@3Laps236Cyclocrossracing.com
37Michael BIRNER (24 - Cat1)Woodbine, MD'@3Laps229Western Howard County Cycling/Sportif Coaching Group/BPB
38Peter HILLS (12 - Cat2)Loveland, OH'@3Laps272Team Dayton Bicycling/MERRILL LYNCH CYCLING
39Jay HENDERSON (3 - Cat3)Minneapolis, MN'@3Laps314Silver Cycling/SilverCycling
40Paul ROLTGEN (4 - Cat3)Cottage Grove, WI'@3Laps234Brazen Dropouts
41Matthew OPPERMAN (13 - Cat2)Longmont, CO'@3Laps293
42Charles VON ISENBURG (14 - Cat2)Winston Salem, NC'@3Laps276Mock Orange Bikes
43Douglas HUDSON (5 - Cat3)Golden, CO'@3Laps262Feedback Sports Racing
44Mike SCALISE (15 - Cat2)Itasca, IL'@3Laps253Village-Verdigris Cycling/Verdigris-Village CX Team
45Hugh MORAN (25 - Cat1)Asheville, NC'@3Laps295Asheville Bicycle Racing Club
46Jeffrey BANNINK (26 - Cat1)Shorewood, WI'@3Laps231Team Type 1
47Timothy CANNARD (27 - Cat1)Los Gatos, CA'@3Laps242WWW.BUY-CELL.COM
48Dan FARRELL (6 - Cat3)Lyons, CO'@3Laps250
49Andrew ALLWEIN (7 - Cat3)Cincinnati, OH'@3Laps2487 Hills Racing Inc
50Travis OLIGER (8 - Cat3)Durango, CO'@3Laps238Durango Wheel Club
51Kirk GRYNWALD (9 - Cat3)Crestwood, KY'@3Laps270
52Patrick GALLEGOS (16 - Cat2)Superior, CO'@3Laps274
53Ted BURNS (17 - Cat2)Madison, WI'@3Laps237Bell Lap Racing/Team Bell Lap
54Wade LOBERGER (10 - Cat3)Oshkosh, WI'@3Laps321Team Wheel & Sprocket
55Chris GOEHRIG (11 - Cat3)Stoughton, WI'@3Laps309TEAM MADCROSS
56Kevin ANDERBERG (18 - Cat2)Louisville, CO'@3Laps252
57Tristan WHITEHEAD (12 - Cat3)Chicago, IL@4Laps269xXx Racing
58Matthew LYSNE (13 - Cat3)Falcon Heights, MN@4Laps265
59William KNUDSON (14 - Cat3)Madison, WI@4Laps306Planet Bike
60Quentin GNIOT (15 - Cat3)Green Bay, WI@4Laps290Big Ring Flyers
61Ara OGGOIAN (16 - Cat3)Geneva, IL@4Laps279Team Bicycle Heaven
62Chris BUONOMO (17 - Cat3)Philadelphia, PA@4Laps299Campanohvac / Breakawaybikes.com
63Dan MALLEK (18 - Cat3)Elk Grove Village, IL@4Laps320Village-Verdigris Cycling/Verdigris-Village CX Team
64Jason DIGMAN (19 - Cat3)Plymouth, MN@4Laps227Dig It Cycling
65Tyson SCHWIESOW (20 - Cat3)Green Bay, WI@4Laps264CZ Velo
66Reed CORNIA (21 - Cat3)Madison, WI@4Laps247
67Bryan RHEUDE (28 - Cat1)Chicago, IL@4Laps273The Pony Shop
68Tom SYBERT (22 - Cat3)Northbrook, IL@4Laps266Velo Club Roubaix Inc
69Trent DONAT (23 - Cat3)Saint Louis, MO@4Laps249Michelob Ultra - Big Shark Racing/Michelob Ultra - Big Shark Racing Team
70Ian DEWAR (24 - Cat3)San Jose, CA@4Laps308California Giant Cycling/California Giant Cycling
71Don IWEN (25 - Cat3)Milwaukee, WI@4Laps300
72Travis GOODLUND (26 - Cat3)Mc Farland, WI@4Laps301TEAM MADCROSS
73Robert SCHRANK (27 - Cat3)Gurnee, IL@4Laps292Team Type 1
74Trey SMITH (28 - Cat3)Rome, GA@4Laps260Cycle-Therapy GA
75Scott SHAPIRO (19 - Cat2)Madison, WI@4Laps255Magnus
DNSCorey GREENMason, OH.319Zephyr Wheel Sports
DNSJustin SERNAPortland Or.318
DNSMason O'NEALAustin, TX.317Team Cycle Progression
DNSChristopher MACFARLANDChicago, IL.302xXx Racing
DNSCharles PARMAINTulsa, OK.297Bicycles of Tulsa
DNSPaul-Brian MCINERNEYChicago, IL.291Half Acre Cycling
DNSJoe CURTESMilwaukee, WI.288Twin Six
DNSBrian STABYSanta Rosa, CA.285Bay 11/HRS/Rock Lobster Cyclocross
DNSJohn FLACKOlympia, WA.286CBC Racing/Olympia Orthopaedic Associates Cycling T
DNSJonathan LOMBARDORiver Edge, NJ.280Finkraft
DNSRonald WILLIAMSDuluth, MN.245Velo Duluth
DNSRobert KENDALLLouisville, KY.243Clarksville Schwinn/Rapid Transit
DNSTodd PREKASKIBrookline, MA.244Cyclocrossworld/Cannondale Cyclocrossworld
DNSAdam DUNCANWestfield, NJ.241Finkraft
DNSJeff YIELDINGHermann, MO.232Hermann Cycling/Revolution Cycles
DNSOtto SCHUGColumbus, IN.310WebCyclery Racing/WebCyclery.com
DNFMarc VETTORIElkton, MD.298Charm City Cycling LLC
DNFBrian CONANTDekalb, IL.282The Pony Shop
DNFMaurice GAMANHOLebanon, NJ.278Van Dessel Factory Team
DNFJeff CURTESMenomonee Falls, WI.254
DNFChristopher QUINNFitchburg, WI.259Magnus
DNFTimothy HALLLebanon, TN.267NashvilleCyclist.com