Hecht Takes Thrilling Win in Front of Miller in Juniors 13-14, Jorgenson Best in 10-12 – UPDATED: Full Results, Photos

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Junior Men 10-14 © Cyclocross Magazine

Junior Men 10-14 © Cyclocross Magazine

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BEND, ORE. – Sam Rosenberg (Hutch’s) of Eugene, Oregon, shot off the start line of the Juniors’ 13-14 race to be the first onto the dirt ahead of a flying group of pursuers, but it wouldn’t take long for Gage Hecht (International Christian Cycling Club) and Karch Miller (Davis Bike Club) to launch off the front and lock up the first two podium steps.

A nine-person group would queue up behind to battle for third, including Gavin Haley (Red Zone), Ian McShane (Red Zone), Rosenberg, Spencer Petrov (Queen City Wheels), Ben Hogan (Justin’s-Titus), Lance Haidet and Cooper Willsey (Green Mountain Bicycle Club).

Hecht, last year’s champion in the 10-12 division, was on the front and applying the power despite being a relative youngster in this race. Miller wouldn’t give an inch and turned himself inside out to remain in contention for the win, at one point catching the course tape and snapping a wooden stake, but maintaining his speed as he rocketed back towards the front of the course, affectionately dubbed the “Bob’s Red Mill oatmeal bowl.”

Hecht carved out a small gap as he drilled it around the final lap, but a crash just before he reached the fly-over for the final time allowed Miller to take the front with little terrain left in the race. Hecht remained cool and collected, and he passed again just before the stairs.

Miller frantically chased, but by the time he remounted and headed for the final off-camber grass section before the finishing paved stretch, Hecht had a few seconds’ gap and had the win locked up.

“I expected the course to be more like last year’s, when it was frozen and rutted instead of muddy,” said Miller, who’s more accustomed to the dry conditions around Davis, California. Miller told Cyclocross Magazine that his previous best Nationals finish in four tries was a sixth place.

“It was hard, it was muddy and so slick, and [Miller] was challenging me,” said Hecht. I thought I was done [after the crash] for a second, but turns out I caught him.”

Hecht said he didn’t expect to win as a 13 year-old in the 13-14 group and was pleasantly surprised. His local race scene in Boulder, Colorado, clearly had him well prepared.

Junior Men 10-12: Jorgenson Denies Funston’s Request

With twenty-two riders lining up to race for the Junior’s 10-12 Title, it’s clear that cyclocross is a sport that’s here to stay. From the gun, Denzel Stephenson took the hole-shot with Scott Funston (Old Town Bicycle Race Team) and Matteo Jorgenson (Boise Young Rider Dev Squad) hot on his heels.

“It was really hard,” Jorgenson said. “I didn’t get the hole-shot and I was a bit edgy, but then I made an attack and got ahead and then got farther and farther. When I went over the fly-over I looked back and thought they were closing on me and I just said ‘No’ and went as hard as I could.”

The effort was enough – Jorgenson took the win with a comfortable gap over second-place Funston. Stephenson took third.

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Full Results:

Junior Men 13-14

Place Points Name City, State Time License Bib Team
1 150 Gage Hecht Parker, CO 0:18:05 277074 556 International Christian Cycling
2 135 Karch Miller El Macero, CA 18:10 272125 271 Davis Bike Club
3 120 Ben Hogan Louisville, CO 18:32 270866 258 Justin’S / Titus Mountain Bike
4 105 Ian McShane Louisville, KY 18:42 257336 272 Red Zone Cycling
5 90 Lance Haidet Bend, OR 18:46 330472 278
6 85 Cooper Willsey Hinesburg, VT 18:49 283705 282 Green Mountain Bicycle Club
7 80 Spencer Petrov Mason, OH 18:53 301051 261 Queen City Wheels/Lionhearts
8 75 Samuel Rosenberg Eugene, OR 18:53 278565 265
9 70 Ethan Reynolds Garden City, ID 19:00 280215 268 Byrds (Boise Young Rider Dev Sq
10 65 Gavin Haley Louisville, KY 19:02 259719 274 Red Zone Cycling
11 60 Cameron Beard Bend, OR 19:02 329962 277
12 55 Ben Glover Louisville, KY 19:13 292770 275 Red Zone Cycling
13 50 Eric Brunner Boulder, CO 19:21 298963 260 Boulder Junior Cycling
14 45 Evan Geary Seattle, WA 19:34 251552 254 Northwest Velo/First Rate Mortg
15 40 Cade Bickmore Longmont, CO 19:43 286308 252 Boulder Junior Cycling
16 38 Massimo Larsen Bend, OR 20:14 293969 259
17 36 Zachary Mikkelson Hoodriver, OR 20:22 302623 264
18 34 Benedikt Toeldte Boise, ID 20:31 323822 285 Byrds (Boise Young Rider Dev Sq
19 32 Jedidiah Fritzinger Georgetown, IN 20:36 292244 279 Red Zone Cycling
20 30 Matthew Wilkinson Seattle, WA 21:08 235592 273 Rad Racing Nw/Hagens Berman
21 28 Robert Prewitt Loveland, OH 21:24 267669 262 Queen City Wheels/Lionhearts
22 26 Joshua Anderson Topsfield, MA 21:42 302632 269 Essex County Velo
23 24 Henry Hayes Seattle, WA 21:53 283895 263 20/20 Fuel
24 22 Rubin Field Portland, OR 21:53 303613 283
25 20 Trey Thornton Snohomish, WA 22:08 296922 284 Northwest Velo/First Rate Mortg
26 19 Jacob Payne Boise, ID 22:25 313392 266
27 18 Jarrett Aregger Kent, WA 22:29 285209 281 Northwest Velo/First Rate Mortg
28 17 Mike Jors Sammamish, WA 22:58 282773 276 Northwest Velo/First Rate Mortg
29 16 Alec Miller Nampa, ID 23:09 297927 270 Broken Spoke Cycling
30 15 Andrew Rademacher Loveland, OH 23:16 267448 255 Queen City Wheels/Lionhearts
31 14 Jacob Weisgerber Loveland, OH 23:30 326000 253 Queen City Wheels/Lionhearts
32 13 Connor Ellison Folsomfolsom, CA 23:47 329264 257
33 12 Keenan Reynolds Bend, OR 24:52:00 330220 267
34 Exp Ian Steigerwald Forest Grove, OR @1Lap 331824 286
DNF 0 Robert Wright Longmont, CO DNF 303535 280 Boulder Junior Cycling

Junior Men 10-12

Place Points Name City, State Time License Bib Team
1 150 Matteo Jorgenson Boise, ID 0:19:09 266037 202 Byrds (Boise Young Rider Dev Sq
2 135 Scott Funston Black Diamond, WA 19:55 270185 215 Old Town Bicycle (Otb)/Old Town
3 120 Denzel Stephenson Broomfield, CO 20:13 331144 203
4 105 Cassidy Bailey Lyons, CO 21:01 289005 214
5 90 Henry Geary Seattle, WA 21:15 277512 219 Northwest Velo/First Rate Mortg
6 85 Edward Fritzinger Georgetown, IN 21:44 292245 221 Red Zone Cycling
7 80 Jackson McNear Louisville, KY 21:48 301315 204 Red Zone Cycling
8 75 Mitchell Thornton Snohomish, WA 22:09 296923 205 Northwest Velo/First Rate Mortg
9 70 Jett Ballantyne Bend, OR 22:09 330634 216
10 65 Ryan Madis Hudson, OH 23:00 284218 207 Project Velo Racing/One Call No
11 60 Brayden Buchanan Seattle, WA 23:48 285748 213 Rad Racing Nw/Hagens Berman
12 55 Nolan Brunner Boulder, CO 23:56 318530 217
13 50 Caleb Swartz Madison, WI 24:10:00 286165 208 Brazen Dropouts/Junior Dropouts
14 45 Benjamin King Anacortes, WA 25:24:00 284055 211 Rad Racing Nw/Hagens Berman
15 40 Alastair Magun Mercer Island, WA 27:02:00 317500 206 Marymoor Velodrome Assoc.
16 38 Brian Hart Washougal, WA 28:22:00 331696 223
17 36 Owen Szwaya Portland, OR 30:12:00 330784 218
18 34 Aidan Sullivan Kirkland, WA 31:49:00 302780 222 20/20 Fuel
19 32 Grayson Szczukowski Portland, OR @1Lap 330616 210
20 30 Holden Berg Arlington, WA @1Lap 330762 212
DNS 0 Jacob Labosky San Jose, CA DNS 311450 209
DNS 0 M KING DNS 220

 

 

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