National Championships Masters Men: Norton Destroys; Elgart, Nordenson, Axthelm Rack Up Wins – Full Results, Brief Reports

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Dan Norton wins the 60+ title again in dominant fashion. Cyclocross Nationals Day 2 © Janet Hill

Dan Norton wins the 60+ title again in dominant fashion. Cyclocross Nationals Day 2 © Janet Hill

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BEND, ORE. – The Masters men and women kicked off the first day of Championship races this morning, with the male 60-64, 65-69 and 70+ races all on the course to get things started, with one-minute gaps between groups. Dan Norton (Puget Sound Cycling Club) took the first National Championship win of the week, adding to an ever-growing closet full of titles. Fred Wittwer (Alan North America Cycling) of Charlottesville, VA., gave chase and kept things close, but could never quite close to Norton, eventually finishing in second.

Like last year, Norton was quick to credit 15-16 reigning national champ Logan Owen for helping him to figure out the course and his approach to the terrain. But this could be the last cyclocross stars n’ stripes jersey. “This may be my last Nationals ever, I’m not a fan of Nationals in January,” Norton told Cyclocross Magazine. “Masters like to take the holidays off, and I have a house in Utah and like to go skiing.”  Contrary to that sentiment, however, Norton did also say that he’s still considering Louisville.

In the 65-69 men’s race, John Elgart (Alto Velo Racing Club) took the win, his 21st national title and fourth-ever cyclocross National Championship. Former Masters champ James Wagner would make things interesting, but eventually ceded 33 seconds and finished in second.

Erik Nordenson of Moab, UT., won the 70-74 men’s category, passing Walt Axthelm (Durango Wheel Club) late in the race. Last year Nordenson finished second behind Joe Saling, and Nordenson told Cyclocross Magazine that he thinks Saling may have hung up the ’cross bike for good.”I would’ve like to have raced against Saling today, but at some age you gotta give it up. I think Madison may be my last Nationals,” he said.

Axthelm repeated as the 75+ champion, and he doesn’t look likely to be quitting any time soon. He lined up and raced with the 70+ group, and would have been on the podium in that group as well. In fact he was off the front until a botched remount resulted in his saddle separating from the rails. Half a lap later he made a visit to the pits and continued his title-winning ride.

Full reports and quotes coming soon!

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Full Results:

Masters Men 75+

Place Points Name City, State Time License Bib Team
1 150 Walter Axthelm Durango, CO 0:36:49 2153 76 Durango Wheel Club
2 135 Ronald Riley Aptos, CA 41:47:00 204167 78 Bike Station Aptos /Bsa Racing

Masters Men 70-74

Place Points Name City, State Time License Bib Team
1 150 Erik Nordenson Moab, UT 0:35:21 26234 80
2 135 Loren Hettinger Lakewood, CO 35:42:00 49896 81
3 120 Mike Macdonald Rancho Cordova, CA 39:41:00 45626 77 Jaeger Wheelmen

Masters Men 65-69

Place Points Name City, State Time License Bib Team
1 150 John Elgart Sacramento, CA 0:39:14 45071 53 Alto Velo Racing Club
2 135 James Wagner Auburn, WA 39:47:00 64329 51 Cycle Therapy-4 Corners Cycling
3 120 Robert Llamas Montrose, CA 43:03:00 162224 56 Montrose Cycling Club
4 105 Bob Ludecke Milldale, CT 43:16:00 215502 52 Laurel Bicycle Club
5 90 Harry Williamson Healdsburg, CA 44:18:00 38449 60 Fightin’ Bobas
6 85 Russell Speirn Wilsonville, OR @1Lap 302565 57
7 80 John Collins Austin, TX @1Lap 60926 54 Violet Crown Sports Assoc/Viole
8 75 Jerry Shere Santa Fe, NM @1Lap 73855 58 Khsnm.Com/Thenationalsproject.C
9 70 David Gustafson Crescent City, CA @1Lap 269644 61
10 65 R Lee Willmore Seal Beach, CA @1Lap 195168 59 Celo Pacific

Masters Men 60-64

Place Points Name City, State Time License Bib Team
1 150 Glen Norton Ronald, WA 0:35:44 47254 1 Puget Sound Cycling Club
2 135 Fred Wittwer Charlottesvle, VA 36:18:00 38738 27 Alan North America Cycling
3 120 George Pawle Westfield, MA 37:14:00 239892 16 Cyclonauts Racers Inc.
4 105 David Rath Williston, VT 38:15:00 79685 24 Corner Cycle Cycling Club
5 90 Bob Guglielmelli San Luis Obispo, CA 38:37:00 14374 13 Central Coast Tire Cct
6 85 Don Leet Bend, OR 39:38:00 20764 2
7 80 RIchard Pearson Fremont, NE 40:20:00 221142 5 Team Kaos Cycling/Team Kaos-Ale
8 75 Douglas Cottle Ogden, UT 40:27:00 271201 20
9 70 Ron Strasser Portland, OR 41:01:00 219080 21
10 65 Ken Rodgers Eugene, OR 41:38:00 330646 9
11 60 Lee Waldman Wheatridge, CO 41:49:00 36941 25
12 55 Amory Cheney Bend, OR 42:11:00 301493 17
13 50 Charles Vanzandt Seattle, WA 43:38:00 50187 18
14 45 Timothy Tarte Kirkland, WA 44:53:00 35013 14 Puget Sound Cycling Club/Gregg’
15 40 Thomas Gee Paris, TN 44:53:00 13000 4 St Louis Cycling Club
16 38 Brian Volkert Normandy Park, WA 45:05:00 176988 26 Team Double Check
17 36 Hal Woodruff Chino Hills, CA 45:50:00 38902 12 The Team /The Team Socalcross
18 34 Richard Bagienski Durango, CO 45:56:00 176501 11 Durango Wheel Club
19 32 Amos Galpin Seattle, WA 45:57:00 12711 10
20 30 Larry Varys Littleton, CO 46:21:00 131425 3 International Christian Cycling
21 28 Malcolm Johnson Portland, OR @1Lap 331192 28
DNS 0 John Rubcic Hemet, CA DNS 48760 7 Sun Coast Velo/Uc Cyclery/Jw Fl
DNS 0 Michael Weaver Newcastle, WA DNS 54699 8 Avanti Racing Club/Blue Rooster
DNS 0 David Beals Niskayuna, NY DNS 195095 15 Capital Bicycle Racing Club
DNS 0 Joseph Brown Walled Lake, MI DNS 157319 19 Flying Rhino Cycling Club
DNS 0 David Parks Dallas, TX DNS 45770 22 Mirage
DNS 0 Ric Kellen Greenbrae, CA DNS 18754 23 Mellow Motors


 

 

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