Oregon High School and Junior Cyclocross Series Launch this Weekend

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High Schoolers and Juniors will battle it out for leaders jerseys, great prizes - and good dirty fun!

We at Cyclocross Magazine couldn’t be happier to see a well-organized series coming together specifically targeting participation among Juniors and high schoolers. If only we’d gotten our starts that young, maybe we coulda been contenders…

From the Oregon Junior & High School Cyclocross Series Promoter:

This Sunday, September 19th, the Oregon Junior & High School Cyclocross Series kicks off at Hood River.

If you have not joined a High School team, it’s not too late. Contact John Wilson, the series promoter if you know of someone looking for a team. You actually can race as an individual, for a High School team, and for Best All-Around Rider Points on your OBRA team all within the same race, and race series!

Look out Oregon, Juniors, High Schools, and rabid Cyclocrossers around the Pacific Northwest. Here are the first of the first-ever Oregon High School Cyclocross series teams!

2010 Oregon High School Cyclocross Series
Team Name Region Coach Email Approx Team Size
1 Corvallis United Mid Willamette Valley John Wilson [email protected] 9
2 Westview Beaverton Brian Baumann [email protected] 5
3 Summit Storm Bend Ambrose Su [email protected] 11
4 Eugene United Eugene Andrew Bennett [email protected] 3
5 Roseburg Step Up Roseburg David MacFarlane [email protected] 4
6 Yenne & Schofield PC Salem Omer Kem [email protected] 7
7 Hood River Hood River Edward Tyynismaa [email protected] 5
8 East Portland TBD East Portland Sheilagh Griffin [email protected] 6
9 Mountain View Bend Matt Fox [email protected] 3

The Junior Cyclocross Series (JCS) is an eight-race series with the best six out of eight results counting. Racers must start five events to qualify for series awards. The High School Cyclocross Series (HS) is a five-race series, with the best four out of five counting. Racers must finish in at least three races to qualify for the series. Note: High School racers meeting the Junior Cyclocross Age classification (CCX age 18 or younger) can also qualify for JCS series awards by completing five races.

These two series are dedicated to kids racing Cyclocross in Oregon!

Race Schedule:

Sunday 9/19,  12:35 pm Hood River Double Cross Hood River JCS & HS
Saturday 9/25 Noon Psycho Cross Eugene JCS Only
Saturday 10/9, Noon Willamette Valley Cross at Heiser Farm Dayton JCS & HS
Saturday 10/16, Noon Psycho Cross Eugene JCS Only
Sunday 10/24, 12:35 pm Cross Crusade Portland JCS & HS
Sunday 11/7, 12:35 pm Cross Crusade Hillsboro JCS & HS
Saturday 11/13, Noon Psycho Cross Eugene JCS Only
Saturday 11/20, Noon OBRA Championships Salem JCS & HS – Double points

The sponsorship for this series is fantastic and incredibly generous:

  • Pacific Power, Willamette Valley Cycling, and Northwest Multisports have contributed their hard-earned CASH to help fuel this series along with the generous contributions from our merchandise sponsors.
  • Castelli is providing super cool Series Champion Jerseys for all Categories (JCS & HS). Check them out on our web page or at the races.
  • Redline is providing a sweet 2011 24” Conquest complete Cyclocross Bike and Conquest Frame/Fork Grand Prizes + contributing to our series awards distribution.
  • Sellwood Cycle Repair is providing a 2011 complete Kona Cross Bike Grand Prize and a special (to be named later) Gift/Award for the High School Series.
  • Hammer Nutrition will be keep everyone fueled up providing Heed Sports Drink at all the races, and Goodie Bags of Hammer Nutrition products for the first 50 Juniors to register at Hood River and the State Championships + contributing to our series awards distribution.
  • Rolf Prima has donated a sweet set of hoops (2011 VCX Cross wheelset) Grand Prize.
  • Ralpha will be providing a (to be named later) award to the top High School Team

There would be no Junior Cyclocross Series without the generosity of these sponsors. Please thank them with your patronage. Grand prize awards will be based on a weighted lottery factoring in race participation and series finish. The idea is that everyone who participates in the minimum number of races has a chance to win!

We will have Medals and generous series merchandise awards FIVE deep in each JCS Category.

We will have OBRA medals for the top three High School Male/Female/Team.

For more information: http://www.obra.org/junior_cyclocross_series/

 

 

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