Logan Owen knew the results before it started...6 National Championships in a row. © Cyclocross Magazine

Logan Owen knew the results before it started...6 National Championships in a row. © Cyclocross Magazine

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BEND, ORE. – Redline’s Logan Owen entered today’s race with confidence, and for good reason. The 15 year-old (racing age 16) has won his last five National Championships, and also swept the Elite series titles in Seattle. At the start, Owen held up six fingers to show his prediction of today’s win.

Off the start, Nate Morse (CLNoonan/Bay Hill Capital) got the holeshot with Owen Michael Dessau (Above Category) following, but half a lap into the race, it was Owen who took charge with a 10-second gap and looked at ease.

Morse slotted in behind as the riders reached the run-up for the first time. Owen muscled over the short hill and was able to ride it, and Dessau came to a stop attempting to do the same. The tangle up that resulted gave Owen an instant gap of 10 seconds over his pursuers.

The previous day’s time trial winner Spence Peterson (Above Category), who got off to a slow start, benefited from the pile up and closed on the chasers when he hit the hill, as did Zack Gould (Clif Bar Development), who crashed and flew through the tape the first time the pack came off the pavement and hit the mud.

Morse went to the front of the chase group and set off at  a blistering pace in pursuit of Owen. He kept the gap at nine seconds for the better part of the next two laps before he began to labor under the effort. Owen, meanwhile, looked cool and calm on the front as he continued to stretch out his lead to 20 and then 40 seconds, even taking the time to pause at the top of the stairs with a smile across his face for the photograhers’ benefit.

Morse looked to have second place locked up, but on the final lap was suffering from stomach cramps. Peterson and Gould caught the New England rider to set up a three-way battle for second. Morse continued to fade, but would lock up fourth. Peterson and Gould battled for wheel-to-wheel for the final lap, coming over the fly-over and into the stairs locked in battle.

“I knew that whoever came off the stairs first would come out on top 90 percent of the time,” said Gould, “so I really battled to get there.

Gould crested the stairs with the slimmest of margins, hit the gas, and held it to the line to take second place, with Peterson third.

Gould’s Clif Bar teammate Jordan Cullen also needed to overcome early race woes, as a first lap flat tire would send one of the pre-race favorites to the pits. Cullen dug deep lap after lap, eventually passing another teammate, Curtis White, to claim the final podium step in fifth.

Stay tuned for a full report, results and photos. Brief results below the photos.

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Full Results:

Place Points NameCity, StateTimeLicenseBibTeam
1150Logan OwenBremerton, WA0:32:42222488301
2135Zack GouldBoulder, CO33:12:00228241304Clif Bar Development Cross Team
3120Spence PetersonMill Valley, CA33:15:00235691336
4105Nate MorseCohasset, MA33:24:00235572337
590Curtis WhiteDelanson, NY33:33:00234696330Clif Bar Development Cross Team
685Jordan CullenHudson, WI33:33:00229280342Clif Bar Development Cross Team
780Ian HauptWhitefish Bay, WI34:16:00253603341Planet Bike
875Michael DessauBoulder, CO34:36:00266626331Above Category Racing
970Stephen BassettKnoxville, TN34:48:00257316323Southern Cycling Operations (Sc
1065Spencer DowningBoulder, CO34:51:00270354320Clif Bar Development Cross Team
1160Austin VincentSimsbury, CT35:01:00226301305Corner Cycle Cycling Club/Cl No
1255William BartaBoise, ID35:27:00277745309Byrds
1350Brandon PruettSilvercreek, GA35:30:00299892347
1445Maxx ChanceBoulder, CO35:39:00303319325
1540Max ToeldteBoise, ID35:54:00291393319Byrds (Boise Young Rider Dev Sq
1638Nicolas CatlinFairfield, CT36:14:00254653314Team Danbury Audi/Pedal And Pum
1736landen becknerHelena, MT36:17:00319138344
1834Lionel RocheleauWaukesha, WI36:18:00274025333Team Geargrinder/Team Geargrind
1932Colin DunlapBend, OR36:36:00298519324
2030Jaxon SuttlemyreCoeur D Alene, ID37:11:00199726328Coeur D ‘Alene Velo Racers (Cda
2128Jonathan AndersonTopsfield, MA37:11:00302730338Essex County Velo
22ExpNolan BradySteilacoom, WA37:27:00329058348Old Town Bicycle (Otb)/Old Town
2324Trevor SchauerCamas, WA37:38:00303017310
2422David O’BrienOlympia, WA37:54:00251353303Rad Racing Nw/Hagens Berman
2520Nolan McQueenLouisville, KY38:06:00298828339Red Zone Cycling
2619Avi MahanSeatac, WA38:21:00210067311Rad Racing Nw/Hagens Berman
2718Daniel SantosLouisville, KY38:23:00292395322Red Zone Cycling
2817Douglas HallMission Viejo, CA38:36:00303193329Team Velosport Club/Sho-Air/Son
2916Liam EarlBoise, ID38:39:00251347334Byrds (Boise Young Rider Dev Sq
3015Anders NystromBoise, ID38:47:00281627317Byrds (Boise Young Rider Dev Sq
3114Richard RainvilleLivonia, MI38:58:00305239343Ann Arbor Velo Club
3213Lukas GiesenAlbuquerque, NM39:17:00303640306Active Knowledge/Cottonwood Cla
3312Miles FrankWhitefish, MT39:27:00329144326Rad Racing Nw/Hagens Berman
3411Dawson StallingsBend, OR39:47:00331058313
3510Connor LetendreOgden, UT40:01:00329720318
369Mitchell StevensBend, OR40:08:00299102345
378Harrison DevineBellevue, WA40:57:00290027312Northwest Velo/First Rate Mortg
387Erick MadisHudson, OH41:13:00237913327Project Velo Racing/One Call No
396Cameron MillarGriffinPortland, OR42:10:00303649308
405John CurtisEagle, ID@1Lap320356316
414Emerson WebbPortland, OR@1Lap324984302Beaverton Bicycle Club
423Blake HansonMount Shasta, CA@1Lap330546307
432Frankie VirgenBend, OR@1Lap330226315
440Kyle DenisonSacramento, CA@1Lap303671346Team Mad Cat
DNS0Jonathon SchillingGrover, MODNS255838321Big Shark Bicycle Company
DNS0Daniel ParksDallas, TXDNS237869332Gs Tenzing
DNS0Bridger FioreMissoula, MTDNS292493335Northern Rockies Cycling Team/M
DNS0Robert SrokaN. Royalton, OHDNS270997340Lake Effect Cycling Team/Team L