Six Straight: Logan Owen Rules 15-16 Junior Men in Bend – UPDATED: Full Results

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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 Name City, State Time License Bib Team
1 150 Logan Owen Bremerton, WA 0:32:42 222488 301
2 135 Zack Gould Boulder, CO 33:12:00 228241 304 Clif Bar Development Cross Team
3 120 Spence Peterson Mill Valley, CA 33:15:00 235691 336
4 105 Nate Morse Cohasset, MA 33:24:00 235572 337
5 90 Curtis White Delanson, NY 33:33:00 234696 330 Clif Bar Development Cross Team
6 85 Jordan Cullen Hudson, WI 33:33:00 229280 342 Clif Bar Development Cross Team
7 80 Ian Haupt Whitefish Bay, WI 34:16:00 253603 341 Planet Bike
8 75 Michael Dessau Boulder, CO 34:36:00 266626 331 Above Category Racing
9 70 Stephen Bassett Knoxville, TN 34:48:00 257316 323 Southern Cycling Operations (Sc
10 65 Spencer Downing Boulder, CO 34:51:00 270354 320 Clif Bar Development Cross Team
11 60 Austin Vincent Simsbury, CT 35:01:00 226301 305 Corner Cycle Cycling Club/Cl No
12 55 William Barta Boise, ID 35:27:00 277745 309 Byrds
13 50 Brandon Pruett Silvercreek, GA 35:30:00 299892 347
14 45 Maxx Chance Boulder, CO 35:39:00 303319 325
15 40 Max Toeldte Boise, ID 35:54:00 291393 319 Byrds (Boise Young Rider Dev Sq
16 38 Nicolas Catlin Fairfield, CT 36:14:00 254653 314 Team Danbury Audi/Pedal And Pum
17 36 landen beckner Helena, MT 36:17:00 319138 344
18 34 Lionel Rocheleau Waukesha, WI 36:18:00 274025 333 Team Geargrinder/Team Geargrind
19 32 Colin Dunlap Bend, OR 36:36:00 298519 324
20 30 Jaxon Suttlemyre Coeur D Alene, ID 37:11:00 199726 328 Coeur D ‘Alene Velo Racers (Cda
21 28 Jonathan Anderson Topsfield, MA 37:11:00 302730 338 Essex County Velo
22 Exp Nolan Brady Steilacoom, WA 37:27:00 329058 348 Old Town Bicycle (Otb)/Old Town
23 24 Trevor Schauer Camas, WA 37:38:00 303017 310
24 22 David O’Brien Olympia, WA 37:54:00 251353 303 Rad Racing Nw/Hagens Berman
25 20 Nolan McQueen Louisville, KY 38:06:00 298828 339 Red Zone Cycling
26 19 Avi Mahan Seatac, WA 38:21:00 210067 311 Rad Racing Nw/Hagens Berman
27 18 Daniel Santos Louisville, KY 38:23:00 292395 322 Red Zone Cycling
28 17 Douglas Hall Mission Viejo, CA 38:36:00 303193 329 Team Velosport Club/Sho-Air/Son
29 16 Liam Earl Boise, ID 38:39:00 251347 334 Byrds (Boise Young Rider Dev Sq
30 15 Anders Nystrom Boise, ID 38:47:00 281627 317 Byrds (Boise Young Rider Dev Sq
31 14 Richard Rainville Livonia, MI 38:58:00 305239 343 Ann Arbor Velo Club
32 13 Lukas Giesen Albuquerque, NM 39:17:00 303640 306 Active Knowledge/Cottonwood Cla
33 12 Miles Frank Whitefish, MT 39:27:00 329144 326 Rad Racing Nw/Hagens Berman
34 11 Dawson Stallings Bend, OR 39:47:00 331058 313
35 10 Connor Letendre Ogden, UT 40:01:00 329720 318
36 9 Mitchell Stevens Bend, OR 40:08:00 299102 345
37 8 Harrison Devine Bellevue, WA 40:57:00 290027 312 Northwest Velo/First Rate Mortg
38 7 Erick Madis Hudson, OH 41:13:00 237913 327 Project Velo Racing/One Call No
39 6 Cameron MillarGriffin Portland, OR 42:10:00 303649 308
40 5 John Curtis Eagle, ID @1Lap 320356 316
41 4 Emerson Webb Portland, OR @1Lap 324984 302 Beaverton Bicycle Club
42 3 Blake Hanson Mount Shasta, CA @1Lap 330546 307
43 2 Frankie Virgen Bend, OR @1Lap 330226 315
44 0 Kyle Denison Sacramento, CA @1Lap 303671 346 Team Mad Cat
DNS 0 Jonathon Schilling Grover, MO DNS 255838 321 Big Shark Bicycle Company
DNS 0 Daniel Parks Dallas, TX DNS 237869 332 Gs Tenzing
DNS 0 Bridger Fiore Missoula, MT DNS 292493 335 Northern Rockies Cycling Team/M
DNS 0 Robert Sroka N. Royalton, OH DNS 270997 340 Lake Effect Cycling Team/Team L

 

 

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