by Ken Getchell

Domination was the name of the game at the VisitPA.com Pennsylvania State Cyclocross Championships this year, as all of the open categories were dominated by either a single team or a single person.

When your team name is the same as the race sponsor, it’s always a good idea to make an appearance at the front of the race. That’s exactly what Mike Hebe and new daddy Mike Yozell did in the Elite Masters 35+/45+ race. Only Kurt Reisinger (Wissahickon/Engin Bicycles) was able to join the two VisitPA.com riders, and only for a little while. By the end of the race, Hebe had established a large gap over his teammate Yozell, with Reisinger finishing third. Blair Saunders may have had the ride of the day to finish fourth after crashing mid-way through the first lap. Jeff Cordisco won the 45+ division for C3-Sollay.com, and it wouldn’t be the last that we’d hear from that team on the afternoon.

In the Elite Women’s race, up and comer Lenore Pipes (Zaveta Construction/Cyclesports) took advantage of her usual fast start to lead much of the early part of the race, joined only by Carolyn Popovic of Team CICLE. Once past halfway, however, Popovic dropped Pipes from her wheel and won going away.

The Elite Men’s race was dominated start to finish by Wes Schempf and “Fast Andy” Wulfkuhle of C3-Sollay.com. The black-suited duo raced in formation for the entire race. Kyle Wamsley of Colovita/Sutter Home twice made contact with the two leaders, only to have them raise the tempo and pull away again. By the end of the race, the leaders had nearly a minute on the the rest of the field. To their credit, Schempf and Wulfkuhle raced it out instead of settling for a ceremonial team finish. Schempf had done the majority of the pulls in the race, and led the entire last half of the last lap. The finish at Allentown is a 45 degree bend onto a very short, slightly uphill asphalt finishing straight. It was assumed, by nearly everyone except Wulfkuhle, that whoever got to the final turn first would win. Schempf led out the sprint as Wulfkuhle made his move to the outside of the final turn. He was still behind Schempf as they came around the corner, but Wulfkuhle’s outside line gave him the momentum to edge past Schempf in a very close sprint.

Results:

VisitPA State Cross Champoinship
Nov 29, 2009
Weather: 41?, winds 5 to 15 variable, partly sunny
Master Men Cat 1/2/3 45+
PLACEBIBFIRSTLASTTEAM
1359JeffCORDISCOC3-Sollay.com
2361MarkFEATHERMANGuys Racing Club
3369KevinSAINT CLAIRMain Line Cycling – Bikyle
4357KevinBRECKENMAKERYellow Breeches Racing
5371RolfWINDHGuy’s Racing
6360HenryDIMMICKAg3r/ButlerHealthSystem
Master Men Cat 1/2/3 35+
PLACEBIBFIRSTLASTTEAM
1363MikeHEBEVisitPA.com/SoBe/Cannondale
2372MichaelYOZELLVIsitPa.com
3368KirkREISINGERClub Wissahickon / Engin Cycles
4374BlairSAUNDERSHenry’s Bikes
5367JosephPICCILLOEvolution Racing
6376RaymondZEIMETGuys Racing
7355N. JohanANESTADEvolution Racing
8370PaulWAHNERDrWahner.com
9362BradleyFORDSouth Mountain Cycles
10364FrederickKLENKEvolution Racing
11366BobPIACINEGuys Racing Club
CAT 1/2/3 ELITE MEN
PLACEBIBFIRSTLASTTEAM
128AndrewWULFKUHLEC3-Sollay.com
226WestonSCHEMPFC3-Sollay.com!
333KyleWAMSLEYColavita
430MichaelYOZELLVIsitPa.com
532AndyMCKEEGANLateral Stress Velo Inc.
625SamuelMORRISONAg3r/ButlerHealthSystem
758JeffreyAPPELTANSPrimus Mootry/Denver-Boulder Couriers
831CamMANCUSOACT
934HenryDIMMICKAllegheny Cycling Association
CAT 1/2/3 ELITE WOMEN
PLACEBIBFIRSTLASTTEAM
157CarolynPOPOVICTeam CICLE
255LenorePIPESZaveta Construction/Cyclesports
356KristySWOPEEPS/CSS
454DianeGRIMC3-Sollay.com
550TammyEBERSOLEEvolution Racing
CAT 2/3/4 MEN “B”
PLACEBIBFIRSTLASTTEAM
1226ZachADAMSC3-Sollay.com
2247ColinPRENSKYSanchez-Metro
3243MattSPOHNDynaflo
4245RobertLICHTENWALNERUnattached
5238JonathanKAHLERHuman Zoom / Pabst Blue Ribbon
6233JamesDOHERTYunattached
7248JoshuaWESTUnattached
8241EricMORGANWissahickon
9244BrianSWEHLAAbington Wheel Wright Bikes
10230DanCONRADAllied Milk Cycling
11240CraigLEBAIRphiladelphia ciclismo
12229JosephBRUCETeam Lukas
13235ZacFELPELTeam Allaince Environmental
14231JakeDAVIDSONAllied Milk Cycling
15237RayIGNOSHGotham Cyclists
16242DrewSCOLES
17227GunnarBERGEYTeam Bikesport
18246ToddBEEBEunattached
19239AndrewKUKLISGotham Cyclists / El Camino / 5th St X
20236CharlesGARDINERHuman Zoom/Pabst Blue Ribbon
21232HenryDIMMICKAg3r/ButlerHealthSystem
22234ScottFEATHERVortex
MASTER MEN 35+ CAT 3/4 MEN “B”
PLACEBIBFIRSTLASTTEAM
1425JasonEICHOLTZBike & Blade
2432NathanRUCHEvolution Racing
3438BarryWAHNERDrWahner.com
4441RyanPOMAJEVICHGotham Cyclists
5439HenryTREMPERFirst State Velo Sport
6423MarkBOWMANSouth Mountain Cycles Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
7440AllenBEDFORDGuys Racing
8427BarryJONESNo Cents Racing
9434Frank J.SCHLIPF IIIGuys Racing Club
MASTER MEN 45+CAT 3/4 MEN “B”
PLACEBIBFIRSTLASTTEAM
1437DavidTROOPFirst State Velo Sport
2430DougNAGELEvolution Racing
3431ScottREYNOLDSGuys Racing
4429PatrickLEONARDEvolution Racing
5435GarySNYDEREvolution Racing
6422DaveBAUMGARDNERTri-State Velo
7424WilliamBRAYSAUCON VALLEY BIKES
8428GaryKELLEYBean’s Bikes
9433RobertSANDSEvolution Racing
CAT 3/4 WOMEN “B”
PLACEBIBFIRSTLASTTEAM
1617KimDUBECK/PERNAbeans
2631ChristineFENNESSYSouth Mountain Cycles
3633KarenTOURIANGuy’s Racing
4634KathleenWULFKUHLEC3-Sollay.com
5632AnneROCKSturdy Girl Cycling
CAT 4 MEN
PLACEBIBFIRSTLASTTEAM
1725ShaneWATTERS
2714JamieHARRISPhiladelphia Ciclismo/Velo Europa Imports
3731markYAYLORunattached
4724BillSTRICKLANDHup United
5729CharlesHANLONGuys Racing
6711RyanFULMER
7716CareyJACKSON YONCE
8721KeithPLUNKETTSouth mountain cycles /Fifth Street Cross
9712ChristopherGARGESSpokes Bike Shop
10708JoshCARTER¡Cornballer!
11723SethSTOVERKansas State University
12717KevinKALLCadence Cycling & Multisport
13719PatrickO’DUNNE
14730PaulTAUSGotham Cyclists
15726PeterHALLUnattached
16718DanKILLINGSWORTHHUP United
17707JoshBERKAbington Wheel Wright
18710JoeFAVARAHampton Velo
19727EdKALLUKHUnattached
20709DavidDALKNER
21722RobertSANDSEvolution Racing
22713StephenGUALANOGenesis Bicycles
23715JackINDEKEU
24728CareyBAKERunattached
25706BrooksBAKERFifth Street Cross
COLLIGATE MEN
PLACEBIBFIRSTLASTTEAM
1791ZachADAMSC3-Sollay.com
2788DrewSCOLES
3790TimHUMPTONMIT Cycling
4789JacquesINDEKEUPenn State Cycling Club
MASTER WOMEN 35+ CAT 1/2/3 ELITE
PLACEBIBFIRSTLASTTEAM
156KristySWOPEEPS/CSS
254DianeGRIMC3-Sollay.com
350TammyEBERSOLEEvolution Racing
MASTER MEN 55+
PLACEBIBFIRSTLASTTEAM
1563BobPERNAbeans bikes
2561NunzioDIBIASIYellow Breeches Racing
3564KevinTUTTLEMain Line/BiKyle
4562TomGRIMERA Cycling
JUNIOR MEN 10-18
PLACEBIBFIRSTLASTTEAM
1181SamuelMORRISONAg3r/ButlerHealthSystem
2183GunnarBERGEYUnattached
3180AndrewHARRISRed Rose Rockets
4184CharlesHANLONGuys Racing
5186AnthonySKOROCHODGotham Cyclists
6185JonathanKUNTZUnattached
7182WyattSAINT CLAIRMain Line Cycling – BiKyle
8178AustinBRIGHTTeam Vortex
JUNIOR WOMEN 10-18
PLACEBIBFIRSTLASTTEAM
1197KaitlynLAWRENCEVORTEX