VERONA, WISCONSIN – In the final race of the day, as the temperature dropped and the ground began to turn from the Belgian sop of earlier to a more solid, tacky course, Matt Shriver found himself with a flat tire as the men were lining up. Shriver ran to the pits, changed his wheel, ran back and had to line up in the rear. Then the gun went off. Then, as the rest of the field left him behind, he realized his rear derailleur was frozen. Then he won.

Matt Schriver worked his way through the field to take the Men 30-34 National Title © Cyclocross Magazine

Matt Schriver worked his way through the field to take the Men 30-34 National Title © Cyclocross Magazine

Shriver made his way to the pits, grabbed a functioning bike, then spent all but the final lap clawing his way back to the lead group, which consisted of Kevin Bradford-Parish ( and Kevin McConnell (Mercy-Specialized), the two having shed early race leader Robert Marion.

Bradford-Parish gave Shriver a fierce battle, but ultimately had to settle for second as Shriver lit a final match on the last lap climb. Kevin McConnell held on as long as he could, and finished in third a handful of seconds ahead of Ken Benesh (Feedback Sports Racing). Robert Marion, who led much of the first half of the race, struggled in the second half and slipped down to fifth, but rallied to almost nip Benesh at the line.

Interview with Matt Shriver:

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2013 Nationals Masters Men 30-34 Results

PlaceNameCity, StateTimeTeam
1Matt SHRIVER   Madison, WI0:41:12 
2Kevin BRADFORD-PARISH   Spokane, WA41:32:00
3Kevin MCCONNELL   Iowa City, IA42:06:00 Mercy-Specialized/Iowa City Cycling Club
4Ken BENESH   Westminster, CO42:32:00 Feedback Sports Racing
5Robert MARION   Mount Airy, NC42:34:00 
6Greg WITTWER   Richmond, VA43:15:00 Bob's Red Mill Cyclocross Team/Bob's Red Mill Cyclocross
7William IAIA   Englewood, CO44:33:00 
8Tom BURKE   Grand Rapids, MI44:36:00 Midwest Cycling Group
9Jeff KLUCK   Sioux Falls, SD44:38:00 SC Velo
10Stephen CUMMINGS   Pittsburgh, PA44:54:00 City Cycling LLC
11Scott CHAPIN   Santa Cruz, CA45:43:00 Bay 101/HRS/Rock Lobster/Bicycle Bluebook/HRS/Rock Lobster Cyclocross
12Michael HEMME   Chicago, IL46:15:00 SRAM Factory
13Andrew COE   Mission, KS46:18:00 Ethos Racing
14Nicholas LEMKE (1 - Cat1)  Albuquerque, NM46:54:00 Scalo Veloce
15Doug SCHULER   Boulder, CO47:07:00 Boulder Cycle Sport
16Mark PARMELEE   Ortonville, MI47:34:00 Cycletherapy- MI
17Chad CHEENEY   Durango, CO47:36:00 Durango Devo
18Lucas MARSHALL (1 - Cat2)   Omaha, NE47:45:00 Midwest Cycling Community NE
19Brett PIRIE   Denver, CO49:26:00 Groove Subaru-Alpha Bicycle Co
20Larry MILLER (2 - Cat2)   Annandale, VA50:04:00 Crosshairs Cycling
21John KURTZ (3 - Cat2)   Lombard, IL50:53:00 Flatlandia Cycling Team
22Drew WILSON (4 - Cat2)   Rochester, MN51:51:00 
23Christopher SWEET (1 - Cat3)   Lexington, IL51:53:00 Bloomington Cycle Racing Team
24Matthew KAMPHUIS (2 - Cat3)   Cottage Grove, WI@1Lap Trek Midwest Team
25David BOWERS (3 - Cat3)  Chicago, IL@1Lap Half Acre Cycling
26Kailin WATERMAN (4 - Cat3)   Oakland, CA@1Lap 
27Kyle FLEENER (5 - Cat3)   Aurora, IL@1Lap Jimmy John's Racing Team/Pella Bike Racing
28Russ KURYK (6 - Cat3)   Chicago, IL@1Lap Sammy's Bike
29Michael NORTON (2 - Cat1)   Beloit, WI@1Lap Verge Sport/Test Pilot
30Oscar JIMENEZ (7 - Cat3)  Lowell, MA@2Lap Ride Studio Cafe
31Paul HARRISON (8 - Cat3)  Minneapolis , MN@2Lap Flat City Cycling Club Inc.
32Chris ANDERSON (9 - Cat3)   Minneapolis, MN@2Lap Flat City Cycling Club Inc.
DNSJordan VILLELLA   Pittsburgh, PATwin Six
DNSJudson HEUGEL (Cat3)   Rockville, MDCharm City Cycling LLC
DNSShaun RADLEY   Missoula,
DNSAdam RACHUBINSKI (Cat3)   Centennial, COGroove Subaru-Alpha Bicycle Co
DNSPatrick BROCK   Thiensville, WIMy Wife Inc
DNFMatt DANIEL (Cat3)   Chicago, IL
DNFBrad COLE   Lansing, MIKCCX Fuji Elite Cyclocross Team p/b Challenge Tires
DNFPeter MONKO (Cat3)   Chicago, ILSpidermonkey Cycling
DNFJereme NOFFKE (Cat3)   Madison, WI

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