The 2019 MontanaCrossCamp development program in Helena will be the biggest to-date. The Women’s camp takes place from July 8-13 and the Men’s from July 15-20.
The camp is open to all U.S. riders racing age 15-22, and this year, 15 young women and 22 young men will be making the trip to Big Sky Country for running, riding, drills, more running and some camaraderie with fellow athletes.
This week, rosters and guest coaches for the 2019 camps were announced.
Now in its third year, the 2019 Women’s camp features 15 riders from across the U.S., including a number of riders who finished on the podium at Louisville Nationals. The Women’s roster is below.
Women's Roster: 2019 MontanaCrossCamp
|Abigail Yates (18)||Matrix CC/Richardson BikeMart||Rowlett, TX|
|Aubrey Drummond (18)||SPCX p/b RK Black||Tulsa, OK|
|Callah Robinson (16)||NW Women's Cyclocross Project||Bellevue, WA|
|Cassidy Hickey (17)||Unattached||Parker, CO|
|Disa Doherty (16)||Missoula Bicycle Works||Missoula, MT|
|Eleanor Dyas (18)||Midwest Devo||Carmel, IN|
|Ellie Mitchell (20)||NW Women's Cyclocross Project||Anchorage, AK|
|Elsa Westenfelder (15)||MT Alpha||Missoula, MT|
|Grace Mattern (17)||Park Ave Bike-p/b Borah||Rochester, NY|
|Juliann Vanderhaegen (18)||NW Women's Cyclocross Project||Olympia, WA|
|Lauren Zoerner (17)||Alpha Bicycle/Groove Subaru||Highlandsranch, CO|
|Lizzy Gunsalus (17)||Cannondale-CxWorld Devo||Dudley, MA|
|Olivia Lawson (16)||Knobbe Martens Racing||Carlsbad, CA|
|Sarah Gibertoni (17)||Killington Mountain School||Cheshire, CT|
This year’s Men’s camp features 22 riders, again including a number of Louisville Nationals podium finishers. The Men’s roster is below.
Men's Roster: 2019 MontanaCrossCamp
|Adrian Magun (16)||Apex Racing||Mercer Island, WA|
|Alex Corby (17)||Midwest Devo||Carmel, IN|
|Alex Morton (19)||Cannondale-CxWorld Devo||Saint Clair, MI|
|Andrew Frank (23)||Montana Velo||Helena, MT|
|August Milliken (18)||Van Dessel Factory Team||Takoma Park, MD|
|Carden King (15)||Boulder Junior Cycling||Boulder, CO|
|Dylan Atkinson (18)||CycleSport Specialized PB Muscle Milk||Los Gatos, CA|
|Dylan Zakrajsek (17)||Lake Geneva Youth Cycling||Lake Geneva, WI|
|Finnegan O'Connor (21)||Competitive Edge Racing/UVM||West Hatfield, MA|
|Frank O' Reilly (15)||Finkraft Cycling Team||Pearl River, NY|
|George Piepgras (18)||NE Devo p/d Cadence WM||Swampscott, MA|
|Henry Conaway (16)||Midwest Devo||Zionsville, IN|
|Ian Williams (18)||Miller School of Abermarle||Helena, MT|
|Issac Bast (19)||Colorado State University||Lenoir, NC|
|Ivan Gallego (17)||Cannondale-CxWorld Devo||Missoula, MT|
|Jacob Ryse (18)||School of Cross||Spokane, WA|
|Jaime Williams (18)||Lionhearts Junior Racing||Mason, OH|
|John Paul Amalong (18)||CTS Cycling/Organic Valley Jr||Chapel Hill, NC|
|Jules Van Kempen (18)||North Carolina Tri & Cycling||Chapel Hill, NC|
|Kyle Johnson (17)||Giant Bicycles Southwest||Albuquerque, NM|
|Max Palmer (17)||Midwest Devo||Zionsville, IN|
|Tayton Parker (17)||Oklahoma Flyers||Tulsa, OK|
The 2019 MontanaCrossCamp is led, as always, by Geoff Proctor. When he is not busy teaching students in Helena, Proctor has worked on developing U.S. cyclocross talent both here in the U.S. and in Europe for 20 years now. For more from him, you can check out our interview with him from a few years ago.
Joining Proctor at both camps will be Scott Herzig. Herzig has been involved with the MontanaCrossCamp since its inception and brings a life-long background in education and coaching mountain bikers to the camp.
The guest coaches for this year’s camp are 🔥.
Just announced as a coach at the Women’s camp is Katie Fn Compton. You may or may not have heard of her, but for a refresher, Compton is the 15-time U.S. Cyclocross National Champion, 5-time Worlds podium finisher, multi-time World Cup overall winner and a coach herself.
Joining KFC will be Rebecca Fahringer, who is coming off her best season as a professional cyclocross racer. Racing for the Kona – Maxxis – Shimano program this past season, GoFahr finished on 9 domestic UCI podiums in 2018, won 1, finished 4th at Louisville Nationals and capped her season with a 16th at Worlds in Bogense. We chatted with her after the cyclocross season.
Rounding out the Women’s coaching squad is returnee Allison Arensman. Arensman is a Collegiate Cyclocross National Champion, and she has started the J.A. King p/b BlueRidgeCross women’s Elite development program. She also runs a coaching program in her hometown of Brevard.
Returning as a Men’s coach is Tobin Ortenblad. Ortenblad is a former MontanaCrossCamp attendee and now a coach. He capped his U23 career with a win at Asheville Nationals and has been racing at the front of the field during his three years as an Elite rider.
Joining Ortenblad this year is defending Pan-Am champion Curtis White. White is coming off his best season as a pro, where he added a silver at Louisville Nationals and a 21st-place finish at Worlds to his Pan-Am title. This spring, White has been busy grinding some gravel out East.
Featured image: Tom Robertson