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.

The Campers


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 BikeMartRowlett, TX
Aubrey Drummond (18)SPCX p/b RK BlackTulsa, OK
Callah Robinson (16)NW Women's Cyclocross ProjectBellevue, WA
Cassidy Hickey (17)UnattachedParker, CO
Disa Doherty (16)Missoula Bicycle WorksMissoula, MT
Eleanor Dyas (18)Midwest DevoCarmel, IN
Ellie Mitchell (20)NW Women's Cyclocross ProjectAnchorage, AK
Elsa Westenfelder (15)MT AlphaMissoula, MT
Grace Mattern (17)Park Ave Bike-p/b BorahRochester, NY
Juliann Vanderhaegen (18)NW Women's Cyclocross ProjectOlympia, WA
Lauren Zoerner (17)Alpha Bicycle/Groove SubaruHighlandsranch, CO
Lizzy Gunsalus (17)Cannondale-CxWorld DevoDudley, MA
Olivia Lawson (16)Knobbe Martens RacingCarlsbad, CA
Sarah Gibertoni (17)Killington Mountain SchoolCheshire, 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 RacingMercer Island, WA
Alex Corby (17)Midwest DevoCarmel, IN
Alex Morton (19)Cannondale-CxWorld DevoSaint Clair, MI
Andrew Frank (23)Montana VeloHelena, MT
August Milliken (18)Van Dessel Factory TeamTakoma Park, MD
Carden King (15)Boulder Junior CyclingBoulder, CO
Dylan Atkinson (18)CycleSport Specialized PB Muscle MilkLos Gatos, CA
Dylan Zakrajsek (17)Lake Geneva Youth CyclingLake Geneva, WI
Finnegan O'Connor (21)Competitive Edge Racing/UVMWest Hatfield, MA
Frank O' Reilly (15)Finkraft Cycling TeamPearl River, NY
George Piepgras (18)NE Devo p/d Cadence WMSwampscott, MA
Henry Conaway (16)Midwest DevoZionsville, IN
Ian Williams (18)Miller School of AbermarleHelena, MT
Issac Bast (19)Colorado State UniversityLenoir, NC
Ivan Gallego (17)Cannondale-CxWorld DevoMissoula, MT
Jacob Ryse (18)School of CrossSpokane, WA
Jaime Williams (18)Lionhearts Junior RacingMason, OH
John Paul Amalong (18)CTS Cycling/Organic Valley JrChapel Hill, NC
Jules Van Kempen (18)North Carolina Tri & CyclingChapel Hill, NC
Kyle Johnson (17)Giant Bicycles SouthwestAlbuquerque, NM
Max Palmer (17)Midwest DevoZionsville, IN
Tayton Parker (17)Oklahoma FlyersTulsa, OK

Head Coaches

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.

Geoff Proctor returns as the camp's head coach. 2017 Montana Cross Camp © Cyclocross Magazine

Geoff Proctor returns as the camp’s head coach. 2017 Montana Cross Camp © Cyclocross Magazine

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.

Guest Coaches

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