The Junior Men 13-14 race was the first race on Saturday at the 2021 USA Cyclocross National Championships.
Due to heavy winds, the title races were delayed and the industry races were canceled.
(1/3) #CXNats Update -So due to heavy winds we are looking at heavy damage to both the course and venue. Racing will now begin at 11am. Riders will have the opportunity to preride at 10:30.
— USA Cycling (@usacycling) December 11, 2021
The winds, while fortunately not the lethal winds that hit elsewhere in the state and in Kentucky, still took their toll:
Bummer @usacycling #cxnats We learned our lesson at Reno Nats. Last night we took all our @horstcycling stuff down and secured it. First race delayed to 10:30 A.M (at least). That’s all I’ve got for now. #cyclocross pic.twitter.com/l8jbokByVH
— Scott M. Livingston (@_livingston) December 11, 2021
Here are the updated times for the title races.
2021 USA Cyclocross National Championships Junior Men 13-14
Matthew Crabbe has won the first title race for the day.
Crabbe slotted in second heading down the first straight and then hit the front in a series of off-camber turns after the sand.
Crabbe kept his lead, riding tape-to-tape looking for traction and looking like a seasoned pro.
Matthew Crabbe – Junior Men’s 13-14 National Champion! pic.twitter.com/rdpDi2XoVB
— USA Cycling LIVE (@usacyclinglive) December 11, 2021
Bjorn Blankenship battled Jack Billowitz for the position of runner-up.
Blankenship broke away and took second place, one step up from his 2019 place in the 11-12 age group.
Billowitz came in with the close third.
All top three racers put in their work this season. Nationals was Crabbe’s 23rd cyclocross race of the season, according to crossresults.com. Blankeship raced 11 races prior to Nationals, with Billowitz entering 16.
Rowan Child, winner of the 11-12 age group in Lakewood, finished fifth.
Full results below.
2021 USA Cyclocross National Championships Results Junior Men 13-14
|1||103||Matthew CRABBE||Mission Source Jr Devo||23:08:00||2|
|2||108||Bjorn BLANKENSHIP||Cascadia Junior Cycling||23:45:00||2|
|3||107||Jack BILLOWITZ||Cascadia Junior Cycling||24:06:00||2|
|4||113||Isaiah CULBREATH||Oklahoma Junior Cycling Llc||24:25:00||2|
|5||102||Rowan CHILD||Velo Childeric||24:58:00||2|
|6||133||Jackson HSU||Rad P/B Cycleu||25:11:00||2|
|7||137||George SWINAND||Pony Shop Juniors||25:23:00||2|
|8||118||Jack HIGLEY||Alpha Bicycle Company / Vista Auto Group||26:05:00||2|
|10||110||Jacob HINES||Baltimore Youth Cycling||26:31:00||2|
|11||119||Kian REID||Wenatchee Velo||26:38:00||2|
|13||114||Cian CONNOLLY||Baltimore Youth Cycling||27:15:00||2|
|14||116||Ian MULLER||Njcx Project||27:21:00||2|
|15||138||Ethan BROWN||Midwest Devo||27:32:00||2|
|16||122||Oliver WALDRON||Avout Racing||27:32:00||2|
|17||144||Calvin BERGER||Berger Hardware Bikes||28:01:00||2|
|18||105||Ethan MORRIS||Dcdevo Racing Academy||28:08:00||2|
|19||121||Jack HELVIE||Bicycle Garage Of Indy||28:37:00||2|
|20||109||Porter MELVIN||Team Stampede||28:37:00||2|
|21||153||Leif WINTERS||Oklahoma Flyers||28:38:00||2|
|22||142||Anders DECKER||Northstar Development||28:48:00||2|
|23||117||Charlie CULBERTSON||Seven Rivers||28:48:00||2|
|24||148||Jackson CLARY||Midwest Devo||29:36:00||2|
|25||111||Liam GOFF||Ap Junior Development P/B Corner Cycle||29:47:00||2|
|26||135||Nathaniel HALVERSON||Minnesota Junior Cycling||30:12:00||2|
|27||141||Willie BOYNTON||Team Hammercross||30:26:00||2|
|28||136||Jack STAMATIS||Pony Shop Juniors||30:33:00||2|
|29||115||Carl BOQUIST||The Pony Shop||31:05:00||2|
|30||112||Leo VALENTIN||Carl Valentin||31:09:00||2|
|31||155||Jaxon WILLIAMS||Broadmark Mt Si Racing||31:18:00||2|
|32||104||Tucker PLATTE||Avout Racing||31:35:00||2|
|33||145||Clayton STEPHENS||Corridor Devo||32:17:00||2|
|34||123||Colin RYAN||Boulder Junior Cycling||32:20:00||2|
|35||124||Ethan CLEMENTS||Midwest Devo||32:25:00||2|
|36||132||Rowan CATTAU||Boulder Junior Cycling||32:28:00||2|
|37||146||Evan SANDS||Alpha Bicycle Company/Groove Subaru||32:32:00||2|
|38||126||Gerik NOWLIN||The Fix Studio||32:55:00||2|
|41||134||Remy SCHMIDT||Hrs/Voler/Rock Lobster||14:04:00||1|
|42||154||Thomas AGNEW||Englewood Grass Farm||14:49:00||1|
|44||125||Bryce SHRUM||Midwest Devo||16:17:00||1|
|45||140||Brenden SHRUM||Midwest Devo||16:19:00||1|
|46||139||Braden TALL||Ann Arbor Velo Club||17:29:00||1|
|47||127||John MORRIS||Njcx Project||17:30:00||1|
|48||128||Luke RASMUSSEN||Pony Shop||17:43:00||1|
|49||130||Marlo HUNTER||Revolutions Cycling Club||17:45:00||1|
|50||152||Jax SCHMITZ||Stage 1 Cycling||18:07:00||1|
|51||151||Iban DREVLOW||North Star Development||19:05:00||1|
|52||129||August LAUER||Northstar Development||21:48:00||1|
|DNS||120||Clark JOHNSON||Sfw Junior Devo||0|
|DNS||149||Cole MORAN||Lionhearts Junior Racing||0|
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