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by Ted Burns

Cyclocross National Championships 2012 - Masters 35-39. © Cyclocross Magazine

Brian Wilichoski took the win. © Cyclocross Magazine

VERONA, WISCONSIN— Justin Robinson (Cal-Giant) was the first call up of the day, but as the riders hit the course it was Weston Schempf (Charm City Cycling LLC) and Brian ‘Ski” Wilichoski (Cylcocrossworld) who took early control of the race. Schempf and Wilichoski managed to put almost 20 seconds into the chasers and looked to be running away with the race when an unlucky trip to the pits knocked Schempf out of contention for the win.

Masters Men 35-39, 2012 Cyclocross National Championships. ©Tim Westmore

Masters Men 35-39, 2012 Cyclocross National Championships. ©Tim Westmore

“Racer’s luck!” said Schempf. “It was just a bad pit, I tripped and fell over my bike. When I got back on, my chain was off. I stayed calm. When I got back on, my seat was busted.” Schempf lost even more time trying to get his first bike back as he chased his pit crew to the power washer. The pit fiasco would knock Schempf back to 11th and give Wilichoski a solo lead.

After Wilichoski lost Schempf, he was “heads down” to the line. With one lap to go, his lead had slipped to 15 seconds, but despite several mistakes the last lap-and-a-half, he was able to hold on the for the win.

Christopher Chase (Feedback Sports Racing) and Scott Frederick (Inland/Back to Dirt) fought a hard, back-and-forth battle for second as they ate into Wilichoski’s lead. By the finish, Chase was able to out gun Frederick for second, followed closely by a resurgent Schempf who turned himself inside out to get fourth.

Full Results beneath Videos and Photos

Brian Wilichoski Interview:
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Chris Chase Interview:
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Wes Schempf Interview:
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Masters Men 35-39 Cyclocross National Championship 2012

PlaceNameCity, StateTimeBibTeam
1Brian WILICHOSKI (1 - Cat1)Danvers, MA48:15:00644Cyclocrossworld
2Christopher CASE (2 - Cat1)Golden, CO48:25:00589Feedback Sports Racing
3Scott FREDERICK (3 - Cat1)Raleigh, NC48:27:00612Inland/Back to Dirt
4Weston SCHEMPF (4 - Cat1)Rockville, MD49:12:00588Charm City Cycling LLC
5Justin ROBINSON (5 - Cat1)Bonny Doon, CA49:47:00643California Giant Cycling/California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized
6Jesse RIENTS (6 - Cat1)Shakopee, MN49:50:00587KUHL
7Craig FAULKNER (7 - Cat1)Mendota Heights, MN50:17:00638Crossniacs
8Michael GALLAGHER (8 - Cat1)Portland, OR50:24:00597
9Grant BERRY (9 - Cat1)Durango, CO51:01:00594
10Chandler DELINKS (1 - Cat2)Ipswich, MA51:18:00582Cyclocrossworld
11Andrew MESSER (10 - Cat1)Bloomington, IN52:06:00646Don Galligher-DRT Consulting/DRT Racing
12Joshua ROESER (2 - Cat2)Montrose, MN52:20:00611Crossniacs
13Darian FOUNDS (3 - Cat2)Colorado Springs, CO52:27:00618Southern Colorado Velo
14Travis DONN (4 - Cat2)Kansas City, MO53:00:00603Ethos Racing
15John BAILEY (11 - Cat1)San Diego, CA53:23:00576Bailey Bikes
16Grant HOLICKY (5 - Cat2)Boulder, CO53:30:00578
17David STAAB (12 - Cat1)Madison, WI53:33:00607Great Dane Velo Club (GDVC)
18Christopher NEWLIN (6 - Cat2)Viroqua, WI53:37:00584
19Aaron BOUPLON (13 - Cat1)Boulder, CO54:15:00604RockyMounts~Izze Racing
20Brian PARKER (7 - Cat2)Berwyn, IL54:59:00621xXx Racing
21Zach LAIL (8 - Cat2)Winston Salem, NC55:12:00590Mock Orange Bikes/SmartStop / Mock Orange Bikes p/b Ridley
22Alex WORK (14 - Cat1)Santa Cruz, CA55:17:00622Bay 11/HRS/Rock Lobster Cyclocross/Bay 11/HRS/Rock Lobster
23Donald SNOOP JR (9 - Cat2)Monroe, NY55:48:00605Verge Sport/Test Pilot
24Luke SEEMANN (10 - Cat2)Chicago, IL55:56:00601xXx Racing
25Jason WAGNER (11 - Cat2)Brookfield, IL55:59:00634Flatlandia Cycling Team
26Brett ROTHMEYER (12 - Cat2)Pittsburgh, PA56:00:00635Fort Pitt Velo
27Jonathan COLN (1 - Cat3)Denver, CO56:24:00600RockyMounts~Izze Racing
28Noah MARCUS (13 - Cat2)Omaha, NE56:28:00581Greenstreet Velo Club
29JP BROCKET (14 - Cat2)Raytown, MO56:50:00595Ethos Racing
30Dave ONEILL (2 - Cat3)Keezletown, VA57:05:00631
31Sanjay GANJU (3 - Cat3)New Berlin, WI57:11:00645Trek Midwest Team
32Chris RAMSEY (4 - Cat3)Tucson, AZ57:11:00627
33Ryan JACOBSEN (15 - Cat2)Iowa City, IA57:36:00598Atlas Cycling Team
34Lee UNWIN (16 - Cat2)Madison, WI57:45:00577
35Eric DRUMMER (17 - Cat2)Skokie, IL58:02:00623Alberto's Sport
36Mark BOWERS (5 - Cat3)Evanston, IL58:30:00615
37Jay MONCEL (18 - Cat2)Troy, MI59:07:00610Wolverine Sports Club
38Greg HECK (19 - Cat2)Berwyn, IL59:16:00591
39Mark HARMS (20 - Cat2)Madison, WI59:23:00593HTFU Racing/5Nines Cycling
40Michael SEEK (21 - Cat2)Johnson City, TN59:46:00630Tri Cities Road Club/MSG Cyclocross
41Andy HOENISCH (6 - Cat3)Madison, WI59:55:00614
42Michael JAMES (7 - Cat3)Dahlonega, GA.@2 Laps637
43Marc ENGELHARDT (22 - Cat2)Milwaukee, WI.@2 Laps613
44Gary BAISA (8 - Cat3)Madison, WI.@2 Laps620Brazen Dropouts
45James BILLITER (23 - Cat2)Cincinnati, OH.@2 Laps579Bio Wheels Racing
46Eric RYDHOLM (9 - Cat3)Boulder, CO.@2 Laps633GS Boulder/Trek Store
47Keith SNOOP (10 - Cat3)Marion, IA.@2 Laps616
48Ronald KNUTOWSKI (11 - Cat3)Cross Plains, WI.@2 Laps632Twin Six
49Louis KUHN (15 - Cat1)Evanston, IL.@2 Laps636
50Daniel WHEELER (12 - Cat3)St. Paul, MN.@2 Laps626Gopher Wheelmen/County Cycles
51Matthew BLOCK (13 - Cat3)Rothschild, WI.@2
52Thomas GERDES (14 - Cat3)Shorewood, WI.@2 Laps628Hampshire Cycle Club
53Chad DEAN (24 - Cat2)Madison, WI.@2 Laps599HTFU Racing/5Nines Cycling
54Eric BRANDT (15 - Cat3)Mukwonago, WI.@2 Laps629Team Wisconsin/KS Energy Services / Team Wisconsin
55Nathan JACQUES (16 - Cat3)Madison, WI.@2 Laps596Magnus
56Jason ROGGENBAUER (17 - Cat3)Bolingbrook, IL.@3LAPS606Wheel Fast Racing
57Hayes SANBORN (18 - Cat3)Chicago, IL.@3LAPS641Spidermonkey Cycling
58Jeff DOOLITTLE (19 - Cat3)Algona, IA.@3LAPS642
59Paolo URIZAR (20 - Cat3)Chicago, IL.@3LAPS617
60Andrew ANDERSON (21 - Cat3)Chicago, IL.@3LAPS583xXx Racing
61Nathan PHELPS (22 - Cat3)De Pere, WI.@3LAPS639Big Ring Flyers
62Carlos CABALU (23 - Cat3)Philadelphia, PA.@3LAPS640Campanohvac/
DNSChristopher JENSENChicago, IL.625ROBOTS <3
DNSDave KNAUFFWilmette, IL.608Half Acre Cycling
DNSDaniel LARINONeschanic Sta, NJ.585Century Road Club Of America/Pete's Bike & Fitness
DNSAdam BIRRZumbrota, MN.580Team Beat CX
DNSMolly CAMERONPortland, OR.592MetaFilter - Portland Bicycle Studio
DNSOliver VRAMBOUTMarine, MN.609The Bikery Du Nord
DNSAndrew WEIRAnn Arbor, MI.619
DNSKervin QUINONESColorado Springs, CO.602
DNSStephen RISKUSSilver Spring, MD.647Western Howard County Cycling
DNFDaniel STUDLEYBothell, WA.624Mafia Racing/Pabst/Felt/Mafia Racing

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