Tobin Ortenblad grabbed a big win at 2016 Nationals in Asheville as a last year U23. Although he didn’t get to wear his jersey in domestic races, the first-year Elite, racing for Santa Cruz, has first place hopes as he heads into today’s Elite Men’s race at the 2017 Cyclocross National Championships.

We caught up with Ortenblad after he just arrived at the course in the video interview above.