Matt Shriver won the Masters 35-39 race after a big battle with Jacob Lasley.  © Cyclocross Magazine

Matt Shriver won the Masters 35-39 race after a big battle with Jacob Lasley. © Cyclocross Magazine

Austin, TX- Although the fastest lap time was recorded an hour before, the Master’s Men were not going to let the other young masters show them up too much. Matt Shriver (Trek Cross Collective), and most of the field in the race, dug themselves into an early hole as road hero Jacob Lasley (Soundpony Triad Bank) took off early once he hit the pavement early in the second lap. Shriver knew he needed to battle back, and would go on to record the second fastest time on the day in the process.

Lasley sprinted forward out of the saddle, and by the time he veered around the course alone, he created a larger gap, clearly putting in an intense effort early on the day. Shriver worked with the other riders early on, and the chasers’ pace was brutal as the Trek rider reported how difficult it was keeping their pace. Once he caught his breath on the technical areas, he found himself ready to push harder.

Shriver surged forward, knowing that he had a chance to catch Lasley eventually if he kept making ground on the back of the course, laden with off-cambers. Every time they hit the pavement, however, Lasely pressed the pace and made a gap. With two to go, in the windy section between the two limestone staircases, Shriver made contact, and was able to leave the Oklahoma rider behind.

Matt Shriver Trek Cyclocross Collective) post-race. © Brian Nelson

Matt Shriver (Trek Cyclocross Collective) exhausted post-race. © Brian Nelson

When asked if he was able to learn anything from teammates Sven Nys and Katie Compton, Shriver’s answer to Cyclocross Magazine was instant: “Tire pressure,” he said. “It sounds like it’s only a minor deal, but it can really change the feel of the ride.”

Shriver, who is used to the tough, European conditions at the World Stage, was impressed with what he saw at Zilker Park, and enjoyed the technical areas which played to his strengths.

2015 National Championships, Masters 35-39

PlaceBibLastFirstTeamLicenseCity STTimeGap
1271SHRIVERMattTrek Cyclocross Collective110703Durango CO46:01:00
2244LASLEYJacobSoundpony Triad Bank66580Broken Arrow OK46:10:009
3266SCHEMPFWestonSEAVS/Haymarket122030Rockville MD46:18:0017
4235HEITHECKERTroyRoosters/Bikers Edge-UT194859Ogden UT46:20:0019
5273STEFKOStevenFirst City Cycling Team363631Fort Collins CO46:21:0020
6211CASEChristopherBoulder Cycle Sport/ YogaGlo103284Niwot CO46:21:0020
7231GRITTERSBrandonRock N' Road Cyclery207755Mission Viejo CA46:34:0033
8275STEVENSONRussellTrek Cyclocross Collective74147Seattle WA46:42:0041
9274STELLJESCorey5Nines/Motorless Motion307965Madison WI46:48:0047
10224ETHERIDGECraigRaleigh/Clement226484Seattle WA46:49:0048
11282WILKMichaelDurango Wheel Club87730Durango CO47:37:001:36
12221DONAHUEAlecJAM Fund / NCC129914Easthampton MA48:16:002:15
13268SCHUBERTCharles325388Roxbury MA48:28:002:27
14267SCHMITTDamianPortland Bicycle Studio153801Bend OR48:31:002:30
15203BAGGChristopher241689Portland OR48:37:002:36
16239JOHNSONJoshuaMichelob Ultra - Big Shark Raci75343Columbia MO48:39:002:38
17287FISHERChristopherCounty Cycles Masters CX p/b Tr182827Inver Grove Heights MN48:39:002:38
18223ESTESSeanMuscle Milk/Specialized248976Los Gatos CA48:40:002:39
19252MOSLEYWileyTeam Super Awesome163464Austin TX48:45:002:44
20272SIEGLEJasonSDG Bellwether pb Krema Peanut193522Solvang CA48:46:002:45
21207BERRYGrantCalNorte VC Switchbacks148636Albany OR48:49:002:48
22237JACOBSENRyanAtlas Cycling197021Iowa City IA48:56:002:55
23257PORTERDanielFirst City Cycling Team214597Fort Collins CO49:02:003:01
24216DABBSJosephTeam Mugshots218784Homewood AL49:03:003:02
25214COLLINSEric7425Boulder CO49:10:003:09
26261RIENTSJesseTrek Cyclocross Collective147524Shakopee MN49:46:003:45
27217DAHLRyanSPY GIANT RIDE p/b GQ68508San Marcos CA49:52:003:51
28258QUINONESKervin142227Colorado Springs CO49:58:003:57
29233HANDLONKeithThe Hillsborough Street Elite298994Apex NC50:02:004:01
30219DELINKSChandlerCyclocrossworld60318Ipswich MA50:17:004:16
31248MEREDITHShawnAlpha Bicycle Co.- Vista Subaru251715Denver CO50:17:004:16
32255PHILLIPSNathanMark It Zero28064San Antonio TX50:23:004:22
33270SHEEKDavidSDG Bellwether pb Krema Peanut250444Huntington Beach CA50:49:004:48
34259RAMOSJesse449156Avon CO50:59:004:58
35256PIGGAJoeLamprey Systems282323Bethelehem PA51:05:005:04
36232GUERRAEliasBike World Racing329364San Antonio TX51:05:005:04
37246MADOLORAReyTeam Super Awesome255955Austin TX51:09:005:08
38241KELLAMJeremiahVelo Gold Racing408925Fort Worth TX51:15:005:14
39240JONESThomasScalo Veloce101818Albuquerque NM51:15:005:14
40201ALLENWilliamFeedback Sports Racing186832Westminster CO51:16:005:15
41218DAYKevinTeam Endurance 360108971Farmington UT51:29:005:28
42226FITZPATRICKKirt11765San Francisco CA51:30:005:29
43264ROMAGNATonyRacer X Cycling383196Denver CO51:43:005:42
44210CALDWELLElliottCrosshairs Cycling288737Washington DC51:43:005:42
45279WATERMANKailin391421Oakland CA51:51:005:50
46249MILLERPatrickC3-Twenty20cycling.com416695Baltimore MD51:58:005:57
47212CHEENEYChadBend Endurance Academy104313Bend OR51:58:005:57
48276STEWARDTonyBike Lab326388Edmond OK52:09:006:08
49208BIARDRobert787 Racing260814Austin TX52:14:006:13
50254PARKERJessTeam Air Assurance/Tulsa Connec161436Jenks OK52:17:006:16
51242KWANJayThe TEAM SoCalCross269231Oceanside CA52:36:006:35
52228GARDNERJeremy204147Brooktondale NY52:38:006:37
53225ELWELLAaronTwin Six115327Topeka KS52:39:006:38
54202ARENSBERGCharles1882Lewisville PA52:41:006:40
55243LAILZachMock Orange Bikes Pro CX152254Winston Salem NC53:18:007:17
56250MILLERThomasMellow Johnny's Cycling Team308467Austin TX53:24:007:23
57280WERTSTravis159867Brentwood TN@1Lap
58247MASCELLIAngeloSRAM Factory213084Easton PA@1Lap
59260REYNOLDSKeithEssex County Velo242949Burlington MA@1Lap
60236HENNESSYMatthewCharm City Cycling LLC190800San Jose CA@1Lap
61277STOTTSRobertOTR Racing34317Burbank CA@1Lap
62283WILKYTravisROL Wheels178182Round Rock TX@1Lap
63206BENESMikeyWoodlands Cycling Club Race Tea268271The Woodlands TX@2Laps
64262ROBERTSBryanTeam Bicycles inc219898Keller TX@2Laps
65220DEMONGBenjaminABD Cycling Team230392Glen Ellyn IL@2Laps
66265RUBINBlakeKelpius Cycling256449Philadelphia PA@2Laps
67229GOSLINGMatthewTeam Party Time303626Dallas TX@2Laps
68281WHITSONJasonTeam Endorphins350662Austin TX@2Laps
69209BURNHAMRyanRiverside Racing388510Exeter NH@2Laps
70204BAKERAndrewEmbros Bicycle Club361202Austin TX@2Laps
71205BEANETravisClemmons Bicycle Racing170924Clemmons NC@2Laps
72285ZALEWSKIMarkSpidermonkey Cycling172471Chicago IL@2Laps
73253NELSONEric232855San Clemente CA@3Laps
74245LITTLEFIELDS PaulGeorgetown Cyclewerx191987Georgetown TX@3Laps
75215D'AMICOLouTeam Super Awesome221372Lafayatte LA@3Laps
76230GOUDREAUBrionCadence Cyclery361441Mckinney TX@3Laps
77213CLARKKevinROBOTS <3272334Chicago IL@3Laps
DNF234HAUBERToddMellow Johnny's Cycling Team377080Austin TX
DNF263ROESERJoshuaCounty Cycles Masters CX p/b Tr160630Buffalo MN
DNS284WILLIAMSONSean289338Birmingham AL
DNS278SUTTONEricSugar Cycles/Wholesome Sweetene272155Sugar Land TX
DNS286JENSENChristopherROBOTS <3268178Grand Rapids MI
DNS227FRANEJeffreyAll-City X Fulton Racing114720Minneapolis MN
DNS251MILLSNathanBayou City Racing105042Houston TX
DNS269SCOTTRyanColonel's /Fred's Texas275643Fort Worth TX
DNS238JAHNEvanRhythm Racing297483Chicago IL