Tuesday, April 17, 2007

"Wake"ing the Deamons...

The Mountaineer train kept rolling right along as ASU recently competed close to home in Winston-Salem at Wake Forest. The Apps showed the Deamon Deacons and the rest of the ACCC who was boss with arguably one of their most impressive weekends since the famous "John Hopkins/Maryland Massacre of 2006". The team summary from the official team website follows below:

"Wake Forest went like clock work. Despite the fact that WF did a killer job at promoting the omnium, ASU swept the weekend winning all three events. For the TT Geoff Clark showed his true form with a 4th place finish. Roy Bracey took 7th and Daniel Sapp came out of the woods long enough to snag the 10th place spot. The two triathletes (J. Wheeler and J. Marcus) flexed their muscles with 4th and 5th finishes. Alex, Paul, and Jason took 10th, 11th, and 12th respectfully. Lauren Trull made an appearance with a cool 5th place finish in the Women’s A, and a HUGE congratulations to David Forkner with his first collegiate win! Booyahcasha!

For the crit # 1. Roy and Koballa sprinted to an awesome 4th and 5th place finish. Alex rocked out with a 3rd place finish and Jason at 6th. Lauren continued her streak as the Queen of darkness taking 3rd place. Ross also had a dominate race finishing 6th in the A race. For round #2, Roy threw it down (way down) winning the C race in excellent fashion. Koballa took 4th and Geoff 10th. In the B’s Alex had a great race finishing 8th with Jason 9th. David taking the weekend by storm had another huge finish, out sprinting the best sprinters in the ACC taking 3rd place. Ross, Jerid, and Michael after a long race of blocking and working for David in the break rocked the field sprint finishing 8th, 10th, and 11th."

Wow! Can you say "bigtime!" Special shoutout goes to David Forkner, the Jan look-alike himself. The big thigh machine pulls out a big victory which helped in putting the Mountaineers at the top of the conference standings. Stay posted for more wins and more domination to ensue! Give em' Hell Mountaineers!


JMU & Jefferson Cup

Another race weekend....and another weekend of punishment enforced by the ASU Cycling Team. Let's start in the cozy confines of James Madison University on the campus of a Duke Team that is still bitter from an early football loss to the Mountaineers last semester. Well the punishment would continue on this weekend. Read the release from the team website below:

"ASU Cycling traveled deep into the heart of Mennonite country for a rainy TT up to the summit of Reddish Knob. The C squadron dominated like mad men. Roy Bracey took a sicky sick 2nd place finish. Thatcher Hurt and Martin W. took 5th and 6th and Bradley and Matthew grabbed the 8th and 22nd spots respectfully. Alex in the B race shredded the slopes with a 10th finish and Michael Wilson cranked out an impressive 6th place in the A’s. With an honorable mention, Travis Hurt seized a crucial 9 points with his 15th in the A race finish."

Roy Bracey gets the nod for the breakout performance at JMU and we show the face of the fearless C leader as the picture on this post. Riders also competed in the Jefferson Cup recently and here is the summary below from the team website:

"The Jefferson Cup was hot. Thatcher sprinted to rockin 8th with Martin Wadewitz finishing in 13th. David Forkner had a sweet sesh with a mega 5th place finish with Michael Wilson taking 9th."

With finishes like that, look for ASU to once again compete for the ACCC Conference Championship! GO 'NEERS!