Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Mountain & Cross, oh my!

Mountain bike season is well underway and the Appalachian State Cycling Team is dominating in usual fashion week-in, week-out. A couple of new additions to the team have performed well in the mountain season including Robert Jameson and Ryan Fawley who finished 1st and 4th respectively at races in Virginia. Michael Thomas and Daniel Sapp also picked up a couple of first place finishes in the early part of the mountain bike season. Riders like Alex Hannah, Zach Greene, Jerid Gooding, and "The Veteran", David Forkner, also picked up strong finishes to help the Mountaineers secure those precious team points. Currently the Mountaineers lead the conference standings and with an onslaught of talent primed and loaded for the cyclocross season, App State looks to bring home the Triple Crown this year in Mountain, Cyclocross, and Road categories.

Speaking of cyclocross, have you seen our guys around town training like the beasts they are? These guys are not taking anything lightly and a few of them have decided to sit out of the cycling study taking place in the Exercise Science Department in order to be ready and fresh for their races. Riders like Noah Niwinski, who graduates in December, looks to unleash the fury on his opponents as the cyclocross season approaches. Niwinski will help in leading a talented group of riders this season, and be sure to catch the local races as they come to towns near you. For a complete listing of races near your town, please click here!

If you see any of the riders around Boone, or in any towns near your area, be sure to congratulate the team on last year's success while also wishing them good luck in this year's season. All of our riders are hard at work in doing this necessary tasks to prepare for their respective seasons, and we look to bring home multiple Atlantic Coast Cycling Conference Championships this year!

Also, we're still looking for additional team sponsors for the 2007-2008 season before we make our jersey order. If you or your business is interested in becoming a team sponsor, please contact the ASU Cycling Team at appstatecycling@yahoo.com or e-mail Jerid Gooding at jg68987@appstate.edu. Sponsorship includes spots on the team jersey or team bibs, team website, race banner, shirts and other team wear, etc. This is a great opportunity for your business that you certainly don't want to miss, and your donation is even tax deductible! Contact us to find out ways in which you can be involved with a championship caliber team!

-App State Cycling