Monday, December 17, 2007

Mountain Bike Conference Champs!

Another season...another championship. That's the moto of the Appalachian State Cycling Team these days as the boys from Boone continue to thrash their way across the trails across the southeast. Appalachian claimed their first ACCC Mountain Bike Conference Championship by simply exploding onto the scene during the 2007 season. Special recognition goes out to Robert Jameson, Scott Phillips, and David Forkner for strong finishes at the conference finale.

The team has since turned their focus to Cyclocross season as well trained riders have been competing in the road/mountain bike mixed style event for the better part of the past two months. Noah Niwinski has destroyed almost everyone he has encountered and other App State cyclists have contributed to the onslaught as well. Niwinski and company are competing this week out in Kansas City at Cyclocross Nationals. A full report of the events will follow very soon.

And lastly, fundraising is a big part of what the team does every year in order to pay for the immense spring costs associated with carry 30+ riders all over the east coast during road season, our most popular season in terms of numbers alone. Appalachian will be looking to follow in our football team's success of a "three-peat" by looking to secure their third straight conference title in the road category. Information will be following in a future post about our special Porsche Raffle where you have the opportunity to win a prize of cruising around in a Porsche for an entire day. Stay tuned as Jerid Gooding will be bringing the news on this special once-in-a-lifetime event.

-App State Cycling