California High School Mountain Bike Championships

California High School Mountain Bike ChampionshipsCalifornia High School Mountain Bike ChampionshipsOn Sunday, May 17th the Boggs Mountain Demonstration Forest in Cobb, CA hosted 374 high school mountain bike racers for the 2009 California High School Mountain Bike Championships, presented by Touchstone Climbing and Fitness. Racers from the well-established NorCal League squared off against the new kids on the block from the recently-formed SoCal League.

The six-mile loop through Boggs Demonstration Forest offered a wide range of conditions that favored the all-round rider with good bike handling skills. The trails were dry, the dust was up, and the mercury climbed into the 90s—adding to the physical demands placed upon the young competitors.

“Once again these kids, and their parents, and the coaches leave me speechless with admiration. We now have more than 600 school kids competing in California high school leagues. The SoCal riders did just great, we can see there is a lot of talent already in that league. There is so much going on in high school mountain biking, but as the pinnacle of what we are doing, this event made me proud,” said League director and founder Matt Fritzinger.

2009 California High School Mountain Bike Championships Race Results

Varsity Girls Top Ten

  1. Shayna Powless – Independent
  2. Christine Weir – Nevada Union
  3. Lauren Catlin – Drake
  4. Carolina Gomez Villafane – Los Gatos
  5. Lauren Mcquinn – San Marin
  6. Kelsey Anderson – Novato
  7. Lauren Freudman – San Rafael
  8. Karli Haugen – Folsom
  9. Charlotte Perry-Houts – Albany
  10. Mary Brosnan – San Rafael

Varsity Boys Top Ten

  1. John Bennett – El Cerrito
  2. Nate Byrom – Nevada Union
  3. Will Curtis – San Rafael
  4. Davis Bentley – Redwood
  5. Alex Stevenson – Berkeley
  6. Clayton Herrick – San Rafael
  7. Nick Newcomb – Drake
  8. Tony Smith – Marin Cath
  9. Sam Bassetti – Drake
  10. Christopher Convis – Nevada Union

For complete results in all of the age groups, and the final 2009 California High School Mountain Bike team standings, click here.

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