BLOWN AWAY IN OHIO
Ike Can’t Blow Away Zipp OVCX Opener
September 16, 2008; Conshohocken, PA, USA: A massive windstorm hit the Cincinnati Ohio area on Sunday, including the town of Loveland Ohio, site of the opening race of the 2008 Zipp OVCX Cyclocross Tour. News outlets reported that the storm, which was the remnant of Hurricane Ike, left nearly two million people without electricity and forecast that many would be without power for over a week. In Loveland itself, people in the only open store in town reported that they had seen several houses that had been destroyed by falling trees.
Though it all, the Zipp OVCX racers continued to compete at the Cycle Sport Cyclocross at Riverview Park, with Dan Campbell (RFG Solutions) winning an epic Elite Men’s race that was held at the height of the windstorm. A hard, steady wind with recorded gusts of 70 mph (112 km/hour) saw riders trading pulls while riding at 7 mph on the flats while soccer goals on the accompanying field were being blown over. A seven- rider lead group formed on the second lap and stayed together for about half the race. Slowly riders were shelled out the back until only 4 remained. With four laps to go, the remaining riders split into two groups of two riders each, with Campbell and Mike Purvis (Barbasol) forming the lead group. Campbell took the lead for good with 2 ½ laps remaining and soloed to the victory with about a 30 second margin and a huge smile. It was the first major cyclocross win for the rider who earlier this year finished second in the Tour of Ohio. Purvis’ Barbasol teammate Mike Kennedy finished third ahead of Alderfer-Bergen’s Mike Sherer.
The Elite Women’s race was won in convincing fashion by Ashley James of Iscorp/Nova Cycle. Amanda McKay of Bio-Wheels finished second.
The next Zipp OVCX Tour race will be the Tour de Louisville at Louisville Kentucky’s Tom Sawyer Park on September 28. For more information, see www.OVCX.com
• In the Elite Masters race, Mike McShane of Team Calistoga took the win after a race-long battle among a three-man lead group
• The event saw a record entry, nearly doubling last year’s entry total.
• There were so many entries in the category 3-4 race that officials split the field into two separate events. Several of the women competitors commented that it may have been the largest category 3-4 women’s field, in any discipline (road, mtb, ‘cross), they had raced in Ohio this year.
These results are provided for informational purposes only. Please note that the protest period for this event has expired and no changes can or will be made to these results. Elite Men Place First Name Last Name Team 1st Dan Campbell RGF Solutions 2nd Mike Purvis Barbasol 3rd Mike Kennedy Barbasol 4th Mike Sherer Alderfer-Bergen 5th Phil Noble Bio-Wheels 6th Isaac Neff Alderfer-Bergen 7th Mitchell Kersting Barbasol 8th Clayton Omer Calistoga Racing 9th Ryan Gamm Team Inferno 10th Andrew Messer DRT Racing 11th Joe Devault 12th Nathaniel Cornelius Commonwealth Eye 13th Matthew Dooley Fred Meyer/Lakeside 14th Mitchell Graham Bio-Wheels 15th Zach Edwards DRT Racing 16th Andrew Llewellyn Calistoga Racing 17th Jacob Virostko Lucas Oil 18th Royden Kern Commonwealth Eye 19th Matt Fox Bio-Wheels 20th Rick Toler Kreitler Rollers 21st Stewart Scovil Calistoga Racing 22nd Andy Moskal RGF Solutions 23rd Zachary Winn 24th Aaron Hawkins Team Chiropower 25th Luca Lenzi Cycling Center/JBCA DNF Ryan Myers Nuvo Cultural Trail DNF Ryan Knapp BikeReg.com Elite Women Place First Name Last Name Team 1st Ashley James Iscorp/Nova Cycle 2nd Amanda McKay Bio-Wheels 3rd Bridget Donovan Trek Store Cincinnati 4th Amanda Sproat Trek Store Columbus 5th Leah Tingley 6th Pam Loebig Morris Trucking 7th Nancy Henderson 8th Melissa Kurzhals Team Kenda Tire 9th Michelle Morris One Call Now 10th Sarah Lukas Hyndai/Gear Grinder 11th Shellie Heggenberger 12th Jamie Clifton 13th April Beckner One Call Now DNF Sherry Downing Team Kenda Tire Masters 1/2/3 Place First Name Last Name Team 1st Mike McShane Calistoga 2nd Fred Rose BikeReg.com 3rd Mark Strecker Bio-Wheels 4th Morgan Webb Barbasol 5th Charley Miller Bio-Wheels 6th Blaine Heppner Team Louisville 7th Rick Lyons Team Louisville 8th John Mandrola Calistoga 9th Bill Crank Pedal the Planet 10th Mark Hooten Midwest Flyers 11th Charles Garner Team Louisville 12th Timothy Beirne Calistoga 13th John May Barbasol 14th Scott Young Tri Tech 15th Keith Hutton Bolla Cycling 16th Joe Collins Team Louisville 17th James Turner Team I-Pro 18th T.J. Turner Bio-Wheels 19th Dan Ramsey Seven Hills/Mercy 20th Lou Beckmeyer Seven Hills/Mercy 21st Bill Kennedy Clarksville A-Team 22nd Doug Hamilton Bio-Wheels DNF Mike Otting Seven Hills/Mercy DNF Jeff Steinrock Team Louisville DNF Joe Bellante Bio-Wheels DNF John Riedel Alan Factory Team DNF Scott Bond Speedway Wheelmen DNF Doug Dobrozsi Queen City Wheels Cat 3 Men Place First Name Last Name Team 1st Keith Lucas CKW Racing 2nd Christopher Nevitt Team Lousiville 3rd Michael Chewning Team Hungry 4th Steven Gers Bio-Wheels 5th Andrew Millard ZWS/Cyclesport 6th Allen Morris One Call Now 7th Donald Parr Team Lousiville 8th David Strole DRT Racing 9th Joseph Hall Bikesource 10th David Groen Team COBC/National Engineering 11th Brian Collier Bio-Wheels 12th Christopher Cartier Morris Trucking 13th Martin Bearden Team Lousiville 14th David Schell Queen City Wheels 15th Scott Bond Speedway Wheelmen 16th Patrick Kelly Midwest Flyers 17th Mitchell Beckner One Call Now 18th Ben Bonney 19th Mark Farmer Ohio Orthopedic 20th Mark Trosdale 21st Duane Walker Team Lousiville 22nd Dave Aukerman Indiana Hand Center 23rd Robert Thomas Midwest Flyers 24th Martin Meadows Speedway Wheelmen 25th Michael Jernigan Pro Graphics 26th Andrew Cover ZWS/Cyclesport 27th Jason Leaman 28th Christopher Slone Team Dayton DNF Kerry Nordstrom Team Hungry Cat 4 Men Open Place First Name Last Name Team 1st Mark Rucker Midwest Flyers 2nd Brent Emoff Midwest Flyers 3rd Martin Sanders Smitty's 4th Nick Grigsby 5th Tim Delgado Midwest Flyers 6th Jeff Schoeny 7th Ryan Storm Target Training 8th Dave Mundy 9th Cameron Poole Team Dayton 10th Butch Farrell 11th Matt Becher Smitty's 12th Cory St. Clair Team Turner/P.H. & B. 13th Kevin Van Wert ZWS/Cyclesport 14th Scott Murschel Team Abundance 15th Peter Hills Team Dayton 16th Samuel Janes Pedal the Planet 17th Raab Marquart 18th Jaden Semsprott CORA 19th Keith Morlen 20th Brian Segal Team Sandbag 21st Bill Meek 22nd John Molnar 23rd Nathan Roberson 24th Dave Bradley 25th Randy Morris 26th Richard McCreary Team Dayton 27th Michael Galinger DNF Geoffrey Thielmeyer Seven Hills/Mercy DNF Grant Gorham Smitty's DNF Brian Sparkman DNF Mike Szymanski DNF Corey Green Ghisallo Cycling Team DNF Dayne Hassett DNF Doug Pace DNF Riley Marn Team Hungry DNF Mark Luking Team Louisville DNF Cody Joel DNF Mike Frankenberger Main Stream Vending DNF Evan Clark DNF Lance Brown DNF Hunter Boshell Seven Hills/Mercy DNF Chris Halioris Team Louisville DNF Douglas Bernard DNF Daniel Bartholomew Cat 3/4 35+ Men Place First Name Last Name Team 1st Kurt Smits Smitty's 2nd Gregory Charkoudian Pedal the Planet 3rd Thomas Mulpagano Nebo Ridge Bicycles 4th Doug Roemer Team Louisville 5th John Downy 6th Jerry Hayes Queen City Wheels 7th Marvin Kersting 8th Casey Barnes 9th Steven Webster Team Louisville 10th Fred Schauer 11th Chris Carville Bio-Wheels 12th Guy Dillion Seven Hills/Mercy DNF Justin Forbes DNF John Thomas ZWS/Cyclesport Cat 3/4 45+ Men Place First Name Last Name Team 1st Dan Lach ZWS/Cyclesport 2nd Lou Beckmeyer Seven Hills/Mercy 3rd Dan Ramsey Seven Hills/Mercy 4th Jonathan Spicker Queen City Wheels 5th Mike Otting Seven Hills/Mercy 6th Dell Williamson Queen City Wheels 7th Tim Heggenberger 16 Paws 8th John Rademacher Queen City Wheels DNF Mark McKenney Seven Hills/Mercy DNF Matthew Koehn Speedway Wheelmen DNF Mike McDaniel Seven Hills/Mercy DNF Scott Belcher Seven Hills/Mercy DNF Fraser Cunningham ZWS/Cyclesport Cat 3/4 Women Open Place First Name Last Name Team 1st Therese Meek 2nd Olivia Jaras Team Louisville 3rd Emily Benson DRT Racing 4th Alison Bendingfield 5th Jeni Roosen Seven Hills/Mercy 6th Suzanne Webster Team Louisville 7th Chelsea Vandedrink 8th Julie Routson 9th Mary Wienholts G.E. Cat 3/4 Women 35+ Place First Name Last Name Team 1st Shellie Heggenberger 2nd Christina Halioris Team Louisville 3rd Bridget Sempsprott CORA 4th Cara Boney 5th Karen Wells-Hamilton Bio-Wheels 6th Susan McDaniel Seven Hills/Mercy 7th Laura Collins Junior Boys 10-12 Place First Name Last Name Team Age Group 1st Will Mandrola Red Zone Cycling 10 to 12 2nd Andrew Radamacher Kid's-on-Bike's 10 to 12 3rd Will Schrantz Kid's-on-Bike's 10 to 12 4th Evan Sennett Red Zone Cycling 10 to 12 DNF Matthew Pace 10 to 12 DNF Ian McShane Red Zone Cycling 10 to 12 DNF Michael Gruenwald Kid's-on-Bike's 10 to 12 Junior Girls 10-12 Place First Name Last Name Team Age Group 1st Eden Webb Red Zone Cycling 10 to 12 2nd Rachel Dobrozsi Queen City Wheels 10 to 12 3rd Anna Schauer 10 to 12 Junior Boys 13-14 Place First Name Last Name Team Age Group 1st John May 13 to 14 2nd Drew Bercaw One Call Now 13 to 14 3rd Samuel Dobrozsi Queen City Wheels 13 to 14 Junior Girls 13-14 Place First Name Last Name Team Age Group 1st Hannah Mossman One Call Now 13 to 14 Junior Boys 15-16 Place First Name Last Name Team Age Group 1st Drew Dillman 15 to 16 2nd Brian Lark Red Zone Cycling 15 to 16 3rd John Dwyer 15 to 16