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Cap City Cross OVCX Ohio State Championship
Upper Arlington, OH
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Cap City Cross OVCX Ohio State Championship Upper Arlington, OH November 23, 2008
OHIO STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS REPORT

The Ohio State Championships were held in Columbus this past weekend on a course that featured equal parts power and equal parts skill. However, the presence of strong winds on race day made the power sections more significant, as three sections of lengthy straightaway went straight into a headwind. The park was extremely spectator-friendly, with most watchers perched up on the finish line hill looking down on the entire course.

In what would be a convergence of three Midwestern series (Zipp OVCX, Cap City, and Lake Effect), a group of 40 elite men tore off the line in pursuit of Ohio State titles, Zipp OVCX points and prize money. The beginning laps looked like it was going to be a tight finish. A group of six separated from the pack including old school hard men Phil Noble (Biowheels) and Jonathan Card (Saturn Toledo), OVCX leader Ryan Knapp (bikereg.com), and mountain man Gerry Pflug (Speedgoat). After a crash by Kennedy in a tight corner put him off the back of the group, Knapp and Card accelerated off the front. As the winds died down some in the second half of the race, more riders took the risk of going off solo. Knapp was the obvious aggressor, and tried many times to pull off the solo win but only Card could match his power. The last 30 minutes turned into a two man race between Knapp and Card, with Mike Mihalik (Beaver Valley Velo) busting out of the early group and dangling behind.

As the two leaders started the bell lap, it was obvious to the assembled spectators that a battle royale was brewing. They entered the finishing straight and the crowd grew silent. Knapp started the sprint from second wheel and seemed to have better of the veteran Card � until his pedal unclipped. Card was able to sprint up the hill for a well deserved gold medal. Knapp settled for second, with Mike Mihalik rounding out the podium in third.

In the womens race it was Nicole Borem (DRT Consulting) taking the top spot over a well-dressed Christy Blakely (BMW) and youngster Michelle Morris (One Call Now), who battled back from sixth place to take State Championship honors as the top Ohio rider.

Other notable results:
� Seventeen year old Anthony Marut (Lake Effect) took top honors in the Category 3/4 race over a very stacked field.
� Indiana native Sam Morrison won the 17-18 juniors race
� Sam Dobrozsi won two Ohio state championships in both the Junior Boys 15-16 and the Junior Men 17-18.
� Hannah Mossman overcame a strong field to win the Junior Girls 13-14 field
� Will Mandrola survived the long ride from Kentucky to take the Juniors 10-12 win.
� Laura Stahl (Team Awesome) dominated the 3/4 womens for her gold medal.
� Gerry Pflug won the elite masters race and then lined up for the Elite 1/2/3 race and got 4th, clearly the hard man of the day!
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
1     JONATHAN      CARD           SATURN OF TOLEDO                                  OH
2     RYAN          KNAPP          BIKEREG.COM                                       IN
3     MICHAEL       MIHALIK        BEAVER VALLEY VELO                                PA
4     GERRY         PFLUG          SPEEDGOAT\SPK\SALSA                               PA
5     ANDY          MESSER         DRT RACING                                        IN
6     PHIL          NOBLE          BIO WHEELS/REECE CAMPBELL RACING                  OH
7     MIKE          KENNEDY        BARBASOL                                          KY
8     MITCH         GRAHAM         BIOWHEELS/REECE-CAMPBELL RACING                   OH
9     Matt          Weeks          Lake Effect                                       OH
10    DONALD        GALLIGHER      DRT CONSULTING                                    IN
11    CHRIS         NEVITT         DRT CONSULTING                                    KY
12    NATE          ZICCARDI       JENI'S/TEAM AWESOME                               OH
12    Garth         Prosser        Sobe/Cannondale                                   OH
14    RYAN          MYERS          DRT CONSULTING                                    IN
15    CHRIS         CHARTIER       ALDERFER BERGEN                                   OH
16    THOMAS        DOMINIC        SPIN                                              OH
17    KYLE          WINGLER        ALAN FACTORY TEAM
18    RAY           HURTON         TEAM COLUMBUS                                     OH
19    Mike          House          RGF Solutions                                     OH
20    JUSTIN G      POKRIVKA
21    NICK          TINSLER        DARKHORSE - RPC MECHANICAL                        OH
21    BRANDON       GROFF          TEAM AWESOME/JENI'S ICE CREAM                     OH
23    Andrew        Hague          Echelon                                           OH
24    DAVE          STEINER        SNAKEBITE                                         OH
25    Rick          Toler          Krietler Rollers                                  OH
26    ANDY          MOSKAL         RGF SOLUTIONS/PANTHER CYCLING TEAM                OH
27    Dan           Mendoza        Pista Elite                                       IN
One Lap Behind
28    HANK          CAMPBELL                                                         OH
29    CAMERON       JACKSON        RGF SOLUTIONS CYCLING TEAM                        OH
30    ERNEST        MARENCHIN      SPEEDGOAT.COM                                     OH
31    CHRIS         MAYHEW         JBV COACHING                                      PA
32    JUSTIN G      POKRIVKA       DIRTY HARRYS                                      PA
33    KEITH         LUCAS          CKW RACING / OUTDOOR VENTURE                      KY
34    Sam           Morrison
35    KATSU         TANDA                                                            OH
dnf   ZACHARY       EDWARDS        DRT RACING                                        IN
dnf   Ben           Ortt           Gary Fisher                                       OH
Elite Women
1     NICOLE        BOREM          DRT CONSULTING                                    IN
2     Christy       Blakely        BMW                                               NC
3     Michelle      Morris         One Call Now                                      OH
4     AMANDA        SPROAT         GARY FISHER 29ER CREW / TREK STORE OF COLUMBUS    OH
5     JULIE         LEWIS-SROKA    LAKE EFFECT  RACING                               OH
6     BRIDGET       DONOVAN        TREK STORE CINCINNAIT                             OH
7     CHRISTINE     MCCARTHY       TEAM AWESOME/ JENI'S ICE CREAM                    OH
8     LEAH          HALLORAN                                                         OH
9     JAMIE         CLIFTON        NATIONAL ENGINEERING                              OH
10    Nancy         Henderson                                                        OH
Cat 1/2/3 masters 35+/45+
1     GERRY         PFLUG          SPEEDGOAT\SPK\SALSA                               PA
2     FREDERICK     ROSE           BIKEREG.COM                                       IN
3     ERIK          FAGERBERG      CALISTOGA RACING TEAM                             KY
4     JOHN          MANDROLA       CALISTOGA RACING TEAM                             KY
5     JUSTIN G      POKRIVKA                                                         PA
6     GARTH         PROSSER        SOBE CANNONDALE MTB                               OH
7     Jeffrey       Craft                                                            OH
8     John          Koury          Two Johns                                         NC
9     John          May                                                              KY
10    RUDY          SROKA          LAKE EFFECT RACING                                OH
11    Andrew        Klumb                                                            OH
12    BILL          CRANK          PEDAL THE PLANET/CES                              KY
13    BRUCE         PISAREK        CENTRAL OHIO BICYCLE CLUB/NATIONAL ENGINEERING    OH
14    DEREK         WILFORD        LAKE EFFECT RACING                                OH
15    BILL          MARUT          LAKE EFFECT RACING                                OH
16    NATE          LOMAN          SUMMIT FREEWHEELERS/RAINBOW INKS                  OH
17    DANIEL        LACH           ZWS/CYCLESPORT                                    OH
18    MIKE          OTTING         MERCYHEALTHPLEX/7HILLS RACING                     OH
19    SCOTT         YOUNG                                                            OH
20    JAMES         TURNER         TEAM IPRO                                         OH
21    TJ            TURNER         BIOWHEELS RACING                                  OH
22    Charles       South
23    Lou           Beckmeyer      7 Hills                                           OH
24    MATTHEW       KOEHN          SPEEDWAY WHEELMEN                                 IN
25    Mike          Ramsey         7 Hills
26    DOUGLAS       DOBROZSI       QUEEN CITY WHEELS
27    John          Reidel         Alan                                              OH
28    James         Merchant
dnf   JUSTIN G      POKRIVKA       DIRTY HARRYS                                      PA
dnf   Lou           Beckmeyer
dnf   Rick          Toler
Cat 3/4 Men (B) Race
1     ANTHONY       MARUT          LAKE EFFECT RACING                                OH
2     CHRIS         MAYHEW         JBV COACHING                                      PA
3     KEITH         LUCAS          CKW RACING / OUTDOOR VENTURE                      KY
4     MASON         MORGAN         JENI'S/TEAM AWESOME                               OH
5     JOSHUA        PRATER         SPEEDWAY WHEELMEN                                 IN
6     ADAM          JACKSON                                                          KY
7     BEN           BONNEY                                                           OH
8     STEVEN        GERS           BIOWHEELS/REECE-CAMPBELL RACING                   KY
9     KATSUHIRO     TANDA          TEAM ATHENS P/B KT PROTOTYPE                      OH
10    ERIC          LUNDGREN       IRON CITY BIKES                                   PA
11    MICHAEL       CHEWNING       TEAM HUNGRY                                       OH
12    LAYNE         PETERS         TEAM AWESOME                                      OH
13    JOSEPH        HALL           NATIONAL ENGINEERING (COBC)                       OH
14    RYAN          LINDSAY        ZWS/CYCLESPORT                                    OH
15    DAVID         GROEN          NATIONAL ENGINEERING                              OH
16    BRENDAN       JONES          BEAVER VALLEY VELO                                PA
17    MARK          FARMER         OHIO ORTHOPEDIC/MORO CYCLING                      OH
18    JOHN          MARKSTEIN      JENI'S / TEAM AWESOME                             OH
19    JON           CLOUS                                                            OH
20    Scott         Carter
21    MARK          TROUSDALE      SPEEDWAY WHEELMEN                                 IN
22    JOE           BONNELL        ECHELON CYCLING                                   OH
23    JOHN          PROPPE         UNATTACHED                                        OH
24    MICHAEL       RILEY          OHIO ORTHOPEDIC                                   OH
25    JONATHAN      LOMAX                                                            PA
26    BLAIR         FRALEY         ECHELON CYCLING TEAM                              OH
27    DAVID         FARNHAM        B1 BICYCLES                                       OH
28    JASON         LEAMAN         STARK VELO                                        OH
29    LAURENCE      PESYNA         SAVAGEHILL CYCLING TEAM                           OH
30    SCOTT         BOND           SPEEDWAY WHEELMAN                                 IN
31    tim           brown
32    DOUG          WEBSTER                                                          OH
33    JOSH          MURPHEY        BAREKNUCKLEBRIGADE                                OH
34    Aaron         Beck           Team Awesome                                      OH
35    MICHAEL       BENEDEK                                                          IN
36    DOUGLAS       BERNARD                                                          OH
37    JAKE          MCKEEGAN       TRI-TECH                                          OH
dnf   PETER         CZERWINSKI     ECHELON                                           OH
dnf   Riley         Marn
dnf   Mike          Miller
dnf   Jon           Claus          Ohio
dnf   CHRIS         Grisvard
Juniors 10-12
1     WILL          MANDROLA       RED ZONE CYCLING                                  KY
2     ANDREW        RADEMACHER     QUEEN CITY WHEELS YOUTH CYCLING                   OH
3     Abigal        Roof
4     Nora          Bell
Juniors 13-14
1     HANNAH        MOSSMAN        ONE CALL NOW                                      OH
2     ROBERT        SROKA          LAKE EFFECT RACING                                OH
Juniors 15-16
1     SAMUEL        DOBROZSI       QUEEN CITY WHEELS
Juniors 16-17
1     Colleen       Morris                                                           OH
Juniors 17-18
1     Sam           Morrison       Indiana Fast Man!                                 IN
2     Sam           Dobroszi       UDF                                               OH
3     BRIAN         HAMMOND        KRIETLER ROLLERS                                  OH
Cat 4 Men Open (C Race)
1     DAVE          MUNDY                                                            OH
2     SCOTT         ELLIS          RMR                                               CO
3     PETER         HILLS          TEAM DAYTON                                       OH
4     CORY          ST.CLAIR       PRO CHAIN CYCLING                                 OH
5     JADEN         SEMPSROTT      CINCINNATI OFF ROAD ALLIANCE                      OH
6     TIM           DELGADO        TEAM HUNGRY CYCLING                               OH
7     CAMERON       POOLE          TEAM DAYTON                                       OH
8     SCOTT         MURSCHEL       TEAM ABUNDANCE                                    OH
9     Peter         Koury
10    PHILLIP       BOYDELATOUR                                                      OH
11    DERRICK       YOUNG          UNATTACHED                                        OH
12    JAMES         BILLITER                                                         OH
13    KEVIN         VANWERT        ZEPHYR WHEEL SPORTS                               OH
14    SCOT          HERRMANN       TEAM DAYTON                                       OH
15    TIM           SHOLL          OHIO ORTHOPEDIC/ MORO CYCLING                     OH
16    CHRIS         BISHOP         TREK STORE COLUMBUS
16    RICK          VOITHOFER                                                        OH
17    ADAM          SCHMIDT        BIOWHEELS/REECE-CAMPBELL RACING                   OH
18    DOUG          CARRAWAY                                                         OH
19    ANDY          FISHER                                                           OH
19    ROBERT        SROKA          LAKE EFFECT RACING                                OH
20    STEPHEN       FARRENS                                                          OH
21    DAN           MASCRET        B1 BIKES                                          OH
dnf   SPENCER       HACKETT                                                          OH
Cat 3/4 Masters Men 35+
1     THOMAS        HAYES          VELO BIKE SHOP/CHERRYSTREET COFFEE                WA
2     LARS          ANDERSEN       UNATTACHED                                        OH
3     MARTY         SMITH          COMMONWEALTH EYE SURGERY                          KY
4     COREY         GREEN          GHISALLO CYCLING TEAM                             OH
5     Glen          Gardner
6     Greg          Charkoudian
7     Dave          Johnson
8     RODNEY        ROOF           ZWS/CYCLESPORT                                    OH
9     Unknown
10    RICK          MAIER          TEAM DAYTON BICYCLING                             OH
11    JOHN          THOMAS         UNATTACHED                                        OH
12    CHRIS         FISCHER        CENTRAL OHIO BICYCLE CLUB                         OH
13    RICHARD       ELWELL                                                           OH
14    ALEXIS        ROCCOS                                                           OH
Cat 3/4 Masters Men 45+
1     DAVID         COAR           DRT CONSULTING                                    IN
2     SCOTT         BOND           SPEEDWAY WHEELMAN                                 IN
3     Mike          Otting
4     DAVID         HART           ZWS/CYCLESPORT                                    OH
5     MITCHELL      BECKNER        ONE CALL NOW                                      OH
6     RICHARD       TOLER          KREITLER ROLLERS                                  OH
7     FRASER        CUNNINGHAM     ZEPHYR WHEEL SPORTS                               OH
8     DAN           RAMSEY         7 HILLS/MERCY HEALTHPLEX                          OH
9     JONATHAN      SPICKER        QUEEN CITY WHEELS                                 OH
10    DELL          WILLIAMSON     QCW                                               OH
12    CHRISTOPHER   GRISVARD       TEAM COLUMBUS                                     OH
13    CHARLES       SOUTH          3RVS KOEHLINGER-KELLY                             IN
14    DOUG          HAMILTON       BIOWHEELS RACING                                  OH
15    Scott         Belcher
16    Nate          Szabo
17    Henry         Dimmick
18    JIM           PONTIUS        ZWS/CYCLESPORT                                    OH
19    Chris         Karwisch
20    Joe           Deloss
21    JON           SCHAER                                                           OH
22    James         Merchant                                                         OH
23    RICHARD       Allen
24    Marty         Withrow        Echelon                                           OH
25    FRED          DIRKSE                                                           OH
26    Addison       Smith
27    Joe           Siebeualler
28    JOHN          RADEMACHER     QUEEN CITY WHEELS                                 OH
29    MARK          MCKENNEY       7 HILLS RACING                                    OH
dnf   PETER         CZERWINSKI     ECHELON                                           OH
dnf   KENNY         SIPES          CKW RACING / OUTDOOR VENTURE                      KY
dnf   Michael       Kreate
Cat 3/4 Women
1     Laura         Stahl          TEAM AWESOME/JENI'S ICE CREAM                     OH
2     HANNAH        MOSSMAN        ONE CALL NOW                                      OH
3     Kiersta       Tucker                                                           KY
4     ALICIA        DICELLO        TEAM AWESOME/JENI'S ICE CREAM                     OH
5     AMY           KULESZA        BIKESOURCE                                        OH
6     Ryan          Heflin
7     Melissa       Corliss
8     JENI          ROOSEN         MHP/7 HILLS                                       OH
dnf   Alison        Bedingfield
Women 35+
1     Gerry         Schulze                                                          OH
2     Shellie       Heggenberger                                                     OH
3     JAMIE         CLIFTON        NATIONAL ENGINEERING                              OH
4     BRIDGET       SEMPSROTT      CINCINNATI OFF ROAD ALLIANCE                      OH
5     KAREN         HAMILTON       BIOWHEELS RACING/REECE-CAMPBELL                   OH
dnf   Brooke        Crum

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