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The Weekly Report, November 12, 2008
Mackenzie, Butler claim Single Speed Cyclocross World Titles
Under a calm autumn sky, two world titles were claimed this past weekend in Portland at the Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships. Canadian Drew Mackenzie stormed the field to claim his first ever world title, ahead of Seattle's Craig Etheridge and Winthrop's Solomon Woras. The wild and crazy race had a gauntlet of obstacles, including a giant wall of bubble bath and a windmill atop the muddy run-up.
Portland's Sue Butler took no prisoners as she rode away from Wendy Williams and Megan Farris to score the coveted golden bikini. The winners of the race also won a custom frame and a tattoo.
Trebon and Butler win at Cross Crusade
Ryan Trebon (Kona) and Sue Butler (Monavie Cannondale) cruised to respective victories in the Elite Men's and Women's fields at the seventh stop in the Cross Crusade Series. Trebon showed up to race the coveted SSCXWC race, but was not allowed to race unless he won both the regular Single Speed and Elite Men's races, which he did, rightfully earning his spot in the final race of the day noted above. He made his move midway through the race and shut down the engines early to easily claim victory. The series contines next weekend at Portland International Raceway. Click here for full results.
Overall Men's top three after seven races:
1. Jason Sager, 2. Sean Babcock, 3. Solomon Woras
Overall Women's top three after seven races:
1. Wendy Williams, 2. Emily VanMeter, 3. Alice Pennington
McDonald and Landon-Griffith beat the best at Seattle Cyclocross
Zach McDonald and Beth Landon-Griffith (Hagens Berman) claimed respective victories in the sixth race in the Seattle Cyclocross Series at Bremerton last sunday. The Series continues November 23 as it heads to the Monroe Fairgrounds. Full results can be found here.
Overall Men's top three after six races:
1. John-Christian Flack, 2. Toby Swanson, 3. James Birkenbuel
Overall Women's top three after six races:
1. Ann Knapp, 2. Jadine Riley, 3. Kristi Berg
Washington Crossers to Battle for State titles this weekend at Pacific Raceways
The Washington State Cyclocross Championship race is this Sunday at Pacific Raceways in Kent and the weather is going to be good (well that is what the forecast says right now). For more information, check out the race flyer here.