Fort Lewis wins Division I collegiate mountain bike championships

Brevard College tops Division II standings

After earning the maximum 94 points in six of the eight categories, Fort Lewis College won the Division I team omnium by 76 points over the University of Colorado-Boulder. The Skyhawks earned the maximum points in all but the men's and women's dual slalom contests. Marian University surged up the rankings with four individual podium appearances on Sunday to finish third with 445 points. Lees-McRae College finished only six points behind Marian with 439 points to place fourth, while the University of Wyoming placed fifth with 434 points.

Brevard College totaled 629 points to win the Division II team omnium, finishing 41 points ahead of second-place Union College-Kentucky. Powered by strong performances in the men's gravity events, Western State Colorado University totaled 421 points to place third, 41 points ahead of Warren Wilson College. Mars Hill College rounds out the top five with 359 points.

"I've been training and racing with these guys all season and I've seen how hard they've worked," Brevard College rider Erica Zaveta (Brevard College) said. "It's awesome to win this because it shows our program is going to be strong for years to come."

Joey Schusler (University of Colorado-Boulder) used the same bike in all four events this weekend. He accured 364 points to top the Division I men's individual omnium, beating silver medalist Rotem Ishay (Fort Lewis College) by only 18 points. Kerry Werner (Lees-McRae College) finished third with 230 points. Erik Nelson (Northern Arizona University) placed fourth with 209 points while Casey Coffman (University of Nevada-Reno) rounds out the top five with 142 points.

Jill Behlen (University of Wyoming) reached the podium in each of the four events this weekend to claim the top spot of the Division I women's individual omnium. Behlen earned a bronze medal in Sunday's dual slalom after placing fourth in each of the first three contests of the weekend. In all, Behlen amassed 478 points toward the individual omnium. Behlen's teammate Linnea Dixson finished second with 292 points, only 23 points ahead of Eva Wilson (Colorado State University), who placed third. Kaila Hart (Fort Lewis College) finished with 237 points to place fourth while Emily Paxson (University of Vermont) was fifth with 231 points.

"It's really fun to do all of the events because they are so different," Behlen said. "You get to compete with everybody and it's fun to podium at all four events."

Wesley Lamberson (Union College-Ky.) finished in top-10 three times, including a bronze medal in the short track race, to total 375 points and win the Division II men's individual omnium. Bobby Zidek (California State University-Chico) placed second to Lamberson with 288 points while Timothy Jenkinson (Mars Hill College) earned the bronze medal with 277 points. Justin Graves (Humboldt State University) finished only one point ahead of Daniel Ennis (Brevard College) to place fourth and fifth, respectively.

Similar to Behlen, Essence Barton (California Lutheran University) reached the podium in each of the four events this weekend. Barton won the dual slalom, placed second in the downhill and finished fourth in the two endurance races, the cross country and the short track to secure the top spot of the Division II women's individual omnium with 542 points. Zaveta earned three bronze medals before placing eighth in the dual slalom to record 470 points to finish second to Barton. Elisa Otter (Union College-Ky.) totaled 444 points to earn the bronze medal while Allison Jones (Warren Wilson College) placed fourth with 323 points. Kara Uhl (Union College-Ky.) amassed 295 points to place fifth.

Full Results

Division I team omninum
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fort Lewis College701 pts
2University of Colorado-Boulder625 
3Marian University445 
4Lees-McRae College439 
5University of Wyoming434 
6Lindsey Wilson College412 
7Colorado State University350 
8Northern Arizona University333 
9University of Nevada-Reno280 
10Lindenwood University198 
11University of Vermont196 
12Cumberland University184 
13Stanford University146 
14California Polytechnic-San Luis Obispo110 
15University of California-Berkeley94 
16Texas State University-San Marcos78 
17University of Massachusetts-Amherst76 
18University of New Mexico68 
19University of Florida68 
20University of Connecticut63 
21Northern Illinois University53 
22Utah State University51 
23University of California-Santa Barbara50 
24University of Southern California46 
25Virginia Polytechnic University46 
26Florida State University44 
27University of Arizona38 
28Clemson University34 
29Cornell University31 
30Texas A & M University25 
31Appalachian State University22 
32Georgia Southern University17 
33Georgia Institute of Technology13 
34University of New Hampshire10 
35University of North Texas10 
36North Carolina State University-Raleigh  
Division I men individual omnium
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joey Schusler (University of Colorado-Boulder)364 pts
2Rotem Ishay (Fort Lewis College)346 
3Kerry Werner (Lees-Mcrae College)230 
4Erik Nelson (Northern Arizona University)209 
5Casey Coffman (University of Nevada-Reno)142 
6Jason Blodgett (Marian University)125 
7Scott Countryman (Northern Arizona University)111 
8Adam Looney (University of Wyoming)89 
9Taylor Ladd (Lindsey Wilson College)85 
10Tanner Hurst (Cumberland University)50 
11Carter Luck (Lees-Mcrae College)37 
12Logan Luker (Cumberland University)5 
Division I women individual omnium
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jill Behlen (University of Wyoming)478 pts
2Linnea Dixson (University of Wyoming)292 
3Eva Wilson (Colorado State University)269 
4Kaila Hart (Fort Lewis College)237 
5Emily Paxson (University of Vermont)231 
6Brittany Engleking (University of Colorado-Boulder)217 
7Ellie Atkins (University of Colorado-Boulder)208 
8Hailey Sarausky (Lees-Mcrae College)206 
9Ashlee Wilson (University of Colorado-Boulder)198 
10Sarah Hill (Lees-Mcrae College)170 
11Brooke Crum (Lindsey Wilson College)163 
12Joanna Bechtel (University of California-Berkeley)162 
13Kyrstin Bluhm (Cumberland University)137 
14Kristy Peck (University of Nevada-Reno)132 
15Morganne Endicott (Cumberland University)111 
16Mackenzie Filippi (Lees-Mcrae College)109 
Division II team omninum
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brevard College629 pts
2Union College-Ky588 
3Western State Colorado University421 
4Warren Wilson College380 
5Mars Hill College359 
6Colorado Mesa University352 
7Us Air Force Academy336 
8California State University-Chico263 
9University of Denver238 
10Ripon College207 
11California Lutheran University201 
12Michigan Technological University198 
13Colorado School of Mines177 
14Humboldt State University118 
15Massachusetts Institute of Technology104 
16Wake Forest University88 
17East Tennessee State University76 
18Duke University74 
19University of Wisconsin-Platteville59 
20Montana State University-Bozeman59 
21Wentworth Institute of Technology56 
22Abilene Christian University52 
23Saint Edwards University50 
24Milligan College38 
25Colorado College27 
26Baylor University25 
Division II men individual omnium
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wesley Lamberson (Union College-Ky)375 pts
2Bobby Zidek (California State University-Chico)288 
3Timothy Jenkinson (Mars Hill College)277 
4Justin Graves (Humboldt State University)213 
5Daniel Ennis (Brevard College)212 
6Peter Haile (Union College-Ky)174 
7Corey Davis (Mars Hill College)144 
8Mitchell Collins (Wake Forest University)122 
9Michael Flynn (Warren Wilson College)93 
10Kody Adams (Brevard College)89 
11Tyler Hutchinson (Mars Hill College)49 
12Ray Dangelmaier (Union College-Ky)43 
13Mike Baird (Union College-Ky)34 
Division II women individual omnium
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Essence Barton (California Lutheran University)542 pts
2Erica Zaveta (Brevard College)470 
3Elisa Otter (Union College-Ky)444 
4Allison Jones (Warren Wilson College)323 
5Kara Uhl (Union College-Ky)295 
6Sarah Godish (US Air Force Academy)286 
7Catherine Harnden (Mars Hill College)284 
8Nicole Miranda (Brevard College)261 
9Laura Rice (Mars Hill College)228 
10Alessia Faverio (Warren Wilson College)207 
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