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Shogren, Schalk clinch 100-miler series titles

Betsy Shogren (Cannondale Factory Racing) and Jeff Schalk (Trek Racing Co-op) took top women's and men's honors in the 2009 US National Ultra Endurance (NUE) series, which concluded with its eighth and final race at the Tahoe-Sierra 100 on September 12. The best four of each racer's results were used to calculate the standings. Eight races comprised the series, which commenced at the Cohutta 100 on April 25 and visited Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Colorado, Georgia and California.

Shogren completed six 100-milers, winning at the Lumberjack, Mohican and Fool's Gold. A second place at the Shenandoah Mountain 100 netted her the overall win. She also raced to third at the Wilderness 101 and fourth at the Cohutta.

Shogren beat Karen Potter ( and 2007 series runner-up Danielle Musto (Kenda/Tomac/Hayes), who were second and third respectively in the overall. Both completed five total races and while neither took any 100-miler race wins, consistency in placing in the top six at each race paid off.

In the men's series, Jeff Schalk defended his NUE title by racing at six events. His top four finishes included wins at the Cohutta, Lumberjack and Wilderness plus a second place in Breckenridge.

Christain Tanguy (Team Fraser/ Cannondale) started the season slower with a ninth place at the Cohutta, but he just got faster as the season progressed. He finished six total races, including a victory at the Fool's Gold and second places at the Wilderness, Mohican and Shenandoah rounds.

2007 NUE series winner and soon-to-be retired Chris Eatough (Trek Racing Co-op) finished third overall thanks to three third places (Fool's Gold, Wilderness and Lumberjack) and a fourth at Cohutta.

Gerald Pflug (Speedgoat/SPK) won the singlespeed series with four wins, giving him the best possible score. He had the series locked up early enough that he skipped the singlespeed race at the penultimate round at the Shenandoah and raced with gears instead.

In the master's category, John Williams (Bike Line of Newark) won two races and logged a second and a third to take home the NUE title.

Final standings are below for all who finished four or more races.


#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Betsy Shogren (Cannondale Factory Racing)5pts
2Karen Potter (
3Danielle Musto (Kenda/Tomac/Hayes)15
4Brenda Simril (Motor Mile Racing)18
5Laureen Coffelt (RB's cyclery)24
6Denelle Grant (Bike Factory Racing / Gary Fisher 29er)27
7Emily Brock (Faster Mustache)33

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jeff Schalk (Trek Racing Co-op)5pts
2Christian Tanguy (Team Fraser/ Cannondale)7
3Chris Eatough (Trek Racing Co-op)13
4Michael Simonson (Gary Fisher 29er crew)19
5Josh Tostado (Bach Builders)24
6Rob Lichtenwalner (
7Greg Kuhn (Team Fraser)35
8Garth Prosser (Cannondale)38
9Andrew Gorski (Speedgoat / SPK / Salsa)46
10Aaron Oakes (Bulldog/Cyclecraft)51
11Andy Applegate (Champion systems/Cannondale)69
12Ryan Heerschap (Team Bulldog/Cycle Craft)114
13Justin Farmer (JF2R/Bicycle World Rgv/Clif Bar)134
14Kristofer Karwisch (Biowheels/Reece-Campbell)137
15Bradley Schmalzer (Team Bikeman.Com/Twin Six/Denda)152
16Lee Simril (Motor Mile Racing)178
17Christian Baks (Pawling Cycles)182
18Doug Milliken (Team Latitude/ARBT)215
19Mac Johansen (Blue Sky Velo)221
20Martin Kozera266
21Vincent Schultz359
22Jason Mahokey (Pro Bikes/salsa Cycles/twin-Six/
23Jeff Plassman (Margaret)386
24Timothy Koch (Gripped Racing)406
25John Griffiths (NYCMTB-Peak Bikes)503

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gerald Pflug (Speedgoat/SPK)4pts
2Roger Masse (Tiek Racing Coop)10
3Matthew Ferrari (Freeze Thaw Cycles)11
4Gunnar Shogren (Cannondale Factory Racing)18
5Mark Elsasser (Independent Fabrication)30
6Ronald Sanborn (Mclaw's Cycle & Fitness)30
7Russel Henderson (NCCX /Industry Nine)34
8Jason Morgan (I9)37
9Nathan Kraxberger (Sid's-Cannondale)38
10Dave Holmes (Gary Fisher 29er Crew)42
11Brad Wagner (Team Afd)100

Master men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Williams (Bike Line of Newark, Delaware)7pts
2David Kelnberger (Fisher 29er Crew)10
3James Wilson (Human Zoom)22
4John Wyrick (Bio Wheels)25
5Ed McCalley (Bike Zoo /Team Ed)35
6Mathew Davies (Hudson Valley Velo Club)42

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Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.