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Tilford repeats as US masters 'cross champion

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The National Championship course in Verona, Wisconsin

The National Championship course in Verona, Wisconsin
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Scott Stahl (SEAVS/Haymarket) being chased up the hill

Scott Stahl (SEAVS/Haymarket) being chased up the hill
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Jim Bell (Revolution Cycle) concentrating on the snowy track

Jim Bell (Revolution Cycle) concentrating on the snowy track
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Even walking your bike was not safe in some spots

Even walking your bike was not safe in some spots
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Steve Tilford (Tailwind Energy Cycling Team) had a 55 second lead with two laps to go

Steve Tilford (Tailwind Energy Cycling Team) had a 55 second lead with two laps to go
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Steve Tilford (Tailwind Energy Cycling Team) heading out for his last lap

Steve Tilford (Tailwind Energy Cycling Team) heading out for his last lap
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Ron Huebner (Evolution Cycling) owned third place

Ron Huebner (Evolution Cycling) owned third place
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A rider coming through the pits with one lap to go

A rider coming through the pits with one lap to go
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A Team Wisconsin rider with one lap to go

A Team Wisconsin rider with one lap to go
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A displaced derailleur makes some interesting bicycle art

A displaced derailleur makes some interesting bicycle art
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This young physicist had her own power washer and the coolest boots of the day

This young physicist had her own power washer and the coolest boots of the day
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Everyone with a phone is a photographer these days

Everyone with a phone is a photographer these days
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Dog of the day

Dog of the day
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Steve Tilford (Tailwind Energy Cycling Team) wins another national championship jersey

Steve Tilford (Tailwind Energy Cycling Team) wins another national championship jersey
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Steve Tilford (Tailwind Energy Cycling Team) was a bit frozen at the finish

Steve Tilford (Tailwind Energy Cycling Team) was a bit frozen at the finish
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Stephen Songer (360 Racing) pushing his bike

Stephen Songer (360 Racing) pushing his bike
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John Paul McCarthey (SRAM Racing) on a slushy climb

John Paul McCarthey (SRAM Racing) on a slushy climb
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Steve Tilford (Tailwind Energy Cycling Team) tries to stay warm beneath a holiday blanket

Steve Tilford (Tailwind Energy Cycling Team) tries to stay warm beneath a holiday blanket
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Danny Warner (Verdigris Village Cross) takes the hole shot with Tilford second

Danny Warner (Verdigris Village Cross) takes the hole shot with Tilford second
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Power washers were in action next to the pits today

Power washers were in action next to the pits today
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Steve Tilford (Tailwind Energy Cycling Team) jumping to an early lead on lap one

Steve Tilford (Tailwind Energy Cycling Team) jumping to an early lead on lap one
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Sam Morse (Corner Cycle) running in second place on the first lap

Sam Morse (Corner Cycle) running in second place on the first lap
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Jeff Appeltans (Mambo CX) running the barriers in third position

Jeff Appeltans (Mambo CX) running the barriers in third position
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Stephen Songer (360 Racing) got off to a brilliant start

Stephen Songer (360 Racing) got off to a brilliant start
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Snow and sloppy mud forced riders off their bikes

Snow and sloppy mud forced riders off their bikes
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John Shull (Alberto’s Sport) having trouble keeping his bike going in a straight line

John Shull (Alberto’s Sport) having trouble keeping his bike going in a straight line
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Rick Bass ((Momentum Racing) on his way to the ground

Rick Bass ((Momentum Racing) on his way to the ground
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Course conditions seemed to bring out smiles from the racers today

Course conditions seemed to bring out smiles from the racers today
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Steve Tilford (Tailwind Energy Cycling Team) used electric shifting today

Steve Tilford (Tailwind Energy Cycling Team) used electric shifting today
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Ron Huebner (Evolution Cycling Club) on one of the tricky climbs

Ron Huebner (Evolution Cycling Club) on one of the tricky climbs
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Jeff Appeltans (Mambo CX) riding in the top ten

Jeff Appeltans (Mambo CX) riding in the top ten
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Even riders out of contention sprinted to the finish line

Even riders out of contention sprinted to the finish line
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Full Results

Men - Master - 60-64
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Charles Townsend (Bianchi/Grand Performance/St Paul Bicycle Racing Club)0:32:15
2Fred Wittwer (ALAN North America Cycling)0:00:23
3D Douglas Long (360 Racing)0:00:57
4David Beals (Team NYCROSS.com/nycross.com)0:00:58
5Landon Beachy (Twisted Spokes Racing Team)0:01:51
6Gregory Pautsch (Planet Bike)0:01:53
7Tom Palmer (Brazen Dropouts)0:01:56
8Dan Meyer (Loon State Cyclists)0:02:23
9Albert Weigel (Verdigris-Village CX Team/Village-Verdigris Cycling)0:02:45
10Richard Pearson (Team Kaos Cycling)0:03:21
11Thomas Doucette (Northeast Bicycle Club (NEBC))0:03:22
12Kerry Shields (Mock Orange Bikes)0:04:37
13Charles South (Men of Steel Racing /Men Of Steel Racing LLC)
14Robert Dillon (1K2GO-Onion River Sports/Green Mountain Bicycle Club)0:04:40
15Michael Spak (Schwab Cycles Racing Team)0:05:50
16Michael Kurtz (Team Army-USAC)0:05:51
17Richard Sachs (Connecticut Yankee BC)0:08:21
18Jerry Pearce (Hampshire Cycle Club)0:10:43
19Edward Reed (The Pony Shop)0:10:59
20Thomas Silbernagel (Team Extreme)0:11:11
21Harry Fortney (DMOS Racing Team/Des Moines Cycle Club)0:16:18
22 (-1 lap)Norman Wellings
23Walter Stoops (ABD Cycling Club)
24David Mcfadden (Spin Doctor Cyclewerks/Spin Doctor Cyclewerks Cycling Club)
25Chris Canfield (Boulder Cycle Sport)
DNSWalt Rider (901 Racing)
DNSRit Booth (Hampshire Cycle Club)
DNFHunter Smith (Boulder Cycle Sport)

Men - Master - 65-69
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Leone Pizzini (First State Velo Sport)0:33:35
2Lewis Rollins (CONTENDER BICYCLES/The Contender Club)
3Robert Ogren (Kenwood Racing)0:01:29
4Allan Marvin (Groove Subaru-Alpha Bicycle Co)0:01:51
5Rick Abbott (Excel Sports Boulder)0:04:03
6Ken Burst (Team Momentum)0:04:41
7Julian Coupland (Verdigris-Village CX Team/Village-Verdigris Cycling)0:06:07
8John Adamson (Twisted Spokes Racing Team)0:07:45
9Larry Mayse0:10:04
DNFJames Briggs (Allegheny Cycling Association)

Men - Master - 75-79
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ronald Riley (Bike Station Aptos)0:46:33

Men - Master - 80-84
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Frederic Schmid (Jubilee Subaru)0:42:23
2Walter Axthelm (NoTubes Endurance Racing)0:01:37

Men - Cat 1/2/3 - Master - 50-54
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stephen Tilford (TradeWind Energy Cycling Team)0:50:11
2Jeffrey Appeltans (MAMBO CX/GoCycling/Mid Atl Masters Bicycle Org)0:01:05
3Ron Huebner (Evolution Cycling Club p/b Long & Foster)0:01:40
4John Paul Mccarthy (SRAM Factory)0:02:39
5Samuel Morse (Corner Cycle Cycling Club)0:03:04
6Donald Seib (Bikeman.com)0:03:34
7Danny Warner (Verdigris-Village CX Team/Village-Verdigris Cycling)0:03:37
8Dave Eckel (KS Energy Services / Team Wisconsin/Team Wisconsin)0:03:51
9Tim Hacker (Planet Bike)0:04:01
10John Shull (Alberto's Sport)0:04:27
11Derek Griggs0:04:29
12Robert Reuther (Bike Line)0:04:49
13Scott Stahl (SEAVS/Haymarket)0:04:58
14Jim Bell (Revolution Cycle/Twin Six)0:05:39
15Tedd Jacobson (KS Energy Services / Team Wisconsin/Team Wisconsin)0:05:41
16Shawn Downing (Charm City Cycling LLC)0:06:16
17Gregory Goblirsch (Loon State Cyclists)0:06:20
18Bill Okeefe (Charm City Cycling LLC)0:06:28
19Joseph Piscitello (PA Masters RC)0:06:48
20Mark Featherman (Guys Racing Club)0:07:03
21Gregory Anderson (Spin Doctor Cyclewerks/Spin Doctor Cyclewerks Cycling Club)0:08:53
22Kenneth Smith (Oklahoma City Velo Club)0:09:15
23Mark Mastoras0:09:21
24Jon Suyko (The Pony Shop)0:09:46
25Paul Warloski (My Wife Inc)0:10:16
26Jon Hicks (Sportif Coaching Group/Western Howard County Cycling)0:10:38
27 (-1 lap)Randal Warren (xXx Racing)
28 (-2 laps)Mitchell Moses (CCR)
29Todd Andersen (Men Of Steel Racing LLC)
30 (-3 laps)Dwayne Letterman (MSG Cyclocross/Tri Cities Road Club)
31Rick Bass (Momentum Racing LLC - MO)
32Thomas Thornquest (Kenwood Racing)
DNSSteel Bokhof (The Pony Shop)
DNSDavid Bartol (MBRC/Flanders/Minneapolis Bicycle Racing Club)
DNSTim Godby
DNSJeffrey Hilligoss (Angry Catfish)
DNSPhillip Kenealy (University of New Hampshire)
DNSDavid Luczynski (Spin Doctor Cyclewerks/Spin Doctor Cyclewerks Cycling Club)
DNSWilliam Koehler (BELGIANWERKX)
DNSMike Robinson
DNSThomas Price (Trek Cyclocross Collective)
DNSEric Swenson (Crossniacs)
DNSJeffrey Walker
DNSCharles Stearns (Bobs Bicycles Cycling Club)
DNFStephen Songer (360 Racing)

Men - Master - 55-59
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Robert Downs (Planet Bike)0:40:01
2Henry Kramer (California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized/California Giant Cycling)0:00:28
3Scott Paisley (MVC/Blue Wheel/Monticello Velo Club)0:00:51
4Norman Kreiss (California Giant Cycling)0:00:52
5Randy Shields (Hearts Racing Club)0:01:19
6Brad Young (Woodstock Bicycle Club)0:01:44
7Russell Thorstrom (Intermountain Cycling Organization)0:01:50
8John Thompson (Team Plan C)0:02:07
9Lennard Zinn (Boulder Cycle Sport)0:02:17
10Brook Watts (Michelob Ultra - Big Shark Racing)0:02:50
11Alan Blanchard (Century Road Club Assoc)0:03:00
12Edwin Rambuski (Team Rambuski Law/Team Rambuski Law)0:03:06
13Thomas Prehn (Boulder Running Company Cycling Team)0:03:14
14William Kuster0:03:15
15Dag Selander (Team Plan C)0:03:19
16Jim Gentes (buy-cell.com)0:04:13
17Paul Curley (Spin Arts Cycling)0:04:22
18Geoffrey Chandler (Speedway Wheelmen)0:04:26
19John Adamik (Riverside Racing)
20John Bliss (Team Kappius)0:04:37
21William Stevens (Spin Arts Cycling)0:05:17
22George Smith (The 99%ers)0:05:48
23Glen Jones (Trek Midwest Team)0:05:50
24Tom Mahaney0:06:03
25Darryl Mataya (MadCity Velo Club)
26Jeffrey Schepper (Speedway Wheelmen)0:06:38
27Mark Mcgeen (Team Mack Racing Assoc. LTD)0:06:42
28Hardwick Gregg (MG & G Racing)0:07:23
29Mike Bown (V.C. Bikesport)0:07:45
30Michael Larson0:08:10
31Bruce Porter (St Paul Bicycle Racing Club)0:08:11
32James White (Idaho Cycling Enthusiasts (ICE))0:09:56
33Jeffrey Brown (Real D-Amgen Masters Cycling)0:11:05
34 (-1 lap)Randall Silva (Nob Hill Velo)
35Paul Sadoff (Bicycle Bluebook/HRS/Rock Lobster Cyclocross)
36James Hopson (Mercy-Specialized/Iowa City Cycling Club)
37Jeff Huser
38Mark Considine (Goosetown Racing Club)
39Chris Black (Morgan Stanley /Specialized/Morgan Stanley Cycling Team)
40Marshall Leininger (Stark Velo)
41John Reimbold (Heckawee)
42Don Carr (ISCorp Cycling/NCSF)
43Peter Ackermann
44David Mccollum
45 (-2 laps)Thomas Wilson
46Andrew Mishlove (Hampshire Cycle Club)
47Michael Merulla (Iowa City Cycling Club)
48Steven Vorderman (Don Galligher-DRT Consulting)
DNFJeffrey Craft (Team Lake Effect/Lake Effect Cycling Team)
DNFDavid Coar (Men of Steel Racing /Men Of Steel Racing LLC)

Women - Master - 40-44
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Susan Butler0:41:08
2Katrina Dowidchuk (Colavita Racing Inc.)0:01:03
3Linda Sone (Crossniacs)0:01:28
4Kristin Weber (Boulder Cycle Sport)0:01:47
5Margell Abel (Tough Girl Cycling)0:02:26
6Kimberly Flynn (USSC-Trek p/b Vantaggio/Scenic City Velo)0:03:34
7Lisa Hudson (Feedback Sports Racing)0:04:04
8Stephanie Uetrecht (WebCyclery.com/WebCyclery Racing)0:05:16
9Julie Phelps (Big Ring Flyers)0:05:35
10Heidi Beck (Twin Six)0:07:17
11Kimberly Thomas (Velo City Cycles)0:09:11
12Lara Marek (MAMBO CX/GoCycling/Mid Atl Masters Bicycle Org)0:09:56
13Carrie Hansen (Cycle Lodge)0:10:11
14 (-1 lap)Suzanne Johnson (Michelob Ultra - Big Shark Racing Team/Michelob Ultra - Big Shark Racing)
15Meredith Rambow (Birchwood/GIS)
16Gina Kenny (PSIMET Racing)

Women - Master - 45-49
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Shannon Gibson (Stan's NoTubes Elite Women's Team)0:32:29
2Antonia Leal (Planet Bike)0:00:33
3Stacey Barbossa (Colavita Racing Inc.)0:00:42
4Jeanne Fleck (Velo Duluth)0:00:51
5Geraldine Schulze (Bio Wheels Racing)0:01:54
6Michele Satrowsky (Blue Steel Cyclery /Blue Steel Cyclery)0:02:12
7Tracy Yates (Tough Girl Cycling)0:03:00
8Jennifer Kraut (Team TBB/Deep Blue)0:03:29
9Katina Walker (Crankskins.com)0:04:53
10Cynthia Milnick (Fort Collins Cycling Team)0:09:03
11Dorothy Wong (The TEAM)0:11:09
12 (-1 lap)Marnie Pearsall (Hollander RDC)

Women - Master - 50-54
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Karen Brems (Team Rambuski Law/Team Rambuski Law)0:32:13
2Kris Walker (The Contender Club)0:00:27
3Lori Cooke (Cycle Lodge)0:01:33
4Deirdre Garvey (BRAC)0:02:36
5Diana Tanner (Boulder Cycle Sport)0:03:19
6Catherine Walberg0:03:55
7Nancy Heymann (Higher Gear Chicago Cycling Club)0:04:15
8Susan Prieto (Blue Sky Velo)0:05:11
9Kathleen Porter (Twisted Spokes Racing Team)0:12:53
10 (-1 lap)Karen Tourian (Guys Racing Club)

Women - Master - 55-59
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kathy Sarvary (Blue Steel Cyclery)0:34:36
2Patricia Kaufmann (My Wife Inc)0:00:24
3Melissa Behr (MadCity Velo Club)0:02:56
4Beverly Enslow (Hammer Nutrition/CMG Racing Team/Hammer Nutrition-CMG Racing Team)0:11:01

Women - Master - 60-64
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Diane Ostenso (Trek Midwest Team)0:35:49
2Jane Geisse (Spin)0:02:31
3Carol Ruckle (Team Redlands)0:05:52

Women - Master - 65-69
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julie O'Neill0:47:23

Women - Master - 70-74
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julie Lockhart (Northeast Bicycle Club (NEBC)0:45:43

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