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McDonald, Leech claim collegiate championships

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Zach McDonald (University of Washington-Seattle) outsprints Ben Sonntag (Fort Lewis College) who led most of the race.

Zach McDonald (University of Washington-Seattle) outsprints Ben Sonntag (Fort Lewis College) who led most of the race.
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Zach McDonald (University of Washington-Seattle) wins the Collegiate D1 National Championship.

Zach McDonald (University of Washington-Seattle) wins the Collegiate D1 National Championship.
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Collegiate D1 winner Zach McDonald (University of Washington-Seattle).

Collegiate D1 winner Zach McDonald (University of Washington-Seattle).
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Brady Kappius (U. Colorado Boulder) riding in third place.

Brady Kappius (U. Colorado Boulder) riding in third place.
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Rotem Ishay (Fort Lewis College) is also the collegiate mountain biking champion.

Rotem Ishay (Fort Lewis College) is also the collegiate mountain biking champion.
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U.C. Davis Team at the staging area.

U.C. Davis Team at the staging area.
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Brady Kappius (U. Colorado Boulder).

Brady Kappius (U. Colorado Boulder).
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Ben Sonntag (Fort Lewis College).

Ben Sonntag (Fort Lewis College).
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Zach McDonald (U. Washington-Seattle).

Zach McDonald (U. Washington-Seattle).
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Greg Carpenter (Fort Lewis College) riding frozen ground to a top 10 finish.

Greg Carpenter (Fort Lewis College) riding frozen ground to a top 10 finish.
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Brady Kappius (U. Colorado Boulder) leading the race at the steps.

Brady Kappius (U. Colorado Boulder) leading the race at the steps.
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Zach McDonald (U. Washington-Seattle) on the steps in second place.

Zach McDonald (U. Washington-Seattle) on the steps in second place.
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John Crow (N.C. State).

John Crow (N.C. State).
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Rotem Ishay (Fort Lewis College) riding fourth.

Rotem Ishay (Fort Lewis College) riding fourth.
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Eric Tompson (Lees-McRae).

Eric Tompson (Lees-McRae).
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Clayton Omer (Lindsey Wilson) descending.

Clayton Omer (Lindsey Wilson) descending.
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Ben Sonntag (Fort Lewis College) leading the race.

Ben Sonntag (Fort Lewis College) leading the race.
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Brady Kappius (U. Colorado Boulder) chasing Sonntag.

Brady Kappius (U. Colorado Boulder) chasing Sonntag.
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Rotem Ishay (Fort Lewis College) descending a short pitch.

Rotem Ishay (Fort Lewis College) descending a short pitch.
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Chris Hamilton (U. Vermont) at the barriers.

Chris Hamilton (U. Vermont) at the barriers.
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Ben Sonntag (Fort Lewis College) being shadowed by Zach McDonald.

Ben Sonntag (Fort Lewis College) being shadowed by Zach McDonald.
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Zach McDonald (U. Washington-Seattle) cornering behind Sonntag.

Zach McDonald (U. Washington-Seattle) cornering behind Sonntag.
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Brady Kappius (U. Colorado Boulder) riding third.

Brady Kappius (U. Colorado Boulder) riding third.
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Rotem Ishay (Fort Lewis College) coming around a 180 degree turn in the course.

Rotem Ishay (Fort Lewis College) coming around a 180 degree turn in the course.
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The men's start had 58 racers.

The men's start had 58 racers.
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Brady Kappius (U. Colorado Boulder) gets the hole shot.

Brady Kappius (U. Colorado Boulder) gets the hole shot.
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Brad Cole (Colorado State U.) riding on snow.

Brad Cole (Colorado State U.) riding on snow.
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Brady Kappius (U. Colorado Boulder) being caught by Sonntag.

Brady Kappius (U. Colorado Boulder) being caught by Sonntag.
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Zach McDonald (U. Washington-Seattle) had to make up a large gap before catching Sonntag.

Zach McDonald (U. Washington-Seattle) had to make up a large gap before catching Sonntag.
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Benjamin Sonntag (Fort Lewis College) leads race winner Zach McDonald (University of Washington-Seattle)

Benjamin Sonntag (Fort Lewis College) leads race winner Zach McDonald (University of Washington-Seattle)
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Men D1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Zach McDonald (University Of Washington-Seattle)0:46:42
2Benjamin Sonntag (Fort Lewis College)
3Braden Kappius (University Of Colorado-Boulder)0:00:43
4Rotem Ishay (Fort Lewis College)0:00:50
5Eric Thompson (Lees-McRae College)0:01:34
6Patrick Bradley (Rutgers University)0:02:04
7Brad Cole (Colorado State University)0:02:21
8Clayton Omer (Lindsey Wilson College)0:02:24
9Lucas Perez (Fort Lewis College)0:02:35
10Gregory Carpenter (Fort Lewis College)0:02:55
11Christopher Dale (Lees-McRae College)0:03:10
12Pavel Gonda (New York University)0:03:55
13Christopher Bogedin (Lindsey Wilson College)0:04:29
14Jesse Dekrey (Fort Lewis College)0:04:39
15Taylor Ladd (Lindsey Wilson College)0:04:46
16Ben Corbalis (Lees-McRae College)
17Bradford Perley (Lees-McRae College)0:05:16
18Sage Bauers (California State University - Sacramento)0:05:24
19Peter Haile (Lees-McRae College)0:05:33
20Adam Switters (University Of California-Davis)0:05:50
21John Doyle (Lees-McRae College)
22Kip Spaude (Lindsey Wilson College)0:05:53
23Zachary Felpel (Lees-McRae College)0:06:19
24Peter Knudsen (University Of California-Davis)0:06:24
25Aaron Oakes (North Carolina State University)0:06:32
26Paul Young (University Of Washington-Seattle)0:06:34
27Adam Looney (University Of Wyoming)
28John Crow (North Carolina State University)0:07:13
29Weston Luzadder (Marian College)0:07:29
30Logan VonBokel (Colorado State University)0:08:29
31Stefan Swecker (Lindsey Wilson College)
32John Heine (University Of New Mexico)
33Christopher Hamlin (University Of Vermont)
34Adam Leibovitz (Marian College)
35Joseph Ferron (Oregon State University)
36Joseph Dengel (Oregon State University)
37Mitchell Peterson (University Of Utah)
38Tim Darwick (Pennsylvania State University)
39Nils Johnson (University Of California-Davis)
40Anthony Santamaria (University Of California-Davis)
41Kyle Shour (University Of New Mexico)
42Philip Mooney (University Of California-Davis)
43Brian Sain (North Carolina State University)
44Brant Haflich (California Polytechnic-San Luis Obispo)
45Jake Zimmerman (Lindsey Wilson College)
46Matthew Dooley (Lindsey Wilson College)
47Peter Deucher (Marian College)
48Brandon Zipp (University Of California-Davis)
49James Ralston (Oregon State University)
DNFPhilip (Alder) Martz (Lindsey Wilson College)
DNFMatthew Buckley (University Of Vermont)
DNFIan Burnett (Fort Lewis College)
DNFAndrew Llewellyn (Fort Lewis College)
DNFLee Peters (University Of Vermont)
DNFMarc Schwartz (University Of Washington-Seattle)
DNFChad Wells (Fort Lewis College)
DNFJoseph Welsh (Lees-McRae College)
DNFBrian Hestetune (Utah State University)

Men D2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ryan Leech (Savannah College of Art and Design)0:41:41
2Steve Fisher (Western Washington University)0:00:25
3Mitchell Hoke (Colorado College)0:00:27
4Matthew Willing (Mars Hill College)0:01:45
5Kevin Mullervy (Mesa State College)0:01:47
6Paul Webb (Mars Hill College)0:02:03
7Ben Chaddock (Whitman College)0:02:14
8Ian Crane (Whatcom Community College)0:02:46
9Richard Geng (Mesa State College)0:03:00
10Brendon Gallant (Willamette University)0:03:01
11Conor Mullervy (Mesa State College)0:03:17
12Patric Rostel (Mesa State College)0:03:23
13Thatcher Hurt (Appalachian State University)0:03:26
14Cimarron Wortham (Massachusetts Institute Of Technology)0:03:52
15Ross Bowden (Appalachian State University)0:04:04
16Michael Koballa (Appalachian State University)0:04:27
17Benjamin Rathkamp (Western Washington University)0:05:09
18Joseph Mullan (Western Washington University)
19Brad Winn (University Of Colorado-Colorado Springs)0:06:01
20Wilhelm Wadewitz (Appalachian State University)0:06:02
21Brent Steinberg (Mesa State College)0:06:50
22Noah Niwinski (Appalachian State University)0:07:50
23Daniel Sapp (Appalachian State University)
24Kyle Sanders (New Mexico State University)
25Peter Hagerty (Rochester Institute Of Technology)
26Charles Kutz (Appalachian State University)
27Jan Taborsky (Willamette University)
DSQKyle Knott (Mars Hill College)

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