Vermonters make strong showing at Cyclocross National Championships

Vermont cyclists proved their mettle this weekend on a technically-challenging course for the National Cyclocross Championships in Asheville, N.C. Cooper Willsey of Hinesburg won the Division II National Collegiate Championship race and Brendan Rhim of Norwich came in fifth.

Killington cyclist Turner Ramsay finished second in the Women’s 15/16 category and Gaelen Kilburn of Burlington finished second in the Men’s 15/16 category. Sam Noel of Shelburne also finished in the top ten for the Men’s 15/16 Category.

Both Willsey and Rhim ride for Furman University and also rode in the team relay and placed second.

Other Vermonters also did well in Asheville:

Michael Owens of Richmond, ninth in the highly-competitive Men’s 17/18 Category.

Andrew Borden of Pittsfield, second in the Men’s 9-22 Non-Championship Race. Noah Chabot of Bolton also finished in the upper half in this race.

Jared Nieters of Wilmington finished third in the Men’s Single Speed Race, Phillip Bannister of Putney finished third in the Master’s Men 65-69 Category, and Adam St. Germaine of Burlington placed 5th in the Men’s 30-34 Category.