Well the time has come to start posting results for 2021! Let's hope they keep rolling in as the year progresses.
July 4th: Iowa Gravel Classic
Matt Denis: Crushes everyone at the Iowa Gravel Classic 100mile gravel race. Breaking away at mile 40..... Yes you read that right. He rode nearly 100k's solo and NP of 285watts for 4:59hr.
Not bad for a B race ;) Big things coming.
June 25th, 26th, 27th: A weekend FULL of racing!
Garrett Larson: Takes on the last three stages of Tour of Americas Dairyland's and proves he has made tremendous improvements with fitness and took some great lessons away from the race to execute for the remainder of the summer. Well done!
Seamus O'Connor Walker: Red Barn Wors MTB race. Seamus was riding in the lead group early before going down and fighting his way back in for 19th. He is prepping for U23 nationals next month!
Justin Knasel: Opal Wapoo Gravel race... a 100mile gravel race shortened to just over 40miles because of rain. Big K'Nasty was able to trade out his tri kit for some mud and gravel tires at this mid season ripper!
June 5th: Matt Denis savagely made the early morning wake up after a 50minute hillclimb effort yesterday to race the Trooper Brinkerhoff RR in Coxsackie NY. He put himself in position to finish really well but was outplayed in the final sprint and finished in the top 12 of the 1/2/3 race
June 5th: In Iowa-Iowa games gravel Classic. Reece takes the overall win while Isaac solidifies a very strong performance.
June 4th: Whiteface Hill Climb for Matt D. We had planned out some lofty goals and preparations for this race. All signs pointed toward a breakthrough performance, but sometimes the best laid plans fall short. He still had an incredible ride with eye watering power for most and came home in 7th place on the brutal climb!
May 31st: Quad Cities Gravel Race. Seamus O'connor Walker opens his gravel season in great fashion with an impressive victory. He posted incredible personal best power numbers across the board on his way to a great win. Congrats!
May 22nd: Ken Woods Memorial RR. All the boys were out for the first Road Race of the season. Matt, Trevor , and Reece taking part in the P1/2 race with Garrett and Isaac taking part in the Cat 4 race in the afternoon. For a full race re-cap in the P1/2 field read the blog written by Matt Denis. He had his best ever finish in a P1/2 race with a 5th, made possible only by strong/selfless rides from Reece and Trevor. Garrett and Isaac both had strong showings for the opening race and provides a solid touchstone to build upon for the summer!
May 16th: Englewood Open MTB race, Seamus O'Connor Walker races the Pro/C1 open race in Wisconsin. Taking a solid 23rd in a massive field of strong athletes. Some solid execution, but not enough time spent on the MTB led to some simple mistakes that cost him big down the line. The form is there, be on the lookout for some great performances by the big man this summer!
May 8th: Silver City Century for Matt Denis. Big watts being thrown all over the place on the 100k+ course. After attacking in a breakaway group of two and solidifying a strong lead, Matt had the terrible misfortune of missing the final turn! He was able to correct the mistake and still take home a respectable 2nd place!
May 1st: 70.3 North American Championships in St. George Utah for Justin "Knasty" Knasel. The pain was real for Justin after a stellar swim and great first half of the bike, he began to unravel quickly on an extremely demanding course. A lack of preparation on my part as a coach led to this performance that was far beneath what Justin is capable of. We will re-evaluate and rebuild for 70.3 Des Moines
April 11th: St Louis 10k for Justin Knasel prepping for 70.3 North American Champs. The Big K-Nasty runs a PR in the 10k as a prep workout leading into 70.3 St. George. Stopping the clock at 37:38.
March 27th: The boys were able to get after it at an early season gravel event in Iowa!
It was a stacked field and a very hard race from the gun.
@mkowalskid and @reece_linder15 were able to race together and help each other out to get @reece_linder15 in the second group of two and a 4th place on the day.
@mkowalskid suffered some bad luck with a flat tire while bridging a big gap to 3-4th position on the road.
Just a taste of hopefully more races to come this season!