End of Season Updates

Hi All,

It has been a crazy season. A couple of quick announcements and updates.

[1] Due to a bug in John Frey’s spreadsheets the Black Mo rr was counted twice in several categories. This did impact several of the season overalls. The updated and corrected overalls can be viewed at www.velocityresults.net. This does mean several folks actually won their categories for the season who didn’t get to stand on top of the poduim. So lets acknowledge these folks here:
James Wolf (Men B),
Rosalie Lipfert (Women B)
Molly Bulger (Women C)

[2] the unofficial 2011 ECCC Survey has launched!!! http://bit.ly/ECCC-2011-Road-Survey !!!!!! This is all sorts of fun and should be taken by everyone. It is all in the spirit of fun and kind hearted mockery. So enjoy. We will be closing the survey on May 1.

[3] Check out the massive collection of photos the Chat took this season. Check out the ‘Collegiate Cycling Photography’ under the society tab above.

Nationals Qualifications 2011


Congratulations to all of our champions, and everybody for persevering
through a season that featured not a single day without at least a
little freezing cold or rain or both… All of this year’s promoters
did an excellent job, and all races ran notably smoothly. As always,
I would love to hear any comments, suggestions, or crazy ideas to keep
the conference moving forward and getting better and better.

[ Nationals ]

Below is the full list of qualified and eligible riders for road
nationals. If you or your riders have any problems registering or
other questions, please let me know immediately.

Remember that all riders at nationals must be full time students and
submit the USAC Collegiate Nationals Eligibility Verification form
[1]! Note that your school registrar must process this form, so you
must budget time to have it properly completed on schedule!

Qualifying teams are reminded that they may start 6 riders in the road
race, 4 in the crit, and may enter at most 8 different riders per
gender across all of the time trial, road race, and crit. All of
those riders must come from the list below of eligible riders.

Teams with individual qualifiers may also do the TTT, details below.

[ Division 1 Women ]

Top 3 Qualified Teams and Their Eligible Riders
Penn State
Morgan Farnsworth
Jess Kutz
Mandy Marquardt
Lauren Shirock

Eun Young Choi
Anna McLoon (crit callup—D1 sprint leader)
Sophy Lee

Rachel Meyer

Top 5 Individuals
Kim Zubris, Boston University (road race callup—D1 season champion)
Maggie Sullian, Northeastern University
Bella Oleksy, UNH
Leah Oppenheimer, UConn
Aimee Layton, Columbia

Extended Invitations
Shane Ferro, Columbia (road race and crit)

[ Division 2 Women ]

Top 5 Qualified Teams and Their Eligible Riders
Christina Birch
Martha Buckley
Yuri Matsumoto
Katie Quinn (road race and crit callup—overall and D2 season
champion and sprint leader)
Laura Ralston

Kelly Desharnais
Rebekah Morris
Sinead ODwyer

Elle Anderson

Franklin and Marshall
Courtney Gregor

US Military Academy
Gabriella Allong
Lauren Heiliger

Top 11 Individuals
Rachel Yodis, Millersville University
Erica Blom, Yale University

[ Division 1 Men ]

Top 3 Qualified Teams and Their Eligible Riders
Penn State
Arnaud Borner
Kevin McGuire (crit callup—overall and D1 sprint leader)
Rodney Santiago
Jeremy Shirock
Wyatt Stoup (road race callup—overall and D1 season champion)

Jordan Diekema
Stuart McManus
David Ziehr

Tristan Baldwin
Jacob Bobrow
Matt Buckley
Ben Coleman
Nathan Davis
Chris Hamlin
Matt Mainer
Ben Carbonetti

Top 5 Individuals
Max Korus, University of Pennsylvania
Charlie Zamastil, Temple University
Ross Marklein, University of Pennsylvania
Samson McHugh, University of Pittsburgh
Matt Furlow, University of Pennsylvania

Extended Invitations
Nicholas Reinert, University of Pennsylvania (road race and crit)
Waclaw Godycki, Cornell University (road race only)
Craig Keasler, Boston University (road race only)
Eric Poeltl, University of Pennsylvania (road race only)

[ Division 2 Men ]

Top 5 Qualified Teams and Their Eligible Riders
Adam Bry
Michael Garrett
Zach LaBry
Andrew Lysaght
Joe Near
John Rhoden
Spencer Schaber

Jeff Salvitti (road race callup—D2 season champion)

Will Boylston
Ben Grass
Matt Nichols

Franklin and Marshall
Rob Burnett
Andrew Mitstifer
Daniel Rossi
James Wolf

US Military Academy
Nick Garcia (crit callup—D2 sprint leader)
Gregory Keith
Steve Rusnak
Brendan Siekman
James Thornton

Top 11 Individuals
Evan Murphy, Rhode Island School of Design
Garrett Olson, Villanova University
Robert Abramo, Villanova University
Austin Roach, Princeton University
Edward Grystar, Brown University
Charlie Avis, Princeton University
Robin Carpenter, Swarthmore College
Gregory Alexander, Brown University
Macky Franklin, Middlebury College
Dan Ipp, Rochester Institute of Technology
Brad Warren, University of Massachusetts-Lowell

Extended Invitations
Evan Cooper, Tufts University (road race and crit)
Eric Fischer, Yale University (road race and crit)
Rodney Kauffman, Millersville University (road race and crit)
Pete Hagerty, Rochester Institute of Technology (road race and crit)

Alex Abarbanel-Grossman, Middlebury College (road race only)
Ryan Smolko, Kutztown University (road race only)
Jeff Eli, University of Massachusetts-Lowell (road race only)
AJ Moran, Wentworth Institute of Technology (road race only)

[ Team Time Trials ]

Riders from a school that does not qualify as a team but do qualify as
individuals for both the road race and crit may also enter the team
time trial. That school may then also enter eligible non-qualifying
and/or lower category riders in (solely) the team time trial to fill
their squad, just as qualifying teams may. All of the usual rules
apply in these circumstances, including:

– All riders must be full time students and submit an Eligibility Form.

– No team may have more than 8 men and 8 women compete at Nationals.

– All riders must have raced at least 2 category A events this season.

Most teams in these circumstances should have no problem with the
latter rule, given that all ECCC A TTTs require three finishers. As
an example, a school that does not qualify as a team but does qualify
three men as individuals may enter the team time trial. As another
example, a school that qualifies two women as individuals may enter
the TTT and may bring one or two other women to compete with them in
that event, provided they have done two A races (e.g., TTTs).

[1] https://www.usacycling.org/forms/collegiate/collegiate_nationals_eligibility_form.pdf

– joe kopena
right here and now

Important Message from Yale

See message from Yale race promoter below.  They have a waiver that you Must sign before participating.  The event is really great, but getting 400 people to all sign a waiver the morning of the race is a challenge and a strain on your already tight morning schedule.  Print out the form, sign it, and be done with it.  No need to wait in line.

-Begin quoted mesage-

Hey All,

The powers that be at Yale Legal are again making us remodel the standard USAC waiver.  The waiver in the PEP is NOT the same as the waiver we need to use.

All participants need to fill out this waiver form:


Here’s where it gets important.  Team Captains will be responsible for handing me a stack of these forms for their school at the registration table.  The Officials will be instructed not permit those teams who do not hand me a stack of these forms to start the ITT, Circuit or Crit.

I hate to be a pain about this, but this model is better than trying to check in 300 people on Saturday AM as we’ve done in 2009 and 2010.


Saturday Road Race replaced with ITT! Everything else on Schedule for Beanpot Weekend


Unfortunately, this whole snowfall & TT business does not seem to have
been an elaborate April Fool’s joke as I hoped/feared.

I’d like to point out that in some sense this has happened on one of
the best possible weekends.  I think many teams would have crumpled,
but Zach LaBry and the MIT team have actually pulled out what should
be a great day of racing.  Notably, we’re extremely confident of the
races happening as now planned, despite the conditions, in part from a
strong commitment from the township to clear the roads overnight.

[ Schedule ]

Again, the new Saturday schedule:

USAC Open TTT — Starting at 9:15
Collegiate TTT — Immediately following the Open TTT
Collegiate ITT — Starting at 1pm

Both collegiate TTs will be run in our usual streaming to-follow
fashion and category order.  Note that there will almost undoubtedly
be extremely few open TTT squads, so Men’s D racers should essentially
plan on racing at 9:15!

If there are any necessary changes, i.e., additional time to clear the
roads, we will keep everybody posted.  Pay attention to the PA and
signage near the start line.

Sunday’s schedule is unaffected and will run as in the flyer.

[ Travel ]

We believe the storm will be manageable to travel in.  However, please
use your best judgement!!!  Particularly with vans, trailers, etc.,
this is not a good time to push your boundaries.  As much as we would
like to see everyone racing this weekend, if you’re not comfortable
traveling then we will see you at Yale the week after.

[ Tufts Crit ]

Sunday features the triumphant return of the classic Tufts crit!  The
weather actually looks really good for Sunday, so be prepared for
great racing on a legendary course.

Remember that there is a full slate of non-collegiate categories at
the end of the day.  Everybody looking for upgrade experience, sweet
cash prizes, or just more miles on the Tufts campus should be doing
these races!  We’ve been turning away a ton of premature Men’s C->B
upgrade requests, and will continue to show no mercy if we don’t see
people doubling up when possible.  Definitely remind all your friends
and non-collegiate teammates to show up for this, as the Tufts course
is truly one of the hardest and best crit courses around.

[ Warming Up ]

As always, there is no warming up on course, and we will be
particularly vigilant about this on the Tufts course given its highly
technical nature.  Riders found to be warming up on course will be
DISQUALIFIED from their race, without question or warning.  Every
racer, no matter how small the field, deserves the respect of having
the entire course to themselves, and certainly a tough course like
Tufts is not a safe place to have other riders interfering.

However, racers should definitely ride the course before their race.
We encourage *everyone* to get on your bike before the D races begin
and do a few laps.  Unless we fall very behind on time, we will also
strive to allow every field to do a lap or two before staging.

Registration for tomorrow actually looks surprisingly solid given the
conditions, so we’ll see everybody out there!


– joe kopena