A message from the Collegiate Director.
On Thursday, 2012 USA Cycling licenses will go on sale (which will be required for participation at Cyclo-cross Nationals), but in order to purchase a 2012 license, your club’s membership must first be renewed. Of the 300 collegiate clubs in the U.S., only 55 have renewed so far for 2012. A list of all clubs and their current expiration dates are listed athttp://usacycling.org/clubs/index.php?org=Collegiate&st=&club=&order=date_exp. If your club doesn’t list December 31, 2012 as the expiration date, you should renew your club membership RIGHT NOW! You don’t want your club members emailing you and nagging you to renew when they can’t buy their licenses, so take care of this before you leave school for the semester!
Information on how to do this can be found in the email below. If you never received the email (sent a few weeks back), you are probably not listed as a club contact. You can have another officer list you, or firstname.lastname@example.org to have us add your name to the club account. Once that’s done, you can renew online.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks everyone!
High School and Collegiate Program Manager
210 USA Cycling Point, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
The Cyclocross results have this past weekend at Super Cross Cup have been posted to the ECCC calendar  and a short recap is below. As noted this weekend, the NBX weekend in Rhode Island has been added to the conference schedule. This race has been used in the past and has been well like so if you don’t have anything planned you should be up there racing.
Saturday saw action in the Men’s A field with Zach Semian of Kutztown take on a contingent of Army racers and coming out on top in his first collegiate cross race of the season. With a large number of riders competing in the Men’s A, Men’s B, and Women’s B races, USMA was able to take the team title for the first day of racing.
Sunday’s action saw Jess Kutz of PSU racing in the Women’s A field to break the stalemate out the top of the Women’s A rankings, with Jess taking an 80 point lead over the rest of the competitors with only a couple of races left. Even without their riders in Men’s A, USMA was still able to take the second day of racing and took the weekend overall with it.
After a tight race with RIT the whole weekend, Rutgers was able to gain some points to maintain their position atop the overall team standings, but USMA was able to over take MIT for 2nd place in the DII standings.
With Thanksgiving weekend off for racing, the next race weekend will be the newly added NBX weekend Dec. 3rd and 4th up in Rhode Island.
Steven Hopengarten and Tim Manzella
CX Season Coordinators
Hope everyone is doing well at the SuperCross Cup this weekend down in Long Island, but we just wanted to interrupt your weekend for 1 second.
We are pleased to confirm that the NBX Grand Prix of Cross in Warwick, RI is on the ECCC Calendar for the weekend of December 3 & 4, 2011.
Sorry to add this so last minute, but hopefully you all can make it!
All the usual information can be found on the ECCC Calendar page 
Steven Hopengarten & Tim Manzella
ECCC Cyclocross Coordination Team
The ECCC wrapped up its third weekend of the year with a sunny weekend up in Massachusetts for the Cycle-Smart Invitational. A large contingent of New England teams contested the event along with perennial long distance traveler Rutgers showing up with a small group of riders. Full results can be found at the calendar page  but a brief recap is below.
In Saturday’s event, Peter Hagerty of RIT was able to capitalize on Patrick Bradley racing for his USAC Elite team and was able to claim top honors in the Men’s A event. It was a close race between Peter and Michael Rea of UVM throughout the race, but Peter was able to hold off Michael for the win. On Sunday, newcomer Jeff Bahnson was able to storm the course and took an impressive victory after having only registered his college as a collegiate team this past week. Thanks to his second place on the second day, Peter Hagerty was able to add to his overall points total and has a commanding lead over the rest of the Men’s field.
In the women’s event, MIT brought along some of their dominate women from the road season and were are able to take top honors both days. Laura Ralston was able to claim top honors on Saturday over her teammate Christina Birch in a tightly contested race. In Sunday’s event, Christina was able to top the podium after a strong performance throughout the race. The Women’s overall remains tight with Jess Kutz of PSU and Casey Kelly of RIT still tied at the top but Christina is close behind.
The overall team race remains close with Rutgers and RIT still in the lead of DI and DII respectively, although Rutgers leads all Divisions. After UVM and MIT won the Cycle-Smart Invitational for their respective divisions, the overall battle has tightened up and will depend on which teams are able to travel to New York to race the next couple of weekends.
The fine engineering students of RIT did a double check of the weekend overalls and actually found an error in the results.
RIT is actually first in the team overall with Rutgers a scant 3 points behind!
Also, the number of spots available in the Cat 3 (B Men) race at the Cycle-Smart International this weekend is diminishing rapidly, be sure to reg!
Updated overalls, and registration links can be found on the ECCC Calendar Page .
ECCC Cyclocross Coordination Better Half
Despite a major storm sweeping across the east coast, the ECCC soldiered on in typical fashion to race through some brutal conditions over the weekend.
Day one at Beacon Cross was one for the ages all the racing was in downpour, high winds and temps below 40F. Both Rutgers and the Rochester institute of Technology rolled deep with big teams, but thanks to Jessica Kutz, Penn State tied Rutgers for top spot on the team standing for the day.
Day two at HPCX took place in much warmer, sunny conditions, but the 2 inches of snow from the night before turned the course into a total mess causing many a rider to slip and slide there way through the course. Top honors for the day went to Rutgers and Penn State again for tying with team scoring.
Over on the individual scoring side of things, Peter Hagerty (RIT) has taken the lead for Men’s A, with Patrick Bradley (Rutgers) in second, while Jess Kutz (PSU) and Casey Kelly (RIT) are tied for the lead in Women’s A.
After week 2 Rutgers stands atop the team overall standings with 290 points with RIT in hot pursuit having 279 points, and Penn State rolls in for 3rd with 100 points.
Things are going to change drastically this weekend with the northern crowd showing up in Northampton, MA for the Cycle-Smart International.
Full series standings, registration information and results can be found on the ECCC Calendar page .
Steven Hopengarten & Tim Manzella
ECCC Cyclocross Coordination Executive Command Team