It was a sweep weekend for Jeremy Powers and Katy Compton.
Saturday was mud day. Ryan Trebon (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld) led for most of the day while Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) rode steadily to close the gap. Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) rode a strong race to fill out the podium. Katy Compton dominated the women's field as she did last year, finishing ahead of the Luna Chix duo of Georgia Gould and Teal Stetson-Lee.
Sundays race was run on hard packed dry dirt it was fast and turny on a long up and down field. Powers repeated his his podium placing flashing a two finger V to indicate the sweep. Rapha teammate Chris Jones placed second ahead of Geoff Kabush (Scott). Compton and Gould returned to places on the podium joined on Sunday by Julie Krasniak (Rapha Focus).
Under the fold, photos and more photos.
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Kelly Fischer-Goodwin (Boo Bicycles) gets pinned.. and seems to like it.
Katy Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective)
Luna Chix Georgia "Heckle Me" Gould pursuing Compton
Ulta Distance MTB Rider Amanda Carey (Volkswagon Boise) strides through a barrier section on Day 1
Judy Freeman (Crank Brothers Racing)
Amanda Miller (Optum Health) returns to cross in 2012
Teal Stetson-Lee (Luna Chix) takes a barrier pass in the sun on day 2
Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement)
Kelly Fischer-Goodwin (Boo Bicycles)
Gould, Compton, Krasniak
Luna, Trek, Rapha
Jeremy Powers Sports Stars and Stripes for Rapha-Focus
Tim Johnson (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld)
Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement)
With Meredith Miller sidelined, it fell to her CalGiant Berries teammates Yannick Eckmann and Cody Kaiser to carry the colors
Geoff Kabush (Scott Maxxis) Battles Danny Summerhill (Chipotle Devo)
Jeremy Powers Signals #1 For The Weekend.
Ben Berden leads the first run up of day 2
18 year Old Keegan Swenson (Cannondale Factoryu Racing) started 61 and finished 20th on Saturday. Sunday went less well as a deeper draw and a faster course kept him down.
Ryan Trebon powers a chase behind the lead of Berden, Summerhill and Eckmann. Powers is in the gap ahead.
Alan Krughoff (Raleigh Clement)
Adam Myerson (Smart Stop)
Number 2, J-Pow for the sweep