07 Aug T-Town Elite Shines at 2017 Track National Championships
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CARSON, Ca. – Unlike a year ago, the T-Town Elite squad was not racing in nationals on its home track last week, but that did not hinder the results as the team totaled 29 medals and five national championships at the 2017 USA Cycling Junior and Elite Track National Championships. The event was held at the Velo Sports Center, part of the StubHub Center, in Carson, California.
The five national championships were earned by Justin Butsavage, who was a member of the winning team pursuit squad in the men’s 17-18 category, Divya Verma, who won the overall omnium in the junior women’s 11-12 category; Sophia Shuhay, who was a member of the winning team sprint squad in junior women’s 15-16 category; Nathan Roberts, who was a member of the winning team pursuit squad in junior men’s 15-16 category; and Emma Workowski for being a member of the winning team pursuit squad in the junior women’s 15-16 category.
Other gold medals were earned by Shuhay (junior women’s 15-16 time trial and sprint) and Verma (junior women’s 11-12 time trial and scratch race).
T-Town Elite was plenty familiar with the podium by week’s end, however, as Jonah Hover, Reagan Pattishall, Grayson Hauck, Nicholas Roberts, Matt Smith, Grant Carter, and Connor Thompson also earned medals in various events, with nearly all of the aforementioned riders making trips to the podium in multiple events during the week.
“T-Town Elite fought hard last week,” said Marty Nothstein, VPCC executive director and T-Town Elite coach. “There are a lot of talented riders in the U.S. and our riders battled with them every day. I am proud of their results and cannot wait to get back to work to build towards next year’s nationals championships.”
Click here to view all the results from last week’s national championships.