Friday, May 25, 2012
Knightly News From 2012 WORS Race #2 Rhinelander
With the start of the 2012 season I cannot help but think of the Dr Suess book “Oh The Places you’ll Go”. The 2012 season is wide open with lots of potential for great performances, a chance for experienced kids to step up and get some results they have always dreamt of and lots of opportunity for new kids to Improve on the skills they will need to get through the WORS races.
This past Sunday was the second race in the 2012 WORS.org series. It was held in Rhinelander, WI at the Tesomas Boy Scout Camp. As opposed to the Iola weather at race time this race was dry and warm. The Junior race kicked off the day with 15 Scarlet Knights stepping up to the line. For some it was a chance to ride on a course they were familiar with for others it was their first time on this course and even others it was only their second bike race.
On the girls side Katy McDickens finished with a 4th place in her age group and 11th overall. Hannah Stedl continued to show some great natural ability adding to a strong finish in Iola by finishing 3rd in her age group and 5th overall.
The Junior Boys had some great results as well in the under 8 year old Eli Lemke continues to show big heart in a small body and rode to a 7th place age group finish. The under 10 year old group was won by Joshua Prewitt with Jacob Lemke finishing 4th for the second week in a row. Jacob Mork was inspired by the presence of his Grandfather watching Jacob race for the first time and pulled off a strong result by finishing 9th. Congratulations to Ethan Haas for finishing his first race and to Cade Haas for a great effort as he finished his second race and continues to show that you can pack a lot of toughness in a small body. In the under 12 age group Ben Smith was just 4 seconds off the top Scarlet Knight Junior with a 3rd place age group finish and a 7th place overall. Aaron Smith was less than 30 seconds back with a 5th place age group and 11th overall. Clayton Lemke was 10th in only his second race.
Alex Halfman had what was probably his strongest result yet in the 14 and under group with a 4th place in the age group and 5th overall. Cole McDickens was just behind finishing 5th in the age group and 9th overall. Dylan and Grant Slocum both improved greatly from last year finishing well with the top half of the overall boys with a 9th and 11thin their age group.
In the Citizen (category 3 race) Justin Wentworth showed that power and the ability to ride single track are his strengths and finished 3rd in his age group and a very impressive 13th overall out of 88 entries in the Citizen class. Jacob Ahles finished 4th in his age group followed by Daniel Gretzinger in 8th and Jimmy Splitgerber in 9th. Kaitlen Splitgerber continued to place her mark on the Citizen Female Class by placing 2nd in her age group and 5th overall.
The FCYCT-The Scarlet Knights send a big thank you out to all the supporting parents and family members we look forward to Wausau on June 3rd.
20 of the 25 team members