Wednesday, October 8, 2014

It all comes down to this, the conference championships at Baylor.

All the results and standings to date can be found at the link bellow.

Results and Standings to Date

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

2014 Mountain Bike Season Announced

The 2014 mountain bike schedule has been finalized and released. This season teams from across the south central region will travel to old favorites and experience new adventures.

We start off with our traditional kick off event, teaming up with TMBRA (Texas Mountain Bike Racing Association) outside of Rocksprings, Texas in the Camp Eagle Classic. The following weekend we travel north and west to take on Palo Duro Canyon for the first time in a decade. The middle of September brings us across the boarder to the east and we head outside of Shreveport to tackle the 2nd edition of the Centenary College's race at Bodcau Park. Closing out the month, we are back in central Texas at Flat Rock Ranch, hosted by the University of Texas at Austin. The last tune up event before the conference championships will be hosted by Texas A&M in Warda, Texas. We wrap up the season, with medals, jerseys and qualifications to nationals on the line in Cameron Park in Waco at the SCCCC Championships hosted by Baylor University.

This should be a great season with a lot of exciting racing at some great venues, get your team loaded up in the van and head out to a race!

2014 Mountain Bike Schedule

August 30-31: Camp Eagle Classic - Rocksprings, TX (Flyer)(Register)(Map)

September 13-14: Palo Duro Canyon - Amarillo, TX (Flyer)(Register)(Map)

September 20-21: Centenary College - Benton, LA (Flyer)(Register)(Map)

Septemeber 27-28: Univ of Texas-Austin - Comfort, TX (Flyer)(Register)(Map)

October 4-5: Texas A&M - Warda, TX (Flyer)(Register)(Map)

October 11-12: Conference Championships - Waco, TX (Flyer)(Register)(Map)

Monday, January 27, 2014

2014 Road Season Announced!

The road to Richmond begins as it always does, in College Station and ends in Wichita Falls. Look for flyer announcements in the coming days.

March 1-2
Texas A&M - College Station, TX

March 8-9
Univ of Arkansas - Fayetteville, AR

March 15-16
Texas State Univ - San Marcos, TX

March 22-23
Louisiana State Univ -  Baton Rouge, LA

March 29-30
Abilene Christian Univ - Abilene, TX

April 5-6
Kansas State (Dual Conference) - Manhattan, KS

April 12-13
Conference Championships - Wichita Falls, TX

May 2-4
Collegiate National Championships - Richmond, VA

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Fall 2013 Mountain Bike Season!

The SCCCC will feature 6 fun and exciting mountain bike races in the fall of 2013. The action starts off at beautiful Camp Eagle for the normal kick off to the collegiate season. After a week off, the riders head back to south central Texas for the wild ride of Flat Rock Ranch. The next weekend we travel to a brand new venue for the SCCCC as Centenary College hosts the greatest riders of collegiate cycling at their home course in the Bodcau Recreation Area. Not to be putdown, Texas A&M brings us back to the most used course in SCCCC history, home of many championships at Bluff Creek Ranch. Going back to the mid 90's, Bluff Creek Ranch has hosted at least one collegiate event (some times two) every year except for one. The middle of October will hopefully bring cooler weather and faster racing as we head to the "Highlander" of Cameron Park for a tune up of the Collegiate Nationals at Cameron Park in Waco. After a three week break for nationals, the racing returns for ONE SHOW ONLY when Texas State hosts the SCCCC Championships at Reveille Park outside of Burnett, Texas.

Mountain Bike - Fall 2013

August 31-Sept 1 - Rocksprings, TX
Hosted by TMBRA

September 14-15 - Comfort, TX
Hosted by The University of Texas at Austin

September 21-22 - Bossier City, LA
Hosted by Centenary College of Louisiana

October 5-6 - Warda, TX
Hosted by Texas A&M

October 12-13 - Waco, TX
Hosted by Baylor University

October 25-27 - Banner Elk, NC (USAC Collegiate National Championships)
Hosted by Lees McCrae College

November 1-2 - Burnet, TX (Conference Championships)
Hosted by Texas State University - San Marcos

Summer 2013 Track Season

There will be two SCCCC track races for the 2013 season.

Track Racing for Summer 2013

Aug 22-23 - Katy Texas,
Hosted by The University of Texas at Austin

September 7-8 -  Baton Rouge, LA (conference championships)
Hosted by Louisiana State University [pending]

September 20-22 - Colorado Spring, CO (national championships)
Hosted by USA Cycling - Collegiate

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

SCCCC / NCCCC : Kansas State Wildcat Grand Prix

On April 6th and 7th, the SCCCC made its way to Manhattan, Kansas for the Wildcat Grand Prix. This was a dual conference showdown between the South Central and North Central Collegiate Cycling Conferences, complete with traveling trophies to be awarded to the schools holding the most points after the weekend. The events were exceptionally well organized and there were some very personable officials on site. 
With this being a shared event, between two large conferences, long travel time was a guarantee. The "We Drove Crazy Far" race was definitely won by the SCCCC's Texas State University. The team spent nearly 14 hours, one way, traveling to compete. Don't let anyone tell you that collegiate cyclist aren't some of the most dedicated people out there.
After all that driving, people were eagerly anticipating some time on their bikes and Saturday morning's team time trials got things started. Midwestern State University swept the men's A, women's A, and men's B events, setting the stage for a competitive weekend. 
The afternoon's road races were held on a 26 mile loop with three significant little climbs and an uphill crosswind sprint. The men's A field raced for 78 miles and with a fairly large peloton were able to keep it together for most of the race. With only kilometers to go it began to break up, eventually coming down to a three man sprint. Anthony Olson, Minnesota State University-Mankato, very closely beat out Midwestern State University's Cory Scott followed shortly by University of Iowa's Mattias Perret. 
Men A Finish
Photo credit - Caden Burross
Jessica Prinner, Midwestern State University, won the women's A race after a solo attack on the last climb. The podium was rounded out by Oklahoma State University's Alisha Shutler and MSU's Claire Routledge. 
Sunday's criterium was held around the beautiful and historic Kansas State campus with plenty of coffee and donuts on hand for everyone involved. The backside of the course faced a serious head wind followed abruptly by a decent hill that popped quite a few of the riders. MSU's Cory Scott was out for business after his silver finish the day before. He attacked the men's A field and rode solo for 50 minutes before lapping the field to solidify his victory. Tim Savre, University of Saint Thomas, rode into silver with University of Kansas rider Ben Stover not far behind. 
The women's A race was a podium sweep for MSU. Jessica Prinner and her teammate, JAKROO Leader's Jersey holder, Claire Routledge rode away from the field for a one two finish. Ashley Weaver handily won the sprint for bronze against the remaining girls.
With multiple wins, through multiple categories, the Midwestern State University team was able to take the Division 1 dual-conference team trophy home to the SCCCC. Minnesota's St. Olaf College returned to the NCCCC with the Division 2 trophy. Hopefully, next season, the NCCCC will travel down south so that we can return the hospitality; They practically have to at this point, there's a trophy on the line.
Next stop, and the last before conference championships, Texas State Ultra Road Race. 

-Caden Burross

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Univ of Arkansas Road Race Recap

Rain, wind and climbs : Fayetteville had it all. This past weekend was the University of Arkansas' first time to host a collegiate race weekend for the SCCCC and it will not be its last. Danielle Teese, UofA cycling club president, said, "Every year after this, hopefully we will have one." To organize the event, she said the team went off "what they liked and didn't like from other races" and from there it was just coordinating with USA Cycling and the officials.

Though Saturday morning's road races began with small fields and a lot of rain, the 20 mile loop was quite a change from many in the SCCCC. Nestled in the Ozarks, the course was filled with plenty of rollers and a few fair sized hills, but it was the "Hell's Kitchen" climb that really blew up the pelotons. Located half way through the loop, most fields would ascend the climb twice during their 40 mile races and with a 17.5% grade in spots, this would be the defining factor in most of the races.

Midwestern State's Tony Baca, a two time MTB junior national champion, was right at home on the climbs in Arkansas. Baca was able to ride into another victory, but not far ahead of teammate Cory Scott and University of Texas' first time A racer Robert Chrisman. Jessica Prinner, in a solo effort after the climb, rode to another win for MSU in the women's A race.

Sunday's crit began cold, but the sun was shining for the men's A and the combined men's B and women's A races. With 12 turns, the course was fast and technical. Baylor University's Danielle Bradley beat out Prinner in a sprint finish for the women's A race. The men's A race was one of slim numbers, but the guys made the best of it. JAKROO Leaders Jersey holder Tony Baca, again, was in gold on the podium followed by teammates Cory Scott and Evan Bybee.

Next week, a very special weekend, the SCCCC is traveling to Kansas State for a dual conference race with the NCCCC. 

-Caden Burross