Race #1: Jug Jamboree Race Report

The Boise Braves MTB had an incredible first race at Jug Mountain Resort. Smiles could be seen by all, on the race course and throughout the day. It was a positive atmosphere and great to see teammates supporting one another. Each and every racer had a personal achievement on race day and we are very proud!

The focus for the team this year was to build a quality coaching staff to support the growing team, and to expand our female riding team. We have been extremely successful on both accounts with 15 Coaches, 26 Ride Leaders and our High School team is 41% female. This allows us to have a well balanced team this year as we move into Division I racing.

Start race 1

Race #1 – Jug Jamboree:

Varsity: Huge accolades to our impressive first place female and male Varsity winners:

Shelby Galinat – 1st and James Roloff – 1st.

Junior Varsity Girls had a strong showing with all the girls placing in the top eight: Camden Mullens – 3rd,     Anna Gussner – 4th, Lily Scarrow – 5th, Sofi Serio – 7th & Carly Werdel – 8th

Junior Varsity Boys: Alek Konkel 4th, Bodie Brownlee 11th, Ethan Maury, Mitch Dyer, Gabe Paquette & Lucas Barton in a wave of 59 riders. Great racing!

Sophomore Girls: Emma Patek – 3rd & Marrisa Shaltz – 4th

Freshman racers had major personal achievements as they make that transition into High School racing!

Freshman Girls: Kloe Pfanmuller – 2nd, Hope Strohmeyer – 8th, Amelie Bradley – 9th, Teagan Boggess – 10th, Riley Taylor – 12th and Ava Steckel – 18th

Freshman Boys: Cooper Wiley – 14th, Oliver Anderson – 15th, Danial Miller – 19th, with Reid Konkel, Conner Peterman, James Faull, Aiden Neeser, Anders Covey, Caden Boyd, Byron Jordan, Kade Bolen, Tavish LaMontagne and Kai Chandler-Younce having great races

Middle School racers, all 212 of them, had a special Prologue. This time trial will allow for appropriate staging and race groups at the next race. A high percentage of our Middle School riders were new to Mountain biking this year. We are so proud of their accomplishments and saw tears of joy from parents as they watched their racers come through the finish line.

MS Girls: Nekane Powell – 10th, Amelia Scarrow – 14th with Ashlynn Neeser and Ava Peterman racing

MS Boys: Cory Anderson placed 14th,  with Alex Phetmisay, Hunter Kari, Owen Mitchell, Charlie Park, Giovanni Ursillo, Tysen Brownlee, Finn Coleman, Grady Spillman, Thomas Hirsch, Alex Hargrove, Rishi Cutchin, Owen LaMontagne, Benjamin Miller, Torin McDevitt, Jack Wermerskirchen, Ben Haislmaier, Evan DiVittorio, Miles Brenner, Jefferey Gill, Gabriel Winspear and Bryce Frazier, all had strong rides.

MS 6: Colby LaMastra is our youngest team member and only 6th grader on the team, time trialing for 12th place. Well done!

For more results, please go to http://www.idahomtb.org/race-results/

Thank you to our Coaching Team and Parents for supporting the team and making everything run so smoothly. Special shout out to Anne and Clancy Anderson for providing the best homemade pasta pre-race dinner ever, for a team of 100+ in the trees. We are sure this is why everyone performed so well on Saturday!

Last, but not least, we are grateful to have NICA and Idaho Interscholastic Cycling League enriching our lives and providing a great community for us to be a part of!




Community Service: Boise Hill Climb

Boise Hill Climb – 19 August 2017

Once again, we will be supporting Mike Cooley at the famous Boise Hill Climb. Boise Braves MTB will be responsible for handing out refreshments and cheering on riders as they pass through the BBMTB first aid station on the mountain bike race course. Timberline and Middleton teams will also be out on course showing their team spirit. Needed: 1-2 adults, 8-10 student-athletes and your awesome team spirit.

Free Entry for Two (2) Female Riders

Liza Rachetto from Hagens Berman Supermint Pro Cycling Team would like to sponsor two female riders that are looking to ride the Boise Hill Climb. This can be on the road or mountain bike course. Liza will be riding with the casual group up to the top on her road bike as she prepares for Triathlon Worlds. Contact director@boisemtb.org for more info.

Boise Hill Climb IV
Boise Hill Climb First Aid Station – 2016

“I cannot thank Andrew and the Boise Braves MTB team enough for the aid they provided me yesterday during the hill climb. I could not have finished without you. Good luck this season, I’ll be cheering for all of you!!!!”

Barb Kreisle – August 2016

Getting Ready for Race Season

24 days, 11 hours, 45 minutes to our First Race of the Season!

I hope you are as excited as we are at BBMTB headquarters. We have some information below to help guide you until we have our Full Team meeting on 17 August 2017.

  1. Race Flyers: are available at http://www.idahomtb.org/race-series/ .  Significant changes from last year, so please read thoroughly. New format will allow IICL to complete all racing on one day instead of having to split between multiple days.  Race #3 will be posted later this week.
  2. Petition Window: Opened today.  Opportunity for category upgrade/downgrade requests as well as any rules exceptions.  Please review the NICA Rulebook with regard to eligible petition requests and also keep in mind that with this being our 3rd season, category changes are generally discouraged and will be approved only for specific reasons as described in the rulebook.  All petitions must be submitted by either the Team Director (renee@boisemtb.org) or Head Coach (andrew@boisemtb.org).
  3. Race Day Volunteers and Season Volunteer Coordinator: BBMTB & IICL needs your assistance at races.
    1. BBMTB is in need of an overall Volunteer Coordinator!
    2. BBMTB Volunteers to support team on race weekend.

    Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

    1. IICL is asking for one (1) volunteer for every five (5) racers for all teams. BBMTB will have at least 60 racers at the first race, so we need to provide 12 volunteers over the race weekend.  VOLUNTEER
  4. Race Registration Scholarships: The 2017 Scholarship window starts today.  If you have a student-athlete in need of a scholarship to cover race entry fees, please complete this FORM and email it back to either Eddie (eddie@idahomtb.org) or Dylan (dylan@idahomtb.org).