2011 Track Season

Announcing the 2011 track season, with two races in Houston and a race in Frisco, this season will be the biggest track season in the country.*

July 23-24 – Alkek Velodrome – Houston, TX
August 6 – Superdrome – Frisco, TX
August 12-13 – Alkek Velodrome – Houston, TX

Please see the races page for more details.

2011 Road Team Champions!

  1. Midwestern State Univ
  2. Texas A&M
  3. Univ of Texas – Austin
  4. Univ of Houston
  5. Tulane Univ*
  6. Louisiana State Univ
  7. Rice Univ*
  8. Texas Tech
  9. Texas State Univ
  10. Univ of Oklahoma
  11. Univ of North Texas
  12. Oklahoma Baptist*
  13. Univ of Texas – Pan American
  14. Texas Christian*
  15. Oklahoma State
  16. Southern Methodist*
  17. Baylor Univ*
  18. Centenary College*

* denotes Division 2 team (less than 15,000 students)

2011 National Championships

Any category A riders that are interested in competing in the 2011 Collegiate National Championships should contact Matthew ASAP for information concerning qualifications and such.

In Division 1 as conference champions Midwestern State is allocated 6 of the 13 road race start spots and 4 of the 10 crit start spots. Jason Short (Midwestern St) as champion is guarantied a start as well, but as he is on a qualifying team, his “at large” spot is sent back to the conference but Jason will be recieving the conference “call up” at nationals. As the SCCCC criterium champion, Cody Foster (Texas A&M) is granted an automatic starting spot in the national championship criterium.

So, I have 6 road race starting spots and 3 criterium starting spots up for grabs. Based on conference standings, this list will be used to determine (based on who requests spots).

Shane Haga, Cody Foster (qualified for crit), Kyle Johnson, Greg Hercules, Andrew Erickson, Andrew Carlberg, Sean Kearns, Joseph Tokarski, Ben Davis, Brennan Percy, Michael Carey, Kevin Lovelace and Izzy.

Also remember,

Division 1 and 2 women and division 2 men contact me, we have more start spots than racers, so I can get you hooked up 🙂

2011 Individual Overall Champions!

The podium in each catagory, congratulations to all of our champions!!! More info on team overalls and D1/D2 overalls still to come.

Men A
Jason Short – Midwestern State
Alexi Martinez – Midwestern State
Shane Haga – Texas A&M
Tony Baca – Midwestern State
Sebastian Wichterich – Midwestern State

Men B
Ricky Randall – Midwestern State
Fidel Goytia – Midwestern State
Shawn Small – Texas A&M
Pierce Young – Texas A&M
Dustin Drewes – Louisiana State

Men C
Michael Sheehan – Texas State
Peter Voight – Texas State
Brian Barrow – Texas State
Adam McGullough – Houston
Tim Drayna – Rice

Men D
Alen Tausend – TCU
Stephen Johnson – Texas A&M
Andrew Stephens – Oklahoma
Zach Sutton – Oklahoma
Nick Blackwell – Oklahoma

Women A
Natalie Klemko – Midwestern State
Claire Routledge – Midwestern State
Loren Eggschwiler – Midwestern State
Irene Hurst – Tulane
Sarah Simmons – Texas A&M

Women B
Ashley Weaver – Midwestern State
Ashlea Britton – North Texas
Lauren Galbreath – UT-Pan American
Gabriella Ruiz – UT-Austin
Afton Shelton – Houston

Membership Base

As of my count and doing a little bit of late night research, this is what I have come up with as the location of our membership in the spring of 2011.

SCCCC Membership Base


France, Columbia, Trinidad and Tobago, China, Mexico, Canada, Swaziland, New Zealand, Germany, Spain, Russia, Switzerland, Israel, Taiwan, Australia, South Africa, and the Dominican Republic

And stateside…

Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Missouri, Maryland, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Illinois, Nebraska, Colorado, Washington, California, New Mexico,  Connecticut,  Kansas, Florida, Nevada, Minnesota, Virginia, and Massachusetts

If you know of a teammate outside of these states or nations, drop me an e-mail. – Matt

From the Collegiate National Director

I’d like to ask a very simple task of one person from each conference; please pass this on to all your teammates.


Every Monday for the remainder of the road season, I’d like to post a summary of the racing action in each conference, wherein a summary is defined as ONE paragraph briefly describing the past weekend’s event with minimal detail (similar to our weekly Development Wrap: and ONE photo. Two reasons I’m asking for just one paragraph:


1.     Cross-conference interest: Very few people have the spare time or interest to invest in reading full-on race reports from other conferences. They will read the blogs and reports of their friends and fellow ___CCC racers, but will most likely only skim the reports from other conferences.


2.     Ease and Promptness: It typically takes a day or two to get a full article together with photos, etc., but this is something you can spit out on a smartphone on the ride home or on the trainer while you cool down after a crit. At most, just 15 minutes on your computer when you get home and it’s done.


What’s in it for you?


1.     Your byline on (i.e. eternal fame and glory)

2.     Some résumé cred

3.     The warm and fuzzy feeling you’ll get from helping grow collegiate cycling

4. If you don’t have a full non-collegiate USA Cycling license yet, we will give you one for free. How ‘bout that?


I believe both Velonews and Collegiate Cycling News are still looking for contributors from each of your conferences, as well, so if you end up writing race reports for those organizations, as well, we would link from your paragraph to the full race report on those sites, as well .


If you’re interested please reply to me directly. Thanks!



LSU Crashes?

An exact replication of the crashes in the roundabout at the LSU Race

Quick Highlight

Conversation this conference director had with an Aggie over the weekend.

Saturday – Me: “You gonna be okay, how’s your shoulder”
Aggie: “It’s okay, I think it’s separated, I’m going to the hospital”

Sunday – Me: “Wow, they really fixed you up huh, so what’s up”
Aggie “Broken collarbone, two fractured wrists and a contusion on my head, they did a CT scan”
Me: “Wow”
Aggie: “Yeah”

Stay tuned for a great story on Oklahoma Cycling’s journey to LSU

LSU Invitational

LSU is set for an epic event this weekend, starting with a team time trial on the Mississippi River Saturday morning, that will be followed by an on campus criterium in front of the LSU War Memorial Tower. The action on campus will be hot and fast, as the mid afternoon humidity of southern Louisiana and heat will build up on the riders.

LSU Cycling prepares for their race

Racing will conclude Sunday morning with a road race outside of St. Francisville and will include rolling hills and longer than average distances