Five Tornado named USA Cycling Academic All-StarsBRISTOL, Tenn. – USA Cycling recently announced their fall 2016 academic all-stars and five Tornado garnered recognition. Both Jennifer Caicedo and Nolan Tankersley earned recognition in two disciplines.
Ellis leads King at Furman cyclocross raceGREENVILLE, S.C. – In their final race before Thanksgiving, the King University cycling team competed at the Furman cyclocross race on Sunday. Kyle Ellis led the way for the Tornado, taking home a top 10 finish.
Tornado open cyclocross season at homeBRISTOL, Tenn. – The defending USA Cycling Cyclocross defending national champion King University cycling team opened their season on Saturday with a home race. The Tornado were led by three top three finishes from Kyle Ellis, Quenton Lyons and Fausto Crapiz.
King takes 3rd at USA Cycling Mountain Bike NationalsSNOWSHOE, W.Va. – As the defending Division 2 USA Cycling Mountain Bike champions, the King University cycling team had a chance to defend their title over the weekend in Snowshoe, W.Va. This year, the Tornado came home with a third place finish in the Division 2 omnium in their second year competing at the mountain bike national championships.
Cope, Owen lead King at home mountain bike raceBRISTOL, Va. – The King University cycling team hosted their first event of the year, a mountain bike race at Sugar Hollow Park and turned in a solid weekend. Tyler Cope and Matthew Owen both came away with victories to lead the Tornado.
Crapiz, Hobbs lead Tornado at Lees-McRaeBANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University cycling team returned to action over the weekend at the Lees-McRae Mountain Bike race, and the Tornado turned in some solid results. Fausto Crapiz earned his first win of the year and Abby Hobbs finished runner-up in the downhill to highlight the weekend.
Hobbs leads King at UnionBARBOURSVILLE, Ky. – The King University cycling team turned in another good performance in their second race of the year, at Union College (Ky.). Abby Hobbs led the group, winning the women’s downhill race, pacing a squad that had nine top 10 finishes.
Tornado take 11 top 10 finishes at ClemsonCLEMSON, S.C. – The King University cycling team opened their season over the weekend at Clemson where they placed 11 riders in the top 10, including one individual victory. Tyler Cope turned in a solid performance taking first in the men’s category C downhill competition to lead the way for the Tornado.
Caicedo selected Medica Collegiate All-StarBRISTOL, Tenn. – As a two-time USA Cycling Road Race national champion, King University cyclist Jennifer Caicedo was selected as a Medica Collegiate All-Star. The team is made up of six riders and they were invited to compete at the North Star Grand Prix held in five cities across Minnesota from June 15-19.
Sparks signs six for upcoming seasonBRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a pair of USA Cycling national championships a season ago, King University cycling head coach Alan Sparks has added six cyclists that have their sights on the Tornado repeating in 2016-17.
Caicedo repeats as USAC Road Race championASHEVILLE, N.C. – One year ago, Jennifer Caicedo became the first King University cyclist to win a USA Cycling national championship, and she duplicated that feat on Friday morning in Asheville. Caicedo repeated as USC Cycling Road Race national champion, narrowly winning the 77 kilometer race.
Caicedo takes a pair of wins at Milligan raceMILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – In their final regular season road race, the King University cycling team turned in a stellar performance. Among three riders, the Tornado took home four top-four performances, including two wins by Jennifer Caicedo.
Gates, Cox take top 10 finishes at GeorgiaATHENS, Ga. – Over the weekend the King University cycling team had a few cyclists compete at the University of Georgia race, and the Tornado came away with a few solid results. Victoria Gates and Emily Cox led the way, both taking home a pair of top 10 finishes on the weekend.
Ellis and Caicedo led King at road openerATLANTA, Ga. – The King University cycling team started their road season with a solid showing at the Georgia Tech race. Kyle Ellis led the men with a first place finish in the road race and 12th in the criterium while Jennifer Caicedo took home a pair of top 10 finish to lead the women.
Tornado take USAC Cyclocross national championshipASHEVILLE, N.C. – The King University cycling team continued their great season by taking home another national title on Saturday. The Tornado placed three riders in the top 10 on Friday and won the team relay national championship on the way to the USA Cycling Cyclocross national championship.
King takes 2nd overall at SECCC cyclocross championshipASHEVILLE, N.C. – The King University cycling team rode away with a second place overall finish at Warren Wilson College for the South East Collegiate Cylcling Conference Cyclocross Championship. The Tornado were led by Cory Rimmer and Kaysee Armstrong both with 1st place finishes.
Rimmer takes second straight win at Mars HillMARS HILL, N.C. – The King University cycling team returned to the course on Saturday at the Mars Hill race and Cory Rimmer led the way with another first place finish. Kaysee Armstrong was near the top as well, finishing second in her second straight cyclocross race.
Rimmer leads King at season-opening cyclocross raceBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University cycling team opened the cyclocross season with a solid performance at their home race on Saturday. Cory Rimmer finished first and Kaysee Armstrong led three women in the top 10 with a second place finish.
Rimmer, Kee selected SAAC Student-Athletes of the MonthBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of October. Cory Rimmer of the cycling team and Jessi Kee of the women’s wrestling team took home honors this month.
King takes first cycling national championshipSNOWSHOE, W.Va. – For the first time in the short history of the King University cycling program, the Tornado have won a national title. Under second year head coach Alan Sparks the Tornado won the USA Cycling Division 2 Mountain Bike Cycling national champion and had a pair of individual national champions over the weekend.
King takes first SECCC Mountain Bike championshipCLEMSON, S.C. – For the first time in program history, the King University cycling program has won a cycling conference championship in the fall. On Sunday the Tornado were crowned Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference Division II Mountain Bike champions.
Tornado finish strong at Lindsey WilsonCOLUMBIA, Ky. – A week after their successful home race, the King University cycling team turned in another solid perforce, this one coming at Lindsey Wilson College. Miranda Goodman led the Tornado with a fourth place finish in Sunday’s cross country race.
Tornado finish high at home raceBRISTOL, Va. – In their first home event of the season, the King University cycling team posted a solid showing at the mountain bike race hosted at Sugar Hollow Park. In all the Tornado took home nine first place finishes, led by three from Cory Rimmer and Kaysee Armstrong.
Armstrong leads King at Lees-McRaeBANNER ELK, N.C. – In their second race of the year, the King University cycling team had another stellar weekend, this time at nearby Lees-McRae. Kaysee Armstrong led the way with a pair of wins while Jennifer Caicedo took a win and a runner-up finish.
Tornado take three victories at season openerCONYERS, Ga. – The King University cycling team got off to a good start this weekend at the season opening Georgia Tech mountain bike race. The Tornado were led by Jennifer Caicedo who took a first place on Saturday in the short track an followed that with a second place finish in Sunday’s cross country race.
Expectations continue to rise for King cyclingBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University cycling team had breakout mountain bike and cyclocross seasons last year, before topping the year off with an individual national champion during the road season. Going into his second season at the helm, head coach Alan Sparks has high expectations for his squad again this fall as they embark on the 2015 mountain bike season.
Cox and Jensen lead King at Milligan College Cycling ClassicELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – The King University cycling team was back in action at the Milligan College Cycling Classic. On day one, Emily Cox and Alex Jensen took first and second respectively and on day two, Eric Wilkening and Jennifer Caicedo led the Tornado riders.
Wilkening leads King at season-opening road raceCLEMSON, S.C. – The King University cycling team open the road season this weekend at the Clemson race and newcomer Eric Wilkening turned in a solid first performance. The senior posted a pair of top five finishes in his first career race.
Sparks adds Ellis to signing classBRISTOL, Tenn. – King University cycling head coach Alan Sparks is proud to announce the signing of Kyle Ellis. He will bring a solid background in both mountain biking and cyclocross to the Tornado squad next season for Sparks.
Gates signs with King cyclingBRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the King University cycling head coach Alan Sparks announced the signing of Victoria Gates who will join the Tornado for the 2015-16 season. Gates will make her way to King from Southampton, Mass., and has been racing since 2008. She competes in road, track, mountain and cyclocross disciplines and has been competing at the national level for many years.
Tornado take third at USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross nationalsAUSTIN, Texas – The King University cycling team had nearly a month off following the SECCC championships, and the Tornado didn’t show any rust this weekend at the USA Cycling Collegiate Cyclo-Cross Championships. King came in with a third place finish with the team relay taking second and Kaysee Armstrong and Cory Rimmer each taking fifth.
King takes 3rd at SECCC Cyclo-Cross ChampionshipsCLEMSON, S.C. – The King University cycling team came in with a solid finish of third at the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference Championships on Saturday. In what turned out to be muddy conditions, Cory Rimmer and Kaysee Armstrong led the Tornado, both finishing in third of their respective races.
Armstrong wins, Rimmer takes second at King cyclo-crossBRSITOL, Tenn. – Competing at their lone home race of the season, the King University cycling team put together a solid showing. Kaysee Armstrong won the women’s category A race, and Cory Rimmer took second in the men’s A race after competing with a rider from Furman the whole race.
Armstrong, Rimmer highlight tough weekend for KingMARS HILL, N.C. – The King University cycling team faced some adversity in their second cyclo-cross race of the season over the weekend. Three riders faced mechanical issues, but Kaysee Armstrong won the women’s category A race, and Cory Rimmer finished third in the men’s category A race to highlight the weekend.
King takes five top-10 finishes at cyclo-cross openerCOLUMBIA, S.C. – Coming off a great showing during the mountain bike season, the King University cycling team opened the cyclo-cross season with a solid showing. King placed five riders in the top-10 of their classification, including two in the men’s category A race.
Armstrong, Rimmer post five podium finishes at USAC NationalsBEECH MOUNTAIN, N.C. – The mountain biking portion of the cycling schedule culminated this weekend at USA Cycling Collegiate Nationals where the Tornado had a solid showing at the three day event. Cory Rimmer finished on the podium twice while Kaysee Armstrong finished on the podium three times to lead King to a fourth place finish in Division II.
Armstrong, Caicedo, Rimmer take wins at Lees-McRaeBANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University turned in a solid performance at the Lees-McRae race this weekend as they prepare for USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Biking Nationals in two weeks. Kaysee Armstrong, Jennifer Caicedo and Cory Rimmer won races to lead the Tornado.