Milligan University’s August captures 2023 Roan Groan title in Pro 1/2

Published 2:56 pm Monday, June 5, 2023

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Riders couldn’t complain about the perfect weather they had for the 2023 Roan Groan Road Race sponsored by Carter County Tourism, one of the three events of the 2023 Carter County Omnium.
Departing from Cat Island in downtown Elizabethton, the riders made their way along Highway 19E on their way to Carver’s Gap in Roan Mountain as competitors from all across the country sought the title.
In the men’s Pro 1/2 race, Milligan University’s Trevor August won a mad dash to the finish line over Lanier Ash from Goshen, KY riding for Kelly Benefits Strategies Elite as August crossed the finish line in a time of 3:38:20 just ahead of Ash who clocked a time of 3:38:23.
Chapel Hill, NC rider Owen Cole finished third in 3:39:02 representing Velocious Sport cycling.
In Men’s Cat 3, Asheville’s Taylor Delhagen riding for GF Capital Racing defeated Colin Mathern from Greenville, SC representing Supra Performance Devo Team. Peter Swinard riding for Pony Shop Cyclocross Team raced his way to a third place finish. Swinard hailed from Evanston, IL.
Ben Ewert was the winner of the Cat 4 competition as Ewert from Beavercreek, OH out dueled Charlottesville, VA rider Josh Ott to the finish line. Ott was riding for Blue Ridge Cyclery Racing p/b Reynolds. Al Dente Cycling’s Christopher Gates from Columbus, OH finished third.
Cincinnati, OH native Eric Bair captured the Masters 35+/45+ category as the 11elevenCycling rider bested Noah Niwinski from Boone, NC with Boone Velo racing. Asheville’s Alexander Zambrana finished third as he pedaled his Super Squadra pb Applewood Manor bicycle across the finish line.
In Men’s Masters 40+/50+/60+, Ryan Robinson from Anderson, SC raced his Carolina Cycling Team bike to a first-place finish just ahead of Washington, OH rider Corey Hart. Stu Moran riding for Tempo Cyclisme claimed third place. Moran is from Fletcher, NC.
In Men’s Cat 5 (novice), Pisgah, NC rider Walker Shaw pedaled across the finish line for a first place finish. Matthew Lee from Augusta, GA rode his way to second place followed by third-place finisher Ian Simpson from Knoxville.
The Women Pro/1/2/3/4/5 Category was claimed by Mooresville, NC rider Florence Howden who wore the Cardinal Classic Cycling colors. Jennifer Thornton-Brooks from Boone, NC was second while Milligan University rider Marjorie Bemis collected third.
Results for the top 10 finishers in each category are as follows:
1. Trevor August                Milligan University        Milligan University
2. Lanier Ash                       Goshen, KY                       Kelly Benefits Strategies Elite
3. Owen Cole                      Chapel Hill, NC                Velocious Sport
4. Stephen Bassett           Knoxville, TN                   Human Powered Health Cycling
5. Andrew Strohmeyer   Mount Airy, MD               Kelly Benefits Strategies Elite
6. Elijah Johnson              Brookfield, WI.                Milligan University
7. Ben Stokes                     Norwalk, CT                      Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team
8. Derrick Chavarria.       Banner Elk, NC                Belize
9. John Shalekbriski.      Goldsboro, NC                 US Military Endurance Sports
10. Duncan Clark              Jersey City, NJ                 Good Guys Racing p/b
Cat 3
1. Taylor Delhagen            Asheville, NC                   GF Capital Racing
2. Colin Mathern                Greenville, SC                  Supra Performance Devo Team
3. Peter Swinard                Evanston, IL                      Pony Shop Cyclocross Team
4. Braden Reitz                   Carmel, IN                         nine13sports p/b SingletonCoaching
5. Nick Reader                    Cincinnati, OH                  Al Dente Cycling
6. Mitchell Bronstetter    Knoxville, TN
7. Coleman Churitch        Knoxville, TN
8. Zac Threatt                      Birmingham, AL             Skyway p/b Domestique Coffee
9. Griffin Caskey                 Kalona, IA                         nine13sports p/b SingletonCoaching
10. Trent Herman              Milligan University.       Milligan University
Cat 4
1. Ben Ewert                        Beavercreek, OH
2. Josh Ott                            Charlottesville, VA        Blue Ridge Cyclery Racing p/b Reynolds
3. Christopher Gates        Columbus, OH                Al Dente Cycling
4. Eric Vanderford              Chapel Hill, NC              Youngblood Bikes
5. Alex Runge                       Arden, NC                         Tempo Cyclisme
6. Cameron Cook               Durham, NC                     Sanctuary Winds Racing
7. Sam Sharkey                   Fairfax, VA                        Equip Racing
8. Mark Smith                      McKenzie, TN                  Marx-Bensdorf/BPC Cycling
9. Riley West                         Asheville, NC                   Tempo Cyclisme
10. Ryan Treadway            East Flat Rock, NC         Tempo Cyclisme
Masters 35+/45+
1. Eric Bair                              Cincinnati, OH                 11elevenCycling
2. Noah Niwinski                 Boone, NC                         Boone Velo
3. Alexander Zambrana    Asheville, NC                    Super Squadra pb Applewood Manor
4. David Howe                      Nashville, TN                    Hattie B’s Racing
5. Thomas Gibson               Asheville, NC                    EmergeOrtho Velosports
6. Jeffrey Dore                      Arden, NC                           Super Squadra pb Applewood Manor
7. John Hart                          Murfreesboro, TN            Friends Great Smokies Cycling Team
8. Greg Reynolds                 Fletcher, NC                       Tempo Cyclisme
9. Peter Laskiewicz            Franklin, TN                        Hattie B’s Racing
10. Zachary Lewis               Cincinnati, OH                  11elevenCycling
Masters 40+/50+/60+
1. Ryan Robinson               Anderson, SC                     Carolina Cycling Team
2. Corey Hart                        Washington, OH
3. Stu Moran                         Fletcher, NC                        Tempo Cyclisme
4. Paul Carter                       Clarksville, TN                    Bikes and Moore Masters Racing
5. Mitchell Hopkins            Winston-Salem, NC         Henderson Custom Homes
6. Chandler Spears             Asheville, NC                     Tempo Cyclisme
7. Derek McIntire                Dorchester Center, MA    B2C2
8. Charlie Putnal                 Flat Rock, NC                      Crosstown Velo
9. David Musich                   Anchorage, KY                    Scheller’s Racing Team
10. James Avery                  Maryville, TN                       The Bike Zoo
Cat 5 (Novice)
1. Walker Shaw                    Pisgah Forest, NC
2. Matthew Lee                    Augusta, GA
3. Ian Simpson                     Knoxville, TN
4. Jeffery Sinnamon          Mooresburg, TN                Walters State Community College
5. Alex Laifer                          Enfield, CT
6. Will Harrington                Summerfield, NC             Underdog Cycling
7. Haiden Vega                     Johnson City, TN
8. Rex Martin                         Davenport, FL
9. Thomas Salyer                Coeburn, VA
10. Benjamin Clayton        West Virginia
Women Pro/1/2/3/4/5
1. Florence Howden             Mooresville, NC               Cardinal Classic Cycling’
2. Jennifer Thornton-Brooks   Boone, NC
3. Majorie Bemis                    Corona, CA                        Milligan University
4. Jennifer Malik                    Carroll, OH                        Lady Gnar Shredders
5. Mariana Rinaldo                Baldwinsville, NY            Lees-McRae College
6. Erika Wilson                        Bloomington, IN             Cardinal Classic Cycling
7. Christi Broyles                    Knoxville, TN                    KnoxVelo Club
8. Katherine Shields             Salt Lake City, UT            Peak Fasteners
9. Julie Voss                             Knoxville, TN                     Neon Racing
10. Leigh Dukeman               Charlotte, NC                    Cardinal Classic Cycling

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