Athlete Successes – 2011 & Earlier

(Wenzel Coaching  has been logging athlete successes in part since 2004. These are a few of those accomplishments.) 

WC_20_Annv_Logo_BW-paperSome of the highlights:

Kari Studley wins the Single Speed CX World Championship, Women

Kari Studley takes 3rd in the US National Championship Mountain Bike Cross Country, Cat 1 Women, 24-29

John Wilson (left) takes 5th and Coach Rich Cramer (second from left) takes 3rd in the Men’s 50-54 race at the 2009 US National Cyclocross Championships

Sue Butler takes 2nd at the Java Johnny’s – Lionhearts International CX UCI, Elite Women

Sue Butler takes 3rd at the Bio Wheels / United Dairy Farmers Harbin Park International CX UCI, Elite Women

Sue Butler takes 2nd at the Darkhorse Cyclo-Stampede International Cyclocross UCI, Elite Women

Coach Melissa Sanborn and teammates win the overall USA Crit Series Team competition

Sue Butler takes 4th at the USGP of Cyclocross Planet Bike Cup, Elite Women

Erika Krumpelman and teammate take second overall at the TransRockies Mountain Bike Stage Race

Erika Krumpelman and teammate win the first and fifth stages of the TransRockies Mountain Bike Stage Race, Open Women Team

Rich Sherwood places third at 24-hour Mountain Bike World Championships, Men 45-49 on what he claims is the toughest course he’s ever ridden

Kari Studley takes 4th in the US National Championship Mountain Bike Short Track, Women Cat 1 Open

Kari Studley wins the Kenda Cup West Series, Women Cat 1

Coach Jeanie Bihlmaier takes 4th in the Pursuit and Points Race and 2nd with teammates in the Team Pursuit at the US Masters Track Nationals, Women 35-39

Sue Butler wins the Intermontane Challenge, Solo Women

Sue Butler and teammate take 3rd at the BC Bike Race, Open Mixed Division

Kari Studley takes 2nd at the Sand Creek International Cross Country, Women Cat 1 and takes the Cat 1 series lead in the Kenda Cup West

John Zunino Takes 3rd at Sea Otter Classic Road Race, Men 45+ Cat 4

Mac Carey takes 2nd in the Sea Otter Classic Circuit and Road Races, Men Cat 1/2/3 55+

Kari Studley takes second in her age group and has the second fastest overall time in the Sea Otter Cross Country in the Cat 1 women 20-29

Kari Studley wins the Cross Country at the US Cup MTB at Fontana, Cat 1 (Expert) Women, 19-29

Sue Butler takes 2nd in the Super D at the US Cup MTB at Fontana, Pro Women

John Bartucz took 26 minutes off of his 2008 time at the 2009 American Birkebeiner

Sue Butler takes 17th at the Cyclocross World Championships, Elite Women

Coach Rich Cramer wins the USGP of Cyclocross #5 and #6, Men 45+

Tim Butler takes 2nd at the LRC cyclocross race in Belgium, Cat “C”

Tim Butler takes 3rd at the USGP of Cyclocross #6, Men 35+

Sue Butler takes 3rd and 4th at the USGP of Cyclocross #5 and #6, Elite Women

Kari Studley takes 3rd at Dam Cross UCI C2, Elite Women

Sue Butler wins the SSCXWC and the gold bikini and tattoo, Women

Tim Butler takes 3rd overall at the American Mountain Bike Classic Stage Race, Elite Master Men

Sue Butler takes 2nd at Rad Racing UCI, Elite Women

Erika Krumpelman wins the Rad Racing CX, Master 3/4 Women

Sue Butler wins StarCrossed CX UCI, Elite Women

Tim Butler takes 2nd at StarCrossed CX, Master Men 1/2

Mike Gaertner takes 6th at Starcrossed CX, Master Men 1/2

Jeff Standish takes 3rd at Starcrossed CX, Men 3/4

Erika Kumpelman takes 3rd at StartCrossed CX, Women 3/4

Ryan Gaertner takes 6th in his first ever CX race at Rad Racing GP, Junior Men 11/12

Coach Melissa Sanborn and her Vanderkitten teammates win the overall USA Crit Series

Sue Butler takes 4th and USGP CX races #1 & #2

Tim Butler takes 1st in the Deer Valley NMBS #4 Short Track, Expert Men 30+ and 3rd in the XC, Expert Men 40-44
Sue Butler takes 4th and Emily Van Meter takes 6th in the Super D at the NMBS#3 in Santa Ynez, Pro Women

Sue Butler takes 9th and coach Emily Van Meter takes 10th at the Santa Ynez NMBS#3 Short Track, Pro Women
Coach Emily Van Meter takes 4th place in the NMBS #1 SuperD and 4th place at the Sea Otter Classic Cross Country MTB, Elite Women

Chris Hellman takes 2nd at the Kellevie 24 Hr MTB Race, Tasmania, Australia, Solo Men

Sue Butler takes 3rd and Emily Van Meter takes 4th in NMBS#1 Super D, Elite Women

Coach Taitt Sato takes 3rd at the Central Valley Classic Criterium

Sue Butler takes 22nd in her first World Cyclocross Championship, Elite Women
Sue Butler wins US Cyclocross National Championship, Women 35-39 and takes 6th in the Women’s Elite

Women’s Sue Butler wins UCI C2 Jingle Cross Rock 2, Elite Women

Sue Butler takes 6th at the USGP of Cyclocross New Jersey, Women Elite

Shana Sturla wins the silver medal at the US Masters Criterium Championship, Women 30-34

Sue Butler takes 8th at both Kentucky USGP Cyclocross races, Elite Women

Logan Loader wins 9 races in his European debut, 2007

Coach Melissa Sanborn takes 3rd at the Wells Fargo Boise Twilight Criterium (NRC) 2007

Logan Loader wins The Grand Priz de Grasse in France, Junior/Espoire 2007

Sue Butler takes 4th at Maplelag UCI Cross Country, Women Pro 2007

Zinta Zarins takes 3rd place at the Wildflower Long Course Half Ironman

Jeremy Zimmerman races to a top-100 overall (out of 2500 registrants) and improves his personal best by more than an hour at Ironman Arizona

Sue Butler takes 12th at US Cyclocross Nationals, Elite Women, 2006

Molly Cameron takes 4th at US Cyclocross Nationals, Men’s 30-34

Sue Butler takes second at World Master’s Mountain Bike Championships, 30-39, 2006

Coach Taitt Sato takes 3rd at Manhattan Beach Grand Prix, 2006

Jason Cooke completes first Ironman at Lake Placid in 11:10, 2006

Taitt Sato takes 3rd overall at Superweek, 2006

Mary Maroon wins trip to Bike Messenger World Championships in Sydney, Australia, 2006

Sue Butler and coach Kendra Wenzel at the US Mountain Bike Championships
Sue Butler wins Expert 35-39 Cross Country US National Championship: 3rd in Expert Open Short Track, 2006

Cameron Hughes takes 3rd at Tour de Beauce Stage 2, 2006

Coach Julie Hudetz finishes 19th at World Winter Triathlon in Norway, 2006

Sima Trapp 2nd and Melissa Sanborn 3rd at Boise Twilight Criterium, 2005

Cameron Hughes takes 7th overall at Cascade Classic, 2005

Doug Pilet wins Tuesday Night Donaldson Road Race, 2005

Wenzel Coaching-sponsored 2005 Subway Team in racing action.

Traci Carroll takes 3rd at Under 23 National Championship Criterium, 2005

James Hibbard wins Nor Cal/Nevada District Elite Keirin Championship, 2005

Taitt Sato takes 3rd at Nevada City Classic, 2005

Coach Karl Etzel takes 2nd at 24 Hours of Adrenalin at Laguna Seca, 2005

Melissa Sanborn wins Grandview Street Sprints 2005

Cameron Hughes wins Tour of El Salvador 2005

Stefanie Graeter wins 2004 US Collegiate Road Race Championship

Kate Maher: voted top Collegiate Female Athlete of the Year by Velonews magazine, 2003

Haven Barnes:Haven selected to be one of 12 members of “Next Step to Gold” and will be training at the USAT National Triathlon Training Center in Clermont, FL in 2004

Over 50 US National Racing Calendar wins and top overall placings

2003 US Collegiate Road Race Women’s Champion

John Barmattler, 1st at NCS #1 Big Bear! Masters Expert 50-59
1st at NCS#2 Snow Shoe
1st at NCS#3 Mt Snow
Lead NORBA NCS for Master Expert 50-59, 2003

3rd – 2003 US Collegiate Road Race, Women

Lauren Costantini: NORBA NCS#1, #2 and #3 Expert Women: 2nd
Lead NORBA NCS Series for Expert women

Justin Ryckebusch: 2nd place team, 2003 Race Across America (Team Arete)

Stefanie Graeter: 6th Cascade Classic overall GC. Her first National Calendar stage race!

Road Race Champion and now Wenzel Coach Taitt Sato in her National Championship jerseyTaitt Sato, Master’s National Road Race Champion, Women 30-39, 2002

2001 Single Speed MTB Champion, Pro/Exp

2001 Police and Fire Olympics: Crit: 1st; TT: 1st; Road Race: 2nd

USCF Junior Woman Road Rider of the year 1999

1st Place, US National Championship Road Race, Junior Women 17-18, 1999

1st Place, US National Championship Criterium, Junior Women 17-18, 1999

State of Tennessee Time Trial record for junior men 17-18 (set in 2000)

2000 Cyclocross National Champion, Men’s 60+

More than 15 Elite National Championship top three medals on the road and track

2009

Travis Monroe takes 2nd at Washington State CX Championships, Men Cat 3

Trevor O’Neal upgrades to OBRA CX Category A in only his second year of racing

Erika Krumpelman wins the Inland Northwest Cyclocross Series #6, Women A

Coach Rich Cramer wins the Cross Crusade PIR, Men 50+

John Wilson takes 3rd at Cross Crusade PIR, Men 50+

Tim Butler takes 2nd at Cross Crusade PIR, Men 35+ A

Trevor O’Neal takes 2nd at Cross Crusade PIR, Men B

Coach Rich Cramer wins the OBRA State Championship CX, Men 50+

John Wilson takes 3rd at the OBRA State CX Championship, Men 50+

Anne-Marie Alderson runs her fastest half marathon since 2006, and places in the top 50% overall

Travis Monroe takes 2nd at MFG #5, King County CX, Men Cat 3

Trevor O’Neal wins Cross Crusade Astoria #2, Men B

John Wilson wins Cross Crusade Astoria #2, Men 50+

Sue Butler wins Cross Crusade Astoria #2, Women A

Erika Krumpelman wins the Inland Northwest Cyclocross Series #5, Women A

Kari Studley wins MFG #5 King County CX, Women 1/2 and Women Single Speed

Kari Studley takes 2nd at Seattle CX Maris Farms, Women 1/2

Coach Jenni Gaertner takes 3rd at MFG #5 King County CX, Women 1/2

Tim Butler takes 2nd at Cross Crusade Astoria #2, Men A 35+

Erika Krumpelman wins the Inland Northwest Cyclocross Series #4, Women A

Tim Butler takes 2nd at Cross Crusade Astoria #1, Men A 35+

John Wilson takes 2nd at Cross Crusade Astoria #1, Men 50+

Trevor O’Neal takes 3rd at Cross Crusade Astoria #1, Men B

Wenzel Coaching Sponsored Early Birds Team finishes the season ranked 3rd overall in the Bay Area Women’s Cycling Series

Darrin Braun finishes 4th overall in the Wisconsin Off Road Series, Elite Men

Coach Jenni Gaertner launches the second year of the Riverstone Women’s Racing Team with over 80 members, Category 1-4, and adds a BOISE, IDAHO squad with over 30 members and counting!

Erika Krumpelman takes 2nd at the Inland Northwest Cyclocross Series #2, Women A

Coach Rich Cramer wins Cross Crusade #3, Men 50+

Trevor O’Neal takes 3rd at Cross Crusade #3, Men B

John Wilson takes 3rd at Cross Crusade #3, Men 50+

Andy Weir wins the Lower Huron CX (Michigan Championship Series #4), Men 35+

Kari Studley takes 2nds at the Cross Clash #2/Cross Crusade #2, Women A

Kari Studley wins the Cross Clash #1/ MFG Series #4, Women Cat 1/2

Erika Krumpelman takes 3rd at the Inland Northwest Cyclocross Series #1, Women A

Coach Jenni Gaertner wins the Inland Northwest Cyclocross Series #1, Women A

Coach Jenni Gaertner takes 2nd at the Cross Clash #1/ MFG Series #4, Women Cat 1/2

Tim Butler takes 2nd at the Cross Clash/Cross Crusade #2, Men 35+ A

Mike Gaertner wins Cross Clash #1/ MFG Series #4, Men 35+ Cat 1/2

Susie Schultz takes 2nd place at Boss Cross #2, Women Cat 4

Kari Studley wins the Starbucks Grand Prix of Cyclocross, Women Cat 1/2

Mike Gaertner wins the Starbucks Grand Prix of Cyclocross, Men 35+ 1/2

John Wilson takes 2nd at the Cross Crusade #1 Alpenrose, Men 50+

Tim Butler takes 3rd at the Cross Crusade #1 Alpenrose, Men 35+ A

John Wilson wins the Heiser Farms Willamette Cross Series Race, Men 50+

Carl Arriola takes 2nd in the Hidden Springs Duathlon, Men 40-44

Wendy Stredwick and teammate win Spokane Trailquest Mountainbike Orienteering race

Ron Hill defeats 7-time defending champion to take XTERRA National Title, Men 70+

Andy Weir wins Ithaca Cross, Men 35+

2009 High School medalist

Coach Jenni Gaertner takes 2nd at the Seattle Cyclocross Series Evergreen High, Women Cat 1/2

Mac Carey wins the Folsom Omnium, Men 55+ (TT 1st Place, Crit 2nd place, Circuit 4th place)

Mac Carey wins the Fremont Hill Climb, Wave 4 (Men 35/4s, 45/4s and 55 Open)

Mac Carey wins 2009 Best All Around Rider for Northern California and Nevada, Men 55+

David Thornton takes 2nd in the Presque Isle TT Final and 2nd overall in the series

Jim Good gets to the front of the field at the Folsom Criterium

John Anner takes 5th in the Henleyville Road Race, Men Cat 4/5, his first ever

Wendy Stredwick takes 3rd at Rad Racing GP of Cyclocross, Cat 4 women

Randy Opp takes 2nd at Rad Racing GP of Cyclocross, Masters Men 35+ Cat 4

Travis Monroe wins Rad Racing GP of Cyclocross, Junior Men 15/16

Gabe Varela wins Rad Racing GP of Cyclocross, Cat 3 Men

Mike Gaertner takes 2nd at Rad Racing GP of Cyclocross, Masters Men 35+ 1/2

Travis Monroe wins Starcrossed, Men Cat 4

John Wilson wins both days of the Hood River Double Cross, Men 50+

Sue Butler wins the Rad Racing GP, Elite Women

Kari Studley takes 3rd at the Rad Racing GP, Elite Women

Ray Anderson sets a PR on the Mt Ashland Hill Climb

Erika Krumpelman wins StarCrossed CX, Master Women

Sue Butler takes 2nd at StarCrossed CX, Elite Women

Kari Studley takes 5th at StarCrossed CX, Elite Women

Alissa Maglaty takes 3rd overall at the San Jose Hellyer Velodrome International Style Omnium, Women

John Wilson wins the Psycho Cross Pseries #1, Men 50+ (beating all the Master B35+ & Clydesdales as well)

Sue Butler wins the Pain on the Peak Cyclocross, Women A

Bill Shattuck takes 3rd in Stage 3 of the Green Mountain Stage Race, Men Cat 3

Joe Meyers-Fuchs wins the Tour of Basking Ridge, Men Cat 5

John Wilson wins the Cross Over Stage Race, Men 50+

Trevor O’Neal takes 2nd at the Thrilla Cross Series Race, Men B

Alissa Maglaty earns her Cat 3 upgrade on the track

Bill Shattuck takes 1st at the Palmer Cyclocross, Men 35+

Joe Meyers-Fuchs takes 2nd at the New Jersey State Criterium Championships, Men Cat 5

Ron Hill wins McCall XTERRA and sets a PR, Men 65+

Rob Shultz is the top ranked Cat 4 Criterium racer in Kansas as of August 2009

Kari Studley wins the White River Revival, Open Women

Carl Arriola takes 3rd at the Allan Butler Memorial Twilight Criterium, Men 35+

Gabe Varela places 4th at Cascade Classic TT, men Cat 2

Mike Gaertner sets course record for SISNA Mountain Bike Series, Single Speed

Jenni Gaertner sets course record for SISNA Mountain Bike Series, Women

Travis Monroe places 3rd GC in the Tour of Idaho BYRDS Junior Stage Race, Boys 15-16

Alissa Maglaty wins the points race and the overall at  the Tuesday Night Women’s Racing at the Hellyer Velodrome, Cat B

Trevor O’Neal wins the PIR Short Track #6, Men Cat 2

Ray Anderson wins the Oregon Up Hill Championship (OUCH), Men 55-59, and sets a new PR on the climb

Tim Butler takes 2nd at the Oregon Up Hill Championship (OUCH(, Men 40-44

Erika Krumpelman sets a new course mark for women in the SISNA Mtountain Bike Series

Gabe Varela wins the Idaho State Criterium Championship, Men Cat 1/2

Coach Jenni Gaertner wins the Idaho State Criterium Championship, Women 1/2/3

Coach Jeanie Bihlmaier takes 2nd in the Pursuit and Madison at the Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge

Sue Butler wins the Mt Tabor Series #6 and the Series Overall, Women 1/2/3

Sue Butler wins the PIR Short Track #4, Women Pro/1

Erika Krumpelman takes 3rd at the Cascade Cream Puff 100 mile MTB race, Women 35-49

Colby Wait-Molyneux takes first at the High Desert Omnium Time Trial and Criterium, Junior Men 13-15

Evan Evans and teammates take 2nd in the California State Masters Championship Team Pursuit, Women 30+

Evan Evans takes 4th in the California State Masters Championships 500 Meter TT, Women 45-49

Tim Butler and teammate take 3rd at the BC Bike Race, Veterans 80+

Coach Melissa Sanborn wins the Mt Tabor Series #4, Women 1/2/3

Colby Wait-Molyneux takes 1st at the Salem Fairview Circuit Race and 2nd at the Swan Island Criterium, Junior Men 14-18

Robert Shultz takes 3rd at the Breakthrough Tour of KC Power and Light District Crit, Men Cat 4

Renee Compton wins the Washington State Masters Criterium Championship and takes 3rd at the State Masters Road Race Championship, Women B

Diana Dosmann takes silver medal at Washington State Masters Road Race Championship, Women B

Patricia Dowd wins stages 1 and 3, takes 3rd in stages 2 and 4, and takes 2nd overall at the Elkhorn Stage Race, Women Cat 4

Trevor O’Neal wins the final stage and takes 3rd in the first stage for 5th place overall at the Elkhorn Stage Race, Men Cat 4/5

Sue Butler wins the Portland STXC Series #1, Women Pro/Cat 1

Tim Butler takes 2nd at the Portland STXC Series #1, Singlespeed

John Wilson takes 3rd at the Test of Endurance 50 Mile MTB, Men Cat 1 45+

Tim Butler takes 3rd at the Test of Endurance 50 Mile MTB, Men Cat 1 35+

Coach Jenni Gaertner wins the Gold Rush Criterium Stage at the Elkhorn Stage Race, Women Pro/1/2

Tim Butler takes 3rd at the Mt Tabor Series #2 Race, Master  Men

Erika Krumpelman takes 3rd in the Winthrop Road Race, Women 1/2/3

John Wilson takes 3rd at the Oregon State Short Track Championship, Men Cat 1 45+

Carl Arriola takes 2nd in the Idaho State Road Race Championship, Men Master B

Alissa Maglaty wins the points race and the overall at the Hellyer Tuesday Night Women’s Omnium

Sue Butler wins the Mt Tabor Series Race #1, Women 1/2/3/

Erika Krumpelman wins the Two Wheel Transit MTB Wednesday Night Series Race, Women, Two Laps

Gene Harding rides the fastest bike leg of the Camels Back Duathlon and takes the the overall Male Long Team Division

Sue Butler wins Stage 3 of the Mt Hood Cycling Classic, Women Cat 1/2/3

Erika Krumpelman takes 2nd at the Adventure Sports Week Mad Dash, Women 4 Hour Solo

Christine Slater wins SRP Tuesday Night Circuit race to clinch series one title, Women’s pack

Coach Jenni Gaertner wins the Wenatchee Omnium Stage Race, Women 1/2

Keaton Crook wins the Corsa Brutale Tuesday Night Twilight Race, Men A

Alissa Maglaty wins the Miss and Out and takes 3rd overall at the “Get Ready for Summer Omnium,” Women 3/4

John Wilson wins the Silverton Road Race, Men 50+

Tim Butler wins solo at the Silverton Road Race, Men 35+

Sue Butler wins the Silverton Road Race, Cat 1/2/3 Women

Bill Shattuck takes 3rd at the Sterling Road Race, Men 35+

John Wilson wins the Ice Breaker Criterium, Men 50+

Sue Butler wins the Cascade Chain Breaker MTB, Women Pro

Tim Butler takes 2nd in the Cascade Chain Breaker MTB, Men Cat 1 35-44

Tim Butler wins the OBRA State Championship MTB XC, Cat 1 Men, 35-44

Gene Harding takes 3rd in Stages 2 & 3 and 3rd overall at the Georges Cycles BODE Time Trial Stage Race, Men 35-45

Mac Carey takes 3rd at the Wente Road Race and Criterium, Men Cat 1/2/3 55+

Trevor O’Neal takes 2nd at the OBRA State Championship MTB XC, Men Cat 2

Kari Studley takes 2nd at the Longbranch Road Race, Women 1/2

Sue Butler takes 2nd at the OBRA State Championship MTB XC, Pro Women

Michael Parker wins a prime at the Wente Criterium, Men 35+ Cat 4

John Zunino takes 2nd place at Wente Vinyards Road Race, Men 55+ Cat 4

Alissa Maglaty takes 3rd at the Wente Classic Criterium, Women Cat 4

Coach Ron Castia wins the KOM at the Wente Road Race, Men 35+ Cat 1/2/3

Trevor O’Neal wins the PIR Tuesday Nighter April 28 race, Men Cat 4/5

John Wilson wins the Bear Springs Trap Cat 2, Men 45-54

Tim Butler takes 1st in the Cat 1 and 3rd overall in the Bear Springs Trap MTB Short Track

Sue Butler wins the Bear Springs Trap Short Track and Cross Country, Pro Women

Bernard Cobb takes 1st at the Pivotal Fitness Race Weekend I’on Village Smackdown, Cat 4/5 Men

Trevor O’Neal takes 2nd at the Hood River Criterium, Cat 4/5 Men

Tim Butler takes 2nd at the Eugene Roubaix, Master Men 40+

John Wilson wins the Horning’s Hustle MTB race, Cat 2 men 45-54

Kerry Studley takes 2nd at the Sage Brush Safari, Kenda Cup West, Cat 1 Women

Jim Norman wins stage 3 of the Cherry Blossom Stage Race, Men Cat 3, and upgrades to Cat 2 Men

April Hamlin takes 3rd place overall at the Madera Stage race, Women Cat 3

Anne-Marie Alderson breaks 3 hours in the “Just a Short Run” 30k running race

Coach Jenni Gaertner places 3rd in Mason Lake race #2, 2nd in Mason Lake #3, Women 1/2

Linda Bennett wins Lewiston Sprint Duathlon, Women 50-54

Mike Gaertner takes overall at Lewiston Sprint Duathlon

Christine Slater wins Lewiston Sprint Duathlon, Women 45-49

Wendy Stredwick and teammate take 3rd place Open Team at Lewiston Sprint Duathlon

Gabe Varela and 14-year-old little brother Jake win Lewiston Sprint Duathlon, Open Team

Mac Carey takes 1st at the Menlo Park GP and 2nd at the Pine Flat RR, Master Men 55+

Mike Gaertner takes 2nd at the Leprechaun Scurry 5k

Coach Ron Castia takes 2nd place at the Berkerley Hills Team Time Trial, Tandem Division

Susie Schultz takes 3rd at Devil’s Revenge Off-Road Duathlon, Women 40-49

Beate Heckner and the Early Bird Women’s Development team take their first podium at the Menlo Park Grand Prix, Women Cat 4

Scott Cole takes 3rd at the Earl Bird RR and the Merco RR, Master 35+ Men 1/2/3

David Puglia upgrades to Cat 3 on the road and Cat 2 on the MTB

Scott Garrison loses 13 pounds in five weeks

Sue Butler takes 3rd at the Banana Belt Series #3, Women 1/2/3

Ivan Anderholm is selected to the GT Dirt Coalition Team

Tim Butler takes 2nd and 3rd at the Banana Belt Series #1 and #3, respectively, Men 40+

Jim Norman takes 3rd at the Sublime Sublimity Circuit Race, Cat 3 Men

Cara Bussell takes 1st place at the Cherry Pie Road Race, Cat 4 Women

Colby Wait-Molyneux takes 1st place at the Cherry Pie Road Race, Junior Men 13-15

Georgann Shinn takes 1st place at the Cherry Pie Road Race, Master Women 40+

Joshua Barton cuts 45 minutes from his time at the 35K Vassaloppet XC Ski Race and takes 4th place, Men 35-39

Coach Ron Castia takes 3rd at Stage 2 of the Valley of the Sun Stage Race, Master 40+ Men

2008

Coach Jenni Gaertner starts the Riverstone Women’s Racing Team in Idaho, attracting 35 racers and 17 more rider members at its kick-off meeting!

Tim Butler wins the 2008 Cross Crusade Series Overall and takes 2nd in the final race, Master Men A

Mac Carey upgrades to Cat 3 on points

Wendel Woodford takes 2nd at SoCal Cross #3, Cat 4

Kumar Shanmugam completes 5-hour rides despite a history of heart attacks, increasing his speed over 5-hours by 3 mph through training and a bike fit, and can now climb all day at 134 bpm heart rate versus being unable to climb below 172 a few months ago.

Joe Miller wins the 2008 NorCal Cup MTB Series Single Speed, Men Sport and takes second at the Lagrange MTB Race, Men Sport Single Speed, now upgrading to Expert MTB

Joe Miller takes 1st at the Sacramento Series CX #3, Master B 35+

Robert Schultz takes 3rd at the  Kansas State CX Championship, Masters 30+

Sue Butler wins the Cross Crusade #7, Women A

Tim Butler wins Cross Crusade #7, Master Men A

Chance Raver takes 2nd  at the Inland Northwest CX Series #1, and 3rd at race #2, Junior Men

Ryan Gaertner takes 4th Inland Northwest Cyclocross Series #2, Junior Men

Erika Krumpelman takes 2nd at Rolling Thunder CX, Women 1/2/3/4, and 2nd at Inland Northwest CX #2, Women A

Coach Jenni Gaertner wins Inland Northwest CX #1 and #2, Women A

Wendy Stredwick takes 4th at the Inland Northwest Cyclocross Series #1and 2nd at race #2, Women B

Travis Monroe takes 4th at the Inland Northwest CX #1 and 2nd in race #2, Men B (at age 14!)

Mike Gaertner takes 3rdin the Inland Northwest CX #1 and 2nd in race #2, Men A

Randy Opp takes 5th in the Inland Northwest CX #1 – his first CX race – and 6th in race #2 (with a mechanical!) Men B’s

Kari Studley takes 3rd at Fort Steilacoom SCX #4, Women 1/2

Joey Howard wins the Oregon State MTB Hillclimb Championship, Expert Men

Gale Beatty wins the PG-13 Draper TT and takes 2nd at the Oklahoma State TT Championship, Cat 5

Meredith Obendorfer wins the Central Coast CX #1, Women’s C

Don Huston takes 3rd at the Senior Games Road Race, Men 60-69

Doug Pielet takes 2nd at the South Carolina State TT Championship, Men 40-44

Wendel Woodford takes off 20 lbs in three months

Erika Krumpelman wins Methow Valley MTB, Expert Women

Tim Butler wins Cross Crusade #1, Master Men A

Sue Butler wins Cross Crusade #1, Women A

Gene Harding and teammates win the Hidden Springs Duathlon

Nic Navarro takes 2nd at the Central Coast CX #1 and #2, Men’s C

Coach NItish Nag takes 4th at the Western Collegiate XC, Men’s A

Kari Studley takes 3rd at Evergreen CX, Women A

Coach Rich Cramer wins the Battle at Barlow, Men’s A 35+

Kari Studley wins Copper Cross, Women A

Jeff Standish takes 2nd at Kruger’s Kermesse and Pain on the Peak, Master Men A

Kathleen Boyle takes 3rd at the LARPD Cyclocross #1, Women C’s

Coach Taitt Sato takes 2nd in the Pursuit at US Masters Nationals, Women 35-39

Jeff Standish takes 2nd in the OBRA Championship Points Race, Men 40+

Tim Butler takes 1st in the Brian Head NMBS Short Track and Super D, Expert Men 40+

Sue Butler takes 2nd overall in the NMBS Super D and 3rd in the Brian Head NMBS Super D, Elite Women

Ray Anderson wins the OBRA Hillclimb Championship, Men 55-59

Kari Studley takes 2nd at the Indie Series MTB White Water Revival, open women

Coach Jenni Gaertner and teammates win the Coeur d’Alene Triathlon, Women’s 99&Under Team Division

Tim Butler takes 3rd overall in the PIR Short Track Series, Single Speed

Gene Harding finishes 2nd and Carl Arriola finishes 3rd in the FCA Endurance Crit Series

Colby Wait-Molyneux wins the Vancouver Courthouse Criterium,  Junior Men 13-14

Meredith Obendorfer on the top step of the podium at the CCCX#1, Women’s C

Carl Arriola hits a PR in the 1/2 Bogus Hill Climb

Tim Butler takes 2nd at the PIR Short Track #2, Single Speed

Mark Rajotte wins the Tuesday Night PIR, Cat 3/4 Men and earns his Cat 3 upgrade

Gene Harding takes 2nd at Boise Wednesday Niter Criterium, B’s

Bonnie Hildebrand reaches her goal destination of Charles City, Iowa in 29 days and 2000+ miles from Portland, Oregon

Jim Norman takes 2nd at the Salem Fairview Criterium, Cat 3 Men

Sue Butler wins Pickett’s Charge MTB, Pro/Expert Women

Colby Wait-Molyneux wins the OBRA Road Race Championship, Junior Men 13-14

Tim Butler wins the Test of Endurance MTB, Expert Men, all ages

Scott Goodrich wins Tuesday Night PIR, Men Cat 3/4

Heather Gundersen takes 2nd at the Silverton RR, Cat 4 Women

Colby Wail-Molyneux takes 3rd at the OBRA Team Time Trial, Junior Men

Heather Gundersen wins Mt Tabor #2, Cat 4 Women

Tim Butler wins the Falls City Firecracker MTB Cross Country, Expert Men overall

Sue Butler wins Falls City Firecracker MTB Cross Country, Pro Women

Casey McDonald takes 2nd at the Bear Springs Trap XC, Men’s Sport

Tom Butler takes 1st in the Lake Sunapee Road Race, Master Men 45+

Wes Stephens takes 8th overall at the Mt Hood Cycling Classic, Master Men 45+

Tim Butler takes 5th in the Wy’East stage of the Mt Hood Cycling Classic, Master Men 35+

Tim Butler takes 2nd in the Chainbreaker MTB Expert Men, all ages

Bill Shattuck takes 3rd at the Blue Hills Circuit Race, Master Men 35+

Rob Shultz wins his local Tuesday Nighter solo, Men’s B

Sue Butler and Coach Emily Van Meter take 1st & 2nd at the Chainbreaker MTB

Linda Bennett beats her PR by nearly 3 minutes at the  Spring Dash, placing 6th in the Women’s 45-54

Coach Kathleen McCormick wins the Wente Brute Road Race, Women 35+ Cat 4

Joan Case takes 3rd place at the Cantua Creek Road Race, Women 4 and takes 3rd place at the Berkeley TTT, Women 80+

Junior racer Michael Pincus wins the Rocky Mount Stage Race, Cat 4 Men

Coach Jenni Gaertner takes 4th in GC at the Walla Walla Stage Race, Women 1/2/3

Colby Wait-Molyneux wins the Jack Frost Time Trial, Jr. 13-14

Wes Stephens takes 2nd place at Kings Valley Road Race, Master Men 40+

Linda Bennett wins the Tri-State Outfitters Spring Duathlon, Women 45-49

Ryan Fowler wins the Boggs 8 Hour MTB Race, Single Speed Expert Men

Rich Sherwood takes 3rd place overall at the Frozen Flatlands Omnium, Master Men B 40+

Chris Tauscher takes 4th place at Horning’s Hustle MTB, Sport Men 40+

Casey McDonald takes 5th place at Horning’s Hustle MTB, Sport Men 19-39

Yuri Hauswald takes 2nd place at the Boggs 8 Hour MTB Race, Pro Men

Cat Morrison completes the Rim Ride MTB 100-miler in 13 hours 22 minutes

Karla Kingsley finishes the Redlands Classic, her first ever NRC Stage race in a respectable 57th place out of 99 Elite Women

Marc Cesare takes 1st place in the NYC Spring Bicycle Racing Series #4 and #6, Men 35+

Peter Rouse takes 2nd overall at the Frozen Flatlands Omnium, Master B Men 40+

Mark Hansen takes 5th place at the Boggs 8 Hour MTB Race (his first endurance race), Sport Men

Wes Stephens takes 4th place overall at the Tour of Willamette, Master Men 40+

Richard Juntunen takes 2nd at the Seward Thursday Night Crit, Cat 3 Men

Wes Stephens takes 2nd at the King’s Valley Road Race, Master Men 40+

Jim Norman takes 6th at the King’s Valley Road Race, his second ever Men’s Cat 3 race

Jenni Gaertner wins the Frozen Flatlands Road Race, Women A

Melissa Sanborn wins the Piece of Cake Road Race

Jim Norman takes 4th at Banana Belt #2, Men Cat 4

Mark Rajottte wins the Vanport Kermesse, Master C’s

Coach Brian Forbes is Arizona “Rider of the Year”

Matt Dion is the 2nd ranked Junior Sport MTB racer in CA for 2007, Men 15-16

Logan Loader signs with Priority Health Elite Team

Emily Van Meter and Sue Butler take 2nd at 3rd and Melissa Sanborn takes 5th at the Single Speed Cyclocross World Championship

Casey McDonald wins the Cross Crusade #6, Men C

Wendy Stredwick wins INWCXS #6 – Riverside State Park – Beginner Women

Bonnie Hildebrand enters and finishes her first cyclocross race, Women Beginners

Emily Van Meter wins Cross Crusade #4, Women A – in costume no less!

Holly Mulvaney wins the Arizona State Road Race, Cat 3 Women

Coach Brian Forbes wins the Arizona State Road Race, Cat 1/2 Men

Coach Emily Van Meter takes 2nd at Cross Crusade #2, Horning’s Hideout, Women A

Dough Pilet wins Lowe’s TT, Master Men 40-44

Ray Anderson beats his PR at the Ashland Hill Climb by 8 minutes and takes 3rd in the Master 50+

Chris Taucher wins Hood River CCX, upgrades to Master B’s and takes 2nd place at Battle at Barlow in his very first Master B cyclocross race

Sue Butler wins Battle at Barlow Cyclocross, Women’s A’s

Mike Gaertner takes 3rd at Rad Racing GP, Master Men 123

Coach Jenni Gaertner wins StarCrossed and Rad Racing GP Women’s Cat 3/4

Doug Pielet takes 2nd at the Tour de Paws Road Race

Ray Anderson sets a PR and takes 1st in the Mary’s Peak Hill Climb, Master Men 50+

Marc Curtis takes 5th place in the Silver City Flyer Criterium, Men’s Cat. 5

Cathering Marsal takes 1st at the Ritter Classic in Denmark in the women’s category and 23rd overall in the men’s!

Ray Anderson takes 1st place at the Mt Shasta Hill Climb, 50+

Anne Gray enters her first race, a 20 km time trial, taking 3rd in the Public Masters Category against men!

James Davis ranks #1 in Cat 5 TT’ers in Kansas

David Fultz takes the silver medal at the Oklahoma State Championship Road Race, Men 45+

Bob Miller breaks 1 hr in his first 40 km TT, 45+

Kem Brainard wins Mt Tabor Series, Master Women

Melissa Sanborn wins Mt Tabor Series, Women 123

Sue Butler wins final Mt Tabor race, Women 123

Gene Harding wins a stage and takes 2nd overall at Treasure Valley Stage Race, Master 1/2/3

Sue Butler wins Oakridge Fat Tire Mountain Bike Festival, Pro Women

Gene Harding takes 2nd at Idaho State TT Championships, Cat 3

Brian Zeuli wins Osceola Road Race

Melissa Sanborn and Sue Butler take 1st & 2nd at Mt Tabor Circuit Race #2 & #4

Sarah Miller takes 3rd overall at the Kern County Women’s Stage Race, Cat 4

Coach Melissa Sanborn wins Mt Tabor Twilight Criterium #1, Women 1/2

Scott Jones takes 3rd at Swan Island Criterium

Alexis Colin takes 3rd at Wente Vinyards Criterium, Cat 4

Sarah Miller wins Santa Cruz Criterium, Cat 4

Tom Butler takes 2nd at the Palmer Road Race, Master 45+

Scott Baker takes 4th at El Cajon GP, 40+ 1/2/3

Coach Jenni Gaertner wins Frozen Flatlands Omnium, Women 123

Scott Baker wins and sets a personal best at Fiesta Island TT, Masters 40-49

Tom Butler takes 2nd place at the Palmer Road Race and 6th place in the Jiminy Peak Road Race, Men 45+

Gene Harding upgrades to Cat 3

Joan Case takes 4th place in the criterium and 7th place overall at the Madera Stage Race in the 35+ Women and also takes 4th place in the Sea Otter Circuit Race, Women’s 40+

Shelly Waclco wins in her first MTB race at Sea Otter in the Women’s 30-34 amateur category and takes 2nd overall. Shelly also takes 1st overall at the Napa Valley Dirt Classic, Women Sport 30-34

Alexis Colin places 3rd in the Wente Vineyards Criterium in Northern California, Cat 4 women

Scott Baker takes 5th place at El Cajon GP, Men 40+ 1/2/3

Stephen Davidson takes 3rd in the Richardson Bike Mart Superdrome Friday Night Series Omnium, Men 35+ Cat 4

Shana Sturla takes 1st place at the Sea Otter Circuit Race Masters 30+ Women and also takes 2nd in the Kenwoods Road Race and Gluek Road Race, 1/2/3 Women

Matt Dion takes 1st at the NorCal HS League event at Angels Camp and 3rd at the Firestone Walker XC MTB Race, Junior 15-16

John Mundelius takes 3rd at the Wente Brut Road Race, Master Men 35+ 4/5; 3rd at the Firestone Walker XC MTB Race, Expert Men 40-44; and leads the NORBA National Series in his category/age group

Joel Voelz completes 2007 PBP Brevet Series (200, 300, 400 and 600 Km rides) and qaulifies for 1200 Km Paris-Brest-Paris

Joey Howard wins the OBRA MTB Championship at the Spring Thaw MTB Race, Sport 40-49

David Fultz wins a silver medal in the Oklahoma State Criterium, Master Men 45-49

Jose Morales Zuger takes 2nd in the TT, 2nd in the Circuit Race and takes the podium in 2nd overall in GC at the Vuelta El Salvador Masters Race

Trent Cooper increases his LT heart rate by 10 beats and LT power by 40 watts in six months

Logan Loader wins his first race in Europe, the Grand Prix de Grasse, in the Junior/Espoir Category

Scott Baker wins and sets a personal best at Fiesta Island TT, Masters 40-49

Coach Jeanie Bihlmaier wins Icebreaker Criterium, Women 123

Gene Harding wins Pedro’s 7th Day Criterium, and takes 2nd at Birds of Prey RR, Cat 4-5

Kyle Boudreaux takes 3rd at Rouge Roubaix, Cat 3

Coach Melissa Sanborn wins and Sue Butler takes 3rd at Banana Belt opener, Women’s 123’s

Jennifer Reither takes 4th overall and 2nd in the Road Race Stage of Valley of the Sun Stage Race

Scott Baker takes 3rd in Stage 1 TT of the Valley of the Sun Stage Race, Master Men 40+

Coach Jeanie Bihlmaier named Oregon Best All-Around Rider for 2006

Jim Long wins Surf City Cyclocross, Men’s B’s 35+, on an Xterra Program!

Mac Carvey places 10th in the Mount Diablo Challenge in a time of less than 1 hr, Men 50-59 – After just taking up cycling in February!

Kristina Hargie upgrades to W
omen’s A’s in Oregon Cyclocross

Rob Dadekian takes 2nd at BCA Cyclocross, Men’s 45+

Monty Hill takes 4th in his first ever Cyclocross race at the Cross Crusade, Men’s Beginners

Kristina Hargie takes 2nd at Cross Crusade opener, Women’s B’s

Molly Cameron takes 2nd at Cross Crusade opener, Men’s A

Coach Jeanie Bihlmaier leads the Oregon Best All Around Rider Competition as of Sept 23

Sue Butler and partner win TransRockies Challenge

Keith and Monique Jeneski both beat their personal 1/2 Ironman bests by at least 19 minutes each!

Sean Bolan loses 45 pounds and attains the best shape of his life!

Hanns Detlefsen takes 1st at the Time Trial, Western States Police and Fire, 30-34

Greg Wittner takes 6th at Mills Farm Apple Pie Road Race, Cat 5 (his first race ever!)

Susie Bump completes Davis Double and California Triple Crown (three double centuries in one year)

Mike Innusa takes 6th at the Keith Berger Memorial Criterium, Cat. 5 (his first race ever!)

Kyle Boudreaux wins Rocky Mountain Road Race, Cat 3

Scott Baker wins Hoehn Motors Del Mar Criterium Series #3, Masters 45+

Kendra Wenzel wins Boise Morning After Criterium

Jeanie Bilhmaier wins opening Monday Night PIR, Open Women’s race

Matt Leimbach takes 5th at opening Tuesday Night PIR, Cat 4

Doug Pielet takes second at the Tour of Cashiers (including 10,500 ft of climbing!)

Gianni Ponzi increases VO2 Max by nearly 10% after only five months of training on an Individual level program!

Scott Baker wins Hoehn Motors Del Mar Criterium Series #3, Masters 45+

Jeanie Bilhmaier wins opening Monday Night PIR, Open Women’s race

Matt Leimbach takes 5th at opening Tuesday Night PIR, Cat 4

Doug Pielet takes second at the Tour of Cashiers (including 10,500 ft of climbing!)

Gianni Ponzi increases VO2 Max by nearly 10% after only five months of training on an Individual level program!

Aaron Oakes of the UMASS Cycling Team wins the Expert Cross Country at NORBA Nationals Series Race #7

Marcella Smid upgrades to Cat 2 on points

Barb Weiss wins Athena Division at Coeur ‘d Alene in her first Ironman

Joan Case finishes 129 mile, 15,000 feet of climbing in her first Deathride

Julie McKie and Deb Nasitka complete their first Ironmans at Coeur d’ Alene

Ed Bertany earns bronze medal at Masters Washington State Criterium Championships

Kerry Maxwell and Troy Newton win gold at Western States Police and Fire Games Road Races

Jeannie Bihlmaier wins Monday Night PIR after returning from serious knee injury

Kerry Maxwell – Western States Police and Fire Games, Criterium Silver,
TT Silver, RR Gold, 55-59

Susie Bump and Tiffini Taylor complete Death Ride after hiring Wenzel Coaching to avenge previous attempts

Paul Falvey: Daffodil Run 5k, 3rd M40-50;  Sea Otter Cross Country MTB, 1st Beg 45-49; Decreased lactate by 3mmol at 240 W and heart rate by 13 bpm in one year

Troy Newton-Western States Police and Fire Games, RR & TT Gold, Crit
and Sprints Bronze, Open Category

James Hibbard: Nor Cal/Nevada District Elite Kierin Champion,
Qualified for 2005 Track Nationals

Sarah Bamberger – Athens Twilight Criterium, 8th Women; Berkeley Hills RR, 2nd Women

Aron Bonar – Napa Valley Dirt Classic, 3rd Expert 30-34; Burlingame Criterium, 3rd Elite 4; Upgrade to Cat 3 on points

Scott Cole: Mt Hamilton RR, 1st 30+ 4/5
Upgrade to 3 on points

Marcella Smid: Collegiate National TTT Champion, Women A; Burlingame Criterium, 1st Women 3
Upgraded to Cat 2 on points

Jimmy Blair: Hanford Criterium, 4 primes in Elite 3;
Orosi RR, 2nd Elite 3

Jim Long: Nissan Xterra Midwest Championships, 3rd in M35-39.
Qualified for 2005 Xterra Worlds

Mike Romo completed the California AIDS Ride

Joan Case finished Deathride in her first attempt

Stacy Gordon completed DR as a training ride in the midst of her quest for the California Triple Crown (3 qualifying double centuries in a year)

John Stevens completed the DR for a second straight time.

Martina Patella: wins her first race of the year, the Early Bird 1,2,3 race in Fremont, CA.

Skyler Bishop (age 20): First Pro License, signed with Healthnet

Randy Rocchi (age 36!): First Pro license, signed with Healthnet. Finished US Pro Championship race in Philly, June 2003.

Narda Roushdi: Nor Cal District TT W50+ 1st

Kim Perkins: 1st Woman Pro, 2003 Danburger #4, California 50K InLine Skate Championships

Jonathan Puskas: Qualified for Ironman World Championships

Anne Petrides: beat her target time at Ironman Austria by 20 minutes.

Matt McNamara: Nor Cal District TT, 2nd M30+

Scott Lynch: Nor Cal District TT, Tandem First Place

 

A few testimonials from over the years:

“In January 1979, I had the privilege to be fitted to my bike by Eddy Borysewicz. … I long took solace that I had been in the hands of a true master, and if it ain’t broke, why ‘fix’ it? Thirty-one years later, I still perceived no fit-related issues, but with time, our bodies change, as does the knowledge of cycling physiology. Yes, I can put out plenty of horsepower while staying smooth at 120 RPM, so what is there to improve? I knew Scott Safier to be a smart cookie on a variety of issues, I asked him to have a go at my fit, and I soon had my answer. Scott showed that he is a smart cookie on the issue of fit as well.

While he didn’t make any major changes, there were several minor ones that he did most purposefully. In a few cases, there was some back and forth, but in all cases, he not only told me what he was doing, but he also showed me why he was doing it. I enjoyed a series of small revelations. For example, he observed that when I would go from the hoods to the drops, one part of my hand would always touch the bar before the rest of my hand. No big deal, right? But by making a small adjustment, those two surfaces are much more parallel just before they touch, with the net result that the loading that occurs is much more even, decreasing the likeliness and severity of numbness during the heat of battle. I could bore you with more, but that is pointless as everyone will have their own unique experience when getting fit by someone as talented as Scott.” ~ Mark W

“I found Wenzel in an internet search, and the cross focus and menu of services and pricing  caused me to pursue Wenzel.  Then I was introduced to Joe, who I immediately felt a connection to.  He is my age, understands family and job balance, knows cross and MTB (in fact trains on some of the same areas I have in Wisc).  These things gave me a good feeling about deciding on Joe as my coach.  I started a little late in the season but Joe quickly got me on track to target cross races in Sept-Dec.  His plans fit my schedule, he coached me out of my over training tendencies, he was able to connect my training to the demands of cross.  In fact in the past I would push too hard and get sick, which was not a issue this year for all 5 months including racing, allergies, and 3 changes of seasons.  WOW!  I trusted his assurance to stick with the plan, he had a great balance of encouragement and the realities of training.  He was always very responsive to emails and phone calls … Thank you for a great coaching experience.  A huge thank you to Joe Cieszynski for all his great coaching!! ” ~ John H

“Thank you Earl & Wenzel Coaching! In just 3 months I have gained a ton of energy, confidence, and have lost over 50lbs. I feel lighter, faster, and driven to perform at my best every day. 2010 is going to be exciting year for me knowing I have Wenzel Coaching on my side.” ~ Josh S

“I have had Roger (Rintala) helping me the last two years with Leadville. I can’t say enough about him. So far as I am concerned I know him personally, even though we just correspond over the phone. He is that kind of person. He really cares about you…. May 31st I had a bike wreck and broke my neck. To make a long story short, I told Roger I still wanted to ride at Leadville. I had family that were going go watch me. Roger hung with me, giving me the encouragement and great training advice that got me there. I even was bitten by a dog about three weeks before the race. Had stitches, but I sure didn’t let a dog bite slow me down. Made it to Leadville and had one of the greatest times I have ever had, finished in 11:58:02. I can’t thank Roger enough. He was a great friend and coach all the way.” ~Hal R.

“In April 2007, I attended the women’s cycling clinic in Helena, MT. I had never raced a road bike, loved to ride, but didn’t know squat about racing. Here we are, June 2009. I just completed the Elkhorn Classic. Finished 1st in Stage 1 RR, 3rd in Stage 2 TT, 1st in Stage 3 Crit, 3rd in Stage 3 RR, 2nd in GC in the women’s Cat 4 field. If you would have told me in April 2007 that I would be racing, and winning, a 72 mile RR, I would have thought you were crazy. If you would have told me I would be racing in the front third of a peleton of 80 women in a criterium, I probably would have gotten nauseous just thinking about it. But here I am. THANK YOU!!!! for giving me the opportunity to TRY bike racing in Helena in April 2007. THANK YOU for giving me the skills to do that first race. MC, and Wenzel Coaching, thank you for giving me a training program that works and pushes me. I will now be racing in the women’s Category 3 field. Now the work begins.” With gratitude, Patricia Dowd

“Under David’s coaching and the Wenzel methodology, in the 1st half of the 09 season I’ve been able to; win 1 race, score 3 top 5 finishes as well as a 4th place in an Omnium. Thank you David & WenzelCoaching, I couldn’t have done it without your guidance.”  ~ Bernard Cobb

“Just want to compliment Taitt and Laurel. Holy Cow!!! It was so awesome. I cannot recommend this clinic enough!! I learned so much valubale information- Priceless! I am proud to say I have a Wenzel coach from the great example these two women have demonstrated. Lee has been wonderful, too.” Thanks Again, April Hamlin

“Just a short note to thank you for the training program you’ve put together for me. I think it’s what I’ve been looking for and needed for a long time. April marked the fourth anniversary of my getting bike on a bicycle. During that time, never before today have I ever ridden for three hours and not finished with legs wobbly with lactic acid – until today when I did the Push Basic drill for the first time. I think it’s the combination of targets (power, HR, cadence) you give me that are responsible for this trick. I’ve read lots about how you’re supposed to train and feel, but this is the first time it’s ever happened.” ~James Good

“I placed 3rd in the 50+ but in a time of 1:46:42 – about 12 minutes faster than last year and beating my PR from July by over 8 minutes. … In any case it’s a great result and a great way to end the season. … Let’s talk soon about next season!” ~Ray Anderson

“Knee pain is gone. Good job. Thanks.” ~ Chris Baker

“Thank you … for your support and encouragement for a great training program leading up to the Wildflower. I was thrilled to have reached my goal of finishing around 3 hours and some seconds 13/88 in my age group. I am super excited to reach my next goal of getting stronger on the bike. I know it will take some hours and pain, but I am ready!!  Thank you.” Kim Helgans

“I have read every book on training and they are great as far as it goes, but they are not specific enough to apply to individual training. With James, it’s like he’s there with you helping you achieve your training goals. I’m 54 years old and this is the best damned thing that’s ever happened to me. I’m already getting better and this is the most fun I’ve been allowed to have since I was a kid. I’m lovin’ it.” ~Mendell Patton

“Catherine is an awesome coach. I never knew I could become so fit so quickly. Last weekend, I rode a rider off my wheel in endurance zone. That felt great! Hills are also much easier and I suffer less on long rides. Getting a good coach is a much better investment than fancy bike parts.” Ben Skrainka”

“This program is AWESOME!!! Thanks to Wenzel & my coach, Julie Hudetz, I accomplished all of my goals for the 2006 season (made it to cat 2) and I can’t wait for 2007. This past racing season is an experience I wouldn’t trade for anything. I know most of the good results would not have been possible without the training program and Julie’s guidance and positive encouragement since I began training last fall.” ~Patria Lanfranchi

“Here are some my dramatic and measurable successes (at least to me): 1. Couldn’t climb short hill out of the saddle for 8 pedal strokes before HR went to 152BPM before training. Now can climb same hill for 17 mins out of the saddle with HR below 134BPM
2. Couldn’t climb Mt. Hamilton with HR below 172BPM, now can spin/push up (70rpm) Mt Hamilton with HR below 134BPM
3. Improved avg pace for 5 hour ride from 12mph to 15mph due to bike fit and low level HR training (bike ~1.5mph)
4. Cycle without any joint pain or numbness
…I think the key is 5 months of low HR training and strength training can change climbing efficiency and speed for someone like me. Who knows where 1 year will take me. Thanks”  ~ Kumar (survivor of four heart attacks)

“I can honestly say that before having a training schedule, my “training” consisted of riding haphazardly and consequently over-training. Being on your program  has allowed me to train effectively and most important, manage my time. I feel calmer, more focused, and have a solid training plan for life!” – Donna Anderson, Cyclocross, road and duathlon athlete

“Thanks again for the openness in communicating.  I’ve been very happy with your tactical and mental coaching.  You definitely have an edge on other coaches with this.  To me this is what sets you apart and makes we want to stay working with you.  I think a lot of coaches can make riders stronger physically but I think the Pro races will be won on tactics and mental strength.  After this weekend, I can clearly answer my own question from the beginning of the year “Was I tough enough”.  “Hell No!!!”  But after training on your program, I’m a whole lot tougher and it feels great! (And I know there’s more toughness to be built and I look forward to it.)”  — Starr Faulk
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“The big difference in my last few races has been conserving energy so that I am fresh enough to go with any move on the last 2 laps, which is the secret to being in position for the final sprint. I also believe that strictly following your training plan is making a big difference too. “ — Chris Hanke, on improving from 14th, to 8th, to 7th to 4th in his most recent races
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“I just wanted to say that I think your training program ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!  It really fits my lifestyle and it works well with my mental approach to training.  It basically KICKS ASS!” – Crystal Yap
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“OMIGOD!!!  I raced both B and A races last night…  I was at the front in the B race, basically taking it easy!!!!!  Then, not only did I stay in the A race, I attacked SUPER hard twice!! and was able to get back in and stay there…the slowest I went was on the last lap when I saw 26 mph…after I had backed off a bit…  I looked down 4 times during the race and saw 28, 30, 31, and 29…so I know we were cooking along…DANG!!!!  That’s the best I have ever raced.” – Laurel Green
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 ” I feel like I’m leaving family by not racing anymore and ending my time with Wenzel Coaching.  It is strange and cool at the same time to feel such a strong connection with people that I have never met face to face.  Your staff (John and Liza) made me feel like a pro racer during my.. season.   I cannot say enough about what John did for me.  He was much more than a coach when my mother passed away…..he was a true friend…The whole experience has had a great impact on not only my racing .. but my life as a whole.  So with that said I want to thank you for having such awesome people in your organization and a very effective program available to the everyday, 9 to 5 working cyclist like myself that enabled me to tie for the Arizona State Championship XC points race as well as deal with the personal tragedy of losing a loved one to cancer. The lessons learned about myself, the world I live in, and how I can change my personal reality to achieve victory on the XC course and in life has been well worth the time, money, sweat, blood and tears.  Thank you for the life changing experience…….I will never forget it!!!
Sincerely, ”
Phil Nesmith