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Western State mountain bike team wins 2017 national title

Seals the deal after years of close calls

Compliments of WSCU

The Western State Colorado University Mountain Bike Team, a part of the Western Mountain Sports Program, won the Varsity DII national title at the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships in Missoula, Mont. on Sunday, October 22.

Western fielded 13 athletes to compete across five disciplines: cross-county, short track, downhill, dual slalom and the team relay. Western accumulated 399 points over the course of the three-day event, beating the 2016 defending DII champion, Warren Wilson College, and 2015 DII Champion, King University. Western has been runner-up in three of the past four years.

Around 30 student-cyclists race for Western in the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference (RMCCC) each fall, with top riders qualifying to race at nationals each October. The team plans to defend their title once again in Missoula at the 2018 national event.

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