NICA Race #1: Minooka Mania Recap

The Sun Prairie Composite Team was in full force at Minooka Park on Sunday. The entire team showed up for the first of five races throughout the state. We have added a few new faces to the team this year which is always great.

This is a different atmosphere than most are use too, so getting settled in and figuring out a pre-race ritual is always tough for the athletes and coaches alike. It can be a little overwhelming for some to see all the kids that they will be participating against. They will soon realize that they are part of something special and will settle down.

Our team did great. Special shout out to Trevor who competed in his first ever XC mtb race. He accomplished one of his goals! Now to build on that. We had a few podium places and those were Corbin Hodgeman: 4th place Freshman, Max Bailey: 3rd place Middle School and Matt Rodenkirch: 1st place JV.

Yesterdays race saw over 300+ boys and girls racing. There were 56 boys in the Middle School Division alone, WOW! Give it a year or two and this sport will be huge. Also, 45 boys in the Freshman category. 25+ Teams from around the state.

Next race is in Hayward, See you all there!


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