By James Nebrig
The TCP Mountain Bike Team had a strong turnout for their third race with the high school NICA league down in Sierra Vista. The race took place within Fort Huachuca, the country’s oldest army base.
341 racers competed in the dry desert sands in a very technical course as they represented their schools in fighting for the top spots in four divisions. The racers representing TCP were seniors Eric Anderson and Kate DuBroy, juniors Toby Merz, Kim Zamora, and Clayton Evans, sophomores Kevin Anderson and Ethan Krafft, and freshman James Nebrig.
Our sophomores led the way again with Ethan Krafft on the podium in 3rd place, while Kevin Anderson and Eric Anderson both placed in the top 10. Ethan’s sister, Ellie Krafft, placed 4th in the middle school 6th grade girls race. TCP looks forward to Ellie joining the Tri-City team in a few more years.
This was the third race of the season, with the next race being held at the McDowell State Park, AZ on October 23rd. After the McDowell race, one more race will be held this season at the White Tank Mountain Regional Park in Phoenix. All students, parents, and the general public are always welcome to join in the excitement of the Arizona NICA race series.
The TCP Mountain Biking team would like to thank their generous sponsors, without whom they would be unable to compete. This year’s sponsors are: High Gear Bike Shop, Patterson Orthodontics, Horizon Dental, Watters Garden Center, Yavapai Pediatrics, Better Deal Printing, Prescott Import Car Service, and Premier Eye Center.