By James Nebrig
The TCP Mountain Bike Team had an interesting race down in Phoenix for their fourth NICA race. Almost all of the team attended to battle the crushing heat and dry sands. In the words of one of the racers, “the only thing not wilting was the cacti!”
330 racers competed in the dry desert sands on a very fun course as they represented their schools in fighting for the top spots in four divisions. The racers representing TCP were seniors Eric Anderson and Tyler Kuckuck, juniors Toby Merz, Kim Zamora, Clayton Evans and Max Baker, sophomores Kevin Anderson and Ethan Krafft, and freshmen James Nebrig and Payton Kuckuck.
Our sophomores led the way with the seniors fighting right behind them. Sophomore Ethan Krafft maintained his season average of 6th place, Kevin Anderson took 7th, and senior Eric Anderson claimed 10th. Ethan’s sister, Ellie Krafft, placed 3rd in the middle school 6th grade girls’ race.
This was the fourth race of the season, with the next race being held at White Tank Mountain Regional Park, AZ on November 6th. This will be the last race of the season. 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 include: High Gear Bike Shop, Patterson Orthodontics, Horizon Dental, Watters Garden Center, Yavapai Pediatrics, Better Deal Printing, Prescott Import Car Service, and Premier Eye Center.