Archives for the day of: December 20, 2012

Santa Cruz surfers Nic H’dez and Sam Coffey each scored two wins in the National Scholastic Surfing Association’s Northwest Conference doubleheader at Steamer Lane and Pleasure Point over the weekend.

H’dez, 16, won the men’s division of the second conference event of the season on Saturday at Pleasure Point, with fellow Santa Cruzan Wyatt Barabee coming in second and Pacifica’s Kadin Panesi coming in third. And H’dez won the men’s division of the third conference event of the season Sunday at the Lane. In that contest, Panesi took second and Brogie Panesi, also of Pacifica, took third.

Coffey won the boys divisions both days, edging runner-up Zane Booth, of Santa Barbara, and third-place finisher Burkley Eggers, of El Granada. Sunday, Coffey earned his second win, with Eggers again taking second place, and Soquel’s Sean Winterburn taking third.

In other divisions the first day, Huntington Beach’s Kirk Weissinger of Huntington Beach won the open juniors and Erik Weissinger, also of Huntington Beach, took the win in the open mini groms.

Due to extreme tidal conditions, women’s, girls and longboard competitions were postponed.

In other divisions the second day, Santa Cruz’s Ben Coffey won the open juniors, Santa Cruz’s AJ Menna won the open mini groms, Santa Cruz’s Ashley Held won the open women’s and Santa Cruz’s Autumn hays won the girls.

Results included in this report are from the NSSA website.

The next conference event is scheduled for March 16 at the Hook.

It has not been a good week for Watsonville cyclist Andy Jacques-Maynes. Four days after being hit and run by a car during a training ride, Jacques-Maynes was dropped by his team, 5-Hour Energy/Kenda, for the 2013 season — without so much as a phone call, according to his Twitter feed.

Jacques-Maynes’ name was left off the 5-Hour Energy/Kenda roster for 2013 as USA Cycling announced 15 road racing teams for the year and their rosters. According to, the 5-Hour Energy/Kenda team and the Competitive Cyclist team have merged, which led to downsizing.

“That’s how you find out, sometimes,” Jacques-Maynes tweeted, following with, “Seems that cycling owes me nothing, after I’ve given cycling everything I have. Unrequited love.”

On Sunday, Jacques-Maynes, a UC Santa Cruz alum, suffered non-displaced fractures of the scapula and clavicle when he was hit and run during a training ride, according to his brother Ben Jacques-Maynes’ Twitter feed. Andy Jacques-Maynes  was riding on Holohan Road near Highway 152 in Watsonville when he was hit by what he thinks was a 2004 or 2005 Chevy Impala SS at about 10:25 a.m. Sunday, according to his Twitter feed, where he has put the call out for his followers to be on the lookout for the vehicle.

Andy Jacques-Maynes will wear a sling for the next six weeks. His plans after that are unknown.

Ben Jacques-Maynes, also a professional cyclist, will compete for Jamis Hagens Berman in 2013. 

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