Kaden Harrah and Joey Ullian take a break for a photo in the parking lot of last weekend’s race, where they both earned top-10 finishes. (Athena Knight/Contributed)
Valencia Elementary School students Joey Ullian and Kaden Harrah placed in the top 10 of their respective divisions in the 37th annual CMC Golden State Nationals, a 408MX dirt bike competition, in San Jose on Sunday.
Ullian, 8, placed third in the 65 division, and Harrah, 10, placed sixth in the 85 division.
“These boys have been training for about six months with Tucker Swanson and have competed in about three races,” Athena Knight wrote to the Sentinel. “Both boys love to dirt bike and have dreams of going pro.”
The event was postponed from Jan. 6 due to weather.
Results included in this report are from Knight. Official results are not available.
Santa Cruz teen Tobin Ortenblad [California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized] was selected this week to represent the USA at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Louisville, Ky., on Feb. 2-3.
Ortenblad, who trained and competed in the European circuit in late December for the second year in a row, was the sole competitor from Santa Cruz County selected to any of the USA teams. He will compete on the Under-23 men’s division.
Also on the 23U team:
Zach McDonald (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Team Rapha-FOCUS)
Andrew Dillman (Fairdale, Ky./Bob’s Red Mill Cyclocross)
Skyler Trujillo (Fort Collins, Colo./Boo-Enve)
Joshua Johnson (Fort Wayne, Ind./Indianapolis Cycling Club)
This is the first time all the World Championship events will be held in the states.
For full rosters, visit USACycling.com.