Volunteers needed for cycling nationals


Volunteers needed for nationals

The USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships and para national championships are coming to Grand Junction for four days of racing from April 27-30.

The event features four different events from time trials to road racing and criteriums.

Volunteers are still needed for the event and organizers say up to 250 volunteers are needed to help make the races go smoothly. In past years, for the annual Maverick Classic, 125 volunteers were needed to help with the event that is much smaller than the nationals.

There will also be kickoff banquet for athletes and the public on Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m. The banquet will be held at the Colorado Mesa University Meyer Ballroom. Tickets are available for $25 and $200 for a table of eight.

Former Olympian and U.S. Postal Service team rider Scott Mercier will be the keynote speaker.

For information on volunteering for the nationals and the banquet, contact the Grand Junction Sports Commission at 970-248-1469 or http://www.coloradomesa.edu/wp/sportscommission.



KidzPlex bronze team wins opener


The KidzPlex Gymnastics bronze team claimed the title in the season opener last weekend at Colorado West Gymnastics.

Reef Clement won the Junior B all-around title with the top score in the session, 38.4, with Bailey Dick third (37.4).

In the Child division, Emily Gray won the all-around title with a score of 37.05, Reese Blackburn was second (36.8) and Malloey Slevers third (36.1). Raelynn Monson was third in the Senior division (36.45) and Shayla Matheny fourth (36.1).

The silver and gold teams placed second, with Emanline Ealey taking third in the Junior division for the silver team (36.9), Eden Anderson fourth (36.75) and Ashlyn Lee fifth (36.45). In the Senior division, Tori Keever was third (37.35) and Mikayla Grieger fifth (36.8). For the gold team, McKenzie Parks was third all-around in the Junior division (36.05) and Arianna Bernhard was third in the Senior division (35.25), with Kenzie Muller fourth (35.0).


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