XTERRA Richmond XVI

By XTERRA
May. 30, 2014

XTERRA has been racing in Richmond since 1999, and the city has firmly established itself as the sports’ finest urban adventure with a hip city culture that compliments ripping trails and the unpredictable James River.

This year’s 16th annual XTERRA East Championship will be unlike any before as it will double as the USA Triathlon Off-Road National Championship race.  That means amateur racers who win their division will be crowned a USAT Off-Road National Champ and an XTERRA East Champion all while earning qualifying spots to both the 2014 XTERRA World Championship AND the 2015 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship.

Needless to say June 15th will be a big day for those in pursuit of off-road excellence.

This year’s race, the third of five stops in the XTERRA U.S. Pro Series, has also attracted a stellar elite field to the River City with big names like Conrad “the Caveman” Stoltz, Josiah “Beast Mode” Middaugh, and Dan “The Man” Hugo.  All three have won in Richmond before and each is hungry as ever to claim the crown once more.

As the hype begins to build on 2014 we dig into our archives of quotes from Richmond races past to get a glimpse into the allure of racing #xterraRVA...

XTERRA EAST CHAMPIONSHIP ELITES

Tentative pro list for the June 15 USA Triathlon Off-Road National Championship / XTERRA East Championship race in Richmond, Virginia.  Rank denotes current standing in 2014 XTERRA U.S. Pro Series after two races.

Rank – Name – Age, Hometown
1 - Josiah Middaugh – 35, Vail-Eagle, CO
2 - Bradley Weiss – 25, Cape Town, South Africa
3 - Craig Evans – 36, Hendersonville, TN
4 - Mauricio Mendez – 18, Mexico City, Mexico
5 - Branden Rakita – 33, Colorado Springs, CO
6 - Dan Hugo – 28, Stellenbosch, South Africa
8 - Chris Ganter – 35, Boise, ID
9 - Jeff Smith – 31, Portland, OR
13 - Karsten Madsen – Guelph, Ontario, Canada
11 - Nick Fisher - 28, Ogden, Utah
15 - Alex Modestou – 27, Washington, D.C.
17 - Ryan DeCook – 33, Rochester, MI
NR - Charlie Epperson – 37, Tamuning, Guam (TN)
NR - Andy Lee – 41, Lakeway, TX (Great Britain)
NR - Nicholas Miehe – 25, Tarpon Springs, FL
NR - Takahiro Ogasawara – 34, Tokyo, Japan
NR - Conrad  Stoltz – 40, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Rank – Name – Age, Hometown
1 - Flora Duffy – 26, Boulder, CO (Bermuda)
2 - Emma Garrard – 32, Park City, UT
3 - Suzie Snyder – 32, Fredericksburg, VA
5 - Danelle Kabush – 39, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
6 - Kara LaPoint – 26, Truckee, CA
8 - Amelia McCracken – 30, Philadelphia, PA
9 - Shonny Vanlandingham – 45, Durango, CO
10 - Christine Jeffrey – 41, Tucson, AZ (Canada)
12 - Debby Sullivan – 32, Rocklin, CA
13 - Caroline Colonna – 50, Taos, NM
14 - Rebecca Blatt – 34, Lakewood, CO
NR - Mieko Carey – 36, Tumon, Guam (Japan)
NR - Catherine Sterling – 37, West Boylston, MA

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