Warren Wilson College News

Mountain Bike Team Places Third at Collegiate National Championships

Led by senior Matthew Williams, Warren Wilson College’s mountain bike team earned the bronze medal in Division II of the Collegiate National Mountain Bike Championships, held this past weekend at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC.

Williams, who took 2nd place in the overall Men’s Omnium title, had podium finishes in the Cross Country and Short Track, as well as strong finishes in Dual Slalom and Downhill. Other top finishes, including Hanna Waldman’s 6th in Dual Slalom, and Tallulah Winquist’s 6th in Short Track, contributed to this year’s top team finish.

Coach Art Shuster was extremely pleased with the results, “To be near the top of the podium, in what was expected to be a rebuilding year, well, exceeds our expectations, and bodes extremely well for next year. As this collegiate mountain bike racing develops at the National level, our team continues to keep pace with other very competitive programs. I’m blown away with our weekend at Nationals, and look forward to next year”.

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