2019 Arkansas Race Recap #2 Spring Hill Park
Kayley Schrauder in the middle on her way to victory in the 8th grade girls race. Here she is with teammate Cicely Vorhees and Conway rider Arianna Clark. Photo Credit: Patty V Photography
Catholic High School sophomores Christopher Cordova and Andrew Files celebrate their finish after the race. Photo Credit: Bob Black Ocken
September 28 and 29 was the second NICA weekend of the year! We had a great time camping, adventuring, and racing! Spring Hill is one of our most spectator-friendly and passing-friendly courses.
We introduced a new award at the second race – the NICA Spirit Award. This award is to highlight student athletes, teams, volunteers, or coaches that exhibit the NICA Mission and Values. Our mission is to build strong bodies, minds, character, and communities through cycling. Our values are Fun, Inclusive, Equity, Respect, and Community! Below I am excited to highlight the three winners of our Spirit award for Race 2!
NICA Spirit Award – Tim Keith
Tim Keith was nominated for the Spirit Award by several people. He has been the head coach for Lincoln Junior High’s team since our inaugural season in 2016. Coach Keith continually champions strong character through selflessness. In the NICA Season, he has practice Tuesdays and Thursdays, and on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday he leads bike clubs at the school where he is a PE teacher. In PE, he gets almost every student at Ardis Ann on a bicycle at some point. Coach Keith has undoubtedly gotten #morekidsonbikes in Bentonville than any other person. His student athletes respect him immensely, and so do we!
Coach Tim Keith won the Arkansas NICA Spirit Award. Photo Credit: Bob Black Ocken
NICA Spirit Award – Zachary Couture
Zachary Couture is a senior student athlete from Haas Hall Academy, but you won’t see him at our races. He has been in Houston at the Children’s Memorial Hospital receiving treatment for Aplastic Anemia. Zach is an exemplary model for the NICA mission and values. He is a founding member of the HHA team, and attended the Spring 2018 Leaders Summit because he wanted to contribute and support the team more effectively. He suddenly fell ill in the summer of 2018 and was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia. He has remained connected to his team and our community from afar – in fact, he designed the new HHA jerseys they debuted at Race 2! Please keep Zachary in your prayers for a full recovery. #zacharystrong
Zachary in late 2017 before his diagnosis with Aplastic Anemia.
NICA Spirit Award – Hot Springs Thoroughbreds
Hot Springs is a second-year team in the Arkansas NICA League. They have done an amazing job of reaching out to their whole COMMUNITY to get behind their team. They are INCLUSIVE – welcoming people into their team and even inviting people from other teams to join in their FUN. They had a great time at the second race cheering incessantly for all the riders in the race.
NICA – People for Bikes Economic Impact Study
This season, NICA has partnered with People for Bikes to study the economic impact NICA races have on our community and we need YOUR help! Please take 5 minutes to complete the following short survey about last weekend’s race. Your participation will provide valuable information that will enable NICA to share the positive impact league events have on our state and within our communities. Survey participants will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win cool prizes, including a free race entry! You can access the survey HERE.
Thank you again for your help with and participation in this important study!
Photos from the Race
New this year is a league smugmug with professional photographs. Digital downloads are $2 for low-res suitable for web, and $20 for high-resolution for printing. And many printing options. Patty V Photography did an awesome job of capturing photos of every student athlete on the course!
Buy photos HERE.
JV rider Kathryn Kelly on her way to second place in Spring Hill race. Photo Credit: Patty V Photography
7th Grade Boys James Arnold, Grayson Looney, and Teagun Wells make their way through the course. Photo Credit: Patty V Photography
Arkansas NICA Girls went out to clean up the course after the race was over! If you’re a girl, join us next time! Photo Credit: Bob Black Ocken
Stewardship – Don’t Miss Out!
There will be a 25 point points bonus on the season total for student athletes who have completed 10 or more advocacy hours. More information and a list of volunteer partner organizations can be found on our website.
Race 1 Results – Middle School Boys
8th Grade Boys
1 2045 JOSHUA LEAMON Conway Composite
2 2020 GRAELAN RODGERS Hot Springs
3 2019 JOSEPH BARIOLA Hot Springs
4 2073 JACKSON WITTE Springfield Composite
5 2047 JAXON BYRNE Haas Hall Academy
7th Grade Boys
1 4025 HARRY WARE Lincoln Junior High School
2 4023 SHANE LUTTRELL Lincoln Junior High School
3 4057 LUKE WEBB Washington J.H.S
4 4028 AMILCAR RAMOS Rogers All Mountain Shredders
5 4040 ELI HAMAKER Fayetteville Student Mountain
6th Grade Boys
1 6020 REID RONCK St. Vincent de Paul
2 6019 NICHOLAS BYRNE Lincoln Junior High School
3 6040 JAXON HALL Oklahoma Flyers – Tulsa
4 6007 DEACON MAPLES Siloam Springs Comp
5 6011 TY BRASUELL Fayetteville Student Mountain
Race 1 Results – Middle School Girls
8th Grade Girls
1 1013 KAYLEY SCHRAUDER Lincoln Junior High School
2 1010 KAYLEIGH COSTELLO Hot Springs
3 1012 NORAH PHELPS Haas Hall Academy
4 1009 CICELY VORHEES Lincoln Junior High School
5 1008 KEERA TUCKER Lincoln Junior High School
7th Grade Girls
1 3014 HARPER MOORE Lincoln Junior High School
2 3003 MADDIE KELLER Lincoln Junior High School
3 3001 ALYSSA LONG Lincoln Junior High School
4 3004 LAURA FILES Little Rock Composite
5 3006 ANNIKA TIMBOE Siloam Springs Comp
6th Grade Girls
1 5014 LILY CATE CALDWELL Thaden School
2 5011 AVERY ROBERTS Thaden School
3 5013 ABIGAIL MANION Conway Composite
4 5016 EMALEE CLARK Rogers All Mountain Shredders
5 5012 KAITLYN JONES Conway Composite
Race 1 Results – High School Girls
1 1 ZOE MARCH Bentonville High School
2 4 RYLEIGH REDDELL Bentonville West High School
3 3 ELLA MERTINS Haas Hall Academy
1 106 EMMA JOHNSON Little Rock Composite
2 110 KATHRYN KELLEY Rogers All Mountain Shredders
3 100 VICTORIA HATLEY Arkansas Arts Academy
4 103 LAUREN ADAMS Bentonville High School
5 105 RAYNA VANKEUREN Conway Composite
1 300 EMMA BELIC (PTS LEADER) Hot Springs
2 302 EDEN MAPLES Siloam Springs Comp
3 304 DALLICE WHITE Pea Ridge High School
4 301 ABIGAYLE CARTE Siloam Springs Comp
5 303 EMMA HAMBY Haas Hall Academy
1 512 EMMERY BRAY Thaden School
2 504 CARRIE POOL Bentonville High School
3 513 ELLA WISE Thaden School
4 507 OLIVIA CARTE Siloam Springs Comp
5 508 DAY STOKER River Valley OORC Composite
Race 1 Results – High School Boys
1 53 JACOB SMITHPETERS Haas Hall Academy
2 51 WILL PETERSON Bentonville High School
3 54 JAKE TRUMAN Siloam Springs Comp 12
4 52 GARRETT PENDERGRAFT Conway Composite
5 55 JOEL BOUMA Rogers All Mountain Shredders
1 234 STERLING OSKAR MINICK (PTS Rogers All Mountain Shredders
2 241 DAKOTA FALCON Bentonville High School
3 221 BRYCE WATSON Bentonville High School
4 228 ETHAN UHLFELDER Conway Composite
5 245 STIHL SNYDER Poteau Public Schools
1 421 ANDREW FILES Catholic High School
2 455 LUKE REILLY (PTS LEADER) Oklahoma Flyers – Tulsa
3 457 TATE MCCALL Providence Classical Christian
4 456 CHASE FERGUSON Bentonville High School
5 427 EASTON BOUMA Rogers All Mountain Shredders
1 607 AUSTIN TRAYWICK (PTS Conway Composite
2 608 JAMES JONES Conway Composite
3 624 BRYCE COULTER Springdale Trailblazers
4 619 TUCKER PEITZ Bentonville West High School
5 605 KADEN CHASE Bentonville West High School
Team Results – Race 1
First Place Team Rogers All Mountain Shredders
Second Place Team Bentonville West High School
Third Place Team Haas Hall Academy
Full results can be found here.
We’ll See You at Coler on October 19 and 20!