Razorback Rumble

Razorback Rumble – Arkansas embraces it’s first National Interscholastic Cycling Association Race

On the chilly Sunday morning of September 11th, Arkansas experienced its first National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) race at Lake Fayetteville. The Razorback Rumble, as the race was aptly named, brought almost 140 riders to participate in this event and history was made. The excitement was palpable as the riders entered the staging area and prepared to compete in their first race. For many riders, NICA is the first time they have had the opportunity to participate in any type of sport. The team jerseys and smiles on the children’s faces said it all. We belong! Inclusivity is one of the core principles of NICA. And thus, history was made!

The great thing about this race was the sense of community. Everyone from students to coaches to parents and the many volunteers came together to make the race a success. This is the real deal with a large start line, school tents and jerseys, course marshals, cowbells, music, food, and of course, awards.

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Razorback Rumble Results

6th/7th Grade Girls
1 – Ryleigh Reddell – Lincoln Junior High
2 – Emma Johnson – Pulaski Academy
3 – Ryan Grynwald – Pulaski Academy
4 – Jaelyn Karow – Fayetteville Cycling
5 – Cheyenne Skolnekovich – Fayetteville Cycling

8th Grade Girls
1 – Avery Escajeda – Pea Ridge High School
2 – Lauren Adams – Lincoln Junior High
3 – Ella Vanhorn – Fayetteville Cycling
4 – Rachel Arnold

Freshman Girls
1 – Jordan Sauls – Bentonville West High School

Sophomore Girls
1 – Cate Mertins – Haas Hall Academy

JV Girls
1 – Angela Wurzer – Bentonville High School
2 – Andrea Dobbs – Springdale Har-Ber High School

6th/7th Grade Boys
1 – Neyland Robinson – Lincoln Junior High
2 – Bryston Smith – Lincoln Junior High
3 – Stihl Snyder – Independent
4 – Sterling Okar Minick – Rogers Composite
5 – Charlie Carter – Lincoln Junior High

8th Grade Boys
1 – Grant Lampson – Rogers Composite
2 – Eli Milton – Lincoln Junior High
3 – Ely Seay – Lincoln Junior High
4 – David Yiamkis – Lincoln Consolidated
5 – Ezra Schroer – Haas Hall Academy

Freshman Boys
1 – Caden Sloat – Independent
2 – Lucas Byrne – Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy
3 – Jacob Oliver – Bentonville High School
4 – Will Peterson – Bentonville High School
5 – Henry Wiginton – Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy

Sophomore Boys
1 – Bauer Sloat – Independent
2 – Jackson Newman – Independent
3 – Dawson Watkins – Springdale Har-Ber High School
4 – Landon Freeman – Springdale Har-Ber High School
5 – Ethen Underdown – Springdale Har-Ber High School

JV Boys
1 – Lenny Tellez – Fayetteville Cycling
2 – Jordan Seay – Bentonville High School
3 – Glendon VanSandt – Independent
4 – Tom Olson – Bentonville High School
5 – Ryan Reddell – Bentonville West High School

Varsity Boys
1 – Austin Morris – Independent
2 – Cole Anderson – Bentonville High School
3 – Connor Phillips – Bentonville High School
4 – Kade Korte – Bentonville High School

A BIG THANK YOU to all the volunteers that made the Razorback Rumble possible. The race production team is made up entirely of volunteers, and your help with everything from setting up the course to taking down the course and infield are so valuable.

Next race is at Slaughter Pen Slam – October 1
Check out the updated race flyer on arkansasmtb.org/race-series/

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