Going into its forth year, the Midwest Regional Championship will once again be held conjunction with the Iceman, in Traverse City, Michigan on Saturday November 7.
This competition offers many of those placing at the top of their class in WORS an opportunity to compete in the largest single day (and sold out) MTB event in North America and is certainly a great way to cap off the season while showcasing the talent of WORS racers.
The fee to participate in this great event will again be a mere $10 administrative fee to cover the cost of the number plate, processing of the entry, insurance, etc.. We are extremely grateful to the ?Iceman?, Steve Brown for making this possible!
In determining qualifiers for this event, WORS racers are slotted into the Iceman divisions (a possible 46 are applicable) with the race entry first offered to the highest placing qualifier in the combined division. If that qualifier is unable to attend or declines participation in the MRC, the entry will pass to the next highest qualifier. Slush cup and Sno Cone races at the Iceman do not qualify. Because WORS has many more classes than the 46 applicable Iceman divisions, we must combine many of our classes and use overall placement within a category to determine qualifiers. It may take until after Sheboygan to determine qualifiers in some classes. Please remember WORS Comp and Sport will be combined for Iceman Sport divisions, just as there are for reporting results to USA Cycling. The Iceman has expanded Sport divisions, notably Sport Men with 40-43, 44-46, and 47-49 requiring a reverse scenario from the one explained above. In determining the MRC standings after the race, only one racer will represent each series in any single Iceman division.
The Midwest Regional Championships (MRC) is a "lowest-points wins" competition between mountain bike race series in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky and West Virginia that pits division winners from each state series in a head to head competition. 1st place equals 1 point, 2nd place 2 points and so on. DNF?s are not scored. A minimum of 10 racers used in this lowest-points formula. For state series sending less than 10 representatives, a penalty of 20 points will be issued for each spot that is not filled.
VERY IMPORTANT: ALL registration forms for qualifying WORS racers must be sent directly to WORS and WORS will forward entries to the Iceman in ONE package. You must either mail your form to WORS or drop it off at the WORS tent at one of the last two races along with the $10 administrative fee for the Iceman. Entry forms will be available at the WORS tent or here.
All registration forms for WORS racers who think they may qualify must be received (not postmarked) no later than October 15.
Thanks to Ryan O?Dell, series director of the Ohio Mountain Bike Championships for coordinating this competition.
Direct any questions to Don at email@example.com.
|2009 Midwest Regional Championships|
|Probable WORS Qualifiers|
|1||Pro/Expert Women 19-34||Abbigail Strigel|
|2||MYC Scholarship Women 12-18||MurphyKate Montee|
|3||Expert Women 35-44||Lori Sable|
|4||Sport Women 19-34||Ashley Weichmann|
|5||Sport Women 35-44||Brittany Nigh|
|6||Sport/Exp Women 45-54||Christine Czarnecki|
|7||Beginner Women 19-34||Niki Frazier|
|8||Beginner Women 35-44||Andrea Lyman|
|9||Beginner Women 45-54||Rolleen Kralovec|
|10||All Women 55-64||Jenni Borell|
|11||All Women 65 +|
|13||Women Singlespeeds||Susie McGinnity|
|14||Pro Men||Brian Matter|
|15||MYC Scholarship Men 12-18||Caleb Lenss|
|16||Expert Men 19-24||Darrin Braun|
|17||Expert Men 25-29||Ted Hanes|
|18||Expert Men 30-34||Maciej Nowak|
|19||Expert Men 35-39||Ray Nelson|
|20||Expert Men 40-44||Jeff Melcher|
|J. W. Miller|
|21||Expert Men 45-49||John Shull|
|22||Expert Men 50-54||Greg Bower|
|23||Sport Men 19-24||Brian Braun|
|24||Sport Men 25-29||Jesse Shoemaker|
|25||Sport Men 30-33||Anthony Dipiazza|
|26||Sport Men 34-36||Rick Walls|
|27||Sport Men 37-39||Chris Gabrielson|
|28||Sport Men 40-43||Jeff Askland|
|29||Sport Men 44-46||Glen Stroik|
|30||Sport Men 47-49||Jeff Seifert|
|31||Sport Men 50-54||Mike Wanek|
|32||Beginner Men 15-18||Tony Kaatz|
|33||Beginner Men 19-24||Nick Krcma|
|34||Beginner Men 25-29||Eli Lipp|
|35||Beginner Men 30-34||Dan Wierzba|
|36||Beginner Men 35-39||Christopher Schmidt|
|37||Beginner Men 40-44||Brian Visintin|
|38||Beginner Men 45-54||Larry Hipps|
|39||All Men 55-59||Don Edberg|
|40||All Men 60-64||Wayne Fish|
|41||All Men 65+||Jon Derksen|
|44||Sport/Expert Clydesdales||a Cat 1 rider over 200# ?|
|a Comp rider over 200# ?|
|45||Beginner Clydesdales||Mark Clinton|
|46||Men Singlespeeds 39 & Under||Ron Stawicki|
|47||Men Singlespeeds 40+||Mike Curtes|