Team Montclair Bikery and the Montclair Cyclists had some big wins at the recent N.J. State Cyclocross Championships, including two overall state championships for junior (development) racers, coached by Bill Brunner on the Montclair Bikery Development team.
The highlights include a first-place win and state championship for Ben Douglas, Montclair Bikery Development junior, who is racing in his rookie season of ‘cross or CX, as it is known, in the 10- to 14-year-old age class.
Another worthy contender, Montclair Bikery Development’s Matt Jogodnik, 15 years old, won the competitive Cat 4 cyclocross championship (16-year-old class). In addition, Jogodnik took second in the Men’s Cat 4 race.
Genaro Manzano of Montclair Bikery Development took 7th place in the Cat 5 race and 4th place in the NJ State Cyclocross Championship.