Cycling News Archives

  • Edwards, Wenger highlight Tornado weekend at Lees-McRae
    September 10, 2017
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University cycling team had a decent weekend at the Lees-McRae race. Alan Edwards led the way on Saturday, winning the cross country race while Sydney Wenger took a pair of top five finishes on the women’s side.
  • Tornado open season with solid performance at Brevard
    September 03, 2017
    BREVARD, N.C. – The King University cycling team opened their season on Saturday at the Brevard Mountain Bike Race. The Tornado were led by top 10 finishes from Eric Hubbs and Sydney Wenger.
  • Tornado set sights on national finish
    August 22, 2017
    Under head coach Alan Sparks, the King University cycling team has been successful on the national level, and Sparks expects that to continue in 2017-18. The Tornado took third at both the USA Cycling Mountain Bike and Road National Championships a season ago, and the Tornado could contend at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships again this season.
  • King takes 3rd at USAC Road National Championships
    April 30, 2017
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – The King University cycling team finished their season at the USA Cycling College Road Nationals. The Tornado finished third in the team omnium in Division 2, the highest ever finish for King in the road national championships.
  • Tornado take fifth at SECCC Championships
    April 02, 2017
    MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – The King University cycling team finished the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference season over the weekend, and had a solid performance at the conference championships. The Tornado finished fifth overall, and were led by Matthew Owen’s second place finish in the men’s category C omnium and Abby Hobbs’ third place finish in the women’s category B omnium.
  • King takes 7 podium finishes at Georgia Tech
    March 26, 2017
    ATLANTA, Ga. – The King University cycling team had a solid weekend at the Georgia Tech race, taking seven podium finishes over the weekend. Matthew Owen led the way with a pair of first place finish while Abby Hobbs took a pair of third place finishes and a runner-up finish.
  • King opens road season at Clemson
    March 05, 2017
    CLEMSON, S.C. – The King University cycling team got their road season started this weekend with a solid showing at the Clemson race. Fausto Crapiz led the way for the Tornado, taking a pair of top 10 finishes.
  • Five Tornado named USA Cycling Academic All-Stars
    February 03, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – USA Cycling recently announced their fall 2016 academic all-stars and five Tornado garnered recognition. Both Jennifer Caicedo and Nolan Tankersley earned recognition in two disciplines.
  • King closes cyclocross season at USA Cycling Cyclocross Nationals
    January 04, 2017
    HARTFORD, Conn. – The King University cycling team concluded their cyclocross season on Wednesday at the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships. A trio of Tornado competed and they were led by Nolan Tankersley.
  • Ellis leads King at Furman cyclocross race
    November 20, 2016
    GREENVILLE, S.C. – In their final race before Thanksgiving, the King University cycling team competed at the Furman cyclocross race on Sunday. Kyle Ellis led the way for the Tornado, taking home a top 10 finish.
  • Tornado open cyclocross season at home
    November 05, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The defending USA Cycling Cyclocross defending national champion King University cycling team opened their season on Saturday with a home race. The Tornado were led by three top three finishes from Kyle Ellis, Quenton Lyons and Fausto Crapiz.
  • King takes 3rd at USA Cycling Mountain Bike Nationals
    October 23, 2016
    SNOWSHOE, W.Va. – As the defending Division 2 USA Cycling Mountain Bike champions, the King University cycling team had a chance to defend their title over the weekend in Snowshoe, W.Va. This year, the Tornado came home with a third place finish in the Division 2 omnium in their second year competing at the mountain bike national championships.
  • Cope, Owen lead King at home mountain bike race
    October 02, 2016
    BRISTOL, Va. – The King University cycling team hosted their first event of the year, a mountain bike race at Sugar Hollow Park and turned in a solid weekend. Tyler Cope and Matthew Owen both came away with victories to lead the Tornado.
  • Crapiz, Hobbs lead Tornado at Lees-McRae
    September 24, 2016
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University cycling team returned to action over the weekend at the Lees-McRae Mountain Bike race, and the Tornado turned in some solid results. Fausto Crapiz earned his first win of the year and Abby Hobbs finished runner-up in the downhill to highlight the weekend.
  • Hobbs leads King at Union
    September 11, 2016
    BARBOURSVILLE, Ky. – The King University cycling team turned in another good performance in their second race of the year, at Union College (Ky.). Abby Hobbs led the group, winning the women’s downhill race, pacing a squad that had nine top 10 finishes.
  • Tornado take 11 top 10 finishes at Clemson
    September 03, 2016
    CLEMSON, S.C. – The King University cycling team opened their season over the weekend at Clemson where they placed 11 riders in the top 10, including one individual victory. Tyler Cope turned in a solid performance taking first in the men’s category C downhill competition to lead the way for the Tornado.
  • Caicedo selected Medica Collegiate All-Star
    June 07, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – As a two-time USA Cycling Road Race national champion, King University cyclist Jennifer Caicedo was selected as a Medica Collegiate All-Star. The team is made up of six riders and they were invited to compete at the North Star Grand Prix held in five cities across Minnesota from June 15-19.
  • Sparks signs six for upcoming season
    June 02, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a pair of USA Cycling national championships a season ago, King University cycling head coach Alan Sparks has added six cyclists that have their sights on the Tornado repeating in 2016-17.
  • Caicedo repeats as USAC Road Race champion
    May 13, 2016
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. – One year ago, Jennifer Caicedo became the first King University cyclist to win a USA Cycling national championship, and she duplicated that feat on Friday morning in Asheville. Caicedo repeated as USC Cycling Road Race national champion, narrowly winning the 77 kilometer race.
  • Caicedo takes a pair of wins at Milligan race
    April 10, 2016
    MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – In their final regular season road race, the King University cycling team turned in a stellar performance. Among three riders, the Tornado took home four top-four performances, including two wins by Jennifer Caicedo.
  • Gates, Cox take top 10 finishes at Georgia
    March 20, 2016
    ATHENS, Ga. – Over the weekend the King University cycling team had a few cyclists compete at the University of Georgia race, and the Tornado came away with a few solid results. Victoria Gates and Emily Cox led the way, both taking home a pair of top 10 finishes on the weekend.
  • Ellis and Caicedo led King at road opener
    March 13, 2016
    ATLANTA, Ga. – The King University cycling team started their road season with a solid showing at the Georgia Tech race. Kyle Ellis led the men with a first place finish in the road race and 12th in the criterium while Jennifer Caicedo took home a pair of top 10 finish to lead the women.
  • Tornado take USAC Cyclocross national championship
    January 09, 2016
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The King University cycling team continued their great season by taking home another national title on Saturday. The Tornado placed three riders in the top 10 on Friday and won the team relay national championship on the way to the USA Cycling Cyclocross national championship.
  • King takes 2nd overall at SECCC cyclocross championship
    December 12, 2015
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The King University cycling team rode away with a second place overall finish at Warren Wilson College for the South East Collegiate Cylcling Conference Cyclocross Championship. The Tornado were led by Cory Rimmer and Kaysee Armstrong both with 1st place finishes.
  • Rimmer takes second straight win at Mars Hill
    December 05, 2015
    MARS HILL, N.C. – The King University cycling team returned to the course on Saturday at the Mars Hill race and Cory Rimmer led the way with another first place finish. Kaysee Armstrong was near the top as well, finishing second in her second straight cyclocross race.
  • Rimmer leads King at season-opening cyclocross race
    November 21, 2015
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University cycling team opened the cyclocross season with a solid performance at their home race on Saturday. Cory Rimmer finished first and Kaysee Armstrong led three women in the top 10 with a second place finish.
  • Rimmer, Kee selected SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month
    October 30, 2015
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of October. Cory Rimmer of the cycling team and Jessi Kee of the women’s wrestling team took home honors this month.
  • King takes first cycling national championship
    October 25, 2015
    SNOWSHOE, W.Va. – For the first time in the short history of the King University cycling program, the Tornado have won a national title. Under second year head coach Alan Sparks the Tornado won the USA Cycling Division 2 Mountain Bike Cycling national champion and had a pair of individual national champions over the weekend.
  • King takes first SECCC Mountain Bike championship
    October 18, 2015
    CLEMSON, S.C. – For the first time in program history, the King University cycling program has won a cycling conference championship in the fall. On Sunday the Tornado were crowned Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference Division II Mountain Bike champions.
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