Cycling News Archives

December 6, 2014
King takes 3rd at SECCC Cyclo-Cross Championships
CLEMSON, S.C. – The King University cycling team came in with a solid finish of third at the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference Championships on Saturday. In what turned out to be muddy conditions, Cory Rimmer and Kaysee Armstrong led the Tornado, both finishing in third of their respective races.

November 22, 2014
Armstrong wins, Rimmer takes second at King cyclo-cross
BRSITOL, Tenn. – Competing at their lone home race of the season, the King University cycling team put together a solid showing. Kaysee Armstrong won the women’s category A race, and Cory Rimmer took second in the men’s A race after competing with a rider from Furman the whole race.

November 15, 2014
Armstrong, Rimmer highlight tough weekend for King
MARS HILL, N.C. – The King University cycling team faced some adversity in their second cyclo-cross race of the season over the weekend. Three riders faced mechanical issues, but Kaysee Armstrong won the women’s category A race, and Cory Rimmer finished third in the men’s category A race to highlight the weekend.

November 8, 2014
King takes five top-10 finishes at cyclo-cross opener
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Coming off a great showing during the mountain bike season, the King University cycling team opened the cyclo-cross season with a solid showing. King placed five riders in the top-10 of their classification, including two in the men’s category A race.

October 26, 2014
Armstrong, Rimmer post five podium finishes at USAC Nationals
BEECH MOUNTAIN, N.C. – The mountain biking portion of the cycling schedule culminated this weekend at USA Cycling Collegiate Nationals where the Tornado had a solid showing at the three day event. Cory Rimmer finished on the podium twice while Kaysee Armstrong finished on the podium three times to lead King to a fourth place finish in Division II.

October 11, 2014
Armstrong, Caicedo, Rimmer take wins at Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University turned in a solid performance at the Lees-McRae race this weekend as they prepare for USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Biking Nationals in two weeks. Kaysee Armstrong, Jennifer Caicedo and Cory Rimmer won races to lead the Tornado.

October 4, 2014
Tornado take nine wins at Georgia Tech race
CONYERS, Ga. – The King University cycling team had a week off from the collegiate mountain biking schedule a week ago, and the Tornado were itching to get back on their bicycles this weekend. King brought three riders to Georgia Tech for this weekend’s race, and came home with nine victories and one second place finish in 10 attempts.

September 26, 2014
Whether in skating or cycling, success has followed Caicedo
With all the accolades Jennifer Caicedo collected in her first year on the King University cycling team, it’s not likely that one would guess cycling is a sport she’s barely familiar with.

September 20, 2014
Armstrong wins three of four races at Union (Ky.)
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – Kaysee Armstrong turned in a huge performance of the weekend at the Union College (Ky.) race. On Saturday, she took a pair of impressive wins, and one second place finish before winning another race on Sunday. Drew Bailey had a solid weekend too, taking a pair of top five finishes.

September 13, 2014
Rimmer takes another mountain biking cross country victory
CLEMSON, S.C. – Cory Rimmer continued his excellent start to the 2014 mountain biking season with another victory at a muddy Clemson University race. Rimmer won the cross country race and finished third in the short track race to lead the King University cycling team.

September 6, 2014
Victories by Armstrong, Rogers and Rimmer lead Tornado at ETSU
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University cycling team continued their hot start to the mountain biking season at the East Tennessee State University race. Kaysee Armstrong, Megan Rogers and Cory Rimmer led the Tornado, accounting for three wins over the weekend.

August 29, 2014
Rimmer leads Tornado at opening race
BREVARD, N.C. – The King University cycling team opened the 2014 mountain biking season over the weekend with a solid showing at Brevard College. Cory Rimmer paced three Tornado that competed with top-10 finishes in both the cross country and short track races.

August 27, 2014
King ready for new challenges in 2014-15
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A new era begins in the young King University cycling program as Alan Sparks takes over for Dan Kreiss as head coach. Kreiss, the only coach in the five year history of the program, led the Tornado to Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference road championships each of the last two years. In the past, King’s main season has been the road season in the spring, but in 2014-15, the Tornado will race full mountain biking and cyclo-cross schedules throughout the fall and winter.

May 19, 2014
King announces change in the cycling program
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University has announced a change in their cycling program as Dan Kreiss has stepped down from his position of head coach. Kreiss has been the only coach in the short history of the Tornado cycling program as he hands over the reins to Alan Sparks. Sparks has been chosen to lead a program that has won back-to-back Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference road championships.

May 4, 2014
King posts best USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals finish of 4th
RICHMOND, Va. – The King University cycling team reached new heights all year long, starting with a fourth place finish at cyclo-cross nationals, and winning their second consecutive Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference championship. It is only fitting the road season culminated with their best finish at USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals over the weekend, taking fourth against more than 50 Division II teams.

April 13, 2014
King claims second straight SECCC title
ORLANDO, Fla. – For the second consecutive year, the King University cycling team has claimed the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference championship, narrowly edging out Milligan College to repeat as champions. Megan Rogers turned in one of her best performances of the season, winning a pair of races and taking second in the other omnium race to lead the Tornado.

April 6, 2014
Caicedo leads King at Milligan race
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – In their closest race to home, the King University cycling team had a solid weekend at the Milligan College race. Jennifer Caicedo led the Tornado squad with a first place finish on Saturday, and took second on Sunday.

March 23, 2014
Caicedo, Rogers ride to wins at Western Carolina
CULLOWHEE, N.C. – The King University cycling team competed at Western Carolina University over the weekend and had a number of outstanding performances.

March 11, 2014
Tornado cyclists spend spring break volunteering
BRISTOL, Tenn. – While most students enjoy their spring break at the beach or just relaxing, three King University cyclists took a mission trip to Camden, N.J. Blake Adams, Julian Cabra and T.J. Killelea all made the trip to help work with kids programs and camps in Camden.

March 9, 2014
Guillen signs to ride with King
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Friday morning, many weeks of hard work from King University cycling head coach Dan Kreiss paid off as one of the nation’s top junior cyclists signed to ride at King. William Guillen signed his letter of intent to join the Tornado cycling team next season.

February 23, 2014
Tornado open road season at Florida
GAINSVILLE, Fla. – The King University cycling team opened their road season this weekend at the University of Florida race. The Tornado turned in a good performance on Saturday, but Sunday the Tornado faced some adversity in rainy conditions for the criterium.

February 20, 2014
Tornado ready for 2014 road season
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A season ago, the King University cycling team took home their first Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (SECCC) championship in the short history of the program. The Tornado are eager and ready to begin their defense of the title against the 37 other teams in the SECCC.

January 12, 2014
King takes fourth at Cyclocross Nationals
BOULDER, Colo. – The King University cycling team wrapped up their first trip to the Cyclocross Nationals with the men’s race on Sunday. Drew Bailey ended up on the podium after a very solid race, and the Tornado finished fourth overall, missing a spot on the podium by just four points.

January 11, 2014
Armstrong finishes sixth at Cyclocross Nationals
BOULDER, Colo. – On the second day of Cyclocross Nationals, both Kaysee Armstrong and Megan Rogers competed for the Tornado. Both riders crashed on the first lap, dropping them back in the pack. Armstrong was able to recover to come in with a sixth, but Rogers was not as fortunate as she finished a lap down.

January 10, 2014
Tornado take third in relay at Cyclocross Nationals
BOULDER, Colo. – Four members of the King University cycling team qualified for the Cyclocross National Championships which opened with a relay race on Friday in Boulder, Colorado. The Tornado turned in a third place finish among Division II teams, and placed seventh overall.

December 7, 2013
Armstrong, Bailey lead Tornado at SECCC Cyclocross Championships
MARS HILL, N.C. – Kaysee Armstrong and Drew Bailey culminated their stellar Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (SECCC) cyclocross season with a pair of solid performances for King University cycling on Saturday. Bailey turned in a fourth place finish, and Armstrong placed sixth at the SECCC Cyclocross Championships.

November 24, 2013
Bailey comes back to take third at VI
BRISTOL, Va. – On a very chilly morning in Bristol, the King University cycling turned in another solid cyclocross day at Virginia Intermont. Drew Bailey led King as he fought his way back through the field to take third place.

November 23, 2013
King turns in solid performance at home race
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University cycling team hosted their lone event of the fall during the cyclocross season on campus. The Tornado turned in a very solid performance as a team with Drew Bailey taking second place and Kaysee Armstrong took fourth place.

November 16, 2013
Caicedo takes women's A race at University of Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. – King University’s cycling team competed at the University of Georgia on Saturday, with Tornado athletes turning in a handful of impressive results.

October 26, 2013
Armstrong takes second at Mountain Biking Nationals
BANNER ELK, N.C. - Kaysee Armstrong capped her impressive fall mountain biking season for King University with a second place finish at Mountain Bike Nationals on Saturday. Her call up on the starting line was to the second row of riders so she began the race in 9th or 10th position.

October 19, 2013
Armstrong finishes 3rd at SECCC Championships
BREVARD, N.C. – Kaysee Armstrong turned in another stellar performance on Saturday at the Southeastern College Cycling Conference Championship. In the cross country race, Armstrong finished third in a deep field.

October 5, 2013
Armstrong turns in another solid performance
MARS HILL, N.C. – Kaysee Armstrong continues to impress as she turned in a couple more to-5 finishes at the Mars Hill University race on Saturday and Sunday. She finished second in the cross country race on Sunday, a day after finishing in the top-3 of the downhill race.

September 29, 2013
Armstrong takes second win in as many events
CLEMSON, S.C. – In just their second collegiate races, both Kaysee Armstrong and Andrew Bailey continued to turn in solid performances. At the Clemson University race on Sunday, Armstrong finished first in the women’s A cross country race for the second time in as many races while Bailey finished in the top-20 of a very tough men’s A field.

September 7, 2013
Armstrong, Bailey turn in successful debuts
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Over the weekend, the King University cycling team had two members compete for in scarlet and navy for the first time. Kaysee Armstrong turned in a first place finish in the women’s A cross country race, and Andrew Bailey competed in the short track and cross country events at the ETSU race.

May 5, 2013
Tornado place eighth at College Nationals
OGDEN, Utah – The King University cycling team wrapped up their season at the Collegiate Road Nationals over the weekend. The Tornado came in with an eighth place finish of 45 Division II teams.

April 14, 2013
King takes first SECCC title
CLEMSON, S.C. – Over the weekend, the King University cycling team won their first conference title securing enough points at the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference Championships to hold off other strong contenders in the conference. The Tornado got off to a rough start on Saturday, but put together what may have been their best performance all season in the criterium on Sunday to take the title.

April 7, 2013
King turns in solid performance at home
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what may have been the best weather the King University cycling team as seen all year, they turned a solid performance at their home race on April 6 and 7.

April 6, 2013
King hosts cycling race Saturday and Sunday
BRISTOL, Tenn. - This Saturday and Sunday, the King University cycling team hosts a race right here in Bristol. The race will consists of three phases, the time trial will be held Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. with the criterium following in the afternoon. Finally, the road race will be held Sunday morning starting at 8:30 a.m.

March 12, 2013
King overcomes in Georgia Tech outing
Missing a few riders, surviving a couple of crashes King powers through for another weekend of solid results.

February 27, 2013
King shines in Florida State's Seminole Classic
The weather didn't cooperate but that didn't keep King from shining through in their second week of competition

February 26, 2013
Bailey Commits to King
Local cyclist inks his name to join the King ranks for Fall 2013

February 18, 2013
Battle in the Boro - Day 2
Led again by the women and also the Men's B team members the King cycling team posted excellent results during the criteriums of the two day event at Georgia Southern.

February 16, 2013
Cycling team begins season with strong showing
Cycling team launched into the spring season with solid results from both new and returning team members in their first event of the road season.

December 8, 2012
Rogers Rides to Two Victories, Dupre Wins First Race
Freshmen Megan Rogers and Reuben Dupre rode to a combined three victories at last weekend's Cobra-Tornado Classic.

December 1, 2012
Rogers Takes Win at Mars Hill Cyclocross
Megan Rogers made a splash in her first collegiate race, earning a win in the women’s 'B' event among a score of strong performances by the Tornado.

September 5, 2012
King and Lees-McRae to Begin Battle for Blue Ridge Cup
Beginning in the 2012-13 athletic season King and Lees-McRae College will deepen their rivalry with an annual competition for the Blue Ridge Cup.

August 20, 2012
Get Closer to Tornado Athletics with Text Updates!
Tornado Athletic is introducing a new way to keep up-to-date on your favorite King sport team with its text message update service. The service is open to all and free of charge.

July 26, 2012
Committed to Success - King helps athletes excel both on and off the field
Read the KTN's recent front page article highlighting the triumphs of King College student-athletes. (Credit: Pat Kenney, Kingsport Times-News)

June 19, 2012
King Inks Cycling Brother-Sister Duo
King Cycling announced that Jordon and Paul Galewski will join the King College cycling team for the 2012-13 season.

May 31, 2012
Join King Cycling at the Frazier Junior Road Cycling Camp!
King College will host the 2012 Frazier Junior Road Cycling Camp for boys and girls ages 10-18 from July 8-13 before hosting the Cobra-Tornado Classic event.

May 25, 2012
Tornado Watch! Episode 5 - Nationals Highlight Reel
In our latest edition of Tornado Watch!, check out a highlight reel of the action of our fifth place King Cycling team!

May 10, 2012
Cycling Announces Signing of Sara Rogers
Tornado Cycling reached down into Soddy Daisy, Tenn., for its newest addition to the 2012-13 squad, Sara Rogers.

May 5, 2012
Follow the Tornado in the USA Cycling Championships This Weekend!
Follow the King College cycling team in Ogden, Utah as they compete in their first National Championship in school history!

May 4, 2012
Tornado Take Fifth in Team Omnium at USA Cycling Championships!
In their first trip to the National Championships, King College Cycling placed fifth in the Team Omnium standings out of 44 teams.

May 3, 2012
Tornado Watch! Episode 3 - Utah Bound w/ Danny McBride and Ryan Gasser (complete)
Join Danny McBride and Ryan Gasser as they drive cross country to Salt Lake City, Utah for the 2012 USA Cycling National Championships!

April 28, 2012
Burchfield, Adams Named SAAC Student-Athlete of the Month
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has named Shelbie Burchfield (T/F) and Blake Adams (Cycle) as the Student-Athletes of the Month for April.

April 26, 2012
Tornado Cycling Take Second at SECCC Championships
Blake Adams won his seventh race of the season and placed first in points overall at this weekend's Southeast Collegiate Cycling Championships.

April 25, 2012
King Athletics Host Student-Athlete Awards Banquet
The King College Athletic Department hosted an end-of-the-year awards banquet for the student-athletes of its 24 varsity sports, faculty, and staff on Tuesday night.

April 16, 2012
King College Invites Alumni and Friends to Celebrate 86th Dogwood Weekend
Alumni and friends of King College are invited to join in the upcoming 86th celebration of Dogwood Weekend on April 20-23.

April 14, 2012
Adams, Cucaz Continue Winning Ways in Clemson
Blake Adams earned his sixth win of the season while Stephanie Cucaz also reeled in a win over the weekend's outing at the Clemson Spring Classic.

March 31, 2012
Adams Astounds in Athens, Takes Pair of Wins
Freshman cyclist Blake Adams earned two wins at this weekend's Battle in Dawg Country, hosted by UGA, while the women posted four top-5 finishes.

March 4, 2012
Jensen and Adams Represent King Atop Leaderboard at Cumberland Classic
King College Cycling featured a pair of winners on the men’s in day one action at the Cumberland Classic and rode well through the entire weekend.

February 25, 2012
Cyclists Finish Among Top at Georgia Southern
Stephanie Cucaz and Amanda Komestat put on great performances for King Cycling while Blake Adams pulled down career win No. 1 at Georgia Southern.

February 13, 2012
King College at Seminole Cycling Classic

February 11, 2012
King Cycling Starts Spring Season with Success
In their first race of the spring season, King cycling posted a pair of wins including Blake Adams' cat-C win in his first weekend with the Tornado.

January 17, 2012
King College Set to Kick Off Tornado Athletic Club
King College will introduce a new way to spread generosity toward Athletics when it introduces the Tornado Athletic Club this Saturday, Jan. 21

December 11, 2011
Tornado Send Two to Cyclocross Championships
King Cycling sent two riders to compete in the 2011 Cyclocross Championship, hosted by Lees-McRae, this weekend.

November 12, 2011
Six Race in King Cyclocross 2011
Six King cyclists took to the course in Bristol (TN) for the first time this season at the 2011 King Cyclocross event.

October 27, 2011
Find Your Conference Carolinas Destination Right Here!
Ever wonder where each of our new conference member schools are located or how to get there? Wonder no more! More details inside...

October 19, 2011
Tornado Cross 2011 Coming to Bristol
Cyclists of all ages are encouraged to begin signing up for the 2011 Tornado Cross event taking place on Nov. 12

September 28, 2011
Cyclists Place in Georgia Six Gap Criterium
Two first-year King cyclists participated and placed in races that were part of the Georgia Six Gap Criterium this weekend

September 22, 2011
Support King Athletics with Nike Gear Fundraiser
For a limited time only, you can purchase stylish, King Tornado Nike gear and support your student-athletes at the same time! More details inside...

April 30, 2011
King rides to second in SECCC standings
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King College finished second for a second straight season in the 2011 Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference Division II road standings, as announced by the organization, which included two individual division crowns for the squad.

April 18, 2011
Wins for Tornado Cycling's Killelea at SECCC Championship
MACON, Ga. - King College closed out the 2011 Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference Road season over the weekend with a Tornado winning twice along with other Top-10 finishes at Mercer (Ga.) University.

April 10, 2011
Wins for King Cycling on familiar roads
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College had road race and criterium winners in the final tune up before the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference Championship on the local roads over the weekend.

April 9, 2011
Wins for King Cycling on familiar roads
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College had road race and criterium winners in the final tune up before the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference Championship on the local roads over the weekend.

April 6, 2011
Tornado Cycling Classic scheduled for this weekend
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College welcomes riders for the 2011 Tornado Cycling Classic as a part of the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference road racing season for races on Saturday and Sunday.

March 31, 2011
King Cycling owns second in SECCC standings
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College enters this weekend of Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference action at Mars Hill (N.C.) College second in the Division II team standings as a Tornado rider leads her category.

March 28, 2011
Lady Tornado duo rides to the front at Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. - King College returned to cycling action over the weekend at Clemson (S.C.) University with numerous Top-10 rides.

February 28, 2011
Two Top-5 finishes for King's Ferguson at FSU
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - King College's Ellie Ferguson posted two Top-5 finishes this weekend at Florida State University.

February 13, 2011
Lady Tornado duo rides to front at Ga. Southern
STATESBORO, Ga. - The King College cycling team placed two women inside the Top-6 Sunday at the Georgia Southern University road race.

February 12, 2011
Stallard picks up King’s first win at GSU
STATESBORO, Ga. - King College's Casey Stallard made program history by winning in the "C" criterium at Georgia Southern University Saturday, the first win in a race by any King rider

February 6, 2011
King Cycling ends trip to Florida with higher finishes
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The King College cycling team wrapped up the first weekend of the road season Sunday at the University of Florida with more criterium riding.

February 5, 2011
Podium finish for Tornado at Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - King College opened the road cycling season Saturday with impressive runs at the University of Florida criterium event including a podium finish for a freshman.

December 7, 2010
Tornado ends SECCC Cyclocross in second
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College finished second in the 2010 Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference Cyclocross Division II standings after the season concluded over the weekend with two riders in the Top-10 in the division.

December 6, 2010
Tornado's Stallard posts strong rides at SECCC Cyclocross
UNICOI, Tenn. - King College's Casey Stallard rode to a pair of Top-20 rides this weekend at the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference Cyclocross Championship.

November 8, 2010
King rides to second in SECCC standings
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College has the No. 2 spot in the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference Division II team cyclocross standings after the opening two weekends.

November 1, 2010
Second annual King Cyclocross event contested
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College hosted the 2010 King College Cyclocross event Sunday on campus as a part of the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference cyclocross season.

September 16, 2010
King Cyclocross date announced for Oct. 31
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The date for the 2010 King College Cyclocross Race has been set for October 31 on the King campus.

September 10, 2010
King Cycling announces three signees
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College head cycling coach Dan Kreiss has announced three additions to his 2010-11 squad.

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Midnight Madness to Make its Return on Monday, Oct. 15
Students, faculty, and staff: Come celebrate the return of Midnight Madness recognizing all 24 varsity teams heading into the winter season!