Team Horst Sports and the Horst Engineering Cycling Team have had fantastic results in 2012. Our athletes have raced all over the country and have carried our name proudly. At times, the team has dominated the competition. Road cycling is the sporting discipline where our team has its roots, and the team hasn’t disappointed. Gerry Clapper led an all out effort at the Killington Stage Race and won the queen stage in convincing fashion. He finished third overall in the general classification. When the road goes up, no one can match Clapper’s speed. Through six races, he is leading the BUMPS Northeast Hill Climb Series after having posted multiple podium finishes on big mountains including Mt. Washington, Whiteface Mountain, and Mt. Ascutney.
The off-roaders on the team recently raced their mountain bikes at the Wilderness 101 in central Pennsylvania, and had fantastic results. Scott Livingston was 15th in the singlespeed division and Arthur Roti wasn’t far behind him. Both riders get support from Seven Cycles of Watertown, Massachusetts. Zane Wenzel had a great result at the Hampshire 100. Next up for Wenzel is the Shenandoah Mountain 100 and then the full mountain bike squad will be at the Vermont 50 Mile Ride & Run.
Scott Livingston has led the charge for the triathlon crew, and has been a mainstay in the top 10 all season long. He was 2nd at Niantic Bay, 5th at Ocean Beach, and 9th at Litchfield Hills. He was also 2nd overall at the 10-race Winding Trails Summer Tri Series.
Deborah Livingston has had a stellar year representing Horst Engineering on the trails. In June, she broke the 22 year old women’s course record at the 70.5 mile Laurel Highlands Ultra in western Pennsylvania. She was fifth at the Zane Grey 50 Mile Endurance Run in Arizona, and third at the Vermont 100 Endurance Run.
Cyclocross season just started last weekend and Matt Domnarksi led the way with two 2nd place finishes in his age group. The Horst Engineering orange and black kits (with some mud accents!) will be all over the Northeast when cross really gets rolling.
Lastly, it isn’t all about competition. We had strong team turnouts at both the National MS Society 100 Mile Bike Tour and the Tour of Litchfield Hills charity rides.