Wednesday, November 25, 2009

First Look At B.A.R. Rankings- NCNCA District Championships This Sunday At Golden Gate Park

The first release of the 2009-10 Best All-round Rider(BAR) rankings are ready for review. Final totals will be complete at the last race of the season as there is still a lot of Cross racing left to be contested on the calendar. Link- http://sites.google.com/site/barncnca2009/current-results. Taleo Racing rider Joe Miller and myself have been hard pressed to deliver the most complete BAR rankings in the history of the NCNCA. Each division is being honored in the rankings and over 1300 Nor-Cal Cyclocross racers have received ranking points so far this season. The 2009 NCNCA District Cyclocross Championships will take place this coming Sunday at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The Bay Area Super Prestige crew is sure to host an epic District Championship competition at one of the City of San Francisco's most pristine and beautiful parks. This event will also serve as race #4 of the B.A.S.P. Series. Personally, I look for many of the riders who have established a high BAR ranking so far this season to play a major role in the races on Sunday. BAR rankings truly show which riders have had the biggest influences on the proceedings in Nor-Cal Cyclocross. The District Championships will most likely mirror the BAR rankings in one way or another. Good luck to everyone who races at Golden Gate Park! Quick notes on the BAR Rankings- One of the most dominate riders of their division so far is Junior Female racer Madeline Myall(California Giant/Specialized) who has won every race she has entered this season except one leading into the District race. I applaud Madeline on her great riding and I applaud Maxime Schimmel(Bicycle Trip) of Santa Cruz for being the one rider to top Myall. In the BAR rankings for the Elite Women's division, Karen Brems(Webcor), Kerry Barnholt(Scott/Ritchey), and Stella Carey(HRS Rock Lobster) have established themselves as the top 3 going into the District Championship. The Elite Men's division was always going to be a battle between HRS Rock Lobster & Cal Giant Inc. for the 2009 BAR ranking season. Surely this fierce rivalry will come to a head at the District Championship race. As of now HRS Rock Lobster is controlling the BAR rankings, holding the top 4 placings and putting 7 riders in the top 15. Cal Giant Inc. is led by Justin Robinson, with "Young Guns" Cody Kaiser and Jeremy Ferguson also able to rip off strong rides at any notice. Please read on as here is a little more info on the BAR rankings heading into the NCNCA District Championships at Golden Gate Park...


HRS Rock Lobster sponsored Josh Snead is holding down the #1 BAR ranking in the Men's Elite division so far this season....Brett Lambert(HRS Rock Lobster) is locked in a serious BAR points battle in the Men's 45+ "A" division....
Michelle Monroe(Joselyn's) is running away with BAR rank in the "B" Women's division.....
Cal Giant Inc. rider Gannon Myall is putting together a outstanding Nor-Cal Cross season and his BAR ranking reflects this effort in the Master Men's 35+ "A" division.....
Robert Meighan(Cal Giant Inc.) is holding down the #1 spot in the Men's 45+ "A" division for BAR 2009. However, Brett Lambert and a host of other 45+ fast men are keeping pressure on the sharp shooting Meighan.....
Don Myrah(IBIS/Buy-Cell.com) could be the Men's MVP for all of Nor-Cal Cyclocross this season. Myrah has racked up more combined points in BAR then any other Male rider. This in the two most competitive divisions of all- the Elite Men's & Master 35+ "A" Men's divisions....
Matthew Valencia(Above Category Racing) is holding down the #1 Junior Men's BAR ranking.....
Cesar Chavez(Buy-Cell.com) sits atop the Single Speed Bar rankings....
Kathleen Bortolussi(HRS Rock Lobster) is leading the BAR rankings for the Masters 35+ Women's division......

6 Comments:

Blogger Ray said...

Who do we contact about making corrections?

11/27/09, 8:58 AM  
Blogger Dusty Downs said...

for making any correction to this amazing spread sheet of information please write to Joe Miller of Taleo Racing at

joecrosstime@yahoo.com

he will address any issues you might have

thanks!

11/27/09, 5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for putting this together,I am sure a great deal of time went into it.

11/28/09, 7:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing work! Thanks for your time and effort Joe!
Ray

11/28/09, 9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to give a big thanks to Dusty and Joe for putting this together. Those two guys are very cool. Rankings like this are never spot on perfect, but it seems to always reflect what has gone on during the entire race season. Also, this gives a chance for some of the other races around nor-cal to have a impact on the rankings. This is key to include smaller races and bigger races, then in the end a final total. Thanks Dusty & Joe.
Bradley

11/28/09, 7:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that's a spread sheet!!

11/29/09, 8:38 PM  

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