Local Talent Highlights FLC Cycling 2017 Recruiting Class

FLC Cycling is proud to announce a great recruiting class of new members that as of right now consists of 40 riders, 11 of which are female. We also get to keep 7 locals in town that have developed wonderfully through Durango Devo and will make an immediate impact. They join riders from all over the country who will be riding for the Skyhawks in 2017.

Camryn Sippy

Top Durango riders Camryn Sippy (CRC Janitorial-Scott) and Katja Freeburn (Bear Development) have received the FLC Cycling Foundation Scholarship, Keiran Eagan (CRC Janitorial-Scott) has received the inaugural Durango Hometown Heroes Cycling Scholarship and Sophomore Ellen Campbell (Competitive Cyclist MTB Team) has been awarded the inaugural Gearjammer Cycling Scholarship.

Noah Schossler

Top male riders from other parts of the country are Track and Road racer Noah Schossler from California who brings great experience with him from racing with the Lux Development team. Mountain Bike and Road racer Noah Lindenthal also hails from California and was a force in the NorCal NICA High School League. Nick Gallizioli from California is a recipient of the Bob Warnicke scholarship for BMX racers and is excited to ride all sorts of bikes. Transfer student Skyler Mackey from Oklahoma who races

Skylar Mackey

for KCCX and the venerable Bill Marshall, has a very strong Cyclocross background and has been producing some great results on the road this summer. Jason Rowton from Southern California (younger brother of graduate Lucas) rides for the Whole Athlete Development team on the MTB and Road.

Kira Payer

It is tough to beat locals Camryn and Katja but Kira Payer (KMS Cycling – Killington Mountain School) from Massachusetts has produced some solid results as a Cat 2 road racer. Luma Randolph, daughter of former Durangoan and Pro Road/MTB rider Greg Randolph, was consistently on the podium in the Idaho NICA High School League. The Skyhawks are also excited to welcome back Emily Abraham from California who is a promising track and road racer and had taken a year off school.

All of these riders compliment an already strong team that finished 2nd in the Varsity Team Overall in 2016-17 combining the disciplines of Track, Mountain Bike, Cyclocross, BMX and Road. The future looks bright for the ‘Hawks as only 10 Male and 0 Female Varsity riders graduated in 2017. Also coming to FLC from Durango are TJ Rifkin, Austin Munroe and Will Berger, we are excited that they will be on the team.

Fort Lewis College Cycling is committed to developing cycling athlete scholars in a spirit of enjoyment, teamwork, citizenship, and complete access to training and expert coaching. We stress camaraderie and self-improvement in an encouraging and ethical environment. We welcome all skill levels and cycling ambitions, working together to improve ourselves while pursuing quality educations. FLC Cycling is a Division 1 Varsity cycling program based in the cycling hotbed of Durango, CO that operates as a club open to any full-time student in good standing.

The Fort Lewis Cycling Team was born in 1994. That year, in its first intercollegiate competition as a club sport, the new team won the inaugural National Collegiate Cycling Association mountain biking national championships. The team’s first uniforms were t-shirts donated by the downtown Durango Diner, where club members would gather before their morning training rides. Since then, the cycling world has come to know FLC Cycling – and the team’s jerseys. Because since that first season, the FLC Cycling has continued its roll, winning national championships 21 more times in mountain biking, cyclocross, and road racing while also excelling in Track and BMX racing.