Results: Erin Huck & Keegan Swenson Win U.S. National Championships XC

Jul 12, 2021
by Alicia Leggett  

Erin Huck and Keegan Swenson clinched wins this weekend at the U.S. National Championships XC. Keegan Swenson, the defending national champ, also took the win in the short track race the previous day. Erin Huck will now continue on to the Olympics after recently becoming the third member of the U.S. women's Olympic squad.

Check out the full results below.

Results:



Men:


1st. Keegan Swenson 1:22:14
2nd. Stephan Davoust +2:31
3rd. Luke Vrouwenvelder +3.55
4th. Howard Grotts +2:36
5th. Alex Wild +2:42



Women:


1st. Erin Huck 1:11:31
2nd. Alexis Skarda +2:15
3rd. Rose Grant +2:39
4th. Gwendalyn Gibson +3:44
5th. Evelyn Dong +4:45


Full Results:

Women:
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Men:
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18 Comments
  • 11 0
 It's always interesting how many top level XC racers are from Durango, a town of of 18k people, and how few there are from the Bay Area/Socal, Metro areas with 26M people combined.
  • 11 0
 Plus Sepp Kuss just won a stage at the tdf
  • 5 0
 They get kids in DEVO and start em young. My first born was in a 8 week strider class at 2.5 years. Also the training and elevation and a not completely ridiculous tuition at Fort Lewis College.
  • 2 0
 Fort Lewis is one of the best collegiate cycling schools, it attracts a lot of people. It's probably half grown up there half went to college there.
  • 3 0
 The terrain is amazing and amount of riding is crazy. Fort Lewis and the DEVO program here is creating a lot of ridiculously great riders too. You either get strong or give up out here, and the peeps around here aren't the types to give up. Seeing a lot of talent coming out of NM towns close by too, nice year round riding while still only 30 mins from Durango
  • 2 0
 @itslightoutandawaywego:

I wonder if they had national champs at sea level if the results would be different.
  • 2 0
 Training at 9k elevation vs. 100ft in Bay Area/socal helps too
  • 2 0
 @nicky-d:

Kind of. It definitely helps if you’re racing at altitude.
  • 9 0
 Huck establishing dominance after the Olympic team drama. Well done!
  • 4 0
 You love to see it
  • 2 0
 And, she's 40 years old.
  • 5 1
 Disappointing to see such a low number of women riders in the Pro category for the Nationals.
  • 2 0
 Its expensive to go to Nationals and hard to get any sponsors even if you get pretty good results. If your working full time to make entrance fees, travel and only get two weeks paid vacation off its pretty tough. At least from my experience, after a few years there's little incentive to work that hard and easier to just stick to local races for funnzies.
  • 4 0
 Congratulations to Fred Schmid, oldest MTB National Champion ever at 88. GATA Fred, you are a beast.
  • 5 0
 Good to see Howie back
  • 2 0
 Haven't seen his name in quite some time. Good to see he's still doing some racing.
  • 2 0
 Alice Springs, Steamboat Springs, and Colorado Springs represent!
  • 3 0
 And Saratoga Springs and Boiling Springs (from the enduro).







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