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Race Report: Tam High Wins 2023 NICA NorCal State Champs

May 15, 2023
by Ethan Revitch  
Six Sigma Championships
1 Tam 2 Berkeley 3 Redwood

Words: Ethan Revitch

After a season full of rain cancellations and reschedules, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) NorCal League returned to Six Sigma Ranch for one final battle. Six Sigma, a familiar course for many, was reworked for Champs now going clockwise with a different start and finish than the previous races.

Six Sigma Weather

Course & Conditions:
The weather threatened the 5-mile race and threw the trail builders for a loop, leaving them to make last-minute changes to the course. They built two rock bridges over what had been a creek that riders were to ride through.

Pit Zone Overhead

Six Sigman Champs

A challenging course resulted in a number of crashes. With significantly more racers than usual in the same start gate, it’s a given there will be more harder race.

Photo By Omar Alami
Six Sigman Champs Photo By Omar Alami

Riders: Matteo Hanson & Cade Peterson

Photo By Omar Alami

Riders: Felix Clarkson & Ethan Revitch

Tam High Pits

Six Sigma Champs Tam Pits


With more than fifty teams battling it out everyone had a great race. Calling out Tam High, Berkley and Redwood for bringing it home in the top three.

Words: Ethan Revitch
Photos: Noah Guyot & Omar Alami

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Member since Mar 21, 2019
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  • 17 0
 This is awesome! Just graduated, but I've been racing through NICA all four years of high school, keep up the NICA content!
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 This is beyond sick.
  • 5 0
 Nice! Love the photos.
  • 5 0
 Go Marin high schools!!
  • 5 0
 Pronounced "Muh-rin"
  • 2 0
 Lol my gf is from the area and always corrects me when I say “mare-inn”.
  • 2 0
 @Austink: haha, that’s how the Brits say it.
  • 4 0
 hey i was there. And placed!
  • 5 1
 The only time you can legally exceed 10mph on a trail in Marin.
  • 3 0
 Didn't even include anything about the prom?
  • 4 0
 Haha I totally forgot about the prom. I’m thinking of doing an article like this for every race next year. I’ll sneak it in somewhere.
  • 3 0
 @ethanrevitch: Haha that'll be sick, hopefully I'm in a few of those!
  • 1 0
 Probably riding and training in the same area of the birthplace for the sport we all love!
  • 1 0
 -ish. Six Sigma Ranch is in Lake County (~1.5 hours north of Marin). It's a great spot tho! Really fun XC trail there, and the folks who own the ranch are very friendly. They have vineyards on the property, and their wines sre pretty solid too
  • 2 0
 Love that these kids are choosing cycling over ball-based sports.
  • 3 0
 It's a victory when kids are engaged in any outdoor activity versus sitting at home gaming or doom scrolling.
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 MATTHEW MAROTTO - remember that name in a few years...
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