Para-cycling National Champions Named in Augusta

By Olivia Truby | June 14, 2018, 1:17 p.m. (ET)

Chester Triplett and pilot Stephen Pedone swept the tandem class at the 2018 USA Cycling Para-cycling Road National Championships in Augusta, Georgia.

AUGUSTA, Ga. – More than 30 U.S. Para-cyclists were crowned national champions in the road race and time trial at the 2018 USA Cycling Para-cycling Road National Championships in Augusta, Georgia.

Fifteen athletes swept both the road race and time trial titles in their respective classifications. In the men’s and women’s trike field, Ryan Sykes (Grass Valley, California – T1), Ryan Boyle (Monroe, Connecticut – T2) and Jill Walsh (Syracuse, New York – T2) all claimed both event titles. In the handcycle competition, Barry Wilcox (West Jordan, Utah – H1), Will Groulx (Portland, Oregon – H2) and Jenna Rollman (Rancho Cucamonga, California – H3) all came out on top with a sweep of the titles. Completing a sweep in the tandem class was Chester Triplett (Mooresville, North Carolina) and pilot Stephen Pedone (Tucson, Arizona).

Seven other athletes won gold in the road race and time trial in their classes: Billy Lister (Cold Spring Harbor, New York – C1), Aaron Keith (Woodinville, Washington – C2), Rebecca Piper (Longmont, Colorado – C2), Joe Berenyi (Oswego, Illinois – C3), Jamie Whitmore (Somerset, California – C3), Shawn Morelli (Meadville, Pennsylvania – C4) and Samantha Bosco (Upland, California – C5).

In the road race handcycle relay, Groulx, Ryan Pinney (Cave Creek, Arizona) and David Berling (Avondale, Arizona) secured the gold medal.

The next event on the U.S. Paralympics Cycling calendar is the USA Cycling Para-cycling Criterium National Championships on June 23 in Grafton, Wisconsin, followed by the second UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup in Emmen, Netherlands, from July 6-8. Team USA will then compete at the UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships in Maniago, Italy, from Aug. 2-5.

QUOTES
Billy Lister
“Racing felt great. It was really hard racing. I have to give a lot of commendation to USA Cycling and U.S. Paralympics Cycling for working really well together and putting some really hard courses together out there for us. They made it challenging and it was incredible. I felt good, just building on some early-season success.”

“The focus the next few weeks is keeping momentum, riding strong and feeling good. The focus going into the second world cup in Emmen is to continue riding hard and hopefully get a result there, with the ultimate goal of performing and peaking at world championships in Maniago, which has been the goal since the beginning of the year. It’s all just building towards that crescendo in Italy at worlds.”

Jill Walsh
“I had a couple good races, I felt really good. I met all the goals I had set for myself and I had some power numbers I wanted to meet, so I can go home on a high note. At this road race, it was hillier than the ride with GPS had shown, so it suited me because I live where it’s very hilly. This year’s world championships route really mimics this course, so that was a good thing to know.”


FULL RESULTS

ROAD RACE
Men's T1: Ryan Sykes (Grass Valley, Calif.)
Men's T2: Ryan Boyle (
Monroe, Conn.)
Women's T2: Jill Walsh (
Syracuse, N.Y.)
Men's H1: Barry Wilcox (
West Jordan, Utah)
Men's H2: Will Groulx (
Portland, Ore.)
Men's H3: David Randall (Bradenton, Fla.)
Men's H4: Travis Gaertner (Burien, Wash.)
Men's H5: Solomon Revils (Chespeake, Va.)
Women's H3: Jenna Rollman (
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.)
Men's C1:
Billy Lister (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.)
Men's C2: Aaron Keith (
Woodinville, Wash.)
Men's C3: Joe Berenyi (
Oswego, Ill.)
Men's C4: Noah Middlestaedt (Saint Cloud, Minn.)
Men's C5: Nick Gibb (Bend, Ore.)
Women's C2: Rebecca Piper (
Longmont, Colo.)
Women's C3: Jamie Whitmore (
Somerset, Calif.)
Women's C4: Shawn Morelli (
Meadville, Penn.)
Women's C5: Sam Bosco (
Upland, Calif.)
Men's tandem: Chester Triplett (
Mooresville, N.C.) and Stephen Pedone (Tucson, Ariz.)
Women's tandem: Kristin Fleschner (Arlington, Va.) and Liesel McAllister (Weatherford, Texas)
Handcycle Relay: Will Groulx (
Portland, Ore.), Ryan Pinney (Cave Creek, Ariz.), David Berling (Avondale, Ariz.)

TIME TRIAL
Men's T1: Ryan Sykes (Grass Valley, Calif.)
Men's T2: Ryan Boyle (Monroe, Conn.)
Women's T2: Jill Walsh (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Men's H1: Barry Wilcox (West Jordan, Utah)
Men's H2: Will Groulx ((Portland, Ore.)
Men's H3: Matt Updike (Denver, Colo.)
Men's H4: Tom Davis (Fremont, Ind.)
Men's H5: Oz Sanchez (San Diego, Calif.)
Women's H3: Jenna Rollman (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.)
Men's C1: Billy Lister (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.)
Men's C2: Aaron Keith (Woodinville, Wash.)
Men's C3: Joe Berenyi (Oswego, Ill.)
Men's C4: Cody Jung (Poway, Calif.)
Men's C5: Kyle Pitman (Denver, Colo.)
Women's C2: Rebecca Piper (Longmont, Colo.)
Women's C3: Jamie Whitmore (Somerset, Calif.)
Women's C4: Shawn Morelli (Meadville, Penn.)
Women's C5: Sam Bosco (Upland, Calif.)
Men's tandem: Chester Triplett (Mooresville, N.C.) and Stephen Pedone (Tucson, Ariz.)
Women's tandem: Amy Dixon (Encinitas, Calif.) and Kirsten Sass (Mckenzie, Tenn.)

Full results from the 2018 USA Cycling Para-cycling Road National Championships can be found here.