The Fort Lewis Cycling team is the best collegiate cycling program in the country for the third year in a row after earning the highest overall point total for the 2011-2012 season in USA Cycling's Division I.
The team will carry the #1 ranking through the 2012-2013 collegiate cycling season. The season omnium title is FLC Cycling's fifth overall #1 ranking since the team's founding in 1994.
The Cycling team capped the season by taking third overall at this past weekend's USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships, in Ogden, Utah, the final event of the racing season. The team took first place in the Men's Team Time Trials, and 5th in the Women's Team Time Trials.
Individual successes were led by a 3rd place finish from Sarah Sturm, and a 5th place from Lauren Catlin. Men's leaders were 6th place finisher Rotem Ishay, and Payson McElveen in 15th place.
The #1 ranking completes a strong season that included an overall team national championship in mountain biking -- the team's 18th Division I national championship -- at the Mountain Bike National Championships in Angel Fire, New Mexico, in October. The team also finished second in the nation in cyclo cross and second in track for this racing season.
There have also been notable individual successes, as Lauren Catlin, Howard Grotts, Rotem Ishay, and Sarah Sturm won individual national mountain biking championship titles.
Learn more about Fort Lewis College Cycling.
See posts, photos from the Road Nationals, and the team's experiences on the FLC Cycling Race Blog.