MTB Nationals at Mammoth were HIGHLY compeitive this year, with top riders from every category coming from across the country
Jose rode to a 23rd place in a VERY strong expert field.
Zac ended up tenth in his race. Here's the strange thing about that....
For some reason, the riders are allowed tor race DOWN a category at nationals. Advised Zac to race in his normal cat, but he ended up racing beginner. Every fast kid from across the country also decided to race beginner so they could try and win a medal. IMO, the medal is worthless if you are racing down to attain it. There shouldn't even be a beginner class at nationals!
Anyway.... Zac got 10th in the race, but noticed when he checked the results that his speed would have actually placed him HIGHER if he he raced in his normal category.
That's what you get when you race for a beginner championship.
Young Zac has a had a great year toher than the day at mammoth, and still has a couple more races to get out there and mix it up before the off season begins....