Jesuit’s cycling team performed well at the cyclocross state championships last weekend, having podium finishes in both the 15-16 and 17-18 age categories. Jack Webb ’24 won second place in the 15-16 while Lucas Ferguson ’22 and Carter Trupiano ’22 took first and third respectively in the 17-18. Overall the weekend went well, with many of the team riders participating in the Pan-American race on Sunday featuring racers from Canada and Central and South America, although Jesuit did not win any podium positions.
Cyclocross is an off-road racing discipline characterized by rigid bikes featuring skinny tires and road-style drop bars. Cyclocross racing tends to be very technical, often featuring difficult hills and turns, as well as barricades to force the rider to dismount to cross.