Western’s Mountain Bike Team traveled to Snowmass Village this past weekend to participate in an intense mixture of races. Hundreds of riders from the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference (RMCCC) came from all over Colorado and Wyoming to participate in Downhill, Cross Country, and Short Track Cross Country races.

Snowmass Men's A ST

Graham Ruhmann in the front of the pack on lap one in Men’s A Short Track

Western athletes gave great performances in a few different classes. Graham Ruhmann and Max Durtschi both made massive statements in their respective races. Graham held up the front of the pack in Men’s A Short Track Cross Country, finishing in a brilliant second place. While Max came out blazing to take third in Men’s B Downhill.

Snowmass DH

Max sending some air before the last stretch to the finish line

While the Snowmass course was a little dry and loose, Western athletes were still able to dish out some impressive lap times and represent the entire Mountain Sports Program very well. Each school was extremely appreciative of Aspen Snowmass, the volunteers, community, staff, and everyone else for encouraging a race in such a beautiful area. The Western Mountain Sports Program wanted to extend their gratification to the people of Aspen Snowmass for their effort in making this event possible.

Results can be found at the USAC Website


Western athletes gathering near the base area

Written by David Dieckhaus. Photos by David Dieckhaus and Mason Strehl. More photos from the event may be found on the Mountain Sports Flickr page.