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  • Kamikaze Games/Pro GRT Final – Mammoth Mountain

    October 7, 2015

    Mammoth Lakes, CA- Sept 25-27, 2015 –  Set high in the Sierra Mountains at 10,000ft, Mammoth hosted the final round of the Pro GRT National series, as well the Kamikaze Legends downhill race, night slalom, xc, and enduro. Jill Kintner and Bryn Atkinson were able to both secure the Downhill championships after 5 rounds of Downhill action on American soil and take their Norco carbon Aurum’s all the way to the top.

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    JILL KINTNER

    “Having an arena to develop skills and race in the USA is really important, so I am glad that Bryn and I were a part of the full series as a riders, athlete representatives, and now reigning Champions of the series. USA Cycling is working on building a better future to support gravity racing, so as the series gains consistency and a competitive edge, my hope is that the next generation of Americans to take over on the World Cup again. Having a connection with the up and coming talent plus hanging with the other US pros at these events, helps raise the bar and hopefully we are making a difference leading by example. Our program was solid this year, and we thank all our partners for making it happen.”

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    Photo credit : Long Nguyen

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    Photo credit : Long Nguyen

    BRYN ATKINSON

    “The old NORBA races in the US were where I got a lot of my race experience for World Cups. It was a good transition coming from Australia to test things out and get comfortable with new equipment and go through the motions before racing over in Europe. It would be good to see more up and coming talent take advantage of this series because it’s getting more competitive, and gaining momentum. It’s also a lot easier to travel over here, and fun, so it makes perfect sense to put resources into this series. Mammoth was also a cool spot with a lot of history, so it’s good to see some classic venues return to the calendar.”

     

    Photo credit : Long Nguyen

    Photo credit : Long Nguyen

    Photo credit : Long Nguyen

    Photo credit : Long Nguyen

     

    PRO GRT DOWNHILL SERIES RESULTS:
    PRO WOMEN

    1. Jill Kintner – WA
    2. Samantha Kingshill- CA
    3. Kim Godfrey- CO

    SLALOM RESULTS:
    PRO WOMEN

    1. Jill Kintner
    2. Essence Barton
    3. Jackie Thomas

    PRO GRT DOWNHILL SERIES RESULTS:
    PRO MEN

    1. Bryn Atkinson- WA/ AUS
    2. Kiran MacKinnon- CA
    3. Logan Binggeli- UT
    4. Luca Cometti- CA
    5. Shane Leslie – MI

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