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PFEIFFER SPORTS INFORMATION
Saturday, May 9, 2009
ROSSKOPF WINS FIRST NATIONAL JERSEY
Fort Collins, CO – Pfeiffer University’s Male Athlete of the Year made school history this weekend at the Collegiate National Bicycle Championships/ Fort Collins Cycling Festival. At the Colorado State University hosted event Joey Rosskopf, a freshman cyclist from Decatur, Georgia, was awarded with his first national jersey for being the overall top individual racer in the country.Rosskopf began the weekend as a silver medalist in the national road race just behind the competitor from Princeton University. The brutal 70-mile course that ventured into the Rocky Mountains challenged all riders with 25-32 mile per hour wind gusts and downhill switchbacks that raced as fast as 60 miles per hour. “This was by far the most intense course I’ve ever witnessed,” said Team Pfeiffer Cycling head coach Tommie Brock.
On Saturday morning, Rosskopf took fifth place in the downtown Fort Collins criterium. It is important to mention that as the ACCC men’s A champion he was called to the line first for every race in which he participated in, earning the best starting position for each race. His combined wins, plus the fact that road race winner from Princeton was unable to beat him in the criterium gave Rosskopf the overall Division II title and his first national jersey.
Rosskopf is Team Pfeiffer Cycling’s first national champion.