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"It was so exciting to finish off my high school mountain bike career as state champions, surrounded by all my friends and teammates. This meant so much to me!” Park City High School Senior Charlie Sims
CEDAR CITY, Utah — The Utah High School Cycling League, which has just under 7300 riders and 77 teams culminated its season this weekend in Cedar City, for their State Championships. Two days of races featured 2052 riders, racing in 12 different categories. Park City Miners Mtn. Bike Team took first place in the State Championship competition.
Park City entered the championship as the top division 1 team for region one, having dominated the last round of regionals at Eagle Mountain earlier in the month.
“After several years, developing and fostering a team environment, Park City MTB has returned to the podium as State Champions in the Utah High School Mountain Bike league. With over 70 teams across the state competing for the overall championship, our Park City riders showcased their depth of character, resilience, and training together to take the top podium spot. I’m proud of all our riders, the support and love of the parents and how the team represented the community of Park City as a whole,” said head coach Pete Stoughton.
The Park City girls picked up 10 out of the top 16 scoring points, showing just how strong the girls are who train on the team.
A team that has tripled in size in the last three years and has a roster of 230 riders from grades 7-12. It was the depth of talent from freshman to Varsity that led Park City to take the leaderboard.
This was a highlight for the seniors, many who have been on the team for several years to finish their final year on the top step of the podium as State Champions. When asked senior Charlie Sims said “it was so exciting to finish off my high school mountain bike career as state champions, surrounded by all my friends and teammates. This meant so much to me!” Charlie also picked up the $5000 state scholarship and the Legacy Leadership award.
Coach Pete Stoughton told TownLift, “This was truly a team effort and every rider contributed to the accomplishment.”
Special congratulations went to:
Mei Li Han