Young Guns Get Call Up For USAC CX Devo Camp

Jake Thompson (HPC) will represent the MABRA region at USAC CX Devo Camp this summer.
Jake Thompson (HPC) will represent the MABRA region at USAC CX Devo Camp this summer. Photo by Douglas Graham/WLP.

We just got the news that Geoff Proctor’s USA Cycling Cyclocross Development Camp III will take place this year from July 21-26 in Helena, Montana. For the past several years, Proctor has held a cyclocross development camp for selected riders deemed to be among the best young cyclocross racers in the U.S. The development camp for selected riders is designed to work on skills, technique, training and set short-term as well as long-range goals.

Proctor is a top-level coach and member of the Union Cycliste Internationale Cyclo-Cross Commission. For over a decade he has served as coach for U23 and Junior World Championship teams.

In last year’s official announcement Proctor explained that the camp is designed to provide transitional training and mental refreshment in a non-competitive, but focused environment. “We will start the day with early morning conditioning, then move to morning cyclocross skill development, and follow up with afternoon training group rides,” Proctor has said. Along with the cross bike work, invitees will also be doing road rides in and around the Continental Divide. The camp’s cyclocross course is on a scenic circuit in the foothills above Helena.

“At this summer camp, we will not be doing formal testing or racing. Other than the friendly contests that come out of our training together, our emphasis will be on the big picture,” Proctor has said about previous camps.

Riders invited to the 2013 camp are listed below. The year above each group indicates birth year:


David Lombardo; Crystal Lake, IL; Verdigris-Village CX Team/Village-Verdigris

Anders Nystrom; Boise, ID; BYRDS (Boise Young Rider Development Squad)

Josie Weik; Wrenshall, MN; ISCorp/NCSF

Maxx Chance; Boulder, CO; Clif Bar Development Cyclocross Team

Nolan Brady; Steilacoom, WA; Rad Racing NW

Garrett Gerchar; Boulder, CO; Boulder Junior Cycling

David O’Brien; Olympia, WA; Rad Racing NW



Cooper Willsey; Hinesburg, VT; Cannodale/Cyclocrossworld

Gavin Haley; Louisville, KY; Red Zone Cycling

Brannan Fix; Fort Collins, CO

Liam Dunn; Denver, CO; Clif Bar Development Cyclocross Team

Sam Rosenberg; Eugene, OR

Lance Haidet; Bend, OR

Jake Thompson; Arlington, VA; HPC



Spencer Petrov; Mason, OH; Lionhearts/Queen City Wheels

Cameron Beard; Bend, OR; Bend Endurance Academy

Jordan Lewis; Jonesborough, TN; MSG Cyclocross/Tri Cities Road Club




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