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Tonkin nabs top ten at MTB Nationals

Posted by on July 25th, 2007 at 1:02 pm

Erik Tonkin racing at Hillsboro Stadium in October 2006. (File photo)

Local racer Erik Tonkin placed eighth at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships held in Vermont last weekend.

Tonkin is co-owner of Sellwood Cycle Repair, a former member of the US Cyclocross World Championships Team and a regular face in the Portland ‘cross scene.

Way to go Erik! Look forward to seeing you at the races this fall.

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  • Jessica Roberts July 25, 2007 at 1:21 pm

    Way to go, Erik! I\’m always proud that he\’s my bike mechanic…

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  • Bjorn July 25, 2007 at 1:45 pm

    and former Corvallis resident Barry Wicks(Kona) placed 6th! The website has some photos of him leading the race early on.

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  • SnarkyPants July 25, 2007 at 5:28 pm

    Sweet! Tonkin and Wicks are two of my very favorites.

    In fact, I just referenced Tonkin as one of my \”local heroes\”… after everything that went down in the Tour today I\’ve come to conclusion to (as Austin from Sweetpea Bicycles put it) \”but our heroes local\”.

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  • Kenji July 25, 2007 at 11:32 pm

    Don\’t forget all the Oregonians.

    Short Track
    Elite Men
    1 Ryan Trebon (Kona) (Bend)
    2 Adam Craig (Giant) (Bend)
    6 Carl Decker (USA) Giant (Bend)
    9 Erik Tonkin (USA) Kona Les Gets (Portland)
    12 Barry Wicks (USA) Kona (Corvallis)
    25 Luke Pennington (USA) S And M (PDX I think)
    36 James Williams (USA) Bendelitemtb.Com (Bend)

    Elite Women Short Track
    31 Patricia Buerkle (USA) Tahoe Northstar/Giant

    Elite Men Cross Country
    1 Adam Craig (Giant) (Bend)
    6 Barry Wicks (Kona) (Corvallis)
    8 Erik Tonkin (Kona Les Gets) (PDX)
    11 Carl Decker (Giant) (Bend)
    21 Spencer Paxson (Discover Bicycles Hood River) (I\’d assume Hood River)
    25 James Williams (Bendelitemtb.Com) (Bend)

    Elite Women Cross Country
    27 Patricia Buerkle (Tahoe Northstar/Giant)

    Super D
    Pro Men
    1 Adam Craig (Giant) (Bend)

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  • erin g. July 26, 2007 at 10:00 am

    Way to go, Tonkin! James Brown already claimed the title in show biz, but you’re the “Hardest Working Man in the Bike Business” and it’s wonderful to see you continuing to thrive at this national level. Such success couldn’t happen to a more deserving fellow…congratulations!

    And a big congratulations to Barry Wicks & all of the other racers with local/regional ties, too! You all make our city proud.

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  • Kristen July 26, 2007 at 10:05 am

    Way to go, Adam Craig and Carl Dekker! You guys rock!

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