DRD XFI's JD Swanguen selected to Pan American Champs!



DRD X-Fusion Intense is proud to announce that factory rider JD Swanguen has been selected to represent the United states in the 2011 Pan American MTB Championships this coming April in Columbia!

A piece from USA Cycling’s press release…

Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 10, 2011) —USA Cycling announced today the 26 athletes that will represent the U.S. at the 2011 Pan American Mountain Bike Championships, April 1-3, in Bogota, Colombia…

Chris Van Dine(Jim Thorpe, Pa.) will lead the U.S. gravity contingent. After finishing sixth in last year’s Continental Championship downhill contest, Van Dine will be looking for a podium spot this time around. He’ll be joined by Ethan Quehl (Grayson, Ga.), Luciano Worl (Woodinville, Wa.), Michael Buell (Nederland, Colo.), Kyle Thomas (Issaquah, Wash.), and Dante Harmony (Sedona, Ariz.), as well as USA Cycling Professional Mountain Bike gravity Tour standouts Heikki Hall (Durango, Colo.), Mitch Ropelato (Ogden, Utah/SPS North America), and JD Swanguen (San Diego, Calif.).

In the elite women’s downhill competition, Katie Holden (Scotts Valley, Calif.) will look to defend her continental title from a year ago. The reigning Pan American champion will be joined by USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships silver medalist Jacqueline Harmony (Sedona, Ariz.).

“I expect our gravity team to be one of, if not the, strongest team at the event,” Gullickson said.

Check back to www.usacycling.org for a report on all the action from Colombia.

Pan American Mountain Bike Championships
Bogota, Colombia
April 1-3, 2011

Chris Van Dine (Jim Thorpe, Pa.)
Ethan Quehl (Grayson, Ga.)
Luciano Worl (Woodinville, Wa.)
Michael Buell (Nederland, Colo.)
Heikki Hall (Durango, Colo.)
Mitch Ropelato (Ogden, Utah/SPS North America)
Kyle Thomas (Issaquah, Wash.)
JD Swanguen (San Diego, Calif.)
Dante Harmony (Sedona, Ariz.)

Katie Holden (Scotts Valley, Calif.)
Jacqueline Harmony (Sedona, Ariz.)


J. Dylan Dean

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