9
Mar
2021

Throwback Tuesday – 2020 U.S. National DH @ Windrock Bike Park

3/9/2021 : sicklines

Photos: Jason Nixon

Today we take a quick look back at the 2020 U.S. National DH series stop at Windrock Bike Park during the Tennessee National.

Nestled in Oliver Springs, TN the Windrock Bike Park is a blossoming venue that draws top talent. They held round #1 of the National DH Series as part of their TNNational in 2020 and will be held again this year March 10-14th 2021.

The Windrock Bike Park continues to get a number of updates and riders love riding new and exciting features.

2020 Tennessee National - Windrock Bike Park, Throwback Tuesday – 2020 U.S. National DH @ Windrock Bike Park

To get to the top of the downhill trails bikes are loaded onto some custom bike trailers to shuttle riders and their bikes.

2020 Tennessee National - Windrock Bike Park, Throwback Tuesday – 2020 U.S. National DH @ Windrock Bike Park

The 2020 TN National drew riders from all over the USA and from other countries. Canadian Magnus Manson is no stranger to downhill and he seeded well in 4th position but had issues in the finals and couldn’t repeat his success.

2020 Tennessee National - Windrock Bike Park, Throwback Tuesday – 2020 U.S. National DH @ Windrock Bike Park

If you haven’t fallen at Windrock, you probably have never ridden there either. Dillon Flinders from Provo, UT tastes the TN dirt during practice but ends up 9th overall in Pro Men on race day.

2020 Tennessee National - Windrock Bike Park, Throwback Tuesday – 2020 U.S. National DH @ Windrock Bike Park

Making a name for yourself usually starts in the JrX field and Seth Sherlock wrapped up his first Jr X win onboard Intense Factory Racing at the Tennesee National.

2020 Tennessee National - Windrock Bike Park, Throwback Tuesday – 2020 U.S. National DH @ Windrock Bike Park

Riders of all ages came to compete and spectate and there is a lot of young talent that are ready to race the best.

2020 Tennessee National - Windrock Bike Park, Throwback Tuesday – 2020 U.S. National DH @ Windrock Bike Park
2020 Tennessee National - Windrock Bike Park, Throwback Tuesday – 2020 U.S. National DH @ Windrock Bike Park
Hold on little buddy, you don’t want to fall there!

The course had some tricky spots to it and gave some riders a challenge. The main rock garden had a few tricky spot riders struggled with but Luca Shaw makes easy work of it without causing any damage to himself or his Syndicate bike.

2020 Tennessee National - Windrock Bike Park, Throwback Tuesday – 2020 U.S. National DH @ Windrock Bike Park

Freda Helena Roenning dominated seeding and the finals claiming victory by over 12 seconds.

2020 Tennessee National - Windrock Bike Park, Throwback Tuesday – 2020 U.S. National DH @ Windrock Bike Park
Frida during practice in the upper rock garden

After the seeding run it was Dakotah Norton in the top spot for Pro Men which set the stage for the race on Saturday.

2020 Tennessee National - Windrock Bike Park, Throwback Tuesday – 2020 U.S. National DH @ Windrock Bike Park

Luca Shaw navigates the upper rock garden during seeding into the #3 spot.

Steven Walton ended up taking fourth in Pro Men at this US National stop but would go on to take the overall 2020 U.S. National Downhill Series title.

2020 Tennessee National - Windrock Bike Park, Throwback Tuesday – 2020 U.S. National DH @ Windrock Bike Park

Slotting into third place was none other than Neko Mulally who has been important in a lot of the transformation at Windrock along with the dedicated trail team like Sean Leader.

2020 Tennessee National - Windrock Bike Park, Throwback Tuesday – 2020 U.S. National DH @ Windrock Bike Park

Luca Shaw is no stranger to the podium and he took second place.

2020 Tennessee National - Windrock Bike Park, Throwback Tuesday – 2020 U.S. National DH @ Windrock Bike Park

Dakotah Norton carried the momentum from his seeding run and would go on to take the win for the Pro Men.

2020 Tennessee National - Windrock Bike Park, Throwback Tuesday – 2020 U.S. National DH @ Windrock Bike Park

Pro Men Results

  1. Dakotah Norton 2:27.588
  2. Luca Shaw 2:29.059
  3. Neko Mulally 2:30.632
  4. Steven Walton 2:33.301
  5. Walker Shaw 2:35.307
2020 Tennessee National - Windrock Bike Park, Throwback Tuesday – 2020 U.S. National DH @ Windrock Bike Park

Pro Women Results

  1. FREDA HELENA ROENNING
  2. Rachel Pageau
  3. Kera Linn
  4. Mazie Hayden
  5. Ella Erickson

2020 Tennessee National - Windrock Bike Park, Throwback Tuesday – 2020 U.S. National DH @ Windrock Bike Park

JrX Men Results

  1. Seth Sherlock
  2. Tyler Ervin
  3. Austin Dooley
  4. Pablo Omodeo
  5. Jack Dichiara
2020 Tennessee National - Windrock Bike Park, Throwback Tuesday – 2020 U.S. National DH @ Windrock Bike Park

Full results

Feel free to thumb through some additional images as well from the race below. You can also head over to Windrock for the U.S. National Downhill race this week March 10th-14th.


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