Sam Schultz continues to rip the legs off of other competitors on the dirt. He recently took 3rd place at Mountain Bike Nationals. Andy Schultz was close behind in 6th
- only 4 seconds away from sharing the podium with his brother. Sam followed up that impressive finish with a near podium at the World Cup race in Quebec. Riding in 5th place and chasing down 4th with only two laps to go, Sam flatted and then shortly after that broke his chain. Bad luck! Or should we say it was good fortune for those who Sam was chasing down? It’s only a matter of time before the Schultz brothers put it all together and take the top spots in the world. Also, you don’t want to miss out on this upcoming seasons new Cycling House food menu by the Schultz Brothers.
Andy gets double “man points” for racing fast and looking like he could go head-to-head with a herd of charging buffalo in this picture.
Jen Luebke is still in her first few months of turning pro but for her, the transition has been a smooth one. At Boise 70.3 she scored a 16th overall and at the Xterra Northwest Cup she finished 11th. Jen was recently featured in the outdoor adventure magazine, Montana Headwall. Check out our TCH staffer making the front cover shot here.
Jen’s best attempt at a belly flop
Brendan Halpin is busy tuning up for IM Canada in three weeks. Having done 30+ hours a week for the last three weeks, he’s ready for a rest week followed by a taper. “I’m a little tired but mostly just hungry,” said Brendan with a smile after the huge block of training. He has spent more time looking at his PowerTap SL then sleeping lately. Brendan hopes to qualify for the Ironman World Championships at IM Canada. He’s proved that he is one of the top pro’s in North America by placing 12th at Boise 70.3 and 11th at Calgary 70.3. At Pacific Crest Half Iron he placed 4th and then followed that up with another 4th place in the Desert Half Iron in Osoyoos! Fortunately his HED H3′s are ready to go fast.