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Katrina Baumsteiger

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Trina played volleyball, skied, and even played with the men's soccer team in high school as a start to her athletic career. Her first serious cycling endeavors however, didn't start until she attended Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. While competing on the collegiate team, Trina won the Team Time Trial, and overall team awards for the Cal Poly Wheelmen. After receiving her BS in Physical Education & Kinesiology, Trina's interests branched out into the dirt as she began the occasional mountain bike foray into the surrounding hills of San Luis Obispo county. Only starting cyclocross last season, Trina's skill in this discipline soon shined, as she took 6th at the US nationals in Portland in the women's B category. With 9 wins to her credit already this year, as well as the Surf City overall title in the bag, it's safe to say that Trina has arrived at the sport that was meant for her.

Trina has ended her '05/'06 cyclocross campaign by wrestling the silver medal from a talented group of women at the World Masters Cyclocross Championships in Mol, Belgium on January 21st, 2006. You can read more about her medal winning ride, as well as the full race report from our Belgian trip in our team's results folder. Trina was the highest placed American finisher in this years edition of the Masters Worlds, as well as being one of only two Americans to win any medals at the World Championship level in this demanding discipline.

2007 Masters World Cyclocross Championships, Mol, Belgium, January 20th. Trina again, pulled a rabbit out of the hat with another silver medal winning ride. And like last year, Trina battled the French woman Claudia Saintagne, who would be her nemesis throughout the 2007 race. Please read the detailed race report of our trip here. Trina completed a US trend of sorts, by being the first of five total silver medals to be won by Americans at these cross world championship events (2 masters, and 3 more with the elite men & women, and the junior races).


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