Girl power in double Gravity win
Albany has two new WA State Gravity Enduro Mountain Bike champions after the final round of the championships was held on October 13 in Dardanup.
Eight riders from Albany Mountain Biking Club competed at the final round of the WA Gravity Enduro State series.
Four Albany riders rode across the line in first place, with two claiming the overall championship.
Abbey O’Donnell took out the under-13 female category, also receiving the overall series champion after polling the most points.
Points were calculated from a rider’s best five of seven rounds.
The girls made it a winning double when Sophie Adeline won her under-19 female category and also received the most points for the series to be crowned the champion under-19 female.
Corben Weinert continues to grow as a mountain bike rider taking out the under-19 male event, with Hayden Kinnear crossing the line in third place.
Weinert finished second in the series championship with Kinnear rounding out the podium in third overall.
Dinah Roecker blitzed the field to finish first in the masters female, finishing the overall championship in third position.
Hamish Wilkes and Harper O’Donnell both impressed in the under-15 male competition.
Wilkes finished the final round in second position while O’Donnell crossed the line in seventh.
Wilkes was runner-up overall while O’Donnell polled well to place sixth. Nathan Symonds finished the final round in 11th position in the master male category.
Corinne Stoner was third overall in the super masters female category.
Several local riders have their sights set on the National Gravity Enduro Championships in Maydena, Tasmania next month.
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