Team and Racers

Team Update: March 2017, the Team moved to Spokane, WA to support their mother’s career promotion.  The Team’s racing pathways now included logging substantially more milage (30,000) to fulfill its Race Schedule.  The Team responded with the character they are known for.  Making  its first (3 month long) race trip to the East Coast and Canada. Racing both XC and Enduro disciplines in 2 Countries and posting some outstanding results.  Highlighted by a double Team Member Podium in USA Cycling MTB National Championship Enduro!

Team Update: In the Summer of 2014, the Team Director made the decision for the Team Members to begin competing in Enduro and making Enduro their primary focus.  In the succeeding season we competed in Enduro, Road Racing and XC races.  2015, 2016 and 2017 produce some amazing results for 3 discipline athletes!

Team Update:  June 2013 was a big date for the development of Yackle Brothers Racing.  Our move to Reno, NV marked a transitional point for the Team.  Leaving our long-time home of Cortez, CO was a big, but important step.  Reno, NV now provides the Team with many important aspect of racing and training which were a challenge living in Cortez, to say the least.  2013 we began competing on Road and Cyclocross.   XC will still be a important part of the Team’s focus, but we will be Road Racing with equal passion from here forward.  Early, successes on the Road have been encouraging, showing the Team Racers are quite gifted Athletes……stay tuned! 

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Team Member:   Jedediah Jake Yackle   Age 17  Starting his 11th Season of Racing

2017 USA Cycling Nationals 17-18 Enduro 4th, XC 10th, DH 11th

2017 Mont Sainte Anne World Cup/Velerium 30k XC 17-18 1st & 1st Overall 

2017 IMBA National Enduro Series U21 2nd Overall

2017 Canadian National Enduro Series Bromont QC CA U21 3rd

2017 North American Cup 1st Juniors U18 

2017 Epic Rides Carson City Road Pro Critérium 6th, XC 15th 

2016 USA Cycling MTB Nationals Cat 1 15-16 Cross Country 7th

2016 Downieville Bicycle Classic U18 Junior All Mountain Champion

2016 NICA California State Championships 7th Varsity

2016 NICA/NorCal Overall  Series Points Championship 2nd Varsity

2016 California Enduro Series Season Overall Expert U18 5th 

2016 Carson City Off Road Capitol 50 1st Amateur Men Open

2016 Tour De Nez Critérium 1st Elite 4s, 1st Junior 15-16

2015 USA Cycling XC 15-16 National Champion

2015 Enduro Cup Points Championship 2nd Junior Expert

2015 California Enduro Series Points Championship 5th Overall Junior Expert

2015 Downieville Bike Classic All Mountain 5th Junior Expert

2015 NICA/NorCal Silver California State Junior Varsity and Conference Chanmpionship

2012 USA Cycling XC  10-12 and National Champions,

2010 USA Cycling XC U10 National Champion,

2011 USA Cycling Bronze Medalist,

2013 USA Cycling Nationals 4th & 5th

2014 California State Champion Jr 13-14

2014 California State Cyclocross Champion Jr U14

2012 Colorado State Champion,

2012 New Mexico State Champion,

2011 Category 3 New Mexico Off Road Regional Series Champion,

2012 Category 2 New Mexico Off Road Regional Series Champion,

2012 Category 3 Mountain States Cup Regional Series Champion,

2013 Northstar Point Series Champion

2013 Sierra Cup Point Series Champion

2012 Silver Medal Team Points Championship Mountain States Cup Regional Point Series.

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Team Member:  Nathaniel Nye Yackle  Age 15   Starting his 10th Season of Racing 

2017 USA Cycling MTB Nationals 15-16 Enduro: 5th XC: 15 DH: 10th

2017 Mont Sainte Anne World Cup/Velerium 30k XC 4th Juniors 15-16

2017 IMBA National Enduro Series U21 6th Overall 

2017 Canadian National Enduro Series Bromont QC CA U21 5th

2017 Big Mountain Enduro Santa Fe U17 3rd

2017 Epic Rides Carson City Off Road Capitol 50 1st U18 Juniors 

2017 Epic Rides Grand Junction Off Road Capitol 40 2nd Juniors U18

2016 USA Cycling MTB Nationals Junior U14 STXC 4th 

2016 Downieville Classic 3rd Junior Sport 

2016 Tour De Nez Critérium 3rd Juniors 13-14

2016 Sea Otter Classic 3rd Juniors Cat 1 13-14 

2016 Battleborn Enduro 1st Junior Sport U18

2016 Carson City Off Road Capitol 50 1st Junior U18 

2016 NICA/NorCal Overall Points Series 3rd Freshman 

2016 NICA California State Championships 6th Freshman

2015 California Enduro Series Points Championship 3rd Overall Junior Sport Class 

2012 USA Cycling XC U10 National Champion,

2011 USA Cycling Silver Medalist,

2013 USA Cycling Bronze Medalist

2014 California State Championships 2nd Junior 11-12

2014 California State Cyclocross Championships 3rd Jr U14

2012 Category 3 New Mexico Off Road Regional Series Champion,

2013 Northstar Point Series Champion

2012 Silver Medal Team Points Championship Mountain States Cup Regional Point Series.

2018 Sponsorship:  KHS Bicycles, Primal Wear Inc, Shimano, Panaracer Tires, Slime, Genuine Innovations, Full Speed Ahead, Vision, Fox, Osprey Packs, SIDI, White Lightning Lubricants, Xpedo Pedals, Kali Protectives,  9point8 Dropper Posts, Clif Bar, Velo Saddles/Grips, Welge Automotive.

These Colorado born Athletes embody all of the goodness of growing up in the Mountain West.  They enjoy all that is great in the Outdoor Lifestyle! Though they focus their attention on Mountain Bike Racing, but they enjoy rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, paddle sports and a leisure camping trip!  You won’t find these kids with idle time!  Being top XC/Road/Enduro athletes, requires dedication and hard work.  Beyond that they heavily participate in the building and development of their Race Team as a business-Yackle Brothers Racing!  Their home life is another place where this athletes are not ordindary kids as they are required to do the chores to maintain their household.  Mom and Dad are there to teach self sufficiency and support.  We think they are well on their way!

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Crashes: The Achilles Heal of My Road Racing- Jake’s Blog 

I dedicate nearly all of my race Season to Enduro and XC Racing. So when I have an opportunity to compete in a road race, I need to capitalize and get the best result possible!  Out of the 13 USA Cycling sanctioned road races I have competed in during the past 2 years, I have been involved in 5 crashes. 3 of which occurred in the last 7 days!

img_9745The first crash I was caught in was the 2015 Bariani Road Race.  The crash occurred after racing 56 miles, 300ft before the finish, as a racer in the front of the peloton was blown sideways by a gust of wind, causing a domino effect crash. I instinctively swerved off into a paved ditch to avoid the multi-racer pileup, crashing there.

 

img_8161In 2016 during the last lap of the Folsom Criterium, the rider in 5th or 6th position crashed 2 bike lengths in front of me. Causing me to slam on the brakes to slowly ride around the crashed riders. This set me so far back that I had no shot at the win.

 

 

 

 

img_6477In 2017 during the Cantua Creek Road Race, the racer in 4th, who was directly in front of me crossed wheels and went down causing me to go over my handlebars. I untangled my bike and had to chase back to the lead group blowing all of my energy.  I just caught them before the finishing climb where I was dropped.

 

 

img_6741 5 days later during the Thunderhill Circuit race, on a tight, wet, corner on the last lap, a racer’s front wheel slid out causing a major crash.  I again had to slam on the brakes to avoid crashing, setting me far behind the lead group.

 

 

 

img_70622 days later during the Steve Harrison Criterium 2 1/2 laps in someone slammed into my rear wheel going into a corner nearly causing me to crash. The rider broke my rear wheel spoke and damaged my derailleur to the point where I couldn’t shift, and I was stuck in a small gear. I ended up riding to the pit zone and was forced to use a neutral bike throughout the rest of the race.

 

img_7056I’ve learned that if I get involved in a crash it is nearly impossible for me to get a points result, which I am seeking in order to upgrade from Category 3.  Since I have been caught in so many crashes, I know that in order to avoid being crashed out, I need to stay in safe positions in the peloton and always be ready to react and avoid any potential crashes!

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