Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Team PR Time

TEAM PR – AxleyUSA.com finalizes for 2007

October 24th, 2006
From Michael Pruitt, Team Manager
Contact - mpruitt@axleyusa.com

AxleyUSA.com / Spoke and Sprocket Cycling Team
Team AxleyUSA.com finalizes for 2007
Seattle, WA, USA (October 24th, 2006) - Team AxleyUSA.com returns in 2007 as an elite multi-sport team consisting of athletes from around Washington State. After several years of success at the local and regional level, the AxleyUSA.com Cycling Team made its NRC debut in 2006. Building on that experience, the team has expanded its 2007 NRC schedule and signed a guest-ride deal with the Priority Health Professional Cycling Team for 5 races. This will provide local talent with the opportunity to experience professional racing inside out consistent with the Team’s mission statement to provide Northwest based riders with the opportunity to experience professional level racing and to use that experience to improve cycling in the Northwest.
With 2 of its riders signing professional contracts for 2007 Team AxleyUSA.com has added 2 young studs and 3 experienced northwest Veterans to the team. Trevor Mays and Lang Reynolds guest rode on the team in 2006 and will be riding full NRC schedules in 2007. Former Nutra-Fig professional Ronnie Schmeer and seasoned vets Ben Kaplan and Alec Duxberry all bring tactical savvy, class and commitment to the table. Meanwhile, AxleyUSA.com returns 7 elite riders from the 2006 roster highlighted by Ronde Ohop and Furnace Creek 508 winner Michael Emde. The team will again display strong chemistry and family atmosphere.

2007 AxleyUSA.com / Spoke and Sprocket Elite Team
Michael Pruitt (Cat 2 / Manager) – Seattle, WA
Eric Kapfhammer (Cat 2 / Assistant Manager) – North Bend, WA
Michael Emde (Cat 1 / Coach) – Spokane, WA
Ronnie Schmeer (Cat 1) – Seattle, WA
Alec Duxbury (Cat 2) – Seattle, WA
Mark Knokey (Cat 2) – Spokane, WA
Trevor Mays (Cat 1) – Boise, ID
Calvin Allen (Cat 1) -- Boise, ID
Steve Anderson (Cat 2) – Seattle, WA
Erik Scheller (Cat 2) – Gig Harbor, WA
Lang Reynolds (Cat 2) – Seattle, WA
Shawn Ongers (Cat 2) – Walla Walla, WA
Ben Kaplan (Cat 2) – Seattle, WA

Team AxleyUSA.com’s competitive focus will again be on NRC Stage Races nationally and the Senior Washington State BARR (Best All-Around Road Rider) and Washington Cup competitions locally. In 2006 the team won the Masters A BARR with Michael Emde as well as the GC at Eugene Celebration with Omer Kem.

The elite team will kick off its NRC season with the Valley of the Sun Stage Race on February 16-18th while the local season opens with the Omloop Ohop Circuit Race on February 24th.

Team AxleyUSA.com is operated by PruSports LLC, sponsored by AxleyUSA.com and co-sponsored by the Spoke & Sprocket bicycle shop. AxleyUSA.com, the exclusive U.S. distributor of Axley Eyewear enters its 2nd year as title sponsor. The Team would like to welcome Bon Appetit food management services.
For more information on the team email Michael Pruitt at mpruitt@axleyusa.com.

AxleyUSA.com 2007 Sponsors
Axley Eyewear / www.AxleyUSA.com
Spoke & Sprocket / www.spokeandsprocket.com
Bon Appetit Management Company / www.bamco.com
Ritchey Logic / www.ritcheylogic.com
Torelli / www.torelli.com
Sinclair Imports / www.sinclairimports.com
Emde Coaching / www.emdesports.com
Voler Team Apparel/ www.voler.com
CrankBrothers / www.crankbrothers.com
Tufo North America / www.tufonorthamerica.com


At Tuesday, October 24, 2006 2:35:00 PM, Blogger Old as dirt said...

It's Duxbury,not berry. If you take half of our team, at least you could spell their names right ; -)

At Tuesday, October 24, 2006 2:55:00 PM, Blogger Old as dirt said...

I know a really good Editor, but she doesn't come cheap!

At Tuesday, October 24, 2006 3:40:00 PM, Blogger P-Dog said...

We apply blog rules.. the more mispellings and grammtical errors the betterer.

At Tuesday, October 24, 2006 4:18:00 PM, Anonymous andrew said...

When you say "Experience professional level racing" - do you mean getting my ass handed to me? Because I can do that right here thanks.

At Tuesday, October 24, 2006 7:42:00 PM, Blogger stokediam said...

The link for Bon Appetit Management Co. doesn't work.

At Tuesday, October 24, 2006 8:34:00 PM, Blogger P-Dog said...

the linky linkies should worky worky now.

At Tuesday, October 24, 2006 10:57:00 PM, Blogger Cycling Soup said...

Is Valley of the Sun an NRC race again? It hasn't been for several years now. It'd be good to see it come back to the national level. It used to be a good event back when they had "Another Dam Race" as well.

At Tuesday, October 24, 2006 11:30:00 PM, Blogger Cycling Soup said...

And, of course, nice work with the roster. A good quality group. I'm sure 2007 will be a great year for you guys.


At Wednesday, October 25, 2006 7:26:00 AM, Blogger P-Dog said...

i don't know if the official NRC calendar has been released yet. it was initially listed last year then dropped. So we'll see. Mostly i just want to actually, you know make it past Missoula this time.

At Wednesday, October 25, 2006 11:31:00 PM, Blogger Cycling Soup said...

well, i'm still confused on how Missoula is on the way to Phoenix from Seattle. But what do I know....

At Thursday, October 26, 2006 8:47:00 AM, Blogger P-Dog said...

hey it made sense at the time.

At Thursday, October 26, 2006 10:12:00 AM, Blogger stokediam said...

How come your 2007 press release and team roster lists your 2006 sponsors?

At Thursday, October 26, 2006 10:58:00 AM, Blogger Old as dirt said...

Someone asked me last night who the 2 guys that went pro from Axley were?? Omer was one, who was the other??

At Thursday, October 26, 2006 1:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


This guy?

At Thursday, October 26, 2006 3:46:00 PM, Blogger P-Dog said...

Omerific went pro with PH and another rider not listed that swore me to secrecy even though everyone else already knows. Go ask PStache. He knows.

At Thursday, October 26, 2006 3:47:00 PM, Blogger P-Dog said...

oh, and 2006 sponsors are listed because technically not all are confirmed for 2007. I am actually ahead of them. But most will be back.

At Wednesday, November 01, 2006 11:01:00 PM, Blogger Cycling Soup said...

The two riders that went pro from Axley are the two riders that went pro when riding for Broadmark years ago. Axley is all about the second chance. Pru-Diggity ha a big heart, ya know. I wonder if he'll be updating now that he's having another kid?


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