Orschel Wins Southeastern Collegiate Mountain Bike Omnium Title

Orschel Wins Southeastern Collegiate Mountain Bike Omnium Title

Phil de Montmollin: Sports Information Director

AUBURN, Ala. – Brevard College Cycling student-athlete Tyler Orschel has won the 2018 Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference  Men's A Individual Mountain Bike Omnium Championship.  Orschel clinched the Omnium championship after winning both the Men's A Cross Country and Short Track races at this past weekend's SECCC Championship in Auburn, Alabama.

The Individual Omnium Mountain Bike SECCC Championship is awarded to the cyclist who accumulates the most total points across all events throughout the entire Fall Mountain Biking season.

It marks the second straight year that a Brevard College cyclist has won the conference's Men's A Omnium Championship with Orschel's teammate Carson Beckett winning the Omnium in 2017.

Orschel, a sophomore from Uxbridge, Ontario, won the Omnium after accumulating 952 total points this Fall with a number one ranking in the endurance standings. 

En route to the Omnium title, Orschel won several events throughout the 2018 Fall season with Men's A Cross Country individual wins at King University, REEB Ranch and Auburn to go along with several podium finishes.

Also competing for the Tornados at the Auburn event was Nicole Rusden on the women's side.  Rusden earned top-ten finishes in both Cross Country and Short Track at the event.

The Brevard College Cycling team will now turn its focus on the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships to be held October 19 – 21 in Missoula, Montana.

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