From the gun, Todd Wells (13) got a jump on the field, including defending champion Stephen Ettinger (pictured behind him).
Bear Creek Resort offered some rocky East Coast terrain for MTB Nationals. Pictured, Troy Wells drops in.
After flatting on the second lap, Stephen Ettinger fought back for a 7th place finish.
Jeremiah Bishop picked his way through the field all day to earn a hard-fought bronze medal in the pro race.
The rocks rattled racer's bones. The Heckle Pit rattled their ears.
Lots of little spots to get air on the pro course.
Lea Davison successfully defended her national title after battling all day with Georgia Gould.
Jamie Busch airs it out on the pro course.
Top pros weren't immune from the chaos of the Heckle Pit.
Chainsaw? Yes, chainsaw.
Even those who didn't get a medal still had a chance to earn a few bucks.
Jena Greaser cashed in.
Whether running or riding, racers had to escape the wrath of the rosary in the Heckle Pit.
Julia Violich earn some shirt-waving cheers on her way to a silver medal in the Women's Cat 1 45-49 race.
To navigate the Heckle Pit, Lone Wolf Cycling strongly suggests that you channel your inner Miyagi.
The amateur classes rode an additional rocky section on the lower portions of the Bear Creek trail system that was not included in the pro classes.
Jonathan Gabor on his way to a silver medal in the Men's Pro Super D.
Georgia Gould bettered her 2nd place performance in the cross country race by taking gold in the Women's Pro Super D.
Kelsey Urban on her way to a silver medal in the Women's Junior 15-18 race.