2016 MTB Nationals: conference representation

The tables below illustrate the conference participation at the Nationals event. These counts include men and women.

  • Conf Total refers to the number of “A” riders in that category (varsity/club) in the conference as a whole.
  • Competitors refers to unique individuals present at Nationals, regardless of how many events they competed in.
  • Starts and Podium Appearances should be self-explanatory, i.e., if a single athlete started and finished on the podium in two separate events that would count as 2 in each of these categories.

Varsity

One could conclude that the VARSITY races were not “national” championships in the literal sense. The distribution of varsity teams is very focused. As a result, this division doesn’t really represent the “nation” with effectively 3 conferences participating and over half of the competitors coming from a single conference.

Conference Conf Total Competitors Starts Podium Appearances
SECCC 113 92 232 24
RMCCC 104 47 97 10
MWCCC 42 26 54 6
ACCC 3 3 4
SCCCC 8 1 2

Club

The Club category is more geographically diverse with 9 conferences represented and a more equal distribution of competitors among the conferences.

Conference Conf Total Competitors Starts Podium Appearances
ECCC 93 37 77 7
RMCCC 80 31 65 17
ACCC 46 25 52 8
SECCC 40 20 42 6
MWCCC 42 18 33 1
SWCCC 28 5 9 1
SCCCC 20 4 7
WCCC 73 4 5
NCCCC 5 1 2