Ross Clark

Age: 32

Height/Weight: 5’-10” @ 162#

Occupation: Manufacturing Engineer @ Graco Children’s Products

Disciplines: Mountain & RoadExperience:

Class: - NORBA Category: Expert-

USA Cycling: Category: Race “A” when allowed, but license is only a Cat 5

Words to live by: “The sweet isn’t as sweet without the sour”Race Results:

2006 Endurance Racing – 1st place WV wild 100K, 5th Wilderness 101, 5th place LumberJack 100.
2006 XC – 4th place Expert Vultures Knob, 4th place Expert Fox Creek.
2006 Cyclocross – 6th place overall in “A” class cyclocross series (
2005 Cyclocross -- 4th place overall in “A” class cyclocross series (http://www.teamlakeeffect/).
2005 XC – 1st place Expert Vultures Knob, 1st place Expert Fall Fest (NY), 2nd place Expert West Brach, 3rd place Expert Lake Hope, Clearfork, and Snowtrails.
2005 Endurance Racing – 2nd place Mohican 100K

2003 I was the overall Sport class XC winner for both the West Virginia and Vermont NORBA races
2003 won (10) Sport Class races in the Ohio Mountain Bike XC Series
2004 won (3) “B” class cyclocross races and 3rd place overall Expert in the Ohio Mountain Bike XC Series ( )
2004 won the Ohio State NORBA Champion Expert race (
2005 place 4th overall in “A” class cyclocross series (http://www.teamlakeeffect/). Plus several podium finishes in XC mountain biking
2006 Co-Race Director for the Big Valley Race (
2002 – 2006 Active CAMBA (Cleveland Area Mountain Bike Authority) member, building trails.

Racing Goals:Go Fast and Have Fun

Personal & Professional Life:Married to my high school sweetie Tiffany. We reside in the Boro (Streetboro) with our two little girls, Emily (2.5 yrs) and Hannah (8 months).

Anything else:
I started bike riding like any other 4 year old kid…getting pushed down a grassy hill only to fall down and try again and again, until the moment everything worked. When I was in the 5 grade, freestyle biking was the only thing I was interested in, I read every issue of Freestyle magazine and BMX Plus and knew the price list for all components like the back of my hand. It took me ~ 8months to save enough money for my first freestyle bike, but it was worth it. Within a year all my friends were freestyling and we would travel to Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio for competition…Man those were the times, biking all day long, hitting the short ramp working on the newest trick you just read about in the magazine…Well a long time has passed since then, and I can say that I still love bikes. I started racing XC mountain bikes competitively in 2001. And, in 2003, I won the overall XC Sport title at Mt Snow and at Snowshoe NORBA events. For 2004 I made the jump to the expert class, and been very competitive, winning the NORBA Ohio State Championship and placing 3rd Expert overall in the Ohio Mountain Biking Challenge Series (OMBC). In the late fall of 2004 I started racing the local cyclocross series ( on my Jamis XC Dakota and competing very well with the guys on true cyclocross bikes. This year I upgraded to the Jamis Super Nova and raced the “A” class, nothing like slicing through the mud and eases jumping obstacles like an 18# racing machine. In 2006 with the announcement on the “National Endurance Series” AKA 100 mile XC race series, I decided to change my training focus from 2- hour XC races to the 8+ hour body aching marathons. I was able to place 5th at the LumberJack 100 (Michigan), 5th at the Wilderness 101 (PA), and win the Wild 100K in West Virginia. In the off season I enjoys downhill skiing, running, wine tasting, and brew making. From 9 to 5 you’ll find me building child safety seats at Graco Children's Products, working as a manufacturing engineer. And from 5 to 8PM you’ll find me and my wife chasing around our 2 year old daughter Emily and caring for my little, but plump 6 wk old daughter Hannah….Can’t wait till summer to pull both in the Burley.