NZ Takeover in US

New Zealanders Joanne Kiesanowski, 31, and Catherine Cheatley, 27, who represented New Zealand at the 28 Olympics in Beijing, finished first and second, respectively, in the 1-lap Senior Women’s Category 1-2 event at the Grand Cycling Classic in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While Patrick Bevin, 19, a member of the hometown Bissell Pro Cycling Team — who moved to the US from his native New Zealand a year ago — won the Men’s Pro 1 race of 9 minutes plus 1 laps. Kiesanowski was also a member of the 24 New Zealand Olympic team in Athens. “Grand Rapids put on a great race,” Kiesanowski said. “I was definitely hoping to break away with Catherine, my fellow New Zealander, but there was a quality field racing today.”


Tags: cycling  Michigan  Mlive.com  The Olympics  

Travel Lockdown a Blessing for US Surfers

Travel Lockdown a Blessing for US Surfers

Back in March, photographer Ridge BenBen and surfer Joe Kisling, both from the US, travelled to the South Island for the Single Fin Mingle logging contest, an annual event that describes…