Sports Base Online and USA Cycling were not prepared for the onslaught of riders trying to register as soon as USA Cross Nationals registration opened on 10/10/09 for masters, and 10/12/09 for all others.
Even though Jordan was 3rd last year, they only give automatic seeding to the National Champion if you are moving up to the next age class (Jordan is moving up from 13-14's to 15-16's this year). Only Zane Godby, Colin Krebsbach, Andrew Dillman, and Logan Owen earned those automatic spots. Everyone else is order of registration.
It was a hair-pulling experience to try and get Jordan registered that night while I was in Colorado Springs, CO. Jim Flanders can attest. It took me over an hour to get logged into sportsbaseonline and get registered. In the end, Jordan will be #11 in the start grid or 2nd row. Other strong juniors in the field are starting even farther back: John Francisco #19, Curtis White #21, Dean Haas #23, Austin Clevenger #32.
Based on the info at USA Cycling, here is what I have for a Jr Men 15-16 start order for the first couple rows:
1. Zane Godby (5th Jr15-16 Natz 2008)
2. Colin Krebsbach (6th Jr15-16 Natz 2008)
3. Andrew Dillman (7th Jr15-16 Natz 2008)
4. Logan Owen (1st Jr13-14 Natz 2008)
5. Travis Monroe (15th Jr15-16 Natz 2008)
6. Isaiah Rapko
7. Nate Morse (2nd Jr13-14 Natz 2008)
8. Sam O'Keefe (11th Jr15-16 Natz 2008)
9. Spence Peterson
10. Michael Dessau (5th Jr13-14 Natz 2008)
11. Jordan Cullen (3rd Jr13-14 Natz 2008)
12. David Kirske Jr. (10th Jr13-14 Natz 2008)
13. Andy Su
14. Zach Gould (11th Jr13-14 Natz 2008)
15. Alex Howard
16. Drew Bercaw