The mission of the Swamis Development team is to build a competitive regional squad with an emphasis on providing the support and guidance to enable our talented young riders to reach their full potential both on and off the bike.

In addition to fantastic support from our sponsors, the team is structured to maximize the development of our riders: Swamis President Fred Muir serves as managing director of the team,  Ryan Meskimen and Tom Nelson will serve as race directors, will provide race-day coaching and support.

Members of the Swamis Development team are carefully selected from the greater SoCal region for both the quality of their character and their talent on the bike.  The team will compete in the SoCal region and select national and international races chosen to maximize the riders development and to showcase the riders talents to the national team coaches and professional team directors.

Over the past several years the Swamis development program has had much success and we look forward to building one of the premier programs in the nation and develop our young cyclist into elite caliber athletes who can compete at the national and international level.

Swami’s Development Team Contact: Fred Muir

 

Meet the Junior Development Team Coaches

Tom Nelson

Tom Nelson

Jr. Development Team Coach

USAC Level 2 Coach
Power Based Training Certified

Tom was introduced to cycling via triathlon in 2009 and became an Ironman in 2010 at Coeur d’Alene. Currently a Cat 3 Road Racer and Swami’s Member since 2012. Tom is three time Gold Medalist in Time Trial at SCNCA State Championships (Cat 4 2015, 45+ Masters 2016 and 140+ TTT 2016 with a Cat 4 Silver Medal in 2014), Certified USAC Coach. Tom is US Navy Minimally Invasive Surgeon and Chief of Surgery, Navy Hospital Camp Pendleton. Swami’s Cycling Board Member since 2015.

Ryan Meskimen

Ryan Meskimen

Jr. Development Team Coach

 

Meet the Junior Development Team

Mark Yaroshevsky

Mark Yaroshevsky

Cat: 2 / Age: 18

Cycling Disciplines:
Road

Achievements:

  • 17th National Championship, Criterium, 2016
  • 1st Barrio Logan Grand Prix, 2016
  • 9th San Dimas Road Race, 2016
Megan Jastrab

Megan Jastrab

Cat: 2 / Age: 15

Cycling Disciplines:
Road, Track, Mtb, Fat Bike

Cycling career started with BMX. In 2014, went into both Road and MTB racing and in 2015 added Track and Fat Bike racing.

Achievements:

  • 1st National Road Race Championship – Jr. Women 13-14, 2016
  • 1st National Time Trial Championship – Jr. Women 13-14, 2016
  • 2nd National Criterium Championship – Jr. Women 13-14, 2016
  • 2nd National Championship Cross-Country Mtb – Jr. Women 13-14, 2016
  • 4th National Championship, Track, Omnium – Jr. Women 13-14, 2016
  • 1st Pro 1/2/3 Women’s State Championship, Criterium, 2016
  • 1st Cat 3/4 Women’s State Championship, Criterium, 2016
  • 1st NICA California State Championship Mtb. JV Women, 2016
  • 1st NICA Southern California Championship Mtb. JV Women, 2016
  • 1st National Road Race Championship – Jr. Women 13-14, 2015
  • 1st National Time Trial Championship – Jr. Women 13-14, 2015
  • 1st National Criterium Championship – Jr. Women 13-14, 2015
  • 2nd National Championship, Track, Omnium – Jr. Women 13-14, 2015
  • 2nd National Championship, Cross-Country Mtb – Jr. Women 13-14, 2015
  • 3rd National Championship, Short-Track Cross-Country – Jr. Women 13-14, 2015
  • 1st National Time Trial Championship – Jr. Women 11-12, 2014
  • 1st National Road Race Championship – Jr. Women 11-12, 2014
  • 2nd National Criterium Championship – Jr. Women 11-12, 2014

Hobbies:
Riding, Skiing, Motorcycle Riding

Julian Levy

Julian Levy

Cat: 3 / Age: 17

Cycling Disciplines:
Road, Track

Achievements:

  • 2nd National Championship, Track, Team Pursuit, Jr. Men 15-16, 2016
  • 1st State Track Championship, Points Race, Jr. Men 15-16, 2016
  • 2nd State Track Championship, Team Pursuit, Jr. Men 15-16, 2016
  • 1st Omnium UCSD Track Race; 5/28/2016
  • 1st Omnium UCSD Track Race; 6/4/2016
  • 1st Omnium UCSD Track Race;6/11/2016
Ryan Jastrab

Ryan Jastrab

Cat: 3 / Age: 17

Cycling Disciplines:
Road, Track, Mtb, Fat Bike

Achievements:

  • 2nd National Championship, Track, Team Pursuit, Jr. Men 15-16, 2016
  • 4th National Championship, Track, Scratch Race, Jr. Men 15-16, 2016
  • 4th National Event Cross-Country Mtb – Cat 2/3 Jr. Men 15-16, 2016
  • 3rd State Road Race Championship– Jr. Men 15-16, 2016
  • 2nd NICA Southern California Championship Mtb. Freshmen, 2016
  • 5th NICA California State Championship Mtb. Freshmen, 2016
  • 1st State Fat Bike Championship, Jr. Men 15-18, 2015
  • 5th National Event Cross-Country Mtb – Jr. Men 15-18 Cat 3, 2015
Levi Jefferies

Levi Jefferies

Cat: 4 / Age: 17

Cycling Disciplines:
Road

Achievements:

  • 3rd Dana Point GP, Cat 5, 2016
Jacob Ingwersen

Jacob Ingwersen

Cat: 3 / Age: 17

Cycling Disciplines:
Road

Achievements:

  • 2nd Carlsbad Grand Prix, 15-18 Cat 4/5, 2016
  • 4th Old Town Temecula GP, Cat 5, 2016
  • 5th Redlands Bicycle Classic Criterium, Cat 5, 2016
Gabriel De Ocampo

Gabriel De Ocampo

Cat: 4 / Age: 17

Cycling Disciplines:
Road

Achievements:

  • 2nd, State Championships, Omnium, 2014
Makayla Macpherson

Makayla Macpherson

Cat: 4 / Age: 14

Cycling Disciplines:
Road, Track

Achievements:

  • 2nd National Championship, Track, Omnium – Jr. Women 13-14, 2016
  • 2nd National Road Race Championship – Jr. Women 13-14, 2016
  • 5th National Criterium Championship – Jr. Women 13-14, 2016
  • 1st National Road Race Championship- Jr. Women 11-12, 2015
  • 1st National Criterium Championship- Jr. Women 11-12, 2015
  • 1st National Time Trial Championship- Jr. Women 11-12, 2015
  • 1st National Championship, Track, Omnium – Jr. Women 11-12, 2015
  • 2nd National Championship, Track, Omnium – Jr. Women 11-12, 2014
  • 3rd National Road Race Championship- Jr. Women 11-12, 2014
  • 3rd National Criterium Championship- Jr. Women 11-12, 2014
  • Note: 500 Time Trial National Record Holder for Jr. Women 11-12
McKenzie Steiner

McKenzie Steiner

Cat: 3 / Age: 17

Cycling Disciplines:
Road, Track

Achievements:

  • 1st National Championship, Track, Team Pursuit – Jr. Women 15-16, 2016
  • 3rd Sea Otter Classic Mtb, Cat 2, 15-18, 2016
  • 1st National Championship, Track, Team Pursuit – Jr. Women 15-16, 2015
  • 9th National Championship Time Trial, Jr. Women
Zack Villars

Zack Villars

Cat: 4 / Age: 18

Cycling Disciplines:
Road, Mtb

Achievements:

  • 1st NICA Mtb SoCal League JV D2 – Series Winner 2016
  • 2nd NICA Mtb California State Championships JV D2, 2016
  • 1st Rim Nordic Mtb Cross-Country Race – Series Winner 2015
Ryder Phillips

Ryder Phillips

Cat: 3 / Age: 15

Cycling Disciplines:
Road, Track

Achievements:

  • 1st National Track Championship, Omnium, 13-14, 2016
  • 1st Copenhagen 6-day (U-15), 2016
  • 1st State Track Championship, Omnium, 13-14, 2016