ANDY GUPTILL (camp director)
Andy Guptill has been teaching and coaching at MSA since 2011. Before joining the MSA faculty, Guptill earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado where he raced on the school’s powerhouse mountain bike and road cycling teams. During his senior year, Guptill had a breakthrough season during which he finished 5th in a stage of the Tour of Gila and was the top U-23 rider at Redlands Classic. Upon graduation, he signed a professional road contract and began racing full-time in events around the world. During his career, he competed in the world’s premiere UCI stage races, including Tour of California, Tour of Georgia, Tour of Utah, and Tour of Missouri, where he finished 11th place and won the Most-Aggressive-Rider jersey in 2009. In addition, he helped Jamis-Sutter Home win the NRC as a support rider for JJ and Sebastian Haedo. As Director of the MSA cycling program, he applies his years of professional experience to working with beginner to elite-level junior cyclists and enjoys teaching them the skills needed to maximize their potential while keeping the sport fun and a lifelong endeavor. He lives in Charlottesville with his wife and three children.
PETER HUFNAGEL (Assistant director)
Peter Hufnagel is the Dean of Faculty and Director of Special Programs at MSA. He is the founder and director of the Virginia High School Mountain Bike Series, Miller School of Albemarle Endurance Program, and NICA Virginia High School Cycling League. Hufnagel earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the University of Virginia. While at UVA, Peter raced for the cycling team, and in 2005 he won both the ACC Cycling Road Race Championship and the ACC Team Time Trial Championship. Since graduating, he has continued to pursue both academics and athletics. He has had essays published in Studies in the Novel, Forum for World Literature, Norton Critical Edition of The Time Machine and,Olympics and Philosophy. In addition, he has lectured on John Milton at Purdue University, Shakespeare at the Jepson School of Leadership, and Dante at University of Virginia. While teaching at the Miller School, he has continued to pursue road cycling, mountain biking, and triathlon at an elite level. In 2007, he raced as a guest rider for the professional cycling team Colavita/ Sutter Home in the NRC stage race, Tour of Virginia. Over the past five years, Peter has been instrumental in the growth of junior road and mountain biking in Virginia.
PHILLIP ROBB (ASSISTANT DIRECTOR)
Phillip Robb has been coaching and working at MSA since 2011. He is the founder and owner of Velo Stickers & Cutaway USA, a design firm and custom cycling apparel company. Phillip graduated from Lynchburg college where he started the school's club cycling team. He has been involved with junior cycling projects since 2010 when he developed the branding for the Virginia High School Mountain Bike Series. Additionally, Phillip is co-owner of Cutaway Bike Camp and a generous supporter of numerous Virginia cycling projects. Before beginning his business ventures, Phillip raced on the NRC circuit as a member of Seigler Imports Elite Cycling Team. He competed in major stage races such as Tour de Toona, Fitchburg, Tour of Virginia, and other NRC calendar races. He is multiple-time Virginia Hill Climb State Champion.
ANDREA DVORAK (camp counselor)
Andrea Dvorak is a professional road cyclist. She has been involved in Junior Development cycling projects since 2007 when she helped start the Miller School of Albemarle cycling program. Before beginning her professional cycling career in 2006, Dvorak earned degrees in Spanish and Biology from the University of Virginia; she went on to graduate from U.Va. Law School and was admitted to the Virginia State Bar Association in 2006. While at U.Va., Dvorak ran cross-country, competed in triathlon, and raced for the cycling team. In 2001, she won the collegiate triathlon national championships and regularly finished on the podium at collegiate nationals in cycling. As a professional cyclist, Dvorak has had a decorated career that includes making the United States Olympic Long Team, winning a stage of the women’s Tour de France, competing in World Championships, second place in the 2011 US National Road Race Championship. Additionally, she won the Queen of the Mountains jersey at Redlands Classic, Tour of the Gila, Cascade Classic, and San Dimas Stage Race in 2011. Dvorak is currently a team captain on the UCI professional women’s team Twenty16-ShoAir and a member of the US National Team.
JOE HOSKINS (HEAD COACH CUTAWAY GIRLS & BOYS MTB TEAMS)
Joe Hoskins is the current Head Coach of the Cutaway Girls Mountain Bike Team. Joe has been actively involved in junior development cycling projects since 2012 when he co-founded the Cutaway Girls and Boys mountain bike teams. In 2014, Joe was a founding member of the NICA Virginia Interscholastic Cycling League. He is a certified NICA coach and works as the League's Chief Course Marshall. Additionally, Joe is a member of the Miller School of Albemarle Endurance Team Advisory Board where he has assisted in the development of MSA's extensive network of mountain bike trails. Joe is a master woodworker; he has used his skills to design and build a portable mountain bike skills park, which has allowed young riders to learn skills and build confidence in a safe and controlled environment. An avid mountain bike racer, Joe has an impressive list of racing accomplishments in XC and ultra-endurance events. He is currently training for the world's hardest mountain bike race, Ride the Divide.
TIM HOUSE (HEAD COACH CUTAWAY BOYS & GIRLS MTB TEAMS)
Tim House is the current Head Coach of the Cutaway Boys Mountain Bike Team. Tim is a certified National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) Mountain Bike Head Coach and a competitive mountain bike racer. In 2012, he helped found the Cutaway Girls Youth Mountain Bike camp with Andy Guptill as a way his then 9-year-old daughter could improve her skills and as a way for more young girls to enter the sport. From that beginning, Tim has worked to build the Youth Mountain Bike program, including the addition of a Boys Camp in 2013 and a Boys and Girls Youth Travel Camp in 2015. Along with co-head coach Joe Hoskins, he has developed the Cutaway Boys and Cutaway Girls Mountain Bike Teams, which are entering their third full year in 2016. As a competitor, Tim specializes in endurance mountain bike, and he has competed in the National Ultra Endurance (NUE) race series and such top races as Leadville 100 and Shenandoah Mountain 100. Tim graduated with a B.A. from University of Virginia where he was an All-Academic ACC wrestler, received and M.A. in International Relations from Tufts University, and is currently a Senior Vice President for Wells Fargo International.
ADDITIONAL RACE CAMP STAFF
Luke is a professional cyclist and coach for lukeVcoaching.com. A 6x Collegiate National Champion, he finished his degree in economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017 before settling in as a full-time professional rider in 2018. Luke has ridden to a total of 16 national championship medals both in and out of collegiate competition, and has accumulated 12 UCI podiums to date. As a first-year elite this year, Luke has been focused on achieving results on the international stage. Outside of racing, Luke is a full-time coach, working with athletes of all ages and abilities. With almost 10 years of racing under his belt, he is able to use that experience to bring tailored coaching to his clients. Luke also enjoys working with the North Carolina NICA teams by mentoring, and lending a hand in practices and team meets. Currently, Luke is splitting time between travelling the U.S. in a travel trailer to attend domestic races, and spending time in Europe with USAC to race in World Cups and other international events.
Bryan grew up riding mountains bikes and racing in Virginia before pursuing running in HS and then a collegiate career at the University of Virginia. In grad school he return to racing mountain bikes and picked up road racing. An elite national championship on the mountain bike in 2014 and some big wins on the road in 2015 led to a professional road contract in 2016 and 2017. He has experience in all realms of the sport, from road racing and mountain bike to some of the biggest gravel races now popping up across the country. He now works for Cutaway, USA and chases any fun cycling events he sets his eye on.
Lauren got into mountain biking from her skiing friends who told her if she loved hiking up the mountain to ski down in the winter, she'd probably love the same idea in the summer on two wheels. She now works as an emergency medicine doctor in Roanoke, VA and has picked up endurance racing. She enjoys exploring new areas, big backcountry rides, and pushing her drop bar bike to its limit. She's currently chasing the NUE overall title and with wins at 6WC and Cohutta is off to a great year!
Roy grew up in the Colorado Rocky Mountains and started building jumps in his yard at a very young age. Lugging wheelbarrows of dirt around his yard soon evolved into racing Mountain States Cup downhill, dual slalom, and 4X races by age 9. Roy became obsessed with racing and started the hand construction of what would become a whole network of downhill trails on the hill he lived on. At age 15, he moved into the junior elite category and competed at Professional Gravity Race Tour and National Championship events throughout the country. His junior elite career culminated with the opportunity to race the Widham UCI World Cup, and he turned professional the following year. The same year, Roy also began pursuing professional enduro racing. At age 20, Roy competed in the Aspen round of the Enduro World Series, and continues to jump back and forth between downhill and enduro disciplines. When not on the bike, Roy attends the University of Virginia and is entering his senior year this fall.