B.A.O.  -  Lil Clara  -  Soph  -  Bruno  -  The Caveman


Team S&M CX is an all-women, professional cyclocross team borne from the ethos and community of Sellwood Cycle Repair. Both the team and the business call Portland, OR home.

This project, animated and elevated by entirely Pacific Northwest sponsors and supporters, aims to perpetuate Team S&M's long-standing tradition of top-level racing and rider development, guided by the blue-collar, familial culture of Sellwood Cycle Repair and Team S&M.

The term "Working Class Cyclocross" originated from team owner Erik Tonkin's careful balance of managing and growing Sellwood Cycle Repair while racing full-time across disciplines. Team S&M's grassroots, organic style comes out of this industrious cross-section and has brought forth a strong lineage of top Pacific Northwest racers.

Clara Honsinger - Athlete

"Lil' Clara" was raised in the picturesque mountains of Southern Oregon and at a young age became an expert at navigating their granitic and loose soil types via bicycle. Since moving to Portland in 2015, she has been taken under the guidance of the Team S&M family and has garnered a greater competence in wetter, tackier, and sometimes sloppy soils. As one of the riders for the Team S&M Pro CX crew, she took her expertise and newfound-knowledge to races across the country in the 2017-2018 ‘cross season and established herself as one of the top U23 riders in the nation, gaining results such as second place at both the U23 National and Pan-Am Championships. She finished her season across the Atlantic with with a solid 14th place in the deep and slippery mud of the Valkenburg U23 World Championships. She hopes to build upon the mounds of experience and development of last season, and aims to stake herself as the top U23 racer in the nation.

Sophie Russenberger - Athlete

We are happy to welcome Sophie to the Team S&M CX family in the '18/'19 season! This will be Soph's sixth season racing cyclocross. She races for Point S Nokian during the road season, and is also a member of the cycling team at Fort Lewis College, where she is pursuing a degree in environmental studies with a minor in public health. An Oregon native, she began racing as a junior with the Bend Endurance Academy, competing in both cyclocross and mountain bike. She spent her first U23 CX season in Switzerland, where she competed in EKZ Crosstour series. After returning to the US, she earned multiple collegiate and U23 podiums at the Grand Prix of Gloucester, NBX, Northampton International, and Collegiate Nationals.

Erik Tonkin - Owner

The team is owned and operated by Erik Tonkin ( "The Caveman") of Kona Factory Team fame. Erik's naturally kind, northern Minnesotan background belies his ruthlessness on the race course. His palmares are many and varied, from driving the break at NRC road races to lead-lap finishes at Cyclocross Worlds and World Cups--but his roots are on the mountain bike.

Beth Ann Orton - Athlete

"BAO" began mountain bike and cyclocross racing in Portland Oregon in 2008, and has been proud to call Team S&M her family for eleven seasons. She has UCI wins to her name at the North Carolina Grand Prix, as well as multiple top five and top ten finishes, most recently at Dallas Resolution Cross Cup, and Oklahoma's Ruts n' Guts CX. Beth Ann races for Point S Nokian during the UCI road season, and is known as a top time trialist and domestique. She is well known in the racing community for her easy-going smile, humor, and respectful yet competitive nature. When BAO isn't racing, she's usually doing farm chores in Bend Oregon, where she lives with her husband, family, five horses, two dogs, two cats, and a very large garden.....fishing, or skiing.

Brenna Wrye-Simpson - Manager & Mechanic

"Bruno" originally hails from Oregon's picturesque Willamette Valley. She balances a full-time professional road racing calendar while working for Sellwood Cycle Repair and Team S&M CX. On the pavement, she specializes in any circuit-style race with steep, punchy features and technical elements. Working as pit boss and embracing the cyclocross course as a new outlet each September keeps every season fresh.