Tim Johnson's Mud Fund to support Junior and U23 Cyclocross.


Tim Johnson’s Mud Fund, a program that provides scholarships to deserving junior and U23 boys and girls in the sport of cyclocross, is proud to announce the early season 2013-14 scholarship recipients.

After sorting through 68 fantastic applications from boys and girls throughout the United States (and Canada), the review committee decided on the following…

These 12 kids will receive financial scholarships:

Melissa Seib, Bryant Point, Maine

Denzel Stephenson, Boulder, Colorado                        

Gage Hecht, Denver, Colorado            

Ivy Taylor, Bend, Oregon                                                        

Sofia Gomez Villafane, Fort Lewis College, Colorado

Austin Vincent, Simsbury, Connecticut                         

Spencer Petrov, Mason, Ohio                                      

Gavin Haley, Louisville, Kentucky                                                        

Ian McShane, Louisville, Kentucky                              

Josey Weik, Wrenshall, Minnesota       

Emma Swartz, Madison, Wisconsin

Caleb Swartz, Madison, Wisconsin

"This year’s applicants showed a wide range of age and exposure to cyclocross. Picking deserving applicants from the list wasn’t difficult, but I wish we could help everyone in some way," said Tim Johnson.

Fortunately the Mud Fund received continued bicycle industry support from Giro and was able to extend product support to the following 10 athletes:

Mackenzie Green, Mason, Ohio

George Schulz  , Alexandria, Virginia

Mitchell Stevens, Bend, Oregon                                               

Stephen Bassett, Knoxville, Tennessee                                     

Conor O’Brien, University of Ottawa, Canada

Donovan Birky, Bend, Oregon 

Cooper Willsey, Hinesburg, Vermont                                       

Maxx Chance, Boulder, Colorado                               

David Lombardo, Crystal Lake, Illinois

Ciara MacDonald, Pullman, Washington

“Giro has been supportive of the Mud Fund since day one,” said Johnson. “Giro came up with product and a discount code specifically for the Mud Fund that we were able to distribute to some of this year’s applicants.”

In addition to awarding scholarships and Giro gear, all 68 applicants will receive a pair of Mud Fund-logo DeFeet socks and Mud Fund stickers.

Stay tuned for an announcement about a late season scholarship application process, aimed at supporting junior and U23 boys and girls for Cyclocross Nationals and Cyclocross Worlds.

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The Mud Fund received more than 65 applications during the early season scholarship process. Because there are so many fabulous junior and U23 boys and girls deserving of support, it is making the review process go a little slow. Please stay tuned for scholarship announcements soon.

Thank you for your patience!


Tim Johnson’s Mud Fund 2013-14 early season scholarship period is closed. We received MANY fantastic applications and will be reviewing applications in the next few weeks. Stay tuned for announcements and scholarship winners!


Thank you to everyone who has already submitted their application to The Mud Fund for early season scholarships! If you haven’t submitted yours, please do before the 15 October deadline. You can fill out your application using this online form:


If you have any questions, please contact The Mud Fund: mudfund@gmail.com

"Call for Entries: Early Season 2013-14 Mud Fund Application"

- Early Season 2013-14 Mud Fund Application

Tim Johnson’s Mud Fund is pleased to offer a round of scholarships for junior and U23 boys and girls seeking financial assistance early in the 2013-14 cyclocross season.

Applications must be received by 15 October 2013 to be considered!

Please answer the following questions and submit your application to: mudfund@gmail.com



CX Category

When did you start racing cx?
Why do you race cx?
What do you hope to achieve in cx?

Races entered and finish places since January 2012:

Event(s) (races, cx camp, travel funds, etc) for which you need assistance:

Why are these events important to you?

How would a scholarship from The Mud Fund help you at this/these event(s)?

Please answer the above questions and submit your application to: mudfund@gmail.com

Applications must be received by 15 October 2013 to be considered!

For more information and to read up on the class of 2013 scholarship recipients scroll down the page.




The Tim Johnson Mud Fund is proud to announce scholarship recipients for the following deserving junior and U23 racers: 

  • Josh Johnson
  • Manny Goguen 
  • Peter Goguen
  • Josey Weik
  • Spencer Petrov
  • Maghalie Rochette
  • Michael van den Ham
  • Turner Ramsey

The Mud Fund received 27 fantastic applications from boys & girls from across the United States & Canada, ranging in ages from 10 years old to 22 years old, who race & love cyclocross. Deciding who to award scholarships to was tough, but these 8 stood out for various reasons. 

"It’s great that the Mud Fund class of ‘13 had so many applications. It shows there are some great young athletes out there. Sometimes a talented rider may take some time to show — the Mud Fund keeps young riders in the game while school, life or circumstances continue on,” said Tim Johnson. 

“These kids are super talented, love racing cx and love the fun of cyclocross. Being able to support them and the future of cx is what I Cowbell Cyclocross and the Tim Johnson Mud Fund is all about,” said Patricia Dowd. 

The Mud Fund will continue to raise funds for the Class of 2014 scholarships through sales of I Cowbell Cyclocross t-shirts and Tim Johnson, Chandler Delinks & Todd Prekaski’s Das Pro Und The Rookie Cyclocross DVD. Funds raised during the Louisville Foam Party will also support class of 2014 athletes. We look forward to continuing to support boys & girls and the next generation of cyclocross racers.

Mud Fund athlete, Josh Johnson (USA) competing at 2013 Worlds, Louisville, KY:image

Michael Van Den Ham (Canada), competing at 2013 Worlds, Louisville, KY:image

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$5 from the sale of each I Cowbell Cyclocross t-shirt goes directly into the Tim Johnson Mud Fund. T-shirts are printed using environmentally friendly inks on U.S. made American Apparel 100% cotton t-shirts and are screened by hand at RiverzEdge Arts Project in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. 

Sales from Das Pro und the Rookie, “The Greatest Cyclocross Film Ever Made,” go to the Tim Johnson Mud Fund, a Junior and U23 Cyclocross Scholarship Fund aimed at keeping kids in the sport we all love so much. Buy yours today.

The Tim Johnson Mud Fund will be a 501(c) 3 charitable organization that offers scholarships to deserving high school and college student athletes for domestic and international cyclocross competition. 


We received some great applications from boys and girls of all ages.

We are now going to review all these applications and we will announce the recipients as soon as possible.

Thanks for sharing and good luck to all the applicants!


Without further ado, the Tim Johnson Mud Fund Scholarship is officially live.  Please share this application with any Juniors, U23s, and families who can benefit from the assistance of the Mud Fund.

The scholarships are available for both young men and women.

If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of Das Pro und The Rookie.  100% of proceeds benefit the Mud Fund.  You can also support the Mud Fund by picking up a stylish I Cowbell CX t-shirt.  $5 from every shirt sale benefits the Mud Fund.

The deadline for all application submittals is December 15th, 2012.  No applications will be accepted after this date.



The Tim Johnson Mud Fund is a sholarship fund aimed at supporting American Junior and U23 Cyclocross racers.

“Providing scholarship funds will help alleviate some of the financial pressures kids, young adults, and parents face if they are not on a well-financed junior or collegiate team. If the cost of getting to Nationals, EuroCross Camp or an international race is covered, young racers can focus on training and racing, rather than stressing out about how they will pay for the race,” said Tim Johnson.

Contributions to the fund will come, for the most part, from the sales of a Das Pro und The Rookie, a full-length DVD Johnson filmed with Chandler Delinks and Todd Prekaski during the 2010/2011 season.  Additionally, $5 from every sale of I Cowbell CX t-shirts will be donated to the Mud Fund.

The Mud Fund hopes to make additional items available for purchase throughout the season in hopes of raising even more money for the scholarship fund.

The primary goal of the Mud Fund this season is to assist young racers hoping to compete at the US National Championships in Madison, WI as well as the World Championships in Louisville, Kentucky.

"We are very optimistic about the amount of support the Mud Fund will be able to offer to our young racers this season.  The initial support from sponsors to get the DVD made was overwhelming and we have been making steady sales every day.  Now with I Cowbell CX on board we are gaining some real momentum in our fund raising.  We can’t wait to open up the application process and really make a difference for some young racers," said Delinks.

As these events grow closer on the calendar, information regarding the scholarship requirements and application process will be released here.