The XTERRA West Cup is the season opener for the US Pro Series and AVIA athletes were the stars of the day. Josiah Middaugh and Melanie McQuaid both took home top honors. Melanie grabbed the lead half-way through the bike and held off AVIA teammate Shonny Vanlandingham of Team Luna on the run. AVIA women would take five of the top seven spots. Josiah spent most of the day chasing his AVIA teammate and four-time XTERRA World Champion Conrad Stoltz. The man from Vail, Colorado finally caught the Caveman on the steep climb mid-way through the run and surged to a 59-second victory. The AVIA athletes are headed to Waco for the XTERRA South Central Cup this weekend.