Brooke Crain

  
  


Date of Birth: April 29, 1993
Height: 5'4"/1.6m
Weight: 115 lbs./52 kg./8.2 st.
Place of Birth: Visalia, California
Hometown: Visalia, California
Residence: Visalia, California
Current Team: Haro Bikes
Education: Mt. Whitney High School, Visalia, California

Olympic Experience/UCI World Championships Results

  • 7th place — 2013 UCI BMX World Championships, Elite women, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 3rd place — 2011 UCI BMX World Championships, Junior women, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2nd place — 2010 UCI BMX World Championships, Junior women, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • Two-time 2009 UCI World Champion, 16-year-old girls, and 15-16-year-old girls Cruiser Champion, Adelaide, Australia

Career Highlights

  • 4th place - 2013 USA Cycling Elite BMX National Championships, Chula Vista, California
  • 8th place - 2012 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #1, Chula Vista, California
  • 10th place - 2012 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #2, Randaberg, Norway
  • 6th place - 2012 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #3, Papendal, Netherlands
  • 5th place - 2012 USA Cycling BMX National Championships,Chula Vista, California
  • 9th place - 2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup/Olympic Test Event, London, United Kingdom
  • 2009 USA Cycling BMX National Champion, 16-year-old girls, DeSoto, Texas
  • 5th place — 2009 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, Elite women, Chula Vista, California

Points of Interest
Brooke Crain flying high over the London BMX track during the 2011 Olympic Test Event where she finished ninth.
Brooke Crain flying high over the London BMX track during the 2011 Olympic Test Event where she finished ninth.

  • Youngest person ever to make a main event at a Supercross in 2009 and the only junior elite to reach the top 10 in the 2010 Supercross series.
  • True to her SoCal roots, she loves Mexican food and her mom's tacos are her favorite.

Personal

At first, Brooke was completely against racing. Her parents only got her a bike so she wouldn't feel left out when the family went to watch her brother race on their hometown BMX track in Tulare, Calif. Of course, she was only six at the time but, in a discipline where racers start as young as five, Brooke sized up the peer competition and told her parents that she wanted to try racing.

Racing BMX in southern California is a bit like playing football in central Texas, the talent pool is deep and wide and the competition is fierce. The distinctions started piling up when Brooke was nine. She has consistently compiled top-3 titles in national age group rankings ever since. Her big break came in 2009 when, as a 16 year old, she scored two world titles and a national title.

Brooke graduated from Mt. Whitney High School in 2011 and began to focus on BMX racing full time. While she has lived under her parents' roof, she has benefited immensely from their sustained support; they have - according to Brooke - always pushed her to be at her very best. They have also pulled double duty as her coach, which sometimes isn't easy when the going gets rough. As a teen, Brooke has learned that the price of racing at an elite level has cost her a bit of a social life but, rather than be adrift in the life of a normal teenager, she is a determined BMX racer and she credits her parents, in part, with being where she is today.

When she's not training or riding her bike, she likes to hang out with a few of her close friends, play basketball, or relax at home with her family.



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