Devo Wrap: U23 riders refine skills at BMX Camp in Chula Vista
A group of U23 riders in the USA Cycling National Development Program (NDP) convened at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. to work on their BMX skills at a camp.
BMX U23 Camp
Jared Garcia was among the standout riders at the BMX U23 camp last week in Chula Vista. (Photo by Joanna Petterson, G-Form)A group of 15 U23 BMX riders participated in a camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., from Nov. 4-11.
Most of the riders are graduates of the USA Cycling BMX Junior Development Program (JDP), continuing to hone their BMX racing skills at the U23 level. The camp was run by coaches James Herrera, Kenth Fallen, Jamie Staff and Jeff Glynn. Additionally, Mike Day (San Diego, Calif./GT Bicycles) and Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash./Intense BMX) served as rider coaches.
At the camp, riders competed in weight room testing and sprint testing. They also rode the London replica Supercross track and were tested on hill times, first turn, mid track and finish. Among the standouts in testing were Justin Posey (Winston Salem, N.C.) and Tommy Zula (New Carlisle, Ohio) among the men, Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, Ill./Factory GT) and Shelby Stacy (Bakersfield, Calif.) among the women.
Additionally, the riders did time trials on the Supercross track. Jared Garcia (Victorville, Calif./Hyper Bicycles) and Stancil posted the fast times among the men and women, respectively.
Riders attending included:
Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro Bikes)
Carlie Ferree (Quartz Hill, Calif./Redman-Rockstar)
Dani George (Palmdale, Calif./Supercross BMX)
Alaina Henderson (Ruby, N.Y.)
Shelby Stacy (Bakersfield, Calif.)
Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, Ill./Factory GT)
Taylor Wolcott (Roseville, Calif./Tangent)
Sean Gaian (Santee, Calif./GT Bicycles)
Jared Garcia (Victorville, Calif./Hyper Bicycles)
Austin Hiatt (Fresno, Calif.)
Nick Koehler (Tustin, Calif.)
Justin Posey (Winston Salem, N.C.)
Zach VanKammen (Lake Elsinore, Calif.)
Tyler Whitfield (Rockford, Ill./Snap BMX Products)
Tommy Zula (New Carlisle, Ohio)
Check out a photo gallery from the camp.
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