Louisville to host USAC Collegiate BMX Nationals

  
  


(Nov. 18, 2015) – The 2016 USA Cycling Collegiate BMX National Championships will be held at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky., Feb. 5-7. The event will include a collegiate recruitment fair on Friday with collegiate racing on Saturday and Sunday.
 
Justin Posey defended his title in the men's race
Justin Posey en route to his 2014 title. (photo by Jerry Landrum)

“Louisville is going to be a wonderful spot for the USA Cycling Collegiate BMX National Championships this winter,” said Micah Rice, USA Cycling Vice President of National Events. “Louisville is a great cycling town that has a wonderful history with USA Cycling, and having the championships at an indoor venue will certainly provide an exciting atmosphere for fans.”
 
The first collegiate BMX championship held in an indoor venue, the 2016 championships will be contested on the indoor track at Freedom Hall both Saturday and Sunday. Racers will combine their scores from each day and a champion will be crowned. 
 
Marian University (Indianapolis, Ind.) is the defending team champion, and Olympic hopefuls Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, Ill.) and Justin Posey (Winston-Salem, N.C.), both of Marian University, are the reigning individual female and male champions.
 
USA BMX last year awarded $75,000 in college scholarships to its college-bound members and is a strong supporter of collegiate cycling. 

“We are pleased to once again have the USA Cycling BMX National Championships included in our national series,” said BA Anderson, CEO.
 
There are currently 275 colleges and universities around the United States that have recognized collegiate cycling programs. There are five cycling disciplines that make up the collegiate sport of cycling, including road, track, mountain bike, cyclo-cross and BMX. Collegiate racing began in 1987 and the first collegiate BMX championships were held in 2012. Louisville will be the fourth host city. Previous championships have been held in Chula Vista, Calif., Phoenix, Ariz., DeSoto, Texas, and Atlanta, Ga.


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