Stars-and-Stripes jerseys awarded at 2013 Amateur BMX Nationals


Nashville, Tenn. (June 1, 2013) — BMX racers converged on Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday for the right to earn the Stars-and-Stripes jersey at the 2013 USA Cycling Amateur BMX National Championships. Riders from 35 different age categories battled each other and the elements for the right to call themselves the best in the nation in their respective divisions. Even a powerful afternoon storm that moved through the area could not dampen the enthusiasm of the racers.

In the end, 35 champions were crowned as they not only fought for the top step of the podium and the coveted Stars-and-Stripes jersey, but also for a chance to represent the U.S. at the 2013 UCI BMX World Championships, July 24-28 in Auckland, New Zealand. The top 16 in each age group qualified to participate in the age group world championships.

2013 USA Cycling Amateur BMX National Championships
Nashville, Tenn.
Saturday, June 1, 2013


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Amateur National Champions from Saturday

Challenge Level
Girls 5-7: Valentina Vargas (Lehigh Acres, Fla.)
Girls 8: Grace Stevenson (Gilbert, Ariz./Redline Challenge)
Girls 9: Salem Robertson (San Antonio, Texas/Hostile-Bombshell)
Girls 11: Jamie McHenry (Angier, N.C./Answer-Rennen)
Girls 12: Jordan Scott (Henderson, Nev./Redman-Rockstar)
Girls 13: Anna Johnson (Garland, Texas/Factory Crupi)
Girls 14: Abagayle MacLeod (Winchester, Va./Answer-Rennen)
Girls 15: Shayla Blackmore (Durango, Colo./Phoenix Factory Racing)
Girls 16: Jamie Windholz (Centerview, Mo./Factory Ssquared-Answer)
Girls 17+: Kristen Bob (Plano, Texas/Alltow Wrecking Crew-Yes)
Boys 5-6: Charlie Golwyn (Cumming, Ga.)
Boys 7: Ronnie Kim (Corona, Calif./Wild Child Racing)
Boys 8: Cannon Wood (Yukon, Okla./Doublecross Bikes-ASV)
Boys 9: Connor Defrain (La Palma, Calif./Haro-Promax)
Boys 10: Jack Kelly (Kearns, Utah/Factory GT)
Boys 11: Carson Leet (Louisville, Ky./Factory Felt-SC ActionSP)
Boys 12: Reid Austin (Grand Junction, Colo./Redman-Rockstar)
Boys 13: Kendal Wong (Bradenton, Fla./Alltow Wrecking Crew-Yes)
Boys 14: Colin Whittington (Arlington, Texas/Factory Crupi)
Boys 15: Ryan Pettigrew (Watsonville, Calif./
Boys 16: Collin Hudson (Longmont, Colo./Factory Crupi)
Men 17-24: Kalvin Davis, Albuquerque, N.M./Supercross)
Men 25-29: Cody Freels (Tucson, Ariz./MJT Design)
Men 30+: Brandon Hopkins (Columbia, Ky./Lindsey Wilson College)

Cruiser Class
Boys 12 & Under: Reid Austin (Grand Junction, Colo./Redman-Rockstar)
Boys 13-14: Jason Baird (Linden, Mich./Motor City BMX)
Boys 15-16: Ryan Zinzow (Elkhorn, Wis./Factory Ssquared-Answer)
Men 17-24: Steven Penland (Summerville, S.C./Speed Tech-Ssquared)
Men 25-29: Niles Austin (Severn, Md./Answer-Rennen)
Men 30-34: Jonas Harmon (Logan, Utah/Factory GT)
Men 35-39: Luke Segal (Clarksville, Tenn./Factory Felt-SC ActionSP)
Men 40-44: Josh Shipp (Phoenix, Ariz./Works Development)
Men 45+: Eric Rupe (Woodland Hills, Calif./Evolution-Ugly Kid)
Girls 16 & under: Stephani Morin (Beach Park, Ill./Young Guns BMX Nat Devo)
Women 30 & over: Melissa Woodruff (Peachtree City, Ga./Fastback Vendetta)


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