Americans grab three medals at BMX SX & 40 national titles awarded

  
  


Connor Fields followed up his victory in yesterday's time trial with another win in the main at the Chula Vista BMX Supercross World Cup.
Connor Fields followed up his victory in yesterday's time trial with another win in the main at the Chula Vista BMX Supercross World Cup.
The opening round of the 2012 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series in Chula Vista, Calif. saw the best elite BMX riders in the world battle it in the birthplace of BMX with three Americans starting this Olympic season with a podium finish. Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX) was on fire all weekend and claimed victory in the elite men’s main with David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo./Free Agent-Rockstar) also bring home the bronze for the U.S. Amanda Geving (Largo, Fla./MCS Bicycles) made her first-ever world cup podium appearance finishing third, just behind a pair of powerful Frenchwomen.
 
Over 40 amateur BMX national titles were also awarded and the ribbon cut on the new, London-replica track on this action-packed BMX day in southern California.
 
BMX SX World Cup - Men’s Final
Yesterday’s time trial superfinal silver-medalist and 2008 Olympic champion Maris Strombergs (LAT) got the hole shot and was half a bike length ahead, but left the door open on the first turn. Winner of the 2011 Chula Vista World Cup, Fields took the lead and kept a consistent gap ahead of Sam Willoughby (AUS), who grabbed the silver. Herman finished strong moving into third to take the bronze.
 
“In the first turn Maris (Stromberg) left the door open and I just went through,” said Fields, who also won yesterday’s time trial superfinal. “I was leading from that moment and I could not see or hear anything behind. I was concentrating on riding a smooth lap to the finish line. It is a great start to an important season, but there is a long way to go.”
 
BMX SX World Cup Women’s Final
With last year’s Chula Vista World Cup winner Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash./Intense BMX) eliminated in the semi-final round, the door was open for four young Americans to earn the victory in the women’s final. It was the French duo of Pottier and Laetitia Le Corguille however who jumped quickly out of the gate to gain the lead. Geving was able to get the line on the first turn and stay in contention to finish third just behind the Frenchwomen. Pottier’s win, her first big victory on the world cup circuit, displayed the strength of the next generation of French talent. Part f a deep American squad, Geving also scored the first world cup medal of her career.
 
Amanda Geving scored her first-ever World Cup podium with a bronze in the elite women's main.
Amanda Geving scored her first-ever World Cup podium with a bronze in the elite women's main.

“I didn’t get a great gate,” explained Geving. “I got a little sideways over the second jump, but I saw the opportunity to go in high and come out low in the first turn and took it. I ended up coming out (of that turn) third and just tried to stay smooth to keep third place. I’ve been working so hard and to have a finish like this at the first world cup just fuels the fire.”  
 
Reigning national champion Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn./Redline) crossed the line in fourth, yesterday’s time trial superfinal bronze medalist Amanda Carr (Punta Gorda, Fla./ Endeavor-Paul Williams) was sixth and last year’s silver-medalist Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro Bikes) was eighth.
 
Watch a wrap-up of all the action on the Universal Sports Network at 4 p.m. ET on April 16. *Time is subject to change. 
 
USA Cycling BMX National Championships – Saturday amateurs
 
Over 400 juniors and masters athletes also vied for national titles on Saturday at the sixth-annual USA Cycling BMX National Championships. Riders from the ages of five all the way to 50+ years of age took to the traditional BMX track on the campus of the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. for the right to call themselves the best in the nation in their respective divisions.
 
Over 40 champions were crowned as they not only fought for the right to slip into a Stars-and-Stripes jersey on the podium’s top step, but also for eligibility to represent the U.S. at the 2012 UCI BMX World Championships from May 23 – 27 in Birmingham, UK. The top eight athletes in each age group earned invitations to the amateur world championship event.
 
The day also marked the debut of Collegiate BMX with Dominique Daniels (Gilbert, Ariz./Grand Canyon University)
and Danny Caluag (Chino, Calif./Lindsey Wilson College) taking home the women’s and men’s individual national titles for their respective universities.
 
See below for a full list of winners in all amateur categories and here for complete results.
 
National championship BMX action will continue on Sunday with elite and junior elite national titles awarded on the Beijing-replica supercross track. Racing action will begin at 1 p.m. and a complete schedule of national championship racing action is available online. View images from the event in our online photo gallery.
 
USA Cycling and USOC officials cut the ribbon on the new London-replica BMX track along with the entire BMX community on Saturday.
USA Cycling and USOC officials cut the ribbon on the new London-replica BMX track along with the entire BMX community on Saturday.
 
London-replica Ribbon Cutting
USA Cycling and U.S. Olympic Committee officials cut the ribbon on the new London-replica BMX Supercross track on the campus of the U.S. Olympic Training Center. The 430-meter (women)/470 meter (men) track is expected to be fully operational by mid-April.

 
UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #1
Chula Vista, Calif.
March 30-31, 2012
 
FULL RESULTS (click on 2012 Results, then Chula Vista)
 
Men:
1. Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX) 34.124
2. Sam Willoughby (AUS) 34.730
3. David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo./Free Agent-Rockstar)
 
7. Joey Bradford (Monterey, Calif./Prophecy BMX) 36.224
 
Semifinal
12. Anthony Alex (Sagus, Calif./Speedline)
13. Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./GT Bicycles) 34.682
14. Tyler Faoro (Coral Springs, Fla./Profile Racing/Optimum Nutrition)
15. Barry Nobles (Menifee, Calif./DK Bicycles)
16. Donny Robinson (Napa, Calif./Hyper Bikes)
 
Women:
1. Magalie Pottier (FRA) 36.992      
2. Laetitia Le Corguille (FRA) 37.317             
3. Amanda Geving (Largo, Fla./MCS Bicycles) 37.613
4. Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn./Redline) 37.875
 
6. Amanda Carr (Punta Gorda, Fla./ Endeavor-Paul Williams) 40.135
8. Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro Bikes) DNF
 
Semifinal
9. Danielle George (Palmdale, Calif./Supercross BMX)
10. Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash./Intense BMX)
15. Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, Ill./Factory-GT)
16. Alaina Henderson (Ruby, N.Y.)
 
 
2012 USA Cycling BMX National Championships
U.S Olympic Training Center; Chula Vista, Calif.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
 
FULL RESULTS
 
PHOTOS
 
Collegiate
Women: Dominique Daniels (Gilbert, Ariz./Grand Canyon University)
Men: Danny Caluag (Chino, Calif./Lindsey Wilson College)
 
Challenge Level
Girls 5-7: Samantha Gracey (Thousand Oaks, Calif./Sycamore BMX)
Girls 8: Tara Klein (Chandler, Ariz./Factory LDC)
Girls 9: Madelynn Desantis (Simi Valley, Calif./Factory Intense)
Girls 10: Payton Ridenour (Phoenix, Ariz./Vendetta-Elite Bicycles)
Girls 11: Jordan Scott (Henderson, Nev./PPC Racing VRP)
Girls 12: Anna Christina (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Girls 13: Alexis Vitale (Menifee, Calif./Crupi)
Girls 14: Kelsey Van Ogle (Auburn, Wash./Hyper Bicycles)
Girls 15: Jamie Windholz (Centerview, Mo./Answer-Ssquared-TLD)
Girls 16: Carlie Ferree (Quartz Hill, Calif./Redman-Rockstar)
Girls 17+: Jordan Pollock (Mesa, Ariz./Unreel Productions/Inten)
Boys 5-6: Dane Morales (Aliso Viejo, Calilf./Box-DK-Fly-ODI)
Boys 7: Tyler Grigsby (Rio Linda, Calif./Vendetta-Elite Bicycles)
Boys 8: Vincent Esposito (Ventura, Calif./Redman-Rockstar)
Boys 9: Jack Kelly (Kerans, Utah/GT Bicycles)
Boys 10: Patrick Coo (Bellflower, Calif./Hyper Bicycles)
Boys 11: Roman Jaworsky (Las Vegas, Nev./PPC Racing VRP)
Boys 12: Kendal Wong (Bradenton, Fla./Alltow Wracking Crew-Yes)
Boys 13: Michael Gonzales (Watsonville, Calif./Hyper Bicycles)
Boys 14: Christopher Blevins (Durango, Colo./Factory Intense)
Boys 15: Collin Hudson (Longmont, Colo./Crupi)
Boys 16: Sean Gaian (Santee, Calif./GT Bicycles)
Men 17-24: Tanner Sebesta (Manchaca, Texas/Redman-Rockstar)
Men 25-29: Kristopher Mulhause (Bakersfield, Calif./Metro BMX)
Men 30+: Stephen Larralde (Riverside, Calif./Free Agent-Rockstar)
Masters Class: Matt Pohlkamp (Santa Monica, Calif./Dans)
 
Cruiser Class (24”)
Boys 12 & Under: Kendal Wong (Bradenton, Fla./Alltow Wrecking Crew-Yes)
Boys 13-14: Christopher Blevins (Durango, Colo./Factory Intense)
Boys 15-16: Ryan Zinzow (Elkhorn, Wisc./Answer-Ssquared-TLD)
Men 17-24: Brandon Ceslok (Janesville, Wisc./Answer-Ssquared-TLD)
Men 25-29: Robert Bebout (Tucson, Ariz./Supercross-Calibur Cycle)
Men 30-34: Chris Williams (San Antonio, Texas/Standard-Gun)
Men 35-39: Bill Glennon (Tucson, Ariz./AJO-STAATS-Go Pro-Fly)
Men 40-44: Jason Carnes (Austin Texas, Redline)
Men 45+: Eric Rupe (Woodland Hills, Calif./GT Bicycles-Oakley)
Girls 12 & under: Anna Johnson (Garland, Texas/Crupi)
Girls 13-14: Kelsey Van Ogle (Auburn, Wash/Hyper Bicycles)
Girls 15-16: Jamie Windholz (Centerview, Mo./Answer-Ssquared-TLD)
Women 17-24: Meghan Matthews (Manteca, Calif./Icee-Anderson’s 209-Snap)
Women 25-29: Heather Allred (Murray, Utah/Performance Bike Parts)
Women 30-34: Virginia Lingham (Indianapolis, Ind./Ace Bike Shop)
Women 35-39: Rocio Colon (Manassas, Va./Team Ride)
Women 40-44: Patty Metzger (S Lake Tahoe, Calif./Form-Elite Bicycles)
Women 45 & over: Zoa Schmidt (Phoenix, Ariz./Team Misbeehavin)
 
 

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