Corben Sharrah

  
  


Corben Sharrah
Corben Sharrah
Date of Birth: April 20, 1992
Height: 6'0"/1.8m
Weight: 180 lbs./82 kg./12.9 st.
Place of Birth: Tucson, Arizona
Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
Residence: Tucson, Arizona
Teams: Haro Bikes
Education: Pima Community College

Olympic Experience/UCI World Championships Results

  • 4th place — 2013 UCI BMX World Championships, Auckland, New Zealand, Time Trial
  • 31st place — 2010-11 UCI BMX World Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark, Supercross
  • 2010 Juniors World BMX Championships, qualified until semi main

National Championship Experience

  • 1st place — 2011 USA Cycling BMX National Championships, Chula Vista, California
  • 1st place — 2009 USA Cycling National BMX Championships, 17-18 expert, Desoto, Texas

Career Highlights

  • 1st place - 2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #1, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • 2010 American Bicycle Association Rookie Pro of the Year
  • 1st place — 2010-11 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • 6th place — 2010-11 UCI BMX World Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark, Time Trial
  • 15th place — 2010-11 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, Papendal, Netherlands
  • 1st place - 2009 national rankings, amateur
  • 2nd place - 2010 UCI BMX Supercross, time trial, Madrid, Spain
  • 3rd place - 2010 UCI BMX Supercross, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 5th place - 2010 UCI BMX Supercross, overall

Personal

Corben Sharrah (pronounced like "hurrah") was only two when his parents brought home a bike that they got from an indiscriminate "big box" store. What mattered more to Corben than brand and components was that he could make it go forward and, as he recalls, he jumped on the bike and never stopped riding.
 
If riding, training and racing weren't enough for Corben, he designed and built a BMX practice track in his backyard to sharpen his skills even more. Corben is quick to say that the track isn't a full-sized BMX track but his description suggests that the design has been carefully thought-out with respect to competition tracks. The first straight is two Supercross-like doubles, which are 23-ft and 38-ft, up next comes a left turn, the rhythm section, a right turn into a six pack of dirt jumps, a right hand turn into a long and low double with a roller, big roller, and little roller, then a kicker back into the second straight. Next to that is a full set of dirt jumps that end up going back into the track part.
 
BMX racing, unlike any other discipline in cycling, begins at the childish age of five, when young racers may lack more adult concepts like self-sacrifice and suffering. It is important at any age, however, to have support and Corben points to his parents, brothers, sister, and his grandfather who kept telling him to move forward, that he was able to do anything on a bike.  
 
In his spare time, he does his school work, builds new jumps, or hangs out with his family and friends, either barbequing or just plain relaxing.

Points of Interest

  • Corben keeps rhythm off the bike by rapping out songs and throwing in a creative dance move every now and then.

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