National Championships

Lindsey Wilson College Claims Team Omnium Win at Collegiate BMX Nationals

By: Katherine Santos  February 20, 2022

Kempel and Armstrong take individual titles.

PHOENIX, Ariz.- It was a sunny weekend in Phoenix, Arizona for the 2022 USA Cycling Collegiate BMX National Championships. With two busy days of racing, the battle for the team omnium win would come down to just four points.

Collegiate Women

The collegiate women fought hard all the way to the finish. Marian University rider, Olivia Armstrong (Bend, Ore.; Marian University) was the points leader heading into day two of racing. Armstrong ended up on top and finished the weekend with a gold medal. Teammate, Mariana Gigliuto (Clintondale, N.Y.; Marian University) would take second, and Sierra Altendorf (Everette, Wash.; Colorado Mesa University) would take third.

Collegiate Men

With two days of strong racing, Brayden Kempel (Ramsey, Minn., Colorado Mesa University) of Colorado Mesa University dominated his races and would pull away from his competitors to ride home with an individual title. Lindenwood University's Joseph Leto (Mayakka, Fla.; Lindenwood University) would take second and Mateo Marasas (Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lindsey Wilson College) would take third.

Team Omnium

Racing was close all the way until the end and riders were racing their hearts out to snag as many points as they could. Lindsey Wilson College would end the day with a total of 296 points to claim this year's varsity team omnium win! Marian University would finish in second with 292 points, and Colorado Mesa University would round out the podium finishing in third with 284 points.

Congratulations to all of this year's participants! You can find the full breakdown of points here: https://usacycling.org/events/...