Date Set for 2013 Collegiate BMX National Championship
USA Cycling and USA BMX today announced the addition of the Collegiate BMX National Championship category to the USA BMX Winter Nationals in Phoenix, AZ on March 2, 2013. This will be the second year that USA Cycling has held a national championship for collegiate athletes in the discipline of BMX. Last year at the inaugural event in Chula Vista, Lindsey Wilson College won the title over six other colleges and universities.
The 2013 edition promises to bring a larger group of teams and competitors, as for the first time, the event will count toward the collegiate national team rankings. As a result, many of the country’s top collegiate cycling teams are expected to make strong runs at the championship title, including Fort Lewis College, ranked number one nationally in 2011-12, and Marian University, which currently holds the number one slot in the nation after Collegiate Track and Mountain Bike National Championships.
"We are excited to be hosting the Collegiate BMX National Championships as part of our USA BMX Winter Nationals," said BA Anderson, USA BMX CEO. "Black Mountain BMX in Phoenix will be a great location for this competition and will be a welcome addition to the event."
By holding the event in early March, many of the student athletes competing in Phoenix will be able to train for the event throughout the winter and transition smoothly into the road season afterward. “A really great aspect of collegiate cycling is that so many athletes cross over between disciplines, and become true all-around athletes,” said USA Cycling’s Collegiate Program Manager Jeffrey Hansen. “We’re excited to see BMX continuing to grow among colleges and really start to take root among these teams as a big part of their programs.”
The event will be open to all full-time students with BMX racing experience at colleges or universities that have registered teams with USA Cycling. More details on the event will be posted soon to the USA Cycling Collegiate page and to the event page at USA BMX.
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