Team USA

BMX Freestyle

A high-octane blend of extreme action sport and creativity: big air, perfectly timed tricks, and seamless transitions. Check out Team USA riders competing in BMX Freestyle, and the programs that help Team USA dominate international events.

About BMX Freestyle

New to the 2020-2024 Tokyo quad is BMX Freestyle. In 2016, the UCI partnered with Hurricane, an events company based in Montpellier, France, to produce the FISE World Cup Series which held its first international events beginning in 2017. In 2018, USA Cycling created its first ever BMX Freestyle National Team and began the qualification process for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. In 2020, USA Cycling completed construction of the first-of-its-kind BMX Freestyle National Training Facility at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, CA. Combined with the services offered by the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, we have created a world-class training and competition facility for the BMX Freestyle team.

Join The Team

USA Cycling’s Freestyle Development Program will be designed to identify, recruit, and guide the next generation of young, talented, amateur Freestyle athletes. Under the supervision of the head BMX Freestyle coach and the BMX High Performance Director, the goal of this program will be to prepare athletes to compete on the World Cup style courses and also learn additional training methods necessary to reach peak performance.

Here's a look at how you can enter the Olympic Development pathway and work your way on to Team USA:


    Join The Olympic Development Academy

    USA Cycling’s Olympic Development Academy (ODA) for BMX Freestyle has been developed to offer you the best coaching and experience outside the National Team. The goal of the program is to allow you to fully experience and understand what it takes to become an Olympic level athlete by providing you with world class coaching and access to the facilities that allow you to push yourself to the next level and beyond.

    The ODA puts you, the individual, in charge of your athletic development and in front of the coaches and program directors that manage our Olympic programs.

    2022 BMX Freestyle Schedule

    DateEventLocation
    June 26 - July 2
    Woodward Week #4
    Woodward West - Tehachapi, CA
    April 7-12
    Woodward Week #10
    Woodward PA - State College, PA


    Want to join the Olympic Development Academy?

    2022 Applications Coming Soon

    What is the National Team?

    USA Cycling is proud to support our National Team athletes who champion the sport of cycling and are the ultimate ambassadors for BMX Freestyle. USA Cycling will support National Team elite athletes with logistical and team support upon request. Each athlete on the national team will receive unique support to best address each athlete’s needs in terms of timing and type of resources. USA Cycling will work with our elite athletes’ trade teams to help maximize the combined resources. Our goal is to ensure that our top riders have everything they need to perform at the highest level.

    For criteria on how to qualify for the national team, click here.

    For information on the levels of support, click here.


    MEET THE TEAM

    World Championships

    November 9-13, 2022: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    2022 Urban World Championships Selection Document | Discretionary Petition

    For more information, please visit: UCI Urban World Championships

    World Cups

    March 25-27, 2022: Hiroshima, Japan - Canceled 1/19/22

    May 25-29, 2022: Montpellier, France

    June 3-5, 2022, Osijek, Croatia - Canceled 3/22/22

    October 20-23, 2022: Gold Coast, Australia

    For the most up-to-date information, please visit: UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup


    Selection Committees

    USA Cycling is responsible for selecting the athletes who represent the United States in the highest level of international competition. For more information on the general selection process, click here.

    Podium Bonus

    Did you just have a top result in the World Championships or Olympic Games? You may be eligible for a bonus from the USOPC and USA Cycling. Click here to learn more.


    Additional Resources:

    UCI BMX Freestyle Website

    UCI Events Calendar

    FISE Website

    UCI Freestyle Facebook Page

    Vital BMX

    About BMX Freestyle

    New to the 2020-2024 Tokyo quad is BMX Freestyle. In 2016, the UCI partnered with Hurricane, an events company based in Montpellier, France, to produce the FISE World Cup Series which held its first international events beginning in 2017. In 2018, USA Cycling created its first ever BMX Freestyle National Team and began the qualification process for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. In 2020, USA Cycling completed construction of the first-of-its-kind BMX Freestyle National Training Facility at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, CA. Combined with the services offered by the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, we have created a world-class training and competition facility for the BMX Freestyle team.

    Join The Team

    USA Cycling’s Freestyle Development Program will be designed to identify, recruit, and guide the next generation of young, talented, amateur Freestyle athletes. Under the supervision of the head BMX Freestyle coach and the BMX High Performance Director, the goal of this program will be to prepare athletes to compete on the World Cup style courses and also learn additional training methods necessary to reach peak performance.

    Here's a look at how you can enter the Olympic Development pathway and work your way on to Team USA:


      Join The Olympic Development Academy

      USA Cycling’s Olympic Development Academy (ODA) for BMX Freestyle has been developed to offer you the best coaching and experience outside the National Team. The goal of the program is to allow you to fully experience and understand what it takes to become an Olympic level athlete by providing you with world class coaching and access to the facilities that allow you to push yourself to the next level and beyond.

      The ODA puts you, the individual, in charge of your athletic development and in front of the coaches and program directors that manage our Olympic programs.

      2022 BMX Freestyle Schedule

      DateEventLocation
      June 26 - July 2
      Woodward Week #4
      Woodward West - Tehachapi, CA
      April 7-12
      Woodward Week #10
      Woodward PA - State College, PA


      Want to join the Olympic Development Academy?

      2022 Applications Coming Soon

      What is the National Team?

      USA Cycling is proud to support our National Team athletes who champion the sport of cycling and are the ultimate ambassadors for BMX Freestyle. USA Cycling will support National Team elite athletes with logistical and team support upon request. Each athlete on the national team will receive unique support to best address each athlete’s needs in terms of timing and type of resources. USA Cycling will work with our elite athletes’ trade teams to help maximize the combined resources. Our goal is to ensure that our top riders have everything they need to perform at the highest level.

      For criteria on how to qualify for the national team, click here.

      For information on the levels of support, click here.


      MEET THE TEAM

      World Championships

      November 9-13, 2022: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

      2022 Urban World Championships Selection Document | Discretionary Petition

      For more information, please visit: UCI Urban World Championships

      World Cups

      March 25-27, 2022: Hiroshima, Japan - Canceled 1/19/22

      May 25-29, 2022: Montpellier, France

      June 3-5, 2022, Osijek, Croatia - Canceled 3/22/22

      October 20-23, 2022: Gold Coast, Australia

      For the most up-to-date information, please visit: UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup


      Selection Committees

      USA Cycling is responsible for selecting the athletes who represent the United States in the highest level of international competition. For more information on the general selection process, click here.

      Podium Bonus

      Did you just have a top result in the World Championships or Olympic Games? You may be eligible for a bonus from the USOPC and USA Cycling. Click here to learn more.


      Additional Resources:

      UCI BMX Freestyle Website

      UCI Events Calendar

      FISE Website

      UCI Freestyle Facebook Page

      Vital BMX

      BMX FREESTYLE

      MEET THE STAFF
      Jamie Staff

      Jamie
      Staff

      High Performance Director, BMX Racing & Freestyle
      Background

      Jamie Staff leads USA Cycling’s BMX Racing and Freestyle programs. Born in Ashford, Kent, England, Jamie raced BMX for 20 years winning the World Championships in 1996. In 2001, he turned to Track racing in the pursuit of the Olympic Games. His transition appeared to be seamless qualifying for Team Great Britain's sprint program in his first attempt. At the Commonwealth Games, he rode to silver in the Team Sprint, broke the National 200m Record, and rode to bronze in the Kilometer. Less than a year into track racing, he helped Team GB win gold in the Team Sprint at the 2002 UCI Track World Championships. In 2004, he became the Keirin World Champion and punched his ticket to the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. It wasn't until the next Olympics that Staff would walk away with a medal. Not only did he win several medals in the World Championship and Commonwealth Games in the next four years, but he would win gold in the Team Sprint trio and break the World Record at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

      After 7 years on the track, he turned to coaching. At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, under Staff's direction, USA Cycling’s BMX program won its first gold medal, a silver medal, and recorded two fourth place finishes. With the introduction of BMX Freestyle to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic schedule, Staff took over that program. BMX Freestyle won its first medal in the sports debut with silver.

      CONTACT
      Ryan Nyquist Headshot BW

      Ryan
      Nyquist

      BMX Freestyle Coach
      Background

      Ryan Nyquist is an American professional BMX rider with 16 X-Games medals, 39 X-Games competition starts and 60 Dew Tour finals appearances (most all-time). Ryan is considered one of the greatest and diversely skilled BMX riders ever. Now, Ryan has taken on a new challenge and joined the USA Cycling BMX Freestyle team as a coach where he is leading a team to the Olympic Games.

      CONTACT

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