Eagle Park BMX in Idaho announced that it will be hosting the 2016 Idaho State BMX Championship on Saturday Aug. 20, 2016. Riders from the entire state of Idaho will be competing for the State Champion title. Each year a State Championship series is conducted by USA BMX and Idaho sanctioned tracks.
In Idaho, you must race at least 3 State Championship Qualifier Races and the State Championship Finals. Each of the sanctioned tracks in Idaho hosted a State Qualifier Race and riders can race as many of the State Championship Qualifiers, but only the top 3 finishes count towards state championship points. Each age group’s State Champion (#1) will receive a custom award from USA BMX and State Plates will be distributed to the top 10 (or top 50 percent) riders in each age group.
Top 10 riders will also be invited by special invitation by USA BMX to compete in the Race of Champions (ROC) on November 25, 2016 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The ROC is the culmination of all of the State Championship Series in the United States.
Riders as young as 2 and as old as 60 years will compete at the State Championship. There are several standout local racers who are expected to do phenomenally at the state championship according to Blake Richards, Eagle Park President. Arlo Sexton from the Treasure Valley who will be competing in the 5 and under age group and is one to be watching for. Arlo is currently leading his ago group for Idaho State Championship Series and is ranked 7th nationally in his age group.
Another outstanding local rider is Jassan Michaelson who is a 3 Time World BMX Champion and is currently leading the 28-35 year old age group. Michaelson’s 6-year-old daughter is also sitting in the #1 position going into the Championship weekend. A number of riders are tied up for #1 spot going in the big weekend.
About Eagle Park BMX:
Eagle Park BMX is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit run 100 percent by volunteers. Local races are run weekly from April to October. Eagle Park BMX also hosts several state and regional races throughout the season which brings in riders from neighboring states. Eagle Park BMX also have special races benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Association, a college scholarship program, and an Olympic Day celebration. Eagle Park BMX is also actively involved in community events such as Kids Fair, Eagle Days, Dairy Days, Boise Bike week, Unplug and be Outside, and the FX games.
For more information, contact Black Richards at 208-869-6858 or Rob Moorman at 208-954-1691 and email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Eagle Park BMX is located in the fabulous foothills of Eagle, Idaho. It is adjacent to the Eagle Sports Complex.
Photo Caption: Aidan Gallegos, 10 year old expert. Photo by Monty Gallegos.
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