Bay Area BMXers had another great showing in November at the 21st Annual Grand Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma!
The event, which took place at Tulsa’s River Spirit Expo center, brought more than 3000 riders from every part of the United States and 20 other countries. This is the 19th time the competition has been held in Tulsa, which is the future headquarters of USA BMX.
According to event organizers, November’s race broke all previous records for attendance and participation. History was made when Alise Post Willoughby, an Olympic Silver medalist, claimed her 5th consecutive title for National #1 Women’s Pro and gained her 7th overall pro title to make a total of 11. She also set a new record by winning every main event she raced in a single season – something no male or female rider has ever accomplished.
Our Bay Area BMXers also had some great results!
- 6 Year Old Girls: Sequoia Gomolicke – 1st place
- 15 Year Old Girls Cruiser: Grace Padilla – 5th place
- 51 & Over Intermediate: Jim Schloffel – 1st place
- 41-45 Men Cruiser: Jasiri Daire – 4th place
- 10 Year Old Expert Boys: Gaige Gomolicke – 3rd place
- 13 Year Old Boys Cruiser: Logan Silver – 4th place
- 36-40 Expert Boys: London Johnson – 1st place
- 26-35 Expert Boys: Murilo Martins – 3rd place
Once again, we thank everyone – the families, the fans, the sponsors and all of our supporters for helping to make this event possible. The team rose to the occasion and once again made us all Bay Area proud!