“The Grands holds a special place in my heart, and I love heading to Tulsa every Thanksgiving and getting those jitters walking into that building for the year-end finale,” said Olympic silver medalist and national champion, Alise Post.
Tulsa, Oklahoma (PRWEB) December 02, 2016
The 2016 USA BMX Grand National presented by Tulsa Sports Commission concluded on Sunday setting multiple records for the sport and the event. For the 19th consecutive year, the much-anticipated Grands returned to Tulsa for a record-setting weekend where more than 2,900 riders from 21 different countries participated in the year-end event.
All three USA BMX National number one title holders held on to their pro #1 plates as this weekend’s event concludes the BMX racing season. Alise Post (St. Cloud, MN) not only repeated her championship title, but she set a new record for nine total cups (4 as an amateur, 5 as a pro). Cristian Becerine (Argentina), who was the first South American to ever win a USA BMX Championship, earned his fourth Vet title. France’s Joris Daudet had a near perfect 2016 season and capped it off by hoisting another silver cup above his head.
Four number one titles were awarded in the amateur division with 15-year-old Jesse Welch (Perris, CA) taking home the top spot, and Elida Beeman (Lansing, MI) winning the amateur girl division be- coming the first rider from Michigan to ever hold a National No. 1 title. Drew Motley (Ormand Beach, FL) claimed No.1 in the Cruiser division while Jaycie Sinclair (Spring, TX) won the girls’ Cruiser divi- sion.
Highest attendance in the history of Grands with more than 9400 spectators for the Pro Championships Saturday night
“The Grands holds a special place in my heart, and I love heading to Tulsa every Thanksgiving and getting those jitters walking into that building for the year-end finale,” said Olympic silver medalist and national champion, Alise Post. “It's been really cool to see the growth of the race over the years in all areas - participation numbers, global entries, the pro spectacular and the packed grandstands! The women's field this year had your top four from the Olympic final, a multi-time world champion, several olympians and international riders making it the biggest women's pro race at the grands that I've ever raced in.”
For the first time since the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, along with Post, gold medalist Mariana Pajon of Colombia and bronze medalist Stefani Hernandez of Venezuela were matched up in the Championships on Saturday.
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About USA BMX
Formed in 1977 as The American Bicycle Association, USA BMX is headquartered in Gilbert, Arizona, and organizes BMX racing for boys, girls and adults throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. With more than 70,000 active members who compete on a weekly basis at more than 350 racing facilities in 49 states, the family-oriented Olympic sport of BMX Racing continues to grow. With a 29- event national race schedule, USA BMX is the largest promoter of action sports in the country.