Maris Places 7th in Olympic BMX Seeding Run
The first day of BMX from Rio is in the books and Maris Strombergs placed a respectable 7th with a time of 34.953, only 0.336 seconds behind 1st seed Joris Daudet of France.
Thursday’s Quarterfinal rounds and Friday’s Semi and Medal rounds will be live streaming at 12:30pm EDT/9:30am PDT.
Building A Champion – Part II: #81 Maris Strombergs
In less than a month BMX athletes from around the world will step onto the world’s largest stage in Rio and leave it all on the line in the hopes of securing the title of Olympic Champion. You have seen many of them on the track and have looked up to them on the podium. But have you ever wondered what happens off the track to prepare them for those 40 seconds of all out exertion? What does it take to compete at the highest level against the most formidable opponents the world has to offer? In this video series, we asked some of the top Olympic contenders to pull back the curtain and show the blood, sweat and determination that goes into earning the right to stand on the top step and be declared a Champion.
Maris Strombergs has dominated the BMX event by taking home the gold in both previous Olympic games. Can the man they call “The Machine” continue his streak and bring home another gold for his home country of Latvia? Maris takes us behind the scenes and provides and inside look at the mental preparation needed to take on such a daunting challenge.
Video and images by Justin Kosman
Tulsa and Mexico Visit
Maris and David just finished the school visits in Tulsa.
Here are some photos from Tulsa and a few other photos from earlier in the year.
One of them was with Nickelodeon. Another is from a trip David took in January to Mexico to build a house for a Mexican family in need.
Maris Wins UCI Supercross at Rock Hill
Maris Strombergs rides to victory at the UCI Supercross in Rock Hill, South Carolina over Tory Nyhaug (CAN) and Connor Fields (USA)
Main Event video below.
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Peruvian National Championships
Peruvian National Championship week with these excellent results for Free Agent and KHS.
- Two National Champions – Gold medalists
- Joaquin Homero (BMX) – category: 9 years
- Paul San Roman (DH) – category: Cadets
- Three National Silver medalists
- Nilton Gonzales (BMX) – category: 15 years
- Brener Montes (DH) – category: Juniors
- Xavier Chapilliquen (XC) – category: Cadets
- Three National Bronze medalists
- Aldair Perez (XC) – category: sub-23
- John Alexander Rojas (XC) – category: Juniors
- Eduardo Rodriguez – (XC) – category: Cadets
Alec Bob to be Awarded National BMX Hall of Fame Scholarship
(Gilbert, AZ): The Hall of Fame Board of Directors have chosen 18-year-old Alec Bob – from Plano, Texas, as the 2015 recipient of the National BMX Hall of Fame Scholarship. Bob is sponsored by Free Agent Bicycles and will be attending Marian University in September, where his sister also attends with a cycling scholarship.
The National BMX Hall of Fame Scholarship committee annually awards funds to a collegiate BMX rider who exemplifies true professionalism, possesses solid potential for a future National No.1 Championship and possible Olympic qualification and medal potential. Alec put his name in the ring after becoming the first amateur winner on the big hill of Rock Hill, SC’s Carolina nationals. His Friday night victory in the Super-X Open, up against some of the fastest ams in the country, impressed many.
USA BMX and the National BMX Hall of Fame will present Bob with a Scholarship check during the 2015 BMX Hall of Fame ceremony – held on Saturday night, October 10th, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA. Tickets will be available at:https://2015bmxhof.eventbrite.com (https://2014bmxhof NULL.eventbrite NULL.com/)
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