Great start to the season for the FA Team at the USABMX/UCI Gator Nationals in Oldsmar Florida. With the World’s best Elite riders all in attendance and with our very own, Maris Strombergs, securing the Win on Saturday, it gave us a sneak peek at Maris Strombergs’ renewed focus and ever-present determination as we lead up to this year’s World Championships and Olympic Games in England. Despite, fighting off flu-like symptoms on Saturday, Maris managed to ride strong in the 50-deep field and grabbed the win in the main event. Maris, unfortunately, awoke even worse on Sunday and as a result was unable to compete. Instead, he headed back to So Cal for some much-needed rest.
New FA hopeful, David Herman, was winning laps all weekend. A small mishap on Saturday cost him a place in the main event but he came back stronger on Sunday and secured a spot in the main.
Our Amateur Team showed up strong as always with Stephen Larralde grabbing a 2nd and 3rd for the weekend while “Bling, Bling Juan Marin” walked away with 3 big wins!
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Video on youtube.com (http://www NULL.youtube NULL.com/watch?v=ah4eDWsaeBQ&list=UU17ZBwiQM6XDfPI4M9GbpcA&index=1&feature=plcp)
Story on bmxnews.com (http://www NULL.bmxnews NULL.com/2012/02/oldsmar-day-one-photo-gallery/)
Story on espn.go.com (http://espn NULL.go NULL.com/action/bmx/blog/_/post/7571246/maris-strombergs-back-top-florida)