1 NIC LONG, HARO Bikes, LAKESIDE, CA 2 TYLER BROWN, 316 RACING/DK BICYCLES, CHULA VISTA, CA 3 JAYCE CUNNING, TANAWHA, QLD 4 JORDAN MIRANDA, BAKERSFIELD, CA 5 COREY SALAS, SIMI VALLEY, CA 6 ERIC MULLER, EUGENE, OR 7 JACOB PEEBLES, JET RACING/SSQUARED/FLY, CHICO, CA 8 LAYNE GAINER, MESA, AZ
46 & Over Intermediate
1 CHRIS MOELLER, SAN CLEMENTA, CA 2 RANDY LAWRENCE, FOX, VANS, BELL, MENIFEE, CA 3 BILLY WARDYNSKI, ICEE/ANDERSON, OAKLEY, CA 4 MAX WOODS, DYERSBURG, TN 5 KEN BARRIER, AZ BICYCLE WERX/FALL RISK RACING, LAVEEN, AZ
Elite Men: 1 Matthew JUSTER AUS 27 60 60 2 Bradley GAME AUS 22 45 45 3 Tristyn KRONK AUS 21 40 40 4 Michael BIAS NZL 23 35 35 5 Bodi TURNER AUS 23 30 30 6 Joshua MCLEAN AUS 19 25 25 7 Thomas SIINMAA AUS 27 20 20 8 Kai SAKAKIBARA AUS 21 15 15
After 17 years driving the Factory Redline rig to races across the US, Team Manager, Jason Carnes is ready to show you the time of your life, touring the USA, seeing all the sights, riding hot spots only insiders know about, and hitting key USA BMX national events along the way. Jason Carnes Berm Academy offers tours from one to six weeks in length, throughout the 2017 season. “The Ultimate Summer Tour” is one of the early favorites, and includes the UCI BMX Worlds in Rock Hill, SC and an incredible coast to coast tour of the USA (hitting the Worlds, plus three USA BMX nationals).
You'll ride like royalty and pit like a pro, all under the guidance of a racer and factory team manager with over one million miles of tour experience under his belt— Jason Carnes!
Here’s what Sam Willoughby says about touring with Jason:
"I have had the privilege of staying and traveling with Jason Carnes for the past seven years. Jason is the most caring guy I know! His specialty is traveling the country and stopping at every BMX fun spot along the way. Jason has been doing this for longer than most of us have been alive and is therefore very diligent when it comes to organization and safety. You will laugh more than ever and learn more than you would believe. I cant wait to jump on board the Berm Academy bus soon."
Name: Luis Brethauer Number in Rio: 572 Country: Germany Result: 15th
When was the point for you that you thought you had a good chance of going to the 2016Olympics in Rio? Luis Brethauer: Pretty much directly after the London Olympics I set myself the goal to qualify for Rio. But because of the injuries I had in the qualification years, sometimes I wasn’t really sure about my chances to actually represent Germany another time. But through the end of 2015 it started to look pretty good that I’ll get the one spot through the individual ranking.
Name: Alfredo Campo Number in Rio: 593 Country: Ecuador Result: Last
When was the point for you that you thought you had a good chance of going to the 2016 Olympics in Rio? Alfredo Campo: It was always a dream of mine! Midway 2015 after Pan-Am games I tought I had a good shot of making it!
Can you explain what kind of sacrifices you have to make as a professional BMX racer to be on top of your game all the time? Alfredo Campo: Leaving home being 16 years old was for sure one of the hardest things, but I love challenges that's why bmx has been so unique for me, not having a solid national team and having to do things by my own like making a financial plan is also a tough piece of the puzzle
How important has your coach been on your road to Rio? Alfredo Campo: Main key, a mentor, a journey I will never forget alongside Anders Grounsund
Name: Niek Kimmann Country: The Netherlands Number in Rio: 313 Result: 7th
How did Rio turn out for you as an Olympic rookie looking back at the race now? Niek Kimmann: The level of the top guys in BMX is so high that I knew I could easily go out in the semi with some bad luck, or maybe even medal if everything fell in the right place.
Name: Kyle Dodd Number in Rio: 216 Country: South Africa Result: If I'm not mistaken I finished 18th
"The important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win, but to take part; the important thing in Life is not triumph, but the struggle; the essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well."
Name: Tory Nyhaug Country: Canada Number in Rio: 49 Result: 5th
How did Rio turn out for you looking back at the race now? Tory Nyhaug: Happy with how I battled and competed right until the end. I did the best I could every lap regardless of anything, kept the mood light and just kept telling myself no matter what just do the best you can and be proud of yourself no matter what. Starts were off for racing so I had to compensate and race in other ways, but overall very proud.
So close to a medal. Do you re-watch the final on a regular basis? Tory Nyhaug: Yeah of course, painfully close. No I don’t watch it on a regular basis, I tortured myself with it for a bit then said