USA Cycling announced today the addition of seven athletes to the 2018 USA Cycling National Team across multiple disciplines: Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif.) in BMX Supercross; Luca Shaw (Hendersonville, N.C.) and Dakotah Norton (Davidson, Mich.) in Mountain Bike; and Katie Hall (Saratoga, Calif.), Alexis Ryan (Ventura, Calif.), Jonny Brown (Covington, Tenn.), and Taylor Phinney (Boulder, Colo.) in Road. Each rider joins the team based on top results this year that meet the objective performance-based criteria. “We are excited to be able to extend the benefits of the USA Cycling National Team to additional riders. Having more athletes qualify for support by meeting the challenging objective standards means that our depth as a nation is increasing,” said Scott Schnitzspahn Vice President of Elite Athletics for USA Cycling.
Men: 1 Anthony Dean 26 San Diego, CA Supercross, Troy Lee $1,050 2 Billy Russell 24 Desoto, TX Doublecross $600 3 Corey Reid 30 Phoenix, AZ Rockstar Rift $360 4 Trent Jones 23 Christchurch, NZ Box, Thrill $300 5 Kameron Larsen 18 Bakersfield, Ca Us Junior Development $240 6 Max Cairns 21 Melbourne, AUS Chase/Lux $180 7 Layne Gainer 23 Peoria, AZ Gordys Bicycles, Tangent, Fly $150 8 Jordan Miranda 24 Bakersfield, CA Free Agent $120
Women: 1 Brooke Crain 24 Visalia, CA Haro/Rockstar $525 2 Ashley Verhagen 26 Glendale, AZ $300 3 Rachel Mydock 21 Phoenix, AZ Supercross BMX $180 4 Dani George 23 Palmdale, CA Throdwn $150
USA Cycling announced today the 18 elite and junior athletes that will represent the United States at the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships in Rock Hill, SC, July 25-30. Headlining the elite men’s team will be 2016 Olympic Champion Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX-Monster Energy) who was an automatic qualifier based on his gold medal performance in Rio last summer. Fields will be joined by Nic Long (Lakeside, Calif./Haro Bikes-Dans Comp), who qualified with a third place world championship effort in 2016, and by Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./Daylight Cycle Co.), who qualified as the overall 2016 World Cup and overall 2016 UCI rankings winner. Sean Gaian (Santee, Calif.), Jared Garcia (Victorville, Calif.), Zach Van Kammen (Lake Elsinore, Calif.), Justin Posey (Winston Salem, NC), Jeremy Smith (Dayton, Ohio), and Jeffrey Upshaw (Dayton, Ohio) will also represent the United States in the elite men’s competition.
Alise Post (Chula Vista, Calif./Redline USA) will be another 2016 Olympic medalist representing the red, white and blue in South Carolina this summer. Post earned her automatic qualification to the elite women’s squad as the silver medalist from Rio last year. She is also the reigning national champion and the bronze medalist from last year’s worlds. Post will be joined by Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro Bikes-Dans Comp) who qualified with her fourth-place Olympic effort and her fifth-place spot in the overall UCI rankings from 2016. Rounding out the women’s squad will be Dani George (Palmdale, Calif.), Shealen Reno (Plano, Texas), Mika Shaw (Bailey, Colo.), and Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, Ill.).
Dixieland National #1, Saturday's Pro results from Georgia.
Women Elite: 1 BROOKE CRAIN, HARO/ROCKSTAR, VISALIA, CA 2 MIKA SHAW, JR BICYCLES.COM/CHASE/BOX, CASTLE ROCK, CO 3 DANI GEORGE, GT/100 %, PALMDALE, CA 4 FLORENCIA SORIANO, THRODWN, CORDOBA 5 SAMANTHA BROWN, DANS, CROWN POINT, IN 6 HEATHER COLLMAN, FACTORY YESS, ROCKTON, IL 7 RACHEL MYDOCK, GLENDALE, AZ 8 SHEALEN RENO, FULL TILT BIKE CO, ARLINGTON, TX
Men Elite: 1 CONNOR FIELDS, HENDERSON, NV 2 JORIS DAUDET, CORONA, CA 3 CORBEN SHARRAH, TUCSON, AZ 4 JEFF UPSHAW, KUWAHARA, DAYTON, OH 5 ANDERSON DE SOUZA FILHO, PROFILE SPEEDCO, WINDERMERE, FL 6 TANNER SEBESTA, FACTORY GOLD'S GYM, BUDA, TX
Men Elite: 1 MARIS STROMBERGS, RIVERSIDE, CA 2 SYLVAIN ANDRE, LYON 3 CONNOR FIELDS, HENDERSON, NV 4 TRENT JONES, CHRISTCHURCH 5 TWAN VAN GENDT, VELDDRIEL 6 JARED GARCIA, VICTORVILLE, CA 7 JORIS DAUDET, CORONA, CA 8 CORBEN SHARRAH, TUCSON, AZ
Women Elite: 1 BROOKE CRAIN, HARO/ROCKSTAR, VISALIA, CA 2 SHEALEN RENO, FULL TILT BIKE CO, ARLINGTON, TX 3 MATHILDE DOUDOUX, PARIS 4 LAUREN REYNOLDS, ANSWER/RENNEN, AUSTRALIND, WA 5 DANI GEORGE, GT/100 %, PALMDALE, CA 6 FELICIA STANCIL, ANTIOCH, IL