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USA BMX announces $27,000 in Scholarship Awards

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USA BMX announces $27,000 in Scholarship Awards


Gilbert, AZ – The Scholarship Committee at USA BMX announced today that $27,000 is being awarded to twenty individual recipients. “We had a number of strong candidates and the applications we received were all impressive”, said BA Anderson, CEO of USA BMX. “We are pleased to award 20 deserving individuals who have dedicated themselves in the classroom as well as on the BMX track”, continued Anderson.

The Bob Warnicke Memorial Scholarship Fund was created to assist students and their families in meeting the costs of undergraduate college education, trade school, etc. USA BMX/BMX Canada members who have a current USA BMX/BMX Canada license or Track Operators/Officials who participate in BMX racing events sanctioned by USA BMX/BMX Canada were eligible to apply.

The following individuals have been awarded a Bob Warnicke Scholarship for the upcoming academic year:

First Name Last Name Amount Age State
Edward Dorrian $5,000 19 TX
Crystal Kalogris $3,000 20 IN
George Tyler Barney $2,000 20 LA
Bryce Hocking $2,000 19 CA
Sara Puckett $2,000 19 VA
Ashly Bright $1,000 20 FL
Dani George $1,000 18 CA
Tyler James Kinsey $1,000 18 MI
Samantha Loeffler $1,000 17 NY
James Murphy $1,000 18 FL
Wesley Murphy $1,000 18 TN
Justin Posey $1,000 18 NC
Daniel Smith III $1,000 22 NJ
Alan Struna $1,000 18 IL
Robert Vargo Jr $1,000 19 PA
Nate Walton $1,000 18 MN
Joel Jefford $500 18 CN
Bethany Kludt $500 17 OH
Nicole Kuss $500 22 FL
Jovonne Stropko $500 18 WA

Funds for the scholarship are raised through Bob Warnicke Scholarship races held at individual BMX tracks around the United States and Canada. While not all tracks hosted scholarship races in 2011, many more tracks will be hosting races in 2012. With an increased number of tracks participating, funds awarded next year are sure to increase. 

About Bob Warnicke: The Bob Warnicke Memorial Scholarship Program was established in 1995 to honor the memory of the National Bicycle League’s late vice president. Bob passed away Nov.16, 1994, at the young age of 48 years old. Bob played a very active role in BMX for 10 years and was well known for his instrumental role in bringing BMX to millions of viewers through the airing of the “NBL Road to Glory Series” on ESPN2 and ESPN. Bob was a person who cared deeply about the sport of BMX. His dedication showed his commitment to the youth who benefited from his efforts. The Scholarship Program preserves Bob Warnicke’s legacy of love by contributing to the futures of deserving USA BMX and BMX Canada members in his name.

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