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Warnicke Scholarship Race

The Warnicke Scholarship  Race was created to help fund The Bob Warnicke Memorial Scholarship Fund which assists 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 membership or Track Operators/Officials who participate in BMX racing events sanctioned by USA BMX/BMX Canada are eligible to apply. 

Bob passed away on Nov. 16, 1994, at the young age of 48 years old.  Bob was well known for his leadership role and for his many efforts in promoting the sport.  Bob's many contributions improved the sport and the image of BMX throughout the years.  He will best be remembered for his instrumental role in bringing BMX to millions of viewers through the airing of the "Road to Glory Series" on ESPN2 and ESPN.  More than anything else, 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 / BMX Canada members in his name.

 

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USA BMX
Bob Warnicke Scholarship
                      2014 RECIPIENTS ARE ANNOUNCED
 
 . . 
USA BMX and it's members would like to congratulate the following BMXers for being approved for a Bob Warnicke BMX scholarship.
This year, thanks to increased participation in the Bob Warnicke Scholarship races, USA BMX was able to give out $45,000 in scholarships to the following 31 collegiate students.
Proceeds from all Bob Warnicke races go towards this scholarship fund.
 
 
 
 
Please join us in 
  congratulating the  
    following
2014 Bob Warnicke Scholarship recipients
$45,000 AWARDED
  A New Record Set for the Bob Warnicke Scholarship
 

$5,000 

$5,000
$2,000

Blake Foxx

San Tan Valley, AZ
Arizona State University - BFA in Photography

Blake credits BMX racing for leading him to his chosen field of study - photography.  "Without the travel opportunities BMX has given me," he says, "I would not have had the experiences that peaked my interest in telling a story through pictures. I developed a great interest in capturing emotions at that one moment in time, whether it be happiness, anger or pain."

 

 

Heather Collman

Rockton, IL

Lindsey Wilson College Psychophysiology/Physical Therapist 

  

 

Heather has learned to budget her time,focus, and push through hard situations to get her work done, allowing her to succeed on and off the track.

 

 

 

David Ryan Goderre 

Chandler, AZ

San Diego State University - Business Administration & Information Systems 

 

 

 

David said BMX has taught him that the more effort you put into something the more you get out of it. He uses this same philosophy now with everything he does - including his studies in college, to be the best that he can be. 

 
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$2,000 

$2,000
$2,000

Devon Melanson

Milton, ON

Humber Institute of Technology - Police Foundations Program  

 

 "The sport of BMX has most definitely been the biggest influence on my career choice," Devon says. "It has led me to know that whether I decide to become a police officer or choose a career in criminal investigations, I am meant to help people and to provide positivity to people's lives in any way possible." 

Dylan Riedemann

Cambridge, MN

Anoka-Ramsey Community College - Associates in Business/Engineering

  

"I've been racing since 2004," Dylan describes. "I volunteer a lot of my time to Rum River BMX - helping out with many things. I mow the grass during the day, fold flyers and deliver advertisements. I dedicate a lot of my time to be a part of a great facility - and apply the same principles to school."

Emily Mundahl 

Bismarck, ND 

University of Mary - Bachelor of Science in Excercise Science and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy   

 
Emily credits U.S. BMX Olympian Alise Post for inspiring her to always do her best and to never give up.  She hopes to be as kind and caring as Alise is and to encourage others - just as Alise has always encouraged her. 

 

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$2,000 

$2,000
$2,000

Glenn Gross

Pearland, TX

Texas Tech  - Mechanical Engineering 

Glenn's biggest inspiration has been E.J. Dorrian. "He's had a colossal impact in my BMX career," Glenn admits. "After my first race he came up to me and said "good race" and gave me  the traditional "knuckles." This small gesture made such an impression on me because he didn't ignore me, but instead welcomed me into the BMX family."

Jamie Reed

Hamilton, OH
Marian University - Doctorate in Physical Therapy  


Jamie credits BMX racing for the friends she has now and the close bond she has with her family. "BMX has improved my life an incredible amount," she states. "I would not change it for the world."

 

  

  

Shayona Glynn

Norco, CA

Marian University - Special Education

 

 

Shayona states,"It is my goal to help those kids make their life better. I think my experiences in BMX racing will help me be a better teacher."

 . . 

$2,000 

$2,000
$2,000

Taylor Stephens

Redmond, OR

Central Oregon Community College - Exercise Science

Taylor's involvement in the sport of BMX has influenced him to choose exercise science as his field of study. As a BMX racer, he has seen how he has been able to perform better because of the results of physical therapy.

 

Tyler Whitfield

Rockford, IL
Marian University - Pediatrician

 

Tyler says, "I have come to realize that life is full of challenges, just in different sizes. Conquering each challenge just depends how you react to them - kind of like being on the track."

 
 

Keith Anderson

Reno, NV

University of Nevada - Acccounting 

Keith credits Tony Hoffman as the person who has inspired him the most in BMX. Keith said Tony inspired him to chase his own racing goals, reach for his education no matter what stands in the way and always give a helping hand to people.

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$2,000 

$1,000
$1,000

Maurice Horton

San Francisco, CA

University of California 

"My unique life experiences have led me to the decision to want to spend my life helping others," Marice wrote. "I want to do everything that I can to research, develop, and produce pharmaceutical products that will enable all people to live healthier lives. I will always thank BMX for making me the man I am today, and leading me into the rewarding career of Pharmacy."

Adam Stangline

Spring Brook Twp, PA

Wilkes University - Accounting  

 

Adam enjoys helping others. "Whether it's helping out my church, at the track, doing community service at school, or helping out a friend, I find great enjoyment in helping other people and building relationships with them," he states.

 
 

 

Alan Struna

Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee School of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering 

 

 


 

Alan credits Team Manager Jim Buchanan for inspiring him the most. "Jim gave me a sense of what true servant leadership was," Alan said, "and how it affected us and others. His heart is what helped me become the real leader and mentor figure in others' lives."

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$1,000 

$1,000
$1,000

Brandon Rutherford

Bauxite, AR

University of Arkansas / Little Rock - Economics & Business  

 

"I have raced BMX year-round, both local and national, for 11 years," Brandon states. "I want to set an example for younger riders so that someday, they may also get a scholarship thru BMX."

Jeremy Chandler

Tucson, AZ
Mechanical/Electrical Engineering

  

A volunteer at his parents' track - Desert Sun BMX in Tucson, Jeremy has helped out with everything from track-prep, running the gate, clinics, staging and officiating. With 14 years of BMX racing under his belt, he applies many of the same principles to school that he learned from racing.

Josh Wedge

Unionville, CT

Central Connecticut State University  Bachelor of Arts in Criminology

 

 

Josh coaches BMX at Foothills BMX and has set a goal this year to help as many riders as he possibly can. Josh states, "Seeing riders improve and seeing them realize they really can do some-thing they never thought they could do is an amazing feeling that never gets old." 

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$1,000 

$1,000
$1,000

Justin Posey

Winston-Salem, NC

Marian University - Business Marketing 

 

 

Justin admits it would be forget about school and instead race his bike for the next few years - due to the difficult workload. However, he proudly says, "The degree I will obtain will last me the rest of my life, while BMX will only fulfill my dreams for the next few years."

Nick Koehler

Tustin, CA
Santiago Community College - Sports Medicine


Nick says there are a lot of challenges associated with school and racing. They range from convincing the school office that you should be able to miss school for a race, to balancing full time school with training. But with all the challenges he has faced, and will continue to face, they are all worth it to race his bike.

Robert Vargo Jr.

Exeter, PA

Luzerne Co. Community College - Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering

 

 

"I think I have many of the same qualities as Bob Warnicke," Robert wrote. "BMX is my passion. Helping others through BMX is what I do."

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$500 

$500
$500

Bryce Hocking

Carlsbad, CA

Marian University - Bachelors of Science in Sports Performance 

 


The most inspirational person to Bryce is Nic Long and his willpower. Bryce says, "It's Nic's will to win, Nic's will to do whatever it takes to achieve what he sees as success, and his will to help others, that what inspires me most."

David Lujan

Raytown, MO 

Missouri University of Science and Technology - Appllied Mathematics


David says he's taken away from the sport of BMX the values it has to teach people. The most important of those values is self-improvement; if you want to progress in anything, you need to be dedicated to it.

 

 

Debbie Slovikosky

Gallitzin, PA

Marywood University - Architecture 

Debbie volunteers at her local track, helping groom the track, painting corner marshall stands, or helping the younger BMX racers.  She credits her parents example of getting involved at the local track for greatly influencing her life.

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$500 

$500
$500

Doug Widdows

Cumberland, MD

Allegany College of Maryland - Criminology & Criminal Justice

"BMX has been a huge part of my life," Doug tells us. "I was even home-schooled for my high school years so I could get out and travel more for racing and training. While I realize my education is the most important thing right now, I'm going to keep racing as much as I can."

Jen Hartmann

Louisville, KY
Bellarmine University - Communications and Sports Studies  

Jen says one of the main reasons she loves the sport of BMX racing is because of the accessibility she has to professional races. She says, "It is a great experience to watch the race and then talk to the women pros after and ask for advice."

 

"Jake" Pletscher

Fanwood, NJ

Rowan University - Chemical Engineering

 

 

Jake strives to be a serious racer who always has a smile on his face - even if it's after getting a fifth in the semi - like Matt Kelty, his inspiration. As Jake's gotten older, he's come to enjoy helping younger riders with whatever they need, just like how Kelty  helped him out.

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$500

$500

Luke Roarty

Clarksville, MD
Marian University - Biology

Luke credits Lance McGuire for inspiration; through his actions and by being an excellent role model. "Lance has taught me many things about life," Luke says, "and he  inspires me to work hard and become the best person I can be."

Rylie A. Edwards

Eagle Mountain, UT  

University of Utah - Physical Therapist

 

"You start to change your lifestyle to become a better racer because all you want is to be the best rider on the track," Rylie tells us. "Through all of my experiences while racing BMX or being in school, I do know that I want to help people become the best version of themselves."
 
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$500

$500

Taylor Mattingly

Kaukauana, WI
University of Iowa - Chemical Engineer

Taylor credits Foster "Chedda" Chadek for helping him to become a better racer and also helping him to grow socially.
Taylor describes, "He has taught me to reach out to others, rather than waiting for them to come to me."

Wesley Murphy

Clarksville, TN

Lindsey Wilson College - Business/Recreation and Tourism

 

"This sport has pushed me toward my goals and career interest of being a bike store owner," Wesley says. "Not only having a store - but also, I want to create and build awesome bikes for racers. It would be the most exciting day ever to have BMX riders coming across the finish line  on one of my bikes."

 

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ABOUT:
THE BOB WARNICKE SCHOLARSHIP 

  

Since 1996, the Bob Warnicke Scholarship program has awarded over $350,000 in Scholarships to members of the NBL and USA BMX. 
 
The Warnicke Scholarship Race was created to help fund The Bob Warnicke Memorial Scholarship Fund, which assists 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 membership or Track Operators/Officials who participate in BMX racing events sanctioned by USA BMX/BMX Canada are all eligible to apply. 

  

WHO WAS BOB WARNICKEBob Warnicke was well known for his leadership role and for his countless efforts in promoting the sport of BMX Racing. Among his many contributions, he will forever best be remembered for his instrumental role in bringing BMX to millions of viewers through the airing of the "Road to Glory Series" on ESPN2 and ESPN. More than anything else, Bob was a person who cared deeply about the sport of BMX racing. His dedication showed his commitment to the youth who benefited from his efforts, and improved the sport and the image of BMX throughout the years. Bob passed away Nov.16, 1994, at the young age of 48 years old. The Scholarship Program preserves his legacy of love by contributing to the futures of deserving USA BMX / BMX Canada members in his name.

 

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