NOVA BMX Rider Spotlight
This is where we get to introduce you to some of the athletes that make up the NOVA BMX family. We select a different rider each month of our regular season. Hope to see you or your rider featured here soon!
Special thanks to Chris Zealand, BMX racer (46-50 inter) and BMX dad, for authoring these spotlight articles!
November 2019 ~ Alan Decker
We end 2019 by celebrating a tenacious, hardworking rider who persevered through a tough 2018 on his way to a breakout season this year. That rider is 8 Intermediate, Alan Decker (Powers BIKE SHOP Team). Many of us fondly recall our first bike or the first time we took off pedaling on our own. Alan, however, can’t remember a time when he WASN’T riding or racing. One of Alan’s first words (before even “Momma,” we’re told) was “bicycle.” Read more about him here.
October 2019 ~ Liam Driscoll
Liam Driscoll (10 intermediate, Get-A-Grip BMX Racing Team) shreds it on the track, at the skate park, in his neighborhood and on the... guitar! This kid is going places, and is having fun along the way! Liam began racing in August 2018, and quickly moved up the ranks from novice to intermediate. He has focused primarily on local and regional competition in this first full year of racing, but is looking forward to bigger competitions in 2020. Read more about him here.
September 2019 ~ Vincent Via
Vincent Via (11 intermediate) is a member of the Get-A-Grip BMX Racing Team and apparently likes to spend his practice time schooling our #rotm author, Chris Zealand, on the best lines to take around the track. 🤣Vincent recently earned VA State #1 for his class, and is off to NY this coming weekend to hopefully bring home a Gold Cup plate too! Read more about him here.
August 2019 ~ Alexander George
Capping off our series of "NOVA BMX takes on the Worlds!" for August, we are featuring Alexander "Xander" George (13 expert), who represented Team USA last month in the 2019 UCI BMX World Championships in Belgium. Xander actually began racing at age 4½ at Blue Springs BMX in Missouri, but he didn’t go all in on the sport until well into the 2017 season. By then, he'd found his way to us. When asked what he likes most about BMX racing, Xander replied, “It’s not just a sport, it’s a family.” Read more about Xander here.
July 2019 ~ Cogan Martin-Kersey
Before he jets off to Belgium, we'd like to present the July Rider of the Month... continuing our series of #novabmx takes on the Worlds! This month, we are highlighting Cogan Martin-Kersey (8 expert), who will be representing Team USA this month in the 2019 UCI BMX World Championships in Belgium. We've watched Cogan (Powers Bike Shop Factory Team) grow up right before our eyes, and cannot wait to cheer him on as he makes his second Worlds appearance. Yep - his second Worlds appearance - and he's only 8 years old!
Read more about him here.