Over three days this past weekend, Squamish BMX hosted over 500 riders for the Sea to Sky Nationals, one of four Canadian events sanctioned by the American Bicycle Association.
Riders from as far away as Texas took part while local riders from Sea to Sky, where BMX is exploding in popularity recently, were also represented.
It was the biggest BMX event so far for the Squamish club, and took a huge amount of effort to pull together. But with children pulling their parents into the sport as volunteers and racers, there was no shortage of support.
The first day of racing was a pre-race event, with the nationals taking place on Saturday and Sunday.
In the Pre-race category, Squamish's Robyn Schenk placed first in the 7 Girls competition. Maja Woolley and Chloe Carlson were second and fourth in 10 Girls. Bruce Scarth was fourth in 36-40 Cruiser. Ron Goldstone was second in 41-45 Cruiser.
In 5 & Under Novice it was all Squamish with Mackenzie Hanwell in first, Sam Beatty second and Anders Fanslau third. Finishing fourth through eighth were Nolan Fielding, Griffin Tulk, Marin Lowe, Cole Poburan and Luce Van Eesteren.
In 6 Novice, Jordan Plumb and Owen Scarth of Squamish were first and second.
In 6 Intermediate, Jobey Pearson of Squamish was fourth and Daunte Glover sixth.
In 7 Novice, Squamish's Tyler Liebrecht was first, Kodi Ward third and Bradley Fraser fourth.
In 7 Intermediate, Jordan Tulk of Squamish was second, with Samuel Watson in fourth and Benjamin Wilson eighth. Pemberton's Mason Gautrey was seventh.
In 8 Novice, Squamish riders Jordan Muller, Adrian Conn, Hunter Vriend and Wyatt Cardiff were first, second, fourth and fifth respectively.
In 8 Intermediate, Finn Finestone of Whistler was the top rider, followed by Squamish's Jeremy Pope in second. Logan O'Sullivan of Squamish was fourth, Andrew Fielding of Squamish was fifth and Lukas McLaughlin of Whistler was eighth.
In 9 Intermediate, Squamish's Izaak Berrisford was first, Josh Cormack second and Tucker Reed fourth.
In 9 Expert, Squamish's Tristan Lindsay was second.
In 10 Intermediate, Squamish's Logan Van Eesteren and Cameron Fielding were second and third respectively.
In 11 Novice, Squamish's Aiden Dziekan was second, Kyle Sorenson was third and Alex Scott fifth.
In 11 Intermediate, Squamish's Jacob Murray was third and Whistler's Finn Iles fourth.
In 12 Expert, Sean Fincham of Squamish was first.
In 13 Intermediate, Darwin Cardiff of Squamish was second.
In 13 Expert, Brandon Murray of Squamish was fifth.
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