2013 NOVICE AWARD JIMMY O’CONNOR Awarded to the Novice Rider at Steel Wheels BMX who truly demonstrates the heart and soul of BMX racing. Through determination and diligence, works each time they ride to improve themselves. This award is given to the rider who spirit never says “quit”, who rides for the pure joy of the “pedal”, who takes pleasure in each skill mastered whether it is balancing in the gate or transferring to a main. This rider is the foundation of our program – excited and encouraged, determined and diligent, patient and persevering and always an inspiration to other riders..
2013 INTER AWARD MEMPHIS KREBS The intermediate award is given to the rider who has experienced BMX racing, learning the ins and outs of the sport. Willing to learn new skills, this rider is often pitted against others who are either to easy to race against or too hard to beat and has the longest journey to advancement to the next level. With this in mind, the award is given as acknowledgment of your determination to succeed and pursue a goal, to improved on your skills and serve as an example to other riders through your sportsmanship and attitude.
2013 EXPERT AWARD
TONY CLAAR LOGAN ZUREK The Expert Award is given to the rider who has achieved the highest level within the amateur ranks and continues to race for the thrill of the ride. As an expert, they assist in training newer riders to the sport through their actions, abilities, character, sportsmanship, integrity and discipline. Whether 5 years old or 50 – they are the champions who have lasted the journey through all the skill levels and continues to compete to make themselves outstanding among riders They carry the burden to “perform” and the burden to “succeed” by the nature of the title and do so with grace, finesse and pride..
2013 GIRL AWARD EMILY PACHECO As a girl bmx rider, you are often placed out of class, out of age, and out of gender—through all of this, you continue to compete with heart and soul—desiring to better your performance each time you ride, displaying good sportmanship, fair competition, perserverance, strength and character. You best represent bmx to the world through your energizing spirit and tremendous attitude and are a model for which other riders can look up to.