Nanaimo BMX athletes race to national titles

Nanaimo BMX Association riders competed at the BMX Canada Grand Nationals in Chilliwack from Oct. 7-9.

Nanaimo BMX Association riders raised their game for the grand nationals and were among the very fastest.

A contingent of locals competed at the BMX Canada Grand Nationals in Chilliwack from Oct. 7-9 for a Friday pre-race and then two days of grands.

Results include:

A Pro – Hunter McGill, third.13-14-year-old girls’ cruiser – Ally Churko, first, first.36-40-year-old women’s cruiser – Dallas Giles, second, third.Seven-and-under cruiser – Alexander Booth, third, first.14-year-old cruiser – Mitchel Landry, first, first.26-30-year-old cruiser – Darcy Glencross, first, first.31-35-year-old cruiser – Phil Robichaud, first, first; Michael Wiebe, second.61-and-over cruiser – Greg McGill, first, first.Eight-year-old novice – Jett Giles, first, second.Seven-year-old intermediate – Jayse Bissenden, third, third.Nine-year-old intermediate – Elliott Varner, second; Tucker Vass, second; Bailey Smith, third.Eight-year-old girls – Rhyan Barfoot, first, first.11-year-old girls – Keira Murphy, third, third.Six-year-old expert – Alexander Booth, second, second.16-year-old expert – Aidan Webber, first, second.17-18-year-old expert – Dillon Butcher, third, first.Eight-year-old mixed open – Rhyan Barfoot, first.12-year-old mixed open – Rosalie Beaudoin, third.36-40-year-old cruiser – Eric Beaudoin, second.13-year-old girls – Ally Churko, third.12-year-old expert – Haiden Botrokoff, second.Balance bike – Parker Wood, first, first.