USA BMX Celebrates 40th Anniversary with 20th consecutive year of hosting Grand National in Tulsa

“This was my 20th year in a row here in Tulsa for Thanksgiving weekend, and it still gives me chills and gets my adrenaline pumping when I enter the stadium,” said Olympic silver medalist Alise Post.

The 2017 USA BMX Grand National, presented by Tulsa Sports Commission, concluded last weekend for a 20th consecutive year in Tulsa. Known as “The Greatest Race on Earth”, the event upheld that title with more than 2,900 riders from 46 states and 23 different countries participating in the year-end event. With more than 300 riders, it was truly an International field.

“Having the 2017 USA BMX Grand Nationals in Tulsa for a 20th consecutive year while USA BMX celebrates 40 years, made for a perfect weekend,” said USA BMX CEO, BA Anderson. Nearly 3,000 riders from around the world migrated to Tulsa to celebrate the Greatest Race on Earth. “Every year, we love to welcome so many riders. This year, the International field nearly doubled. Thanks to the incredible staff at USA BMX and our partners, the Tulsa Sports Commission, for making the 2017 USA BMX Grand National truly one of the best to date.”

Two of the three USA BMX Pro Championships – Vet and Women – were repeat title-holders, while the Mens No.1 Plate went to a first-time champ, ending a nine-year drought for American pros.

Alise Post (St. Cloud, MN) not only repeated her championship title, but also set a new record for 10 total cups (4 as an amateur, 6 as a pro) – making history as the winningest BMXer of all time.

Argentinian Cristian Becerine, who was the first South American to ever win a USA BMX Championship, won his fourth consecutive No.1 plate, which now has him with five No.1 Vet Pro titles.

Olympic Gold medalist Connor Fields ended his season with his first American Pro title. The last American to hold the No.1 plate was Randy Stumpfhauser in 2009.

“This was my 20th year in a row here in Tulsa for Thanksgiving weekend, and it still gives me chills and gets my adrenaline pumping when I enter the stadium,” said Post. “To write my name in the history books of USA BMX as the winningest rider of all time is an amazing honor, and I can’t wait to see what the years to come have in store and who might be the next young rider to come along and rewrite these…

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