2016 UCI BMX World Championships – Medellin, Colombia

2016 UCI BMX World Championships – Medellin, Colombia

The World Championships are done & dusted and the Kiwis stepped up to the task of taking on the world once again. The team was smaller this year with 29 riders riding 35 Challenge class entries & seven Championship riders travelling to Medellin to compete.

The event build up cut it fine & the facility only opened the morning of first practice, but once it started everything ran normal.

The Kiwi team was in the thick of it once again, assisting with building up of staging & also track maintenance, when the overnight rain damaged the track. So hats off to all those “non-riders” that helped above & beyond make the event run smoother.

RESULTS

As with any Worlds there are highs & lows, shock and amazement at the riding level. 2016 was no different. NZ punched above it weight & put in some solid results to make us proud, as a team, as family, as kiwis.

To make a Worlds BMX final and get a W ranking is a massive achievement. A semi means you are in the top 16 in the world… Of the small NZ team of 29 challenge class rider entries that went over to Colombia 15 are now world ranked, add the 8 in the semis & you have 23 of 29 in the top 16 in the world… that’s pretty good numbers.

Challenge Class

8 riders made semis
1 rider made W7
1 rider made W6
3 riders made W5

2 riders made W4
2 riders made W3
2 riders made W2
4 World Champions (W1)

Championship Class

1 rider made semis
1 World Champion

The Championship team raced on a separate & much bigger track, the weather didn’t play ball either & the heavy weight of Olympic qualifying played on every moto. NZs small team had the extremes of highs & lows and there is a lot to build on from the results. Congratulations to Maynard for a first year Jnr Elite W1!

A huge thank you goes to Sue Walker the Challenge & Non-HP team Manager for doing so much running around to make the riders lives easier, there is so much that goes on behind the scenes, so many contacts & knowledge used to make this happen. Then to all the parent helpers, fixing bikes, holding drink bottles, talking to & supporting the kids, this makes life easier for those nervously sitting in the stands, thank you.

2016 UCI BMX WORLD CHAMPSHIPS – CHALLENGE CLASS 20” RESULTS

Boys 10

BHIMY

Lucas

NZL20060512

M

8ths 5th

Boys 11

EARNEST

Jake

NZL20050214

M

Semi 8th

Boys 11

GREENOUGH

Jack

NZL20050712

M

W2

Boys 11

KENNEDY

Tipene

NZL20050529

M

Qtr 5th

Boys 12

CALKIN

Keegan

NZL20040908

M

Qtr 7th

Boys 12

MEEK

Toby

NZL20041227

M

8ths 5th

Boys 13

BEARMAN

Rico

NZL20030731

M

Qtr 5th

Boys 13

GREENOUGH

Bennett

NZL20030404

M

Semi 8th

Boys 13

LUPTON

Austin

NZL20030421

M

Qtr 7th

Boys 13

MERITO

Cooper

NZL20031204

M

W3

Boys 15

CALKIN

Cailen

NZL20011028

M

W1

Boys 15

LUPTON

Jack

NZL20011027

M

8ths 6th

Boys 16

JORDAN

Ryan

NZL20000325

M

Semi 6th

Boys 8

BROOKE-SMITH

Luke

NZL20080606

M

W7

Boys 9

MEEK

Rory

NZL20070104

M

Semi 6th

Girls 10

EARNEST

Sacha

NZL20060525

F

W1

Girls 11

PENNY

Brooke

NZL20050324

F

W4

Girls 11

WALKER

Leila

NZL20050329

F

W1

Girls 13

OSBORN

Abbie

NZL20031108

F

Motos 5th

Girls 15

LUTTRELL

Baylee

NZL20010305

F

W4

Girls 15

SMITH

Jessie

NZL20010421

F

W5

Girls 9

GREENOUGH

Lily

NZL20071031

F

W3

Masters 30 & Over

KELLY

Jason

NZL19850617

M

W5

Men 17-24

BOWERS-WILSON

Daniel

NZL19970107

M

8ths 5th

Men 17-24

BROWNING

Jarrod

NZL19960511

M

8ths 8th

Men 17-24

PEEL

Avon

NZL19920616

M

8ths 6th

Women 17 & Over

GEORGANTAS

Caitlin

NZL19970822

F

Semi 6th

Women 17 & Over

WOODCOCK-TAKURUA

Holly

NZL19941230

F

W5


2016 UCI BMX WORLD CHAMPSHIPS – CHALLENGE CRUISER CLASS RESULTS

12 & Under Cruiser Men

KENNEDY

Tipene

NZL20050529

M

Semi 7th

15 & 16 Cruiser Men

CALKIN

Cailen

NZL20011028

M

Semi 6th

16 & Under Cruiser Women

SMITH

Jessie

NZL20010421

F

W1

17 & 29 Cruiser Women

GEORGANTAS

Caitlin

NZL19970822

F

W6

17 & 29 Cruiser Women

WOODCOCK-TAKURUA

Holly

NZL19941230

F

W2

17-24 Cruiser Men

BOWERS-WILSON

Daniel

NZL19970107

M

Semi 5th

45 & Over Cruiser Men

LUTTRELL

Paul

NZL19680907

M

DNS


2016 UCI BMX WORLD CHAMPSHIPS – CHAMPIONSHIP CLASS RESULTS

Jnr Women

PETCH

Rebecca

NZL19980709

F

DNS

Jnr Men

PEEL

Maynard

NZL19991028

M

W1

Elite Women

WALKER

Sarah

NZL19880710

F

Motos 5th

Elite Men

JONES

Trent

NZL19940812

M

DNS

Elite Men

CAMERON

Matt

NZL19850221

M

Semis 6th

Elite Men

FRANKS

Daniel

NZL19931002

M

DNS

Elite Men

BIAS

Michael

NZL19941113

M

8ths 6th

 

The 2017 Worlds event will be held in Rock Hill South Carolina in the USA, July 25-30. If you looking at competing in this event, please check out the website for information at http://rockhillscbmx.com

Then if you are really forward thinking, the 2018 Worlds event has been confirmed as Baku in Azerbaijan.
No information has been given about this event as yet, but the location & facility was the host of the successful European Games in 2015.

Congratulations to all the 2016 Worlds competitors and well done on your results.

Regards

Dion Earnest

Executive Officer
BMX New Zealand Inc

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