Results Lone Star National #2, Houston, TX. Saturday 11 February 2023.
1 DIEGO ARBOLEDA, ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA
2 CORBEN SHARRAH, DAYLIGHT, TUCSON, AZ
3 KAMREN LARSEN, HARO BIKES, BAKERSFIELD, CA
4 JORIS DAUDET, CHASE / BRGSTORE.COM, FRANCE
5 STEFAN HEIL, PLOCHINGEN, GERMANY
6 IZAAC KENNEDY, CHASE / BRGSTORE.COM, BRISBANE, QLD, AUS
7 CAMERON WOOD, MONGOOSE BICYCLES, PHOENIX, AZ
8 NIEK KIMMANN, MEYBO, BOX, TLD, HETEREN, NETHERLANDS
1 ALISE WILLOUGHBY, PROMAX/DAYLIGHT/TLD/IRC, CHULA VISTA, CA
2 FELICIA STANCIL, FACTORY SSQUARED, PALM HARBOR, FL
3 PAYTON RIDENOUR, MONGOOSE BICYCLES, TULSA, OK
At Box, we take pride not only in our products, but also in our exceptionally talented riders. For many years, we’ve had the honor of being able to work with BMX pros Alise Willoughby and Niek Kimmann, who have made names for themselves worldwide by virtue of their top tier racing abilities. It’s been a wild ride of hard work and determination for both of these elite racers, and in this article, we’re excited to show you just how far they’ve come.
Niek Kimmann was only 17 when we first noticed his desire to become a champion. Even from a young age, there was nothing more exciting than the idea of becoming a superstar athlete, just as his parents had. His mother was a horseback rider, and his father an ice skater. They loved the outdoors, and it seems they passed this passion on to their son. Growing up in Lutten, a small village in the Netherlands, Kimmann dedicated a lot of his time to playing various sports. He tried track and field, football, and other activities, but only found his true calling when his friends introduced him to BMX. From the moment he hopped on his bike at the local BMX track, it was love at first sight.
Niek’s career has had its share of struggles and successes, with many memories made along the way. But ultimately, he has accomplished what he had initially set out to do when he was just 17—becoming a champion. Along with his incredible achievement of becoming an Olympic Gold Medalist in 2021, here are some of his proudest moments:
Few athletes have built a dynasty of dominance quite like Alise has over her career. She has earned her spot as the winningest rider of all time in BMX racing and still maintains the aggressive edge that inspired her nickname - "the Beast".
Name: Alise Willoughby
Hometown: Saint Cloud, Minnesota, USA
Plate number: Current World #1, Career #11
Hook-ups/Sponsors: Promax, GW, Toyota, Xfinity, Troy Lee Designs, Klean Athlete, IRC Tire, HT Pedals, ODI Grips, Park Tool, Onyx Hubs, Box, KMC Chain, Oakley
---The FAT favorite list----
-Track: Pineview Park BMX with my favorite Track Operator (Dad!)
-Track to race on: Nashville / Shepparton
-Favourite Race: USA BMX Grands / Rock Hill Worlds
-Food: Anything off our Traeger… namely steaks and Jalepeńo poppers!
-Gym: Our Garage
-Person on Instagram: @BarstoolSports
-Travel destination: Australia
-People to ride with: Rarely ride anywhere without Lauren Reynolds!
-Trainer/Coach: My handsome hubby, Sam Willoughby
Name: Alise Willoughby
Sponsors: PROMAX, GW, TOYOTA, XFINITY, KLEAN ATHLETE, TROY LEE, IRC, ODI, HT, ONYX, PARK TOOL, BROSKI, KMC, OAKLEY, BOX
Mechanic: As a Park Tool Ambassador, I’m my own #truebluemechanic for the most part, but also get to work with some awesome friends on the World Cup circuit through USA Cycling.
When did you get picked up by GW?
Alise Willoughby: 2017
Can you tell a little about the GW brand?
Alise Willoughby: GW is a Colombian brand. I’m sure many people have seen the star Colombian BMX riders aboard these frames on their way to Olympic medals, but maybe aren’t aware of how large the brand is in South America across all disciplines ranging from very entry level products to the elite level. They have professional road teams, mountain bike riders, BMX race, freestyle, trials, balance bikes, commuter bikes, electric bikes, you name it… After Redline’s exit in 2016, it’s been a pleasure getting to work with another powerhouse bike brand that has welcomed me to their success-filled family.
The rider with the Red Numberplate is the leader of the UCI BMX SX World Cup. There are two plates in total. One for Women. One for Men. After the first two rounds of the UCI BMX SX World Cup Connor Fields and Alise Willoughby will be bringing the leader plates to Bathurst for UCI BMX SX World Cup rounds 3 and 4 next weekend 8 - 9 February 2020. The racing will continue in the 10-round series but getting the lead and running that plate certainly means something. Congrats to the American duo on running the series.
UCI BMX SX World Cup standings 2020 - after Stage 2:
1 Connor FIELDS (USA) 250
2 Anthony DEAN (AUS) 230
3 Niek KIMMANN (NED) 215
4 David GRAF (SUI) 190
5 Sylvain ANDRE (FRA) 170
6 Izaac KENNEDY (AUS) 170
7 Carlos Alberto RAMIREZ YEPES (COL) 165
8 Romain MAHIEU (FRA) 135
Race results 2019 Sunshine State Nationals Sarasota, Florida. Friday 18 October 2019.
1 CONNOR FIELDS, CHASE BMX / ELEVN / IKON, HENDERSON, NV
2 JEREMY SMITH, CORSA/STAYSTRONG/AVIAN, DAYTON, OH
3 CORBEN SHARRAH, DAYLIGHT CYCLES, TUCSON, AZ
4 ANDERSON EZEQUI DE SOUZA FILHO, SPEED CO /AVENT/PROFILE, WINDERMERE, FL
5 JORIS DAUDET, CORONA, CA
Sunshine State Nationals October 12, 2018 - October 14, 2018 - Sarasota, FL., USA Friday's Pre-race results.
1 ALISE WILLOUGHBY, FULL TILT, CHULA VISTA, CA
Pro results Gold Cup Finals - South West #1. Chula Vista, California. 8 September 2018.
1 JARED GARCIA, 316 RACING, VICTORVILLE, CA
2 ANTHONY DEAN, CORONA, CA
3 CONNOR FIELDS, CHASE BMX/ELEVN RACING, HENDERSON, NV
4 CORBEN SHARRAH, DAYLIGHT CYCLES, TUCSON, AZ
5 SEAN GAIAN, FULL TILT, SANTEE, CA
6 KAI SAKAKIBARA, DK, HELENSBURGH, ACT
Dixieland National Prerace, Powder Springs, GA. Friday 20 April 2018
1 JORIS DAUDET, CHASE BMX/ELEVN RACING, CORONA, CA
2 CORBEN SHARRAH, DAYLIGHT CYCLES, TUCSON, AZ
3 MAX CAIRNS, HENDERSON, NV
4 ANDERSON DE SOUZA FILHO, MEYBO/AVIAN/PROFILE, WINDERMERE, FL
5 TYLER WHITFIELD, THRODWN, ROCKFORD, IL
6 TANNER SEBESTA, KYLE, TX