USA Cycling Announces 2023 BMX Racing World Championship Teams
July 12, 2023
20 athletes have been selected to the BMX Racing team competing at the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo./ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships will make history in Glasgow, Scotland as the first World Championship where 13 events will be contested across 7 disciplines. 20 Americans will compete in the BMX Racing events on August 12-13, 2023 at the Glasgow BMX Centre.
Team USA has several former World Champions on the team including last year’s winner Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, Ill.; Factory SSquared/Answer) who will be vying for another chance at the rainbow jersey. Two-time World Champion Alise Willoughby (Saint Cloud, Minn.; Team Toyota/ Daylight Cycle Co.) has been collecting several podiums in the World Cups and other UCI races this season. On the U23 women’s side, McKenzie Gayheart (Fort White, Fla.; Factory Full Tilt/ Radio) will be looking for a podium spot at the World Championships after scoring several World Cup podiums in the class over the past year.
On the men’s side, former World Champion Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz.; Daylight Cycle Co.) will be taking on another championship event. Pan American Continental Champion Kamren Larsen (Bakersfield, Calif.; Haro Bikes) is fresh off a win in Reno at the USA BMX Blackjack Nationals.
Race favorite Cameron Wood (Phoenix Ariz.; Mongoose/USA BMX Foundation) is missing out on the World Championships after sustaining a shoulder injury at the World Cup opener in Turkey. Also missing from the roster is National Champion Anthony Bucardo (San Martin, Calif.; Haro Bikes) who is recovering from a broken elbow.
New to the team are Cedric Cade (Henderson, Nev.; Remix BMX) and Ava Corley (La Mirada, Calif.; Tangent/ Rift/ Rockstar Racing Team) who have both aged up into the UCI Junior category this season after winning their respective age groups at the 2022 World Championships in Nantes, France.
The Team USA Roster is as follows:
Kamren Larsen (Bakersfield, Calif.; Haro Bikes)
Jeremy Smith (Seminole, Fla.; DK Bicycles)
Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz.; Daylight Cycle Co.)
Joey Leto (St. Charles, Mo.; StayStrongBrand)
Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, Ill.; Factory SSquared/Answer)
Alise Willoughby (Saint Cloud, Minn.; Team Toyota/ Daylight Cycle Co.)
Payton Ridenour (Pottstown; Penn.; Mongoose Bicycles)
Daleny Vaughn (Tucson, Ariz.; DK Bicycles)
Lexis Colby (Surprise, Ariz.; Gordy’s Bicycles)
Brayden Kempel (Ramsey, Minn.; FXR Factory Super Store)
Drew Polk (Avon, Ind.; Factory LSG)
Spencer Cole (Palm Harbor, Fla.; Supercross BMX)
McKenzie Gayheart (Fort White, Fla.; Factory Full Tilt/ Radio)
Carly Kane (Guilford, Ind.; DK Bicycles)
Cedric Cade (Henderson, Nev.; Remix BMX)
Patrick (PJ) O’Brien (Punta Gorda, Fla.; Albe’s Bike Shop)
Ethan Popovich (Valparaiso, Ind.; Haro Bikes)
Cutter Williams (Potomac Falls, Va.; Tangent/ Rift/ Rockstar Racing Team)
Ava Corley (La Mirada, Calif.; Tangent/ Rift/ Rockstar Racing Team)
Keiley Shea (La Habra, Calif.; 316 Racing)
For more information on Team USA at the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, click here.
For more information on how to watch the BMX Racing events, click here.
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USA Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling and oversees the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclocross, and BMX. USA Cycling’s mission is to grow participation and engagement with the sport of bicycle racing and achieve sustained international success across all cycling disciplines. USA Cycling supports cyclists of all levels and abilities, from those just beginning in the sport to international caliber athletes. The organization identifies, develops, and selects cyclists to represent the United States in international competition through the support of youth and interscholastic programs, amateur and grassroots bike racing events, athlete development programs, and operational support for cycling clubs, racing teams, and event organizers. USA Cycling has a membership of 80,000, sanctions over 2,500 events annually, and is a member of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).