USA Cycling Announces 2024 UCI BMX Racing World Championships Team Competing in Rock Hill, S.C.

April 2, 2024

The BMX Racing World Championships are coming to the United States May 12-18.

ROCK HILL, S.C. /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The 2024 UCI BMX Racing World Championships will return to Rock Hill, S.C., U.S.A. May 12-18. The upcoming event will mark the venue’s second time hosting the UCI World Championships, following its successful debut in 2017. At the 2017 race, American’s Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Arizona; Daylight Cycle Co.) and Alise Willoughby (Saint Cloud, Minn.; Team Toyota/ Daylight Cycle Co.) celebrated victories clinching both the Elite Men’s and Elite Women’s World Titles. Both Sharrah and Willoughby are set to return to Team USA seven years later, and are aiming for another World Championship medal.

A total of 27 athletes have been selected for the Junior, Under-23, and Elite teams competing in the UCI categories. Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, Ill.; Factory SSquared/Answer) will be a rider to watch after winning her first Elite World title at the 2022 UCI BMX Racing World Championships in Nantes, France. This season, Willoughby, Jeremy Smith (Seminole, Fla.; Hyper Bicycles), and Ava Corley (La Mirada, Calif.; Tangent/ Rift/ Rockstar Racing Team) have all rode to podium spots in their respective fields at the UCI World Cup rounds in Rotorua and Brisbane.

The Team USA Roster is as follows:

Elite Men

Kamren Larsen (Bakersfield, Calif.; Factory SSquared/Answer)

Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz.; Daylight Cycle Co.)

Jeremy Smith (Seminole, Fla.; Hyper Bicycles)

Cameron Wood (Peoria, Ariz.; Mongoose Bicycles)

EIite Women

Lexis Colby (Surprise, Ariz.; Supercross BMX)

Carly Kane (Guilford, Ind.; Huffy Bicycles)

Payton Ridenour (Pottstown; Penn.; Mongoose Bicycles)

Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, Ill.; Factory SSquared/Answer)

Daleny Vaughn (Tucson, Ariz.; DK Bicycles)

Alise Willoughby (Saint Cloud, Minn.; Team Toyota/ Daylight Cycle Co.)

U23 Men

Weston Meurlot (New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; 110% Nutrition BMX Race Team)

Patrick (PJ) O’Brien (Punta Gorda, Fla.; Davis Racewear)

Ethan Popovich (Valparaiso, Ind.; Haro Bikes)

James Cutter Williams (Potomac Falls, Va.; Tangent/ Rift/ Rockstar Racing Team)

U23 Women
McKenzie Gayheart (Fort White, Fla.; Factory Full Tilt/ Radio)

Jacy Moore (Port Orchard, Wash.; Impact BMX Racing)

Keiley Shea (La Habra, Calif.; 316 Racing)

Breanna Winter (Antelope, Calif.; Tangent/ Rift/ Rockstar Racing Team)

Junior Men

Bryton Bailey (Henderson, Nev.)

Deegan Brown (San Jose, Calif.; Supercross BMX)

Cedric Cade (Henderson, Nev.; Impact BMX Racing)

Sean Day (Tacoma, Wash.; Factory Full Tilt/ Radio)

Junior Women
Alexis Alden (Peachtree City, Ga.; Albe’s Bike Shop)

Ava Corley (La Mirada, Calif.; Tangent/ Rift/ Rockstar Racing Team)

Rita Fedewa (Fort Collins, Colo.; Impact BMX Racing)

Riley Jordan (Middleburg, Fla.)

Savanna Stokes (Las Vegas, Nev.; Mongoose Bikes)

The final two Paris 2024 Olympic Games qualifying events for BMX Racing are both taking place in the United States Prior to the World Championships, the last UCI World Cup of the season will be in Tulsa, Okla. April 27-28. Olympic selection procedures and Olympic Qualification Rankings can be found, here.

The qualified riders for the Challenge Classes can be found, here.

For more information, contact Angelina Palermo at apalermo@usacycling.org

ABOUT USA CYCLING (usacycling.org)

USA Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling and oversees the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclocross, gravel, BMX, and esports. 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).