A team of seven riders from the Langley BMX club went south over the American Thanksgiving weekend to compete at the USA BMX Grand Pro Series nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Kylar Ziola was fourth out of 44 riders in the 13 intermediate class while Gerry Erickson made it to the quarter-finals in the cruiser class (24 inch wheels) and earned a national age group (NAG) #10 plate while making it to the semifinals in the 41-45 expert 20″ class and earning a NAG #9. Both classes had 41 riders.
Coral Lessard qualified for the main event final on both her cruiser and 20″ class, getting fourth place and NAG #4 in cruiser and NAG #2 in the 20′ class.
Ziola, Erickson and Lessard all ride for Ballistic BMX from Marysville, Wash.
Jason Adams made it to the semifinals in the 26-30 open and the quarter-finals of the 28-35 expert class out of 53 riders, earning a NAG #7.
Zach Frier made it to the quarter-finals in the 15 expert class of 71 riders, earning a NAG #5.
Diego Cejalvo made it to two event finals, placing seventh out of 61 riders in the 9/10 expert class and sixth out of 87 riders in the 10 expert class, He earned a NAG #16 plate.
And Violet Cejalvo qualified for the main event finals in the 13 girls class, and despite a spectacular crash in the first corner with two other riders, she got up and completed the race, finishing sixth out of 39 riders and earning a NAG #7.
Both Cejavlos and Frier rider for the Factory Staats/Ciari in California.
Dan Ferguson Langley Times
Langley BMX Club’s Violet Cejalvo shows off her second straight Canadian national title.