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Olivia Armstrong | 2015, Girl Cruiser
Hailing from Redmond, Oregon, 510 Bay Area's Olivia Armstrong came in to the #2015grands up for both the Girls and Girl Cruiser title. While the 20” title was going to be tough for the newly turned 15 year old, cruiser looked as if it’d be a tad easier this year - and she wound up with a repeat performance of her 2014 domination to make it two in a row.
Sophia Foresta | 2015, Girl
After taking her first National No.1 title back in 2012 - becoming the first Utah rider in BMX history to win a National No.1 Cup, she rode a perfect race in the 2015 main event at this year’s Grands to capture her 2nd USA BMX Championship.
Jason Carne$ | 2015, Cruiser
After winning his Grands main, Redline's Jason Carne$ could only wait and watch from the finish line podium to see what his fate may be. If Jud Ciancio won the next main, the Hyper racer/employee would take the title. But thanks to Utah’s human-version of a muscle car - Todd Parry, Jud would be pushed back to 2nd place and that meant the Cup was all his. With a big smile and a fist in the air, Redline’s TM and cool Clinic instructor scored a 7th Cup for his collection.
Kevin Pauls | 2015, Amateur
By day, Kevin Pauls is an honor roll student taking AP classes with a 4.0 GPA, at Santa Susana High School in Simi Valley, CA. By night, he is one of the hardest working ams in the BMX business. After coming so close, so many times, his new No.1 Amateur title is the results of years of hard work, perseverance and triumph.
Cristian Becerine | 2015, Vet Pro
The announcers call him Dr.Holeshot - and they have good reason to: Becerine has one of the best starts in BMX. Always has, and still today in his mid-30's, probably always will. Coming in to Tulsa with a comfy lead, Cristian just had to play it safe and make the main in order to hoist a 2nd No.1 Vet Pro cup above his head.
Joris Daudet | 2015, Pro
WOW! What a battle it was. Coming into Tulsa, France's Joris Daudet (Chase Bicycles) had the most podiums, seven wins, and was in a 3-way tie in pro points. Joris' teammate, Connor Fields (also with 7 wins) and Redline's Sam Willoughby (8 wins) were the other two in this ultimate 3-way title chase. After Connor won the ROC race on Friday (with Sam in 2nd and Joris way back in 4th), the U.S. suddenly had high hopes of seeing an American recapture the silver Cup. Sam looked unusually unbeatable and Joris seemed as if he hadn't brought his A-game. But nobody had any idea of what was about to happen. On Saturday, as expected, Sam, Joris and Connor all made it to the big show - and whoever scored the best (aka "taking the win"), would also win the 2015 Pro title. In the first main, it was all Joris, from start to finish. Had he been laying low all weekend, and saving it until it counted? Or did he just step it up into overdrive and find that extra umph that was needed to win the USA BMX Championship? Whatever the case may be, Joris went on to pull off three straight wins - going 1-1-1, to become USA BMX's 24th Pro champion. Joris became the second Frenchman to ever hold the U.S. Pro title (the last time, being Hall of Famer Christophe Leveque, in 1999). Ironically, Leveque is the owner of Chase Bicycles, and is Joris' sponsor.
Alise Post | 2015, Women Pro
After her ROC win on Friday, Redline's Alise Post wrapped up her 8th career / 2nd consecutive National No.1 title. But even knowing that, Alise wasn't going to slow down any and carried on with her goals and plan to win, as always.