BMX holds state qualifier

Ilsa Matthes | Daily Press Fred Minor of Gladstone takes the lead in the first round of racing in the 46 to 50 Novice class at Marquette BMX’s state qualifier held Saturday. Behind him is David Niemi of Marquette (11), Chris Butz of Northport, Mich. (865), Chad Hull of Lowell, Mich., and Jeremy Hull of Grand Rapids, Mich. Minor took first, Butz took second, Niemi took third, and Chad Hull took fourth.

MARQUETTE — BMX racers from across Michigan and as far away as Madrid, Spain were in Marqette Saturday for Marquette BMX’s double point state qualifier event.

The event, held at the Upper Peninsula’s only USABMX sanctioned track, gave riders a chance to earn qualifying races before the state races scheduled for Sept. 8 in Rockford, Mich. All riders vying to win a state plate are required to race at least four qualifiers as well as the finals.

Placing at Saturday’s race:

Balance Bike

Age 1-2 — 1. Valik Revolt, 2. Elijah Morgan

Age 3 — 1. Kyson Glenn, 2. Melody Sparks, 3. Elise Evers

Girls Cruiser

Age 13-14 — 1. Corin Medler, 2. Shayla Ogle, 3. Ilsa Matthes

Cruiser

Age 8 — 1. Branton Wells, 2. Roan Wiley, 3. Theodorus Evers

Age 26-30 — 1. Richard Cebula, 2. Jackson Rasmussen, 3. Benjamin Cavender, 4. Hunter Nap

Age 36-40 — 1. John Miller, 2. Doug Pennala, 3. Mark Link

Age 51-55 — 1. Jay Kerns, 2. Robert Hyde, 3. Steve Basal

Novice

Age 5 and under — 1. Pwen Chapman, 2. Shay Elliston, Charlotte Cavender

Age 6 — 1. Asher Butz, 2. Ivan Proctor, 3. Kyler Schulz

Age 8 — 1. Dakota Smith, 2. Owen Jamison, 3. Graham Gursky

Age 11 — 1. Caleb Morgan, 2. Hudson Wood, 3. Logan Molby, 4. Cameron Cebula

Age 13 — 1. Collin Wright, 2. Liam Thompson, 3. Shayla Ogle

Age 46-50 — 1. Fred Minor, 2. Chris Butz, 3. David Niemi, 4. Chad Hull

Intermediate

Age 6 — 1. Ryder Wood, 2. Lucas Cavendar, 3. Eli Swanson

Age 7 — 1. Blake Miller, 2. Drew Medler, 3. Kaylin Link

Age 8 — 1. Branton Wells, 2. Ryley Cebula, 3. Nathan Chapman

Age 9 — 1. Gavin Bonanni, 2. Riley Wells, 3. Amy Hyde

Age 11 — 1. Travis Link, 2. Lexi Curran, 3. Bryce Baehr

Age 13 — 1. Reese Geister, 2. Jack Anderton, 3. Charlie Swanson

Age 15 — 1. Ian John Devere, 2. Lucas Basal, 3. Hayden Reichel

Expert Girls

Age 12 — 1. Adalyn Britton, 2. Marley Salisbury, 3. Allie Teuscher, 4. Lily Britton

Expert

Age 10 — 1. Chase Geister, 2. Kash Adamski, 3. Ethan McEachran

Age 12 — 1. Dolyn Revolt, 2. Benjamin Miller, 3. Jackson Rasmussen

Age 21-25 — 1. Michael Nobel, 2. Gabe Krumlauf, 3. Caden Mathieu

Age 41-45 — 1. Joel Britton, 2. Jay Kerns, 3. Gawain Teuscher

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