Meet the 11 riders who make up the BMXA Talented Athlete Program as part of the BMX Australia National Team in 2018!
Late last week we announced the members of the all-new BMXA National Team, which you can read all about HERE.
As part of that, we also announced the riders who would make up the Talented Athlete Program (TAP) – riders who have been identified by State Coaches who show potential for future selection into the BMXA National Team.
So without further wait, meet the 11 riders who will make up the 2018 BMXA TAP!
Phoebe Wallen: Always fast & pushing the limit, Phoebe is pumped for next year!
Vanessa Gooden: The stoke levels are high for Vanessa, and we can’t wait to see what she will produce on track during the 2018 season.
Stoked to be apart of the Talented Athlete Program for 2018! 😁💪🏼
Oliver Moran: The Manning Valley BMX Club rider know how to put on a show, he did so at the 2017 BMXA National Championships with an epic showdown with WA rider Corey Taylor. More of that, please!
Corey Taylor: See above. It’s exciting to see what some of these young riders have to offer, and Taylor has been something of a revelation in season 2017. Watch out 2018.
Jack Davis: The kid is a machine. Apart from riding his bike, he’s also an Aussie champ in weightlifting and competed for Australia at both the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup (4th) and at the Commonwealth and Oceania Youth Junior and Senior Championships on the Gold Coast.
Rayna Anesbury: A pocket rocket from South Australia. Simply check out the picture below, Anesbury is as comfortable on a BMX as she is a MTB. Skills to boot and a bright 2018 ahead of her!
Jesse Asmus: A Nerang BMX Club rider, Asmus has had a breakout year. He put on a show against Buddha Baum in the 14-boy’s class at Nationals & also won the 2017 Grands Assault for his age group, which won him a trip to the USA! See you in 2018 shredder.
Had a good time racing Race of Champions. I was racing really good all the way to the final but unfortunately couldn’t put it together, I got caught in the pack and was not able to jump pro straight which put me along way behind the pack. @ssquaredbicycles @answerbmxusa @bmxaustralia @sealcustombmxplates @lumbajack_racewear @oceaneyewear @ransumclothing
Buddha Baum: It’s ya boy Buddha! Our Aussie 14-boy’s national champion isn’t just fast around a track, he’s also a personable young guy. There’s plenty more in the tank for Baum, and 2018 is shaping up strongly for him.
Gian Renato: This pacy Shepparton rider has had a mega 2017. With a world title in his back pocket, and a proud wearer of a rainbow jersey, we hope to see even more success in 2018, and the TAP is there to support him all the way!
Tyson Kenny: For the third time in a row, Tyson Kenny walked away with the #1A plate at the BMXA National Titles, but didn’t quite have the world championships title defence he hoped for. Regardless, he’s got speed and we’re looking forward to seeing him bounce back in 2018!
Kira Hill: Another Nerang rider is part of the team, and after a successful trip to the USA Grands, we reckon she’s ready for a quick rest before getting back down to some hard work. She’s the #1A for 13-girl’s and in 2018, we’re hoping she can go back-to-back!