Aidan Webber impresses in Oklahoma

Young Cumberland BMX competitor excels at USA Grand Nationals competition

AIDAN WEBBER'S BMX talents have taken him from the Coal Hills track in Cumberland to the world stage.

AIDAN WEBBER'S BMX talents have taken him from the Coal Hills track in Cumberland to the world stage.

The kid from Cumberland awed them in Oklahoma.

Aidan Webber had an amazing experience Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 at the Grand Nationals in Tulsa. Accompanied by his dad and longtime friend Bill Creighton from Nanaimo BMX, he learned why they call it the GRANDS! Webber raced the fastest kids in the world and brought home a Race of Champions cup #7 on cruiser and #8 on class.  As much as his support team had high expectations, no one dreamed he would make his main events the first time there.

Webber ended up #6 in the main event for cruiser at the Grand Nationals on Sunday and missing out on the main event on his class after making it through five rounds of qualifying to his semi mains.

This event was the biggest race in BMX history boasting 712 motos and around 4,000 racers all vying for their National age group title in the United States. Webber’s age group had 68 racers he had to contend with and qualify for the top eight spots in the mains (finals).

“Most Nationals, Aidan has had to qualify through to semi-main events; which qualifies the top eight for the main,” explained his mom, Nicole. “Not in Tulsa. Aidan had to qualify through to eights, quarters and semis before moving onto the mains.

“Most of the kids Aidan raced have been competing at this high level for most of their childhoods, with personal trainers, coaches and factory sponsorships, whereas Aidan just started racing the American national series in 2013,” Nicole said.

Webber’s efforts have landed him an American National age group plate #8 on his cruiser and American National age group #13 on his class bike. “Aidan’s success this past year he attributes to hard work, support from his team Diablos Racing, and training from his new coach, some personal sponsorship from local businesses, as well as family support over the last nine years of racing,” Nicole said.

“Watch for Aidan to accomplish even more goals this coming season as he strives to reach podium finishes in 2014. His first opportunity will be Jan. 10, 2014 as he and his little brother Quinn will travel to Nevada to compete in the USA BMX Silver Dollar Nationals.”

 

– The Webber Family

 

 

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