BMX riders re­turn from Na­tion­als

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Tom Zaun­mayr

Some of Kar­ratha’s best BMX tal­ent has re­turned from Bris­bane af­ter a week com­pet­ing at the na­tional ti­tles.

Kar­ratha BMX Club had a strong rep­re­sen­ta­tion at the com­pe­ti­tion, with eight riders — in­clud­ing the coach — mak­ing the trip.

Ash­lyn Keremele­vich, Joshua Swiatek, So­phie Tay­lor, Jade Keremele­vich, Jack­son Tatham, Ry­ley Hinch­cliffe, Alan Kurilowski and Karl Mustchin flew over to com­pete.

Kurilowski com­peted in the 35-39-year-old 20-inch and cruiser classes, and made the fi­nals of the lat­ter.

“We got a cou­ple of fi­nals for the crew — the coach Karl (Mustchin) picked up a cou­ple of third places and So­phie (Tay­lor) and my­self made fi­nals for cruis­ers,” he said.

“The rest just missed out at semis or quar­ters stages.

“The size of the track and the nerves to go through — it was re­ally com­pet­i­tive com­pared to what we’re used to.”

Kurilowski said it was a good ex­pe­ri­ence com­pet­ing on a world­class BMX track.

BMX club coach Mustchin said the club’s riders were stand­ing out on the na­tional stage.

“Kar­ratha does re­ally well and al­ways has,” he said.

“It’s a fan­tas­tic club they have built here and the track is up there with the best any­where in Aus­tralia.

“It is amaz­ing how you can be here one week to teach them some­thing and you come back 14 days later, go to teach them again and they are al­ready all over it.

Mustchin said the BMX environment across the Pil­bara was go­ing from strength to strength.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

Ry­ley Hinch­cliffe, Joshua Swiatek, Alan Kurilowski, Karl Mustchin, Jade and Ash­lyn Keremele­vich and So­phie Tay­lor.

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