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Jsea73
We all had a Guy/Gal from our Local track or State who made his or her way onto a Factory Team, had a Low National Number, picture in a Magazine, so who were the most prominent racers from your area BITD,

I'm From Kentucky we have a ton of Througobred race Horses who are famous but very few BMX's but here are a few guys who had factory rides and Low national Numbers,

Greg Beller from Owenboro Ky Factory Profile BITD and I Believe National # 3 in 1982
Tony Nurse I'm not sure if he was from Henderson or Owensboro, Had a National #
Paul Nichols From Madisonville Ky, Factory Vector He could fly on a Cruiser, had a Low National #
Mike Lausman, Rode for Whitmans out of Ohio and then Factory Free Agent Briefly in 1986 National #3 in 1985
we had a few other guys who were pretty fast and ended up doing pretty well at nationals,
Freddy Hooper From Owensboro, Did very well back in 1980 81 82
Brad Saylor

These are the guys I remember from KY, If you remember anyone else list em


Name some guys from your Hometown or your State unless you are from California, then you can probably name 10 guys who lived on your street,
Duck
QUOTE (Jsea73 @ Oct 9 2008, 11:09 PM) *
Name some guys from your Hometown or your State unless you are from California, then you can probably name 10 guys who lived on your street,


I'm from St. Louis, MO. We had a bunch of guys from here with factory sponsors, a bunch of number 1s and top ten riders as well...

Tim Kikaraus- Vector / Freshour- top ten amateur for several years
Travis McGhee- Vector / Coastal- made the last terrible ten in BMXA, top ten on 20 and 24"
Ryk Roth- Free Agent- B Pro originally from Downey, CA
Derek Fink- Coastal- Top ten or so 17x, 18x
Dru Potts- Freshour- top 15 once or twice, maybe 16 or 17x
John Piant- DG / Huffy- I think everyone that thinks of St. Louis thinks of this guy. He did a lot.
Paul Gossrau- Jag / Raleigh (?) Nat'l #1 a couple of times against guys like Ellis, Williams, Johle, Leone, etc.
Mike Goeddy- GT- Nat'l #1
Steve Moore- GT- Nat'l #1
Jim Wallace- Torker- Nat'l #1 cruiser
John Baker- RRS- Nat'l #1
Kevin Conrad- Kuwahara- fast little guy. his head would shake "no" all the way around the track. crazy to watch.
Bob Hunt- Torker
Owen Dowdy (I forget who he rode for)
Marty Luker- Traker- I'm not sure if Luker ever got a number 1 but he was really fast. He was going up against Loncarevich and that class, back when Loncarevich was on Diamond Back. I guess that would have been 15 and 16x.
Matt Guinn- MCS
Margo Carroll (Panda?)
Jenny Zeuner (lived here in the late 80's, now in Colorado)

I know I'm missing some of the guys from the early 80s but that should be a pretty good list. I'm pretty sure one year Moore, Goeddy, Baker, Wallace, and I think Gossrau were all NBL number 1 at the same time.
DeanHoward
QUOTE (Jsea73 @ Oct 9 2008, 11:09 PM) *
We all had a Guy/Gal from our Local track or State who made his or her way onto a Factory Team, had a Low National Number, picture in a Magazine, so who were the most prominent racers from your area BITD,

I'm From Kentucky we have a ton of Througobred race Horses who are famous but very few BMX's but here are a few guys who had factory rides and Low national Numbers,

Greg Beller from Owenboro Ky Factory Profile BITD and I Believe National # 3 in 1982
Tony Nurse I'm not sure if he was from Henderson or Owensboro, Had a National #
Paul Nichols From Madisonville Ky, Factory Vector He could fly on a Cruiser, had a Low National #
Mike Lausman, Rode for Whitmans out of Ohio and then Factory Free Agent Briefly in 1986 National #3 in 1985
we had a few other guys who were pretty fast and ended up doing pretty well at nationals,
Freddy Hooper From Owensboro, Did very well back in 1980 81 82
Brad Saylor

These are the guys I remember from KY, If you remember anyone else list em


Name some guys from your Hometown or your State unless you are from California, then you can probably name 10 guys who lived on your street,


Also from Owensboro Joey were:
John Hayden: Got on the Cook Bros. Factory Team
Chad Cornelius: Factory Hutch
Uh, Cody Weakleys sister: Factory Hutch also I believe
Dean Howard: Factory Harris Cycle Shop sarcastic_hand.gif (ok, just a local bike shop)
Tony Nurse: He WAS from Owensboro. He went to California for a year to be on the Jag Team in I think 1979
MichBMX
We had plenty of talent here in Michigan

Deanna Edwards - Factory GT Nat #1
Robyn Desjardins Factory JMC
Gary Debacker Factory JMC
Brian Colegrove - Factory CW
Kevin Special K Collins - Factory Hutch
Pat Sheridan Factory GT
Jeff Whitbrott- Factroy JMC
Marc Scooter Steimer- Factory GT
Dean Neeb - Factory Vans
Paul Rowdy Reed - Factory Kuwahara
Solan Foster- Factory JMC
Brain Barlow- Factory Jag Pro
Tammy Spaven - first year girl Pro Class Rider 1985
Jamson Hendler - Factory Shwinn - BMXA Terrible 10
Bart Chilers - Team Champion ( never got that one? )
Melanie Cline - Fast little girl BITD Factory Champion when I remember her


And there were plenty of laocal racers that had low national numbers BITD
Brian Norris
Scott Sedore
Jason Hill
Kevin Hood
Jason Smith
Mike Goose Chapman
and the list oges on!!!!!!!!
robert foshag
QUOTE (MichBMX @ Oct 10 2008, 12:17 PM) *
We had plenty of talent here in Michigan

Deanna Edwards - Factory GT Nat #1
Robyn Desjardins Factory JMC
Gary Debacker Factory JMC
Brian Colegrove - Factory CW
Kevin Special K Collins - Factory Hutch
Pat Sheridan Factory GT
Jeff Whitbrott- Factroy JMC
Marc Scooter Steimer- Factory GT
Dean Neeb - Factory Vans
Paul Rowdy Reed - Factory Kuwahara
Solan Foster- Factory JMC
Brain Barlow- Factory Jag Pro
Tammy Spaven - first year girl Pro Class Rider 1985
Jamson Hendler - Factory Shwinn - BMXA Terrible 10
Bart Chilers - Team Champion ( never got that one? )
Melanie Cline - Fast little girl BITD Factory Champion when I remember her


And there were plenty of laocal racers that had low national numbers BITD
Brian Norris
Scott Sedore
Jason Hill
Kevin Hood
Jason Smith
Mike Goose Chapman
and the list oges on!!!!!!!!


MISSED A FEW MI BMX..ILL HELP YA.

JEFF FOSHAG FACTORY ROBINSON, consistent top NATIONAL 16 expert from late 70'2 early 80's
TROY RAATZ FACTORY KUWAHARA, HUFFY ,CLASSIC BATTLES WITH JUICY JAWS JENSON
BRENT WALK FACTORY SE
ANDREW SOULE FACTORY HUTCH, HUFFY
IM SURE THERES MORE

AS FAR AS NATIONAL NUMBERS GOES THERE ARE WAY TOO MANY TOO LIST..
bmxerpete
My local tracks were Pompano, Coral Springs, Grand Prix (Ft. Lauderdale), Miami South, Homestead, and Kendall. They produced a few fast riders...

Greg Esser
Bryan Esser
Tim Judge
Nelson Chanady
Seth Buccieri
Johnny Turner
Lenny Batyicki (not sure if I spelled that right...sorry Lenny)
Dave Mountain
Jamie Burrows
Kerensky Bullard
Roy Reboucas
Vince Asbury
Gary Slater
Bebe Tavares

There's a ton more...I'm having brain fade at the moment. Chime in South Florida guys.
3rd gear
San Diego
E. KING
M. KING
SHAWN TEXAS
SHANE WIMBERLY
K. WALLER
AND THE MOST FAMOUS OF ALL........................ JOHNNY JOHNSON.
Loper
QUOTE (Duck @ Oct 10 2008, 12:55 AM) *
I'm from St. Louis, MO. We had a bunch of guys from here with factory sponsors, a bunch of number 1s and top ten riders as well...

Tim Kikaraus- Vector / Freshour- top ten amateur for several years
Travis McGhee- Vector / Coastal- made the last terrible ten in BMXA, top ten on 20 and 24"
Ryk Roth- Free Agent- B Pro originally from Downey, CA
Derek Fink- Coastal- Top ten or so 17x, 18x
Dru Potts- Freshour- top 15 once or twice, maybe 16 or 17x
John Piant- DG / Huffy- I think everyone that thinks of St. Louis thinks of this guy. He did a lot.
Paul Gossrau- Jag / Raleigh (?) Nat'l #1 a couple of times against guys like Ellis, Williams, Johle, Leone, etc.
Mike Goeddy- GT- Nat'l #1
Steve Moore- GT- Nat'l #1
Jim Wallace- Torker- Nat'l #1 cruiser
John Baker- RRS- Nat'l #1
Kevin Conrad- Kuwahara- fast little guy. his head would shake "no" all the way around the track. crazy to watch.
Bob Hunt- Torker
Owen Dowdy (I forget who he rode for)
Marty Luker- Traker- I'm not sure if Luker ever got a number 1 but he was really fast. He was going up against Loncarevich and that class, back when Loncarevich was on Diamond Back. I guess that would have been 15 and 16x.
Matt Guinn- MCS
Margo Carroll (Panda?)
Jenny Zeuner (lived here in the late 80's, now in Colorado)

I know I'm missing some of the guys from the early 80s but that should be a pretty good list. I'm pretty sure one year Moore, Goeddy, Baker, Wallace, and I think Gossrau were all NBL number 1 at the same time.

Duck..........here are a few corrections.
Tim Kakourus-also road for Jag-was top 5 national rider from 81-85
Travis Mcgee-was never a member of "The Terrible Ten"
Paul Gossrau-never earned a #1 plate racing Ellis, Williams, Johle, Leone,the guys he did race to win a title were-Patterson,Poulson,Zagars,Marietti,Cho,etc.
Jim Wallace-Never rode for Torker-he rode support MCS and Schwinn
John Baker-was never nat. #1
Bob Hunt-was Torker support
Marty Luker-lowest nat. # was 2 in cruiser,3 in expert.
sanjosebmx
Wow Nor Cal was full of big names.

Scott Clark
Frank Post
Richie Anderson
Ronnie Anderson
Brent and Brian Patterson


How do you pick a #1 from that group?
omartcruisers
Clarence Perry
Gary Ellis
Houseman Bros.
Corky Gainsford
Pee Wee Lee
Bret Luce
Tons more I can't remember
msalyers
ron walker, i don't think i've ever seen him lose a race.
damn pete, you named my whole class!
Duck
QUOTE (Loper @ Oct 10 2008, 12:30 PM) *
Duck..........here are a few corrections.
Tim Kakourus-also road for Jag-was top 5 national rider from 81-85
Travis Mcgee-was never a member of "The Terrible Ten"
Paul Gossrau-never earned a #1 plate racing Ellis, Williams, Johle, Leone,the guys he did race to win a title were-Patterson,Poulson,Zagars,Marietti,Cho,etc.
Jim Wallace-Never rode for Torker-he rode support MCS and Schwinn
John Baker-was never nat. #1
Bob Hunt-was Torker support
Marty Luker-lowest nat. # was 2 in cruiser,3 in expert.



Mark-

Kakaurus was never full factory Jag so I only put the two teams that I knew he had a full ride on. We won't get into why he turned down Hutch do we?

Travis was in the last edition of the Terrible Ten. They prefaced it by saying that the riders from the previous Terrible Ten wondered why Travis included. He wasn't even on the almost made it list. At the time he was going at it and doing really well against guys like Kevin Hull and Charles Townsend. I think you had already stopped racing by then. It was around 87 or so.

Johle, Williams, and/or Ellis weren't racing Gossrau when he was 16 and 17? Maybe he or they had birthdays mid year or something? Or someone had turned pro already? I thought he and Gary Ellis were the same age. I remember the Magic Mountain picture where Paul is straddling his bike in the front turn and everyone is crashing into him. Leone and Osmus are in it for sure, maybe a Diamond Back guy and a few others...

I think by the time I started racing Wallace wore all Torker gear. He wasn't racing as much as he had been but I'm pretty sure he was riding all Torker gear. Maybe it was the same deal as Hunt? Or maybe I'm mixing the two guys up. I remember him riding for MCS.

Does the NBL have a list somewhere of all of the national ranked riders from each season? I'd like to see something like that.
mainbiker
My local track was Azusa ABA in So California. There were alot of really fast guys that raced there like Crupi, Matt Hayden, Dave Wilson. But in my opinion, the fastest and most prominent rider pound for pound was actually a 7 year old girl Cindy Ainsworth from factory DB.
SnapG
QUOTE (bmxerpete @ Oct 10 2008, 07:33 AM) *
My local tracks were Pompano, Coral Springs, Grand Prix (Ft. Lauderdale), Miami South, Homestead, and Kendall. They produced a few fast riders...

Greg Esser
Bryan Esser
Tim Judge
Nelson Chanady
Seth Buccieri
Johnny Turner
Lenny Batyicki (not sure if I spelled that right...sorry Lenny)
Dave Mountain
Jamie Burrows
Kerensky Bullard
Roy Reboucas
Vince Asbury
Gary Slater
Bebe Tavares

There's a ton more...I'm having brain fade at the moment. Chime in South Florida guys.


Mike Crehan
Mike Brandt
Marie McGilvary
Bonnie Hutelin

To name a few more......
Jason Chang
Hawaii can claim Thumper and Lumpia.

Changstar
Mark 'Gonzo' Summers
Texas hombres circa 1976-1981...

Dee Chips
Don Johle
Gary Greene
Danny Wall
Steve Veltman

Jeff Osmus

who am i missing...
masterstint
DD Leone, Gabi Bayhi.....................good ole DD recently at our local bike show:

Jason Chang
DD looks like he could just rip the bars out of the stem or pretzel a pedal.

Changstar
robert foshag
QUOTE (Mark 'Gonzo' Summers @ Oct 10 2008, 09:48 PM) *
Texas hombres circa 1976-1981...

Dee Chips
Don Johle
Gary Greene
Danny Wall
Steve Veltman

Jeff Osmus

who am i missing...


blazers/ rebels steve haynes that guy had some great double triple's in him against guys like medlinn, king etc bitd...
Mark 'Gonzo' Summers
Oh yes, DD Leone from Amarillo, and how could I forget the Lufkin flash Steve Haynes.
SnapG
QUOTE (SnapG @ Oct 10 2008, 03:10 PM) *
Mike Crehan
Mike Brandt
Marie McGilvary
Bonnie Hutelin

To name a few more......


How could I forget?..... Kevin McDougle
Jody Rose
Also from Amarillo Texas was Albert Delgado who rode for Factory Schwinn, and also had a story about him in BMX Action.
mayhem40
Here in Atlanta, there were none faster than John Kovachi and Scot Robbins. John rode for Robinson and Torker, and was National Number 1 as a 14 or 15 year old. Scot will always be remembered riding for Robinson. I raced both of them in my first race ever as a 14 year old at the long defunct NBA run South Cobb BMX.
Richard Vogt - bmxmountainbiker
QUOTE (Mark 'Gonzo' Summers @ Oct 11 2008, 08:05 AM) *
Oh yes, DD Leone from Amarillo...


DD is/was from south Louisiana... Gretna or Chalmette? Wicked fast BMXer... when he was 17 on Redline, he was doubling and tripling like crazy leading up to a triple (dang near a quad) at the 1983 ABA Grands... coming off the gate with that guy was like he was on a rocket powered bike and we were on rubber-band powered tricycles... looks like he's bulked up quite a bit there masterstint... does he still ride?

John Kovachi was NBL National #1 12 year old in 1978... he was very fast and rode for factory Robinson and Torker until he was diagnosed with Lupus in the late '70s. He rode for Free Flight for a while and eventually started his own company, Kovachi Wheels, building custom wheels and co-sponsoring top BMX and mountain bike racers like John Purse and Brian Lopes. If I close my eyes, I can still see John and Scott Robbins hitting the big first jump on the old downhill Griffin track in the early 1980s... If you're talking fast BMXers from Atlanta, you better mention Shan Hatfield who rode for John at Kovachi Wheels for a while during his career.

Richard Vogt
bmxmountainbiker

P.S. who are you mayhem40? you don't happen to own a sweet quadangle that was at the OS show at Powder Springs this year, do you?
FACTORYHUFFY
A FEW GUYS I REMEMBER FROM MY HOME TRACK BITD: (SHAWNEE, OK & OKC BMX)

LEON WILLIAMS (JMC)

CHRIS JENSEN (JMC)

RODNEY COOPER (HUFFY/KUWAHARA?)

YOLANDA WILLIAMS (JMC)






HinkDog411
QUOTE (3rd gear @ Oct 10 2008, 03:20 PM) *
San Diego
E. KING
M. KING
SHAWN TEXAS
SHANE WIMBERLY
K. WALLER
AND THE MOST FAMOUS OF ALL........................ JOHNNY JOHNSON.


To add to that list:

Byron Friday-lived here while working for DG
Doug Davis/Diamond Back
Adam McGuire/Kastan,GT, Gary Fisher
Kevin Royal/ Kastan, GT, Robinson, Redman

This goes into the early-mid 90's, except for Doug, who retired a few years after High School.

I'm sure there are more, depending on the definition of "Factory" that our esteemed Mr. Johnson could remember........
JohnnyJohnson OMAS DirtSlinger
The Most Prominent BMX Racers From San Diego, California


1970's
Kris Parenteau- Wheels N' Things- SE Racing- (Amateur & Pro class)
Greg Lilly- White Lightning (Pro class)
Coy Hudson- Wheels N' Things- (Pro class)
Boo Boo Moreno- Wheels N' Things- R&R (Pro class)
John Swanguen- Wheels N' Things- R&R (Amateur & Sidehack)
Bo Stevens- Wheels N' Things- Peddlepower (Amateur)
Eddy King- Wheels N' Things, Torker (Amateur)
Doug Davis- Wheels N' Things, Torker (Amateur)
Mike King- Wheels N' Things, Torker (Amateur)
Mike Mendenhall- Matthews, Bikes N Stuff, Wheels N' Things (Amateur)
Rick Chastain- Chastain Construction (Amateur)
Jerry Davenport- JT Racing USA (Pro class)

1980's
Eddy King- Torker, Diamond Back (Amateur & Pro class)
Mike King- Torker, Dirt Slinger, Huffy, Haro (Amateur & Pro class)
Doug Davis- Torker- Red Line- Diamond Back (Amateur & Pro)
Ronnie Rioux- GT (Amateur)
Kiyomi Waller- Co- Torker, Haro, (Amateur)
Richard Fleming- Puch, Robinson (Amateur & Pro class)
Robbie Walton- Champion (Amateur)
Rob Wabiszewski- Gruenert Designs (Amateur)
Todd Cotton- DG (Amateur)
Shawn Texas- Gruenert Designs, Bassett, Pro- Neck (Amateur & Pro class)
Byron Friday- DG, Scorpion (Pro class)
skywaydsiegmund
QUOTE (Mark 'Gonzo' Summers @ Oct 10 2008, 04:48 PM) *
Texas hombres circa 1976-1981...

Dee Chips
Don Johle
Gary Greene
Danny Wall
Steve Veltman

Jeff Osmus

who am i missing...


You're missing the fastest racer of all time "Austin" Eddie Siegmund. National #1 7 times and world #1. He was a little after 1981, but well worth mentioning.
steve smith
You got my vote !Last time i seen you was at nashville tn wos .You were jumping the lil jump at the beach doing 1 footed tables after the motos remember that ?lol maybe 84-or 5?
skywaydsiegmund
QUOTE (steve smith @ Oct 17 2008, 12:44 PM) *
You got my vote !Last time i seen you was at nashville tn wos .You were jumping the lil jump at the beach doing 1 footed tables after the motos remember that ?lol maybe 84-or 5?


If you were talking about Eddie, he is my brother. I just felt he had to be added to the list. biggrin.gif
tgap38
derek is that you??? what is going on? hope all is well in your world. eddie was one of the fastest riders in his day for sure.
trey walden
Sodbuster
Being from California the people are too many to mention. so I'll stick with my era and my neighborhood. that era being the 1970's and the area being Venice/Santa Monica/west L.A. That said. three come to mind.

John Palfreyman Jr.

Thom Lund.

Perry Kramer.
skywaydsiegmund
QUOTE (tgap38 @ Oct 17 2008, 01:21 PM) *
derek is that you??? what is going on? hope all is well in your world. eddie was one of the fastest riders in his day for sure.
trey walden

HOLY CRAP TREY!!!!!! Yeah it's me. How have you been?????? E-mail me or something so we can talk.

Derek
bmxerpete
"derek is that you??? what is going on? hope all is well in your world. eddie was one of the fastest riders in his day for sure."

"HOLY CRAP TREY!!!!!! Yeah it's me. How have you been?????? E-mail me or something so we can talk."


One of the many reasons I love this site...re-connecting long lost bmx buds.
jjared
I thought of a few more Michigan dudes...

Adam "The bomber" Clay- SE
Brian Angell-Rebel
Scotty Sackett -Early Patterson
Scott Baxter-Champion
Heather Mckenzie-Bandito?
Eric Flowers -Jag
Another dude that got around a little- Johnny T.
Scott Towne-huge list,but I will always remember the green and white ET Kuwahara
Great question.


Jsea73
QUOTE (DeanHoward @ Oct 10 2008, 06:51 AM) *
Also from Owensboro Joey were:
John Hayden: Got on the Cook Bros. Factory Team
Chad Cornelius: Factory Hutch
Uh, Cody Weakleys sister: Factory Hutch also I believe
Dean Howard: Factory Harris Cycle Shop sarcastic_hand.gif (ok, just a local bike shop)
Tony Nurse: He WAS from Owensboro. He went to California for a year to be on the Jag Team in I think 1979

My updated version,
Greg Beller
Tony Nurse
John Hayden
Andy Vertrees
Darin Greenwell
Paul and Kevin Nichols
Mike Lausman
Freddy Hooper
Donnie Cissell
Cody Weekly
Chad Cornelius
John Snider
Scott Willett
Brad Saylor
Joey Sears laugh.gif
Timmy Keys laugh.gif
David Cloyd
Paul Johnson
John Tichenor
Breckley Tipton
Dean Howard laugh.gif
Ashley lutz
Jimmy Levan
Travis Dooley
navav2002
QUOTE (mayhem40 @ Oct 11 2008, 10:39 PM) *
Here in Atlanta, there were none faster than John Kovachi and Scot Robbins. John rode for Robinson and Torker, and was National Number 1 as a 14 or 15 year old. Scot will always be remembered riding for Robinson. I raced both of them in my first race ever as a 14 year old at the long defunct NBA run South Cobb BMX.


Man you guys are bringin' back memories from back in the day!! Two very fast guys for sure!! Cool Dudes.. cool.gif

Good Times and Thanks for bringing them up!!
GthePromoter
Central NJ........Jarrett Justice, Dave Clymer are the two that come to mind off hand
girlyracer
John Tomac - Mongoose was from Mi too
Dugan Neil - Vans




QUOTE (MichBMX @ Oct 10 2008, 07:17 AM) *
We had plenty of talent here in Michigan

Deanna Edwards - Factory GT Nat #1
Robyn Desjardins Factory JMC
Gary Debacker Factory JMC
Brian Colegrove - Factory CW
Kevin Special K Collins - Factory Hutch
Pat Sheridan Factory GT
Jeff Whitbrott- Factroy JMC
Marc Scooter Steimer- Factory GT
Dean Neeb - Factory Vans
Paul Rowdy Reed - Factory Kuwahara
Solan Foster- Factory JMC
Brain Barlow- Factory Jag Pro
Tammy Spaven - first year girl Pro Class Rider 1985
Jamson Hendler - Factory Shwinn - BMXA Terrible 10
Bart Chilers - Team Champion ( never got that one? )
Melanie Cline - Fast little girl BITD Factory Champion when I remember her


And there were plenty of laocal racers that had low national numbers BITD
Brian Norris
Scott Sedore
Jason Hill
Kevin Hood
Jason Smith
Mike Goose Chapman
and the list oges on!!!!!!!!

old-skull
CT list

Mike Savage -Crit plate
Sean Hiteman -Columbia
Jeff Landon -Cant remember
Sean Landon -CO-Patterson i think
Kyle Landon -I want to say Thruster
Mike Patrick -Puch
Dale Johnson -Robinson
Darrin Johnson -Robinson
Randy Raymond -Don't know who he rode for but he was something fast.

There are two that I cant remember there names.
There was a guy that raced against Sean Landon on a Race Inc. I remember some single digits on his plate.
The other one was a girl that raced against my sister. Nat. #1 for a couple of years.

Old-skull
LH71
not many from NC (80's)...

Dean Thurmon - RRS
Kurt Esser - Thruster
Paul Neal - Powerlite?,Zeronine
Chris Meaker - Cyclecraft
MiniZ
Well, since none of the Utah guys have chimed in, I'll start with the only one I can remember:
Mike Poulson('80s) Schwinn. The reason I wanted a Sting so bad back then.
mxmug
QUOTE (sanjosebmx @ Oct 10 2008, 12:32 PM) *
Wow Nor Cal was full of big names.

Scott Clark
Frank Post
Richie Anderson
Ronnie Anderson
Brent and Brian Patterson


How do you pick a #1 from that group?

You forgot the most dominant nor cal rider; Cheri Elliot
Bappy
Some of the names out of Arizona specifically Chandler were
Debbie Kalsow
Digger Kalsow
Hubert Woods
Woody Wooddruff
Tim Lillthorup
Brent Romero
JD Finney

I know there were tons more but just can't remember everyone AZ turned out some good ones!
Bappy
BuMp
LH71
forgot Chad Ohlmstead - Vector on NC list
jipster43
"Clarence Perry
Gary Ellis
Houseman Bros.
Corky Gainsford
Pee Wee Lee
Bret Luce
Tons more I can't remember "

This was the Seattle/Tacoma area, and I'd add Bart McDaniels who appeared in the mighty BMXA several times. Portland was merely 2 1/2 hours to the south, but I count it as an entirely different scene which included many luminaries not the least of which are/were Ben Joy, Darrell Young, and Lil' Kenny Pliska!

JP smile.gif
henno
here is just a few more from florida
david milham
kevin collins
mike wiggins
todd corbit
bernard gant
jerry fuentes
thomas white
david argyle
ray mcnally
eric rupe
robby rupe
roland veight
norman veight
donald simpkins=my bud
casey simpkins
there is also few local hot shots... but i forget
ORDBITD
ILLINOIS LEGENDS:

Missy Fred

Jason Kick

Jeff Davis


AND THE ONE AND ONLY…..


DENNY OWENS
psheridan
QUOTE (MichBMX @ Oct 10 2008, 07:17 AM) *
We had plenty of talent here in Michigan

Deanna Edwards - Factory GT Nat #1
Robyn Desjardins Factory JMC
Gary Debacker Factory JMC
Brian Colegrove - Factory CW
Kevin Special K Collins - Factory Hutch
Pat Sheridan Factory GT
Jeff Whitbrott- Factroy JMC
Marc Scooter Steimer- Factory GT
Dean Neeb - Factory Vans
Paul Rowdy Reed - Factory Kuwahara
Solan Foster- Factory JMC
Brain Barlow- Factory Jag Pro
Tammy Spaven - first year girl Pro Class Rider 1985
Jamson Hendler - Factory Shwinn - BMXA Terrible 10
Bart Chilers - Team Champion ( never got that one? )
Melanie Cline - Fast little girl BITD Factory Champion when I remember her


And there were plenty of laocal racers that had low national numbers BITD
Brian Norris
Scott Sedore
Jason Hill
Kevin Hood
Jason Smith
Mike Goose Chapman
and the list oges on!!!!!!!!


That Pat Sheridan dude is a total dork. HA HA MI had and has some super fast riders.
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