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Athlete of the Week: Colleen O'Bryant

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  • | 4:00 a.m. July 12, 2012
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How did you get into BMX?
Once I turned 14, I came with my cousin while he rode Strider. I watched the older kids and decided I wanted to try.

Can you explain what BMX is?
BMX is a sport where kids just get to ride for fun and just try their best.

What kind of bike do you ride?
I started on a Haro, but I ride a Stats now.

Is there someone you look up to in the BMX world?
I look up to my coach, Rob Taylor. He has taught me everything I know.

Do you do any tricks on your bike. If so what are they?
No, I have not learned any tricks yet.

Will you be watching BMX events during the Summer Olympics?
I will be watching the Summer BMX Olympics.

What is the best part about BMX?
The best part of BMXing is that everybody treats you like a friend or family and the riding, of course.

Have you ever won any sort of BMX competition?
I rode at States in Tampa and got seventh in state.

Do you have any family members who do BMX?
My mom, Dawn, my cousin, Austin, and my other cousin, Bryce, also do BMX with me.

What are your future goals as far as BMX?
My future goals are I hope I get better and I can do as good as I can.


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