U.S. Olympic BMX Team Member treats local racers to a clinicDilworth, MN (WDAY TV) -- It's a brand new Olympic sport and is gaining big numbers in popularity around the region.
By: Jody Norstedt, WDAY
Dilworth, MN (WDAY TV) -- It's a brand new Olympic sport and is gaining big numbers in popularity around the region.
BMX racing will make it's summer Olympic debut next month in London and tonight some local racers where treated to a skills clinic by U.S. Team member Dominque Daniels.
Daniels brought her talent to Dilworth this evening to help teach younger racers skills to improve there riding. According to the 19 year old it is the most rewarding part to being a BMX racer, getting to be hands on with the kids that want to grow up and be just like her and represent their country.
Dominique Daniels says, "it's my honor, to give back to the community cause in this sport you are fortunate enough where your amature's can come up to me and ask me questions about the track, about racing, well about anything."
Shawna Pantzke, 14 year old from Fargo, says, "It's really great, especially in North Dakota. Not many BMX athletes are from here, so to have her notice us and come all the way up from Arizona it's really great."
Daniels will be speaking to BMX riders tomorrow in Fergus Falls.