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The Olympic Squad - Meet BMX Racing's Team USA

Hot off the presses from USA Cycling HQ in Colorado Springs, CO, the United States has its official BMX Racing team for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France. After the Rock Hill World Championships, where Alise Willoughby and Daleny Vaughn locked in their spots on the team, the final three racers are now officially 2024 Paris Olympians.


 
2024 U.S. Olympic BMX Racing Team:
Women:
Alise Willoughby

Saint Cloud, MN

Daleny Vaughn

Tucson, AZ

Felicia Stancil

Lake Villa, IL

Men:
Cameron Wood

Bozeman, MT

Kamren Larson

Bakersfield, CA


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – June 18, 2024 – On Tuesday, USA Cycling announced the five  athletes that have been selected for the Paris 2024 Olympics in BMX Racing. After two years of  qualifying competition, it came down to the final few races in May of 2024 to determine the points for  individual nominations and team quotas. 
The 2024 UCI BMX Racing World Championships in Rock Hill, S.C., USA was one of the final events  for athletes to put their best foot forward in the Olympic qualification process. Alise  Willoughby (Saint Cloud, Minn.; Team Toyota/ Daylight Cycle Co.) and Daleny Vaughn (Tucson,  Ariz.; Biolab Sciences/DK Bicycles) earned their automatic nominations at the World Championships  by placing in the top three: Willoughby won gold, and Vaughn took bronze. When the points finalized  at the beginning of June for Olympic spots, the U.S. managed to secure quota positions for three  women and two men for the Games.

USA Cycling | usacycling.org


Meet the Team
Alise Willoughby | Team Toyota / Daylight Cycle Co.

 

The Beast is headed back to the Olympic Games for the fourth time. As an 11-time USA BMX National No.1 Women Pro, 12-time USA Cycling National Champion, 2016 Rio Olympics Silver Medalist, and 3-time UCI Cycling World Champion, Alise Willoughby is on the hunt for that elusive Gold Medal. At a fast 33-years-old, the Minnesotan looks to extend her winning way into Paris and climb the podium for Olympic Gold. 


“Little 6-year-old me that started racing BMX back in Minnesota over 27 years ago could’ve never imagined where this two-wheeled journey would take me. Women’s BMX wasn’t an Olympic discipline or even a professional career option back then, so to have been a part of the sport’s growth while finding the success I have over the years and now be named to my fourth Olympic team representing Team USA, is truly humbling and such an honor. Representing my country on the  sporting world’s biggest stage is an incredible feeling and I look forward to another opportunity to do  that in Paris this summer.” 


Daleny Vaughn | Biolab Sciences / DK Bicycles

We saw her small hill speed on display at the 2021 Grand Nationals but since that November night Daleny Vaughn has put in the work to become a force around supercross tracks. Locking in her spot on the team via her third place finish at the 2024 World Championships, Vaughn is headed to Paris as the lone Olympic rookie on the Women’s side of the roster. Named as the alternate for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Vaughn is tightening her race shoes and preparing to showcase the Tucson speed in Paris.


“Being selected to the Olympic Games is an unexplainable feeling, it’s something I have wanted since I was a kid, and the 2024 Games was always the goal. The day I made the team will be a feeling I will never forget and something I will cherish forever. The preparation for this started so long ago and it feels so good for the hard work to pay off. It’s always an honor to represent the USA and  not something I take lightly, I’m excited to represent them on the world’s biggest stage for sport.”


Felicia Stancil | Factory Ssquared / Answer

Flyin’ Felicia Stancil joins the USA Cycling team once again to make her run at Olympic glory. The Indiana native brings experience not only of the Olympic environment but the international field, racing bar to bar against the majority of the front runners for the medal positions. Just one spot off the Tokyo podium, Stancil is on the charge and ready to be as prepared as possible for Paris. 


“It’s been a dream since BMX Racing debuted in the 2008 Olympics, and I’m excited to be returning for my second Olympic Games. France is a beautiful country, and this Olympic Games means even  more having my family in the stands.”




Cameron Wood | Mongoose / USA BMX Foundation

The Cowboy: A US heavy hitter since his time in the Junior Men ranks, Cam Wood is bringing his winning experience to the team. From his shoulder injury at the start of 2023, Cam Wood has come back stronger than ever, working to build power and skill for international competition. Joining the Olympic test event in April of this year, Wood got valuable on-track experience to guide his Olympic training block under the Phoenix sun.


“Blessed, honored, and proud is an understatement after being named to the 2024 US Olympic Team in  Paris. There have been several challenges and a lot of adversity faced during the qualifying process.  It feels rewarding to have faced those challenges head-on, grow as an athlete and person, and ultimately earn my way in. It has been a dream of mine for a long time to represent my country in the  Olympics and give it my all. I couldn’t be more thankful and appreciative for all of the people that have supported my journey and helped get me to this point. Let’s go.” 


Kamren Larsen | Factory Answer / Ssquared

Wham bam, see yah Kam, the USA BMX points leader, is on the Olympic squad and bringing his fast gate starts to the Olympic environment. Locking in the 2024 USA Cycling National Championship and a podium at the Tulsa World Cup, Larsen has been the man to beat in the states, but now it’s time to see what the Bakersfield-born Florida resident can put together for the 2024 Olympic Games. 


“This is truly a dream come true. Becoming a member of the Olympic Team has been a goal of mine for many years. I understand the honor and responsibility that comes with representing our country,  and I can’t wait to gear up and compete in Paris.”


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