Mercedes-Benz of San Diego USAC Jr. Devo Edit

June 20, 2017 by  

USA Cycling BMX Jr. Devo Team

The four-member USA Cycling BMX Junior Development Team is a new-for-2017 creation of Dale Holmes and Jamie Staff. The goal of the team is to take a select-few riders and coach/mentor them in both the on and off-track things a future Olympian must know.

With coaching by Arielle Martin, the squad, which consists of Kamren Larsen, Noah Ramos, Colin Whittington and Payton Ridenour, are all showing big gains from the close-order attention of their coaches and mentors.

Dale Holmes’ DHR Program has been humming-along for more than a couple years now, and recently brought on Mercedes-Benz of San Diego (MBSD) as a team sponsor. They have a spiffy new Sprinter van that they use for going to the races, and also their school and YMCA programs around the San Diego area.

On Tuesday, MBSD posted a video edit to their YouTube channel, produced by Justin Kosman, with some footage of the Devo team doing their thing at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center (formerly known as the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center).

It’s a great peek inside the program, and the individual riders—who did a supremely-competent job in their on-camera interviews (Colin was not able to make it to the shoot due to a scheduling conflict).

To us, this is where the off-track mentorship is showing results, as well as the race results the riders have turned in in the first half of the 2017 season.

Big props to Dale and Jamie for having the vision to create this program. And to Justin Kosman for doing what he always does—showing the topic in spectacular fashion. And, finally to Arielle, Kamren, Noah, Colin and Payton. We are definitely looking forward to seeing the fruits of your efforts as the program matures.

—Mike Carruth

The USA Cycling BMX Junior Devo Team is supported by:
USA Cycling, Haro Bikes, RockStar Energy, BaronaCasino, Mercedes-Benz of San Diego, wd40Bike, ride100percent, Answer Racing, Shimano, ODI Grips, Box Components, USA BMX, Stealth Hubs,, KMC Chains
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