Kyrina Deschamp Of Los Alamos Brings Home Top Title At USABMX Lone Star Nationals In Houston

Kyrina Deschamp, 14, of Los Alamos, left, here with Cole Mcghahey racing out of Fort Worth Texas, wins USABMX National Title over the weekend in Houston, Texas. Courtesy photo

Kyrina Deschamp at USABMX Nationals in Houston, Texas. Courtesy photo

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Kyrina Deschamp, 14, of Los Alamos takes home another USABMX National Title.

Deschamp attended the Lone Star Nationals over the weekend at the Rock Star Energy Bike Park in Houston, Texas. 

Deschamp qualified for the main event each of the three days she competed. Deschamp completed her first qualifying round with a second-place finish to put her into the main event and finished second overall.

Saturday’s qualifying round was a little more intense with three crashes in the first qualifier. Fortunately Deschamp was able to avoid being taken out by the crash and finished the first qualifier of the day with a second-place finish and went straight to the main event where she finished second place overall.

On day three, Deschamp said, “I felt I didn’t have anything to lose and gave it my all. After finishing first in the qualifying round on Sunday I felt this was now my championship and I wasn’t going to lose. I stayed focused, had a plan and was able to take home the Lone Star National Title on the final day of the event.”

Rockstar Energy Bike Park opened August of 2019 at an estimated cost of $24 million. BMX legend Ryan Nyquist says it’s the biggest bike park in America and possibly the world. It will be host to the 2020 UCI world championships.

The Lone Star Nationals is Deschamp’s second national win of 2019. She plans to compete in the USABMX Grand Nationals in Tulsa, Okla., over Thanksgiving weekend.

Grandes is the Super Bowl of BMX and will be Deschamp’s 4th National competition of 2019. In March she competed in the spring nationals at Duke City BMX in Albuquerque, where she secured her first national title.  She then went on to compete in July at the Las Vegas Nationals where she qualified for the main event all three days but didn’t finish in the top three overall.

When asked what her favorite thing about Nationals in Houston was, Deschamp said meeting her favorite pro rider and Olympic gold medalist Connor Fields.

“Fields is my BMX idol. I even ride a Chase element BMX bike just like he does. I hope to one day ride the same one he currently rides,” she said. “As for now I’m focused on bringing home The Grand Nationals Championship Title with my current Chase Element bike. After Grands it’s going to be all about basketball until spring. I Love BMX and have many BMX plans for the future but come basketball season I won’t be riding much.”

Deschamp plans on being back on her bike at the Spring National Championships at Duke City BMX,  March 2020.  

“I have a championship title to defend,” she said. “I’ll definitely be competing in the spring nationals to defend my title next year. I plan on attending eight national events in 2020. These events bring us to some amazing tracks across the country and I want to experience more tracks. Duke City BMX is currently the most technical track in the country, so I’ve been very lucky to have Duke as my home track. “We also have some really great pros and coaches at Duke so I’ll be training hard next year. Hopefully if all goes well with Los Alamos County, we will have USA BMX building our local track next year.

“The sport is growing and is now an Olympic sport so hopefully more communities will build tracks and we can have more kids and families participating in the sport.”

Anyone interested in trying BMX is welcome to attend “Wednesday Night Free Ride” at Duke City BMX on Wednesday nights. First time riders are provided equipment and a bike free of charge, 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday night.

Kyrina Deschamp at USABMX Nationals in Houston, Texas. Courtesy photo

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