Sunday, October 24, 2010

2010 Disney Cup BMX Nationals

On Thursday evening Brendan left with Mazin and his family for Orlando. The Nationals started on Friday morning, and I had things to do for school on Friday so I couldn't go on Thursday. Brendan took first place on Friday in the novice category, beating two boys from Texas and North Carolina. We Skyped Friday night so that he could show me the trophy that he won. He's so proud.

Saturday morning Sean, Erin and I headed over to the race, and arrived just in time for the races to start. It's so much fun watching the racers. All of them. Unfortunately, Brendan had a pretty hard crash during the first race of the day, landing almost entirely on his left elbow and knee. However, he continued to race and took 2nd overall for the day. Another trophy, but one grumpy boy. We stayed at Nana and Aunt Diana's house Saturday night, and when I woke him up for racing on Sunday morning I knew he wouldn't be able to. His arm was swollen and he was still in a lot of pain. Had the pain been ANY less he would have raced, and he would have wanted to, but he knew he couldn't. So we missed the final day of races. However, we all had a great time. I'm so proud of Brendan for the races that he finished, especially on the second day after hurting himself. He came home with a 1st and 2nd place trophy, and even more than that he learned a lot about his riding and capabilities.

Josh Meyers from our track.
Brendan (third from the left) at the gate.

Mazin racing cruiser. He races cruiser and 20 inch.
Brendan, #658.
My cousin, Liz, and her daughter, Sidney (and her friend Candice), came out to watch on Saturday.

Mazin (on the right in red, white and blue) at the gate.

Brendan with his second day, 2nd place trophy.

1 comment:

Grandma said...

WOW! Way to go Bren. Very very proud of you.....going to have to have an extra room built for your trophys,hahaha. Sorry you got hurt hope you are feeling better. Love you so very much.