Sunday, February 13, 2011

2011 Gator Nationals

The Gator Nationals, hosted by our very own Oldsmar BMX track, was held this past Friday, Saturday and today. It was the second National event for Brendan, and Erin's first. Both Erin and Bren placed 3rd in their main events on Friday. On Saturday Erin did not make the main event, but Brendan did. He didn't end up placing in the main event, but it was a great race and he gave it his best effort. Today both of my babies made the main event after two qualifying rounds, and both ended up taking 4th place in their individual races. It was so exciting watching them race against BMXers from all around the world and still taking home a trophy for the race.

Friday, February 11:
Brendan on the track.

Saturday, February 12:

During one of the qualifying races for Erin the boy in front of her (she raced all boys again) fell and she didn't have time to get around him. She ended up crashing into him, and in the picture above she is getting back onto her bike. She didn't hesitate.
Getting a start after the crash.
That's my girl! No hesitation after a crash.
#75, my boy!
The view to the side from our tent (aka our second home for the past four days).

Erin at the gate for a qualifying round.

Brian loves to watch his girl race.
My cousin, Liz, and her daughter, Sidney, were in for the weekend to celebrate Sidney and Bren's birthdays (they were born one week apart). I LOVE this picture of her giving me a "sign" when I took the shot.
Sunday, February 13:

Sidney sporting her Ssquared shirt (the owner of our track owns Ssquared-the team that Mazin is on).

1 comment:

Grandma said...

WTG Erin and Bren. Very proud of you both. Love and Miss you so much.