National Championships

Marian University Takes the Team Omnium National Title at Collegiate BMX

Joey Leto and Korie Gilbert win the men’s and women’s individual titles.

It was a rainy weekend in Bakersfield, California for the 2023 USA Cycling Collegiate BMX National Championships. With two busy days of racing, the battle for the team omnium win put Marian University back on top.

Collegiate Women

The collegiate women fought hard through the rainy weekend. Lindsey Wilson College rider, Korie Gilbert (Pearland, Texas) was the points leader heading into day two of racing. The LWC senior ended up on top and finished the weekend with a gold medal after the team’s trailer got stolen with all of their equipment just days before the race. Marian University’s, Mya Ramos (Albuquerque, N.M.) would take second, and Sierra Altendorf (Everette, Wash.; Colorado Mesa University) would take third.

Collegiate Men

With two days of strong racing, Lindenwood University’s Joey Leto (Mayakka, Fla.) dominated both races on Friday and Saturday and took his first individual title just a few weeks after standing on his first elite podium in Oldsmar, Fla. Colorado Mesa University’s Evan Schaefer (Sarasota, Fla., Colorado Mesa) would take second and Cameron Wing (Garland, Texas; Marian University) would take third.

Team Omnium

Within the individual races is the competition for the best overall school for the weekend. Marian University ended the event with a total of 306 points to claim their 8th team omnium win. Lindsey Wilson College would finish in second with 288 points, and Colorado Mesa University would round out the podium finishing in third with 270 points.

Full results can be found, here.