2 06, 2017

WCA Foundation Awards First Scholarship

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By: Domonique Smith

When finding out the BMX World Championships would be on home soil all I could think about was qualifying and competing to try and become the World Champion for my age class (17-24 Womens). With numerous days and hours spent training in the gym, on the track, and sprinting I was able to race the first World Qualifier in Phoenix, AZ.

Since the Championship race is in my home country the qualifying system was slightly different. When going to other countries, USA can only provide eight riders per age class. This year, 32 riders per age class were able to qualify. USABMX decided to run four qualifier races around the country. One in Arizona, then South Carolina, the next in Oregon, and finally the last one in Texas. You had to make the mains in order to qualify for the race. Luckily, I was able to do just that.

After qualifying to represent team USA, my family and myself began trying to figure out ways to come up with the funds to help make this trip affordable. Even though the race is cheaper due to it being in the United States, it is still costly at almost $2,000 (per racer). This is when I began reaching out to businesses and some programs who I thought would be able to help out. After weeks with no luck, I got a response from the WCA (Women’s Cycling Association). The WCA is an amazing group of women trying to help fellow women in cycling and knowing they were trying to help me get to this prestigious race…I was truly forever grateful.

After a couple of weeks of hoping and praying, I received an email that explained I was [...]

1 06, 2017

The Quinoa Craze – WCA Nutrition Blog

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In recent years, quinoa’s status as a nutritional powerhouse has become more widely known.
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