ST. GEORGE — Lincoln Schuman, an 8-year-old bicycle rider from Southern Utah, recently won his second consecutive BMX national championship.

Lincoln Schuman, 8, raises his arm in victory after winning a championship race at USA BMX Grand Nationals, Tulsa, Okla. November 2023 | Photo courtesy of Bailey Schuman, St. George News

Competing at the USA BMX Grand Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma in late November, Lincoln took first place in both the 8-year-old Expert Class and the 7-8 Open races, and repeated as national champion for his age group.

“He went into Grands sitting in first in the U.S. for 8-year-old expert boys,” Lincoln’s mother, Bailey Schuman told St. George News. “In order to keep his NAG (National Age Group) No. 1 title, he needed to win the final event.”

As seen in the one-minute clip embedded below, courtesy of BMX USA’s YouTube channel, Lincoln, whose racing nickname is “Laser Show,” takes the lead during the in the first turn the competitive race and stays ahead of the pack until the finish line.

“With the accumulation of his national wins throughout the year and by winning that Grands main event, it put him in the Top 10 in the nation for amateur boys/men (all age categories),” Bailey Schuman said. “He earned the No. 9 plate, which is an outstanding achievement.”

Five of Lincoln’s family members, including parents Jeff and Bailey Schuman and three of their other children, made the trip to Oklahoma to watch the races the weekend after Thanksgiving.

Lincoln, who is in third grade at Riverside Elementary in Washington City, said his favorite part about Tulsa was being with his family and seeing his racing friends from all over the country.

“He works really hard to compete at the highest level,” added Bailey Schuman. “Like he says, ‘Hard work wins trophies!’”

The Schumans also expressed their appreciation to the local BMX tracks in Santa Clara and Virgin, for their ongoing support.

USA BMX’s complete coverage of the 2023 Grand Nationals in Tulsa can be watched on YouTube at the following link. To see Lincoln Schuman’s Instagram profile, click here.

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