Local High Schooler Competes For National BMX Titles

Bend’s own BMX champion spent the holiday weekend defending her national titles at the USA BMX Grand Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Olivia Armstrong is a 16-year-old Bend Senior High School student who happens to be one of the best BMX riders in the world. Over the weekend, she competed in two divisions for national titles: the Cruiser class and the 15 and 16 year old Open Class. Her final race ended with a scary crash.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom has the highlights.