Brayden Friesen

Brayden Friesen

Young BMX star on the rise

Sooke's Brayden Friesen comes in first at Chilliwack races

Young Brayden Friesen wasn’t interested in BMX racing until quite recently.  Only 13 years-old, he delved into the BMX circuit only three years ago but he has leapt ahead of the competition in his brief foray with astonishing results.  In order to make it in the Grand National Canadian BMX , he needed to compete and place in three races a day in Chilliwack.  He finished first in each of his races.  Brayden also placed first for 13-year-olds and going into the nationals ranked fifth overall.

Brayden races with fellow teammates at the Bear Mountain Victoria BMX.  The facility has people from ages 2-65 racing the courses and is starting to see more young girls and women come out every year.  Brayden also races with his new team 1STR8, which placed third.  His big dream is to one day make it to Worlds, and having risen so fast in such a brief time, it appears this bright star will rise to the occasion.