Rider – Andrew Colling

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My name is Andrew “The Hammer” Colling and I am an 11 year old Expert BMX racer.

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I started racing in 2013 after watching the BMX racers in the 2012 Olympics.

This is my third year with McQuaig Racing and I am very proud to be a part of the team.

My favourite thing about BMX racing is that you can race anywhere. My Home Tracks are Kingston BMX (KBMX) and Gananoque BMX, but I have raced all over Ontario, Michigan, New York and Virginia. I look forward to more traveling and visiting new BMX tracks.

Two riders I really admire are the Schaeffer brothers (Jordan and Jacob). Besides having some great skills, they are really fun to hang out with.

Goals for 2017

  • Compete in Ontario Provincial Series and earn a #1 Plate
  • Achieve top 10 in District Ranking

2017 Achievements

  • Participated in the Kingston Fitness Fights Kids Cancer fundraiser and raised $220.85 towards our team total of 1,489.15
  • BMX Canada, Ontario Provincial Series – Finished 2nd place for 11 year old Experts
  • Successfully qualified for 52 main events, with 28 1st place finishes
  • Achieved top 10 in the KBMX Riders Challenge

2016 Achievements

  • Achieved 1st place in Winter Series for 10 year olds
  • BMX Canada, Ontario Provincial Series – Finished 2nd place for 10 year old Experts
  • BMX Canada Award top 10% in the District rankings (11th)
  • Received Champion award for KBMX and Gan BMX Iron Man Series
  • BMX Canada, Canadian Nationals – Finished 12th in CNAG for 10 year old Boys
  • Successfully qualified for 62 main events, with 12 1st place finishes

2015 Achievements

  • BMX Canada, Ontario Provincial Series – Finished 2nd place for 9 year old Experts
  • BMX Canada Award top 10 rider in the District rankings (10th)
  • Received Most Improved Rider Award by my peers from KBMX
  • Successfully qualified for 73 main events, with 17 1st place finishes
  • Achieved Expert status during the Ottawa Gold Cup Qualifier
  • Acquired a cruiser class bike and raced two classes
  • Improved District Ranking (2015 = 33, 2016 = 10)

2014 Achievements

  • BMX Canada, Ontario Provincial Series – Finished 4th place for 8 year old Intermediates
  • BMX Canada Award top 10% in the District rankings
  • 14 District Intermediate 1st place wins
  • 3 First place Novice wins at Limestone City Nationals advancing me to the Intermediate level
  • Improved District Ranking (2013 = 640, 2014 = 202)

Equipment

  • SSquared Frame
  • Answer Carbon Forks and Head
  • Fly Bars
  • Promax Cranks and Pedals, Brakes
  • Excess Wheels and Hubs
  • ODI Grips

I would like to thank the following sponsors for their support and to Jamie McQuaig for building my bike.

  • Colling Web Design
  • SSquared/Answer BMX
  • ODI
  • HRP Designs
  • VEE Tire Co.