One of the top BMX racers comes in 13th in Olympic finals, credits mom for getting him into sport
About Connor Fields
A flyer advertising the local BMX track captured the attention of Connor's mother back in 1999 when she stopped in at the bike shop near their home in Las Vegas. She must have thought that BMX would at least interest her 7-year-old son if not provide a reasonably safe, enclosed area where he could spend some energy for a while. Turns out she was spot on in her hunch and Connor has evolved into a world-class racer. If it was his mother that launched the notion of BMX racing, it has been his father who has managed the dream by tirelessly shuttling Connor to practice and races, by filming races that he and Connor can review later, and by sacrificing a lot just so his son could race BMX.
Connor enjoyed banner years in 2009-10, claiming three podium finishes at World Cup races while still in high school, where he lived a double life as a normal American teenager. His friends don't race so when he's not training, riding or racing, he likes to spend time with them by going snowboarding in nearby southern Utah, or playing basketball, or going to the movies.Connor went on to graduate high school in 2011 and enjoy a string of three consecutive world cup podium finishes and a national championship through 2012.
1st place - 2012 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #2, Randaberg, Norway
1st place - 2012 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #1, Chula Vista, California
1st place — 2011 Pan American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico, BMX
1st place — 2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #5, Chula Vista, Calif.
9th place — 2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #4, London, Great Britain
10th place overall - 2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup overall
2nd place — 2010 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #1, Madrid, Spain
3rd place — 2010 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #5, Frejus, France
3rd place overall — 2010 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series
3rd place — 2009 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #4, Chula Vista, California
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