Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Riding High in BMX; Casino Club Members in Top Form

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Riding High in BMX; Casino Club Members in Top Form

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STUART TURNER

sport@northernstar.com.au

TOP dog Chad Pethers-Morrissey and his Casino BMX Club teammates are still riding high after mixing it with the state's elite junior riders.

Seven members of the club returned with excellent results from the recent State Championships.

It was an event to remember for Chad, who took first place in the boys eight years division.

Club president Ken Wilkes said it was a welcome reward for the eight-year-old, who put in a dominant display to claim the title.

aChad has been riding exceptionally well recently,a Wilkes said.

aHe was leading for pretty much the whole competition and he dominated the event.

aTo make it to the top eight is the hardest part, so to win was a huge achievement.

aHe was excited and so were we.a

The two-day event, held at the South Lake BMX Club on the southern NSW coast, was the biggest event on the sport's calendar this year.

More than 800 from across the state attended the competition, competing in different age classes and divisions. …

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