Anthony Jones (25) of Port Angeles is in the lead over Peyton Calhoun (69) of Port Orchard while taking a spill is Jesse Campos of Tacoma, who got up and finished the race. Jones limped home third at the Washington State BMX finals held Sunday at Lincoln Park. Jones won the 11 Cruiser race. More than 1,000 riders competed in races this weekend at Lincoln Park. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

Anthony Jones (25) of Port Angeles is in the lead over Peyton Calhoun (69) of Port Orchard while taking a spill is Jesse Campos of Tacoma, who got up and finished the race. Jones limped home third at the Washington State BMX finals held Sunday at Lincoln Park. Jones won the 11 Cruiser race. More than 1,000 riders competed in races this weekend at Lincoln Park. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

BMX: More than 1,000 converge on Lincoln Park for state finals

PORT ANGELES — Lincoln Park BMX operator Sean Coleman couldn’t believe it.

More than 1,000 riders from all around the state converged on the Lincoln Park BMX track this weekend for the Washington State BMX Finals, a huge increase over the state finals crowd from last year.

“I’m shocked. I’m thrilled with the turnout … and shocked,” Coleman said.

At last year’s state finals, the first ever hosted by the Lincoln Park BMX, about 700 riders showed up. That number increased this year by nearly 50 percent.

“It was neat to see so many more riders than last year. It went extremely well,” Coleman said.

Coleman said what made the turnout especially impressive is that on the same weekend, there were state BMX finals in Oregon and in Canada, meaning the Washington event was competing to a degree with these other events for riders.

Coleman said that more than 20 local riders won state titles or “earned plates.” To earn a plate, riders had to become eligible for finals by qualifying in four qualifying races. Then they had to earn enough points once qualifying for state to earn a plate.

A total of 185 riders in 43 motos (individual heats) competed in double-point races Friday. Another 357 riders in 73 motos competed in Saturday’s prefinals double-point races and on the big day Sunday, 496 riders competed in 99 motos.

Included is a list of winners and local finishers from Sunday.

Sunday’s State Final results

Winners and local finishes

Lincoln Park BMX Park, Aug. 26

Balance Bike — Dennis Tisdale, Port Angeles, first.

Local Open — Wyatt Christensen, Kingston, first.

9-10 Local Open — Parker Sherman, Sedro-Woolley, first; Kawika Deboer, Sequim, second.

11-12 Local Open — True Bailey, Lake Tapps, first.

10 & Under Girls Cruiser — Mia Molzan, Gig Harbor, first.

11-12 Girls Cruiser — Madison Eveland, Nine Mile Falls, first.

13-14 Girls Cruiser — Sarah Pruitt, Belfair, first.

17-20 Women Cruiser — Mia Forsmann, Forks, first; Taylor Coleman, PA, third.

46-50 Women Cruiser — Hidi Cramer, Des Moines, first; Catharine Copas, PA, third; Iris Winslow, PA, fourth.

7 & Under Cruiser — Aiden Stacy, Otis Orchards, first; Evan Hernandez, PA, fourth; Dominic Casebolt, PA, fifth.

9 Cruiser — Kaiden Ireland, Everson, first; Ethan Barbre, PA, second.

10 Cruiser — Stevie Lucash, Kent, first.

11 Cruiser — Anthony Jones, PA, first.

12 Cruiser — Dylan Downing, Orting, first; Brian Belbin, PA, second.

13 Cruiser — Zane Pickett, Tacoma, first; Cash Coleman, PA, third; Joseph Ritchie, PA, fourth.

14 Cruiser — Paxtyn Hermes, Pasco, first; Anthony Brigandi, PA, sixth.

16 Cruiser — Zaine Stenson, Maple Valley, first; Isaiah Muckley, PA, third.

17-20 Cruiser — Marcus Hutko, Orting, first; Cory Cooke, PA, second.

26-30 Cruiser — Jake Shepherd, Buckley, first.

36-40 Cruiser — Kyle Hutchins, Bremerton, first.

41-45 Cruiser — Brent Lee, University Place, first.

46-50 Cruiser — Jon Lindberg, Bremerton, first.

51-55 Cruiser — Steve Clark, Buckley, first.

61 & over Cruiser — Nicholas Roth, Everett, first; George Williams, PA, fourth.

5 & Under Novice — Atticus Reed, PA, first; Wyatt Sweetser, PA, third.

6 Novice total — Colton Hackett, Marysville, first; Kayden Beck, Sequim, second; Bradan Gray, PA, fourth.

8 Novice — Cameron Collins, PA, first; Grady Pinell, PA, second; Maverick Williams, PA, third.

9 Novice — Kawika Deboer, Sequim, first; Sky Wasankari, PA, third.

10 Novice — Anna Cook, PA, first; Wesley Schroeder, Sequim, second.

11 Novice — Hayden Berkheiser, Snohomish, first; Kodiak Adkins, PA, third; Kolby Charles, PA, sixth.

12 Novice — Jackson Beal, Port Townsend, first; Jake Wilson, PA, fourth.

13 Novice — Carter Berkheiser, Snohomish, first; Gabriel Granum, PA, second.

14 Novice — Nathan Bennett, Tacoma, first; Piper Williams, PA, second.

15 Novice — Lawson Young, Spokane, first; Guillermo Royo, PA, seventh.

26-35 Novice — Quinten Dickman-Roppel, Sedro-Woolley, first.

36-40 Novice — Tracy Smith, Moses Lake, first.

41-45 Novice — Mark Brown, Lynnwood, first.

5 & Under Intermediate — Jax Melland, Arlington, first; Danny Goettling, Sequim, fourth.

6 Intermediate — Tanner B. Bottenberg, Mill Creek, first; Zebastian Ferrier-Dixon, PA, third; Thomas Dalgardno, PA, fourth.

7 Intermediate — Kohen Wills, Puyallup, first; Dominic Casebolt, PA, sixth.

8 Intermediate — Hayden Bottenberg, Mill Creek, first; Ben Keeler, PA, third.

9 Intermediate — Cooper Sandell, Tracyton, first; John De Shazo, PA, seventh.

10 Intermediate — Logan Burnham, Arlington, first; Zephyr Thompson, PA, second; Isaac Anderson, PA, fourth.

11 Intermediate — Vaunn Zimmerman, Redmond, first; Talen Gierth, Sequim, fifth.

12 Intermediate — Cody Huston, Spokane, first.

13 Intermediate — Weston A. Opdyke, PA, first; Dawson Dewey, PA, eighth.

14 Intermediate — Christian Marshall, Spokane, first; Mason Beal, PT, fourth; Anthony Brigandi, PA, eighth.

15 Intermediate — Tanner Roppel, Sedro-Woolley, first; Chase Schweitzer, Port Hadlock, second.

16 Intermediate — Jason Valentine, Sammamish, first.

26-35 Intermediate — Kyle Shellito, Puyallup, first.

36-40 Intermediate — Paul Baur, Belfair, first.

41-45 Intermediate — Brandon Harmer, Spokane, first.

46-50 Intermediate — Brad Working, Olympia, first.

51 & Over Intermediate — Mike Lara, Arlington, first.

7 Expert Girls — Samantha Browning, Port Orchard, first.

8 Expert Girls — Kennedy Knopp, Spokane Valley, first.

9 Expert Girls — Olivia Guyll, Port Orchard, first.

10 Expert Girls — Sonya Campbell, Silverdale, first.

11 Expert Girls — Tess Bailey, Lake Tapps, first.

12 Expert Girls — Kaylee Case, Kennewick, first.

13 Expert Girls — Jordis Harmer, Spokane, first.

14 Expert Girls — Jacy Moore, Port Orchard, first.

15-16 Expert Girls — Sierra Altendorf, Everett, first; Taylor Coleman, PA, second.

21-30 Expert Women — Hidi Cramer, Des Moines, first.

6 Expert — Matthew Campbell, Silverdale, first; Evan Hernandez, PA, second.

7 Expert — Wyatt Christensen, Kingston, first.

8 Expert — Logan Martin, Bakersfield, Calif., first.

9 Expert — Kaiden Ireland, Everson, first; Ethan Barbre, PA, fourth.

10 Expert — Stevie Lucash, Kent, first.

11 Expert — Isaac Peddle, Enumclaw, first; Anthony Jones, PA, fifth.

12 Expert — Sean Day, Tacoma, first; Brian Belbin, PA, third; Finn Thompson, PA, seventh.

13 Expert — Christoph Lawrence, Seattle, first; Cash Coleman, PA, fifth; Zachary Pinell, PA, eighth.

14 Expert — Nick Sarish, Spokane, first; Andy Goldsbary, PA, eighth.

15 Expert — Nathan Wells, Mount Vernon, first; Bruce Johnson, PA, eighth.

17-20 Expert — Trenton Moore, Port Orchard, first; Cory Cooke, PA, eighth.

26-35 Expert — Jake Shepherd, Buckley, first.

36-40 Expert — Ty Baker, Tenino, first.

41-45 Expert — Brent Lee, University Place, first.

46-50 Expert — Darren Simmons, Tacoma, first.

<strong>Dave Logan</strong>/for Peninsula Daily News                                Anthony Jones (25) of Port Angeles is in the lead over Peyton Calhoun (69) of Port Orchard while taking a spill is Jesse Campos of Tacoma who got up and finished the race. Jones limped home third at the Washington State BMX finals held Sunday at Lincoln Park. Jones won the 11 Cruiser race. More than 1,000 riders competed in races this weekend at Lincoln Park.

Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News Anthony Jones (25) of Port Angeles is in the lead over Peyton Calhoun (69) of Port Orchard while taking a spill is Jesse Campos of Tacoma who got up and finished the race. Jones limped home third at the Washington State BMX finals held Sunday at Lincoln Park. Jones won the 11 Cruiser race. More than 1,000 riders competed in races this weekend at Lincoln Park.

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