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OSU Medicine Becomes Official Sports Medicine Partner for USA BMX
Friday, September 29, 2023
USA BMX Foundation has announced that Oklahoma State University Medicine will be the official sports medicine partner for USA BMX racing events at Hardesty National BMX Stadium, BMX Foundation youth programs, and the USA Cycling National Team. This partnership aims to provide essential medical care and support to a wide range of BMX riders, from beginners to elite-level athletes.
By partnering with OSU Medicine, the USA BMX Foundation is taking a significant step in improving the health of its athletes, reducing recovery times, and advancing research in optimizing elite athlete performance.
“This collaboration with OSU is an opportunity to provide medical services to every level of our USA BMX athletes at the USA BMX National headquarters and the Hardesty National Stadium,” said Shane Fernandez, CEO of USA BMX.
OSU Medicine will offer sports medicine and athletic training services to USA BMX athletes at all skill levels and competitions, including the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris.
“This partnership is an amazing opportunity for OSU’s sports medicine programs to make an impact on athletes at a national and international level,” said Johnny Stephens, president of OSU Center for Health Sciences. “Providing dedicated sports medicine staff for the USA BMX team ensures that these athletes will benefit from a continuity of care that will enhance and improve recovery and health outcomes.”
Each sport comes with unique challenges and stressors on athletes’ bodies, and BMX is no exception. Access to OSU’s medical expertise will allow BMX athletes to enhance their performance.
“Having access to OSU’s medical expertise is going to allow our athletes to take their performance to the next level. When you’re an elite performer, it’s the small things that make the difference,” said Jamie Staff, high performance director for USA BMX Racing and Freestyle.
In addition, USA BMX and OSU Medicine will collaborate with OSU’s Human Performance and Nutrition Research Institute to optimize individual and team performance.
Ray Hoyt, executive director of the USA BMX Foundation, expressed excitement about working with OSU Medicine to further the success of USA BMX and its athletes.
“The foundation is excited to have OSU as our partner in providing these services to our youth programs as well as all the health benefits related to fitness and nutrition for a healthy life through BMX cycling,” Hoyt said.
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