Bay Village 8-year-old sets BMX record
Huck Kurinsky, who just turned 8, won the USA BMX amateur series in the U8 division earlier this year at the U.S. Cycling Olympic Training Center in Woodward, PA. Huck began riding at 6 years old, and set a world record for youngest to land a backflip on a BMX bike.
Now in second grade at Normandy Elementary School, Huck participated in the USA BMX amateur series, which traveled across the country for eight different competitions. He capped off the Finals with a National Championship win. Huck ranks fourth in the world for kids 12 and under, and is the best 8-year-old in the world. Huck is also a two-time Ohio State National Champion.
This summer Nowear BMX, a non-profit charity based out of Nebraska, launched the Hucket frame – Huck's signature bike with frame stickers that pay tribute to Bay Village. Huck is coached by the current USA Cycling Olympian Nick Bruce and is part of the ODI (Olympic Development Instruction) academy held in the U.S. Cycling Olympic Training Center in Woodward, PA.
We hope to bring the All Kids Bike program to the Bay Village Schools. All Kids Bike is a national movement led by the Strider Education Foundation to place Kindergarten PE Learn-To-Ride Programs into public schools. Huck has offered the program to Normandy at no cost to the school. We have had several meetings with Principal Sebring and Robert Hoon and are waiting on their feedback.
Huck has teamed up with the Ohio chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics to help promote bike helmet safety. The "Put a Lid on It!" Bike Helmet Safety Awareness campaign donates free bike helmets to pediatrician offices, county health departments, police and fire departments, schools, and dozens of other organizations.