Watch out for McKenna, at the rate she's going we could be looking at a future World Champion here!

Here's what she has to say:

My name is McKenna Dean Merten and I am nine years old. I've been racing BMX since I was six years old. I finished 2011 ranked 16th nationally, 3rd in the Redline Cup, and 2nd in my district. It is the second year in a row I am 2nd in my district. I started mountain biking when I was seven, and my first ride was the kamikazi in Mammoth.

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My first mountain bike at seven.

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At the top of Mammoth Mountain.

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Riding down the Kamikaze at seven.

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Two summers ago I went to Utah for a BMX National, but the day before that, I went downhilling with my Daddy's friend Steve Peat. He is one of my favorite racers.

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Me and World Champion Steve Peat.

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At the end of last summer my Daddy built me a downhill bike and I started racing downhill. I am going to Sea Otter to race the downhill and dual slalom.

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Me racing at Fontana.

My Daddy can tell you all about the parts and how he built it for me. It works great for me, because I am so small and light.

You can see all my race reports on my blog site that my Mommy's friend does for me. mckennathechamp.blogspot.com/

Thank you very much.

McKenna