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Weise ready for challenge of world titles in New Zealand

AUSSIE STAR: Jack Weise, 7, of Rockhampton is heading to the world titles for BMX in New Zealand.
AUSSIE STAR: Jack Weise, 7, of Rockhampton is heading to the world titles for BMX in New Zealand. Sharyn Oneill Roksbmx

YOUNG Rockhampton BMX star Jack Weise is ready to show the world what he has got next month, as he jets to New Zealand to compete in the World BMX Titles.

Weise and fellow Rockhampton BMX riders Erin Rook and Anaya Whitehead, have been selected to pull on the green and gold for Australia at the world titles, in Auckland, from July 24-28, following an impressive performance at the recent nationals.

Training at Rockhampton BMX track recently, seven-year-old Weise said he was feeling pretty nervous heading into the competition but, reflecting on his Australian titles results, he was confident he would perform well at the world event.

"I went well at the Australian titles," Weise said.

"I came first in a few motos and, overall, I came ninth fastest in Australia.

"I think I'll go pretty good, I reckon I'll get a plate."

Jack Weise, age 7, from Rockhampton is heading to the world titles for BMX in New Zealand. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin
Jack Weise, age 7, from Rockhampton is heading to the world titles for BMX in New Zealand. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin Sharyn O'Neill ROK230513sbmx4

While he has travelled overseas before, Weise said he was not sure what to expect riding in NZ against competitors from around the globe.

"I haven't been to the track in New Zealand, so it will be my first time on it," he said.

"It will be different riding against people from around the whole world."

Mum Stacey Gordon is teeming with pride for her son and said she was still in shock over the achievement.

"We are so excited and just amazed that he made it," she said.

"To have these guys from a small regional club like Rocky BMX to now be on the world stage is just amazing.

"We were in absolute shock. When we went down to the nationals we thought if he came around the top 20 we'd be really pleased and just proud that he decided to compete, and all of a sudden he was winning motos and we've gone 'we might have to rethink this'."

Topics:  bmx, new zealand, world titles



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