At first, Brooke was completely against racing. Her parents only got her a bike so she wouldn’t feel left out when the family went to watch her brother race on their hometown BMX track in Tulare, Calif. Of course she was only six at the time but, in a discipline where racers start as young as five, Brooke sized up the peer competition and told her parents that she wanted to try racing.
Racing BMX in southern California is a bit like playing football in central Texas, the talent pool is deep and wide and the competition is fierce. The distinctions started piling up when Brooke was nine. She has consistently compiled top-3 titles in national age group rankings ever since. Her big break came in 2009 when, as a 16-year-old, she scored two world titles and a national title.
Brooke will finish her senior year of high school in 2011, at which point she can presumably elect to continue racing or quit the sport. While she has lived under her parents’ roof, she has benefited immensely from their sustained support; they have – according to Brooke – always pushed her to be at her very best. They have also pulled double duty as her coach, which sometimes isn’t easy when the going gets rough. As a teen, Brooke has learned that the price of racing at an elite level has cost her a bit of a social life but, rather than be adrift in the life of a normal teenager, she is a determined BMX racer and she credits her parents, in part, with being where she is today. When she’s not training or riding her bike, she likes to hang out with a few of her close friends, play basketball, or relax at home with her family
Q & A
When did you turn pro?
15 years old
What are the events, wins, memories that stand out most throughout your career so far?
2010 World Championships In South Africa and getting chased by a Rhino on a safari ride!
If there’s one thing that people in the industry would recognize you by, what would that be?
Blonde hair and the way I ride a bike.
• Fun= bikes • Vision= awesome • Friend= The Monster Taylor Wolcott • Foe= vegetables • Greenhouse= huh? • Gas= excuse me
When did you first start riding? Where/why?
Tulare Bmx because my brother wanted to try it out. I cried and wanted no part of it but by the end of the night I was out riding the track and have been hooked since.
What drives you to be sicker than everyone else?
Wanting to be the best at everything, like most athletes do.
If you weren’t ripping on a bike, what kind of menial task would you want to do?
Eat ice cream
If you had to date one person who would it be: “The Situation” from Jersey Shore, The Vampire in Twilight or Wee-Man (hey, some people like their guys bite-sized)?
Most definitely twilight boy! He is dreamy ☺
If you had to share a bathroom with one Oakley rider, who would it NOT be and why?
Alise Post...hahaha shes...nevermind wont say it.
Talent…other than doing no handed pushups:
Eating a lot of junk food and still feeling great afterwards!
Your Favorite…(Start with your favorite music artist or something):
A Day to Remember and Taylor Swift
Best song to ride to:
Justin Beiber, duh
First thing you do when you get back from a trip is…
crawl in bed
A lot of riders never get to go to Prom, did you go, who did you take or who would you ask if you could go today?
I'm hoping to go to my prom coming up...and ill take someone attractive...hopefully Justin Beiber ☺
Fist pumping? Head Banging? C-Walking? Or Funky Chicken? Which one? Or all of the above?
Dream vacation spot:
Would you rather get punched in the gut by Mr. T. or super roundhouse kicked in the face by Chuck Norris?
Who's Mr. T?
If the most interesting man in the world wanted to take you out on a date, would you let him?
People would be super surprised if they knew that you…
had 8 toes ;) I really don’t though!
What tricks are you working on?
You’ve been mistaken for…
I've been told, Tay swift but I think it's just the hair.
James Franco or Robert Pattinson?