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First State Nationals draws hundreds of BMX riders

By Nick Roth | Sep 20, 2013
Photo by: Nick Roth Chandler Denton of Douglasville, Ga., leads the pack down the final stretch to win the 19-27 expert division semifinal race Sept. 14 in Milford.

Milford — Hundreds of BMX motocross riders from across the country traveled to Milford Sept. 13-15 to compete in the 2013 First State Nationals.

First State BMX on North Walnut Street played host to the event, which drew thousands of riders and spectators of all ages to Milford.

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David Albert of Westfield, Mass., looks to make up some ground in the 12 expert division in front of Nathan Sykes of Hanover, Md., left, and Joseph Hall of Chester, Va. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Rory O'Connor of Annapolis, Md., eyes the finish line in the 16 expert division semifinal race. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Jake Bryson of Jackson, N.J., rounds the final turn just ahead of William Ellis of Glen Burnie, Md., in the 12 expert division. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Alex Kuehn of Trumbull, Conn., takes the lead in the 11 expert division halfway through the course ahead of Joi Rein Williams of Milford, left, and Eric Jorrand of Glen Allen, Va. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Grayson Ammon of Burlington, Ky., goes hard through the middle of the course during the 8 expert semifinals. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Connor Kelly-Bigelow of Dunedin, Fla., tries to make a move on the final turn in the 12 expert semifinal race. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Menardo Simon of Pensacola, Fla., cruises to an easy win in the 19-27 expert division semifinals. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Jacob Helmick of Bristow, Va., center, jumps out to an early lead in the 8 intermediate division semifinal race in front of Miles Pitulle of Wake Forest, N.C., left, and Shaun Hoffman of Severn, Md. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Nicholas Barone of Mastic Beach, N.Y., focuses on a good run in the 8 intermediate division semifinals. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
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