This year for NICA I raced in the central region of Utah, in advanced boys. With some of the toughest competition in the country for middle school riders. I had an amazing time along with the joy of an added win. Unfortunately I didn’t race #2 because of a stitched wound in my knee, race #3 was my first competitive race in almost 3 weeks. I manged a 3rd in a fierce competitive group, I finished the 5 mile loop in 22 minutes. I am grateful to race NICA because it leads to amazing opportunities in the mountain biking world of racing, especially in Utah, where the state has one of the largest growth rates in the country for mountain biking.