Five For Friday: Weightlifting
David Herman, a 2012 Olympian, is among eight men who will compete Saturday in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for BMX at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. The winner will qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
In addition to Herman, others in the Olympic Trials are Jared Garcia, Corben Sharrah, Jeffery Upshaw, Barry Nobles, Justin Posey and Tanner Sebesta. The eighth entrant will be decided at a last chance qualifier Friday.
Sharrah began his season by winning a gold medal in a BMX Supercross World Cup race in March in Argentina.
Nic Long, a 2012 Olympian, previously qualified for Rio by winning bronze at last month's world championships. Connor Fields, his 2012 Olympic teammate, is out of the team trials because of an injury.
Alise Post previously qualified for the Olympic team on the women’s side with her podium finish at the world championships.
The full U.S. Olympic squad for BMX of three men and two women will be announced June 24.
Webcast: 5:30 p.m. ET Saturday, NBC Sports Live Extra
Paul D. Bowker is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.