"I am proud of being from the Las Vegas area," Connor Fields gears up for BMX events
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) —
It won't be long before local Las Vegas olympian Connor Fields wows crowds all around the world with his BMX prowess.
Leading up to his events on August 17 through August 19, Connor has been training in Chula Vista, California and he's been getting a lot of support from home.
Connor's dad Mike said that the card with all of the signatures came from the family dentist, Dr. Gregg Hendrickson from Henderson.
"Thanks to all of my friends and family back home for this amazing gift! I appreciate it so much. See you in a few weeks Las Vegas," said Connor in the post.
In just the last few days, Connor has been giving Facebook and Twitter fans a peek at what he's been working on, and what he'll be wearing on the days he competes for gold.
His helmet is just a part of the gear he'll be wearing when he rockets over ramps and completes flips and turns in mid-air.
He also gave fans a sneak peek at the bike he built specially for the games.
In one of his most recent posts to Facebook, Connor gave his home state a shout out:
"The journey is finishing up at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, but the journey started in Henderson, Nevada. I am proud of being from the Las Vegas area and I love where I come from.
It has been a blessing to have so much support from Las Vegas. It has also been awesome to see how far BMX Has come there. When I started racing there were only 2 BMX tracks, but now Vegas/Henderson has 4 tracks and one of the best local scenes in the country. The track operators and volunteers at Boulder BMX, Whitney Mesa BMX, EFP BMX, and Nellis BMX provided me a place to grow up and fall in love with BMX. More recently, they have allowed me access to do the specific training needed to prepare for the Olympics. Thanks to all of you.
Also this year I have had the amazing opportunity to work with Audi of Henderson and provide clinics to kids and even one lucky kid won a brand new bike.
Thanks again to all the people and BMX Families from Vegas and I look forward to heading back to the tracks I grew up at next month smile emoticon."