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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 21, 1999)
“I was a late bloomer.”
He Nt the expert level within a year, but
faced four years of sub-par results on then
“I was a iate bloomer, and by about 17,1
ing mains and winning the rac< that no
me to. I just bolted right up."
He raced as an amateur circuit 1
he will race as a salaried professional.
Now, like race car driving, Richard’s BMX racing is a
He started out with local sponsors such as Aandvarxx
Tattooing, Bike Pedalers and Precision Skateboards, and
now he’s fully sponsored by bicycle manufacturer SE
Racing, which pays for his bikes, airline tickets, travel
expenses and his professional racer salary.
A unique UNL athlete
Since his chosen sport, arguably one of the most difficult around, isn’t
associated with the NU Athletic Department, Richard can’t take advantage of the
tutoring and gracious attendance policies given to athletes. Sometimes, this means
school takes a back seat.
Richard took a hiatus from the books during the 1997-98 academic year to move to
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