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Female Pioneers of BMX

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Great thread. Thanks all for posting.

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From USABMX:

 

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WOMAN: DEANNA EDWARDS-JAMIESON
Michigan’s Deanna Edwards raced her way to the top of the sport from 1980 to 1988, and then - like so many, made a triumphant return to BMX racing as an adult in the 00’s. During the 80’s, her wins at the Jag World Championships and Murray World Cups, followed up by 6-straight NBL No.1 rankings and Grands wins, caught the attention of GT team manager “Doc” Scofield and she became one of two flyin’ fast factory females on the GT squad. In her new millennium return to the sport, Deanna captured wins and titles at the UCI World Championships, USA Cycling National Championship and a NAG No.1 plate in the ABA after winning the Grands’
36-40 ladies cruiser class. Deanna had come full circle, as she was one of the first girls to ever race (and win on) a cruiser when it was introduced at the 1986 ABA Grands as an exhibition event. Totaling over 100 national class wins from 1980-1988, during a time when there was no mixed open and no girls cruiser class available, Deanna set the bar - and set it high, for all of the girl BMX racers of the future.

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Just a few, I think, were missed

all from 70s and early 80s.

 

Jenny Zeuner (DG) New Jersey

Patty Woodworth (ABA Grand Nationals winner) New Jersey

Stephanie DeFeo (JMC) New Jersey

Doreen Payne (Jag) California

Heidi Mirisoula (Hutch) Florida  I probably spelled her name wrong lol

Debbie Shobert (Pro Neck) California

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Heidi was mentioned on the first page

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I agree, that is a cool photo. It epitomises early BMX.

 

Real sad news about Kim Johnson :(

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Liz Torres (Greg Hill's wife) in 1975.

 

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