2010 NEBRASKA BMX HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

On August 21, 2010 we held out first Nebraska BMX Hall of Fame ceremony and dinner in Lincoln, Nebraska at the original Valentino’s restaurant. Over 300 people attended, filling the banquet room, and creating an atmosphere of excitement and celebration. Many memories were shared, and friends were reunited 34 years after our first race at Yankee Hill BMX. We watched a video of “The History of BMX in Nebraska” which Tim Lillethorup produced in the months leading up to the event with the help of Doug Olson, Brad Fanshaw, Chris Heyden and Rex Reason. The video covers our early memories of BMX in Nebraska, the first racetracks, the teams, and the competition. It includes many photos never seen before – photos of the tracks and the riders that put Nebraska BMX on the map in the early 1970s. To pay homage to Nebraska’s first two BMX teams Mr. Bike of Lincoln, and Bill’s Bicycle Barn of Omaha, we inducted 38 riders, track operators and parents.

Bill’s Bicycle Barn Team Members from Omaha, Nebraska

Tim Boren
Tim BorenProfessional BMX Racer
Inducted in 2010
Brad Fanshaw
Brad FanshawProfessional BMX Racer
Inducted in 2010
Jeff Gavin
Jeff GavinAmateur BMX Racer
Inducted in 2010
Steve Gavin
Steve GavinProfessional BMX Racer
Inducted in 2010
Chris Heyden
Chris HeydenProfessional BMX Racer
Inducted in 2010
TJ Heyden
TJ HeydenAmateur BMX Racer
In Memory of TJ Heyden. Inducted in 2010
Scott Holman
Scott HolmanAmateur BMX Racer
Inducted in 2010
Doug Kahl
Doug KahlAmateur BMX Racer
Inducted in 2010
Tim Lillethorup
Tim LillethorupProfessional BMX Racer
Inducted in 2010

Mr. Bike and Freewheelin Team Members from Lincoln, Nebraska

Greg Baade
Greg BaadeAmateur BMX Racer
Inducted in 2010
Joe Baumert
Joe BaumertProfessional BMX Racer
Inducted in 2010
Todd Calfee
Todd CalfeeAmateur BMX Racer
Inducted in 2010
Rob Carpenter
Rob CarpenterAmateur BMX Racer
Inducted in 2010
Dave Cech
Dave CechAmateur BMX Racer
Inducted in 2010
Tom Falloon
Tom FalloonAmateur BMX Racer
Inducted in 2010
Todd Frauen
Todd FrauenProfessional BMX Racer
Inducted in 2010
Randy Gibson
Randy GibsonProfessional BMX Racer
In Memory of Randy Gibson. Inducted in 2010
Scott Grothe
Scott GrotheAmateur BMX Racer
Inducted in 2010
Greg Grubbs
Greg GrubbsProfessional BMX Racer
Inducted in 2010
Jerry Jensen
Jerry JensenProfessional BMX Racer
Inducted in 2010
Scott Knickerbocker
Scott KnickerbockerAmateur BMX Racer
Inducted in 2010
Doug Olson
Doug OlsonProfessional BMX Racer
Inducted in 2010
Rex Reason
Rex ReasonAmateur BMX Racer
Inducted in 2010
Kevin Renker
Kevin RenkerAmateur BMX Racer
Inducted in 2010
Dave Smith
Dave SmithAmateur BMX Racer
Inducted in 2010
Brice Sklenicka
Brice SklenickaAmateur BMX Racer
Inducted in 2010
Steve Stonacek
Steve StonacekAmateur BMX Racer
In Memory of Steve Stonacek. Inducted in 2010
John Wells
John WellsAmateur BMX Racer
Inducted in 2010
Larry Woodruff
Larry WoodruffProfessional BMX Racer
Inducted in 2010

Track Operators and Parent Volunteers

Randy Calfee
Randy CalfeeParent Volunteer and Team Manager
Inducted in 2010
Bernie Cech
Bernie CechParent Volunteer
In Memory of Bernie Cech. Inducted in 2010
Robert Gibson
Robert GibsonParent Volunteer
In Memory of Robert Gibson. Inducted in 2010
Bill Gossin
Bill GossinBill's Bike Barn Owner. Started first Omaha BMX Track
In Memory of Bill Gossin. Inducted in 2010
Ron Holman
Ron HolmanTrack Operator. Race Promoter. ABA Employee.
Inducted in 2010
Joe Knickerbocker
Joe KnickerbockerParent Volunteer. Track Builder.
In Memory of Joe Knickerbocker. Inducted in 2010
Frank Sklenicka
Frank SklenickaParent Volunteer. Race Promoter.
Inducted in 2010
Jeanette Sklenicka
Jeanette SklenickaParent Volunteer
In Memory of Jeanette Sklenicka. Inducted in 2010
Ken Stevens
Ken StevensMr. Bike Owner. Started first Lincoln BMX Track.
Inducted in 2010