In thirteen short months, Woodland Middle School student Spencer Fleming has risen quickly through the BMX ranks at the state, district, and national levels and has successfully moved from the novice to intermediate level.
The sixth grader is currently one national win away from moving to the expert level, which would accomplish his highest possible level prior to his sixteenth birthday when he becomes eligible to compete for expert level.
Spencer, the son of Todd and Belinda Fleming, is currently first in the 12-year-old USA BMX Gold Cup Intermediate standings, ninth among national age group intermediates, 58th nationally and 9th in his district in the cruiser ranks. He is the top 12-year-old intermediate in Georgia and second state cruiser.
Fleming, who also plays soccer for Woodland Middle School, followed his father into BMX. His dad was a national champion as a youngster.
Fleming will compete in Nashville this weekend; in a Gold Cup race in Morristown, TN May 13-14; and in the Music City Nationals May 26-28.
His goal for the year is to finish as a national age group top ten. He will also compete in the Race of Champions and The Grand season-ending Championship in Tulsa, OK in November.