ROCKFORD (WIFR) – Rockford native, Tyler Whitfield has been named recipient of the first-ever BMX Hall of Fame scholarship by the USA BMX and the National BMX Hall of Fame committee.
Tyler Whitfield will be attending Marian University and will be a member of the university's cycling team. He has said he would like to become a pediatrician, earn a national title, and race in the 2016 Olympics.
According to the USA BMX website, the National BMX Hall of Fame scholarship has been accumulating over the past four years, since the Induction Ceremony moved to San Diego. Funds for the scholarship are brought in through the annual Silent Auction at each year's ceremony.
Whitfield's scholarship was announced at the induction ceremony in Chula Vista, California on September 28th, 2013. Whitfield received a $5,000 scholarship.