Logan Hirst | Sport2018
Logan has been racing since he was 5 and ½ years old. His competitive BMX career spans 12 seasons and he has consistently made the final of his age group at both National and North Island Titles, 2011-2014 he has podium finished at the Nationals. 2015 saw Logan ranked first going into the final but he unfortunately crashed leading into the first corner and finished 8th after having to carry his damaged bike to the finish line. 2016 saw Logan battle with injury but gained Oceania 1 and NZ 3 for 16 boys. Logan came back from racing in America in June 2016 making main finals in all his races. At the 2016 North Island Champs Logan finished 1st for 16yr Boys.
Making the semi finals at the BMX World Champs in Adelaide in 2009 Logan had two goals set for the 2013 BMX World Champs held in Auckland they were to make the final eight and to be the top Kiwi finisher of his age group. He achieved both of these goals and gained a world ranking of 6th in his age group.
2017 has seen him selected as reserve for the 2017 Worlds Junior Elite Mens Team and also selected for the Pathway to Podium programme.
Logan is a valued and respected member of the Taupo BMX Club and is a great role model for the younger members of the club. He is also seen regularly helping out at working bees.
Logan is a very liked and respected rider among his many BMX friends.
In 2013 Logan’s BMX achievements saw him take out the Top Sports Boy Award for Tauhara College. He is one of the youngest boys to win this award. 2014 he was awarded the Peak Performance Squad most valuable member award. 2016 saw Logan win the Top Sportsperson for Out of School Sports and be selected for the Team Taupo Junior Sports Scholarship. He also gained the BMXNZ Paul Fisher Memorial Trophy for top 16yr boy and the Central Region BMX trophy for sportsmanship.
Logan is committed and focused in his training to keep up a high level in his chosen sport. When Logan isn’t training or travelling around the country racing he enjoys water-skiing, wake skating and fishing. This year sees Logan start a Plumbing and Gas apprenticeship.