BMX rider has world in sight
CANIABA'S Chad Pethers-Morrissey has been racing BMX bikes since he was just 6-years-old.
The 9-year-old, who races for Casino BMX Club, recently competed in the World BMX Championships in Auckland, New Zealand.
Prior to that event, Chad had never lost a race at State and had competed at National level twice.
His proud pop, Trevor said that the youngster had "earned a wildcard entry to the Worlds".
"He won all three heats to make the quarter-final, which he also won," Mr Pethers said.
"In the quarter-final, he successfully competed against the best in the world, including an American rider who had travelled to New Zealand for the race.
"Going into the semi-final, his point score equalled that of the eventual winner, Lachlan Stevens-McNab.
"Along the way, Chad had beaten the Australian champion, Queensland champion, and the reigning World champion.
"But unfortunately, he didn't complete the course because he was involved in a crash on the first straight.
"We'll never know what could have happened."
Since then, Chad has successfully completed the 6-round NSW State series scoring of 786 from a possible 800 points.
He has raced in New Zealand (twice), Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, and Coolum, and the state championships at Lake Macquarie.
Chad has attended Caniaba Public School since Kindergarten and coming off the World Championships in The Netherlands, certainly should have some great schoolyard tales to tell.