ST. CLOUD -- Brothers Lucas and Jacob Theisen have had a passion for BMX racing and later this month will be competing on the world stage.

At just 10-and 11-years-old the brothers will represent Team USA in the BMX World Finals in France.

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Jacob says in order to make it to Worlds they had to medal at the World Qualifier.

We were training for the World Qualifier which was held in South Carolina back in March and medaled so we both qualified.

Since punching their ticket to Worlds back in March, the brothers have been training roughly 3-4 hours per day, in addition to weekly races at National events across the country.

(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)

Lucas says he enjoys the opportunity to compete at different race tracks.

It's pretty fun meeting new friends and riding new tracks.

This is the fourth straight year the brothers have qualified for Worlds, however it will only be the their second time racing after the pandemic canceled the last two years.

Their dad Steve Theisen says they've put a lot of work into craft.

They work extremely hard. They race in the summer about 5-6 days a week in addition to their practice session. It's been fun to watch as they both love competing at Nationals to try and win those races.

Lucas and Jacob will both be competing in two different BMX events at the World Finals July 26th-28th.

(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)

The Theisen boys will be joined in France by another St. Cloud native in Allise (Post) Willoughby who is representing the United States at the 2022 UCI BMX Racing World Championships. She will ride on July 30th and 31st.

Theisen Brothers

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