Daina Tuchscherer was Canada’s top ranked junior BMX racer in 2014, finishing the season at number six in the world. The highlight of her year was finishing eighth in the junior women’s race at the UCI World Championships. She also competed against the world’s elite racers on the UCI World Cup circuit and advanced out of qualification for the SuperCross races in Santiago, Argentina and Chula Vista, California. Tuchscherer has been competing at the world championships in her age group since 2007, when she won silver as a 10-year-old. She also claimed an age group bronze in 2011 before finishing fifth in 2013.
Family: Parents Dale and Tina Tuchscherer… Older brother Justin is also a BMX racer and her inspiration for getting back up when he gets knocked down… Getting into the Sport: First rode on a BMX track at age 4 with her dad running behind to make sure she didn’t crash… Her brother had been racing BMX since age 5… Became more invested in the sport at age 14… Outside Interests: Enjoys shopping, watching movies, playing dodgeball, paintball… Graduated from the National Sport School in June 2015…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
UCI WCh: 2014 – 8th (junior)