Felicia Stancil: 14-time World Champion BMX Cycle Racing Reveals her Success Mantra "Have fun, Don't quit, and Set goals"

Felicia Stancil: 14-time World Champion BMX Cycle Racing Reveals her Success Mantra

Felicia Stancil is Professional BMX Racer. She is 19 years of age and 5'7'' in height. She did her High School from Grayslake North H.S. (Grayslake, Ill.) being the Class of '13. She played volleyball, basketball and took part in track events. She did her college from Marian University with major as Exercise Science. She won her first world title in Netherlands at the age of 9 years in BMX cycle racing.

She is 14-time world champion in BMX cycle racing. Her team is Team: GT Bicycles. She is The 19-time collegiate cycling national champion Marian University cycling team. She was member of the National Honor Society who has a shown a commitment to community service and graduated as an honor student. She has spent 13 years racing BMX and has committed the majority of her time to training and competing.

She is the 2012 Junior Women's Time-trial and Race World Champion who is also a 10-time UCI Challenge World Champion. Stancil has also won six USA National Championships, is a 10-time ABA National Age Group Champion, a nine-time NBL National Champion and was the 2008 ABA Overall National No. 1 Girls Cruiser. Her future goals are to represent the United States in the 2016 Olympics and to become a physical therapist.

Felicia Stancil is 14-time World Champion BMX cycle racing. She is in conversation with Namita Nayyar President Women Fitness.

Ms. Namita Nayyar: Your father Jamie was a top regional rider from the Midwest and introduced you to racing right before your 5th birthday. You won your first world title in Netherlands at 9 years of age.Tell us about your earlier childhood love for sports and how you made career in BMX cycle racing?

Ms. Felicia Stancil: Sports has been a huge part of my entire life. When I was young I was doing so much that at one moment I was doing around 5 sports at one time. I've competed in Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Floor, Hockey, softball, and BMX. I loved all of these sports, but my true passion was for BMX. When I was 16 I decided to quit all of the other sports and put all my effort into BMX.

Ms. Namita Nayyar: You were ignited and made competitive BMX cycle racing as your career and reached the pinnacle of success by winning 14-time World Championship and Jr. Women World Championship.Tell us about your journey that took you to where you are now in the world of competitive BMX cycle racing and what factors you consider were responsible that made you achieve that?

Ms. Felicia Stancil: World Championship were always during the summer. I've always enjoyed school growing up, so during the summers I would get really bored. I always love to be productive, so during the summers I put all my energy into racing my bike. A lot of summers went by and it's crazy, but it eventually added up to 14.

Ms. Namita Nayyar: How could you overcome the element of fear in BMX cycle racing as a sport?

Ms. Felicia Stancil: From racing BMX for so many years, it somewhat is natural. I would be terrified to some other sports, but I feel challenged in a comfortable way with BMX.

Ms. Namita Nayyar: What exercises comprise your fitness regime or workout routine you shall like to share?

Felicia Stancil: 14-time World Champion BMX Cycle Racing Reveals her Success Mantra Ms. Felicia Stancil: BMX racing is a sprinting sport, so I do go to the gym. I also do flat sprints on a road and spend a lot of hours on the BMX track practicing.

Ms. Namita Nayyar: Do you take some special diet or have a strict menu that you follow to remain healthy and physically fit?

Ms. Felicia Stancil: I try to eat as healthy as I can, but I will always enjoy desert. Nothing super strict. Main goal is to get the days worth of nutrients without under-eating or over-eating.

Ms. Namita Nayyar: You have glowing skin and gorgeous hair. Do you take some kind of skin treatment to keep it young and glowing and secondly what you do to your hair to make them look so stunning?

Ms. Felicia Stancil: Wow thank you! I don't do anything special. It might just be from working out and eating healthy.

Ms. Namita Nayyar: Advice and motivational words to the inspiring and budding competitive BMX cycle racing girls who all are your fans, they shall like to know from you, what they should do for their climb to ladder of success in field of competitive professional BMX cycle racing?

Ms. Felicia Stancil: Have fun, don't quit, and set goals! Those are the basic things for any achievements and relates to BMX very much.

Ms. Namita Nayyar: You stood first in 2012 Junior Women's Time-trial and Race World Championship.Tell us about the experience about this memorable race ?

Ms. Felicia Stancil: This was my first non- amateur World Championship, so it was completely different racing. The race was in England. I was the youngest age, so I had no idea what to expect. I ended the weekend with both wins and couldn't have been more proud.

Ms. Namita Nayyar: You have won 2012 Junior Women's Time-trial and Race World Champion, 10-time UCI Challenge World Champion, six USA National Championships,10-time ABA National Age Group Champion, a nine-time NBL National Champion and 2008 ABA Overall National No. 1 Girls Cruiser and many other BMX championships. How these wins bestow upon you the additional responsibilities towards the sports of BMX cycle racing?

Felicia Stancil: 14-time World Champion BMX Cycle Racing Reveals her Success Mantra Ms. Felicia Stancil: I don't think it has added more responsibilities. I just like to be myself, have fun with racing, and set the best example I can for all of the young racers.

Ms. Namita Nayyar: Who has been your greatest influencer and motivator in your success in the field of your career in competitive BMX Cycle racing ?

Ms. Felicia Stancil: I always idolized Kim Hayashi when I was young. Around the age 12 something changed and I started to become very self-motivated.

Ms. Namita Nayyar: With exceptional hard work you are credited with all your achievements. Do you believe that does the hand of Providence (Supreme Being) played a role in your success?

Ms. Felicia Stancil: Yes, I was blessed very much with an athletic body and muscular legs to pedal a bike!:)

Ms. Namita Nayyar: What you wish to say about the website Womenfitness.net and message for its visitors

Ms. Felicia Stancil: Thank you so much for your time for this interview. This website is awesome with all of the useful information for women and athletes.

Women Fitness Team thanks Felicia Stancil for giving her valuable time for this interview and quenching the thirst of her fans to know more about her and made this interview happen.

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Dated 19 March 2015


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