CONGRATULATIONS! 4-year-old Colton Fukano wins BMX championship

Today, we are happy to share another story about a West Seattleite with an amazing achievement! Proud mom Shawnda Fukano explains what her son has just accomplished:

While most kids were enjoying one of the final weekends of the summer, Colton Fukano was clinching the Washington State BMX Championships in the 5 & under category.

A West Seattleite and soon to be kindergartener at Genesee Hill Elementary, Colton began racing BMX this past January and quickly showed that he wasn’t your average 4-year-old on a bike. After finishing several races on top, he was picked up by the Sonic BMX Team, coached by Jamie Stenson and sponsored by Sprocketts Recycled Bicycles in Magnolia and Potter Racing Products. He headed into the state finals this weekend with four State Cup 1st place finishes during the season, and his 1st place finish on Sunday earned him the State #1 Plate.

Colton’s dad, Casey Fukano, started taking him to the North Seatac BMX Track for fun when he was three years old. Colton loved it, asking, “Can we go to the Sandy Park today?” all the time. During this past winter, when the weather was too bad to ride in Seatac, they tried out a BMX clinic at the Peninsula Indoor BMX track in Port Orchard, an easy ferry ride from Fauntleroy. Colton loved it, and he’s been racing ever since.

Colton would like to say THANK YOU to his coach Jamie, his team sponsors Sprocketts and Potter Racing Products, and Nikko Teriyaki in Jefferson Square for his favorite race-day meal: chicken teriyaki! And, he’d love to see more kids get involved in the sport of BMX, which is an Olympic sport (US won a gold and silver medal this year). The Seatac track is just a 20-minute drive from the Alaska Junction, so head over and have some fun!

28 Replies to "CONGRATULATIONS! 4-year-old Colton Fukano wins BMX championship"

  • Oakley34 August 31, 2016 (11:51 am)

    Trophy is taller than him.  Heart melted.

  • miws August 31, 2016 (11:58 am)

    Wow!

    Congrats, Colton!

    Mike

  • Kate August 31, 2016 (12:26 pm)

    Hurray! 

  • Gloria August 31, 2016 (12:33 pm)

    Very cool!  Congratulations!

  • sam-c August 31, 2016 (12:58 pm)

    so cool! Congrats Colton!

  • Pops August 31, 2016 (1:22 pm)

    Cool! Congrats!

  • abc August 31, 2016 (1:45 pm)

    Nice ride Colton!

  • waikikigirl August 31, 2016 (4:05 pm)

    Congratulations young man!!!!

    OH and we want video, we want video, we want video!!!! :)

    • Shawnda (Colton's mom) August 31, 2016 (6:51 pm)

      Here is a  video of the finals  from Sunday.  You’ll have to excuse all of my yelling ;)

  • Alki Resident August 31, 2016 (4:19 pm)

    Most kids cant even ride a bike on two wheels until theyre almost five. What an impressive win. Congratulations Colton. I have a feeling we’ll be hearing about you again.

  • West Seattle since 1979 August 31, 2016 (6:49 pm)

    Congratulations, Colton!

  • Molly August 31, 2016 (8:46 pm)

    CONGRATS COLTON!!!! we <3 you!

  • kurt August 31, 2016 (9:00 pm)

    This looks like a great sport for kids.  Keep going young man.

  • ACG August 31, 2016 (9:53 pm)

    Wow!!  Fantastic job, Colton!  Way to go!

  • TheKing August 31, 2016 (10:52 pm)

    The beginnings of a legend! Awesome

  • Christie August 31, 2016 (10:57 pm)

    This looks like amazing fun! Thanks for sharing the video, Shawnda.

  • Justin W September 1, 2016 (5:51 am)

    Way to go Colton!!

  • Heidi A Isaza September 1, 2016 (7:04 am)

    Way to go Colton! We are so proud of you!

  • donny v September 1, 2016 (8:37 am)

    That video was amazing! I am very impressed with your bike riding .

  • Grandpa September 1, 2016 (11:51 am)

    We are so proud colton

  • Sassy September 1, 2016 (12:09 pm)

    Big Congrats Colton!

  • Josef September 1, 2016 (2:34 pm)

    Colton!  Keep it up buddy :)

    -Cousin joe

  • Mark September 1, 2016 (6:19 pm)

    Do you provide bike riding lessons.  My wife was given a nice bike but is afraid to ride.  If you could provide 10% of your riding ability to my wife it would be appreciated.

    Great Effort and keep riding!

  • Rose Fukano September 1, 2016 (8:29 pm)

    Congratulation Colton.  So proud of you.  A. Rose

  • Janet September 1, 2016 (9:09 pm)

    Congratulations Colton! Looks like you were having a great time! Love your smile and that the trophy is taller than you! Love from Arizona, Auntie Janet

  • Sawyers September 1, 2016 (9:30 pm)

    Awesome Colton…looking forward to seeing more of your riding…

  • Peter Yukawa September 1, 2016 (9:42 pm)

    Great work Colton!  Keep it up!

  • Vance September 3, 2016 (7:00 pm)

    Woohoo!  Way to go, Colton!!!

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