Olympics BMX could include Dayton representative

The turns at the BMX cycling track for the Summer Olympics are painted a bright green in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. It’s an unusual color for turns on a course, which are typically black or gray. The bright green is similar to a color used in the logo for the Games. (AP Photo/Genaro Armas)
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The turns at the BMX cycling track for the Summer Olympics are painted a bright green in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. It’s an unusual color for turns on a course, which are typically black or gray. The bright green is similar to a color used in the logo for the Games. (AP Photo/Genaro Armas)

Dayton native Jeff Upshaw is among Americans hoping to compete in BMX in the Rio Olympics, but he might not get a chance.

A spokesperson for Upshaw’s sponsor, Kuwahara USA, told the Dayton Daily News that Upshaw is the first alternate for the U.S. team with competition for seeding set to take place Wednesday.

The three Americans currently slated for compete for Team USA are Connor Fields, Nicholas Long and Corben Sharrah.

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