Nina Buitrago

Date of birth: June 14, 1981
Hometown: Austin , Texas
Sponsors: Empire BMX, Fox Women's, Protec, Terrible One, Flat Track Coffee, Onnit Gym


What have you been doing since the 2019 finals in September? After finals, I came home worked on my motorcycle with friends while my elbow finished healing. I’ve been working on getting my strength back at Onnit Gym here in Austin, started practicing yoga at Black Swan, and have recently started going back to school. I’ve been riding as often as I can with all of this “winter rain” in Austin, really looking forward to 2020 Vans BMX Pro Cup!

We’re heading back to Waiblingen, Germany in July. What was something you remember from that event in 2019? Memories from Germany. Unfortunately, I broke my elbow pretty bad day 2 of practice requiring emergency surgery, spent a week and my birthday in the hospital only to get out in time to attend the men’s finals and was welcomed by the entire crowd singing me happy birthday thanks to Darryl Nau! Got some German elbow hardware I’m still rockin'. 

We head to Salt Lake City in September, home of Mike Aitken, Fuzzy Hall and Matt Beringer. What do you think the vibe will be like having these guys on deck during the event? SLC... Three legends and three of my all-time favorites! I cannot wait to see what that weekend will bring!

For the first time Sydney, Australia is our host for the Vans BMX Pro Cup finals in October. Who are you backing for the series win this year? Sydney... Man there is such an amazing line up it’s always tough to say who will win, always close between Dennis, Larry, Jason, Sergio, Rim, and SO many others, Dovey, Alex Hiam, the list goes on! Women! Every one of us brings something different to the table, huge transfers, speed and big airs. I could watch Perris Benegas blast transfers around any course all day, but if it’s tech big air and style you dig, keep your eyes on the Aussie, Natalya Diehm, stole the overall title last year I know she will put in a good fight to defend it this year as well, especially on home turf.




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