With Khalen Young recently announcing his retirement from the sport leaving Haro Bicycles with a space on the team roster to fill, I had a feeling this sponsorship change was potentially on the cards. Corben Sharrah was on the open market looking for a new opportunity after recently parting ways with GT and the switch to Haro seems like a perfect move and a great fit for both parties. Derek Betcher has carved out a cool image for the Haro brand over the last few years and Corben is one of the most stylish and respected riders in the World.. Here’s the official word from the Haro camp:
Vista, CA. Haro Bicycles is proud to announce the signing of Tucson, Arizona’s Corben Sharrah to the BMX race team.
“Corben is one of the youngest, most accomplished, stylish, humble, and driven riders in the sport. A former USA Cycling National Champion in the Elite class, Corben had already won a UCI World Cup abroad when he was only 18. I fully believe that Corben, now 20 years old, is untapped talent. Though he’s accomplished so much at such a young age, I think the BMX world has yet to see his full potential. We’re really psyched to team up with him for 2013 and beyond.” said Derek Betcher, Haro’s BMX Race Team Manager.
Corben will join team mates Nic Long (San Diego, CA) and Brooke Crain (Visalia, CA) on the full USA BMX tour in 2013, along with select UCI World Cup events.
“I’m proud to announce that I will be a part of the Haro Bikes team for 2013.” explained Corben Sharrah. “I am honored to be involved with such an iconic brand as everything Haro does is game changing. I look forward to progressing in my career and elevating the sport on a Haro. Something that I’ve dreamed of since I was a kid was to ride a Haro bike and I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity and what the future has in store.“
Look for Corben to make his Haro debut on our Race LT frame in Phoenix, Arizona at the USA BMX Winter Nationals when the season kicks off next weekend.