RONNIE CARUSO
1970 - 1990

Ronnie Caruso was a very special young lady. Her presence could spread warmth on the coldest day. She was an icon around BMX in Connecticut for 7 years. She touched so many people in that time.

She was not only a great rider, but she was a great and courageous young lady. Tragically, after being accepted at Tufts University and while in the midst of writing a book about her experiences, she lost her battle with cancer on July 23, 1990.

In 1992. under the suggestion of Kathy Olson, it was decided that an annual state award should be created in the memory of Ronnie Caruso. The RONNIE CARUSO MEMORIAL AWARD is now given annually to the female rider who shows the most improvement and/or whos actions and mannerisms closely emulate those of Ronnie Caruso. The award is now given annually at the State Championship Race.

Former Recipients

1992
Allison Siglar
1993
Allison Charney
1994
Melissa Klembara
1995
Tracey Keller
1996
Trina Ramsdell
1997
Melissa Knees
1998
Ciera Simek
1999
Allison Thomas
2000
Samantha Sunbury
2001
Heather Hellwinkle
2002
Cassy Scott
2003
Allie Couch
2004
Katie Rose Edgar
2005
Christy Kestler
2006
Danielle Jolicouer
2007
Alysha Olson
2008
Brianna Clinton
2009
Katy Moody
2010
Kyly Milton
2011
Emma Stroh
2012
Callie Atchison
2013
Jayna Roy
2014
Ashley Jasensky
2015
Marissa Lyman
2016
Isabella Nelson
2017
Maya Brown

 

 
Maya Brown
2017 Recipient
 
Photo Curtesy Tim Brown