Meet Shawn O'gorman
Shawn is our super steezy veteran on the Factory Supercross squad. He races in the 51 & Over Expert age group and is currently residing in Georgia. Shawn grew up with neighbors who were BMX racers, After spectating for a few times, Shawn decided to give BMX Racing a try. As you can see, he never stopped after that.
Shawn first started racing ABA in 1980. He later turned expert in 1982, Shortly after Shawn went pro in 1985 at the age of 17. After a few years of pro, Shawn decided to move into the Vet Pro class in 1998. After the ABA eliminated the class, Shawn would race the older expert groups until midseason of 2005. He rejoined the vet pro class and raced the ABA and NBL nationals across the East Coast.
Shawn has won a few Grands main events, but what he's most proud of is the memories he has gained through BMX Racing.
"Staying engaged with racing most of my 29-year Air Force career along with the BMX memories shared with my brother, sister, wife, father-in-law, and son are priceless." - Shawn O'Gorman
Shawn loves the kinship that accompanies the sport. The local racetrack is where he calls hundreds of people friends, and he profoundly values the connections that he has made.
Shawn started racing on a Supercross frame in 2012. He would eventually move throughout the various satellite teams until joining the factory ranks in 2016. His favorite thing about riding for the team is the friendship he shares with Bill Ryan and representing Bill on and off the track.
Throughout the 40 years of racing Shawn's goals have yet to change. He is always striving to win whenever he gets into the gate. He also reminds himself to accept that after crossing the finish line, the race is done and not to harp on it too much.
Outside of BMX, Shawn loves to race street rides, ride dirt jumps, and go mountain biking with his son. As for goals, Shawn has accomplished the majority of them. He has successfully retired from the Air Force, is currently in a great marriage, and has kids! Now he looks to continue to watch his kids succeed as they progress through life.