A small pink trophy stands out like a sore thumb on Emily Mundahl’s bedroom dresser. At least a dozen large shiny trophies surround it, representing the Bismarck resident’s years of hard work and dedication to a male-dominated sport.

Mundahl is a BMX racer currently leading the national points in the 21 to 30 womens cruiser class. She’s preparing to race in the Grand Nationals next month.

“The pink, third place trophy was the very first trophy I ever won. It’s still one of my favorites,” Mundahl said. “I took it to school and showed it to all of my friends. It sits on top of my dresser, next to all of my big trophies.”

Mundahl has raced BMX since she was 5 years old.

Source: Bismarck Tribune