Michigan Youth Cycling is pleased to announce Cameron Buccellato, as the winner of the Steve “Iceman” Brown Junior Cyclist of the Year Award. Cameron was chosen from a long list of applicants for his outstanding academics, exceptional essay and his high level of performance during the 2014 season.
“We are very excited to be awarding Cameron with our Steve Brown Junior award. He embodies the values and work ethic that this scholarship was created for. We are confident Cameron is poised for a successful future and we’re excited to be a part of it.” Jeff Buerman, MYC President
Currently attending Lake Orion High School, Cameron currently holds a 4.2 GPA, is enrolled in AP Physics and Chemistry in which he is the only student in the school to currently be doing so and has joined the Science National Honor Society. Cameron aspires to attend the University of Michigan and pursue a degree in aerospace engineering.
On the bike, Cameron had a strong 2014 season performing well in multiple disciplines. Among his accomplishments this past season were a top 12 result at Ore2Shore, 1st place at Barry Roubaix in the 36 mile Junior class and 8th at the Tour of Battenkill.
“Among this years applicants, Cameron really stood out with his essay. He was able to convey how important his academic achievements are to him along with his future goal of attending U of M.” – Michigan Youth Cycling Director Jess Richard.
Nominated by Michele Barker of the Rochester Bike Shop, Cameron was spoken highly of not only for his cycling achievements but also for his work ethic and representation of the RBS team. “Cameron has had a very successful season during 2014 and has managed to keep up with his training, school work as well as an after school job”
The Steve “Iceman” Brown Junior Cyclist of the year award is an annual $1000 scholarship based on an application process that is open to all competitive cyclists in the state of Michigan age 18 and under. It was created in honor of Steve Brown who has been vital to the success and growth of the MYC program. Student athletes must submit an official transcript, race resume, letter of recommendation and 500 word essay for which each applicant is considered.