Joshua "Pro" Hartman #2020 Olympics

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Raised by 751 people in 61 months


February 7, 2018

Hello Friends: 

* We raised $45,000 dollars five years ago in 2013 when Joshua experienced a gruesome cycling crashed that nearly cost him his life.  Instead of starting a new campaign we thought it would be more impactful to honor his incredible journey this way.  Not only did Joshua survive his crash he's thriving and has become a cycling Tour de Force. Your donation will go towards his training, cycling equipment, education, and basic living expenses as he heads towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Thank you for supporting Joshua on his quest to win GOLD. 

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VeloNews Cover Story : 

Joshua Hartman is featured on the cover of the "Grassroots Issue" of VeloNews, Joshua Hartman the Comeback Kid. See link below.

http://www.velonews.com/2017/07/from-the-mag/joshua-hartman-is-cyclings-comeback-kid_444931
 
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 Joining Team USA 2016: 

Joshua spent the summer in Trexlertown, PA  training and preparing for the USA Jr. National Championships.  After three days of competition at Nationals, he went from a virtual unknown cyclist to a rising star.

He completed Nationals with a 2nd place overall finish in the Junior Competitions. He collected a Silver Medal in both the Keirin and Match Sprint and a Bronze Medal in the Team Sprint. He rounded out his wins by collecting a final Silver Medal in the Men’s Elite Team Sprint.  

By the fall Joshua was invited to Colorado Springs to join the USA National Team. He's now the newest member of the USA Cycling Olympic National Team.  And a member of the Star Track Elite Team.  If he maintains his current trajectory he will compete in the 2020 summer games in Tokyo.  

Joshua Hartman is Guyanese and a Brooklyn, NY native who currently resides in Colorado Spring training, eating and sleeping.

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Joshua returns to cycling 2014: 

In 2014 Joshua began his Junior Year of High School training in Mallorca, Spain with fellow Major Taylor Development teammates. He also participated in the prestigious USA Regional Talent ID Camp under the guidance of Pro Cyclist, George Hincapie.

By the summer and nearly a year to the date of his crash Joshua entered his first road race at Floyd-Bennett-Field and scored a 1st Place Win. Not only was he back in the saddle but he pushed through the mental and physical trauma of the devastarting crash from the previous summer.  His season was on the uptick and by  summer's end Joshua scored a 1st Place finish in the Jr. National Track Championships.  Along with a 1st Place finish at the Bear Mountain Road Classics. Making him a winner both on the road and track. 

How You Can HELP: 
By making a donation you can help Joshua's make his dreams come true. Your donation will go towards his training, cycling equipment, education, and basic living expenses as he heads towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.  

Follow Joshua on social at: 
@prohartman (instagram) 
@joshuaprohartman (FB) 

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The Crash, June 2013

This website was set up by the Major Taylor Development Team to show support for our talented teammate Joshua "Pro" Hartman and his family during this incredible crisis. Joshua participated in a bike race on Saturday, June 8, 2013 and experienced a devastating crash during the qualifying rounds. He sustained multiple injuries to his face - he fractured his cheekbones, nose, eye sockets and jaw. Thankfully he had on a helmet which protected his head. However when his face hit the protective railing his face and mouth was split open. Joshua lost a tremendous amount of blood and remains in the ICU at Kings County Hospital.

We hope to raise lots of money to assist the family with the overwhelming medical burden they will surely incur. Joshua will need a series of surgeries to reconstruct his face. I can't emphasize enough how critical the situation is and that your support is deeply needed.

Joshua is a fierce competitor, whose talent is equally matched in both road and track cycling. He's the youngest member of the Major Taylor Development Team, an amateur race team, based in Brooklyn, NY. For the past two years he's amazed all of us competing in countless races throughout the Tri-State area. Not only does he compete at the Jr. Level he also competes as a Cat-4 on the track and Cat-4 on the road. Last summer 2012, he placed first in the Floyd Bennett, Mango Seed Summer Series along with placing 3rd in the Lucarelli & Castaldi Series in Prospect Park all at the tender age of 14 years old.

Joshua is an exceptional talent and we love him dearly. We have all the confidences that he will be on the mends in no time. In the meantime, WE REALLY NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

Your donation will enable him to have the countless reconstructive surgeries needed to change his life and his ability to thrive in the future.

We hope we can count on you:




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Many of you supported Joshua "Pro" Hartman when he crashed in a cycling accident nearly 5 years. Now 20 years old. Joshua is a member of the USA Cycling team with the 2020 Olympics in his view.

This video is a short form film that highlights his crash along with sharing his story from tragedy to triumph, from near death to near the Olympics. I hope it inspires you. Your support will help support his Olympic dreams.
This is my story. #2020Vision
Gold Medal, 2017 National Championships
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Hello Tremendous Supporters:

I would like to share some exciting news about Elite Men's Cyclist and 2020 Olympic Hopeful - Joshua "Pro" Hartman.

You supported Joshua back in 2013 when he experienced a horrific crashed during a road cycling race. We are proud to say Joshua has returned to the sport he loves and is crushing it!

Joshua is 19 years old now and is a Track Racing,
Tour de Force.

Yesterday, August 3 - Joshua won his first, GOLD Medal and a National Title in the Elite Men's Team Sprint.
And he's currently featured on the cover of the "Grassroots Issue" of VeloNews, August 2017.

Read his story: http://www.velonews.com/2017/07/from-the-mag/joshua-hartman-is-cyclings-comeback-kid_444931

Further, he's now the newest member of the USA Cycling Olympic National Team. And a member of the Star Track Elite Team. If he maintains his current trajectory he will compete in the 2020 summer games in Tokyo.

Joshua Hartman currently resides in Colorado Spring training, eating and sleeping.

And your much-needed support will go towards his training, cycling equipment, education, and basic living expenses as he heads towards the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Follow Joshua on social media:
@prohartman (Instagram)
@joshuaprohartman (FB)

Thanks once again!!!

VeloNews, "Grassroots" Issue - Aug '17
Track Nationals Championships - Gold
On the Track
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July 29, 2017

Joshua Hartman is an American Track Racing Tour de Force and a 2020 Olympic hopeful. And he is now featured on the cover of the "Grassroots Issue" of VeloNews, July 2017.

This page was initially set up to support Joshua during his recovery from a horrific road bike accident in 2013. And thanks to the tremendous support and well-wishers from around the world. Joshua did recover and returned to the sport he loves. And his phenomenal story is one of true grit and determination.

His Return:
Nearly a year to the date of his crash Joshua entered his first road race at Floyd-Bennett-Field and scored a 1st Place Win. His 2014 season was nothing more than remarkable. Not only did he push through the mental and physical trauma of his crash, but he rounded out the season as New York State Jr. Track Champion along with a 3rd place Overall Win on the road in the United Graveyard Crit Series. Joshua began his Junior Year of High School training in Mallorca, Spain with his fellow Major Taylor Development teammates. He also participated in the prestigious USA Regional Talent ID Camp under the guidance of Pro Cyclist, George Hincapie. Joshua season rounded out with a 1st Place finish at the Bear Mountain Road Classics and an1st Place finish in the Jr. National Track Championships.

2016:
Joshua spent the summer in Trexlertown, PA to compete in USA Jr. National Championships. After three days of competition at Nationals, he went from a virtual unknown to a rising star. He completed the season with a 2nd place overall finish in the Junior Competitions. He also collected a Silver medal in both the Keirin and Match Sprint and a Bronze medal in the Team Sprint. He rounded out his wins by collecting a Silver Medal in the Men’s Elite Team Sprint. By the fall Joshua was invited to Colorado Springs to join the USA National Team. He's now the newest member of the USA Cycling Olympic National Team. And a member of the Star Track Elite Team. If he maintains his current trajectory he will compete in the 2020 summer games in Tokyo.

Joshua Hartman is Guyanese and a Brooklyn, NY native who currently resides in Colorado Spring training, eating and sleeping.

How You Can HELP:
By making a donation you can help Joshua's make his dreams come true. 2020 Tokyo Olympics here we come!

Follow Joshua on social at:
@prohartman (instagram)
@joshuaprohartman (FB)
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Greetings Uber Supporters!

Three years ago nearly 700++ supporters from all over the world donated to Joshua Hartman's Go Fund Me page after he experienced a life-altering bike crash.

As a quick update, I am thrilled to report that Joshua continues to excel both on and off the bike. This summer he competed in the National Jr. Track Cycling Championships and crushed the field. He and fellow teammates took home three Silver Medals and one Bronze medal.

One Wednesday, August 22, 2016. He travels to Trinidad to compete in the Jr. Track Cycling PAN AM Championships(August 27-31). Joshua will be representing the National USA Team!!!

Further, Joshua graduated from HS this past May. His plan is to pursue a few other cycling endeavors this fall and then head to Belmont Abbey College, in North Carolina in February on a partial track cycling scholarship.

We couldn't be prouder of Joshua and his accomplishments. And hopefully, you all are too!!!

Thanks again, for your continued support.

All the best,

Tonya R. Miller
Joshpro 1# Fan
Track Racing
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Christine M. Casalini
10 months ago

GOGOGOGO. Awesome news.

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Scott Baetz
22 months ago

This is fabulous news, and I'm so pleased you shared this update.

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Brian McGarvey
39 months ago

Yay Joshua! Good to know you are back in the saddle!!

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Kim Silvera-Quezada
57 months ago

So glad he is on the mend and normal teenage life is crazy enough - so glad he is still top-o -mind for many!

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Shawn Harrington
57 months ago

I'm so glad he is doing better!!

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Wayne Whitesides
60 months ago

Are there any updates on Joshua? Is there a place to go to stay up on his progress? I hope all is going as best as it can for him and his family

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Mary Norton
3 months ago

Go, Joshua! In the spirit of Major Taylor (I'm from outside Worcester, MA and want to see your picture at his memorial statue with your Olympic medal!)

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Amy Foerster
10 months ago
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I'd been wondering what happened to Joshua ever since hearing about the terrible accident at the Red Hook Crit some years ago--so grateful to Velonews for the update, and to the folks at Major Taylor Iron Riders for supporting him during his battle back. My donation is small, but my support is unwavering. You got this Joshua! 2020 Olympian!

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William Henry
10 months ago

Good luck!

Christine M. Casalini
10 months ago

GOGOGOGO. Awesome news.

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Scott Baetz
22 months ago

This is fabulous news, and I'm so pleased you shared this update.

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Brian McGarvey
39 months ago

Yay Joshua! Good to know you are back in the saddle!!

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Kim Silvera-Quezada
57 months ago

So glad he is on the mend and normal teenage life is crazy enough - so glad he is still top-o -mind for many!

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Shawn Harrington
57 months ago

I'm so glad he is doing better!!

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Wayne Whitesides
60 months ago

Are there any updates on Joshua? Is there a place to go to stay up on his progress? I hope all is going as best as it can for him and his family

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