American Motorcyclist Association announces U.S. Club Teams for 2017 FIM International Six Days Enduro

AMA Press Release

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Twenty-one riders have been named to seven Club Teams that will represent the United States in the 2017 FIM International Six Days Enduro in Breive, France, Aug. 28 through Sept. 2.

2016 U.S. ISDE Club Teams. Photo by Steve Berkner

“I am excited for these riders to get the chance to go to France and represent our country,” said AMA Off Road/Track Assistant Manager Michael Jolly. “We have a great group of riders. And I hope we can come home with the titles of overall club rider and overall Club Team. I also want to thank the motorcycle clubs and organizations for supporting these athletes.”

The teams represent a cross section of racers from across the country. Each Club Team is supported by companies and individuals who support the overall effort of the U.S. ISDE team and individual riders.

“The ISDE committee — composed of long time ISDE racers and AMA staff members — organized the teams with the hope of earning every spot on the podium, along with providing the riders the best opportunity to work together, ride together and succeed together,” said AMA Off-Road Racing Manager Erek Kudla.

The Club Teams join the U.S. World Trophy Team, the U.S. Junior Trophy Team and the U.S. Women’s Trophy Team for the ISDE competition.

The 2017 U.S. Club Teams include (bios are below) :
SRT Off-Road
No. 674 Ty Tremaine – Gardnerville, Nev.
No. 774 Benjamin Michael Kelley – Harwinton, Conn.
No. 874 Cody Matthew Webb – San Jose, Calif.

Kay Moto Promo
No. 675 Dillon Gregory Sheppard – Forrest Knolls, Calif.
No. 775 Ryan Powell – Cotati, Calif.
No. 875 Phillip Anson Lacorazza-Maloney – Grass Valley, Calif.

Appalachian Dirt Riders
No. 676 Nicholas A. O'Bryant – Chillicothe, Ohio
No. 776 Van McCarren – Arlington, Va.
No. 876 Michael Pillar – Dover, Ohio

Missouri Mudders
No. 677 Brendan Riordan – Upton, Mass.
No. 777 Devan Bolin – Oakridge, Ore.
No. 877 Alexander Witkowski – New Liberty, Ind.

Eric Cleveland Memorial
No. 678 Jacob Rowland – Hardinsburg, Ind.
No. 778 Justin Lee Morgan – El Cajon, Calif.
No. 878 Anthonee Michael Gibbs – Seattle, Wash.

FirstLine
No. 679 Trent Whisenant – Hoover, Ala.
No. 779 Nicholas Stover – Huntington Beach, Calif.
No. 879 John T. Maier – Wallingford, Conn.

Elizabeth Scott Community – Senior Team
No. 680 Brian Todd Storrie – McKinney, Texas
No. 780 Steven Henry Mason Jr. – Harmony, N.C.
No. 880 Richard Emerson – Berthoud, Colo.

The 2017 U.S. World Trophy Team includes: Taylor Robert (the top individual rider in 2016) from Scottsdale, Ariz.; Kailub Russell from Kingston, Ohio; Thad Duvall from Williamstown, W.Va.; and Ryan Sipes (the top individual rider in 2015) from Flaherty, Ky.

The U.S. Junior Trophy Team is made up of riders 23 and younger. For 2017, the U.S. Junior Trophy team includes: Grant Baylor from Belton, S.C.; Layne Michael from Fairmont, W.Va.; and Josh Toth from Winsted, Conn.

The 2017 U.S. Women’s Trophy Team includes: Kacy Martinez from Sunol, Calif.; Becca Sheets from Columbus, Ohio; and Brandy Richards from Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

Riders at the ISDE compete in one of three displacement classes. The E1 class features 100cc to 125cc two-stroke and 175cc to 250cc four-stroke motorcycles. The E2 class features 175cc to 250cc two-stroke and 290cc to 450cc four-stroke motorcycles. The E3 class features 290cc to 500cc two-stroke and 475cc to 650cc four-stroke motorcycles.

The team’s efforts would not be possible without the help of many sponsors including Coastal Racing, FMF and Bonanza Plumbing. Riders are supported by individual manufacturer and product sponsors. Direct team sponsors include: Rabaconda, Seat Concepts, Trail Jesters, Arai Helmets, Spectro, Motion Pro, Hall's Cycles and Elizabeth Scott Community.

Also supporting the ISDE effort is ISDE team physician, Dr. James McGee.

Fans can show their support by buying ISDE U.S. team apparel at www.amagear.com.

Club Team Bios

No. 674 Ty Tremaine – Gardnerville, Nev.
KTM 350 XCF
Endurocross
First ISDE
Three-time AMA Jr. Endurocross Champion, 2015 FIM World SuperEnduro Jr. Champion, 2016 AMA Endurocross 3rd overall
Goal: To finish all six days, stay strong and healthy, post good results daily and stay consistent for a good overall result.

No. 774 Benjamin Michael Kelley – Harwinton, Conn.
KTM 250 XCF
GNCC
Fourth ISDE
Three-time ISDE gold medalist, 2016 ISDE C2 Class Champion, 2015 and 2016 J Day Sprint Enduro Champion, 2016 Tough Like RORR Overall Champion
Goal: To win the C1 Class championship, finish top club rider and, most of all, win the club team championship with my two teammates.

No. 874 Cody Matthew Webb – San Jose, Calif.
KTM 300 EXC
Extreme Off-Road, AMA Endurocross
First ISDE
2014-2015 AMA Endurocross Champion, TKO, Last Dog Standing, and King of Motos winner
Goal: Overall Club Team and finish with Gold Trophy.

No. 675 Dillon Gregory Sheppard – Forrest Knolls, Calif.
Yamaha YZ 250 FX
AMA D-36 XC and AMA WHS
Second ISDE
ISDE Gold Medal C1 2015, top 5 D-36 XC 2015&2016, Pro 250 win Picacho Creek challenge 2016
Goal: To improve from my first time going to Six Days, riding smooth and smart and to having fun and make more lifelong friends and memories.

No. 775 Ryan Powell – Cotati, Calif.
KTM 450 XCF
AMA District 36 Enduro Series
Sixth ISDE
ISDE Gold and Silver Medalist and three-time Junior team member, AMA District 36 Cross Country Champion, two-time AMA District 36 Enduro Champion
Goal: Improve on last year’s tenth place finish in C2 and finish in top 5. Ideally 10 club rider overall.

No. 875 Phillip Anson Lacorazza-Maloney – Grass Valley, Calif.
KTM 300 XCW
District 36, AMA WHS
First ISDE
1508 AMA Youth Rider of the Year, AMA District 36 overall No. 3 in 2015, 2017 AMA D36 Phantom HS 1st Overall/AA
Goal: To finish, have a good time and be a benefit to my team.

No. 676 Nicholas A O'Bryant – Chillicothe, Ohio
Yamaha YZ 250 FX
Full Gas Sprint Enduro, GNCC, OXCR
First ISDE
2014 6th place GNCC 150c School Boy, 2015 GNCC 1st place 4-stroke C Lites, 2016 GNCC 1st place 250 B
Goal: Finish everyday strong and make the USA proud.

No. 776 Van McCarren – Arlington, Va.
Yamaha YZ 250 FX
AWERCS, ACES Enduro, AMA National Enduro, AMA East Hare Scrambles
First ISDE
AWRCS Lites A Champion, ACES Enduro Series 250 A 2nd place, AMA National Hare Scrambles Champion
Goal: Finish the event with my motorcycle and myself in one piece, while having the chance to prove myself against some of the best riders in the world.

No. 876 Michael Pillar – Dover, Ohio
Honda CRF 300
AMA National Enduro
Fourth ISDE
2015 AMA National Enduro 150 A champion, 2015 AMA National Enduro Overall A champion, 2015 ISDE gold medalist, 2016 3rd place Open A in GNCC, 2016 ISDE gold medalist
Goal: Finish on gold, top 20 C2.

No. 677 Brendan Riordan – Upton, Mass.
Yamaha YZ 250 FX
GNCC, J Day Off-road
First ISDE
Received Pro license at 15, finished 3rd overall in J Day off-road 2016 season
Goal: Get a gold medal.

No. 777 Devan Bolin – Oakridge, Ore.
KTM 300 XCW
OMRA xc series
Second ISDE
Gold metal ISDE 2012
10 overall OMRA championships
Goal: For this year, another gold.

No. 877 Alexander Witkowski – New Liberty, Ind.
Beta 300 RR
Enduro, Sprint Enduro
First ISDE
2016 AMA National Enduro Open A Champion, 2016 AMA National Enduro A Overall Champion
Goal: I want to learn as much as I can to get great at this event for the future and ride all six days smooth and consistent.

No. 678 Jacob Rowland – Hardinsburg, Ind.
KTM 350 XCF
Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series and National Enduro Series
First ISDE
2015 AMA A250 National Enduro Champion, 2016 Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series 3rd Open A
Goal: Top 10 overall club rider.

No. 778 Justin Lee Morgan – El Cajon, Calif.
Honda CRF 450 X
AMA National Hare and Hound, SCORE
First ISDE
AMA District 38 overall champion, Baja 500 overall win, AMA Western Hare Scrambles win, Norra Mexican 1000 overall
Goal: Have fun, represent the USA to the best of my ability.

No. 878 Anthonee Michael Gibbs – Seattle, Wash.
Yamaha YZ 450 FX
NORCS
First ISDE
Mega Crown Champion: 2011, 2013; NMA Offroad Champion 2013; NORCS Champion 2016
Goal: Come home with a gold medal in E2 with zero route or penalty points.

No. 679 Trent Whisenant – Hoover, Ala.
Sherco 250 SER
SERA Racing and NEPG
First ISDE
Goal: To put in six solid days of riding with no major mistakes.

 

No. 779 Nicholas Stover – Huntington Beach, Calif.
TM 300 EN
Big 6 & NHHA
First ISDE
Multi-time AMA Big 6 LWT 1 champion, 2016 AMA National Hare and Hound top 10, qualified for Loretta Lynn’s 2015
Goal: Survive all six days without any penalties and enjoy the experience as much as possible.

No. 879 John T. Maier – Wallingford, Conn.
Sherco 300 SER
Netra/J DAY Off-road
Third ISDE
1507 Dirt Bike magazine Top 100 offroad rider, 1509 New England Supercross 250 A Champion, 2011 New England Cross Country Overall champion, 2012 New England Cross Country Overall champion, 2014 Netra A Open and A Heavy champion
Goal: To turn some heads and come home with a gold medal.

No. 680 Brian Todd Storrie – McKinney, Texas
KTM 250 XCF
Fourteenth ISDE
Texas State Championship Enduros, Texas Cross Country Racing Association, Texas Offroad Racers Association, MotoMasters vet motocross series
Texas Enduro Hall of Fame member, 1996 USA ISDE Junior team member
Goal: Going for gold, of course. Plus extend my final moto holeshot streak.

No. 780 Steven Henry Mason Jr. – Harmony, N.C.
KTM 350 XCF
NEPG, SETRA, FTR, NCHSA
First ISDE
SETRA Class champion, FTR Class champion, NCHSA Class champion, Multiple NEPG race wins
Goal: To be the top finishing senior team rider.

No. 880 Richard Emerson – Berthoud, Colo.
KTM 300 XCW
ISDE Qualifiers West, RMEC, CORCS, TSCEC
First ISDE
ISDE 40+ West Champion, RMEC 3rd OA, CORCA 2nd OA, TSCEC 5th OA; U.S. SKI Team Mogul Specialist three-time national champion competing on the World Cup circuit from 1986-1997
Goal: Finish strong and consistent each day, helping our U.S. team to another gold medal for 2017