Category Archives: People

Help needed: names and photos of past Youth Nationals champs

We’d like to create a photo collage of all the overall winners of the Youth Nationals held here at the TTC in the past decade or more.  We’ve researched our blog archives and thus far, have these champs:

Josiah Mizell 2006 Youth Nationals Champ 2010 Logan Bolopue

2009 Bryan Roper 

2008 Karl Davis

2007 Josiah Mizell 

2006 Josiah Mizell

2005 Will Ibsen

2004 Louise Forsley

  1. Do you know who won in years prior to 2004?
  2. Do you have photos of any of the champs from the year they won? (Photos of them on a trials bike or on a podium would be best.)

If so, please Contact Us. (That page has an upload form that you can use to send us any photos.)

Other Family Youth Camp/Youth Nationals/Women’s Open veterans: Ron Commo, Will Ibsen, David Mizell, Karl Davis Jr., Chase Harker, Louise Forsley

I looked more closely at the photo album for the 2005 Family Youth Camp/Youth Nationals/Women’s Open and noticed a few more up-and-coming stars.

Ron Commo, 2005 Will Ibsen, 2005 Will Ibsen, 2005 David Mizell, 2005
L to R: Ron Commo, Will Ibsen (2), David Mizell.

You’ll see their names at the top levels of the NATC year-end results for 2009. Likewise, these 2009 nationally-ranked riders were there that week (alas, no 2005 photos): Karl Davis Jr., Chase Harker, Louise Forsley.

So register now (online or otherwise) for this summer’s Family Youth Camp, Youth Nationals, and Women’s Open!

TTC Youth Camp/Youth Nationals veterans: ‘Young Guns’ DVD stars Andrew Oldar and Eric Storz

Andrew Oldar, 2005 Eric Storz, 2005 Looking at the Youth Nationals results as far back as 2005 (photo album here) you’ll see several names of riders who are now competing at highest levels of motorcycle trials in the US.

Among them: left, Andrew Oldar and right, Eric Storz, now the stars of the Young Guns DVD available from Ryan Young Products. The catalog blurb reads:

Young Guns DVD Watch in dismay as the young teens, Andrew Oldar and Eric Storz, known as the YOUNG GUNS, thrill you with their uncanny riding ability as they hone their riding skills on their way to becoming two of the top PRO riders in the sport of Observed Trials.

Both these riders have already won Championships in their young careers but now they have their sights set on the big time. Filmed all around the USA, you will see not only these two outstanding riders, but also many of the top riders in Trials today. Watch them as they ride up huge walls and perfect their splatter technique on huge obstacles. Included in the Bonus Footage is the 2008 USA Indoor national, 2008 Tennessee FIM World round, and much more.

See Andrew’s and Eric’s recent YouTube videos below.

And register now for the 2010 Family Youth Camp, the Youth Nationals (east), and the U.S. Women’s Open Championship.



Chase Harker will be at the Roll On Columbus!

Chase Harker will be appearing at the Roll On Columbus on May 22, 2010!  The Roll On Columbus is located at the LC Pavilion in the Arena District of Columbus, Ohio.  The Roll On Columbus starts at 12:00 p.m.  It is a family friendly event chocked full of Motorcycle shows!  Including Trials, which is where Harker will come in.   Harker  is a young man of many talents.  From being an Honor Student, to being a six consecutive AMA Youth National Observed Trials Champion, as well as the current AMA NATC National High School Trials Champion, Harker can do it all! Harker is sponsored by Sherco USA, Ryan Young Products, Zip Express, Dunlap Tires, and Ogio.   So head on out if you can to watch him and his friends “defy the laws of gravity”.  You can look up this event by clicking on this link.

TTC’s Dan Brown on Pitt Pass Radio

Dan Brown, TTCDan Brown of the Trials Training Center will be on Pitt Pass Radio on Tuesday, February 16. 2010.

The show starts at 8 p.m. Eastern Time and ends at 10 p.m.

Pit Pass Radio bannerThe episode will also be available in their Pitt Pass Radio show audio archives so that you can listen anytime, your choice of three ways: click the Listen icon, download the MP3, or subscribe to the podcast.

Update 2/17 12 pm: You can hear the 10-minute segment with Dan Brown starting at the 43-minute mark. Visit the Pit Pass Radio podcast page and look for the Feb. 16, 2010 show.

Alternately, you can listen to the whole show via this Flash audio player, and if you want, drag the bar to the 43-minute mark.