Tag Archives: Eric Storz

2011 US TdN teams announced

Brian Behling has this press release posted on his NATC/MotoTrial blog: AMA/NATC Announces US TdN Team Members

The U.S. men’s team is composed of riders Keith Wineland from Fountain, Colo., Bryan Roper from Glendale, Ariz., Karl Davis Jr. from Ormond Beach, Fla., and Eric Storz from Ventura, Calif., with Andrew Oldar from Aguanga, Calif., as an alternate.

For the U.S. women’s team, the competitors are Louise Forsley from Bernardston, Mass., Sarah Duke from Colorado Springs, Colo., and Caroline Allen from Norton, Mass., along with alternate Rachel Hassler from Albuquerque, N.M.

Shan Moore’s post of the same press release on the Trials and Enduro News blog has a photo of the team members by by Rebecca DuVAl when they were here at the TTC this past week.

USA TdN Teams photo by Rebecca DuVAl

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.



Eric Storz badly injured, recovering

This past weekend I saw a Nov. 24 message posted to the USA section of the Trials Central forums Eric Storz’s recent crash on his trials bicycle. Eric finished 3rd in the National Observed Trials Championship 125 Expert class this year and competed in Europe this past summer.

I  emailed Eric’s dad, Steve Storz, who sent this today:

The accident took place on Nov. 21st. The  6 hour surgery to repair his face took place on Nov. 24th and went very well. Plastic surgeons inserted seven titanium plates to repair the facial fractures. The procedure was done in a very masterful way and I don’t think he will have any noticeable scarring.

He should have been released 2 or 3 days after the surgery, but unfortunately he suffered a really severe reaction to some of the antibiotics used as a precaution against infection, which has delayed his recovery. The good news is that he is scheduled to be discharged from the hospital today, December 7th. All indications are that he will make a complete recovery.

As a side note, we are really grateful for all of the support and prayers from the trials community (worldwide). It really does ease the burden.

Eric Storz, Steve Storz,

Feel free to attach a ‘best wishes’ type comment here for Eric and we’ll make sure he sees it.

I took this photo of Eric and his dad Steve during the 2008 USGP World Trials Championship at the TTC (blogged here). Steve says he’ll send me a more current photo of Eric from this past summer.

In the meantime, here’s a recent (autumn, 2009) YouTube video of Eric on his trials motorcycle and trials bicycle.