- Career: 2007-Present
- DOB: 08/08/1990
- Height: 5' 7"
- Weight: 150 lbs.
- Birthplace: Charlotte, NC, United States
- Residence: Lincolnton, NC
- Team: Star/Valli Motorsports Rockstar Yamaha
- Team Manager:
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Stroupe is another one of Mitch Payton’s groomed-for-greatness Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki riders. Following the path of the likes of Ricky Carmichael and Ryan Villopoto, Stroupe had a great amateur career with Team Green, and when he had his shot to show what he could do as a pro, he delivered. Following the 2007 Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National Championships, Stroupe raced the final three rounds of the AMA Motocross Lites Series, finishing as high as fourth overall at Steel City Raceway.
This year was Stroupe’s first full season as a professional, and there were high expectations for him. He didn’t disappoint in his first full supercross season, finishing third overall in the final West Region Supercross Lites points standings, including notching a win at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. He also won the season-opening Glen Helen National to start the outdoor championship, but dropped out with a reported illness after only a few rounds.
Stroupe is the proud owner of a stellar amateur track record, racking up over 30 amateur motocross national titles before turning pro, including four National Championships at Loretta Lynn’s. His most recent successes include four championships at the Lake Whitney Spring National, four championships at the GNC Final, and two championships at the NMA World Mini GP in Las Vegas, all in 2006. The following year saw much of the same, including two more championships at the GNC Finals at Oak Hill, and another championship at the NMA World Mini GP, all while battling against fast new pros like Nico Izzi and Trey Canard. Needless to say, Team Green was impressed with their young Kawasaki rider.
Stroupe likes to spend his free time playing golf or mountain biking on the local trails to keep him in race shape. Sam Wappelhorst
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