HURRICANE MILLS, Tenn.—As bikes take to the track for the first time today for the 39th running of the Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, MX Sports has announced the participants for the first ever Loretta Lynn’s Apprentice program. A total of 24 individuals were selected from nearly 200 applicants, with each possessing the promise and eagerness to potentially pursue a career in the motocross industry.
A total of eight occupational positions, ranging from media to operations, were offered for interested applicants, many of whom possessed previous experience within their desired field. With the introduction of the Loretta Lynn’s Apprentice, MX Sports hopes to discover the next generation of talent that will carry on the legacy of American motocross into the future.
- William Tucker / Age: 11 / East Dubuque, Ill.
- Justin Yelton / Age: 11 / Butler, Ky.
- Ryder Colvin / Age: 16 / Las Vegas, Nev.
- Chase Yentzer / Age: 17 / Carlisle, Pa.
- Jazzmyn Canfield / Age: 19 / Deltona, Fla.
- Jarred Berggren / Age: 21 / Ringwood, Ill.
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- Ashley Denney / Age: 20 / Canton, Ga.
- Caressa Gentile / Age: 21 / Coatesville, Pa.
- Hunter Dood / Age: 21 / Byron Center, Mich.
- Elliott Hermann / Age: 15 / Erie, Pa.
- Kyle Beck / Age: 18 / Charlotte, Iowa
- Brandon Olson / Age: 14 / Dripping Springs, Texas
- Ryley Feidt / Age: 16 / Bedford, Va.
- Rowan Ferrick / Age: 16 / Warren, Pa.
- Jordan Mikhale Mundy / Age: 17 / Vancouver, Wash.
- Brock Taylor / Age: 18 / Montgomery, Texas
- Kayla Rhea / Age: 17 / Lyles, Tenn.
- Paige Vassallo / Age: 18 / Woodford, Va.
- Hailey Smith / Age: 23 / Rockport, Ind.
- Macen Blankenship / Age: 17 / Rosebud, Mo.
- Matthew Bonner / Age: 10 / Joshua, Texas
- Zoe Wroten-Morrissey / Age: 18 / Chesapeake, Va.
- Dayton Michael Shirah / Age: 18 / Kentwood, La.
- Cassidy DeYoung / Age: 18 / DeMotte, Ind.
Racing for the 2020 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship kicks off on Tuesday, August 4, and motos for all 36 classes continue through the rest of the week, coming to a conclusion on Saturday, August 8. Broadcast coverage of every moto can be seen exclusively on Racer TV.
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