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Rider Profile - Sam Hochstetler #202 Age 7

How many years have you been hillclimbing? 2 Years

How did you get involved in hillclimbing? Signing up! My dad took me to Goshen with my KDX 50.

What's your favorite motorcycle brand? Cobra

Best hillclimb memory? When I was "Supermaning" up the hill at Bridgeton's "Raymond's Revenge".

Favorite place to race? I like Bridgeton because I get to hillclimb and drag race.

Favorite class to race? 50 cc.

Your sponsors? Dad, Uncle Josh, Mike and especially Grandpa!

Other hobbies? Dirt drags, riding snowmobiles, camping, hunting and fishing.

Interesting fact about you? I have some sweet dance moves! I like to read and I've got a lawnmower that does wheelies.

Rider Profile - Sami Jerls #17

How many years have you been hillclimbing? 7 Years

How did you get involved in hillclimbing? My dad use to race and one year decided to take me and my brother to Bridgeton and I saw the wall and begged him to race it and so my career started.

What's your favorite motorcycle brand? Honda

Best hillclimb memory? Nationals 2016

Favorite place to race? Bridgeton, particular the new hill with the turn in it that Dave Prins
made.

Favorite class to race? Womens class but 250 is amazing also.

Your sponsors? Village Motorsports, Big Buddy Racing, Electron carbs, Fly Racing

Other hobbies? Anything with racing, volleyball, and football.

Interesting fact about you? At nationals 2016, Neoga Illinois.  I won the Womens Open class at age 14 on a cr 250.
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Rider Profile - Keara Finkbeiner #827

How many years have you been hillclimbing? 6 years

How did you get involved in hillclimbing? I saw Sami and Kyle riding across the street. They got me on a pw50 (without my parents knowing) and I fell in love. Greg talked my parents into watching me ride then eventually into racing.

What's your favorite motorcycle brand? Yamaha

Best hillclimb memory? Winning 1st at state championship in the womens class on the wall in 2016.               

Favorite place to race? Bridgeton

Favorite class to race? Womens

Your sponsors? Brixxx Racing, Mom, and Dad

Other hobbies? Lacrosse, riding horses, working on dirt bikes, and going to the beach.

Interesting fact about you? I want to be a veterinarian.

If you would like to support Keara please contact - Brix McFee (616) 836-8105 Email- brixmcfee@yahoo.com



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Rider Profile - Brix McFee #77

How many years have you been hillclimbing? 41 years

How did you get involved in hillclimbing? In 1977 my father, Robert McFee took me to the State Championship in Three Rivers, I took 1st place in the "road" class on my DT 250.

What's your favorite motorcycle brand? Yamaha

Best hillclimb memory? Watching someone I sponsor (Keara Finkbeiner) take 1st place. Seeing my grandchildren hillclimb.               

Favorite place to race? Bridgeton

Favorite class to race? 400 Stock, actually beat the young guys once in a while.

Your sponsors? Brixxx Racing

Other hobbies? Working on bikes, trail riding and computer programming.

Interesting fact about you? I'm a licensed Michigan Master Motorcycle Mechanic.

If you would like to support Brix please contact - Brix McFee (616) 836-8105 Email- brixmcfee@yahoo.com





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Rider Profile - Marlee Funk #186

How many years have you been hillclimbing? 2 years

How did you get involved in hillclimbing? I have been going up to Bridgeton since I was about 8 years old, and my cousin Josh Shoup and my dad Corey Funk both hillclimbed and drag raced there about 2 years before I started, I seen videos of them hillcilmbing on Facebook and it just looked so interesting to me, I sold a couple motorized vehicles and saved up enough money to buy a 125.

What's your favorite motorcycle brand? Honda

Best hillclimb memory? My best hillcilmb memory is when me, Kyle Jerls, Corbin Davis, Reid Vanwyk, Aydien Davis, and Brook Hagstrom we're all in Reid's truck going over the whoops section all hitting our heads on the roof closing our eyes thinking we were all gonna die, and Kyle yells out "at least we will all die havin fun!"

Favorite place to race? Bridgeton

Favorite class to race? Womens class

Your sponsors? American Muscle, ACR heating and cooling, Woodys Siding, Mika Metals, My Mom and Dad, and Village Motorsports

Other hobbies? Fishing, hunting, doing make up, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

Interesting fact about you? I took 2nd in the Nation for the women’s class at 2017 nationals.

If you would like to support Marlee please contact - Corey Funk (269-788-5410) or email cfunk@altmech.com



Rider Profile - Lyla Carlson #225

How many years have you been hillclimbing? 4 years

How did you get involved in hillclimbing? Watching the Pro Climb at Mt Garfield and wanting to try it.

What's your favorite motorcycle brand? Honda

Best hillclimb memory? When my KX65 bounced all the way down the hill.

Favorite place to race? Bridgeton

Favorite class to race? 85 Jr

Your sponsors? Babbitt's Online, Team Babbitts, The Car Store Fruitport, Michigan Sheetmetal Local 7, Mika Metals, GoPro, Dunlop, and Total Interiors.

Other hobbies? Choir, art, riding horses, and trying new hair styles.

Interesting fact about you? I decided I wanted to hillclimb a motorcycle before I ever even rode one. After seeing the pros I thought "I can do that.." and my mom borrowed a friend's bike to see if I would like it. Now I'm hooked for life!

If you would like to support Lyla please contact - Manager and Coach, Katie at 231-286-5614



Rider Profile - Jake Hagstrom #69H

How many years have you been hillclimbing? 8 years

How did you get involved in hillclimbing? Me and my son ripping up hills.

What's your favorite motorcycle brand? Honda

Best hillclimb memory? Trey my son winning fast time.                     

Favorite place to race? Bundy Hill off road.

Favorite class to race? 4 stroke, 450

Your sponsors? Mickey Ballance and family.

Other hobbies? Dirt bike.

Interesting fact about you? Started riding dirt bikes at 40 and I've won 2 state championships.

If you would like to support Jake please contact - Jake Hagstrom.



Rider Profile - Anthony Prins #11 Age 15

How many years have you been hillclimbing? 6 years

How did you get involved in hillclimbing? Watched one at Bridgeton and the next year we were climbing.

What's your favorite motorcycle brand? Yamaha

Best hillclimb memory? Corn field fight in Illinois.               

Favorite place to race? Dance floor with the table top.

Favorite class to race? 125

Your sponsors? Dad, Village Motor Sports, Riverside Motor Sports.

Other hobbies? Running.

Interesting fact about you?  I like astronomy.

If you would like to support Anthony please contact - Dave Prins.



Rider Profile - Hannah Stillson #601

How many years have you been hillclimbing? 12 years

How did you get involved in hillclimbing? Grandpa John Wolcott and little brother Kaiden Walbrink.

What's your favorite motorcycle brand? Honda

Best hillclimb memory? When I finally faced my fear of climbing over The Wall.               

Favorite place to race? Bridgeton and anywhere I can ride my bike.

Favorite class to race? 200 Class

Your sponsors? Babbitts and my mom.

Other hobbies? Photography.

Interesting fact about you?  I jumped from an 85cc to a 250cc.

If you would like to support Hannah please contact - Jessica Stillson 231-730-1950 or jessica.stillson@kellogg.com




Rider Profile - Nick Krueger #904 Age 10

How many years have you been hillclimbing? 2 years

How did you get involved in hillclimbing? My Uncle Rick Zoerman got me started.

What's your favorite motorcycle brand? KTM

Best hillclimb memory? State championship run at Dan Raymond Park, despite hurting my knee.               

Favorite place to race? Dan Raymond Park, Bridgeton and my favorite hill is Thunder Ridge, Neoga, IL.

Favorite class to race? 65 and 85. My KX85 is very fast and my 65sx is powerful and has great suspension.

Your sponsors? Big Z's Performance, Ajjs Smoken Stuff, Michigan Kenworth and Grandma Linda.

Other hobbies? Fishing, Baseball, Basketball and Ice Racing.

Interesting fact about you? I won an Ironman title my rookie year in the 50 class and State Championship in the 65 class.

If you would like to support Nick please contact - Rick zoerman (616) 633-8474 Email- BBCVLSS@gmail.com



Rider Profile - Kaiden Walbrink #47W

How many years have you been hillclimbing? 13 years

How did you get involved in hillclimbing? Grandpa John Wolcott.

What's your favorite motorcycle brand? Honda

Best hillclimb memory? When Kyle Mac hit the double on his PW.               

Favorite place to race? Bridgeton.

Favorite class to race? 250 Class.

Your sponsors? Mom, Babbitts, OG Optics.

Other hobbies? Baseball.

Interesting fact about you? I placed 2nd in the 200 class and 3rd in the 250 class for the Northeastern Hilllclimb challenge

If you would like to support Kaiden please contact - Jessica Stillson (231) 730-1950





Rider Profile - Trey Hagstrom #398

How many years have you been hillclimbing? 5 years

How did you get involved in hillclimbing? My dad and I started climbing Hills for fun. Then we were introduced to the Muskegon Motorcycle Club.

What's your favorite motorcycle brand? Kawasaki

Best hillclimb memory? In August when the amatures got to climb Mt. Garfield for our state championship race and I took fast time for that event, also got to ride Deharts Nitro Methane bike.              

Favorite place to race? At Bridgeton. Dan Raymond Park.

Favorite class to race? 600 class on my Kx 500.

Your sponsors? BraapZilla. Mickey Ballance Performance. Bundy Hill Off-road Park.

Other hobbies? When I get time off work I like to golf to pass time. And ice ride in the winter.

Interesting fact about you? Took 3 different championships in 2 different racing circuits

If you would like to support Trey please contact - Jason Hagstrom at 517-206-1820 or jasonhagstrom@yahoo.com
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