BORN 07.31.95 HOMETOWN Clinton, Utah YEARS RACING 10
TEAMS Rock River Powersports, FLY Racing, Team Dunlop NICKNAMES Mahoove
DISCIPLINES Motocross, desert, and GP
HONORS Two time Loretta Lynn's national champion girls 11-15 class 2009/2010. Lake Whitney champion girls 9-16 2010, World minis champion Girls 65-85 thru 16 2010, Lake Whitney champion girls 9-13 2009. Being the second girl ever on the Elite Team Dunlop.
FOX Racing Shox is there when “it” counts — what is “it” to you?
"IT" is having the confidence in your suspension to push yourself that much harder on every section of the track. Being able to hit a rut a little faster than your competition.
Tell us about your setup.
I have a 2010 YZ250F with FOX Racing Shox PODIUM RC3 rear shock, FOX Racing Shox MX Clicker caps, FMF megabomb pipe and 4.1 silencer, Renthal bars, sprockets and chain. I also have a 2005 YZ 125.
What else is in your garage?
My trusty pitbike and golf cart.
Any major injuries, and how did you recover?
Over the years I've broken both wrists. I recovered really fast and was back on the bike racing in seven weeks.
What's your typical pre-race meal? Guilty pleasure?
I like to have a protein shake and mango's prior to races. I try to eat healthy, but my guilty pleasure is gold fish, the snack snack that smiles back.
What is your pre-race OCD behavior?
I have to check my gas and choke at least 30 times.
How do you determine which races to enter each year?
The races I attend depend on my parents work schedules.
What are some of your best memories?
Winning Loretta Lynn's two years in a row, going 1-1-1 in 2009 and 1-3-1 in 2010. The heat was unreal in 2010. I also have real fond memories of the WMA cup at the Cycle Ranch in Floresville, TX. Oh and doubling the golf carts through the whoops at unnamed location. We could have used FOX Racing Shox suspension for that one.
What motivated you to get started racing?
My dad got me a motorcycle for Christmas in 2002. We joined a local club where we could ride. I watched the pee wee races one weekend and told him I wanted to do that.
What separates you from other professional athletes?
My determination to win and my never give up attitude. Some of my best races are after I have crashed and put on a charge to get back up front. I take my training seriously and push myself by working on my weak areas until they are my strenghts. Someone once said an amateur practices until they get it right, and a professional practices until they don't get it wrong. I live by that.
How does FOX Racing Shox contribute to your success?
I can sum it up with one word … Confidence. The confidence that I am riding on the best suspension there is.
What would you be doing if you weren't a professional athlete?
A stunt pilot and race the redbull air races, that looks insane.
What's the best thing about being a professional athlete?
I really love riding and racing. The adrenaline rush you get when you are on the start line and the 30 second board goes sideways, the thrill of hitting a big triple for the first time. The new places that you get to see during your travels around the country.
What other sports are you interested in?
I really like volleyball and softball.
Any advice to the readers dreaming to turn pro?
Never give up on your dreams. Life is full of challenges. Winners never quit and quitters never win.
How many hours a week are you on Facebook?
Not very many.
Are you a gamer? What are your favorite games?
I'm not much of a gamer but my favorite would have to be the older version of MX vs ATV unleashed.
What are your favorite magazines and websites?
Transworld, Racer X and Motoplayground.
Favorite movie quote?
"Hurry, quick do it again, before the pain sets in and you realize your ankle is broken!"
Who is your hero?
Jessica Patterson and Ryan Hughes and Travis Pastrana. They're inspirational to me because they never give up.
I love my Mom and Dad, my dogs and my bikes.
I want to be the first female in supercross.
I believe in education, hard work and good friends.
Beach or mountains? mountains.
High fives or knuckles? both high five then knucks.
iPhone or Blackberry? iPhone
Are you a Mac or PC? PC but Mac is cooler
Top 3 bands The band Perry, Niki Manj, 3OH!3
Greatest strength Focus.
Most frustrating challenge I don't really have a frustrating challenge. I like all challenges, they make you a stronger person.