2017 U.S. ISDE Club Team Qualifiers Announced

Cycle News Staff | May 17, 2017

2017 U.S. ISDE Club Team Qualifiers Announced -The AMA today announced the riders who have qualified to represent the United States on Club team at this year’s ISDE in France.

2017 U.S. ISDE Club Team Announced

The following is a release from the AMA:

2017 U.S. ISDE Club Team Qualifiers Announced

The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce the members of the 2017 U.S. ISDE Club Teams for the International Six Days Enduro, scheduled for Aug. 28 through Sept. 2 in Brive, France.

These 21 competitors will join the U.S. World Trophy, Junior Trophy and Women’s Trophy teams in the race for gold medals.

“These riders have worked hard, qualifying through the new ISDE Qualifier series and have earned a spot to represent the United States in the largest and most prestigious enduro event in the world,” said AMA Off-Road Racing Manager Erek Kudla. “After winning the World Trophy at the 91st running of the ISDE, it is our goal to defend our championship at the 92nd running, while finishing on the podium at every opportunity, and I think that, with the level of riders that have qualified, we have a very good chance at doing it.”

U.S. ISDE Club Team Riders qualified through two regional series and one three-day event, with an additional three riders being selected based on participation in each series.

East Qualifiers
Ty Tremaine
Jacob Rowland
Brendan Riordan
Michael Pillar
Alex Witkowski
Brian Storrie

West Qualifiers
Cody Webb
Justin Morgan
Anthony Gibbs
Devon Bolin
Nick Stover
Rick Emerson

Three-Day Qualifiers
Phillip Anson Maloney
Dillon Sheppard
P. Trent Whisenant
Van McCarren
John Maier
Steve Mason

Selected Qualifiers
Ryan Powell
Nick Obryant
Benjamin Kelley

Competitors will be grouped into three-rider teams at the ISDE and compete in one of three displacement classes:

  • E1 class, which features 100cc to 125cc two-stroke and 175cc to 250cc four-stroke motorcycles
  • E2 class, which features 175cc to 250cc two-stroke and 290cc to 450cc four-stroke motorcycles
  • E3 class, which features 290cc to 500cc two-stroke and 475cc to 650cc four-stroke motorcycles

The AMA’s ISDE effort would not be possible without the support of several companies, including Coastal Racing, FMF and Bonanza Plumbing. Riders are supported by individual manufacturer and product sponsors. Direct team sponsors include: Rabaconda, Seat Concepts, Trail Jesters, Arai Helmets, Spectro, Motion Pro, Hall’s Cycles and Elizabeth Scott Community.

Also supporting the ISDE effort is ISDE team physician, Dr. James McGee.
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