Loretta Lynn’s Apprentice Program

Press Release | August 3, 2020

MX Sports announces participants for first Loretta Lynn’s Apprentice Program at 2020 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship: A total of 24 aspiring young talents selected from nearly 200 applicants.

UPDATED August 3, 2020

Loretta Lynn's Apprentice

Hurricane Mills, TN – (August 3, 2020) –  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.

“As an organization founded on providing a platform for both the motocross and off-road motorcycle industry to compete and flourish at the highest level, the creation of the Loretta Lynn’s Apprentice was a natural extension of the efforts of MX Sports,” said Tim Cotter, MX Sports Event Director. “We are advocates for the industry, and we couldn’t think of a better way to foster a promising future for American motocross than to introduce a program that allows us to bring aspiring talent to the forefront. The Apprentice program embodies the same spirit as the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, but rather than discover the next generation of racers, we’re in search of those who can elevate other vital areas of the sport.”

This collection of 24 Apprentices from all over the country will serve an integral role across an array of occupations vital to the overall success of the 2020 event at Loretta Lynn’s.


  • 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.

Reporting (Racer TV)

  • Ashley Denney / Age: 20 / Canton, Ga.
  • Caressa Gentile / Age: 21 / Coatesville, Pa.
  • Hunter Dood / Age: 21 / Byron Center, Mich.

Broadcast Production

  • 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.

Drone Pilot

  • Brock Taylor / Age: 18 / Montgomery, Texas

Medical Team

  • Kayla Rhea / Age: 17 / Lyles, Tenn.
  • Paige Vassallo / Age: 18 / Woodford, Va.
  • Hailey Smith / Age: 23 / Rockport, Ind.

Track Operations

  • Macen Blankenship / Age: 17 / Rosebud, Mo.

Event Operations

  • 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.

For more information on the Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, visit the series official website at www.mxsports.com or call (304) 284-0101.

July 17, 2020

Loretta Lynn’s Apprentice, an MX Next Initiative to Discover the Industry’s Next Generation of Talent

Loretta Lynn's Apprentice

The following is a press release from MX Sports…

It’s almost here. The single-largest motocross event on planet earth is just around the corner, as the 39th running of the Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship readies to welcome more than a thousand of the world’s most talented amateur racers to one of the sport’s most hallowed grounds, Loretta Lynn Ranch. Over the course of six days, this sprawling landscape located in rural Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, will become motocross’ epicenter, where all eyes will be watching to see who prevails as AMA National Champion across 36 classes of competition.

The week-long, action-packed showcase of the best and brightest young talent on two wheels is slated for August 3-8, and for the first time ever, MX Sports is in search of a collection of motivated individuals who aspire to be an influencer off the motorcycle. The Loretta Lynn’s Apprentice will make its debut in 2020, offering a one-of-a-kind opportunity for promising young individuals who possess exceptional skills in other vital areas of the sport.

Those hoping to kickstart a career in the industry and get their foot in the door will want to take advantage of this rare opportunity to serve an integral role in the success of this year’s championship, receiving mentorship from some of the most experienced and well known members of the American motocross community. This initiative is poised to be even more appealing to those of you who may already be on your way to Loretta’s, not as racers, but as friends, family, and support.

Interested? Simply apply for your chance to fulfill one of several key areas that contributes to the overall execution of the Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship.

  • Announcing (Broadcast/Public Address)
  • Production (Racer TV)
  • Reporting (Pit/Trackside)
  • Drone Operator
  • Event Photography
  • Medic Team
  • Track Operations
  • Race Operations

Click here for the Loretta Lynn’s Apprentice Application

For more information on the Monster Energy AMA Amateur National, visit the official series website at www.mxsports.com or call (304) 284-0101.


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