VSO-Sponsored Athlete Jagger Koch Continues to Excel with "Rider of the Year" Award
Motocross racing season is about to kick off again, and VSO-sponsored racer Jagger Koch is not slowing down one bit.
Picking Up Right Where He Left Off
After winning the National championship last fall in the 125-cubic centimeter “C” class at the Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee lat fall, Jagger continued right where he left off.
Riding the wave of the national win he went undefeated in the AMA (American Motorcycle Association) District 25 Championship, winning 3 Championship titles in his respective classes. (The District 25 includes the surrounding states including and around Colorado!)
On To Oklahoma
After that, Jagger embarked to Ponca City, OK for another Southern US National, and finished 2nd in two classes. He won two individual races in tough riding conditions in Oklahoma, but his combined scores were just short of another National win. To finish out the year he traveled all the way to Florida to take on all the east coast hotshots as well as the best European and South American racers in what they call The "Mini Olympics of Motocross."
Jagger competed in what we call "up" in his classes. He rides a 125cc size bike and competed in the 250cc class to challenge himself and get ready for next year. He again won two individual races but his combined races only allowed him to finish 2nd overall in the two classes, respectively.
Rider of the Year!
In December Jagger received the RMXA (Rocky Mountain Motocross Association) 2018 Amateur Rider of the Year! This is a huge honor, voted by his fellow racers, parents and promoters of the Colorado Racing series. This award is presented to an individual who displays good sportsmanship and professionalism for the 2018 season. Check out his acceptance speech!
Jagger will start racing again this month in a more difficult class of riders with a bigger pool of competition. We wish him luck as he makes his way through this new challenge!
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