Joshua is 16 years old and is starting his 3rd year of racing mountain bikes on downhill and dual slalom courses. You can always find him on one his bikes ripping around the local trails or the neighborhood. He prefers to be on the side of a mountain shredding on his new 2013 Specialized Demo 8.
His goals for 2014 is to make a big splash in the CAT 1 18u class. He has worked hard in the off-season to prepare himself for a loaded race calendar. He currently has 20+ races scheduled for 2014. The CAT 1 18u class is going to be a stacked class this year and he looks forward to the competition. To be the best you have to race the best. He started pre-season races in the Pro class going up against Neko Mulally, Luca Shaw, Walker Shaw, Brandon Blakey at Windrock and TTC. He continues to learn as he sets his eye on getting to the World Cup stage.
Joshua raced for GROM Racing during the 2013 season. Even though his season had two major injuries he had a strong year in the CAT 1 Class. Joshua won the NC State DH Championship and Beech Mountain Monster Energy Series titles. He placed 2nd in the Snowshoe DH Series missing a race due to injuries.
With the 2014 season quickly approaching Joshua is training hard; weight training, road biking, cross country riding, endurance races and mental visualization. The 2014 season will bring new demands and expectations. Looking forward to hitting up USAC Nationals, Snowshoe, Beech, GES and Eastern States Cup races.
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