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13Jessy Nelson

Team TLD / KTM

Team: TLD / KTM

Sponsors: TLD, KTM, Red Bull, Adidas, Oakley, FenderĀ®, MavTV, GoPro

151 lbs
Templeton, CA
Paso Robles, CA
turned pro:
Jordan Troxell
How did you get into Motocross?
Through my family.

How old were you when you started riding?
3 years old on and off. I began racing at 7 1/2 years old.

Where did you grow up?
Templeton, CA.

How long have you been riding for TLD?
Since 2010 as an amateur, and since 2012 at the pro level.

Which TLD products are you using?
Everything I wear is TLD. I'm a big fan of the sportswear and the GP gear.

Do any athletes/riders influence your style?
No, not really. I try to be myself on the bike.

What do you like to do when you're not riding?
I like to go golfing, fishing, shooting, hunting and mountain biking.

What bands/music are you into?
Hank Jr. and Waylon Jennings.

What are some of your favorite foods?
Honestly, anything edible really.

List 3 goals for the upcoming season:
1. Get podiums
2. Win races
3. Win the Championship

What's your favorite race event and why?
I really like Mammoth MX because I like the location and atmosphere.

What is your idea of an epic day riding?
Every time I ride my motorcycle!

Where's your favorite place to travel to?
San Luis Obispo.

What's the best thing about being a professional athlete?
Riding for TLD and having a great team behind me to help me do what I love to do.

If you weren't a professional athlete, how would you want to spend your time?
I think I'd definitely still be riding, but I'd probably be going to school as well.

If you were running things, what would you change about the industry?
Everything. Who would you like to thank?
TLD, Troy, Tyler Keefe, all my sponsors, and my family for supporting me.