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312Will Markolf

Seven Elite Amateur

Team: Seven

Sponsors: Seven, Troy Lee Designs, Pro Circuit, Oakley, Monster Energy, Adams Performance, A3 Bar, Europa Sports, Hookit, Privateer Connection, ClubMX, DC Shoes, FTI Suspension, Hyperlite, RoostMX

birthdate:
12/30/1996
height:
5'11
weight:
160 lbs
birthplace:
Charlotte, NC
current residence:
Fort Mill, SC
ride:
Honda CRF250R
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How old were you when you started riding?
8 years old.

How did you get into Motocross?
My dad used to ride and I always loved motorcycles.

Where did you grow up?
Tega Cay, SC. 10 minutes from Charlotte, NC.

Do any athletes/riders influence or inspire your style?
I look up to James Stewart because the things he does always changes and makes the sport better. His style is raw and that's what inspires me.

What do you like to do when you're not riding?
Whenever I'm not training, I like to wakeboard as much as possible.

What bands/music are you into?
Rock and rap.

List a few highlights of your career:
Top 5 at Nationals in B class and Schoolboy (this year I'm getting faster and will be top 3!).

What's your favorite race/event and why?
Mini O's just because the Supercross track separates people differently than a Motocross track.

What's your idea of an epic day riding?
Breaking through your comfort zone and turning a fast lap. Nothing better than that.

What are you most looking forward to this year?
All of the Nationals because all of my training will pay off; plus the Hype - they're great.

What's the best thing about being a motocross rider?
Making sure I'm always ahead of my competition.

If you weren't a motocross rider, how would you want to spend your time?
I've always liked wakeboarding and have done it for a long time, so probably that.

Who would you like to thank?
I would like to thank the Lord Jesus Christ because without Him, I wouldn't be here. Also, my awesome family supporting me, and everyone who stands behind me.

Any words of wisdom?
Never give up.