http://www.pinkbike.com/news/JD-swanguen-ms-intense-team-2008.html "MS-Intense Factory-Racing adds the 17-year-old U.S. American J.D. Swanguen super talent from California to the team, already consisting of Matti Lehikoinen (FIN), Anneke Beerten (NED) and Mio Suemasa (JPN). With a second place in the junior's downhill finals at the 2007 world championships in Ft. William (UK) J.D. proved his extraordinary racing skills. Earlier in the year, when he took the overall win at «Ray's 3 Ride» mountain bike contest he already beat a bunch of the 26-inch elite." It's the first time I hear about this rider.