An American on MS-Racing......

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by luiz carlos, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. luiz carlos

    luiz carlos Monkey

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    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.
     

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  2. TWeerts

    TWeerts Monkey

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    thats because your from brazil.
     
  3. arboc!

    arboc! Turbo Monkey

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    he rips... thats all you need to know
     
  4. FrontRangeDH

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    First time hearing of him? I guess that only the winner of Jr. worlds gets the attention. JD kills it on any kind of bike...big time up and comer on the world cup circuit for the US
     
  5. luiz carlos

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    Yeah...First time hearing about him...
    How many top 30 he did in WC Circuit this year or top Norba results?
     
  6. Dylan Dean

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    not postive... don't think he raced any world cups this year... maybe moribor? donno for sure.

    he did a few races this year as a Jr in the NMBS/Norba.

    He placed 2nd at the Worlds in Jr.

    great rider... my thought are that since MS Racing lost Pokoj to Kona (i think), they'll have someone to compete in a variety of events - from dh racing to street/dirt comps..

     
  7. Poindexter

    Poindexter Chimp

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    Pretty sure he won the national championship this year.
     
  8. jvnixon

    jvnixon Turbo Monkey

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    He won the USA Junior Nationals this year as well as the junior Snowmass final, and 2nd place in juniors at the Worlds in Ft. William.