Authors: Gabe Johnson, Henry Mix and Liam Attebury
The 2021 Gravity Season has officially come to a close. This year has been a good one for the Downhill team. Especially when compared to last year when we only had 3 competitions, we were back to normal in terms of the number of events. This year the team competed in 13 events. This ESC season wrapped up at Mountain Creek Bike Park with the ESC Championship Event.
The Gravity Team at ESC Championships had several great finishes. In the Amateur Women’s division Sarah Hamlin landed 3rd. Unfortunately on the female side teammates Riley Miller, Lenci Bogdan, and Lucy Attebury were not able to race due to injuries during their practice runs. In the U15 Class category, Gabriel Johnson put down a solid run landing him in 1st, Henry Mix put down a satisfying run landing him in 5th and Simon Miller had a stylish run landing himself in 20th. In the Men’s 15-18 Junior Amateur division Liam Attebury snagged 4th, fellow teammate Eli Kinsler unfortunately was not able to put down a clean run. In the Junior Expert 15-18 category teammate Body Tracy got an impressive 3rd place with a clean run and Evan Tighe landed himself in 5th place and put down a solid run.
The KMS Academy Gravity team has had a great season with commendable overall ESC standings. In the Amateur Women’s Division we had Lucy Attebury, Lenci Bogdan and Sarah Hamlin all competing. All had great seasons. Sarah landed herself 3rd overall for the year, Lucy 9th overall, and Lenci 10th overall.
In the U15 class we had Gabriel Johnson, Henry Mix and Simon Miller. Gabriel Johnson has had a successful season with
him landing 1st for the overall U15 class. Henry Mix has had an outstanding season landing himself in 2nd place for the U15 overall with an awesome year of racing. Teammate Simon Miller has had a great season landing himself in 17th in the U15 class series overall. Team members Liam Attebury 25th overall and Eli Kinsler 44th overall started the year in the U15 category and found their spot more in the Amateur 15-18 men category.
In the Junior Expert Category we had Bode Tracy, Evan Tighe, and Matt Krimmel. Evan ended up 4th Overall after having a consistent successful season. Bode only raced a few events and still ended up 8th Overall. Matt had a challenging year of racing overcoming injuries and ended up 19th Overall.
In the Women’s Pro Division we had Riley Miller who although spent much of the season competing in the Enduro Race Series she had impressive finishes when she did compete in the ESC series.
It was a great season for all Gravity Academy athletes. Would like to thank our coaches, parents and KMS for supporting us along the way.