MX Sports Announces Participants for First Loretta Lynn’s Apprentice Program at 2020 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
A Total of 24 Aspiring Young Talents Selected from Nearly 200 Applicants
HURRICANE MILLS, Tenn. (August 3, 2020) – As bikes take to the track for the first time today for the 39th running of the Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, MX Sports has announced the participants for the first ever Loretta Lynn’s Apprentice program. A total of 24 individuals were selected from nearly 200 applicants, with each possessing the promise and eagerness to potentially pursue a career in the motocross industry.

A total of eight occupational positions, ranging from media to operations, were offered for interested applicants, many of whom possessed previous experience within their desired field. With the introduction of the Loretta Lynn’s Apprentice, MX Sports hopes to discover the next generation of talent that will carry on the legacy of American motocross into the future.

A total of 24 participants will take part in the first ever Loretta Lynn’s Apprentice program at
the 2020 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship.
“As an organization founded on providing a platform for both the motocross and off-road motorcycle industry to compete and flourish at the highest level, the creation of the Loretta Lynn’s Apprentice was a natural extension of the efforts of MX Sports,” said Tim Cotter, MX Sports Event Director. “We are advocates for the industry, and we couldn’t think of a better way to foster a promising future for American motocross than to introduce a program that allows us to bring aspiring talent to the forefront. The Apprentice program embodies the same spirit as the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, but rather than discover the next generation of racers, we’re in search of those who can elevate other vital areas of the sport.”

This collection of 24 Apprentices from all over the country will serve an integral role across an array of occupations vital to the overall success of the 2020 event at Loretta Lynn’s.


  • William Tucker / Age: 11 / East Dubuque, Ill.
  • Justin Yelton / Age: 11 / Butler, Ky.
  • Ryder Colvin / Age: 16 / Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Chase Yentzer / Age: 17 / Carlisle, Pa.
  • Jazzmyn Canfield / Age: 19 / Deltona, Fla.
  • Jarred Berggren / Age: 21 / Ringwood, Ill.

Reporting (Racer TV)

  • Ashley Denney / Age: 20 / Canton, Ga.
  • Caressa Gentile / Age: 21 / Coatesville, Pa.
  • Hunter Dood / Age: 21 / Byron Center, Mich.

Broadcast Production

  • Elliott Hermann / Age: 15 / Erie, Pa.
  • Kyle Beck / Age: 18 / Charlotte, Iowa


  • Brandon Olson / Age: 14 / Dripping Springs, Texas
  • Ryley Feidt / Age: 16 / Bedford, Va.
  • Rowan Ferrick / Age: 16 / Warren, Pa.
  • Jordan Mikhale Mundy / Age: 17 / Vancouver, Wash.

Drone Pilot

  • Brock Taylor / Age: 18 / Montgomery, Texas

Medical Team

  • Kayla Rhea / Age: 17 / Lyles, Tenn.
  • Paige Vassallo / Age: 18 / Woodford, Va.
  • Hailey Smith / Age: 23 / Rockport, Ind.

Track Operations

  • Macen Blankenship / Age: 17 / Rosebud, Mo.

Event Operations

  • Matthew Bonner / Age: 10 / Joshua, Texas
  • Zoe Wroten-Morrissey / Age: 18 / Chesapeake, Va.
  • Dayton Michael Shirah / Age: 18 / Kentwood, La.
  • Cassidy DeYoung / Age: 18 / DeMotte, Ind.

Racing for the 2020 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship kicks off on Tuesday, August 4, and motos for all 36 classes continue through the rest of the week, coming to a conclusion on Saturday, August 8. Broadcast coverage of every moto can be seen exclusively on Racer TV.

For more information on the Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, visit the series official website at or call (304) 284-0101. Join the conversation on the event’s social media channels, along with receiving the most up-to-date news and exclusive content.

About the Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
The Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is the world’s largest and most prestigious amateur motocross racing program. This year due to COVID-19 the qualifying system was broken into a five-week Regional Championship system. The qualifying system culminates in the National Final (first week in August) hosted annually since 1982 at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Christened “The World’s Greatest Motocross Vacation”, the National event serves as a launch pad for some of the biggest names in professional motocross and supercross, including Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto, and Ryan Dungey. The national program is produced by MX Sports, Inc., a West Virginia-based race production company and is sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). For more information, visit

About the American Motorcyclist Association
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