Joshua is 16 years old and is starting his 3rd year of racing mountain bikes on downhill and dual slalom courses. You can always find him on one his bikes ripping around the local trails or the neighborhood. He prefers to be on the side of a mountain shredding on his new 2013 Specialized Demo 8.
His goals for 2014 is to make a big splash in the CAT 1 18u class. He has worked hard in the off-season to prepare himself for a loaded race calendar. He currently has 20+ races scheduled for 2014. The CAT 1 18u class is going to be a stacked class this year and he looks forward to the competition. To be the best you have to race the best. He started pre-season races in the Pro class going up against Neko Mulally, Luca Shaw, Walker Shaw, Brandon Blakey at Windrock and TTC. He continues to learn as he sets his eye on getting to the World Cup stage.
Joshua raced for GROM Racing during the 2013 season. Even though his season had two major injuries he had a strong year in the CAT 1 Class. Joshua won the NC State DH Championship and Beech Mountain Monster Energy Series titles. He placed 2nd in the Snowshoe DH Series missing a race due to injuries.
With the 2014 season quickly approaching Joshua is training hard; weight training, road biking, cross country riding, endurance races and mental visualization. The 2014 season will bring new demands and expectations. Looking forward to hitting up USAC Nationals, Snowshoe, Beech, GES and Eastern States Cup races.
2014 3rd Place at the USA Gravity Nationals in Angel Fire, NM
Ranked #2 in the Nation CAT 1 - 18u (15-16)
2014 POC Eastern States Cup Super Champs Champion CAT 1 - 18u
2014 POC Eastern States Cup Atlantic Series Champion CAT 1 - 18u
2014 Snowshoe Gravity Series Champion CAT 1 - 18u
2014 Pennsylvania State DH Champion CAT 1 - 18u
2013 NC State DH Champion CAT 1 - 18u
Career Highlights (2012): Wins at the Gravity East Series at Snowshoe Open 18/under and Seven Springs Open 14/under. Finished 3rd in 2012 GES Series overall Open 14/under. At the three race Beech Mountain DH Series Joshua finished with a 1st and two 2nd places in CAT2. Finished 2nd in Beech Mountain Series Cat2 18/under. Placed 2nd and 3rd in dual Slalom at Beech Mountain Open 14/under. Joshua only raced two out of the three Snowshoe DH Series races with wins at both races. Finished 2nd in Snowshoe DH Series overall Open 18/under despite missing one race. Joshua placed 7th in DH and 5th in Dual Slalom at the US Mountain Bike Gravity Nationals.