Team


 

Meet the riders and the staff that make Arizona Devo happen! We are excited to have the following riders to the team for 2017.

U23 Riders

Sonja Carlson

  • Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
  • Racing age: 19
  • Education: Senior @ Mountain Pointe High School
  • Race Category: Cat 1
  • Favorite race course: Whiskey
  • Favorite trail or place to ride: Prescott
  • Goals for the 2017 season: Top 3 at the Whiskey 30, Podium at MBAA, Top 10 at Angel Fire
  • Favorite Quote: “It’s not a race, it’s a journey, enjoy the moment!” – Pres. Dieter F. Uchtdorf –
  • When you’re not on your bike what are you most likely doing?: Running, Hiking, Bored cause riding is life (haha jk)
  • Favorite pre/during/post ride food: Clif Shot Blocks and Bananas
  • Bonus Info: I love dehydrated beets, chia seeds, avocados!

Kristen Kollus

  • Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
  • Racing age: 19
  • Education: Senior @ Mountain Point High School
  • Race Category: Cat 1
  • Shop Sponsor: Landis Cyclery
  • Favorite race course: Fontana
  • Favorite trail or place to ride: Durango
  • Goals for 2017 season: 1st in MBAA and Whiskey, Top 5 at Bonelli, Angel Fire, and Nationals
  • Favorite quote: “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” -T.S. Eliot
  • When you’re not on your bike, what are you most likely doing?: hiking, running, rock climbing, snowboarding
  • Favorite pre/during/post ride food: Clif Nut Butter Bar

 

Cal Skilsky
  • Hometown: Tucson, AZ
  • Racing age: 22
  • Education: NAU
  • Race Category: PRO

Junior Riders

Spencer Ciammitti

  • Hometown: Cave Creek, AZ
  • Racing age: 18
  • Race Category: Cat 1
  • Education: Junior @ Cactus Shadows High School
  • Shop Sponsor: Shadetree Bikes
  • Favorite race course: Fontana XC Course
  • Favorite trail or place to ride: Cave Creek Regional Park
  • Goals for the 2017 season: Top 5 @ Angel Fire Cat 1, Top 5 in Juniors @ Whiskey, Try out some road racing
  • Favorite Quote: “It doesn’t matter if you’re sprinting for an Olympic gold medal, a town sign, a trailhead, or the rest stop with the homemade brownies. If you never confront pain, you’re missing the essence of the sport” – Scott Martin
  • When you’re not on your bike what are you most likely doing?: Sleeping, cleaning the bike, hanging out with friends!
  • Favorite pre/during/post ride food: For sure Clif Nuts and Seeds bar and Shot Bloks!

Zaydie Croy

  • Hometown: Prescott, AZ
  • Racing age: 15
  • Race Category: Cat 2
  • Education: Freshman @ Prescott High School
  • Shop Sponsor: Bikesmith

Paul Fabian

  • Hometown: Prescott, AZ
  • Racing age: 17
  • Education: Senior @ Prescott High School
  • Race Category: Cat 1
  • Shop Sponsor: High Gear Bike Shop
  • Favorite race course: Whiskey Off Road
  • Favorite trail or place to ride: Sierra Prietta DH
  • Goals for the 2017 season: Top 3 Overall Whiskey 50, Top 10 at Sea Otter, Bonelli, Fontana, Angel Fire, Missoula, and compete in an International Race
  • Favorite Quote: “Work Hard and Dream Big”
  • When you are not on your bike what are you most likely doing? Hiking or Exploring with Friends!
  • Favorite pre/during/post ride food: Clif Bars, Builder Bars, and Shot Blocks
  • 2016 Results: 1st Overall 2016 Whiskey Off Road 30 proof, 1st Tour Of The White Mountains 50, 1st Angel Fire Pro XCT 15-16, 3rd Cave Creek Cactus Classic, 5th MTB Nationals, Varsity NICA Champion

Natalie Fernau

  • Hometown: Show Low, AZ
  • Racing age: 16
  • Education: sophomore @ Show Low High School
  • Race Category: Cat 1
  • Shop Sponsor: Cyclemania

Grayson Hughes

  • Hometown: Prescott, AZ
  • Racing age: 18
  • Education: Junior @ Prescott High School
  • Race Category: Cat 1
  • Shop Sponsor: High Gear Bike Shop

Caiden Plummer

  • Hometown: Tucson, AZ
  • Racing age: 18
  • Education: Senior at Canyon Del Oro
  • Shop Sponsor: Oro Valley Bicycle
  • Favorite race course: Chile Challenge, Angel Fire, NM
  • Favorite trail or place to ride: Mount Lemmon, Tucson, Az!
  • Goals for the 2017 season: Top 10’s at Bonelli, Angel Fire, Whiskey, compete in Valley of the Sun stage race and selection for Tour of l’Abitibi.
  • Favorite Quote: Whatever your 100% looks like, give it.
  • When you’re not on your bike what are you most likely doing?: Hiking, rock climbing, cleaning my bike, working at Oro Valley Bicycle
  • Favorite pre/during/post ride food: Pre- PB&J, During- Oatmeal Raisin Clif bar, Post- smoothie!

Connor Rosborough

  • Hometown: Prescott, AZ
  • Racing age: 18
  • Education: Junior @ Prescott High School
  • Race Category: Cat 1
  • Shop Sponsor: High Gear Bike Shop
  • Favorite race course: Bonelli
  • Favorite trail or place to ride: Prescott
  • Goals for the 2017 season: Top 3 overall whiskey 30,  top 15 at Bonelli, Fontana, Angel Fire, and top 3 in the MBAA series
  • Favorite Quote: “It never gets easier, you just go faster.” -Greg LeMond
  • When you are not on your bike what are you most likely doing? Running, resting, eating
  • Favorite pre/during/post ride food: Clif shot blocks, chocolate mint builder bars, and cool mint chocolate clif bars

Hayden Rosborough

  • Hometown: Prescott, AZ
  • Racing age: 15
  • Education: Freshman @ Prescott High School
  • Shop Sponsor: Bikesmith

Alex Shumaker

  • Hometown: Prescott, AZ
  • Racing age: 17
  • Education: Junior @ Prescott High School
  • Race Category: Cat 1
  • Favorite Race Course: Whiskey Off-Road 30 course
  • Favorite Trail or Place to Ride: Thumb Butte
  • Goals for 2017 Season: Top 5 at Whiskey Off Road 30 for Jr Female , Top 3 overall for local MBAA season Cat 1 15-18, Top 15 at Bonelli
  • Favorite Quote: “Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits!”
  • When you aren’t on your bike what are you most likely doing? Cleaning my bike, eating
  • Favorite pre/during/post ride food: Clif shot blocks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travis Woodruff, DirectorTravis (TJ) Woodruff – Team Director

TJ Woodruff owns and operates Momentum Endurance, LLC, a cycling coaching business. He holds a USA Cycling (USAC) Level 1 coaching certification and currently serves as a representative on the USAC Mountain Bike Advisory Committee. He brings ten years of coaching experience to the program and has over fifteen years of racing experience, competing as a pro since 2006.

 

 

 

Marty Coplea, Founder Marty Coplea – Team Founder

Marty Coplea has been involved in the mountain bike racing community since 2001.  Having established relationships with other team managers, promoters, bike industry companies and pro racers he understands the in’s and out’s of the sport.  As a father of a junior cyclist, he utilized his experiences while working with Desert Dogs Racing and also Team Nova – Arizona’s original MTB development program before creating AZ Devo.  He has even been known to show up trail side dressed in some crazy costume to cheer on racers and put a smile on their faces.