ETNIES GIRL IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE TWO TOP
PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S MOTOCROSS RIDERS SIGN TO
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encourage and support female action sports
Jan 14, 2005 LAKE FOREST, Calif. - etnies
Girl is proud to announce it has signed
BlueStarrMX.com riders Tarah Gieger (#68)
and Sarah Whitmore (#4), two of the
world's best professional female motocross
riders, to its newly formed women's team. Both
Gieger and Whitmore have just completed a hugely
successful 2004 racing season competing in the
Women's Motocross Association (WMA) and Loretta
Lynn's races across the country and are amped
and ready to take their riding to the next level
"etnies Girl made a great decision to pick up
Tarah and Sarah to represent them in women's
motocross," says WMA President Miki Keller.
"They are two of the best WMA Pro racers as well
as terrific ambassadors of women's motocross."
Nineteen-year-old Gieger, of Puerto Rico, who
was featured as "the next big thing in women's
motocross" in the August 2004 issue of
TransWorld Motocross magazine, started riding
dirt bikes at age 10 and began racing at age 11.
She won the Loretta Lynn's National Championship
in 2004 and finished on the podium at every
round of the 2004 WMA nationals, winning round
four and finishing second overall.
Whitmore, named "the fastest girl in America"
in the March 2004 issue of TransWorld Motocross
magazine, is a 20-year-old from Cheboygan, Mich.
She started riding dirt bikes at age 6 and began
racing two years later. She is a three-time
Loretta Lynn's champion (1999, 2000, 2003) and
has been one of the top podium finishers in the
WMA Nationals for the past three years. In
December, Whitmore debuted her ongoing monthly
column in RacerX magazine.
Whitmore and Gieger were the only two women
to be named to TransWorld Motocross' "top 100
riders" in the magazine's October 2004 issue.
They have also been featured in Women's Sports
Illustrated, Racer X, Dirt Rider,
MotocrossAction and Teen People magazines, and
WMA races were covered on "2
Wheel Tuesday" on the Speed Channel and "GKA"
(Girls Kick Ass) on Fuel TV.
"As women's motocross continues to gain
momentum with increasing media coverage,
contests, prize purses, talent and fans, there's
no doubt Sarah Whitmore and Tarah Geiger will be
at the forefront of the action," says team
manager Matt Chapman. "etnies Girl is honored to
have the ladies on our team
and to show our support for women and the
advancement of the sport."
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