In his first year as a U23 Pro, Zach Valdez is already making waves. He has consistently finished as one of the top young riders in the spring ProXCTs in both short track and cross country. Only two weeks after a strong 2nd place finish in the Big Bear Kenda Cup cross country, Valdez once again hit the podium with another 2nd place behind former Australian National Champion Sid Taberlay (Kenda H20 Overdrive) in the Santa Ynez US Cup Triple Crown short track.
Swenson and Valdez are looking to carry their momentum into the North American World Cups in Mont Sainte Anne, Canada and Windham, NY next month, where they will be joined by junior teammates Max Houtzager and Tony Smith.
Stay tuned for more exciting news!