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Photos and Results: 2024 Pro-Am

Ethan Popovich Wins 2024 Men's Pro-Am at The Hill

The Amy Home Services Pro-Am was FIRE this year!! It was an amazing event!

First and foremost we had 41 motos of RACE FANS that came out to race with the pros! Thank you to everyone who was there to cheer them on!

The Ladies Pro-Am had seven riders with the results, as follows:
Olivia Armstrong #1
Stephanie Morin #2
Kaylie Cerasa #3
Lily Hinton #4
Madison Jackson #5
Hope Anderson #6
Samantha Mulvihill #7

Men’s Pro-AM was stacked, with two gates!! The men finished as follows:

Ethan Popovich #1
Drew Polk #2
Major Marshall Gehrke #3
Pierre Geisse #4
Gavin Freewalt #5
Dyllon Reeder #6
Yavant Hausler #7
Noah Salisbury #8

Also racing for the men:
Sawyer Sides
Joe Drawenek
Stefan Fahy
John Jilbert
Aaron Alensonorin
Dominic Webber

Photo Galleries

By Mike Carruth

By Michael Mandujano


It was amazing racing all-around! We appreciate everyone who came out for the 2024 Amy Home Services Pro-Am!

Thank you to all of the race sponsors, including:
Amy Home Services
Die Job Apparel
Liberty BMX
McNally’s Heating & Cooling

We look forward to seeing you back at The Hill, for the balance of the 2024 series.

Annual Pro-Am Results and Photoset

The Hill 2023 Pro-Am
The 2023 installment of The Hill’s Pro-Am was hot, hot, hot, with both male and female classes.

The on-track action was incredible, as our local heroes moto-battled with top-hand pro talent…there were tight packs, and many of the finishes were super-close.

It was truly awesome to see how all our Pro-Am riders stepped-up, and put on a GREAT show, for the Wednesday night crowd. Autographs were signed, and our local riders identified new role models to look up to, which is part of the goal of bringing this Pro-Am event to The Hill, year after year.

We know it won’t be long til some of the “groms” (younger riders) grow into top experts or pros, in their own-right, and encourage the next-generation of BMXers to put the necessary work-in to get on a future-year’s Pro-Am podium.

A BIG shout-out to Amy Home Services, who was back as the multi-year sponsor of the Men’s Pro-Am; and McNally’s Heating & Cooling, who stepped-up to sponsor the Women’s Pro-Am action.  Also to Majesty Racing, for sponsoring the Men’s holeshot award, and Team Liberty, for kicking in to the Women’s payout purse. 

Last, but not least, eternal thanks to Mr. Erick Grindle.  As one of the USA BMX national announcers, his presence and rockage of the mic brought the vibe and on-track action to a whole new level.

Please visit the links, to learn more about our sponsors.

Here are the results and photos of the Pro-Am, and some shots from the race-of-the-day (link below).




Pro-Am Men
1 Cameron Moore
2 Noah Barton
3 Cole Kopcyzk
4 Olijuwon Davis
5 Stefan Fahy
6 Koletyn Zanoni
7 Micheal Mandujano
8 Joseph Dede

The Hill 2023 Pro-Am - Women Podium

Pro-Am Women
1 Heather Collman
2 Olive Hinton
3 Lily Hinton
4 Abby Mandujano
5 Marley Redell

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2022 Pro-Am

An annual staple, in the lead-up to the Midwest Nationals, The Hill Pro-Am has attracted top-talent from all spheres of the BMX community, in it’s many-years of running.

The Hill, it’s sponsors and volunteers work hard to bring-together a high-profile event, set among one of our weekly single-points races.

This is important to the crew, because it gives our local families an opportunity to see top-tier racers do their thing on our track–and plants the seed for all of our aspiring racers to see what’s possible in the sport of BMX Racing, when you “put the work in.”

For 2022, we had stacked-racks of these star riders, and it was awesome (as it always is) to see all our local riders’ eyes-glued to the track, cheering-on their favorite, among those who gated-up for the Big Show.

In the final gate-of-eight, we had (in order of finish)

Ethan Popovich
Olijuwon Davis
Noah Barton
Trevor Kotrba
Josh Sterling
Stefan Fahy
Nate Hathcock
Jeff Kiefer

There was contentious racing, in all four rounds, with pulse-quickening action for the fans–just as a top-flight Pro-Am should be.

Ethan “E-Pop” Popovich was fresh-off his win of the Junior Mens class, at the USA Cycling Elite National Championship race, held at the newly-opened USA BMX Hardesty National BMX Stadium in Tulsa, OK.

During the intermission, before the third round of Pro-Am Racing, Ethan was invited to address the crowd, to tell us of his experience at the race which earned him the lauded “flag” sleeve, for the next 12 months.

We will be cheering-him-on this month, as he heads to Nantes, France for the UCI BMX World Championships.

The other Podium finishers, Olijuwon “OD” Davis, and Noah Barton are both long-time fixtures at The Hill, and there was definitely a “Hill Pride” cheering section for them, and the other riders who call The Hill home.

The day started out with a “Captain” Nic Long clinic, which riders from several states came-in for, then stuck-around to race the evening program.

Liberty BMX offered a $100 “Holeshot Award” for the Pro-Am, and Nic DOUBLED it, just before the main event touched-off. E-Pop got that holeshot cash, in addition to the top-step check.

Big thanks to Amy Home Services (link below), who stepped-up to provide the purse…and to all riders, both local, and otherwise, who came out to make this one of the best Pro-Am races we have had.

We look forward to seeing the Top Guns again for our 2023 Pro-Am!

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Amy Home Services

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