Player Of The Week: Austin Terry

At the age of ten, Austin Terry is proving himself as one of the top motocross racers in the Eastern U.S.. He started riding after kindergarten. His step dad Andy Everett says he got him a bike and he started riding around the front yard, and he was hooked from that point.

Austin takes part in races up and down the east coast, occasionally going a little farther. When he's not racing, Austin is practicing at a track made by his step-dad on the family farm. Which is a great example of how supportive Austin's family is.

Austin's Mom who used to ride a dirt bike on her grandfather's farm, says racing is in Austin's blood, and had an her ear to ear grin when she gave the tour of Austin's room with all the trophies, Plaques, and pictures from all of Austin's accomplishments.

Austin is sponsored by Ron Ayers Motor sports, and is racing this weekend in Ellerbe, N.C..

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  • by Roseann Location: Ohio on Oct 10, 2010 at 12:21 PM
    Great job and keep it up. Becareful and we love you in Cincinnati.
  • by Austin's Mom on Oct 10, 2010 at 07:45 AM
    The previous comment I posted was taken from Wikipedia. I posted that comment to help educate people like Mr Ladd. Motocross is truly a sport, and I want to thank WITN for also considering non traditional sports when selecting their Player of the Week.
  • by Austin's mom on Oct 10, 2010 at 06:53 AM
    The National Athletic Health Institute in Inglewood, California tested several professional motocross racers in September 1979 as part of a comparative study of the cardio-vascular, muscle endurance, and flexibility fitness of athletes from various disciplines. Athletes from track, American football, pro basketball and soccer were tested, among others. As a group, the motocross riders tested to a higher overall fitness level than any group tested. Motocross racers get their heart rate up to around 180 to 190 beats per minute and hold it there for about 35 minutes. These riders do this twice per day. A subsequent study by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Sports Performance Complex in 2002 reconfirmed the result with more recent motocross racers. The intense physical demand of motocross derives from the fact that the racer of the bike must keep complete control of a 200 lb or heavier bike, while also maintaining their top speed throughout the race.
  • by JDLadd Location: my pad on Oct 7, 2010 at 05:26 PM
    This is more of a hobby and not a sport.
  • by Dad Location: Raleigh on Oct 6, 2010 at 04:53 PM
    Good Luck this weekend in your second race for your second Triple Crown.
  • by Mrs.R. Location: Winterville on Oct 5, 2010 at 09:15 PM
    Such a proud moment for Austin! Keep up the great work!
  • by SC Location: Greenville on Oct 5, 2010 at 05:34 PM
    Hey WITN... just for future reference, the sport is called "MOTOCROSS" not Motor-cross. It is all one word and there is no "R" in the middle of it.

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