Thank You Team USA (Zach, Cole and Thomas)

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10/1/2017 2:08 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/2/2017 1:13 PM

Zach Osborne, Cole Seely and Thomas Covington:

Thank you for volunteering and agreeing to ride for Team USA this year. While I know the outcome was disappointing and not what you wanted, I appreciate all three of you stepping up and giving it your all.

As a long time motocross fan, I'm equally as concerned about America's recent competitiveness in the MX Des Nations as anyone. However directing that frustration at you, or any rider who commits to represent their country, is terribly unfair and misguided in my opinion.

You three went, did your best, and gave us all something to get up early and root for. Remember, the only B and C team riders are the ones who wouldn't answer the call or were too afraid of the pressure to go.

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10/1/2017 2:11 PM

Yes, thank you for representing! Win, lose, or otherwise we are proud and thankful for your representation of our great country!

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10/1/2017 2:14 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/1/2017 2:15 PM

They tried they're best, and that's all we can ask. Can't blame Cole for TWO broken shocks anyways, that's what really killed us.
Thanks you guys

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10/1/2017 2:39 PM

Good thread. Thank you boys!

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10/1/2017 2:41 PM

Yes! Thank you!

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10/1/2017 2:42 PM

I'd like to thank them for extending our losing streak

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Alright Lunger, Let's Do It

10/1/2017 2:44 PM

Johnny Ringo wrote:

I'd like to thank them for extending our losing streak

Brutal. Johnny Ringo shooting from the hip.

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10/1/2017 2:50 PM

Respect.

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10/1/2017 2:53 PM

Yep, thanks for having the guts and the passion for representing American motocross. No easy task, the gp boys are flying. Next year!

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10/1/2017 3:29 PM

Respect to Zacho, Thomas and Cole. Thank you for going and going proudly and wanting to be there. That speaks volumes. Loved Zacho before but lots of respect for Cole and a new big fan of Thomas Covington.

No, not the results they wanted, I'm sure, but representing your country proudly means a lot to me. Thank you, Team USA.

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10/1/2017 3:44 PM

Thanks to all of the members of team USA. We got three guys who gave a shit about going and who tried their best knowing that they were up against some great riders and an American fan base who would drag them through the mud in a second over anything other than a win.

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10/1/2017 3:47 PM

Yes indeed thank you! You have gained a life long fan in me for going and representing the USA.

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10/1/2017 3:59 PM

Great rides all things considered, same team next year at RED BUUUUD would be totally fine with me

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10/1/2017 4:03 PM

I was pleased I got a chance to see Seely race in the flesh and felt gutted for him.

The track was absolutely brutal today, I really don't think that can be emphasised enough.

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10/1/2017 4:06 PM

Track looked insane. Props to ZO for showing the world hes a baddddd dude. Second moto charge was awesome.

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10/1/2017 4:11 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/1/2017 4:12 PM

My hats off to our team. Proud of them like a father. They tried their best on this day and that’s all we can ask.

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10/1/2017 4:20 PM

I am proud of everyone of them.

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10/1/2017 4:25 PM

Obviously I'm not a true fan because I was expecting a much better showing.
Very disappointed. Not because our guys didn't give their best. But because their best was not nearly good enough to compete with the Euros. Hats off to them. Our guys deserve much props for showing up and giving their all.

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10/1/2017 4:37 PM

MX Guy wrote:

Great rides all things considered, same team next year at RED BUUUUD would be totally fine with me

Agreed.

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10/1/2017 4:41 PM

Thank you guys for your participation and service towards the cause. Sorry it didn't work out better but equipment failures and brutal conditions are hard to overcome for anybody. Much TY for wanting to be there and representing our country. Congrats to the French boys and their 4-0 streak.

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10/1/2017 4:51 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/1/2017 4:52 PM

Deal Brothers Trailers wrote:

Obviously I'm not a true fan because I was expecting a much better showing.
Very disappointed. Not because our guys didn't give their best. But because their best was not nearly good enough to compete with the Euros. Hats off to them. Our guys deserve much props for showing up and giving their all.

Is that a complement?

Thanks to Zack, Cole and Thomas! It was a bad day to have "issues" but as the saying goes, shit happens....what's that other thing a lot of the racers say...It is what it is! Anyway, they all have likable personalities and I'm a fan of all 3. I believe each one will go on to have many bigger and better days in their careers.

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10/1/2017 4:53 PM

neiltkool wrote:

Zach Osborne, Cole Seely and Thomas Covington:

Thank you for volunteering and agreeing to ride for Team USA this year. While I know the outcome was disappointing and not what you wanted, I appreciate all three of you stepping up and giving it your all.

As a long time motocross fan, I'm equally as concerned about America's recent competitiveness in the MX Des Nations as anyone. However directing that frustration at you, or any rider who commits to represent their country, is terribly unfair and misguided in my opinion.

You three went, did your best, and gave us all something to get up early and root for. Remember, the only B and C team riders are the ones who wouldn't answer the call or were too afraid of the pressure to go.

well said

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10/1/2017 5:40 PM

neiltkool wrote:

Zach Osborne, Cole Seely and Thomas Covington:

Thank you for volunteering and agreeing to ride for Team USA this year. While I know the outcome was disappointing and not what you wanted, I appreciate all three of you stepping up and giving it your all.

As a long time motocross fan, I'm equally as concerned about America's recent competitiveness in the MX Des Nations as anyone. However directing that frustration at you, or any rider who commits to represent their country, is terribly unfair and misguided in my opinion.

You three went, did your best, and gave us all something to get up early and root for. Remember, the only B and C team riders are the ones who wouldn't answer the call or were too afraid of the pressure to go.

Agreed. Thank you team USA.

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10/1/2017 5:51 PM

Three guys ready to belly up to that bar? I'll buy the beers. wink

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10/1/2017 6:34 PM

Absolutely proud of all three guys. Bravery and selflessness to accept the challenge; dedication after a long, grueling season; and commitment to give it their all...in the mud, against stacked odds.

The final result wasn't what they or anyone would have wanted, but they definitely deserve our thanks, honor, and support. Way to go Zach, Cole, and Thomas.

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10/1/2017 6:36 PM

jamma10 wrote:

I was pleased I got a chance to see Seely race in the flesh and felt gutted for him.

The track was absolutely brutal today, I really don't think that can be emphasised enough.

Haha so it's the tracks fault

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10/1/2017 7:17 PM

Yes indeed, thanks for giving up your time off to race for this great country. I will always support the riders who support this country

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10/1/2017 7:40 PM

They stepped up to the plate and took a swing. Sometimes you strike out, sometimes you hit a home run. This year wasn't the result that Team USA fans wanted, but they put an honest effort in, can't be disappointed in that.

The Des Nations has so many variables that can alter the results, one crash, one mechanical, one bad start, or one holeshot can make or break your team's fortunes.

It makes it more impressive what Team USA did from 81-93 and 05-11 and what Team France has done the past 4 years. That level of consistent success year after year is hard to do.

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10/1/2017 8:05 PM

Interesting comment from someone earlier that I'll elaborate on:

Same team next year?

For a few years now a handful of your top guys have snubbed this race for a number of reasons. Next year its in your backyard. Granted there's a lot of variables and time between now and then, but theoretically do you choose the best 3 guys next year assuming they're all willing in a bid to return to glory, or offer the spots to the same 3 guys first, given how keen all 3 were to head to England and represent this year? Probably more specifically referring to Covington, who personally wrote to Roger begging for a chance to represent his country. That said, Seely and Osborne's regular season finished over a month ago, and Monster Cup is only 2 weeks away, so still no chance of a breather for them yet, making for a very long year.

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10/1/2017 11:34 PM

Yes, thank you, Zack, Cole, and Thomas! You gave your own time to race for the USA, you deserve our appreciation. You will have better luck next year!

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