The 2018 AMA/NATC MotoTrials USA National Championship gets underway next month with rounds 1 and 2 of the series scheduled for April 21-22 in Roswell, New Mexico. To get everyone in the right mood, I decided to go through my photo library and pull a few of my favorite images from the 2017 season. If you would like to watch a MotoTrials event in person, check out the full schedule at

Sam Fastle trips the light fantastic in this shot of the Sherco rider during last year’s Ohio round of the AMA/NATC MotoTrials USA National Championship Series.Shan Moore
Spaniard Marc Freixa attacks a rock wall at the Kansas round of the series. The Montesa/Honda factory rider finished the season behind nine-time champ Pat Smage.Shan Moore
Daniel Blanc-Gonnet prepares to hop across the tops of these boulders on his rear wheel. The Oregon pro finished the season sixth overall on his Montesa USA-backed Cota 4RT.Shan Moore
Torrot GasGas North America’s Alex Niederer lays out for a nasty undercut ledge in Kansas. Alex is originally from Austria but lives in Florida now.Shan Moore
Torrot GasGas North America’s Bryan Roper fights for balance in an Ohio section. The Arizona rider finished fourth overall last year.Shan Moore
Pat Smage gets ready to unload his weight and lift his Sherco over a vertical rock face en route to one of the wins that carried him to a ninth national title.Shan Moore
Quinn Wentzel in full attack mode on his Scorpa USA-backed SC300.Shan Moore
Former pro Dennis Sweeten rides Randy Black’s super-clean BSA Victor in the vintage class.Shan Moore
Smage will attempt to tie Geoff Aaron’s record of 10 national trials titles in 2018.Shan Moore


Sherco USA’s Andrew Putt climbs a wicked rock slab during the Texas round. The Pennsylvania rider was third overall in 2017 but will skip the 2018 season to attend college.Shan Moore
Roper is looking to challenge Smage during this year’s series. The GasGas rider has been waiting in the wings for the past few years and looks ready to make his mark on the championship.Shan Moore
Smage “goes big” in Ohio.Shan Moore
Karl Davis Jr. is always a crowd favorite due to his flamboyant riding style.Shan Moore
Freixa won the USA title in 2016 but finished second to Smage in ’17.Shan Moore