Faces Of The 2018 Tennessee Knockout

A look at the people at this year’s TKO

Riders from all over the world converged on the Trials Training Center to compete at this year's Tennessee Knockout in Sequatchie, Tennessee. Red Bull KTM's Cody Webb claimed his sixth win at the event, finishing ahead of Germany's Manuel Lettenbichler, Spain's Mario Roman, and South Africa's Wade Roman. Here's a look at the people of this year's Tennessee Knockout thanks to photographer Shan Moore.

Cody Webb talked about how exhausting the 30-minute final was shortly after the race. “This competition was painful,” Webb admitted. “Right off the bat I wasn’t feeling it just because I’ve spent so much time off the bike. I decided to take my time because my arms were feeling fatigued. In the end, when I wanted to sprint, I was able to find enough energy to do it.”Shan Moore
Wade Young won the Red Bull Romaniacs Hard Enduro just two weeks before the TKO and the South African came into the Tennessee race with plenty of momentum in hopes of continuing his win streak.Shan Moore
Mario Roman finished on the podium for the second year in a row at TKO and appeared to be on his way to second place, however the factory Sherco rider dropped to third when he ran out of energy two laps before the finish.Shan Moore
Manuel Lettenbichler came back from a bobble on the second lap and passed Roman for second two laps before the finish.Shan Moore
FMF KTM Factory Racing’s Josh Toth was 11th in the hot lap race, but dropped out of the first knockout race due to an illness.Shan Moore
WP suspension guru Leon Hanson attends off-road events and handles the suspension duties for the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team.Shan Moore
Charles Marchant spins the wrenches on Josh Toth’s bike. Toth rode the 2019 KTM 300 XC-W TPI at this year’s event.Shan Moore
Nick Fahringer was 18th in the hot lap, but the Sherco rider failed to make the final.Shan Moore
Austrian Lars Enockl rode a GasGas to seventh overall.Shan Moore
Former motocross and off-road star Rodney Smith now serves as team manager for Beta USA.Shan Moore