THE TEAM

HOLD ON TO WHAT YOU LOVE. WE ARE DEATHGRIPRACING AND WE ARE BASED OUT OF KELOWNA BC: THE HEART OF MOUNTAIN BIKE COUNTRY.

At Deathgripracing we have assembled a team of riders to help bring our goals and dreams to reality. As a team, our main goal for the 2012 season is to finish in the top 5 in all the classes as well as consistently compete at the highest level. With the help of our sponsors, friends and supporters we aim to accomplish them in a positive and professional manner while having fun too!
We are a diverse group, full of character, experience and youthful enthusiasm. Our team is a mix of young local talent as well as some skilled (or accomplished) veterans. Our passion for mountain biking has enabled us to live a life we only dreamed of as kids.

Check out our Team members:


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Spencer Graf

My name is Spencer Graf, I'm 20 years old from Kelowna BC and I have been riding for 5 years. I eat sleep and breathe mountain biking. I have high aspirations of someday racing the World Cup. I know I have a lot of hard work ahead of me, But I think I have the determination to get there. Even with racing being my main focus, I still love riding with friends and having fun on my bike.

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Eric Marciniak

I’m a 21 year old shredder living in Kelowna BC. I enjoy brapping bicycles of all kinds as well as filming others brapping their bicycles. I have been riding mountain bikes ever since I moved here from Winnipeg in 2000. I mostly ride Freeride and DH but also enjoy dirt jumping and all-moutain riding. I have been making bike videos for the past 4 years, but recently have been taking it much more seriously. My goal is to be able to travel and ride/film all over the world!

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Matt Butterworth

I'm an action sports photographer and filmmaker based out of Kelowna, BC. My passion for mountain biking is what got me into photography and filmmaking years ago when I was in middle school, like many other action shooters. Creating the most stunning and inspiring photographs/films in action sports is what I strive to do. I hope you enjoy my work!

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Jayson Giorio

Long term goal: Being a pro rider and help coach bike camps in whistler (like summer gravity camps) when possible while still racing and competing Long term racing goals, to ride in pro when able and compete in world cups around the world.

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Regan Hogelie

I’m 20 years old, and have been racing downhill for four seasons, I race at a senior level. I love racing downhill, and I know that I have the determination to be the best there is. I have motocross racing background which has really helped me with my riding, I progress every season with more race experience. I am currently racing in the BC Cup series as well as Crankworx.

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Ryan Schnepf

Y'all think I am just a free-rider! Most people don't know I have my roots in racing. Starting in XC more than fifteen years ago and then moved out west and started DH racing in 1999. When free-ride blew up and racing kinda died. I shifted to trail building and hucking! In the last couple years I have not competed much and after doing a few local Super D events I have the itch for competion and I am thrilled to take on the BC cup circuit this year!

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