Friday, December 18, 2009

Sporty Saturday Spotlight

sportyspotlight3This Saturday the sporty spotlight shines bright on twenty-one-year-old motocross rider, Ashley Jackson. Check out Ashley’s interview below where she shares her passion for motorcross and much, much more. Plus, check out Ashley’s amazing action shots.

Name: Ashley Jacksonm_5ba21d40c6f14b7d8f218a8c6b344d2b

Age: 21

Sport(s): Motocross

Hometown: Orlando

High School/Middle School/College: Connecticut School of Broadcasting

Number: 681

What’s your fave sport? Motocross

How many years have you been playing your fave sport? 14 years

What is your fave sporty moment or memory?

When I was at Nationals, I got 9th overall out of 42 other girls.

What was the biggest lesson you’ve learned from playing your sport?m_09685743c0064a60bb694f89d09faff3

It takes a lot of discipline and hard work, and your sport has to be something you are willing to do, and just something you live for.

What lessons have you learned about work ethic from your sport?

Train as hard as you can and make certain days where it is all about motocross, and just be the best you can be at all times you are on the bike.

How do you balance school and sports?

School is number 1, to balance both I just think I can't ride or anything unless I do well at school.

List some awards or accolades you’ve received.

Plaques and trophies are pretty much what they hand out. I also get contingency money.

Who’s your fave athlete, both male and female?m_0dccedb72fd845aa94ab8dc767927e2c

James Stewart and Travis Pastrana

Ashley Fiolek and Jessica Patterson

What’s the girliest thing you like to do? (Pretty Tough signature question)

I like to shop, but that's pretty much it.

Thanks, Ashley!! Your first name is one of my faves... Best of luck with your motorcross career and Happy Holidays. :)

Do you or someone you know want to be spotlighted? Send an email to Keri Mikulski at kerimikulski(at)gmail(dot)com.

Happy Saturday!


Lisa and Laura said...

Love Sporty Saturday Spotlights! And, um, I'm not even sporty. Unless you count elliptical machines (I don't). Have a great weekend and happy holiday!

Angela said...

It's great to see girls in this sport, breaking down the social stereotypes!

Keri Mikulski said...

Thanks, Lisa and Laura!! You too. :)

I know.. They're amazing. :)