This weeks athlete profile goes to the fast up-and-coming Ontario rider, Austin Watling who is also shaking things up south of the border. Keep this guy on your radar.

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Instagram Acct: @Austin_424

Date of Birth: January 20th, 1999

Residence: Corunna, Ontario

Team Name: WCK Honda

Bikes for 2016: CRF 250F

Classes for 2016: Intermediate/B

Race series for 2016: AMO/AMA

Favourite track: Red Bud

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MX rider you admire and why: I admire Ryan Dungey the most because Ive seen what he started with and nothing came easy for him. He had to work hard to get to where he is today and I think he gives lots of riders hope in making it

Your proudest MX moment: Getting on the podium at Loretta Lynns

Race day meals: Moto muffins for breakfast, Sandwiches and fruit for lunch, Pasta for dinner

Guilty pleasure: Eating ice cream

Pre-race rituals you have: On the line I always check my goggle strap and pull my gloves tight

Best memory from a race: My best memory was winning my first championship at Walton Transcan when all my friends and family were there to support me

Off the track activities/hobbies: Love working out, jet skiing, photography, and hanging out with friends

What do you love most about this sport: The most I love about this sport is that its such a family sport. Most teenagers dont spend a lot of time with their family but every weekend we are together doing what we love and everyone at the track is basically family

Goals for the 2016 season: My goals for 2016 season is to win some championships at Walton Transcan, top 5 overall at Loretta Lynns and most of all learn lots and have fun

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