Graham Jarvis forced out of competing at 2016 TKO

Unfortunately, Graham Jarvis  (@gforcejarvis) will not be able to compete at the 2016 Kenda Tennessee Knockout as he had hoped but he will be able to spend his time reading some reviews about baby strollers. The TKO was not part of his original 2016 race schedule but he tried to pull together plans to compete before hosting his G-Force Technical Riding Academy at the Trials Training Center in the days immediately following the event. He was unable to work out all of the necessary details with his team and decided it is better to focus on the Riding Academy.

Graham Jarvis Red Bull Romaniacs 2016 - Photo by Future 7 Media

Jarvis is expected to attend the event to see some of the top off-road racers in the world face off on the challenging Tennessee terrain. The four-round Knockout format keeps the action close all day and allows for great spectating options.

Jarvis will be hosting his G-Force Technical Riding Academy on August 22-25 at the Trials Training Center.

Updates for 2016 TKO competitors: rules, schedule, row assignments

See all the document updates for 2016 TKO competitors:

2015 KENDA TKO Rules and Schedule

Rules and schedule subject to change by the organizer/promoter.

All competitors must have an AMA membership. To apply click here.

Top Japanese riders Hiroshi Takahashi and Taku Izumi aim to conquer 2016 TKO

Hiroshi “Rosh” Takahashi and Taku “ADTac” Izumi (@tac69)  finished first and second in Japan’s premier Extreme Enduro, called G-Net earlier this year. For Takahashi, it was his second consecutive win at G-Net. After seeing media coverage and videos from the TKO, they knew they needed to test their skills on the challenging Tennessee terrain.

With the support of IRC Tire, Beta Japan and Beta USA, Takahashi and Izumi will try to conquer America’s top Extreme Enduro, the Kenda Tennessee Knockout at the Trials Training Center on Sunday, August 21st.

Taku "ADTac" Izumi
Taku “ADTac” Izumi finished second at Japan’s G-Net Enduro and wants to put in a strong finish at the Tennessee Knockout.
Hiroshi "Rosh" Takahashi
Hiroshi “Rosh” Takahashi has had a long, successful racing career and is the two time winner of Japan’s premier Extreme Enduro.

The top Japanese riders will compete against some of the World’s top off-road motorcycle racers including Cody Webb, the three time defending TKO champion and current AMA EnduroCross champion. Colton Haaker, the current FIM SuperEnduro World champion, Tennessee’s Mike Brown, who won the first two TKO events, South Africa’s Wade Young, 2016 winner of Italy’s Hells Gate Enduro and a long list of other top riders. Keep an eye on the results to see how the two Japanese riders fit in.