At 20 years of age coming out of Newhall, CA is the #121 of Rj Wageman. Being on the alternate list for the Monster Cup, Rj has been preparing himself just in case he gets to make his debut in front of the 40,000 fans at Sam Boyd Stadium. Rj plans to be riding a lot of supercross throughout the rest of the year to be prepared to make his pro debut in the 2016 250 West Coast Supercross Championship. We recently sat down with Rj to get caught up on what he's been up to and to get a little background information on how it all began for him.
course the text messages started to roll in; "hey are you riding today? ….dude I bet the hills are so prime right now, let’s go" etc.... My brother gets out of school at noon so I started to get the bikes ready to ride and load up the truck. Around 2pm my brother Robbie, close friend Justin Hoeft, and I headed out into the hills of Castaic, CA. We had a blast! The dirt was incredible and we didn't stop riding till it was dark. We then went and had some sushi for dinner and called it a day.
MP: Talk about your training regimen and what you do to stay in shape for racing.
RJ Wageman: I was introduced to physical education in middle school and ever since then I have fallen in love with exercising. I am a member at a local gym near my house called the Santa Clarita Fitness Center. It’s a smaller gym but they offer some really great classes along with carrying all the proper tools to stay fit. My best friend Spencer Rathkamp is a professional mountain bike racer and my next door neighbor Neil Shirley is an ex professional road bike racer. Neil trains Spencer on the bicycle and I tend to try my best and follow what I can of his program. So, of course I love to get on the mountain and road bike a couple times a week and get pushed around to get stronger. Recently I have added a little bit more weight training and running to my fitness schedule. I'm only 4 weeks into my new program but I really enjoy it and I know it will make me an all-around stronger athlete. As far as riding during the week, I like to get two good days of riding in and ride or race both Saturday and Sunday. Sometimes riding to much can do more harm than it can benefit you. I want to have a good balance on and off the bike and you have to stay hungry.