The Debutants Pt.2
By:
Troy

When did your favorite rider make his debut? 

I’m a sucker for statistics and I always have been. I enjoy searching and looking up old stats in mostly basketball, football, and baseball, and of course motocross. I don’t think that would come as a surprise to any of you. I don’t look up hockey stats…sorry boss. I’ve recently been into checking out debuts and how far riders have come or gone since then. It’s always exciting when that top notch amateur rider makes the leap into the pro ranks and I still enjoy it. Below I’ve compiled a list of every rider’s debut from national #2-50. Next week we will give you #51-99. I don’t really know what else I will add to this list, but stay tuned I may scrape some more data. 

Photos: James Lissimore

 

Barcia had a huge lead and almost won a moto in his pro debut at Glen Helen in 2009.

 

51*      Justin Barcia

Debut: May 23, 2009

Glen Helen

250 Class

9-3 – 6th Overall


52        Tyler Bowers

Debut: February 23, 2008

Atlanta

250 Class

5th


53        Cole Martinez

Debut: May 26, 2012

Freestone

450 Class

32-22 – 28th Overall


54        Gannon Audette
Debut: February 12, 2011

Minneapolis

250 Class

13th


55        Jessy Nelson

Debut: May 19, 2012

Hangtown

250 Class

13-17 – 16th Overall


56        Kyle Peters

Debut: September 3, 2011

Steel City

250 Class

16-24 – 20th


57        James Decotis

Debut: August 15, 2009

Unadilla

250 Class

22-19 – 23rd Overall


58        Chris Alldredge

Debut: August 9, 2014

Unadilla

250 Class

13-8 – 8th Overall

 

McConahy has made huge strides in a short period of time.

59        Noah McConahy

Debut: July 20, 2013

Washougal

450 Class

32-23 – 28th Overall


60        Tristan Charboneau

Debut: May 21, 2016

Hangtown

250 Class

6-14 – 9th Overall


61        Vince Friese

Debut: August 17, 2008

Spring Creek

450 Class

34-25 – 30th Overall


62        Jesse Wentland

Debut: August 18, 2012

450 Class

19-19 – 20th Overall


63        Alexander Frye
Debut: June 6,2015

Muddy Creek

250 Class

40-19 – 21st Overall


64        Hayden Mellross

Debut: May 16, 2015

Hangtown
250 Class

26-24 – 27th Overall


65        Paul Coates

Debut: March 1, 2014

Indianapolis

250 Class

21st

66        Michael Leib

Debut: January 14, 2012

Phoenix

250 Class

11th Overall

 

Top Jimmy is a top seasoned veteran and fan favorite.

67        Jimmy Albertson

Debut: August 13, 2006

Spring Creek

250 Class

16-34 – 23rd Overall


68        Heath Harrison

Debut: May 22, 2010

Hangtown

450 Class

30-27 -30th Overall


69        Wil Hahn – Retired

Debut: September 2, 2007

Freestone

250 Class

20-13 – 15th Overall


70        Dakota Alix

Debut: May 24, 2014

Glen Helen

250 Class

26-22 – 27th Overall


71        Justin Starling
Debut: March 10, 2012

Daytona

250 Class

15th


72        Cole Thompson

Debut: February 18, 2012

Arlington

250 Class

9th


73        Marshal Weltin

Debut: August 8, 2015

Unadilla

250 Class

24-36 – 30th Overall


74        Bradley Taft

Debut: August, 13, 2016

Unadilla

250 Class

26-12 – 18th Overall

 

75        Nick Schmidt

Debut: September 11, 2010

Pala

450 Class

40-39 – 40th Overall


76        Scott Champion

Debut: July 27, 2008

Washougal

250 Class

26-27 – 28th Overall


77        Ben Lamay

Debut: August 17, 2008

Spring Creek

450 Class

32-15 – 19th Overall


78        Nick Gaines

Debut: August 16, 2014

Indiana

250 Class

11-30 – 15th Overall


79        Darryn Durham

January 24, 2009

Houston

250 Class

8th

Clason hasn't been around for very long and is fighting for the top spot on Privateer Island.

80        Cade Clason

Debut: April 26, 2014

East Rutherford

250 Class

18th


81        Henry Miller

Debut: April 9, 2016

Indianapolis

250 Class

16th


82        Luke Clout

Debut: January 23, 2016

Anaheim 2

250 Class

14th


83        Jackson Richardson

Debut: January 7, 2012

Anaheim 1

250 Class

18th Overall


84        Daniel Herrlein

Debut: September 3, 2011

Steel City

250 Class

36-40 – 40th Overall


85        Thomas Hahn

Debut: September 5, 2004

Steel City

250 Class

12-8 – 11th Overall


86        Trevor Reis

Debut: January 13, 2013

Phoenix

250 Class

16th


87        Chris Howell

Debut: April 24, 2010

Seattle

250 Class

18th


88        John Short

Debut: August 16, 2014

Ironman

250 Class

38-24 – 34th Overall


89        Austin Howell

Debut: August 14, 2010

Unadilla

450 Class

18-15 -18th Overall


90        Dillan Epstein

Debut: September 8, 2012

Lake Elsinore

250 Class

17-12 – 15th Overall


91        Jacob Williamson
Debut: March 19, 2016

Detroit

250 Class

16th


92        Jason Brooks

Debut: August 14, 2010

Unadilla

250 Class

23-31 – 30th Overall


93        Josh Cartwright

Debut: February 28, 2015

Atlanta 2

250 Class

18th

It's hard to believe that K-Roc is in his seventh season.

94*      Ken Roczen

Debut: January 8, 2011

Anaheim 1

250 Class

7th


95        AJ Catanzaro

Debut: August 14, 2010

Unadilla

250 Class

29-25- 29th Overall


96        Vann Martin

Debut: May 26, 2012

Freestone

250 Class

27-21 – 25th Overall


97        Ryan Sipes

Debut: May 30, 2004

High Point

250 Class

7-34 – 15th Overall


98        Matthew Babbitt

Debut: August 14, 2010

Unadilla

450 Class

34-30 – 34th Overall


99        Chase Marquier

Debut: August 15, 2015

Utah

250 Class

14-19 – 16th Overall


377*    Christophe Pourcel

Debut: January 6, 2007

Anaheim 1

250 Class

2nd


800*    Mike Alessi

Debut: August 15, 2004

Spring Creek

450 Class

27-25 – 30th Overall