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Wiltz Wagner, namesake of the Wagner Cup

The Wagner Cup in 1987Wiltz WagnerThe Wagner Cup has been part of all world championship motorcycle trials events held in North America since 1975. The winner is determined by the lowest score over the combined two days of competition.

The cup is named for Wiltz Wagner, a founding member of the North American Trials Council (NATC). Wiltz is widely considered to be “the father of American motorcycle trials.”

See this extensive background article on Wiltz when he was inducted into the NATC Hall of Fame in 2005. He’s also featured on the Rocky Mountain Trials Association history page.

The Wagner Cup, which features four bighorn sheep, is kept permanently at the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) headquarters in Ohio. The name of every North American world-round winner since 1975 is engraved on the cup.

Mrs. Roger Ansell, Wilt Wagner, Martin Belair, Mr. Roger Ansell Takahisa Fujinami, winner of the 2008 Wagner Cup
Above left photo: Wiltz Wagner, second from left in the blue shirt, out on the loop at the 2008 USGP with Martin Belair (red shirt), AMA’s Roger Ansell (far right), and Roger’s wife (far left).

Above right: Takahisa Fujinami, winner of the 2008 Wagner Cup

Steve Ahlers and Wiltz Wagner Wiltz Wagner with daughter Belen
I took these photos of Wiltz at the 2004 USGP in Duluth, MN.

Left: with event organizer Steve Ahlers. Right: with his daughter Belen.

Wiltz’s was also a physician and professor. He was the Vergil K. Stoelting Professor of Anesthesia at Indiana University from 1995-2005.


Trials School Registration is Now Open!

The news you have all been waiting for…… We have now opened up the Registration for our Trial School after the World Championship.

Just click on the Tickets/Reservations Tab above for the Registration Form.  Only twenty participants for this class…so get it while it’s hot!

Jordi Pascuet: international mototrials instructor (Learning Trial with Jordi Pascuet DVD;Pascuet Offroad Centre); winner of both European and Spanish championships; world record holder for splatting a high vertical wall

Eric Storz: USA/NATC 2012 #6 pro, #4 national amateur endurocross

Dale Malasek:  Importer, Gas Gas USA; numerous NATC class championships

Location: Trials Training Center
Dates: May 27-28, 2013
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (catered lunch provided)
Cost: $150.00 for the May 27th one-day school. $300 for both days (May 27-28)
Class limit: We are limiting the participants of this school to twenty riders
Bike rental: $100/day (limited availability – contact us)

Media passes

Media accreditation


See this PDF for the FIM Media Accreditation/Passes Guidelines

Work crew photos albums: Jan, Feb, March

We’ve had three very productive work crew days the past three months, preparing the sections for the 2013 FIM Trials World Championship (The Wagner Cup!) here at the TTC on May 25-26. A big thanks to everyone who’s helped. Here are some photos from those days:

March work crew photo album:

Volunteers (names coming soon). See the large photo slideshow (recommended) or SLOW CLICK this small slideshow:

February work crew photo album:

Volunteers: Greg Clark, Mark Moon, Thomas Rowe, Alan Shirley, Griff Shirley, Paul Thistle, Aaron Thistle, Jim Craig, Jamie Gourley, and Harry Heilemann. See the large photo slideshow (recommended) or SLOW CLICK this small slideshow:

January work crew photo album:

Volunteers: Tim Cash, James Thompson, Andy Sowell, Brian Sloggy, Griff Shirley, Matt Stancil, Alan Shirley, Dennis Simoes, Greg Clark, Steve Glinski, Jamie Gourley, Vaughn Cady, Garry Garrison, Jim Dale, Sonny Roberts, Frank Schoenbeck, Austin Brown. See the large photo slideshow (recommended) or SLOW CLICK this small slideshow:

Trials School Sponsored by GasGas!

NOW CONFIRMED: Jordi Pascuet and Eric Storz to teach Trial School!

Thanks to Dale Malasek, GasGas  and the Trials Training Center,  will be hosting a a 2-day Trials School following the World Championship!

This School will be taught by:

Jordi Pascuet, who  has won European and Spanish Championships, and is also a World Record holder for Splatting a high Vertical wall, and all around one of the nicest guys on the planet!

Eric Storz who is America’s #6 Pro Trials Rider, #4 Amatuer Endurocross Rider.  He is also the a star of “Young Guns” a training DVD by Ryan Young,  and rides for the Trials Des Nations team.

The date is Monday, May 27th, and Tuesday May 28th.

The cost is $150.00 per day, and will include a catered lunch. There will be a max limit for this class. More info to come…..and you will be able to register for this online in the next few days.

Limited Bike Rentals available, information upon request.

Great Teachers + Great Fun = Great Experience!

Look who’s in Dirt Rider Magazine!

Oh man, we made it in Dirt Rider magazine!

Check out this link for the whole Story : Dirt Rider


World Trials In America

World Trials is coming to America in May. Photo Courtesy G2F Media

World Trials is coming to America in May. Photo Courtesy G2F Media

If you would like to see the best trials riders in the world up close and personal then your best opportunity will be May 25-26, 2013 at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee, as the amazing spectacle of World Observed Trials returns to the United States with a two-day stop of the FIM World Trials Championship.

The Trials Training Center is the perfect venue for viewing a trials event because of its excellent amenities and because of the unbelievable natural terrain that will test the best trials riders in the world.

Among the athletes expected to be vying for honors at the U.S. round will be Six-Time World Champion Toni Bou, along with fellow Spaniard and former world champ Adam Raga, five-time U.S. Champ Patrick Smage, 2010 U.S. Champ Cody Webb, plus a bevy of top riders from all over the world.

For more information on the U.S. round of the FIM World Trials Championship visit www.trialstrainingcenter.com—Shan Moore

Read more: Dirt Rider

 Thanks to Shan Moore for spreading the word about the Upcoming World Championship! 

Update on Guest Class:

Hey Everybody,

Just wanted to update you all on the Guest Class.

New for 2013 is a 5th class called “Guest”.  The Guest Class will allow for a greater number of American riders to participate in the Trial World Championship.  This 5th class requires the rider to be on a 125cc bike (or larger, per request) and ride the green line.  This will allow riders who are not looking for World Championship points to compete with their international peers.

So now if you would like to participate in the “Guest Class”   You can send the FIM a request to ride larger than a 125 CC bike. Amazing!

Adventure Ride & Sight Seeing Packages Now Available!

Hey everyone,

With the World Competition coming up, we thought maybe we could get some of you to come in a little early to have a bit more fun!  Why not make a great vacation out of this trip?

We now have an Adventure Ride Package which will offer:

  • Two Course Maps & Guides
  • Camping for 4 nights
  • World Championship Weekend Pass
  • Catered Dinner
  • Event T-Shirt
  • Reserved Parking

We also have two separate sight seeing Packages available which are:

Family Sight Seeing package – Includes:

  • Tickets to Ruby Falls, Rock City, & The Incline Railway
  • Camping for 3 nights
  • Guided Tour with Local Tour Guide Teresa Harris
  • Event T-Shirt
  • World Championship Weekend Pass
  • Free Parking

Civil War Package – Includes:

  • Entrance to Chickamauga Battlefield, Cravens House, & Point Park at Lookout Mountain Battlefield
  • Camping for 3 nights
  • Guided Tour with Civil War Historian Charles “Skip” Harris
  • Event T-Shirt
  • World Championship Weekend Pass
  • Free Parking

For more details:  Look at the Menu Bar at TrialsUSGP.com.

New Class for the Championship!

In an effort to encourage more American Riders this year, the FIM has now added a “Guest Class” to this year’s World Trial Championship!

Guest Class:

This will allow for a greater number of American Riders to participate in the World Trial Championship.  This 5th Class requires the rider to be over age 16, and compete on a 125 cc Bike.  The Guest Class will ride the Green line.  This will allow riders who are not looking for World Championship Points to compete in a World Championship event with their international peers.

To Register you will need the following:


–> Entry Form with the AMA Stamp

–> Start Permission delivered by the AMA

–> Paddock Entry Form

–> Entry Fee – Payable by Credit Card, PayPal or Check(make payable to TTC).


This will give the “Guest Class” Competitors an opportunity to compete with some of the most outstanding Trials Riders in the World, and we hope you take them up on it!   We encourage you to make the most of this and show the world what American Riders can do!


Next work Day!

Hey Everybody,

We have scheduled another Trial World Championship Work Day.   We will be getting together on March 16th for another World Competition Work Day!  We will start at 9am central time, but just come out when you can.  We will leave a note on the door to let you know where we are.

Then stay over and ride the Final round of the Winter Series!

This is the last round of this seasons CTC Winter Series.  Stay and have a day of fun competition on Sunday March 17th.  The competition will start at 10am central time with registration beginning  at 9am Central time.   The cost is only $20 per rider, and there is even an off road class!

So come on out and join us for two days of fun and friends in the woods, we know you’ll have just as much fun as we do!

See you here,

Ashley Jackson

Trials Training Center

How to check this year’s WTC

Hey everyone,

We have received the new instructional video demonstrating the No-Stop techniques used for  the 2013  World Trial Competition.  This video shows how the new “no – stop” riding will be done, the rules for observing appear to be very straightforward.   It will be interesting to see how this riding style works out, as this appears to be the trend for future competition.

We encourage you all to watch this video, and become familiar with the scoring.   We still have opportunities for observers and other volunteers this year, so please contact Gary Hoover at hooverg@bellsouth.net  to get in the action!

Workers who work at least one day of competition will receive their weekend pass, two nights of tent camping, and lunch on the day they work.   We have also gotten some great donations for a WORKER RAFFLE!!  We look forward to this event and all of your participation.

This will be a great event and we can’t wait to see you all here!

Kindest Regards,

Ashley Jackson

Ticket Sales…

Spectator tickets are now available for purchase online, camping options included. More to come.

Coming soon…..

Hey Everybody,

Just giving everyone a heads up that ticket and camping sales will be up online soon!

Stay tuned…


World Competition Work Day #2

Thanks to all the guys that came out yesterday to work in the woods. There was a good bit accomplished and some fun along the way too. So thanks to Greg Clark, Mark Moon, Thomas Rowe, Alan Shirley, Griff Shirley, Paul Thistle, Aaron Thistle, Jim Craig, Jamie Gourley, and Harry Heilemann. We sure appreciate you all coming out and spending your Saturday with us!

See the large photo slideshow (recommended) or SLOW CLICK this small slideshow:

World Competition Work Day!

Hey Everybody,

We wanted to let you all know that we have scheduled another World Competition Work Day, followed by Round 4 of our Winter Series!

Saturday February 16th, please come out and help us prep sections and clear trail for our upcoming World Competition.   We will get started around 9am Central Time and work through the day (stopping at some point for lunch of course!).   Don’t worry if you can’t quite make it at 9, just show up when you can and we will leave a note on the door letting you know where we will be!

Then, stay over Sunday February 17th and ride Round 4 of Chattanooga Trials Clubs Winter Series.   This event is a lot of fun and just good practice.  The competitor fee is only $20,   So knock those winter webs off your bike and come out to play!

Hope to see you all out there!


Great Article from the 2008 World Competition

This guy “Tom Roderick”  Had some great things to say about our 2008 World Competition.   Check out this article on motorcycle.com!


Great Video from 08

Wow, here is another cool video from the 08 World Championship.

Check it out…


Check out this Youtube video from the -08 Wagner Cup

Big Thank You!

Thanks to all of you who came out to work yesterday! We had a great turn out of 16 people yesterday which we thought was fabulous.
So thanks to:
Tim Cash
James Thompson
Andy Sowell
Brian Sloggy
Griff Shirley
Matt Stancil
Alan Shirley
Dennis Simoes
Greg Clark
Steve Glinski
Jamie Gourley
Vaughn Cady
Garry Garrison
Jim Dale
Sonny Roberts
Frank Schoenbeck
Austin Brown,
and of course the TTC Crew
Charlie Roberts.

See the large photo slideshow (recommended) or SLOW CLICK this small slideshow:

WE at the TTC appreciate all of your hard work to help create some sections for the World Round. It was a very productive day, and we couldn’t be happier with the turn out. So thanks again to all of you.

Next World Round work day will be announced soon.

Kindest Regards,
Ashley Jackson

Check this out!

Check out this ten minute You Tube video from 2008 posted by cmancraig.  Great video!