Pictures by Fraser Britton Text by MorpheusVideo by Shelby Smith
Finishing the 2012 season as the second highest ranked team on the FMBA world tour, Morpheus has proved to be a top contender. For the majority of the season three members of the team ranked in the top 10 prior to Mitch Chubey’s tib/fib break at Les 2 Alps. To ensure the success of this year’s tour, Morpheus set up a six-week winter training program for its factory riders in Hawaii. Fraser Britton (photographer) and Shelby Smith (videographer) captured impressive content during those six weeks.
The young phenom is back again for his third season with the Morpheus Team. Two years in a row Anthony has finished the tour top 10 in the world with major podium finishes at Ranch Style, Crankworx’s and Bearclaw International. Anthony graduates school a year early to fully commit himself as a professional mountain bike rider. Now with the time to focus on riding he is anticipated to have his most successful season yet.
After a devastating injury last year Mitch’s 2012 season came to a screeching halt at a time when he was ranked 6th on the tour. This news was even more unfortunate as he was coming into his strongest events toward the end of the season, events he never had the opportunity to compete in. After two surgeries and a full recovery Mitch is stronger than ever with a new found confidence. With a rigorous diet, gym schedule, and training program Mitch is coming into the 2013 season with the body and mind of a champion.
2012 was Brayden’s rookie year on the tour and he came out swinging. Brayden managed to make the finals in nearly every event he competed in and his consistency landed him top 30 on tour by the end of the season. Brayden also shocked the world during Crankworx best trick when he over-rotated the massive drop on the bottom feature. During the off-season Brayden trained at Joyride 150 and in Hawaii all winter to build the confidence required to move his way up through the ranks.
Casey will be out for the season due to a torn ACL and a broken tibia spine. The accident occurred during a training session in Hawaii and the recovery time after surgery could be upwards of 6 to 8 months. Casey is currently 100% focused on recovery and he hopes to be back next season stronger than ever. Luckily for Casey’s fans he filmed a couple of banger videos prior to his injury. Casey has the full support of his sponsors and we look forward to supporting him through his recovery and beyond. Although Casey and the team are devastated that he will be out for the season, everyone was excited to finish all three Hawaii videos and pictorial articles as a team.