Race Report: 2021 NW Cup Finals Port Angeles, WA

Sep 18, 2021
by Casey & Scott  

2021 NW Cup Finals
Words and Photos by Patrik Zuest
Kelly Swarens coming in for 3rd in JR. X girls.

September brought the NW Cup family out to always sunny Port Angeles for the final round of the 2021 NW Cup Series. Over 400 riders came out to the true spirit of the series with laps on Dry Hill, and all the possible conditions present. The weekend started with dry and dusty loose trails, some rain during Pro seeding on Saturday, and finished up with some of the most perfect PNW dirt for racing on Sunday. The perfect weather, great, riding, and always awesome atmosphere of Dry Hill made for the perfect end to the 2021 season for the Declan Ervin Memorial race.

Lillee Jenkins dominated the year winning the Cat 2 U18 overall.

Mckenna Merten takes the win for Pro Women.

Charley Barrett charging to a top ten in U10 Cat 3 Girls (and yes there were more than enough for top ten!)

Charlie Connell keeping it smooth on white knuckle.

Jagger Bucy on his way to winning Cat 2 15-26.

Cameron Hoessle throwing some style during practice on his way to a podium finish.

William Kieffer charging the 60+ Cat 3.

Mckinley Huhman on the other end of the age spectrum racing Cat 3 U7 Boys.

Make sure to not put your front wheel over the berm or bad things happen as Aiden Neufeld found out.

Family is what makes the NW Cup so special.

The kids are going to be all right if they are digging their own jumps while waiting for podiums.

The NW Cup honored three of the top team leaders that show up to every race, developing new riders, and overall sharing all the stoke that is DH and helping the future of our sport.

Kat Sweet with Sweetlines Racing

West Coast Racing always bring the cheers and the party to the trailside!

Galbraith Gravity Racing is the new kid on the block, but holy cow do they bring one of the largest teams to every race.

Future NW Cup shredder in training!

Eyes on the prize.

Von Heater living up to his name and getting 3rd in JR. X

Dante Ruiz, one of the trail builders, knows the finish line berm as well as anyone. Always a blast to smash.

Troy Lee Designs keeping the stoke with the ugly helmet contest and one happy winner!

Celebrating Declan Ervin's life at this event each year is such a great honor. Declan was not only an amazing athlete, he was a respectful, humble young man that truly let his actions speak louder than words. His character and progression through the craft of mountain biking was truly inspiring.

The recipients each year of the Declan Ervin Memorial Award possess the character traits and progression that the young star showed us in his short time with us. This year's recipients are Etan Brevard and Julia Lofqvist Traum.

Etan Brevard and Julia Lofqvist Traum

Thank you again for coming out and being a part of the NW Cup family and we can't wait to see you again next year! Full results here.


  • 7 0
 Woohoo Kat Sweet and her team are so rad!
  • 6 0
 I’ve never ridden Dry Hill while it is dry.
  • 6 2
 Thanks, Casey and Scott for the amazing event! Can't wait till next season!
  • 2 0
 It can't be, Bill is not on a Foes!
  • 2 0
 Looks like a great time!
  • 1 0
 Declan, miss you buddy!! Shred in peace
  • 1 0
 So stoked for next year! GGR Can't wait to see everyone again!

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