The Sweetlines Jr. Racing 

In 2014, Nyla Stevens (A-Nyla-Lator) and her dad came to me with the idea of expanding beyond coaching programs and taking the next step of promoting girls gravity riding, and so Sweetlines Junior Racing was born. We started racing in 2015 and now we have 18 girls ages 8 to 21 racing downhill, enduro, jumping bikes and spreading the love of shred.

The past years have been full of progression, laughter, a few tears, and mostly the love of riding.

“Being part of this team has taught me to break through stereotypes like that girls are delicate.”

I founded Sweetlines in 2011 with the focus of creating community, building confidence, and promoting stewardship for women and kids via mountain biking programs. We want to empower our athletes to rise to their full potential and to promote this exciting, growing sport. We can’t wait to see what the new year will bring, and we’re super excited for the future of women’s riding. – Kat Sweet

Since then we have also started up a boys team, Sweetlines Gravity Team. We currently have 20 male racers, 4 Jr Ex and 1 Pro racer.


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Sweetlines Junior Racing is an all-girls mountain bike development team committed to progressing gravity focused racing for girls of the next generation. Sweetlines Junior Racing objectives are skill development and self-empowerment through training, racing, mentoring, trail building, goal setting and healthy living.

Program Description

Already changing the current face of downhill racing, this ground-breaking team is made up of girls, ages 8-21. The girls train and compete throughout the Pacific Northwest under the guidance of mentors and professional coaches. While centered around competition, Sweetlines Junior Racing focuses on creating a positive and supportive community. This serves as the foundation for the girls to grow personally and advance in the sport.

Founded in 2015!

We now have Sweetlines Gravity Team for the boys! We have 20 boys ages 8-22 racing Cat 3 up to Pro. 

About SJR


+Build confidence and skill

+Create a positive and supportive community

+Promote stewardship

+Foster a healthy lifestyle

+Gain goal-setting skills

+Encourage self-empowerment


  1. “Syd-Vicious” – Sydney Haberman, age 20, PRO
  2. “A-Nyla-Lator” – Nyla Stevens, age 17, PRO
  3. “Shredulia” aka “Shred“– Julia Lofqvist Traum, age 17, Jr Ex / PRO 
  4. “Steezy-E” – Emma Artz, age 18, PRO
  5. “Air Claire” – Claire Kushnick, age 15, Jr EX DH & Enduro
  6. “Gnarly Nory” – Nory Klein, age 14, Jr EX


  1. “Leahnimal’ – Leah Macartney, age 14, Cat 2
  2. “Lily Rad” – Lily Artz, age 14, Cat 2
  3. “Orange Crusher” – Clementine McGee, age 13, Cat 3
  4. “The Comet” – Haley Angel, age 15, Cat 3
  5. “Debstroyer” – Deb Gallagnar, age 13, Cat 3
  6. “Josie the Riveter” – Josie Macartney, age 11, Cat 3
  7. “Mad Dog” – Maddie Doyle, age 11, Cat 3
  8. “Shred Moore” – Annabelle Moore, age 9, Cat 3


  1. “Dilly” – Dylan Brown, age 23, PRO
  2. Bentley Moore, age 16, Jr EX
  3. Elias Saarela, age 16, Jr EX
  4. “B-Dog” Brandon Hanenberg, age 16, Jr EX
  5. Austin Gibbons, age 16, Jr EX


  1. Shay Konieczka, age 16, Cat 2 DH & Jr EX Enduro
  2. Eliot Klein, age 12, Cat 2
  3. Alessandro Prestero, age 17, Cat 2
  4. Aaron Rasmussen, age 13, Cat 2
  5. Truman Atkins, age 14, Cat 2
  6. Rohan Patil, age 14, Cat 2
  7. Finn Cromer, age 16, Cat 2
  8. Sebastian Huang, age 16, Cat 2
  9. Bryce Dunn, age 12, Cat 2
  10. Sutton Wolford, age 12, Cat 2
  11. Miles Rimmer, age 14, Cat 2
  12. Sam Moore, age 13, Cat 2
  13. Henley Gilbert, age 13, Cat 2
  14. Max Thiel, age 12, Cat 3
  15. Felix Thiel, age 9, Cat 3





  • “Coach Kat-Scratch” – Kat Sweet: Pro Jumper, former Pro DH racer, IMBA Level 3 ICP Coach
  • “Kris Kross” – Kris Christensen: Pro DH, IMBA Level 1 ICP
  • “Dilly” – Dylan Brown: Pro DH
  • “Tina” – Scott Kemp: Cat 1 DH
  • “Shredulia” Julia Lofqvist Traum: Jr EX/PRO DH & Jumper
  • Josh Gibb: Pro DH, DS, RedBull Pump Track
  • Jason Koniesczka: Cat 1, firefighter, dad


  • NW Cups – April through September
  • Evergreen MTB Fest – June: booth, kids rides
  • Nationals
  • Crankworx Whistler
  • Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day – October: booth, pump track timed runs, girls ride, jump show
  • Trail Building – winter / spring



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