21-year-old Jackson Frew hails from Canberra in Australia and will be racing his second year as a pro for Kona in 2020. Jackson’s focus will be on a complete World Cup DH season but don’t be surprised to see him sneak in an EWS event or two.
South Australian gravity pinner Connor Fearon is back celebrating his 10th year as a pro rider with Kona. After finishing third at the Tasmanian round of the EWS last year, and securing the Australian National Enduro title, Connor is looking to build on his 2019 season and will be splitting his year between EWS and World Cup DH events. Connor will be tearing up the World Cup DH tracks on his Operator CR and piloting his Process 153 CR DL on to EWS Podiums.
Miranda Miller returns to the Kona Gravity team for her second full year of Enduro World Series racing. After a solid 2019 season, highlighted by a third place in Les Orres, France and a bronze medal at the Trophy of Nations, Miller finished her 2019 EWS in ninth place. Just like 2019 Miller will also be tackling the odd World Cup DH event too. Miranda is eager to build upon what she learned from her inaugural EWS season and take on the world’s fastest women.
Entering his fifth year as a professional rider for Kona and his third on the Gravity Team, Squamish, BC native, Rhys Verner is looking forward to building on his strong finish in the 2019 Season. A bronze medal for Canada at the Trophy of Nations and some solid top 30 results saw Rhys finish the EWS season in 34th place.
Keeping it close to home is important for Kona, and Caleb Holonko brings our program right back to its roots. Based on the North Shore of Vancouver, BC, Holonko carries on the freeride torch this season. Big hits, big mountains, and a big bag of tricks, Holonko is one to watch in the coming years.
For 2020 Anthony Poulson will be returning to the Gravity Team, but not as a rider. Poulson played a strong support role to Connor, Rhys, and Miranda both in the pits and out on the trail during last year’s EWS season and along his trusty dadcam will be continuing that role in support of long time Kona Gravity Team Manager and mechanic Mathieu Dupelle.
We’re incredibly excited for the 2020 season to get underway and watch the Kona Gravity Team crush it all over the world. Whether it be the EWS, World Cup DH or Crankworx, you can be sure to see Kona’s talented team giving it 100%