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Phil The Thrill


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Phil The Thrill


Hi, I'm Phil Kmetz

Professional Mountain Bike Racer

I have been competing since the age of 5, starting with bmx before progressing to mountain biking. In 2015 I qualified 24th at the Windham UCI  World Cup. I study Business and Marketing at Lees McRae College, while competing on their collegiate cycling team on which I earned the 2015 and 2014 Collegiate Downhill National Champion titles.

Youtube

In 2013 I launched my youtube channel where I planned to share videos of my races. As I started digging into Youtube I realized there was a need for good mountain bike tutorials. As a result I created Skills with Phil, an instructional video series, where I get to help mountain bikers all over the world.

Business Student

Let's be realistic, a downhill race career has a finite lifespan. This was made clear in 2013 after a series of unfortunate injuries. Because of this, I realized I needed to reevaluate my priorities and come up with back up plan. In 2014 I enrolled at Lees McRae College where I am currently studying Business and Marketing.

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Windham 2015


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Windham 2015


Race Results

Downhill Racing

2015 | 1st Collegiate National Championships
2015 | 24th Qualifying Windham UCI World Cup
2015 | 2nd Snowshoe ProGRT National
2015 | 1st BC Cup at Silverstar Canada
2014 | 1st Collegiate National Championships
2013 | 1st Battle Of Hellion Highland Mountain
2012 | 3rd ProGrt National Mountain creek
2012 | 3rd ProGrt National Plattekill Mountain
2011 | 5th USAC National Championships

 

Dual Slalom

2015 | 2nd Collegiate National Championships
2014 | 1st Collegiate National Championships
2008 | 1st Jr. Expert USAC National Championships

BMX racing

2001 | 3rd French National Championships
1999 | 8th UCI World Championships
1996 | 1st ABA Grand Nationals


 
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I like youtube

Platform to share my passion, educate, and inspire.

Biking has given me many amazing opportunities, and youtube is the perfect platform for sharing my passion with others. I create  instructional and entertaining youtube videos for riders of all skill sets. Come see why Skills with Phil is quickly becoming one of the most engaging how to mountain bike  series!

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Be Thrilling or Be forgotten


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Be Thrilling or Be forgotten


I Like Instagram

Out of all the social media platforms, Instagram is my favorite. It's a an easy place to create short movies and share high quality content. You can follow me @PhilKmetz

 

 

My Sponsors

As you can imagine racing all year puts a lot of stress on my gear. These companies help keep my bike running, and my body protected while looking good. 

Big thanks to Defeet, Danny's Cycles, iXS Sports, Cane Creek, and Deity Components for the support!