Change is inevitable. Whether you like it or not, it happens. Much of life is how you handle that change and what you make of it. On December 1st, 2015, Team Unlimited, the owners and producers of the XTERRA World Tour, made one of the biggest changes it’s made to it’s XTERRA American race series since the U.S. Cup Series in 2009. The creation of the new XTERRA Pan American Tour.
For amateur athletes in the U.S., the XTERRA America Tour is still going strong with not much changing (qualifying spots for Maui actually go up despite less regional championship races), but for the professional athletes, this signaled the end of the XTERRA U.S. Pro Series. We reached out to some of the pro athletes, from around the world, who have been part of the U.S. Series for the last few years to get their thoughts on the changes.
Josiah Middaugh – 2015 XTERRA World Champion
I think it could really re-energize some of the pros that might be stale with the same races and open up to some other pro athletes to be competitive, especially in Mexico, Canada, Central and South America.