ATHLETES

ATHLETES

Baja Jerky's Legacy Athletes are dreamers and role models who are filled with integrity, resilience and a sense of service. They push the limits and when they reach the top they just keep going. From elite athletes to regional rising talents, the best will be eating Baja Jerky!

    01

    Jonathan Simek

    Freestyle Mountain Biking

    Jonathan has been ripping up dirt and ramps in Southern California for years. It is easy to spot Jonathan, he is usually upside down or sideways off the jump you never thought someone would try! Being active is part of his core: Fueling his pump and craziness, that is Baja Jerky's job!

      02

      Gavin Hogan

      Surfing

      Hawaiian-born Gavin Hogan is a rising star in the surfing scene. One of the top under-18 surfers in the United States, Gavin's a bold leader who doesn't let age get in the way of pushing the limits of excellence. Active in his "surfing home" of Oahu—considered one of the top surfing hotspots in the world—Gavin practices before and after school to perfect his technique. In his spare time he works to support the community by serving a variety of causes!

        03

        Mahina Akaka

        Surfing

        In and out of the water Mahina shows and expresses aloha around the world. Currently the US longboard 18U champion and ranked 9th in the world on the WSL tour, "Hawaiian Island girl" from Honolulu is an all around water girl. She swims, steers, kayaks, prones, shell dives and happens to be one of the top ranked surfers! Mahina is an avid hula dancer, loves to travel and watch live major league baseball games with her brothers! Aloha!

          04

          Rawley Johnson

          Rodeo

          Rawley Johnson has been rodeoing since he was six years old and as a result has some of the most impressive experience for someone of his age. In middle school, Rawley qualified for the National Junior High Finals Rodeo all 3 years and placed in the national top 10 twice. Now in the thick of his high school career, Rawley has climbed to No. 1 in the Bull Riding Rookie Average of the Northern Rodeo Association. He is also active in the Idaho High School Rodeo Association where he competes in bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding. In the next couple years, watch for Rawley on the Pro Rodeo circuit!

            05

            Parker Olenick

            Adaptive Surfing

            Parker Olenick is the kind of surfer who boldly charges through life. Cerebral Palsy is no match for his passion for riding waves. He won first place in the 2019 Hawaii Adaptive Surfing Championships' Junior Division and is a recipient of the competition's much-coveted perfect 10 score. Founder of the Stoke for Life Junior Adaptive Surf Team, Parker's sights are set high on international competitions across the world in Costa Rica, Japan, Spain, and more. His dreams don't end there, and hosting a world adaptive surf tour or representing the US in the Paralympic Games are just a few goals he strives to achieve. You can recognize Parker at the beach a mile away by his bright smile as he heads for the surf.

              06

              Faith Lennox

              Adaptive Surfing / Surfing

              In 2019, Faith took 1st Place in the Hawaii Adaptive Surfing Championships. Faith surfs in both adaptive and non-adaptive competitions, advancing in her non-adaptive heats while cheering on her peers; and winning her adaptive comps, inspiring everyone! In 2019, Faith joined the Stoke For Life Junior Adaptive Surf Team, was a mentor at the Challenged Athletes Foundation's Jr Seau Adaptive Surf Camp, and was featured in the California Surf Museum! Faith is a force to be reckoned with: a ball of ferocious energy, determination, and tenacity with an amazing zest for life, a crazy love for adventure, a caring heart, and a contagious smile!

                07

                Mason & Jacob Morgan

                Skateboarding / Snowboarding / Surfing

                Mason and Jacob Morgan are your quintessential Pacific Beach kids. Based in Southern California, a central hub for all things extreme sports, the brothers are avid boarders: snowboarding up north, surfing and wakeboarding off the coast, and skateboarding just about anywhere. Not content with just picking one, anything with a board is worth exploring for these two champs-in-the-making. Trying something new doesn't always go smoothly, but Jacob and Mason have the spirit to pick themselves up and keep trying. What is awesome, they encourage their friends to do the same!

                  08

                  Hendrick Osterkamp

                  Surfing

                  Hendrick Osterkamp's dedication to surf is what gets him up for practice early in the morning, as well as heading to the beach after school. This rising talent earned his first win at age nine and has been showing off his skills at a competitive level ever since. Now one of the top surfers in the U16 (under 16) division in the Western Surfing Association, Hendrick most recently placed in the finals for two Sun Diego Surf Series events in June and July 2019. Based in San Clemente, California, Hendrick loves to travel and is always eager to experience different places and cultures.