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Carson Curtis (left) and Zach Diercks stand outside their home in Hager City. The two recently competed in the AMA Hillclimbing National Championships in Dayton, Ohio. Diercks won the ATV division.

Hillclimbing is family affair for Diercks, Curtis

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HAGER CITY - Hager City resident Zach Diercks won the 2011 AMA Hillclimb Championship Aug. 13-14 for ATV 2 Strokes in Dayton, Ohio.

Diercks, 18, had a time of 10.518 to place first in his second trip to the championship. Diercks first championship competition came two years ago in New Ulm, Minn.


"I didn't think I had the best time until I got down the hill," Diercks said.

Diercks beat out 24 other riders at nationals.

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