Debbie Evans-Leavitt

 

Debbie Evans

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Debbie Evans is considered a pioneer in Observed Trials competition, a sport that calls for expertise on a narrow, marked, twisty maze of a course. Evans proved adept at the sport, which is a display of strength, concentration and balance. She was the first woman to compete in FIM World Championship Trials and was dubbed the “Queen of Trials” by the motorcycling press. She was also the first woman to successfully ride in the U.S. Trials during the late 1970s and is generally considered the best female trials rider in the history of the sport. 

In an amazing testament to her skill, in 1998 Evans, at 40, came out of retirement after 18 years away from the sport to compete in the unofficial Women’s World Trials Championship and finished eighth in a field of 38 competitors from 12 countries. In 1999 she led a U.S. women’s team to third in world championship team trials competition. In addition to her considerable accomplishments in trials, Evans became even better known for her day job as a Hollywood stuntwoman. Evans emerged as one of the leading movie stunt performers in Hollywood and has earned numerous awards for her work in more than 200 movies and television shows

Debbie Evans