Steve Koehler

Driver name: Steve Koehler
Residence: Chesterfield, MI
Birthplace: Chesterfield, MI
Date of birth: February 12, 1974
Years competing: Since 2008

A Monster Jam® World FinalsSM Championship crew chief who still turns wrenches but now has the added duties of driving a Monster Jam truck for popular Team Scream, Steve Koehler is now the driver of Wrecking Crew at Monster Jam competitions. Koehler has been a mainstay in the pits for years expertly handling the tough job of maintaining and repairing his brother’s popular Avenger, a Monster Jam truck that Jim Koehler has powered to a pair of World Freestyle Championships, while also handling the crew duties for Jim’s long time teammate Chris Bergeron and Brutus. Since the start of 2010 the established technical ace has been adding to his resume by driving Wrecking Crew, always in true “Team Scream style” at Monster Jam events. 



Q&A with Steve Koehler  


MonsterJam.com: How did you get started competing on the Monster Jam circuit? 


Steve Koehler:  By way of my brother Jim, working as his crew chief and when we expanded the team I got the chance to drive, but of course I still work on the Monster Jam trucks too.  


MonsterJam.com:  What do you enjoy doing while on the road with Monster Jam? 


Steve Koehler:  With four Monster Jam trucks on our team now I’m always working on them, so I don’t have a lot of time to do anything else. 


MonsterJam.com:  What do you do with your free time? 


Steve Koehler:   Graphic design, websites, videos editing, boating, rollerblading, and sea doo. 


MonsterJam.com:  What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam truck driver? 


Steve Koehler:  The first time I won freestyle in a show in Montreal, Canada in April, 2008. 


MonsterJam.com: Do you have any pre-show rituals that you run though?  


Steve Koehler:   I always look at the little sheep that I have strapped in my Monster Jam truck, and make sure that my Saint-Christopher medal is in there as well. 


MonsterJam.com:  If you were not competing on the Monster Jam tour, what career path would you follow?  


Steve Koehler:  There is nothing else I’d like to do at the moment. 


MonsterJam.com:  What’s your favorite food? 


Steve Koehler: Steak 


MonsterJam.com:  What’s your favorite movie? 


Steve Koehler:  The Hangover 


MonsterJam.com:  What’s your favorite television show? 


Steve Koehler:   Sons of Anarchy 


MonsterJam.com:  What’s your favorite color? 



Steve Koehler:   Blue