Jared Eichelberger

Jared Eichelberger

Hometown : Paxton, Illinois Started competing in Monster Jam : 2016 Birthday : November 30
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About Me

What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
Jared Eichelberger
: Physical fitness, riding ATVs and NHRA Drag Racing.

Who are your role models?
Jared Eichelberger
: My parents.

Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals you run through?
Jared Eichelberger
: I stretch and say a prayer.

What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
Jared Eichelberger
: I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture.

What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?
Jared Eichelberger
: Anytime I am with my brother.

What is your most prized possession?
Jared Eichelberger
: My chocolate lab, Bella Rae.

Life on the Road with Monster Jam

What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
Jared Eichelberger
: The satisfaction of bringing the crowd to their feet during a show.

While on the road, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
Jared Eichelberger
: Touring the cities and checking out local landmarks.

How do you keep fit?
Jared Eichelberger
: I lift weights and run on the treadmill.

What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
Jared Eichelberger
: I always have to have my toothbrush.

What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
Jared Eichelberger
: Anywhere that has nice warm weather.

Career

How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
Jared Eichelberger
: I started crewing on my dad, Tom Meents’ Monster Jam truck. The next year, I was crewing on my brother, Colton Eichelberger’s Grave Digger truck. The opportunity then came for me to test in my very own truck.

What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
Jared Eichelberger
: The feeling I get when the entire crowd is on their feet cheering while I’m performing.

How would you describe your driving style?
Jared Eichelberger
: The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in our family. I go out during a show prepared to create Maximum Destruction!

What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
Jared Eichelberger
: Educate yourself, get good grades, have good manners and work hard!

What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
Jared Eichelberger
: Any time I can make my family proud by driving and working hard.

Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
Jared Eichelberger
: This is the easiest question! The hardest working person I know that lives and breathes Monster Jam, my dad, Tom Meents!

Fun Facts

Do you have any nicknames?
Jared Eichelberger
: Ike

What’s your favorite television show?
Jared Eichelberger
: Monster Jam

What’s your favorite thing to eat?
Jared Eichelberger
: Steak

How would your friend and family describe you?
Jared Eichelberger
: Hard working

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