Skip to content
Chris Koehler
background
Chris Koehler in Monster Mutt

Chris Koehler

Shop

Chris Koehler

2024 Truck

Monster Mutt

2024 Tour

Stadium Championship Series West

Birthday

October 19

Residence

Columbus, MI

Driving Axe for Team Scream gave Chris Koehler the in-road he needed to begin to make his mark on Monster Jam competition. The second-generation racer made his Monster Jam debut in October 2020, just days after his 21st birthday. In 2023, Chris Koehler competed in a full season and earned co-Rookie of the Year honors. One could say “like father, like son” as Chris follows in the footsteps of his father “Mr. Excitement,” Jim Koehler.

career highlights

  • 2023 Rookie of the Year

about

  • What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
    My biggest interest is monster trucks. I also ride dirt bikes.
  • Who are your role models?
    Jim Koehler, Tom Meents, and Colby Raha
  • Do you have any pre-show rituals you run through?
    Before the event, I have to listen to certain songs, get dressed a certain way, and walk the track extensively. I also do not eat a lot on race day.
  • What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
    A lot of people do not know that I have a bachelor’s degree in welding engineering technology from Ferris State University.
  • What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?
    My favorite memory off the racetrack has to be all the years I spent in college building all the connections I have made along the way. Graduating was a great honor and a very bittersweet moment.
  • What is your most prized possession?
    My most prized possession is easily my monster truck. I also have a tricked out 2021 crf110.

life on the road

  • What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
    Getting to spend time hanging out with the other drivers and crew is my favorite part. My least favorite part has to be all of the time driving the semi from one event to the next.
  • While on tour, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
    My favorite thing to do in my free time is to workout, listen to music, hangout with friends, think of new tricks to perform in the truck, watch a good movie, and think of new concepts.
  • How do you keep fit?
    I work out 5-6 times a week to stay in the best shape possible. I also watch my diet trying to eat as many vegetables as possible. I also consume a lot of chicken.
  • What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
    I need music so headphones are number one priority. Second has to be protein powder. Energy drinks are also a must.
  • What is your favorite city to travel to?
    Las Vegas or Arlington
  • What countries have you visited with Monster Jam?
    I have only travelled in the United States and Canada so far. Hoping to see many more in the future!

career

  • How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
    My dad has been driving since before I was born so I have grown up watching and working on monster trucks. Once I hit 18, I had earned myself a seat and started driving.
  • What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
    My favorite part is the level of competition; it is the highest level of competition with the toughest drivers you can find. I also enjoy racing in stadiums full of 40,000+ fans.
  • How would you describe your driving style?
    My driving style is very on the edge. I would describe it as chaos with wild situations I put myself in while driving the monster truck.
  • What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
    Chase your dreams. Nothing is impossible, the best things in life never come easy or everyone would be doing it! Be the best you can be!
  • What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
    My favorite memory has to be when my dad won Monster Jam World Finals in 2012 or my huge air from Arlington in 2020.
  • Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
    Jim Koehler, Tom Meents, Ryan Anderson, and Mikey Vaters

fun facts

  • Do you have any nicknames?
    Chris, The Terminator, Chris Sicko Mode, The Main Event, Chris Hollywood
  • What’s your favorite movie?
    Django Unchained
  • What’s your favorite television show?
    Ozark, Breaking Bad, Rick and Morty, or Bojack Horseman
  • What’s your favorite color?
    Orange
  • What’s your favorite thing to eat?
    Steak
  • What’s your favorite restaurant on the road?
    Any steakhouse
  • How would your friends and family describe you?
    Wild, driven, funny, talkative, reliable, good company, and an extrovert

STADIUM SERIES EAST

POINTS THROUGH February 25, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Tyler Menninga /
truck Grave Digger /
points 410
behind
Position 2
name Tristan England /
truck JCB DIGatron /
points 387
behind -23
Position 3
name Todd LeDuc /
truck Megalodon /
points 327
behind -83
Position 4
name Bryce Kenny /
truck Great Clips Mohawk Warrior /
points 325
behind -85
Position 5
name Tom Meents / Colton Eichelberger /
truck Max-D /
points 324
behind -86
Position 6
name John Gordon /
truck Bad Company /
points 296
behind -114
Position 7
name Cole Venard / Mike Pagliarulo /
truck Black Pearl /
points 246
behind -164
Position 8
name Ryan Disharoon /
truck Shaker /
points 209
behind -201
Position 9
name Jamey Garner /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 202
behind -208
Position 10
name Linsey Read / Charlie Pauken /
truck Lucas Stabilizer /
points 201
behind -209
Position 11
name Matt Pagliarulo /
truck Jester /
points 162
behind -248
Position 12
name Mike Pagliarulo / Nick Pagliarulo /
truck Kraken /
points 119
behind -291

STADIUM SERIES WEST

POINTS THROUGH February 25, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Ryan Anderson /
truck Son-uva Digger /
points 438
behind -0
Position 2
name Adam Anderson /
truck Grave Digger /
points 396
behind -42
Position 3
name Camden Murphy /
truck Bakugan Dragonoid /
points 367
behind -71
Position 4
name Bari Musawwir /
truck Zombie /
points 333
behind -105
Position 5
name Cory Rummell /
truck Megalodon /
points 321
behind -117
Position 6
name Colt Stephens /
truck ThunderROARus /
points 308
behind -130
Position 7
name David Olfert /
truck Velociraptor / Rod Ryan Show /
points 260
behind -178
Position 8
name Joe Foley /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 245
behind -193
Position 9
name Chris Koehler /
truck Monster Mutt / Northern Nightmare /
points 238
behind -200
Position 10
name Kayla Blood /
truck Soldier Fortune /
points 227
behind -211
Position 11
name Mike Christensen /
truck Vendetta /
points 160
behind -278
Position 12
name Jim Koehler /
truck Avenger /
points 156
behind -282

ARENA SERIES CENTRAL

Weston Anderson in Grave Digger

POINTS THROUGH February 18, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Weston Anderson /
truck Grave Digger /
points 711
behind
Position 2
name Fernando Martinez /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 532
behind -179
Position 3
name Brianna Mahon /
truck Scooby-Doo /
points 500
behind -211
Position 4
name Brandan Tulachka /
truck Just Get Er Done /
points 487
behind -224
Position 5
name Jamie Sullivan / Joe Dennis /
truck Monster Mutt Dalmatian /
points 430
behind -281
Position 6
name Alex Bardin /
truck Stone Crusher /
points 311
behind -400
Position 7
name Mikayla Tulachka /
truck Megalodon /
points 305
behind -406
Position 8
name Frank Krmel /
truck Zombie /
points 240
behind -471

ARENA SERIES EAST

Krysten Anderson in Grave Digger

POINTS THROUGH February 25, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Krysten Anderson /
truck Grave Digger /
points 649
behind
Position 2
name Armando Castro /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 630
behind -19
Position 3
name Zack Garner /
truck Wild Side /
points 553
behind -96
Position 4
name Coty Saucier / Chelsea Vancleave /
truck Dragon /
points 550
behind -99
Position 5
name Chad Tingler /
truck Over Bored /
points 383
behind -266
Position 6
name Mark Hall /
truck Raminator /
points 357
behind -292
Position 7
name Angelina Nock /
truck Megalodon /
points 339
behind -310
Position 8
name Kurt Kraehmer /
truck Rammunition /
points 212
behind -437

ARENA SERIES WEST

Brandon Vinson in Grave Digger

POINTS THROUGH February 25, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Brandon Vinson / Matt Cody /
truck Grave Digger /
points 770
behind
Position 2
name Tony Ochs /
truck ThunderROARus /
points 668
behind -102
Position 3
name Dalton Widner /
truck Jurassic Attack /
points 638
behind -132
Position 4
name MJ Solorio /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 516
behind -254
Position 5
name Ashley Sanford / Loghan Ashline /
truck Megalodon /
points 474
behind -296
Position 6
name James Calhoun / Joe Urie /
truck Earth Shaker /
points 379
behind -391
Position 7
name Berto Treviño /
truck Monster Mutt Rottweiler /
points 375
behind -395
Position 8
name Devin Winfield / Jeff Souza /
truck Velociraptor /
points 309
behind -461