Daniel Dhers

Venezuela flagDaniel Dhers
Venezuela
Ranking: 17
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
Age: 32
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 130
Sports: ,
Sponsors: Red Bull, KHE Bikes, Verizon Wireless, POC Helmets, Albe's, Woodward

Profile:

Daniel Dhers stands alone when it comes to BMX park competition. While many riders struggle to learn 360 variations, Daniel has perfected them all and moved on to amass a solid arsenal of 720 tricks. His astonishing consistency has helped him stack up victories all over the world, including multiple X Games gold medals and AST Tour overall titles, and his peers voted to award him RideBMX magazine’s 2008 NORA Cup for Ramp Rider of the Year. There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that Daniel is the man to beat in BMX park, and his competitors are having a rough time doing it.

Growing up in Caracas, Venezuela, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, Daniel struggled to advance his riding skills as his local parks closed down, one by one. He dreamed of riding at Woodward Camp’s expansive training grounds in Pennsylvania, and a chance meeting with a Woodward resident pro at a demo in South America resulted in his first trip to the camp in 2004. He returned the following summer with a single-minded determination to develop unique tricks and land them on every attempt. He made his U.S. competition debut with a win at the Baco Jam in October 2005, though it was merely a glimpse of what was to come.

Daniel threw everything he had into the five-stop AST Tour in 2006, emerging as a virtual unknown to challenge the greatest park riders in the world. He didn’t miss the podium all season, finishing with the overall title in his rookie year. He took the bronze at his first X Games the same year before going on to earn gold in ’07 and ’08. He also repeated his AST title in ’07 and ’08, dominating the series with huge 720, tailwhip, and flair variations at every stop. He possesses an unmatched drive to win, but he has succeeded because of his passion for riding, something every BMXer shares. “I was never in it for the money,” he says. “I just want to ride my bike for as long as I can. Hopefully I can have some longevity in the sport and be respected for what I’m doing.”


History:
  • 2011 BMX Masters, Cologne, Germany - Park: 1st, Spine: 1st
  • 2011 Air in the Square, MegaRamp ASA Triples, NY, NY - 7th
  • 2011 FISE, Montpellier, France - Spine: 2nd
  • 2011 FISE, Montpellier, France - Park: 4th
  • 2010 Alli Dew Tour - BMX Park Dew Cup Champion
  • 2010 Alli Dew Tour, Las Vegas, NV - Park: 2nd
  • 2010 Alli Dew Tour, Salt Lake City, UT - Park: 3rd
  • 2010 Alli Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Park: 1st
  • 2010 Nike 6.0 BMX Pro, Huntington Beach, CA - 2nd
  • 2010 X Games 16, Los Angeles, CA - Park: Gold
  • 2010 Alli Dew Tour, Chicago, IL - Park: 2nd
  • 2010 BMX Masters, Cologne, Germany - Park: 2nd
  • 2010 BMX Masters, Cologne, Germany - Super Ramp: 2nd
  • 2010 Nike 6.0 BMX Pro, Barcelona, Spain - 2nd
  • 2010 ASA BMX Triples, DeKalb, IL - 3rd
  • 2009 Dave Mirra's King of the Animal House, Greenville, NC - 4th
  • 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Orlando, FL - Park: 2nd
  • 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Salt Lake City, UT - Park: 1st
  • 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Park: 3rd
  • 2009 Nike 6.0 BMX, Huntington Beach, CA - 2nd
  • 2009 BMX Worlds, Cologne, Germany - Miniramp: 1st
  • 2009 BMX Worlds, Cologne, Germany - Vert: 9th
  • 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Chicago, IL - Park: 9th
  • 2009 ASA Action Sports World Tour, Minneapolis, MN - Big-Air BMX Triples: Semi-finalist
  • 2008 LG Action Sports World Championships, Seattle, WA - Street: Gold Medalist
  • 2008 AST Dew Tour, Orlando, FL - Park: 2nd
  • 2008 AST Dew Tour, Salt Lake City, UT - Park: 1st
  • 2008 AST Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Park: 1st
  • 2008 X Games 14, Los Angeles, CA - Superpark: 1st
  • 2008 Suzuki BMX Masters, Cologne, Germany - Street: 1st
  • 2008 Suzuki BMX Masters, Cologne, Germany - Mini Park: 2nd
  • 2008 Suzuki BMX Masters, Cologne, Germany - Vert: 7th
  • 2008 AST Dew Tour, Baltimore, MD - Park: 1st
  • 2008 FISE, Montpellier, France - Park: 1st
  • 2008 JoMoPro, Joplin, MO - Park: 1st
  • 2007 LG Action Sports World Championships, Dallas, TX - Street: Silver Medalist
  • 2007 AST Dew Tour Overall Standing - Park: 1st
  • 2007 AST Dew Tour, Orlando, FL - Park: 1st
  • 2007 AST Dew Tour, Salt Lake City, UT - Park: 4th
  • 2007 AST Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Park: 3rd
  • 2007 X Games, Los Angeles, CA - Park: Gold Medalist
  • 2007 AST Dew Tour, Cleveland, OH - Park: 1st
  • 2007 Suzuki BMX Masters, Cologne, Germany - Vert: 4th
  • 2007 Suzuki BMX Masters, Cologne, Germany - Miniramp: 2nd
  • 2007 Suzuki BMX Masters, Cologne, Germany - Street: 1st
  • 2007 AST Dew Tour, Baltimore, MD - Park: 1st
  • 2007 Nokia Fise, Montpellier, France - Park: 3rd
  • 2007 Asian X Games, Shanghai - Park: 1st
  • 2007 Metro Jam, Singapore - Street: 2nd
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Champinships, Dallas, TX - Park: Gold Medalist
  • 2006 AST Dew Tour Overall Standing - Park: 1st
  • 2006 AST Dew Tour, Orlando, FL - Park: 1st
  • 2006 X Games - Park: Bronze Model
  • 2006 AST Dew Tour, San Jose, CA - Park: 3rd
  • 2006 AST Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Park: 3rd
  • 2006 AST Dew Tour, Denver, CO - Park: 1st
  • 2006 AST Dew Tour, Lousville, KY - Park: 3rd

Notable:

Riding Since: 1998

Turned Pro: 2004

Currently Reside: Greenville, NC

When you're not riding:Guitar Hero, Movies, food and just got into real guitar

Coolest thing you own: My DC ring

5 things you always travel with: Bike, Ipod, Pads, Clothes, Books

Favorite Trick: Whips, Flips, and anything that has to do with a spin

Worst Injury: Broken lumber

Favorite Food: Sushi and my mom's cooking

Favorite Music: Akon, Young Jeezy, Cassie, Face to Face, Requeson, Thursday, Fort Minor, The Sounds, Frou Frou, too many more to name

Favorite Movie: The new Batmans, Red Dragon, Taken, 300

Favorite TV show: Two and a half men, Simpsons, Futurama, Family guy

Favorite City: Orlando

Career Highlight: 2006 LG ActionSports Champion, Nora cup ramp rider of the year '08, X Games gold '07,'08, Dew Tour champion '06-'08

Life Highlight: Having an awesome family and lived in 3 countries

Hero/Influence: Antero, Bestwick, and Mirra because they motivate me to ride

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