Jamie Bestwick

United States of America flagJamie Bestwick
United States of America
Ranking: 1
Hometown: Nottingham, England
Age: 46
Height: 6' 1''
Weight: 175
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Sponsors: Monster, DK Bikes, Alpinestars, Ogio, Toyota, Bell
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Jamie Bestwick has been ruling the vert ramp since he began riding in England in the early 80's. But it wasn't until he quit his job and moved to America that he really started to get the recognition he deserved. That was 1998, and since then, he has won every major modern day BMX vert riding event and title there is. Jamie is an all-around amazing vert rider. He goes huge, carves both ways, and in 2003, he debuted the tailwhip flair, a trick so complex that he is the only rider to do it. In addition to collecting gold medals, he also collects Star Wars memorabilia.


History:
  • 2010 Alli Dew Tour - BMX Vert Dew Cup Champion
  • 2010 Alli Dew Tour, Las Vegas, NV - Vert: 2nd
  • 2010 Alli Dew Tour, Salt Lake City, UT - Vert: 1st
  • 2010 Alli Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Vert: 1st
  • 2010 X Games 16, Los Angeles, CA - Vert: Gold
  • 2010 Alli Dew Tour, Chicago, IL - Vert: 1st
  • 2010 Asian X Games, Shanghai, China - Vert: Gold
  • 2009 Alli Dew Tour: BMX Vert Dew Cup Champion
  • 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Orlando, FL - Vert: 1st
  • 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Salt Lake City, UT - Vert: 1st
  • 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Vert: 1st
  • 2009 X Games 15, Los Angeles, CA - Vert: Gold Medalist
  • 2009 BMX Worlds, Cologne, Germany - Vert: 1st
  • 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Chicago, IL - Vert: 1st
  • 2008 LG Action Sports World Championships, Seattle, WA - Vert: Gold Medalist
  • 2008 AST Dew Tour, Orlando, FL - Vert: 1st
  • 2008 LG Action Sports World Tour, Cincinnati, OH - Vert: Gold Medalist
  • 2008 AST Dew Tour, Salt Lake City, UT - Vert: 1st
  • 2008 AST Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Vert: 2nd
  • 2008 X Games 14, Los Angeles, CA - Freestyle Vert: Gold Medalist
  • 2008 AST Dew Tour, Baltimore, MD - Vert: 1st
  • 2007 LG Action Sports World Championships, Dallas, TX - Vert: Gold Medalist
  • 2007 AST Dew Tour Overall Standing - Vert: 1st
  • 2007 AST Dew Tour, Orlando, FL - Vert: 2nd
  • 2007 AST Dew Tour, Salt Lake City, UT - Vert: 1st
  • 2007 AST Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Vert: 1st
  • 2007 X Games, Los Angeles, CA - Vert: Gold Medalist
  • 2007 AST Dew Tour, Cleveland, OH - Vert: 7th
  • 2007 AST Dew Tour, Baltimore, MD - Vert: 1st
  • 2006 AST Dew Tour Overall Standing - Vert: 1st
  • 2006 AST Dew Tour, Orlando, FL - Vert: 1st
  • 2006 AST Dew Tour, San Jose, CA - Vert: 1st
  • 2006 X Games, Los Angeles, CA - Vert: Silver Medalist, Best Trick: 7th
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Tour, Birmingham, England - Vert: Gold Medalist
  • 2006 AST Dew Tour, Denver, CO - Vert: 1st
  • 2006 AST Dew Tour, Louisville, KY - Vert: 2nd
  • 2005 LG Action Sports World Championship, Manchester, England - Vert: Gold Medalist
  • 2005 AST Dew Tour, Orlando, FL - Vert: 1st
  • 2005 AST Dew Tour, San Jose, CA - Vert: 1st
  • 2005 AST Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Vert: 1st
  • 2005 AST Dew Tour, Denver, CO - Vert: 1st
  • 2005 X Games - Vert & Best Trick: Gold Medalist
  • 2004 Gravity Games: Gold Medalist
  • 2004 & 2003 LG Action Sports Championships - U.S. Championships of BMX - Vert: Gold Medalist
  • 2004 Mobile Skatepark Series, Dulles & Niagara - Vert: 1st
  • 2004 & 2003 CFB Woodward West - Vert: 1st
  • 2003 & 2000 X Games - Vert: Gold Medalist
  • 2003 X Games Global Championships - Vert: Gold Medalist

Notable:

Riding since: 1982.

Activities when not riding: Photography, Moto GP, English football

Worst Injury: Broken humerus (not funny at all)

Coolest thing you own: My son Samuel, he's a chick magnet, I am just there to carry him.

Best event you have competed in: LG Manchester last year. It was great riding in front of my home crowd, and my family was there too.

Movies: BMX Bandits, Jaws, The Matrix

Favorite Rider/Skater: Bob Burnquist

Favorite Trick: Flair double tailwhip

Favorite City: Dubai

Activities Other Than Riding: Photography, moto gp, and English football

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