John Parker

United States of America flagJohn Parker
United States of America
Hometown: Paso Robles, CA
Age: 45
Height: 5' 9
Weight: 165
Sports: ,
Sponsors: Woodward Camp

Profile:

John Parker is a warrior on the half-pipe. At the 2003 U.S. Championships of BMX, John rode with a severely injured arm, even falling, but gritted his way to a second place finish. That toughness, along with 540s, every air variation you can think of, and of course, the double tailwhip, has put John among the elite on the ramp. Between touring, being a landlord, husband and father, John is one of the busiest riders in the sport. John's latest project is the magazine Sophisticated Rider, which is in its second year of publication.


History:
  • 2009 ASA Action Sports World Tour, King's Island, OH - Vert: 10th
  • 2008 LG Action Sports World Championships, Seattle, WA - Vert: 8th
  • 2008 AST Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Vert: 10th
  • 2008 AST Dew Tour, Baltimore, MD - Vert: 8th
  • 2007 LG Action Sports World Championships, Dallas, TX - Vert: 8th
  • 2007 AST Dew Tour Overall Standing - Vert: 9th
  • 2007 AST Dew Tour, Orlando, FL - Vert: 7th
  • 2007 AST Dew Tour, Salt Lake City, UT - Vert: 9th
  • 2007 Action Sports World Tour, San Diego, CA - Vert: 3rd
  • 2007 Action Sports World Tour, Phoenix, AZ - Vert: 5th
  • 2007 AST Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Vert: 7th
  • 2007 X Games, Los Angeles, CA - Vert: 8th
  • 2007 AST Dew Tour, Cleveland, OH - Vert: 9th
  • 2007 AST Dew Tour, Baltimore, MD - Vert: 10th
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Championships, Dallas, TX - Vert: 9th
  • 2006 Action Sports US Vert Championship, San Diego, CA - Vert: 6th
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Tour, Birmingham, England - Vert: 5th
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands - Vert: 2nd
  • 2006 AST Dew Tour, Louisville, KY - Vert: 5th
  • 2006 Action Sports World Tour, Richmond, VA - Vert: 2nd
  • 2005 AST Dew Tour, Denver, CO - Vert: 7th
  • 2005 Gravity Games - Vert: 9th, Best Trick: 1st
  • 2005 LG Action Sports World Tour, Paris, France: 3rd
  • 2005 LG Action Sports World Tour, Munich, Germany: 3rd
  • 2005 AST Dew Tour, Louisville, KY: 6th
  • 2005 MSS, Cincinnati, OH: 5th
  • 2005 LG Action Sports World Tour, Moscow, Russia: 5th
  • 2004 LG Action Sports Asian Tour, Shanghai, Beijing & Seoul: 3rd
  • 2004 LG Action Sports Championships - U.S. Championships of BMX - Vert: Top 10
  • 2004 Mobile Skatepark Series Ranking - Vert: 2nd
  • 2004 MSS, Sacramento, CA - Vert: 1st
  • 2004 X Games - Vert: Top 10
  • 2003 LG Action Sports Championships -U.S. Championships of BMX - Vert: Silver Medalist
  • 2003 & 2002 Mobile Skatepark Series - Overall Vert Champion
  • 2003 & 2002 X Games - Vert: 6th
  • 2002 U.S. Championships of BMX - Vert: 2nd
  • Two-time MTV Sports & Music Festival Champion

Notable:

Riding Since: 1988

Turned Pro: 1994

Currently Reside: State College, PA

Food: Pizza with lots of stuff on it.

Movies: The Persuit of Happyness, Happy Feet

TV: Squawk Box, Mad Money

Top three activities other than riding: Playing with my son, working on Sophisticated Rider, stabalize some commercial real estate.

Goals: Learn new tricks; body varials, bike flips, and decades are in the works.

Career Highlight: Traveling the world with my friends.

Life Highlight: Every moment I spend with my son.

Quote: "You are what you do."

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