TJ Ellis

TJ Ellis
United States of America flagTJ Ellis
United States of America
Ranking: 11
Hometown: Moreno Valley, CA
Age: 31
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 165
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Sponsors: Rockstar Energy Drink, Vans, Free Agent Bikes, Deft, Ethika, Stay Strong

Profile:

TJ Ellis is a Moreno Valley, CA native born February 19, 1986. TJ primarily rides dirt and is known for being friendly, positive and super spontaneous on and off the bike. Ellis pushes the limits of BMX through his crazy back flip variations. In 2006, he was one of only two riders to land a double back flip on the AST Dew Tour. Since then he has turned it up with front flip variations and big combos and is consistently going bigger and higher while throwing new tricks in that blow people's minds. In 2008 and 2009 he has earned several 1st place positions in a new discipline, created by ASA, the BMX Triples and will be a very difficult contender to beat in 2010.

When did you decide to ride BMX professionally?
Around 19 years old, right after high school

Who influences you most and why?
Cory Nastazio, because he is one of my good friends and he's always pushing limits which motivates me.

What is something most people don't know about you?
I'm very into music, and I like making music.

Where is your favorite place to ride?
Stephen Murray's house.


History:
  • 2012 ASA Big-Air BMX Triples, Orange County, CA - Day 1: 3rd
  • 2012 Lords of Dirt, Bedford, England - Dirt: 5th
  • 2011 MegaRamp ASA Triples, Orange County, CA - Day 1: 10th, Day 2: 10th
  • 2011 Alli Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Dirt: 10th
  • 2010 Alli Dew Tour, Las Vegas, NV - Dirt: 2nd
  • 2010 Alli Dew Tour, Salt Lake City, UT - Dirt: 4th
  • 2010 Alli Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Dirt: 9th
  • 2010 Alli Dew Tour, Chicago, IL - Dirt: 9th
  • 2010 BMX Masters, Cologne, Germany - Dirt: 1st
  • 2010 Warriors of Wood, San Jose, CA - 1st
  • 2010 ASA Big Air Triples, Augusta, GA - 3rd
  • 2010 Red Bull Stomping Grounds, Chicago, IL - 10
  • 2009 Warriors of Wood, San Jose, CA - 1st
  • 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Orlando, FL - Dirt: 2nd
  • 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Salt Lake City, UT - Dirt: 2nd
  • 2009 ASA Big Air BMX Triples, Costa Mesa, CA - Semi-finalist
  • 2009 Big in Bavaria, Germany - 2nd
  • 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Chicago, IL - Dirt: 8th
  • 2009 ASA Action Sports World Tour, Chicago, IL - Big-Air BMX Triples: 1st
  • 2009 ASA Action Sports World Tour, Minneapolis, MN - Big-Air BMX Triples: 2nd
  • 2008 LG Action Sports World Tour, Cincinnati, OH - Triple Jump: Semi Finalist
  • 2008 AST Dew Tour, Salt Lake City, UT - Dirt: 6th
  • 2008 Big Air BMX Triples, Costa Mesa, CA - Triple Jump (Final): 3rd
  • 2008 Big Air BMX Triples, Costa Mesa, CA - Triple Jump (Round Two): 3rd
  • 2008 Suzuki BMX Masters, Cologne, Germany - Dirt: 3rd
  • 2008 Red Bull Elevation , Whistler, Canada - Dirt: 4th
  • 2007 Dew Tour Overall Standing - Dirt: 9th
  • 2007 Dew Tour, Orlando, FL - Dirt: 9th
  • 2007 Dew Tour, Salt Lake City, UT - Dirt: 9th
  • 2007 Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Dirt: 4th
  • 2007 Red Bull Elevation, Whistler, Canada - Dirt: 6th

Notable:

Years as Pro: 4

Career Highlights: 3rd at BMX Masters, 4th at Redbull elevation

Whats on your iPod?: Lil Wayne

5 Things you always travel with: phone, bike, clothes, money, girls

Signature trick: Backflip

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