Jamie Bestwick

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Jamie Bestwick
Personal information
Full name Jamie Bestwick
Nickname Burger and Burkey
Born (1971-07-08) July 8, 1971 (age 47)
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Summer X Games medal record
Representing  United Kingdom
Gold medal – first place 2016 Austin BMX Vert
Gold medal – first place 2014 Austin BMX Vert
Gold medal – first place 2013 Barcelona BMX Vert
Gold medal – first place 2013 Foz do Iguaçu BMX Vert
Gold medal – first place 2012 Los Angeles BMX Vert
Gold medal – first place 2011 Los Angeles BMX Vert
Gold medal – first place 2010 Los Angeles BMX Vert
Gold medal – first place 2009 Los Angeles BMX Vert
Gold medal – first place 2008 Los Angeles BMX Vert
Gold medal – first place 2007 Los Angeles BMX Vert
Gold medal – first place 2005 Los Angeles BMX Vert
Gold medal – first place 2005 Los Angeles BMX Vert Best Trick
Gold medal – first place 2003 Los Angeles BMX Vert
Gold medal – first place 2000 San Francisco BMX Vert
Silver medal – second place 2018 Minneapolis BMX Vert
Silver medal – second place 2017 Minneapolis BMX Vert
Silver medal – second place 2015 Austin BMX Vert
Silver medal – second place 2006 Los Angeles BMX Vert
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Newport BMX Vert

Jamie Bestwick (born July 8, 1971 in Nottingham, United Kingdom) is a British BMX rider. He won 13 gold medals in the BMX Vert event at the X Games, and one gold medal for Vert Best Trick.

He started riding BMX with his friends at 10 years old. Jamie only competed in BMX events for fun. Riding his bike was just a way to hang out with his friends. After he finished school, his first priority was working as a mechanic for an airline company in England and he thought that was going to be his career. However, he decided to quit his job and become a professional BMX rider.

Jamie competed in his first X Games in 1996. He ended Dave Mirra’s BMX three-year Vert reign in 2000, taking home the gold. He gradually became unbeatable. He won every single competition he entered in 2005. He won silver at X Games 2015, losing after winning 9 years in a row [1][2][3]

Bestwick has also won a Laureus World Sports Award for Action Sportsperson of the Year and been nominated for a Best Male Action Sports Athlete ESPY Award. In 2014, Bestwick spoke at Yale University alongside Ken Hill, Scott Russell, and Nick Ienatsch about motorcycle racing and success. In 2006 he performed in Cirque Rocks a charity circus held in New Zealand.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jamie Bestwick Wins Silver". ESPN. Retrieved July 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Vince Byron ends Jamie Bestwick's streak". CraveOnline. Retrieved July 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Jamie Bestwick falls short of 10 in a row". Deseret News. Retrieved July 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Excellence in Motion: What Motorcycle Racing Can Teach Us About Success". Yale University. Calendar of Events. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Levy, Jason (19 February 2015). "Higher (and Faster) Learning". Yamaha Champions Riding School. Retrieved 15 October 2016.