Jeremy Stenberg received his first dirt bike at age two, so one could
rightfully say he’s been riding motorcycles all of his life. With a
freestyle motocross (FMX) career dating back to the sport's earliest
incarnations, many view Stenberg as one of the sport's first true
In 1998, Stenberg made his first serious mark on competitive freestyle
when he won the Vans Triple Crown Championship – a feat he’d repeat in
2004. He also boasts a string of other high-profile victories,
including wins at Red Bull X Fighters Brazil (2008) and the LG Action
Sports FMX World Championships (2008).
In 2004, he reached one of the pinnacles of FMX when he became the
first rider to complete a backflip on natural terrain.
He was dominant in the X Games for 17 years, winning a total of 16
medals (6 gold 5, silver, 5 bronze) for MTX Step Up, MTX Best Trick,
MTX Freestyle, MTX Speed & Style, MTX Best Whip, and MTX Real Moto.
Adding to his successes outside of FMX, Stenberg secured the Lucas Oil
Off-Road Racing Series Super Lite Truck Championship in 2010.
Stenberg and his family were also the subjects of a VH-1 reality show,
The X-Life, which detailed the lives of extreme athletes during
competition and at home.
Stenberg continues to attract major sponsors, owns a line of apparel
and motorcycle parts, and operates a successful YouTube channel that
documents his exploits with friends and teammates.