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Jeremy Lusk
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Personal information
Full name Jeremy Lusk
Nickname(s) Pitbull,pwnr
Nationality American
Date of birth November 26, 1984(1984-11-26)
Place of birth San Diego, California
Date of death February 10, 2009 (aged 24)
Place of death San Jose, Costa Rica
Sport(s) Freestyle Motocross
Event(s) Freestyle Moto-X, Best Trick
Achievements and titles
X Games Two Gold medals, One Silver medal
Industry Awards & Honors Bronze Helmet

Jeremy Lusk (November 26, 1984[1] – February 10, 2009[2]) was an American freestyle motocross racer from San Diego, California.[3] He was part of the riding group Metal Mulisha.[4][5]

He won gold and silver medals at the 2008 X Games and a bronze helmet in the 2008 Moto X World Championships.[3]


Career highlights

  • 2008 X Games Mexico gold,X Games Moto X Best Trick silver,X Games freestyle Gold[1]
  • 2008 X Games: Moto X Best Trick, Silver; Moto X Freestyle, Gold[1]
  • 2008 Red Bull X Fighters, 3rd[1]
  • 2008 Moto X World Championships Moto X Freestyle, Bronze[1]
  • 2007 AST Dew Tour, 3rd[1]

Relations with other Moto-X riders

Jeremy Lusk was part of a riding team called the Metal Mulisha.[6]


On February 9, 2009, Lusk crashed while attempting to land a "Indian Air Backflip" in a freestyle motocross competition in San Jose, Costa Rica. Lusk under-rotated the flip, causing his front wheel to strike the landing and eject Lusk head first off the bike.[3] He sustained head injuries, severe brain damage and a possible spinal cord injury.[7] On February 9, 2009, he entered into cardiac and respiratory failure at Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia Hospital in San José, Costa Rica.[7]

At the time of his death, Lusk lived in Temecula, California. He is survived by his wife, Lauren.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Lynch, Cheryl. "FMX Jeremy Lusk Dies in Costa Rica". Metal Mulisha. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  2. ^ Lynch, Cheryl (untitled press release), 2009-02-09, retrieved 2009-02-11
  3. ^ a b c d Jimenez, Marianela, Freestyle motocross racer Jeremy Lusk dies, Associated Press, 2009-02-10, retrieved 2009-02-10
  4. ^ Freestyle motocross racer Jeremy Lusk dies, San Diego Union-Tribune. 2009-02-10, retrieved 2009-02-10
  5. ^ Jeremy Lusk hardly forgotten, still 'on the ride of his life'
  6. ^ Jimenez, Marianela Freestyle motocross rider Jeremy Lusk dies, Associated Press, 2009-02-09, retrieved 2009-02-22
  7. ^ a b R.I.P. Jeremy Lusk 11/26/1984 - 02/9/2009 Grind TV blog, retrieved 2009-02-10

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