Jeremy Lusk: Best Dirt Biker There Was
Jeremy Daniel Lusk (1984-2009) was born on November 26th, 1984 in San Diego, California. At the age of just only 3, he started riding on dirt bikes. Through 16 years, Jeremy’s talent and skill lead him to becoming pro at age 19. He was successfully the youngest pro FMX rider in the United States.
He won his first X Games gold medal in the freestyle motocross competition last summer at the Home Depot Center, and won a silver medal in the FMX best-trick contest. Also in 2008, Lusk won two gold medals in an X Games Mexico competition; he finished third in the Dew Tour series standings, and he was never lower than fourth in a string of high-level international events (Grindtv.com). Jeremy Lusk joined the FMX team called Metal Mulisha in 2006 and quickly became one of the top riders. He was excellent athlete and friend. Though intimidating as a rider, he was open hearted, funny, and friendly young guy.
On February 9th, 2009, Jeremy Lusk died after he under-rotated a Hart Attack backflip and slammed head first into the dirt on Saturday, Feb. 7 in Costa Rica. He sustained severe brain damage and a possible spinal cord injury, said Jorge Ramirez, chief of the intensive care unit at Calderon Hospital.
Lusk survived an initial surgery late Saturday night that was intended to stem brain swelling, even though his chances of surviving the procedure were low. "He was in a medicine-induced coma as a protective measure, and the medicine was being reduced to see how his organism responded," said Ramirez. "That didn't mean he was going to wake up. He was in shock and that got worse last night, until he stopped responding and entered into cardiac and respiratory failure." He died with wife, Lauren, his parents, and friends at his side at approximately 11:30 PM PST.
On February 9th, 2009, Lusk crashed while attempting to land a "Hart Attack Indian Air Backflip" in a freestyle motocross competition in San Jose, Costa Rica....
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