It’s with great sadness that I write of the passing of freestyle moto rider, Jeremy Lusk. Matt and I had the opportunity to see this incredibly athlete at X-Games 14 this summer on his way to X-Games Gold and we’re sad to see him pass.
Here’s the official statement from the Metal Mulisha:
We want Jeremy to be remembered as the hardcore warrior that he was. He was never one to back down from any challenge life had to offer him on or off the track.
As a fierce competitor, he rode to the top of the freestyle world embracing the risks of the sport with hardcore passion. As a Christian, Jeremy had faith that no matter what, he would always be on the ride of his life.
To Jeremy, there was never a question of there being any consequences, especially doing something he loved. His drive, love, passion and commitment drove him to become the ‘baddest-ass’ rider of his time.
He and his wife Lauren will always be part of the Mulisha family, and his memory will continue to push our group of friends to the outer limits of life.
Lusk sustained serious injuries after failing to complete the rotation of a heart attack backflip at the X-Nights competition in Costa Rica on February 7th. He later succumbed to his injuries Tuesday morning, surrounded by friends and loved ones.