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Nate Adams Biography

Picture of freestyle motocross rider, Nate Adams at the 2004 X Games.
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Picture of freestyle motocross rider Nate Adams doing tricks at the 2004 X Games.
Courtesy of EXPN

From big-time backflips to broken femurs, check out this bio and photos of motocross superstar, Nate Adams.

Nate Adams - The Beginnings

Nate Adams was born in Phoenix, Arizona and began riding motocross when he was eight years old, after his dad bought him his first dirtbike. Nate entered and won several motocross races as a kid before deciding to enter the world of freestyle motocross when he was 17. He instantly made a name for himself after just a year as a pro by winning the World Freestyle Motocross Championships in 2002.

Nate Adams - Motocross Master

Nate Adams has been riding freestyle motocross for just five years but he's already established himself as one of the best riders on the planet. He's won 11 medals at the X Games, including the gold medal in freestyle motocross at the 2004 Games, and has also had top finishes on the Vans Triple Crown Motocross Series and the Dew Action Sports Tour. Nate Adams is always pushing the limits of freestyle motocross by inventing new tricks and pushing himself to go bigger at every event. In 2004, at a Vans Triple Crown event in Minnesota, Adams became the first rider to pull off a backflip to no-handed lander in competition. He's even competed at the Snow Motocross event at the Winter X Games. Adams next big event will be the 2006 LG Action Sports World Championships in October, which you can catch on CBS during the 2006 Thanksgiving weekend.

Nate Adams - Did U Know?

  • Nate Adams made motocross history at the 2004 Gravity Games, when he became the first rider to defeat motocross legend, Travis Pastrana in a freestyle motocross competition.
  • Nate Adams has a video game for cell phones named after him called Nate Adams: Freestyle Motocross.
  • Not surprisingly, Nate's motocross antics have also resulted in a few nasty wipeouts. At a competion in Italy in 2004, Nate failed to land a backflip and ended up with a concussion and a broken femur - ouch!
  • Nate Adams' nicknames include The Destroyer and Nate Dog.
  • Nate Adams Says...

    "I do this because I love riding my dirt bike. There are too many hassles and there is too much danger in the sport to do it for any other reason. You have to love it enough to be willing to put your body, health, and in some circumstances your life, on the line."

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