31-year-old American Jeremy Stenberg has been demonstrating his incredible freestyle skills since 1998 when he was crowned Vans Triple Crown champion. Since then he has won the
Dew Action Sports Pro Tour Toyota Challenge, the Best Trick event at the X Games (both in 2005), the Red Bull X Fighters event in Brazil and the LG Action Sports FMX World Championships (both in 2008).
Stenberg received his nickname 'Twitch' as he suffers from Tourette's Syndrome, which he was diagnosed with at the age of eight. This led to his starring role in MTV's reality show True Life: I Have Tourette's Syndrome. He also appeared in the VH1 series The X-Life, in which he co-starred with BMXer Cory Nastazio and skateboarder Pierre-Luc Gagnon.
Incredibly, he started riding motorbikes at the age of two - his father thought it would keep him out of trouble in their dangerous neighbourhood of Spring Valley, near San Diego, California. It was a good move - not only has Twitch had success with bikes, but he has also emerged as a talented off-road truck racer, being crowned Super Lite truck champion in the 2010 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.
In freestyle, he is the undisputed king of the whip competition. At X Games Munich earlier this year he won his fourth X Games gold medal for best whip, winning 65 per cent of the crowd vote. It was his second triumph in the event in consecutive years, and was achieved despite his gearbag only arriving at the venue ten minutes before he rode.
- Age: 32
- Height: 1.82m
- Weight: 79
- Nationality: USA