Name - Age - Hometown
Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg - 26 - Santee, California
Mat Rebeaud - 26 - Payerne, Switzerland
Nate Adams - 24 - Glendale, Arizona
Jeremy Lusk - 23 - San Diego, California
Robbie Maddison - 27 - Kiama Downs, Australia
Mike Mason - 27 - Minden, Nevada
Blake Williams - 23 - Baxter, Australia
Adam Jones - 24 - Warrendale, Pennsylvania
Beau Bamburg - 30 - Gresham, Oregon
Todd Porter - 24 - Anza, California
In addition to these top men, eight athletes have been invited to participate in the event’s open qualifying round for the remaining two spots in the 12-man world championship roster. On Saturday afternoon, Derek Garland (San Clemente, CA), Jeff Fehr (Salt Lake City, UT), Ronnie Faisst (Mays Landing, NJ), Dustin Miller (Garnville, NV), Wiley Fullmer (Chino, CA) Miles Richmond (Cherry Valley,CA), Cameron Sinclair (Southport, Australia), Brian Foster (Minden, NV) and Jeff Kargola (San Clemente, CA) will take to the track for one run in hopes of advancing to the evening’s championship competition.
In three rounds of head-to-head competition the 12 competitors will need to consistently perform their greatest, high-flying tricks in order to last throughout the evening’s contest to claim the World Championship title. The format celebrates the most steadfast overall athletic performance, not just one spectacular run; therefore these men will need to repeatedly nail the most daring stunts with extraordinary precision.
No one man has monopolized the competition this season; Jeremy Lusk won the 2008 X Games and X Games Mexico gold medals, Adam Jones captured the AST Dew Cup this season, and Mat Rebeaud excelled at the X Fighters events. But, as last year’s contest illustrated, season domination is not the key. Nate Adams won virtually every AST Dew Tour event in 2007, but Jeremy Stenberg’s consistency and technique during the championships lead him to the title in 2007.
Will Lusk or Jones add this title to their 2008 accomplishments, or will Mat Rebeaud turn out one of the spectacular exhibitions that he is so widely known for? After an uncharacteristic season filled with second and third place finishes, will Nate Adams be able to reclaim his number one status? Twitch won the title in 2007 with a broken ankle, will he be able to persevere through this year’s injuries and keep the title? Be there for all the action! Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets or at the Fairplex Pomona box office.
The LG World Championships of Freestyle Motocross is an ASA Entertainment production.