Hi Justin, how’s 2018 rounding
up for you?
It's been a really long year, I moved out right after my
18th birthday and basically had Europe as my home. I lived on couches and
stayed with friends, it was very exciting. I trained as much as possible and
got to ride so many amazing parks. I also got to meet so many new friends to
share my passion of bmx with!
You just had a big
win right? Tell us about it?
Yes! I just won the 2018 UCI BMX Freestyle World
Championship. I went into the competition of course trying to win, but to
actually do it...I couldn't believe it. Everything just worked out how I wanted it, the tricks, the lines, and percent timing on the buzzer.
What do you have
planned for the rest of the year? Relaxing?
For the rest of the year I will be relaxing and working on a
new bike. I like to do a new bike for every year. So look out for a new one
soon :) Also, it's good to relax and see family I haven't seen all year. It's
good to catch up with them.
What are you most
excited about next year?
Next year, I'm most excited to continue on the high note I left off with. Next year will be key to decide which riders go to the Olympics
so that is my goal. I'm excited to prove myself.
Do you have any
contest rituals or superstitions?
Not really, I just like to be in a positive mood leading
into competition day. It is just as important to be mentally strong as it is to
be physically strong. It's also very important to have a plan, I don't like to be
someone that just wings a competition.
If you could ride
with anyone in the world, who would you want to ride with and where?
The place I want to ride the most is Krasnodar, Russia with
my Russian homies. The parks there look unreal and a couple people out there
have invited me to stay with them. Krasnodar is very South Russia so it will be
great weather even in wintertime.
What do you think
your favorite place you’ve traveled has been to?
The favorite place all year I went was Berlin, Germany. It's
so beautiful and peaceful there. It was definitely a great place for me to stay
months at a time and let my body rest.
Any last thanks you
or shout outs?
I wanna say thanks to Monster Army and USA Cycling for
helping me out big time this year. Without them this wouldn't have been
possible. Also thanks to my 2 managers my Mom and my Brother Ryan, haha!! They
helped with my flights and my schedule! Also, to anyone that allowed me to stay
at your house and allow me to go on this journey. Thank you everyone that
supports me ! <3