Jamie Bestwick, long the king of BMX Vert, won a record-breaking 9 consecutive Vert titles at X Games before his silver medal finish behind Vince Byron in 2015. And, though he's obviously a fierce competitor (he holds 12 of the 22 BMX Vert gold medals awarded in X Games history), he says 2015 silver might have been good for him and BMX. Now, he's looking forward to a fresh start, without the pressure of defending gold. The 44-year-old will be the favorite to start a new streak at Austin 2016. When not on his bike, Bestwick is roasting beans for his new coffee shop, hanging at his wife's fitness studio or spending time with his son, Samuel.
- Silver medalist at X Games Austin 2015 behind Vince Byron.
- 9 straight X Games BMX Vert gold between 2007
- 2014, an XG record for consecutive victories in one discipline (tied by SnoCross racer Tucker Hibbert at XG Aspen 2016).
- 16 medals from 22 XG starts, including 12 Vert gold (also owns Vert Best Trick gold).
- Won double gold at XG '05 in Vert and Vert Best Trick (landed first double tailwhip flair in competition).
- Won every overall Vert title in Dew Tour history. Won Dew Tour's one
- off Vert event in 2012 & 2013.
X Games Competition History
|X Games Austin 2015|| BMX Vert||2nd|
|X Games Austin 2014|| BMX Vert||1st|
|X Games Barcelona 2013|| BMX Vert||1st|
|X Games Foz do Iguaçu 2013|| BMX Vert||1st|
|X Games Los Angeles 2012|| BMX Vert||1st|
|X Games 2011|| BMX Vert||1st|
|X Games 2010|| BMX Vert||1st|
|X Games 2009|| BMX Vert||1st|
|X Games 2008|| BMX Vert||1st|
|X Games 2008|| BMX Park||15th|
|X Games 2007|| BMX Vert||1st|
|X Games 2006|| BMX Vert||2nd|
|X Games 2006|| BMX Vert Best Trick||7th|
|X Games 2005|| BMX Vert||1st|
|X Games 2005|| BMX Vert Best Trick||1st|
|X Games 2004|| BMX Vert||6th|
|X Games 2003|| BMX Vert||1st|
|X Games 2000|| BMX Vert||1st|
|X Games 1999|| BMX Vert||6th|
|X Games 1998|| BMX Vert||5th|
|X Games 1997|| BMX Vert||4th|
|X Games 1996|| BMX Vert||3rd|