Southern California's TJ Ellis subscribes to the mantra that if a trick is worth doing, it's worth doing as big as possible. He goes as high as he can on the biggest dirt jumps he can find, and he's one of the only riders around regularly landing the wild frontflip tailwhip in contest runs. With multiple Dirt podiums on his resume, he's not only accomplished on the contest scene but also well-respected by his peers, earning the rider-judged "King of the Hill" award at Cam White's Hillside Dirt Jam in 2012. He's made the Final at two out of three of his XG Dirt appearances.
- 5th place; X Games Foz BMX Dirt (best finish)
- X Games Austin 2016 will be his 4th appearance.
- 2014: 5th Vans Kill the Line; 3rd Mongoose Jam
- 2013: 2nd Red Bull Dreamline; Nominated for Transworld NORA Cup Dirt Jumper of the year
- Separated right shoulder (third degree AC joint separation) on Nov. 8th, 2015. Was out for 12 weeks. Didn't start riding again until Feb. 2016. No surgery.
X Games Competition History
|X Games Austin 2015|| BMX Dirt||11th|
|X Games Austin 2014|| BMX Dirt||6th|
|X Games Foz do Iguaçu 2013|| BMX Dirt||5th|