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FMX Jeremy Lusk Dies in Costa Rica

Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Jeremy Lusk
FMX Rider Jeremy Lusk.
It is with the greatest sadness that we report...our beloved Jeremy Lusk passed away at approximately 11:03 PM PST this evening due to complications from the crash sustained Saturday evening in Costa Rica. Still in the Calderon Hospital Intensive Care Unit, he was surrounded by his loving Mother and Father, Chuck and Gina Lusk, his wonderful wife Lauren, his Mother and Father-in-Law Lynne and Larry and many of his closest Mulisha family members including Brian Deegan, Ryan Hagy, Cameron Steele and Erik Apple.

Please keep Jeremy and his family in your thoughts and prayers. All the warm thoughts, comments and support are comforting in these times.

We will provide further updates regarding arrangements as we get them.
Metal Mulisha has released this statement with the passing of their family and freestyle team member, Jeremy Lusk.

“A Warrior has Risen”

We want Jeremy to be remembered as the hardcore warrior that he was. He was never one to back down from any challenge life had to offer him on or off the track. As a fierce competitor, he rode to the top of the freestyle world embracing the risks of the sport with hardcore passion. As a Christian, Jeremy had faith that no matter what, he would always be on the ride of his life. To Jeremy, there was never a question of there being any consequences, especially doing something he loved. His drive, love, passion and commitment drove him to become the “baddest ass” rider of his time. He and his wife Lauren will always be part of the Mulisha family, and his memory will continue to push our group of friends to the outer limits of life.

From Metal Mulisha founder Teammate and Best Friend, Brian Deegan:

“Jeremy motivated me to be a better person, he was my best friend” said Deegan. The bond of this team is one that will never be broken. We know Jeremy is looking down from a great place, continuing to move mountains and touch the lives of those above. One day, we will all be reunited and will ride together again. In the end, all dust turns to ash. Metal Mulisha will continue to live and die by that creed. Jeremy, we can’t wait to see you.

From fellow Mulisha Teammate and close friend, Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg:

Well, I was hoping I wouldn't ever have to say this but, last night I lost one of my closest friends. I'm at a loss for words. I still feel like I'm in a bad dream and I'm gonna wake up tomorrow and go ride with Jeremy. I just can't believe he's gone. I feel for his wife and family. Were gonna miss u big worm! We’re gonna carry on for you like you would for us. We will always be brothers and I will keep your memory alive forever…

From Rick Alessandri, Senior Vice President, X Games Franchise:

"The ESPN family is very saddened by the death of Moto X competitor, Jeremy Lusk. Jeremy was a gifted athlete and an innovator. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jeremy's wife, Lauren, his parents Gina and Chuck and to the entire Lusk family."

From Chris Stiepock, Vice President and General Manager, X Games Franchise:
"Jeremy Lusk had emerged as one of the world's best freestyle moto riders as proven at last year's X Games. He was a tremendous athlete and competitor and represented the sport of freestyle motocross very well." I join Rick Alessandri and everyone at EXPN in extending our condolences to the many who knew and loved him.”

From Toby Bost, Chief Executive Officer, La Jolla Group:

"This is a tremendous loss for the entire motocross community and all of action sports. The Metal Mulisha team is very saddened by the loss of our friend and family member, Jeremy Lusk. He lived life to the fullest with an immense spirit and passion for the sport, and will always be known as a warrior. Our hearts pour out to his wife Lauren, his mother Gina, and his father Chuck. We know Jeremy is in a very good place and will always be a part of the Mulisha family.”

Jeremy was born in the San Diego area and resided in Temecula with his wife Lauren. He is the only child to Chuck and Gina Lusk who still reside in the greater San Diego area.

Biographical Information:

Birth date: 11-26-84
Marital Status: Married
Height: 5’8”
Birth Place: San Diego, CA
Weight: 165 lbs.
Current Residence: Temecula, CA
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Green

Started Riding: Age 3
Turned Pro: Age 19

* Career Accomplishments:
2008 X Games Mexico – Moto X Best Trick - Gold
2008 X Games Moto X Freestyle – Gold
2008 X Games Moto X Best Trick - Silver
2008 Red Bull X Fighters – Texas – 3rd
2008 Moto X World Championships Moto X Freestyle - Bronze
2007 AST Dew Tour – Overall – 4th
2007 AST Dew Tour – Orlando, FL – 4th
2007 AST Dew Tour – Salt Lake City, UT – 3rd
2007 AST Dew Tour – Portland, OR – 7th
2007 X Games Moto X Freestyle- 4th
2007 X Games Moto X Best Trick – 5th
2007 AST Dew Tour – Cleveland, OH – 7th
2007 AST Dew Tour – Baltimore, MD – 5th
2007 Red Bull X Fighters – Ireland – 4th

* Other sports and hobbies: Surfing and Weight Training
* Favorite: Music – Hip/Hop and Metal Movie – Road House 
                    Food – Mexican Motorcycle – YZ 250 
                    Car – BMW, Escalade, Honda Accord 
                     Vacation Place – Rome

* First: Car – Chevy Cavalier Motorcycle – PW 50

* Pet Peeve: Storytellers

Final Arrangements:
Funeral arrangements will be in the Murrieta/Menifee area; final arrangements are pending.

Fund Raising:
Efforts will continue as a Trust has been set up in Jeremy’s memory, The Jeremy Lusk Trust Fund. Donations can be made to Jeremy’s Trust through the Athlete Recovery Fund (www.athleterecoveryfund.com).

Jeremy Lusk's Funeral Services will be held on Monday, February 16th, 2009 at 1:00 PM

Revival Christian Fellowship Church
29220 Scott Road
Menifee,CA 92584

All are welcome.

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timmy -hero  November 16, 2010 06:55 AM
jermy he was such a good insperation of my dirtbiking I missed u so much that a wrote my Hero paper in school about him love and miss u
god bless too the lusks
Tina -Jeremy Lusk  January 1, 2010 07:52 PM
Jeremy was a hero and role model for my son, who has been riding motocross since he was 9. I became very involved in following the sport and watched Jeremy rise quickly to the top. I was shocked and saddened to hear of his death, and as 2009 ended, my thoughts turned again to Jeremy Lusk and the family he left behind. I hope it is some consolation to them that he died doing what he loved most. My heart goes out to them, and I wish them comfort and peace in the new year. Rest in peace, Jeremy. You will never be forgotten.
Cami.K -Jeremy Lusk  December 31, 2009 04:48 PM
It's always unfortunite to have events like this happen, but your journey is never over. I think we all know what you are doing now, riding. You are amazing and we all know you will continue to do what you do best in heaven.
cesar casillas -december 10 2009  December 29, 2009 12:02 AM
we gonna miss you jeremy
i know you are watching
me from heaven so we love you lusk
m/m 4 ever!!!

Jarrett Rentz -Jeremy Lusk  November 20, 2009 07:55 AM
R.I.P Jeremy Lusk
James Mckitten -JEREMY LUSK  November 11, 2009 08:41 AM
Amazing fella, RIDE IN PEACE
Kelly C -Blessing J Lusk and family  October 3, 2009 03:38 PM
You are a hero god has blessed you and your family so sad
jake -rip  September 30, 2009 11:04 AM
i never seen u before, or met u but i will eventully mete u in heaven RIP.
sam -lusk  September 18, 2009 01:49 PM
just amazing he was rip man you were my idol i love x fighters why has it got to be the gd people that some happen to the

R.I.P LUSK YOU ROCK JUST AMAZING YOU WERE a true amazing it love you doble grab flip just amazing

Evan Gunthner -Sleeping  August 15, 2009 06:00 PM
Your just sleeping brother. Much love and respect.
niall -jermy lusk rip  April 27, 2009 11:53 AM
i went to watch you at the x fighters and i thought you were brillant i only found out yesterday of your death and i would like to give my support to his family and god bless jermy lusk my favvourite rider
yamagilps -rip lusky  April 25, 2009 07:56 PM
i will never forget you lusk nices guy in the woooorld ,,,see you again in heaven bro ,,,,brraaaaaaaaaaap
Anthony Karkos -RIP  April 4, 2009 07:51 PM
rest in peace man see u some other day
Bert Bogden -A Fallen Hero  March 5, 2009 05:01 PM
My heart goes out to all who knew and loved Jeremy. My anger goes out to the organizers of the events- who put their profits before athlete safety. I think changes must be made to the current system to insure Jeremy does not simply become the "first one to die". This is not the venue to 'brainstorm ideas' for precisely what these changes could be.....but we can all think of ways to allow Hero's like Jeremy to continue 'pushing the envelope' and still grow old!
Stephanie thats me -Jeremy Lusk  March 1, 2009 09:57 AM
God had a plan for Jeremy, I believe Jeremy crossed your path for a reason. From what I understand he brought much laughter to some, he motivated others, excepted Christ as his savior, gave his love to Lauren and made his parents PROUD.. One day we will understand what the big picture is and why things happen. All's I know is that when I read about Jeremy's passing now ,I just know that he arrived home and did his job here on earth and ROCKED IT! So when you feel sad, smile and celebrate what he brought to the table.. THANKS JEREMY LUSK =D
Alex Alarcon -REST IN PEACE...  February 19, 2009 04:36 PM
aj immekus -RIP Jeremy  February 13, 2009 06:46 PM
jeremy was a hardcor rider and he was a hero for all riders
Vicki And son kenny Hicks -we were so sad  February 13, 2009 06:42 PM
my son and i have been going to all the events every year and my son rides as well out hearts to out to the family what great rider he was one of a kind the boys who ride at redondo union high school could not belive it and could not even speck they were so heart broken you wont be forgotten we send our love the Hicks family
Tobias -Jeremy!  February 13, 2009 02:56 PM
Rest in peace! Poland will never forget your last year show.
stephanie -R.I.P.jeremy  February 13, 2009 02:00 PM
what a sad tragedy i feel terrible im sorry R.I.P JEREMY LUSK well miss you so much!!!!
Gary Golden -jl  February 11, 2009 03:57 PM
On behalf of the Christian Motorcyclists Association I wish as well to let the family know our prayers are circulating. We dont always unerstand why someone is taken so long, but we trust God that in His divine plan, it will work out, that he knows best. g2
Jen Calderon -Rest and enjoy Eternal Life Jeremy!  February 11, 2009 11:58 AM
Jeremy, you came to Costa Rica to give us your best, and you did. Your words, smile and enthusiasm made us feel your friends. During the show, you were very brave as well as at the hospital. God bless you for dying while doing what you loved! ENJOY HEAVEN...CAUSE WE'RE SURE THERE'S WHERE YOU ARE!!!! Our prayers with your family and closest friends.
Carlos Monge -Jeremy Rest in Peace  February 11, 2009 09:04 AM
He was a great rider, all my prayers will be for his wife and family... rest in peace dude.
liz -jeremy lusk  February 11, 2009 07:26 AM
ive heard about him here or there and its very sad to see such a good competator and person go.. i heard a song this morning and it reminded me so much of this situation it gave me goosebumps. We Believe by Good Charlotte.. rest in peace Jeremy.
Olli -...  February 11, 2009 03:45 AM
I dont know if I would call him a real "hero", just by judging his motorcycle-carreer. Anyway, it takes three days to go to heaven if I undestood them Christians right, thats Feb. 13th. Rest in peace, Jeremy.
Micke -Jeremy Lusk  February 11, 2009 01:25 AM
Jeremy Lusk a true hero, now in heaven! R.I.P!
Steve Laxalt, Reno -A Fierce Competitor who Loved what he did  February 10, 2009 11:06 PM
God Bless the Lusks and friends of Jeremy. A tough sport with unforseen consequences. Hopefully fans and speculators will get past the trauma and remember the contributions and role model he has provided for many.
Dalton Martin -R.I.P jeremy  February 10, 2009 10:15 PM
you were a inspiron to me all the other yong riders out there i will always caryy you in my heart when i ride.
Dylan Rench -Rip, Jeremy Lusk  February 10, 2009 08:58 PM
God bless Jeremy, family, and friends. He was a great source of inspiration to many and an awesome freestyler. Jeremy and his never give up attitude will never be forgotten. He will be greatly missed!
Alfredo Carranza -Jeremy Lusk, RIP.  February 10, 2009 07:33 PM
A black day for all costaricans. He came here to give us a great show, paying with his life. Unfortunately, I saw him when he hit the floor. We all knew that he was not gonna make it, but never knew, that he was gonna be as injured as he was. God bless you Jeremy, wherever you are...
Erik Johnson -Jeremy Lusk  February 10, 2009 06:02 PM
i met j three years ago, and he inspired me to be the best at what ever i do. I and as well my familly, will miss him. god bless you jeremy, you are a friend, and a brother.since i left temecula 3 years ago, i havnt seen him, but hearing about him through mutual friends and the media,ive watched him accell through the ranks of the sport he loved.we love you big worm