Biography

Brian deegan

height

5’9

weight

170 lbs

hometown

Omaha

current residence

Temecula

FAMILY

Wife: Marissa
Kids: Hailie, Haiden & Hudson

HOBBIES

Motocross,
Running Businesses and MMA

Motocross legend, off-road racer, team owner, and businessman “The General” Brian Deegan is a pioneer in action sports.

At age 17, outfitted with only a credit card, a dirt bike, and an old truck, Brian left his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska for Southern California with dreams of becoming the next big name in motocross. Brian’s skills quickly impressed everyone he encountered, and he soon rode his way onto a Supercross Team.

In a pivotal moment in 1997 at the Coliseum in LA, Brian made history and pioneered what is known today as Freestyle Motocross by “ghost riding” his bike across the finish line – astonishing the crowd, stunning the AMA officials, and setting into motion a new breed of competition.

Today, Brian is the most decorated Freestyle Motocross rider in the competition’s history with 14 X-Games medals to his name, including X Games Gold medal in Rally Cross. He also holds the elite distinction of being the only rider to compete in every X Games competition since the games’ inception. In the last year, Brian has dominated the off-road trucking world, taking both Lucas Oil Pro 2 Unlimited and Pro Lite Unlimited Championships, being named Lucas Oil Rookie of the Year in Pro 2 Unlimited, and taking home the 2011 Lucas Oil Driver of the Year (which he also won in 2010).

Brian currently competes in Motocross, Freestyle Motocross, Rally Car, and Short Course Trucks as founder and owner of the Metal Mulisha.

Brian’s road to the top has not been without challenge. His career is marked by multiple near-death experiences, several broken bones, a lost kidney, and a severe spleen injury. In the end, it has been Brian’s fearlessness and rebel attitude that has established him as one of the top talents and competitors in the sport.

2014
  • Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Pro-2 Lite Champion
2013
  • Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Pro Lite Champion
2012
  • 2012 Lucas Oil Off-Road-Racing Champion – PRO 2
  • 2012 Global Rallycross Championship 2nd Place
  • 2012 X Games 18 MOTO X Step Up Bronze Medal
  • 2012 X Games 18 X Games Rallycross Bronze Medal
2011
  • 2011 LUCAS OIL DRIVER OF THE YEAR
  • 2011 Lucas Oil Rookie of the Year – Pro 2
  • 2011 Lucas Oil Pro 2 Champion
  • 2011 Lucas Oil Pro Lite Champion
  • 2011 USA representative for The Race of Champions in Germany
  • X – Games 17 Rally Cross – Gold
  • EllisMania 7 Celeb winner over Dave Mirra
2010
  • 2010 LUCAS OIL DRIVER OF THE YEAR
  • X-Games Rally – Silver
  • X Games Super Rally- Silver
2009
  • X-Games Rally – 4th Place
  • Cribs Best Backyard Ramp
  • LOORRS Unlimited Lites Round 8 – 2nd Place
  • LOORRS Unlimited Lites Round 7 – 2nd Place
  • LOORRS Unlimited Lites Round 5 – 1st Place
  • LOORRS Unlimited Lites Round 2 – 3rd Place
  • Formed Rockstar/Metal Mulisha/Cuffaro Motosports Off Road Race Team
2008
  • Off Road Truck Racing Pro CORR/Team Rockstar Makita LeDuc
  • Masters of Dirt South Africa – 1st
2007
  • Mexico X Games Presented by Rockstar – Moto X Step Up – Bronze
  • X Games Mexico Moto X Step Up – Bronze
  • Summer X Games Moto X Step Up – 2nd Place
  • RedBull X Fighters Mexico City, Mexico
2006
  • Summer X Games Moto X Step Up – Bronze
2005
  • Winter X Games Moto X Best Trick – Gold
2003
  • Featured FMX Rider – Tony Hawk’s Boom Boom Huck Jam
  • Summer X Games Moto X Best Trick – Gold
  • Summer X Games FMX – Bronze
2002
  • Summer X Games Moto X Step Up – Bronze
  • Winter X Games Moto X Best Trick – Gold
2001
  • Winter X Games Moto X Best Trick – Bronze
2000
  • Summer X Games FMX – Bronze
  • Summer X Games Moto X Step Up – Bronze
  • Gravity Games FMX – Gold
  • Air MX – Champion
  • Blue Torch Ride and Slide – FMX Champion
1999
  • World Freestyle Champion
  • Gravity Games FMX – Silver
  • Summer X Games FMX – Bronze
1997
  • Los Angeles Supercross – 1st Place
2013
  • Dirt Sports Driver of the Year
2012
  • Featured Athlete in ESPN's "Road to the X Games" Commercials
2011
  • Winner - Ellismania 7 (Deegan v Mirra)
2010
  • Transworld Motocross Lifetime Achievement Award
2009
  • MTV Cribs Best Backyard Ramp
2008
  • Guinness World Records – Most Moto Winter X-Games Medals Won
2006
  • Arby’s Action Sports Awards – Comeback of the Year
  • Best Biography – Disposable Hero at X Dance Film Festival
2004
  • ESPN Top 100 Athletes of Action Sports
  • ESPY Award Nominee