Jemma, also known as, Lil' JT, grew up in Woodbury, Minnesota. She was born on May 15, 2012, and began her hobby in BMX in 2017. She got started at an old school get together at their indoor track, Rum River BMX. Her father, Jeff had the thought that Jemma would like to ride her balance bike there. On that very day, she wouldn't stop going around the track and eventually, Jeff had to pull her off to get hydrated from all the fun. In May 2017, she entered her first balance bike race and to our surprise, she beat all the boys. Since then she has won every balance bike race she entered including the Grand Nationals.
The following year in June 2018, she broke her arm and was in a cast for six weeks. By August, she couldn't wait to get back on the track and once her cast was removed she tied for first place at the North Central Gold Cup. She later crashed in the main and missed getting a plate. Things soon turned around and she then went on to win all her races. In so doing she moved her ranking from 22nd to 3rd overall, whilst competing for a very competitive Minnesota State series plate. After enduring 9 months of racing some really fast Intermediate boys, she became an Expert. Her first race as an Expert girl was in 2018 at the Grand Nationals. Unfortunately, she crashed when battling out front on the first straightaway, taking her out once again. She didn't give up.
The two Closeup Crew buddies Gabi Renner and Louis Trieb spontaneously decided to film a small video during a visit to the skate park in Langenargen on Lake Constance / Southern Germany. Gabi behind the camera filmed the 15-year-old Louis for for exactly one hour - hence the title "Powerhour". The clip result is impressive, given the short time and the fact that Louis is just 15 years old!
From "Dress Up Day" to "The Secret Jump". My first book "Girls Can B DIFFERENT - Dress Up Day" was such a success thanks to all of the champion girls who dare to be different and embrace who they are. Today is the day "Girls Can B BRAVE - The Secret Jump" is officially released and available to purchase online.
About the Book: Caroline B wants to learn a big new jump. The bigger kids think she's too little. Will she be brave enough? The second title in a new children's book series called 'Girls Can B', following the adventures of 'Caroline B', encouraging and inspiring young girls to be anything they want to be! Girls Can B - The Secret Jump', by Caroline Buchanan, with Dani Carey, illustrated by Ana Naranjo.
We recently hooked up eight year old BMX prodigy and youtube sensation Caiden Cernius. We met up with the little dude for a quick session at the skatepark where he showed us a few of his favorite tricks! Enjoy.
Hot Wheels® and Woodward, a POWDR company, announced today the dates and locations for the 2019 Hot Wheels™ Junior Series built by Woodward, an amateur skateboarding and BMX competition series that invites participants 16-years-old and under to compete and progress their skills. The Series gives kids around the country an easy entry into the world of competition by inspiring them to take on new challenges, meet new friends and compete for great prizes. Registration for the series is now open at hotwheelsjuniorseries.com.
Running from April through September, the Hot Wheels Junior Series kicks off in sunny Huntington Beach, Calif., April 5-7 and includes skate and BMX contests spanning disciplines such as street, park, bowl, mini and dirt. Additional stops include Phoenix, Ariz., Rye, N.H., Tahoe, Calif. and Woodward, Pa. Awards are given to athletes at every event in each discipline across four participant divisions including ages 10 and under, ages 11-16, women’s and advanced.
"In the same way playing with Hot Wheels nurtures the 'Challenger Spirit' by encouraging kids to try, fail, and repeat to achieve success, so does the world of action sports,” said Ricardo Briceno, Hot Wheels Director of Global Brand Marketing at Mattel. "The Hot Wheels Junior Series gives kids the forum to
Hi everyone! I've got a Hotwheels competition coming up next week in Huntington Beach, California so we go to the skatepark to practice. My mom, dad and skatepark kids call out tricks for me that I have to do on the fly to get ready for the comp!