etnies is proud to welcome one of the most influential riders in BMX to the team, the one and only Jamie Bestwick!
Born in Derby, England, Jamie made a name for himself in 1999 when he first moved to the U.S. to pursue his dream of a career in BMX. In less than a year, he nabbed a gold medal in the BMX Vert discipline at the 2000 X Games, winning out over a rider who many considered the best in the world. The following year, Jamie continued his domination of the contest circuit with a win at the 2001 NBC Gravity Games, claiming a gold medal. In 2003, after a hiatus due to injuries, Jamie recaptured the X Games gold, as well as the Global X Games gold, and continued his winning streak.
With unmatched timing and smoothness, Jamie rides a vert ramp as if it were trails, using every inch and wasting no opportunities for more speed or height, hitting back-to-back tricks on every wall and flawlessly executing some of the most innovative, stylish and original tricks in the book. Though Jamie is often labeled as primarily a vert rider, his talents don't end there. Park and dirt, likewise, are no match for him. He's one of the smoothest riders on the planet.
Welcome to the etnies team, Jamie!