Mike Cinqmars, known as a pioneer of freestyle motocross, died on Thursday at the age of 31. Read more on Mark Cinqmars death below.
Mike Cinqmars, 31, has died according to reports from the San Bernadino County coroner who received the motocross star’s body. Mike Cinqmars cause of death is not yet known and the autopsy is scheduled for next week.
Mike brought home the silver medal in the 1999 X Games. Cinqmars then worked with MTV and did a jump over his 2-story home in California.
But Cinqmars had a crash that ended his freestyle motocross career.
He said about the career-ending crash (via ESPN): “I was 35 feet up in the air coming down; I just tossed the bike away and splatted on the back of the landing and snapped my back. I rolled down the hill but when I was lying there I could feel that my back popped out because I didn’t lose consciousness or nothing. The first thing I did was move my toes and I knew I wasn’t paralyzed and that was a great feeling.”
Mike Cinqmars said he was happy with what he accomplished with his freestyle career even though it ended early: “My biggest goal was just to get a nice place and have nice stuff. And once I started making money that was my goal was to have a nice house that I could call my own and have all nice stuff in it and to have a car and a truck, bikes and all that. I’ve got all that now. I’ve got land and it’s good to be able to have all that. It was a big goal of mine and I’ve done it.”
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