It takes drive to get what we want in “Life”. Drive and practice, practice, and more practice. I was watching the X-Games and I am a Fan! A fan of the sports, the talent, and the Pros! I have loved watching and must share with you my Top Pros!
Ashley Fiolek is a 19 year old Motocross Racer that started racing since she was 7 years old. Her ambition has all ready led her to win gold medals in both X-Games that she has competed in (2009 and 2010). Fiolek has broken pretty much every bone you can think of, her wrists, collar bones, you name it she has broken it! Her desire to race and her willingness to compete makes her one force to be reckon with! Did I mention she is deaf?
Fiolek has learned to ride in a different kind of way. Unlike us who can listen and know when to shift on a dirt bike; Fiolek has learned to shift through the vibrations of the bike! Driven and focused and positive! When asked: “How is being deaf a disadvantage in this sport?” Fiolek responded: “Being deaf is actually an advantage, it allows me to remain focus and I don’t have to deal with the crowd noise!” It was amazing to see Fiolek win the Gold!
My other Motocross Racer that was amazing to see in person is: Jeremy Stenberg! I had the honor of seeing Jeremy compete in the Red Bull Competition last summer and the tricks that he can do on that Dirt Bike are amazing! He is a Father, a Husband, a Professional, and a Role Model. Jeremy can ride that Dirt Bike like a pro regardless of his “Twitch” a nickname he has earned due to his battle with Tourette Syndrome.
Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome since he was eight years old. That has not stopped him from winning the Bronze Medal this year in the X-Games and SO SO many in the past! “Twitch” has earned his spot in the top FMX Racers of today and regardless of the risks he faces, he rides in a such a fearless state that his tricks are truly amazing!
No excuses stopped Ashley or Jeremy of accomplishing their dreams or pursuing their passions! Ashley and Jeremy simply faced adversity and prevailed! Prevailed to the status of X-Games SuperStars!
True Role Models that remind us everyday that there is no limit to what we can accomplish! No excuses! Jeremy and Ashley didn’t have an excuse to “life” they had a mission to succeed! Congrats to both!
Who is your favorite athlete? Are you an X-Games fan? Ashley Fiolek is on Twitter and you can follow her now!