Maris Strombergs
  • Nickname: The Machine
  • Sport: BMX Racing
  • City, State you reside in: Murrieta, CA
  • Birthday: 03/10/1987
  • Age when first started riding: 5 years old
  • Favorite place to ride: Florida Tracks
  • Sponsors: Rockstar Energy Drink, Free Agent, Fox, Kenda, ODI, Velo
  • Inspiration: Stehen Murray
  • Whats on your IPOD playlist? A little bit of everything: Rap, R&B, 80's and some Latvian music
  • When I'm not riding I like to: Stay at home and play NBA 2k13
  • Official/Favorite Website: www.marisstrombergs.com
  • Something that most people don't know about you: Let's keep it that way.
  • Quote: Belief is what makes things possible not easy...
  • Career History. How did you start riding? My dad brought me to the track in 1993 when I was 5 years old. I still remember how I cried for hours when I saw all the guys going fast and jumping those big jumps. I asked my dad to take me home and said that this is definitely something I don’t want to do, but after a few months I somehow ended up trying and here I am 20 years later…
  • Career Honors, Awards, and Highlights: 2012 Olympic gold medalist | 2011 World Championships #2 | Trans-World Ride Magazine Racer of the Years 2009, 2010 | ABA Pro of the Year | 2010 UCI World Championship #1 | 2010 Nora C UCI World Championship #1 | 2010 Nora Cup Raup Racer of the Year | 2010 NBL National #1 | 2010 UCI World Cup Championship #1 | 2009 Nora Cup Racer of the Year | 2009 NBL National #1 | 2009 ABA National #3 | 2009 World Championships #4 | 2009 Chula Vista Supercross #1 | 2008 Olympic Gold medalist | 2008 UCI BMX World Championship #1 | 2008 European BMX Championship #1

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