Mike Metzger is one of the biggest names in Freestyle Motorcross. In the 2002 X-Games he won the Freestyle and Big Air events and got second place in Step Up, earning him an estimated $100,000 in three days. In 2003 he also got first place in Big Air. On May 4, 2006, at 9:26, Metzger completed "The Impossible Jump", doing a world record backflip over the fountains in front of Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, seen live on ESPN. He is the first person to complete a backflip over the fountains, and only the second person to ever successufully land that jump. The others to attempt the jump over Caesar's Palace's fountains include Evel Knievel, Gary Wells, and Robbie Knievel, of which only Robbie landed successfully. Not only did Metzger complete this jump whilst performing a backflip, but he also set the record for distance, landing 125 feet from the takeoff ramp.
|Birthdate:||November 19, 1975|
|Age:||37 years old|
|Birth Place:||Menifee, CA|
|Residence:||Canyon Lake, CA|
|Category: Sports > XTreme Sports > Motocross|
|Equipment:||Bell Helmets, Factory Freestyle, Pro Circuit, DVS, Innova Tires, 74 Motorsports, Motion Pro, GT Bicycles|