Daniel Martin

Daniel Martin

Hometown: Fort Worth Texas
Career Highlights: 2012 Amateur Freestyle World Champion, 2012 Amateur US National Champion - Undefeated, 2012 Pro World Title 10th, 2011 Region 5 Freestyle Champion

Around the age of 13 Daniel started racing motocross in the Dallas, TX area and progressed to be one of the fastest in his area by 2003. He stopped racing motocross shortly after and started getting into mountain biking heavily, he raced some local races and did well. Motocross was still in his blood, so he started racing pit bikes in his regional area until summer of 2009 when he decided to take it from the dirt, to the water. That summer Daniel and his father decided to buy two new SXR800's and head to the water. By 2011 Daniel was competing at the regional level and ended up the Region 5 Amateur Freestyle champion.

 

In October of 2011 he decided to compete at the IJSBA World Finals in Lake Havasu City, AZ where he placed 7th in Amateur Freestyle.  Then trained and practiced hard all winter and picked up support from Team Xscream for the 2012 National Tour and the 2012 IJSBA World Finals.  Completed the entire National Tour, traveling coast to coast, and to the great lakes, was undefeated at every tour stop and became the 2012 IJSBA Amateur National Champion.  After all yr of training, traveling and working hard, it was time to prove himself at the IJSBA World Finals in Lake Havasu, and did just that,  ended up leaving Lake Havasu being the 2012 Amateur Freestyle World Champion.

 

For the Pro Freestyle class on Saturday at World Finals, Daniel qualified 7th for the position for the Finals on Sunday.  That following night at the Jetpilot Party, at the well know club Kokomos, he was the first ever to do two “back to back backflips” in the small waist deep pool.  Sunday morning, woke up and prepared for the big Pro show and ended up 10th place overall in Pro Freestyle.  Leaving Havasu was the best times of his life, and is ready for the 2013 National Tour and the World Finals again in October as a Pro.  

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