Brian Deegan (born May 9, 1975 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a professional Freestyle Motocross rider. Deegan is married and has two children: Hailie and Haiden. Deegan was the first ever to do a 360 (some say an off-axis backflip because it wasn't as flat) in competition naming the trick the "Mulisha Twist". He has also been a pioneering innovator in Freestyle Motocross and is the most decorated Freestyle Motocross rider in X Games history. With 10 total medals (3 Golds and 7 Bronzes) he is the only rider to compete in at least 1 event in every X Games.
In 2004, at the Winter X Games, Deegan crashed while attempting a 360 over a 100ft snow double, breaking his femur and both wrists. He came back 6 months later to get 4th at Summer X Games.
In 2005 During a taping of Viva La Bam for MTV Deegan under-rotated a back-flip and the handle bars hit hard in his mid-section. With that he lost a kidney and had a lacerated spleen with a significant amount of blood lost. He now has a long scar down his stomach, spanning almost his entire abdomen, as a result of the accident.
In 2006, Deegan and Berkela films released a film entitled Disposable Hero that follows him through the struggles and rewards that accompany the freestyle motocross sport and lifestyle. Jesse James, Ronnie Faist, Jeremy Stenberg, Cameron Steele, Chris Ackerman, Nate Adams, and Seth Enslow are a few of the featured cast that talk about Deegan and his life's journeys. The film aired on Spike TV December 5th, 2007.
Brian Deegan is one of the founders of the Metal Mulisha. In addition to supporting riders, the Metal Mulisha have a clothing line and other related merchandise. Brian Deegan also has a toy line called Hevy Hitters distributed in retail locations such as Wal Mart and most recently teamed up with Illektron to come out with Battlez FMX, a collectible card and dice game featuring Deegan, Todd Potter and Jeremy Lusk.
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