Born May 20, 1958, Stu Thomsen was a pioneer in BMX racing in the 1970's and 1980's and reigned as America's best-paid BMX bicycle racer. At the age of 14 he placed fifth in his first event. Stu became one of the greatest, most powerful and spectacular BMX riders of all times. He was known in the world as "Stompin' Stu" as he thrilled spectators with his power and agility on a BMX bicycle. In his first major event the Yamaha Gold Cup Series, Stu was overall winner at the age of 16. He turned professional after he won his first National #1 title in 1976. For seven years, from 1976 to 1982 he held the National #1 title (NBA). In 1980 and 1982 he won the Nora Cup Award. He is the author of the "Stu Thomsen's Book on BMX". His career was totally awesome!