Dennis Enarson returns for X Games Foz
Although Dennis Enarson's first three appearances in X Games Park were not on the podium (he finished 9th, 8th and 9th as a teenager from '07-'09), most in the BMX scene knew that big things were brewing for this San Diego shredder. Rather than excelling in any one discipline, Enarson simply kills it every time he's on his bike, whether he's riding Park, Street or Dirt. He impressed at X Games Los Angeles in 2010, earning silver medals in both Park and Street, and it was just a pre-cursor to his unbelievable 2011 season.
In 2011, Enarson won silver medals in both BMX Park and Street at X Games Los Angeles. He also won the overall dirt title at the Dew Tour, finished second place at Red Bull Dream Line, finished third place at Simpel Session, and won the Ride BMX NORA (Number one rider award) Cup for Ramp Rider of the Year.
His contest results, combined with amazing web clips and video parts released throughout the year, propelled Enarson straight to the top in the hearts and minds of BMX riders of all skill levels. His momentum carried into 2012 but was abruptly brought to a halt when he broke his left femur in April while filming for a DVD. He had surgery on April 19 (his 21st birthday) and embarked on nearly a five-month recovery, forcing him to withdraw from XG 2012.
In September of 2012, Enarson re-emerged on a Haro Bikes team tour of Japan, where he shot what would become the December 2012 cover of RideBMX magazine. Then he won Dirt and took second in Street at Texas Toast in October, and earned fourth-place finishes in both Dirt and Street at the Dew Tour in San Francisco the next weekend.
Enarson, who will compete in Park and Dirt in Brazil, obviously has the skills to win both events. One of his most appealing traits, however, is his completely casual approach to riding, whether he's filming a progressive and dangerous trick or dropping in at a high-pressure contest. Finishing high in the standings isn't as important to him as enjoying his time on the bike, and he doesn't share the all-or-nothing drive that some of his competitors have. Win or lose, he'll portray BMX in the best possible light without even thinking about it, which is how he's earned respect from virtually everyone in the BMX scene.