Mays Landing, NJ
June 22, 1977
Current Residence: Temecula, CA
Riding Experience: 25 years
Growing up in Mays Landing, NJ, Ronnie Faisst started riding dirt bikes when he was eight years old, and by the time he was 10, knew he wanted to make it to the pro level. Considered one of the founding fathers of freestyle motocross (FMX), Faisst is a four-time X-Game bronze medalist, having competed in 14 X Games events. Faisst placed third overall at the 2010 Dew Tour. He has also earned one silver medal and two additional bronze medals during his stint competing in the Gravity Games. Faisst is known Faisst for introducing the shaolin and indian air bar hops to the sport.
Faisst admits to some scary moments during his career, which included several years that he worked on landing a "360" at the X Games. In 2006, Faisst made his first attempt at the 360, but crashed, which resulted in a broken wrist and separated shoulder. A year later, following his recovery, Faisst made two more attempts, but was unsuccessful. Finally, in 2008, Faisst landed the trick, which for him was one of the most exciting moments, but still a bit scary.
When not on tour with Nuclear Cowboyz® or participating in other FMX events, Faisst trains at his newly constructed FMX compound behind his house. He also likes to play drums, work out, hunt with his dad and hang out with his friends.
Faisst currently lives in Temecula, CA.