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The Best BMX Vert Riders Of All Time

Updated May 17, 2018 377 votes 111 voters 1.1k views

List RulesBMX riders who specialize in vert.

Though many of the best BMX vert riders are actually just all-around great riders, there are certainly a few that stick out in the world of vert. Whether you want to call it vert or transition, these dudes to follow know their way around a ramp, and often landed themselves in the top spot of vert competitions around the globe. Of course, the half-pipe isn't as big and popular as it was through the early 2000s, and maybe that's because some of these top vert riders have since moved on to other areas of the sport. 

As you can imagine, Jamie Bestwick and Mat Hoffman are going to be found at the top of the list, as they'll both go down as the best and gnarliest vert riders of all time. Who else could take the podium at X Games nearly 10 years straight? We all know the answer is basically no one. Now, check out the vert riders below and vote up the best to do it. 

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  • 1
    Dave Mirra

    Summer X Games (Vert):
    Gold: 1997, 1998
    Silver: 1996, 1999
    Gravity Games:
    1st: 1998
    2nd: 2002

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    Mat Hoffman

    Summer X Games (Vert)
    Gold: 1995, 1996
    Bronze: 1997
    CFB:
    1st: 2000, 2001

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    Jamie Bestwick
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    Jamie Bestwick

    Summer X Games (Vert):
    Gold: 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
    Silver: 2006, 2015, 2017
    Bronze: 1996

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    Vince Byron
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    Vince Byron

    Summer X Games (Vert):
    Gold: 2015, 2017
    Silver: 2011 (Big Air), 2012, 2013, 2017 (Big Air)
    Bronze: 2011, 2013 (Big Air)

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    Dennis McCoy
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    Dennis McCoy

    Summer X Games (Vert):
    Gold: 1998 (doubles)
    Silver: 1997, 1998
    Bronze: 2014

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    Chad Kagy
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    Chad Kagy

    Summer X Games (Vert):
    Gold: 2006, 2010 (Big Air), 2013 (Big Air)
    Silver: 2005, 2008, 2013 (Big Air)
    Bronze: 2009, 2011 (Big Air)

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    Simon Tabron
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    Simon Tabron

    Summer X Games (Vert):
    Silver: 2004, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2016
    Bronze: 1998, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2015

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    Kevin Robinson
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    Kevin Robinson

    Summer X Games (Vert):
    Gold: 2006 (Best Trick and Big Air), 2007 (Big Air), 2009
    Bronze: 2007, 2010 (Big Air)

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    Gary Young
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    Gary Young

    Van Doren Invitational:
    1st: 2014 (Street)
    2nd: 2015 (Park)
    Vans BMX Pro Cup:
    3rd: 2017 (Street)
     

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    Mykel Larrin
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    Mykel Larrin

    Summer X Games (Vert):
    Bronze: 2015 (Big Air)
    Vert Mission BMX Prelim:
    2nd Place: 2017 (Big Air)