Always one to push the envelope, Chad Kagy already had his training wheels off by the age of four and was racing BMX as an eight-year-old veteran.
After entering his first professional competition at the age of 17, Kagy divided his time between BMX park and vert. In 2003, Kagy switched his focus to competing solely in vert. He picked up and moved cross-country the same year to train at Woodward Camp and further perfect his craft. After a broken neck kept him off his bike for nine months, he was dubbed the comeback kid when he finished fourth at the 2004 X Games.
Kagy placed second at each of the 2006 Dew Tour stops and finished second overall to improve upon his third-place the previous year. Completely healthy in 2008, Kagy returned to top form and claimed the gold medal in X Games Big Air and the silver in vert as well as second overall on the Dew Tour. For the ’09 season, Kagy earned a consecutive second overall in Dew Tour standings, nabbed silver in X Games Big Air and bronze in vert.
After becoming a father to Tanner in 2007, it’s only a matter of time before two generations of Kagys are hitting the vert.