Jack Fogelquist

Jack Fogelquist is another Aptos success story. I first saw his riding through his popular Fogelsode web edit series, which continues to pump out raw Californian steeze. Over the past few years his riding has exploded; with every year comes a batch of new banger tricks and an ever expanding sponsor list. In 2011 he competed in some of the biggest freeride and dirt jump contests on the planet, including Red Bull Joyride, Crankworx Colorado, the Bearclaw Invitational and AT’s Showdown. Jack has also coached at the Camp Of Champions in Whistler.

While he has the huge tricks in check he hasn’t forgotten about style. He has a knack for pulling an extra trick just when you think he’s about to land, in a style similar to Cam McCaul or Brandon Semenuk, and that can only be a good thing.

Age: 20

Living in: Scotts Valley, CA

Occupation: Mechanic at Scotts Valley Cycle Sport

Years riding: 8

Sponsors: Nuke Proof, X-Fusion, Geax, Straitline, Gamut USA, Division 26, Camp of Champions, Scotts Valley Cycle Sport, Demon Dirt, Five Ten, Dirty Dog MTB

Style or tricks? Style

Music: Black Keys, Classic Rock

Favourite riding spot: Post Office

Favourite rider(s): Brandon Semenuk, Ryan Howard, Brett Rheeder

Favourite quote/advice/motto: “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”

John 15:12 (NIV)

Interesting fact about yourself/the world: I can ride a mean unicycle!

2011 highlight(s): 9th at Teva Games, 11th at Crankworx Colorado, 8th at AT's Showdown


Ride (date)


Ride (spot)


People you rode with

Max and Keegan




Probably on a flip whip at the step-up.


Landed to flat on a 3 at the step-up.


Landed a superflip a little funky, and somehow flipped right over the bars.


From that superflip crash, I got pedal bite on my neck!

Bike fail/break

Snapped the derailleur spring on my dh bike.

New trick/line

Switch 3

Thing that scared you

Watching my friend crash and hurt his back. He was having back spasms, but it turned out he had tweaked a muscle.

Funny moment

Saw someone throw an empty whiskey bottle about 50 feet, shattering on the clock tower right after midnight on New Years.

Best edit you’ve seen this year? See left

Why don’t you ride BMX?

I guess I don't ride a BMX because I don't have one. They're definitely fun to mess around on, I just feel sketchy on them haha.

Plans/goals for 2012:

Finish up a few video projects that I've got going, and get some solid results in this summer!

Davin Pena Photography

Ian Hylands Photography

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Olly Wilkins
Josh Kew
Ricky Crompton
Philip Auckland
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Dave Hayward
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Jason Colledge
Martin Knorr
James Holmes
Matt Jamieson
Joe Godsall
Lewis Richards
Jay Cowley
Aidan Horn
Seb Yates
Daryl Brown
Luke Wyatt
Ollie Palmer
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