Levi Sherwood grew up on two wheels and has spent the last 18 years following in the footsteps of his father Dave Sherwood, a professional speedway racer, on the way to establishing himself as the shooting star of the international FMX scene. Initially set on a path in MX racing, it didn't take Levi long to realize that he loved jumping and learning new tricks. Although he still races the occasional MX and SX for fun, FMX is where the 18-year-old's heart and soul is.
Having competed on the Crusty Tour and competed in national events in his native New Zealand and neighbouring Australia for several years, Sherwood used his international debut at the Red Bull X-Fighters in Mexico City to show that he is yet another wonder from Down Under by rocking up with a wildcard and winning the main event! A starting place for the following Red Bull X-Fighters event in Calgary followed - and the rest is history. Despite not being able to repeat his debut win, Sherwood established himself as one of the top riders on the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour 2009 with solid performances and outrageous tricks that more than justified his nickname "Rubber Kid".
Thanks to his sixth place in the overall standings 2009 he is already qualified for the opening event of the season. There, New Zealander will be looking to pick of where he left off at the season finale 2009 in London, where he claimed second place, as he returns to Mexico City (MEX) to try and repeat his sensational performance of one year ago.