Tragic new out of Melbourne, Australia where 27-year-old freestyle motocross athlete Jayden “Jayo” Archer died while practicing a trick yesterday. Jayo is famous for becoming the first athlete to land a triple backflip in competition back in 2022. Nitro Circus founder Travis Pastrana spoke with ESPN about the loss of Jayo:

“This really hit home. Jayo grew up in a time when action sports was at its biggest, and he always wanted to do the big stuff like the double and the triple, even though there weren’t a lot of places to showcase those bigger tricks. He’d get up every morning at 4 a.m. and go to the gym before work so he could ride his dirt bike. When he came to Maryland to train, he stayed at my house and was an incredible role model to my kids. He was a great human first, a hard worker second and a bad motherf—er third.”

Here is a statement from Nitro Circus:

The Nitro Circus family is mourning the loss of Jayo Archer.

Jayo was the epitome of passion, hard work & determination. He pushed what was possible on a dirt bike to heights never seen before. A positive influence to those around him. And above all else a great human being and friend to us all.

Sending our thoughts and love to Jayo’s family and friends.

We love you mate. Ride in peace

Here is Jayo’s triple, the first ever landed in competition:

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