Some breaking team news for you this afternoon from the guys at Mongoose. Kevin Pereza joins the PRO team. Hit the official press release below for more info….
Mongoose Signs BMXer Kevin Peraza to Pro Team
Madison, Wisc. – May 23, 2013 – Mongoose is thrilled to announce BMXer Kevin Peraza as the newest member of the Mongoose professional team. The young athlete’s technical tricks and effortless style have helped establish him as a top competitor in all disciplines of BMX. Peraza will be joining a world-class team of BMX riders representing Mongoose, including Steve McCann, Ben Wallace, Cam White, Jack Fahey, Paul Ryan and Greg Illingworth.
“I’m super excited to be riding for a brand with such deep rooted heritage in BMX,” says Peraza. “My dad rode, and still rides, BMX and growing up as kid Mongoose was there from the start. I’m excited to ride for a brand that has played such a huge a part in BMX history.”
This year, Peraza blew away the competition at Simple Session Estonia, landing the first ever 540 opposite double downside whip. Ever since, all eyes have been fixed on the young star as he prepares for major contests across the globe including the 2013 Redbull Dirt Conquers and the 2013 Dew Tour Beach Championships. Peraza recently took third place in spine and park at Fise Montpellier.
“Kevin is an amazingly talented rider with a great attitude,” says Dave Duecker, Global Brand Director, Mongoose. “He always looks like he is having fun on his bike and his passion for BMX shows through in every aspect of his riding. We know Kevin has an amazing future ahead of him and we look forward to helping him achieve his dreams.”
Hailing from Tucson, Ariz., Peraza was born into a Spanish speaking family with BMX in their blood. At 3 years old, he began riding his bike alongside his brother David. He got an early start racing BMX at the age of 5 and at 10 he transitioned into freestyle events. By 13 he had begun competing at a professional level. At 19 years old, Peraza has become one of the best BMX riders in the world.
For more information on Mongoose and their collection of BMX bikes, visit www.mongoose.com. Keep up on the latest with the brand and its team riders at Facebook.com/MongooseBikes and @Mongoose on Twitter and Instagram.”