“I never thought dirt bikes could be a thing, so I kept working all the way.” – Blake ‘Bilko’ Williams
CORONA, CA (PRWEB)
September 05, 2022
Roll out the red carpet for a true motocross legend! Monster Energy is proud to welcome the X Games gold medalist and influential freestyle motocross innovator Blake “Bilko” Williams on episode 39 of the sports and pop culture podcast UNLEASHED with The Goofy and Danny.
This final 53-minute episode was recorded at Monster Energy’s headquarters in Corona, California.. The latest addition to the UNLEASHED podcast released today on Monster Energy’s social media channels, featuring the inside story of the 37-year-old FMX icon from Baxter, Australia, who made history at X Games 2009 in as the first international rider to win gold in Moto X Freestyle and changed the sport forever with his unique innovations.
“I never thought dirt bikes could be a thing, so I kept working all the way,” Williams said of her career on the new episode of UNLEASHED.
Fans can now listen to Episode 39 of UNLEASHED featuring Monster Energy’s Blake “Bilko” Williams. Released today, the new podcast is streaming across all major platforms, including Spotify, itunesand Youtube.
Throughout his unique career, Blake “Bilko” Williams has reached several milestones in freestyle motocross: After turning professional as a motocross rider in 2003, the Australian switched gears to freestyle motocross – and found his calling! He became the first international rider in history to win X Games Gold in Freestyle Moto X in 2009. That same year he was voted FMX Rider of the Year and left an indelible mark on the sport with clever inventions like the Cliff-flip and Ruler flip as well as 360 variations like the Flying Dutchman. In a sport that celebrates its legends, there is only one Bilko!
Learn about Bilko’s evolution from talented motocross racer to freestyle tricks innovator in the interview with the two podcast hosts, Australian action sports personality Luke “The Goofy” Trembath and professional snowboarder Danny Cass in episode 39 of UNLEASHED. Tune in to the right here.
Growing up in Australia, Bilko developed a penchant for going fast on dirt bikes from an early age. After riding BMX bikes extensively, he picked up a 50cc bike at age 7 and started motocross racing at age 12. Fast forward a few years, and the early start paid off: in 2003, Bilko turned pro as a motocross rider. but already felt drawn to the acrobatics of freestyle.
At that time, the sport still stood, advancing rapidly through the invention of new tricks. “We’ve all tested the waters a bit in terms of what hurts and what doesn’t hurt. But back then it was all ‘send it and see’,” Bilko said of his roots in freestyle motocross.
After creating buzz on the scene, Bilko was invited to the biggest action sports showcase, X Games 2006. He took third place in Best Trick. “It all started from there, but I was still working at the time,” said Bilko, who at the time had a factory job as a welder.
Ultimately, he finished school and doubled his progress in motocross, touring with the Crusty Demons of Dirt tour. Then Bilko stole the show at the X Games in 2009 by winning the gold medal in Moto X Freestyle, the first non-American to achieve this victory. “They made it difficult, but I got the job done,” Bilko said on UNLEASHED.
The UNLEASHED episode also touches on the Australian riders’ absolute dominance in freestyle motocross. “When I recently competed in the X Games, the statistic was that 32 of the last 42 Best Trick medals in motocross belonged to Australians,” Bilko said. When asked why, he replied, “Because we are the best!” At the same time, Bilko also admitted Australian riders may have had “several loose screws”.
Asked when he last addressed himself by his first name, Blake Williams, Bilko replied, “My mom calls me that when I’m in trouble!”
Want to hear the full story of Bilko from Monster Energy himself? Visit the landing page to access episode 39 of the UNLEASHED podcast with The Goofy and Danny featuring the FMX icon Blake “Bilko” Williams.
Episodes of UNLEASHED are filmed on a special set inside Studio M at Monster Energy’s headquarters in Corona, CA. The podcast is hosted by the dynamic duo of Australian action sports personalities Luke “The Goofy” Trembath and professional snowboarder Danny Cass. Known for their deep roots in action sports culture, the two starred in the beloved cult TV show “The Adventures of Danny and the Goofy” on Fuel TV for five action-packed seasons in the early 1990s. 2010. Both hosts have walked the walk as professional snowboarders and have the interview skills to find common ground with guests from all walks of life – sports and pop culture. Always watch out for new episodes that come out every two weeks on Mondays.
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