*******www.freemacbooks.info - T.J. Lavin -- a BMX star and host of MTV's "The Challenge" -- is currently in a medically induced coma after losing control of his bike and crashing during a jump at a BMX event last night.
Lavin was competing in a Dew Tour event in Las Vegas -- when he hit a dirt ramp, lost control, and slammed down onto the ground. Friends and crew workers immediately rushed to Lavin's side, but he didn't appear to be moving.
Lavin was rushed to nearby University Medical Center hospital ... where he was placed into a medically induced coma.
We're told Lavin is also experiencing brain swelling and is listed in critical condition.
UPDATE: A rep for MTV tells us, "Our thoughts are with TJ. He is an important part of MTV's extended family and we're all praying for him."
As for Lavin's condition, a rep for the Dew Tour tells us, "he is in the intensive care unit and is currently stabilized."
You’re an inspiration, a fighter – that’s what you do: stay strong!
The 22nd of June, 2007 went down as one of the blackest days in BMX Dirt Jumping. That afternoon, 3-time gold medalist Stephen Murray crashed in the midst of performing a double back-flip. The impact crushed his 3, 4 and 5th cervical vertebrae and consequently suffered damage to his spinal cord. Though he managed to survive, Stephen Murray professional athlete, husband and father of two young boys, is now a quadripaligic & paralyzed from the shoulders down.
Few no better know better, than TJ LAVIN what a crash like that could mean. Having won the World Championship in BMX Dirt Jumping several times, his experiences have made him well aware of the risks in BMX. As a long-time friend of Murray’s, that friend’s fate hit him all the harder. TJ wrote a track to encourage Murray and to come to terms with the tragic event, a song that gets to the heart of their friendship and puts his worries in a nutshell: “Soldier”, a well-crafted fusion of HipHop and ballad that demonstrates this world-famous athlete as an outstanding musician.
Dew Tour BMX Dirt Rider TJ Lavin performs a tribute performance for Stephen Murray in Cleveland
Dew Tour Season: 2011 It was to be his final competition before retiring, but TJ Lavin had a bad fall at the Dew Tour Championships in Las Vegas last October and went out on a different note. He opened up to the cameras so we could learn the details of his road to recovery.
Corey Bohan rides under the lights at Heath Pinter's backyard dirt masterpiece for an upcoming Unit Clothing ad. Joined by Dave Dillewaard and Heath Pinter, Corey gives a little tribute to some of his favorite riders of all time - Kris Bennett, Chris Doyle, TJ Lavin, and Brian Foster.
Then it's off to ride a couple of Southern California skateparks, where Corey is joined by Ryan "Biz" Jordan, Anthony Napolitan, Dave Dillewaard, Drew Bezanson, and the "Prince of New Hampshire"- Brian Hunt.
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After spending the past couple of months travelling to Afghanistan to perform for our troops, touring through Canada, L.A and Las Vegas and catching up with old friends, today we are very excited to present the video for our track "My Life' featuring Ceekay Jones.
In addition to some big moments from our recent trip, (including Eso's wedding in Las Vegas!) this video centers around our friend and Australian FMX athlete Cam (sincs) Sinclair's near-fatal crash at the 2009 Red Bull X Fighters Freestyle Motocross event in Madrid, then his incredible comeback at the 2010 X Games in Los Angeles. My Life also features some of our mates inspirational stories including Robbie Maddison, TJ Lavin, Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham, Jaie Toohey, Cam White, James Doerfling and a bunch of other world class athletes.
- FEATURING - (in order of appearance)
Cam Sinclair (FMX)
Jaie Toohey (BMX)
Cohen Davies - (SNOWBOARD)
Jamie Keating - (SKATE)
Paul Edwards - (SNOWBOARD)
TJ Lavin (BMX)
Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham (WHEELCHAIR)
Cam White (BMX)
James Doerfling (MTB)
Robbie Maddison (FMX)
- FILM CREDITS -
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY:
DRIVE-IN OPENING MUSIC SCORE:
Skyline Drive-In, Barstow, CA, USA
Cam Sinclair story - As seen in the motion picture "Twice", AME Management, Red Bull X-FIghters, X Games, Jade Gale, Cam Sinclair
Robbie Maddison world records - From the motion picture "The Daredevil Project", Jay Schweitzer, Mike McEntire
Aaron 'Wheelz' Fotheringham story - Unit, Aaron Fotheringham, Woodward West, Dave Lang, Joe Krolick, Allan Hardy
Bliss n Eso Live - Lachlan Russell, Dennis Vollmer, Allan Hardy
Skate / Snow / Graffiti - Robot Army Productions, Mitch Ayers, 3rd Chapter
BMX / MTB - Unit, Allan Hardy
VERY SPECIAL THANKS:
Grant 'Goba' O'Brien