“My highlights from 2005 were retaining the World Championship title and probably the strength of my comeback from the worst injury of my life. I was happy about all the contests that I won but the comeback definitely stands out to me, personally.” Simon’s goals for 2006 are to progress further with his riding and hopefully loosen Jamie Bestwick's grip on the top spot. In 2006, Simon’s riding the Mongoose “Shield”, formerly known as the “RAF”. “I'll be competing in Vert at the X Games, the World Championships, the Dew Tour and whatever else comes along!” said Tabron.
Australian Street and Dirt rider Steve McCann had a shorter season than usual in 2005, suffering a nasty broken wrist. Prior to the injury, though, Stevie managed a 2nd-place in street at the Dew Action Sports Tour in Louisville, Ken., a 4th-place in Street and Dirt at the Dew Action Sports Tour in Portland, Ore. and a 5th-place at the X Games in Los Angeles. McCann spends most of his time training at Camp Woodward (East), and says he loves riding for Mongoose. “I love Mongoose and I’ve been there now for five years and feel at home,” said McCann. “I can't wait to see what the future holds here.” Stevie’s goals for 2006? “To be right back on top of things after breaking my wrist ... I have a new drive,” said McCann. “Breaking my wrist and having time off has just motivated me to win again.” Stevie’s riding the “Fraction” in ’06, formerly known as the “McCann”. With a renewed vigor and chip on his shoulder, look for McCann to kill it at the Dew Action Sports Tour, X Games, Gravity Games and the LG Action Sports Tour in 2006.
This Australian BMX Dirt master turned pro in 2003 and loves to ride. “It’s so much fun, it’s always a challenge and without my bike I probably would be lying in a ditch somewhere,” joked White. His 2005 highlights? “My 2nd-place finishes at the Dew Tour Dirt comps in Denver and Louisville, Kentucky; a 2nd at Vans’ Let it Ride Dirt Jam; pulling a triple tailwhip; and earning 3rd overall for the Dew Tour Dirt Jump season behind two unbelievable bike riders, good mates and fellow Aussies.” And how does he feel about riding for Mongoose? “It’s the best thing that has ever happened to me,” said White. “The people I get to work with are awesome. I couldn’t be happier.” In 2006 Cam’s riding the “Legion”, formerly known as the “Fuzz Pro” model. “I love it, the geometry of the frame is perfect for me and its designed by a BMX Legend.” Look for Cam competing primarily in Dirt and a little street in 2006.
Tim “Fuzzy” Hall
Fuzzy is the Godfather of Dirt Jumping – a living legend and a Mongoose stalwart. A Pro since1989, Fuzzy is a father, he runs two bike shops, builds the dirt courses that so many competitions are held on, runs bike initiatives at Ogio Bags and facilitates media opportunities for Team Mongoose. Plus he’s a five-time U.S. King of Dirt title holder, he’s had 17 worldwide cover shots, has held the U.K. King of Dirt title … Fuzzy’s a busy guy and he’s psyched to call Mongoose home for nearly 17 years. “I have a huge history at this company,” said Hall, “and I believe in the honesty and integrity of such a relationship.” We’re proud to have such an icon as Fuzzy Hall continue to fly the Mongoose flag. Congratulations to all the Mongoose athletes for 2006.