Kiwi Levi Sherwood to retire from competitive motocross

Kiwi FMX motocross star Levi Sherwood has decided to call time on his competitive freestyle motocross career. 

The 28-year-old says the Monster Energy S-X Open at Mt Smart Stadium on November 16 will be his final event - the first and last time Sherwood ever competes on Kiwi soil.

The Palmerston North rider has had an illustrious career, winning gold twice at both the X-Games and Nitro World Games. 

On top of that, he also set the benchmark with numerous tricks. In 2017 he became the first man to land a no-hander double backflip in competition. 

Sherwood said the thought of retiring has been on his mind for some time, and can't wait to sign off in front of a home crowd. 

"I have decided to pull back from riding competitions and to have my last competition ride in New Zealand at the S-X Open ... [it] is going to be an awesome send-off.

"I've had a couple of big injuries in the last year, which speeds things up. When I was younger, I saw myself competing to 30. I gave it everything which made the decision easier. 

"I've got so many great memories from the past 10 years of competition but am really looking forward to putting on my final show for the Kiwi fans.

"I've never actually competed in New Zealand, so for my final event to be on home soil at the S-X Open is going to be pretty cool."

Sherwood said he will try a brand new trick in the upcoming show, which features other top riders including Blake Williams, Harry Bink and Cam Sinclair.


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