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Dennis 'DMC' McCoy

Filed under Hall Of Fame on April 18, 2016 | Comment(s)

Few riders can claim to have had such an influence on every discipline and aspect of the modern freestyle scene, as Dennis "DMC" McCoy. Having honed his skills riding with his BMX Brigade on the streets of Kansas City in the early 80's, he joined Haro Bikes as their first non-Californian recruit in 1984. After winning 4 consecutive AFA Masters events as an amateur in 1985, McCoy turned pro in March of 1986. He won the Overall at his debut pro event and finished the year ranked #1 in the Pro Overall and Pro Flatland categories. 

Beginning with his rookie pro season in 1986, until the Overall category was eliminated at the end of the 1995 BS Series season, DMC was the top ranked overall rider for an entire decade (pun intended). McCoy is the only rider to hold pro championship titles in every Freestyle BMX discipline. Along with several BS belts, his varied championship titles include the 1990 2-Hip Meet the Street, 1992 ABA King of Dirt and 1995 King of Concrete, and 10 X Games medals (six in the U.S. and four International). Recognition wise, McCoy has won NORA Cups and BMX Plus! Freestyler of the Year awards.
Of Dennis' many accomplishments, perhaps the most incredible one of all is his undisputed longevity. This year marks his 31st consecutive year competing professionally in major BMX events - giving DMC the longest competitive career in Freestyle history.  

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