Many of you may have already heard the news, but it is with a heavy heart that I must inform any unknowing freestyle motocross fans that Jeff “Ox” Kargola died on April 29, 2011. The Metal Mulisha team member crashed and sustained a head injury and internal bleeding. He was riding in the Desert Assassins’ 2011 Rip to the Tip race across Baja California.
Here is a tribute video that Boost Mobile created:
The Metal Mulisha is looking for fan photos and stories of Ox. If you have any, go to his tribute page.
Although I never got to meet him, I remember seeing him as a new pro (at the age of 16) on what is now Fuel TV. He has always been an innovator, and his riding only got better as the years passed by. My heart goes out to his family, the Metal Mulisha, and all his other close friends. He will be greatly missed. Ride on, Ox. 1983-2011
Listening to: “It May Seem Dark” by Quoth the Raven