What do you do if you encounter an unexpected obstacle when you are working on your goal? Most people are intimidated and give up right away. The 11-year-old Motocross-youngster has a completely different attitude. He doesn’t have any problems, because he thinks in solutions. When he encounters an obstacle, he knows it can only make him stronger.
Jack Pullen’s biggest dream has always been to become a professional motocross rider. But there were also moments that made him doubt. Last June Jack was badly injured during his motocross training. He had to be hospitalized for a long time and even operated. During this time he also came into doubt.
The difference was that Jack never let himself be dragged down by his negative thoughts! This allowed him to start training again a month later. In the same year, he was crowned with his first award in the United States.
Jack is originally from South Africa. His father introduced him to the world of motocross-riding at a young age. Already 4 years ago he fell in love with the sounds of racing. He knew early on that motocross riding was the passion of his life.
What is the magic formula for the success of the young 11-year-old? There is no such thing, he tells us! The motocross-youngster never wanted his success to be a coincidence . He still trains 5 to 6 times a week and is accompanied by a professional coach both in South Africa and in the US.
He quickly learned from his coaches what it means to follow his passion. For him, it also means being able to say “no” to other things. Unlike other children, Jack did not spend his time watching movies or hanging around with other friends, but rather on the motocross road. For him, every training was an opportunity to grow out of himself and become better.
Today Jack is sponsored by popular brands such as ARMA Sports, EVS Sports, OGIO, ProTaper, FMF,Twin Air and Matrix Concepts. Back in 2017, Jack was crowned Regional Motocross Champion in Africa. In the same year, he also won the Provincial Colours and National Colours awards. These were unforgettable moments for the then 7-year-old.
The following year, the then 8-year-old was again allowed to represent his country South Africa at the Motocross of African Nations. He also was crowned fifth at the South African National MX Championship.
The coronavirus pandemic in 2020 couldn’t stop Jack from growing faster and being more successful. Although he had some difficulties with his return trip, the motocross youngster managed to win an award in the sunny state of Florida for the first time.