iPhone Tone

Anthony Napolitan

I love dirt jumping, it’s a constant flow

Anthony Napolitan performs at the Farm Jam in Winton, New Zealand on February 23rd, 2013
© Graeme Murray/Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Anthony Napolitan. My discipline is BMX dirt and BMX vert/mega ramp. My friends call me iPhone Tone. I was born on 22 March 1986 in Youngstown, Ohio, USA. My special talent is frontflip, backflip and 360 variations. My philosophy of life is just ride and have fun on your BMX. My favourite food is mac and cheese. My favourite music is everything.

Bio

Midwestern native and recent California transplant Anthony Napolitan exploded onto the BMX dirt scene in 2006, wrapping up the overall title on the five-stop Dew Tour and coming home from his debut X Games with a bronze medal. He earned another X Games bronze the following year in Big Air and he returned to the event in 2009 to land the first double front flip in BMX history. He also won the 2009 BMX World Championships in Cologne, Germany.

Anthony’s smooth style and innovative front flip and 360 variations have kept him at the top of the game for years now. In 2011, he collaborated with Red Bull to create a new style of BMX dirt competition with the debut of the groundbreaking new Red Bull Dreamline contest, which returned in 2013. Anthony had to sit out the 2013 edition (as well as the 2013 X Games) due to a complex wrist injury, but that didn’t stop him spending time perfecting the contest for everyone else to enjoy… and enjoy they did, thoroughly!

Although he still rides BMX park and the MegaRamp, it’s in the dirt where he’s most at home. “I love dirt jumping, it’s a constant flow,” Anthony says. “I like being in rhythm. I’m a jumper at heart, so that’s why I love jumping dirt so much.”

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Career Highlights

  1. 2012
    1. 5th Place: BMX Dirt World Championships

      Cologne, Germany

  2. 2011
    1. 4th Place: X Games 17 (Big Air)

      Los Angeles, USA

  3. 2010
    1. 1st Place: Extreme Playground

      Duisburg, Germany

    2. 4th Place: X Games 16 (Big Air)

      Los Angeles, USA

    3. 3rd Place: Dew Tour

      Las Vegas, USA

  4. 2009
    1. X Games 15: First ever double front flip on a bicycle

      Los Angeles, USA

    2. 1st Place: BMX Freestyle World Championship (Dirt)

      Cologne, Germany

    3. 1st Place: Dew Tour (Best Trick)

      Orlando, USA