Der Senator

Senad Grosic

I want to inspire young people into my sport

Senad Grosic jumps over a participant in Mauritius
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Hi, my name is Senad Grosic. My discipline is BMX street. My friends call me Der Senator. I was born on 19 March 1979 in Sisak, Croatia. My philosophy of life is inspire and motivate. The most important person in my life is my mum. My favourite food is my mum's cooking. My favourite music is rock and hip hop.

Bio

Senad Grosic isn’t afraid to take on the biggest jump or hardest trick. In fact, he’s made a career of it. In 2008, Senad turned from competitor to test-track dummy when he took on a 2.9m high ramp being prepared for freestyle motocross.

The Austrian used a coal mine near Riedersbach and his landing hill was a dusty pile of coal. Since it was impossible to get a running start in the deep coal sand, he used a conveyor belt that was 60m long and 80cm wide to pick up the speed he needed to perform tricks – a backflip tayle and backflip no-hander.

It was typical of a man who first made his mark on the BMX world in 2003, and who went on to take the prestigious titles of Austrian King of Dirt and Red Bull Dirt Ride Champion in 2004. Senad has continued to compete in contests throughout Europe, and in 2010 completed a tour of Saudi Arabia as an ambassador for his sport.

Although raised in Austria, Senad was actually born in Sisak in the former Yugoslavia, where he spent his formative years. In 2012, he returned to his 'motherland' as part of Red Bull's Senad Grosic Project, to find out more about his roots. "It was just amazing – travelling to this country, meeting different people and experiencing the culture and of course bike riding!".

With no signs of slowing down anytime soon, you can bet Grosic will be tearing up the BMX street scene for many years to come!

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Career Highlights

  1. 2013
    1. 2nd Place: Pannonian Challenge XIV – BMX PRO

      Osijek, Croatia

  2. 2012
    1. Host: The Senad Grosic Project

      Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

    2. 1st Place: Red Bull Backyard Digger

      Belgrade, Serbia

  3. 2011
    1. 2nd Place: Poland BMX Championship - Park

      Bialystok, Poland

    2. 1st Place: Flensburg Butcher Jam - Park

      Flensburg, Germany

  4. 2010
    1. 1st Place: BMX Dirt Contest & Best Trick

      Umag, Croatia

  5. 2009
    1. 2nd Place: T-Mobile Extreme Playgrounds

      Munich, Germany

  6. 2004
    1. 1st Place: Red Bull Dirt Ride

      Budapest, Hungary