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The Wildcard Champion

Originally Published: January 26, 2005
By B.J. Smith | EXPN.com

"If possible, I'm going to do the double backflip."—Caleb Wyatt

It's the middle of January and defending Winter X Games Freestyle Moto X gold medalist Caleb Wyatt hasn't ridden a motorcycle in months, hasn't thought too much about what he will do to defend his title and is scrounging for gas money to get him to Aspen. Except for the "defending champ" part, none of this feels unfamiliar.

Last year, the Medford, OR-based Wyatt showed up in Aspen on borrowed funds and with little ...

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