17-year-old New Zealander Levi Sherwood has stomped into the professional FMX ranks with the force of hurricane Katrina. But it's not New Orleans that he's looking to destroy... it's the world.

Updated: October 16, 2009, 9:40 PM ET
By Vince Castellanos | ESPN

All Drake McElroy knew was that some hotshot Kiwi kid would be coming to Red Bull's California compound. McElroy, a freestyle motocross instructor for Red Bull, had no idea who 17-year-old Levi Sherwood was. "I had never even heard the name before," Drake admits. "I suck at paying attention sometimes."

But Drake doesn't suck at gauging talent, and when Sherwood arrived in California back in March, McElroy knew immediately that the teen was special. "Mat Rebeaud showed me some footage of ...

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