Travis Pastrana's Biograghy

Travis Pastranas Biograghy

Travis Pastrana was born on October 8, 1983 at 12:20 p.m. in Annapolis, Maryland. His uncle, Alan Pastrana, played as a quarterback from 1965 to 1968 at the University of Maryland which Travis Pastrana also attended.On June 11, 2003, 19-year-old Pastrana was seriously injured when he crashed his Corvette into a tree in Davidsonville,Maryland.


When Travis was 14 years old, he was severely injured while competing in an FMX competition. He came up short, landing on the top of the front side of the landing ramp and the motorcycle decelerated from 50 mph to 0 mph in less than one second. The bike was stuck into the dirt ramp with the front wheel just over the top and the crankcase smashed into the dirt deep enough to support the entire motorcycle upright. Upon impact Travis froze in the upright riding position and his feet went straight out to the sides. He was severely injured, his spine having been separated from his pelvis. It also left him in a wheelchair for three months.He has also torn his ACL,PCL,LCL,MCL and meniscus from his left knee, he has broken his tibia and fibula and has had 22 surgeries.


He has also lost many races but the only reason people liked him is because of his kindness to the fans and love of the sport.


By:Carter Goldney