Boggs has come a long way from the teenager from Ohio who watched the dirt bike competitions like the Red Bull Rampage on television, hoping that one day he might get a chance to compete. He began channeling his energy into riding professionally at the age of 17 and he hasn’t looked back since.
After he graduated high school, Boggs headed west to continue pursuing his passion for mountain biking. He has had the opportunity to compete across the world, earning 2nd place the downhill race at the Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour, and best trick in Beijing during the summer of 2016. In 2017, he also took home 1st place at the “Best Whip” contest at Crankworx New Zealand.
However, perhaps the greatest moment in his young career so far sparked from his childhood in Ohio. “Getting an invite to Red Bull Rampage has been a career highlight for me so far. I always grew up watching that event on TV,” he explains. “I never thought I’d actually be able to ride in it!”
As much as he loved riding, the competitive sport took a toll on his physical health. “I discovered cannabis recently after getting a couple operations on my shoulder due to injuries from mountain biking,” Bogg said, of his reasons for being drawn to cannabis. “I believe it’s a better alternative than prescription pain meds.”
After participating in the BlackSage Fest Series event in spring 2017, Boggs found himself drawn to Oregrown, and wanted to get more closely involved, which led to him joining Oregrown’s athletic team this year.
When asked what cannabis products he finds the best to help soothe any lingering injuries and help him perform to the best of his ability, Boggs prefers to rely on infused topicals after a particularly brutal riding session. “I’ll use topical THC/CBD cream on my body when I’m sore after a riding session. It makes riding the next day much better!” he insists.
Boggs is currently based out of the aptly named Hurricane, Utah, just twenty minutes from the Red Bull Rampage Venue, where he is hoping to compete again during the 2018 Red Bull Rampage games. He is particularly keen to participate this year in an effort to redeem himself after a nasty crash in the canyon gap last year.
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