Jolene Van Vugt is the first CMRC Women’s Canadian Motocross National Champion, the first girl to backflip a full-sized dirt bike. Moreover, Jolene Van Vugt is the co-star of multiple motocross stunts and videos.
Table of Biography
Jolene Van Vugt was born on 17th September 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada. As of now, she is 41 years old and she is a Canadian citizen. Moreover, she has the birth sign of Virgo and her ethnicity is unknown. She is the son of Bill Van Vugt (father) and Tina Van Vugt (mother). She has two elder siblings whose names are Michelle Van Vugt and Billy Van Vugt. Jolene’s father, who was a passionate motocross racer, encouraged her to enter the world of motocross. As a result, she was profoundly affected, and at the age of 11, she convinced her father to buy her a dirt bike, despite her lack of interest in motocross.
Talking about her academic career, there is not much information regarding it. But, we may assume that she might have completed her graduation from the University of America.
Jolene Van Vugt started her professional career in 2003, becoming the CMRC Ladies Ontario Provincial Champion in the process. She went on to win the CMX Canadian National Championship and the TransCan Canadian Grand National Championship in the same year. She won the CMRC Ladies Ontario Provincial Champion and the National WMA Pro National Series for the second time in 2004. In addition, she took first place in the CMX Ladies Canadian National Championship.
In 2005, she became the first woman to backflip a full-sized dirtbike, and she finished third in the Ladies Ontario Provincial. She has also competed in the WMA Pro Nation Glen Helen, Hangtown, and ThunderValley competitions, winning all three competitions. She created history again the following year, achieving a female backflip distance record of 60 feet ramp to dirt. Jolene completed the backflip with ease because of the correct training and advice from her brilliant best friend, Travis Pastrana.
She also competed at WMA Pro Glen Helen, where she finished 16th, and WMA Pro National Hangtown, where she finished 18th. Due to her injuries, she was unable to complete the remainder of the season.
After the injury, returned to action
Jolene returned to competition in 2007 after recovering from her injuries and won the TransCan Canadian Grand National Championship for ladies. She broke the world record for becoming the first woman to backflip a motocross bike into the Grand Canyon not long after. She also competed in the 2007 WMA Pro National Budds Creek and Steel City, finishing 13th and 15th respectively. Every championship, the Stuntwoman delivered an outstanding performance.
She also set two Guinness World Records in 2008, one for being the first woman to backflip a dirt bike and the other for being the longest female backflip. She finished 11th in the WMA Pro National Southwick championship as well. In 2008, she became the first woman to jump at MOD FMX in Austria, and in 2010, she became the first woman to backflip a full-sized dirt bike ramp to ramp. She also competed in the 2010 X-Games Women’s Supercross, finishing seventh. She also performed as FMX and BMX in the Live-Action Sports event Nitro Circus Live in Australia later that year.
From 2011 to 2015
Jolene also performed as an FMX and BMX performer for the Nitro Circus Live New Zealand Tour in 2011. She quickly attracted the attention of the film business and appeared in the Nitro Circus 3D Movie as the main cast member. In addition, she also holds the record for the fastest land speed on a motorized toilet, which she set in 2012. She also competed in the NCL European Tour, where she made history by becoming the first female to backflip a combo trick and a one-handed backflip.
Unfortunately, she was seriously injured in a terrible accident in 2015 while performing at the Nitro Circus Tour. Her injuries required reconstructive surgery on her forehead, nose, eye socket, and right arm, as well as a lengthy healing period. After many surgeries, she eventually recovered and returned to action, earning the admiration and love of her fans. As a stuntwoman, she has survived countless accidents and is a wonderful inspiration to all women.
Jolene has been in some films and television shows. The Dark knight Rises (2012), Ending the knight (2012), Nitro Circus (2009), Nitro Circus: The Movie (2012), Action Figures (2015), Nitro Circus Crazy Train (2015), Nitro Circus live (2012-2014), Ending the knight (2012), and In the shadow of the moon (2019) some of the movies and television series.
Awards and Net Worth
As of now, the stuntwoman has not received any major awards and honors. But, looking at her success, we can assume that, she might win some of them in the following years. She has won multiple championships as a stuntwoman and has collected a substantial sum of money through monetary prizes and other winnings.
Jolene has a net worth of over $2 million as of 2022, and her average annual salary is said to be around $500,000.
Talking about her personal life, she is quite private about it and has not disclosed her love life. There was a rumored to marry the Canadian stunt performer of the hit TV show Nitro Circus Jim DeChamp. Both were frequently seen together at various events, including the 2009 VMA awards, so the rumors could be real. Although Jolene has not confirmed these rumors, the facts of her love life remain a secret to the public.
Body measurements and Social media
She is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 64 kg. Moreover, the stuntwoman has blonde hair and dark brown eyes in color. In addition, Jolene’s shoe size is 9 US.
On her Instagram account, there are more than 234k followers. Likewise, there are more than 73.2k followers on her Twitter and she is not active on Facebook.