Rogue athlete and BMX Freestyler Rob Darden bucks the trick-heavy trends of high-level Park competition, combining killer style, solid confidence and a conscientious use of the entire course to consistently finish high in the rankings. The Park bronze medalist from X Games 2008 qualified for the Final in 2010 but had to forfeit his position when his knee popped out in practice. He underwent double knee reconstruction surgery late in 2010 and battled his way back to compete in XG 2011 and 2012, finishing in the top 15 in both events.
After more than a decade in the BMX game, Darden is still one of the most imitated and rarely duplicated performers in his sport. He’s been a member of the Rogue Athlete Team since 2010.