Inside the Brian Deegan Compound
Blood Line: The Brian Deegan Story
The once X Games bad boy Brian Deegan has come a long way since his days of wearing spikes and stirring up controversy. Today he is a husband, father, racer, and successful businessman. Prior to the release of 'Blood Line: The Brian Deegan Story' on ABC's "World of X Games," XGames.com takes a look back at Deegan's history.
Brian's list of accomplishments to look back on throughout his dominant run in action sports and motorsports is a long one. In X Games alone, he has taken home 14 medals, 10 Moto X and 4 Rally. He also won 6 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Championships, 3 Pro Lite and 3 Pro 2.
Deegan is a true journeyman of X Games, first competing in the late 1990s, pictured here performing during Moto X Freestyle in San Francisco, taking home bronze beneath the Bay Bridge.
This is the 360, aka Mulisha Twist at the time, from 2003. Deegan laid claim to landing it first.
The Deegan garage
With the necessary tools for success, from two to four wheels, the Deegan garage is ready to take on the competition.
Dirt bike lineage
Brian has a collection of X Games bikes, but these two are the most significant. In back is the 2004 CR250 that Brian ejected from mid-360 during Winter X Moto X Best Trick, leaving him with a broke femur and two broken arms. In front is 2005's CR250 when Brian returned to Aspen for redemption to claim Moto X Best Trick Gold.
Following an almost career-ending injury the year before, Deegan returned to Aspen in 2005 to win Moto X Best Trick gold under the lights of Buttermilk Mountain.
To this day, Brian uses number 38 in all his racing endeavors. The significance comes from the late Brett Downey, who passed away at the age of 11 in 2004 in a motocross accident. Brian was very close to Brett and his family, and wears the number as a sign of respect. Pictured is one of Brett's dirt bikes.
A tribute to Lusk
The late great Jeremy Lusk's bike is also in Brian's garage. The two became best friends during Jeremy's rise to X Games stardom. After winning his first Moto X Freestyle Gold Medal, Jeremy passed away due to injury in 2009 during competition in Costa Rica.
With plenty of FMX hardware around his neck, it's no surprise that Deegan also ventured into Moto X Step Up. Here, he competes at X Games Los Angeles 2008.
On-site, Brian has multiple motocross tracks and a freestyle jump park. This is home to up and coming amateur motocross stars and freestyle motocross riders.
The Deegan compound
There isn't much time to kick back and relax for the Deegan family, but when given the chance, the comforts of home offer the perfect setting.
A stockpile of amateur motocross trophies proves Brian had good reason to expect the factory ride that eluded him. That certainly didn't stop him from finding professional success elsewhere.
Four wheel motion
Later in his career, Deegan moved to the four wheels of Rallycross, here during practice at the 2013 X Games Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California.
Brian Deegan celebrates his victory during Rally Car Rallycross Summer X Games 17 at LA Live and Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Fitness is a key element to staying competitive, which is why Brian has his own personal gym at home. It also helps him keep up with his three adept kids.
Family matters most, which is why Brian is now putting all his efforts into ensuring his family's relationship and success.
Dueling with the daughter
Hailie Deegan's diverse driving skill set ranging from dirt to tarmac has been beneficial to her racing success at such a young age. She isn't afraid to go for it, as she demonstrates here, jumping side by side with Brian at their off-road test track.
Keeping up with the boys
The family that rides together, stays together. Brian rides with Haiden and Hudson as often as he can.
Haiden can ride it all, showing Brian that he could do freestyle if he really wanted. He did land a backflip on a dirt bike at age 10.
Here Brian shows his first X Games Medal from Summer 1999 and Supercross win trophy from Anaheim in 1997. Both were pivotal moments in a career that has now spanned three decades, almost as long as the X Games itself.