Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham — back in NZ in 2015

New Zealand and Aaron: A Perfect Match

Unique Ability

Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham is a 22 year-old wheelchair moto-cross athlete from Las Vegas, Nevada. He is the third of six children, all adopted.

Aaron started riding at skate parks at the age of 8 when his older brother Brian said he should drop in a quarter pipe. He had been going to the park with Brian and their dad for weeks, but Aaron would just watch from behind the fence. The first time was scary, and he fell, but he was never one to give up just because it wasn’t easy. So he tried again. From then on he was hooked.

He has won a few BMX free style competitions, including the 2005 Vegas AmJam BMX finals, but for Aaron that is secondary to the joy of riding and hanging out with friends at the skate parks. After posting that “first ever back flip” on the Internet, life…

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