../people/Michael Steingraber

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1971 DOB: may 18, 1971.
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany.
early years Participant since 1983
Michael, www.notfreestylin.com: I have been riding since fall 1983, just fooling around in the beginning, trying wheelies and bunny hops, straight into flatland from christmas 1983, when I got my first BMX magazine, the German BMX Speed, with a trick tip: Front wheel hop.
1990 World Champion flat experts 17-18 ans @ 1990 Worlds in Kenn.
1994 8th place master flat @ 1994 Worlds, Cologne, Germany, august 1994.
1995 In 1995 Michael Steingraber joined Dragonfly as mastermechanic and flatland professional.

2nd place a group flat @ 1995 KOC, august 26-27, 1995, Southsea, Hampshire, UK.

4th place stuntmen flat @ 1995 BS finals S. Daytona, FLorida.
1996 1st place A group flatland @ 1996 King of Concrete.
Michael has style which makes his tricks look easy, and he pulls his stuff solid and clean.

Interview in Freedom august 1996.

Michael Steingräber section in Soulrideo #6.
michael steingraber 1996 koc
1996 KOC. Photo by Mark Noble.
1997 5th place pro flat @ 1997 Worlds, Eindhoven, Holland, july 17-20, 1997.
Effraim Catlow, Ride BMX UK october 1997: Ripping to the sound of LL Cool J, the king of the stubble duck tricks, Michael Steingraber ripped with his mad style, getting the crowd going with his showmanship. He had some mad links too, I love that blender to body-varial to karl kruzer, Steingraber was well up for it, a well deserved fifth.
1998 2nd place pro flat @ 1998 FISE, Palavas les Flots, France, 11, 12, 13 avril 1998.

27th place pro flatland @ 1998 X-Games.

5th place pro flat @ 1998 Worlds, Portimao, Portugal, september 16-20, 1998.
Michael Steingraber (Germany) started off strong, but he failed to pull some of his secret weapons for fifth.
1999 13th place pro flat @ X-Trials, BS 1999 round1, april 22-25, 1999, Louisville, KY.

2nd place pro flat @ 1999 FISE.

Interview in 23mag #3.

Michael Steingraber interview in Ride BMX UK june 1999.

2nd place pro flat @ 1999 Worlds, Majadahonda, Spain, July 8-11.

5th place stuntmen flat @ 1999 BS round 3, July 29 - August 1, 1999, Oceanside, California

2nd place pro flat @ 1999 BS round 4, August 27-29, 1999, Beaverton, Oregon.

4th place pro flatland @ 1999 X-Games.

Ells Bells Shutdown video.

Michael Steingraber part in Ells Bells Shutdown.
2000 6th place stuntmen flat @ 2000 CFB round 1, february 24-27, 2000, Paradise Funplex, Merrit Island, Florida.

Intrikat Connect video.
Lee Musselwhite, server.byke.org/ukflat: The vid kicks in with Michael Steingrabber going off with his dope brakeless moves; halfpacker stepping back to hang five stepping on the tyre stepping his other leg through the frame letting the frame swing around behind him to go back in to half packer scuff, he does 3 multiples like this! a lot of his signature rear wheel moves and front end BV can be witnessed also.

Props Groundwork.
Patrick Schoolen, www.theflatlander.com: The smoothness of the German style cat Michael Steingraber will motivate many kids to immediately take off their brakes. Too bad they probably won't have the skills Michael possesses.

9th place pro flat @ 2000 Worlds, Cologne Jugendpark, Germany, june 28 to july 2, 2000.

Interview: www.theflatlander.com july 2000.

2nd place pro flat @ 2000 X-Games, August 17-22, 2000, San Francisco, California.

Intrikat Infinite pieces video.

Props Groundwork.
2001 16th place pro flatland @ 2001 X-Games.

Cover: Soul video magazine #17.
mike steingraber soul bmx 17
2002 Interview in Cream #16 march 2002.

3rd place pro flat @ 2002 FISE, Palavas les Flots, France, 6 au 14 avril 2002.
www.agoride.com: Nouveaux links en opposite pour Mike. Sur son beau proto Dragonfly "Solo" il s'amuse avec des jeux de miroir: Stabble Duck Caboose à droite et à gauche enchaînés avec un inside caboose, opposite hang five to back packer to hang five de l'autre côté qui se finit en stabble duck circle K et pour finir, un bon vieux rollaid (rolling decade). Mike remporte les qualifs mais c'est avec le chèque de la 3éme place qu'il repart.

1st place stuntmen flat @ EXPN Invitational Round 2, May 17-19, 2002, Gwinnett County, Georgia.

2nd place pro flat @ 2002 Worlds, Cologne, Germany, july 2002.
Lain Young, theflatlander.com: The second place man, Michael Steingräber, was in my opinion amazing. I can't really pick out one particular amazing trick from his run but that's not to say that he wasn't pulling hard moves - but he was just so dialled and smooooth that they kind of melted one in to the other. I think in his final run he only came off once, which must have barely cost him the win, throughout the run the guy was pure confidence to say the least, at no point did he look like there was any move he wouldn't pull.

2nd place pro flatland @ 2002 X-Games.

7th place pro flat @ 2004 KOG Round 4, Rox3 multi court, Asakusa, Tokyo, November 10th, 2002.
2003 3rd place pro flat @ 2003 FISE, Montpellier, 17 au 21 avril 2003.

Backchat with Michael Steingraber in Dig BMX may 2003.

7th place pro flat @ 2003 Worlds, Beja, Portugal, june 26-29, 2003.

12th place pro flat @ 2003 X-Games, august 14-18, 2003, Los Angeles, CA.
Kevin McAvoy, www.ridebmx.com: Michael Steingräber's frame, fork, bars, and seatpost were all titanium. It looked trick, and it weighed next to nothing. If somebody can figure out how to do this economically, it'd be the way to go for flatland.

Michael Steingräber section in Soul BMX video magazine #22.
Manu Massabova, www.agoride.com, novembre 2003: La séquence de Mick Steingraber est exceptionnellement belle, en plus d'être un acteur invétéré, Mick s'amuse avec nos sens en exécutant tous ses tricks en normal puis en switch (en gaucher puis en droitier).
2004 14th place pro flat @ 2004 Worlds, Cologne, Germany.

Dragonfly changes video.

Manu Massabova, www.agoride.com, septembre 2004: Vous saviez que Mike'S maîtrisait parfaitement le steam roller walk around ? Non ? Et bien moi non plus et y a pas que ça comme tricks que je ne lui connaissais pas, et pourtant je suis sur pratiquement tous les contests européens ! C'est donc du Mike'S tout frais, tout beau qui nous est offert sur un plateau et ça faisait bien longtemps qu'on en avait pas vu !

Michael Steingraber solo mission in Transworld BMX november 2004.
2005 5th place pro flat @ 2005 Masters, Youthpark, Cologne, Germany, june 23-26, 2005.
2006 3rd place pro flat @ King of Ground 2006 Round 1.

5th place pro flat @ 2006 Ninja spin, 6 et 7 mai 2006, Acheres (78), France.
2007 11th place pro flat @ 2007 Voodoo jam, New Orleans, USA, June 30, 2007.
2008 9th place pro flat @ 2008 Masters, July 4-6, 2008, Cologne Jugenpark, Germany.
2009 FatTony, bmx.transworld.net, may 2009: Mike Steingraber has been known for years as a flatland rider, but in this edit he makes some crossover moves onto the streets and some ramps. Freestyle BMX is reuniting in ‘09!
MIKE S VANS BMX from woozybmx.com on Vimeo.