|1979||DOB: January 10th, 1979.|
Birthplace: Chicago, IL. USA.
|early years||Matt Wilhelm with training wheels.
www.myspace.com/wilhelmmatt, 2008: I haven't changed. Cats and bikes.
Rocket air in 2nd Grade.
Matt Wilhelm: I was into jumping little dirt hills and one of the older racers wanted to beat me up because I scratched his Oakleys, so then I just put pegs on my bike and started doing tricks in a parking lot.
|1998||1st place stuntboys flat @ B3 Woodward august 1998|
|1999||1st place stuntboys flat @ X-Trials, BS 1999 round 1, april 22-25, 1999, Louisville, KY.
Art Thomason, www.theflatlander.com: Matt Wilhelm blew the competition away by spinning his ass off! He spun a karl kruzer with one hand on the seat and one foot on the bars really fast. He also coasted a dump truck with both feet on the pegs and jumped into a rope with both feet on the pegs...wow. Look for this guy in the pro ranks soon.
|2001||1st place pro flat @ B3 #2 Louisville april 2001
Matt Wilhelm spun and spun. He pulled a pedaling deathtruck to upside down megaspin to upside down pedaling megaspin ! Woody Itson will be proud.
Matt Wilhelm: It feels great. I've been waiting for this for a long time. I didn't do too well last year at the X Games and the first contest this year I missed the cut by one, so it feels good.
Interview in Props 42.
2001 Bronze Medal X-Games, Philadelphia, PA.
|2002||2002 ESPN Year-End Champion|
2002 CFB Year-End Champion
2002 CFB 1st Place (Buffalo, NY)
|2003||1st Place pro flat @ 2003 Metro jam, February 28th - March 2nd, 2003, Toronto, Canada.
In Pro Flatland, Matt Wilhelm must have been putting in a lot of practice lately, because his runs in the finals were flawless, including his Stick-B body varial link.
2003 1st Place UGP Roots Jam (Orlando, FL)
2003 Bronze Medal Latin X-Games (Rio de Janeiro)
2003 2nd Place World Championships (Beja, Portugal)
2003 3rd Place King of Ground (Tokyo, Japan)
Cover: Soul video magazine #21 winter 2003.
|2004||4th Place @ 2004 Red Bull Circle of Balance, Oberhausen, Germany.|
2004 1st Place UGP Roots Jam (Orlando, FL)
|2005||7th place pro flat @ 2005 worlds, Prague, Czech Republic, 1st to 5th June 2005.
Matt Wilhelm, the King of Spin from Chicago qualified first but could not reproduce his killer run during the finals.
|2006||30 Seconds to Fame.
Matt Wilhelm, www.vitalbmx.com, august 2006: I flew out to L.A. for a show called 30 Seconds to Fame on FOX, where I won $25,000 competing against acts from Cirque du Soleil, fire-shooting jugglers, and tons of freaks. I also had a limo pick me up at the airport once; the driver had a sign that read "Wilhelm".
Flat Ring, Paris, France, september 2006.
|2008||Matt is riding for Hoffman Bikes.
Matt Wilhelm, www.global-flat.com, may 2008: When I heard that Kevin Jones was going to design another frame for Hoffman Bikes it definitely caught my attention. Starting in May of 2008 I will not only be riding a Hoffman Bike, but will also be riding for Hoffman Bikes. With the support from Hoffman Bikes I will be able to travel to more jams and competitions, keep the lights and heat going in my winter riding spot, and help spread the growth of flatland and BMX. Thanks of course to Suelo for their dedicated support over the past five years. I will still be riding some Suelo parts on my Hoffman Strowler frame and would like to thank them for their support. Of course I will continue to ride for Dans Competition, as they have sponsored me since before I was even a pro. Thanks again to my sponsors for their support, and I hope that you will get to see my new bike in action in a contest, demo, jam, or video sometime soon.
Matt Wilhelm riding his Strowler on the cover of BMX Plus! july 2008. Photo by Ben Crockett.
Matt Wilhelm, www.global-flat.com, may 2008: The trick is a new bike flip I learned called the Taco Flip, and there is a nice sequence of it along with a short interview inside. Please support flatland and get a copy of this magazine.
|2009||Dan's Comp commercial featuring Matt Wilhelm for issue 72 of Props Video Magazine.|