Henry "The Pitbull" Rife — United States
Henry "The Pitbull" Rife was born May 18, 1968. He started jumping at the young age of 5. He got the nickname "Pitbull" because of his strong tenacious never give up personality. Pitbull's machine of choice is a Honda TRX-250R Fourtrax. He use to jump motorcycles, but prefers quads. His biggest jump was 132 ft. from ramp-to-ground. This took place at Van Wert, Ohio.
His worst crash happened when he failed to jump a house trailer. On that jump he broke his two legs, his collar bone and was knocked out for 45 minutes. He also suffered a concussion and had temporary memory loss. But after this crash he still got up and walked away (just like Evel). Pitbull also had a stunt team called, "Team Henry has made a comeback and has appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman" where he performed a live jump on national television.
On December 31, 2010, Henry "The Pitbull" Rife attempted to jump his ATV over 10 cars. This jump took place at the "Rumble in Fort Wayne" in the Memorial Coliseum Expo Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He easily cleared the 10 cars, but had a difficult landing. He was alright, just a little shaken. He vowed to come back next year to try it again. Thanks to Henry for the use of these photos!
Pitbull jumping over five semi-trucks on his new quad and wearing his new cool leathers. This jump took place June 4, 2010 at Van Wert County Fairgrounds.
On September 26, 2007, Pitbull successfully jumped live on "The Late Show with David Letterman".
Photos courtesy of Henry "The Pitbull" Rife.