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ZACH "CATFISH" YANKUSH

Raised in Youngstown Ohio, Zack attended Ursuline High School (90-94) and Mount Union College (94-98). He has been working his dream job for close to 2 decades traveling the world, and he has BMX to thank for that. He moved to California in early 2011 and on his second day here, he went to his first ever audition and got the part to star on the hit show "Strangers in Danger" on Fuel TV. He currently travels all over the globe as a commentator and announcer at some of the largest international contests in the world. We suggest you follow him on social media. He is nothing short of insane entertainment!

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Name: 
ZACH YANKUSH

DOB: 
9/23/

Hometown: 
YOUNGSTOWN, OH

Currently Resides: 
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

Sponsors: 
FOX, MONSTER ENERGY, DK BIKES, ARNETTE

Fox Team Rider Since: 
2010

Years Pro:
12

Discipline:
I ride it all! Flatland has my heart though

Bike Frame/Specs:
DK Team Frame

Favorite Trick:
Decade

Favorite Fox Product:
Premium Tees!!

Career Highlights

Hit reality TV show on Fuel TV - Strangers in Danger

Global BMX Commentator/Announcer for contests all over the world

Bikes Over Baghdad Tour

Interview

What was your first bike? 
A hoopty Dyno Compe

What/Where is your favorite place to ride? 
China or Huntington Beach, CA

What are the top 3 Songs on your playlist (Band, Genre) – 
Future, Xavier Wulf, Wu Tang Clan

Who did you look up to most when you first started riding? 
Kevin Jones

Do you have a saying or motto you live your life by? 
"You make a living by what you get, you make a life by what you give" that one and also "ouch ouch you're on my hair" 

Any advice for the next generation of BMX riders? 
Just keep having fun! When you realize that's the reason that we ride BMX...you never lose sight of it. 

Follow ZACH

Instagram name:
@catfishvsthug

Twitter Account:
@catfishcatfish

Facebook name: 
https://www.facebook.com/catfish100

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