The History of Robbie Knievel
Who Is Robert Knievel?
These days there are more “stunt” performers than you can count. The stunt industry, just like most sports, progresses each year with people doing bigger and badder stunts, trying to top the next guy with each show.
Robert Edward “Robbie” Knievel III is the son of legendary daredevil Robert “Evel” Knievel. Knievel began jumping motorcycles at a young age, and began his successful career while still a teenager. Since then, he has broken 20 world records and made more than 350 jumps, many in homage to his famous father. Injuries from these stunts have prevented Knievel from performing in recent years. He was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2007.
I remember watching many of the dangerous feats performed by Robbie over the years. The 2003 Pepsi Jump at Chinook Winds Casino was no acceptation. The man truly with has no fear or is able to push it aside when he performs his stunts. Not an easy thing for most people to do, at all.
Many people view these jumps as being incredible feats of athleticism, but they are also acts of courage in the face of danger. When you look back at the history of Robbie Knievel, you have to ask yourself if he had any fear in facing his danger. Regardless, as long as he managed to get up in the morning and push himself through the night, he should be considered a true legend, and perhaps someone who is just a tad bit crazy in some ways!