The Journey of
Twenty-four-year-old Cooper Webb hails from Morehead City, NC where he grew up riding and surfing. Cooper’s dad, Robert, raced motocross during the seventies before pursuing a career in professional surfing. When Cooper was four Robert felt the urge to buy another dirt bike and ride for fun. By this time Robert owned a surf shop that happened to have a practice track close by. Every time Robert would ride, Cooper begged to be ridden around the track. It wasn’t long before Cooper was asking for a motorcycle. Robert was concerned that Cooper might be too young, but Cooper was persistent. One day Robert told Cooper, who had not yet removed the training wheels from his bicycle, that if he learned to ride the bicycle without training wheels he would get a motorcycle. The next day while at work Trent, Cooper’s mother, called Robert and said he would not believe his eyes when he came home. Robert arrived home to Cooper riding his bicycle over a small ramp and turning figure eights, without training wheels. Robert rewarded Cooper with a brand-new Yamaha PW50, the year was 2000.
For 2019 Cooper changed everything. He joined the Red Bull KTM Factory Team led by Roger Decoster, a living legend in the sport of motocross. Decoster mandates his riders train with iconic industry trainer Aldon Baker, so Cooper moved from North Carolina to Florida to begin training at “the Bakery,” as Aldon’s facility is referred to by the sport’s insiders. It worked. After earning two top-10 finishes during the opening rounds of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship, he won round three in Anaheim, CA in dominating fashion. He went on to amass seven wins, 13 podiums, and 15 top-five finishes (out of 17 rounds, a top-five percentage of 88%). The ultimate realization of a long-held dream for Cooper and his parents came true on May 4th, 2019 when Cooper was awarded his first premier class championship, joining the ranks of the iconic riders before him who have established the number two as elite in the sport.