Jump'n John Maley — Canton, Ohio, United States

ATV jumper Jump'n John Maley hails from Canton, Ohio. His daredevil career was inspired back when his parents brought him to an Evel Knievel show when he was around eight years of age. John was fascinated by Evel's jumps but also his preshow wheelies. That's when he knew one day he wanted to perform. John started by developing his skills while racing motocross.

After riding motorcycles for awhile, John switched to riding ATVs. He became Matt (the Kangaroo Kid) Coulter's mechanic and helped Matt with many world record jumps when Matt toured the US. John has traveled the country with his ATV safety and stunt exhibition shows. He routinely jumped 110" ramp-to-ramp.

Special thanks to Bruce Kennedy for the photo sources. Photos: Scott Oberlin.