The world of motocross lost a young star this weekend when rider Jesse Masterpool died of injuries sustained in a March 13th crash at the Lake Whitney Amateur National.
Masterpool’s family posted an official statement Sunday on his website announcing Jesse’s death on March 20th (below), but as is common in the wake of a high-profile accident, searches have spiked seeking footage of the crash. No video of the boy’s fatal accident has circulated, and hopefully the video of this child’s death won’t make it to the internet.
Jesse’s family posted the video below (after the statement) featuring Jesse speaking about training for the US Open and showing off his skills. Further information is available at Jesse Masterpool’s official website.
Official Statement from the Masterpool Family:
Due to the injuries Jesse sustained, he passed away early Saturday morning.
We all feel you are now part of the family. We didn’t want anyone speaking for us in these letters and because of this we have not done the job that all of you wonderful people deserve. Jesse was extremely passionate, positive, and considerate of how his actions might affect other people. We felt he would not want to bring this news to the riders or the fans attending last night’s supercross race. He would want the riders to focus and ride their best and the fans to celebrate in their efforts.
One of Jesse’s favorite movies was “Remember the Titans”. He felt strongly enough to wear it on his butt patch; it was a part of him. Not just a movie, but like his own name.
The passion that brought such different people together dissolved old feelings between them – to see what they truly felt. Inside the soul, they were not different after all. As crazy as it may seem to Jesse and many riders, the butt patch is sacred. It is your name. It is you. It can’t be bought by a sponsor. It is a passionate symbol of who that rider is. Your passion, faith and love have brought us all together.
We all feel Jesse’s spirit; Jesse is now a part of all of us. Jesse brought us all together. We know what Jesse would want us to do.
Jesse and the Masterpool Family