Randy Stumpfhauser

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Randy Stumpfhauser
Personal information
Full name Randall Richard Stumpfhauser
Nickname "Stumpdog", "Stumpy"
Born (1977-01-27) January 27, 1977 (age 40)
Fresno, California, United States
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Team information
Current team GHP
Discipline Bicycle Motocross (BMX)
Role Racer, Math teacher
Rider type Off Road
Amateur team(s)
1990 Hi-Tech Racing
1991-1993 Action Racing
1993-1995 Powerlite Industries
Professional team(s)
1996 Powerlite Industries
1996 ELF
1997-2003 Huffy Bicycles
2004-2008 GT Bicycles/Hyundai
2008-2010 GHP

Randall Richard Stumpfhauser (born January 27, 1977 in Fresno, California U.S.) is an American professional "Mid School" Bicycle Motocross (BMX) racer whose prime competitive years are from 1998 to the present. He is sometimes called "Stumpdog"[1] or "Stumpy",[2] all are plays on his last name.

Racing career milestones[edit]

Note: Professional firsts are on the national level unless otherwise indicated.

Milestone Event Details
Started racing: August 1986 at age nine, when his father took him to a BMX track in Sanger, California.[3]
Sanctioning body:
First race bike:
First race result: First in 9 novice. He beat one boy and one girl.[4]
First win (local): See above.
First national win:
First sponsor: 1990 Hi-Tech Racing. This was his first sponsor after three years of racing.[5]
Turned Professional: November 1995 at 18 years of age after the American Bicycle Association (ABA) Grandnationals.
First Professional race result: First in Superclass at the National Bicycle League's (NBL) Christmas Classic Nationals in Columbus, Ohio in late December 1995 (Day 1). He also came in fourth in Pro/Super Award (Day 1).[6]
First Professional win: See above
First Junior Men/SX/Pro* race result: See above
First Junior Men/SX/Pro win: See above
First Senior Pro/Elite Men** race result: Second in "AA" pro at the ABA Springnationals in Santa Clara, California on May 24, 1996 (Day 1).[7][8]
First Senior Pro/Elite Men win: In "AA" at the ABA Great Northwest Nationals in Grants Pass, Oregon in July 1996.[8]
Height and weight at height of his career: Ht:5'6.5" Wt:~165 lbs.
Retired: Retired

*In the NBL "B" Pro/Super Class/"A" Pro/Junior Men/Super X (SX) depending on the era; in the ABA it is "A" Pro.
**In the NBL it is "A" Pro/Elite Men; in the ABA it is "AA" Pro.

Career factory and major bike shop sponsors[edit]

Note: This listing only denotes the racer's primary sponsors. At any given time a racer could have numerous ever changing co-sponsors. Primary sponsorships can be verified by BMX press coverage and sponsor's advertisements at the time in question. When possible exact dates are given.

Amateur[edit]

  • Hi Tech Racing: 1990
  • Action Racing: 1991-1993
  • Powerlite Industries: 1993-February 1996 Stumpfhauser turned pro with this sponsor

Professional[edit]

  • Powerlite Industries: 1993-February 1996
  • ELF (Extra Light Frames):[9] February 1996-Late December 1996. Stumpfhauser's last race for ELF was the 1996 NBL Christmas Classice in December 1996.[10]
  • Huffy Bicycles: January 1997-December 2003. Huffy decided to drop its entire BMX team and pull out of its BMX effort after the 2003 season.[11][12]
  • GT (Gary Turner) Bicycles/Hyundai: January 7, 2004-October 2008
  • GHP (Greg Hill Products): October 29, 2008–Present.[13]

Career bicycle motocross titles[edit]

Note: Listed are District, State/Provincial/Department, Regional, National, and International titles in italics. "Defunct" refers to the fact of that sanctioning body in question no longer existing at the start of the racer's career or at that stage of his/her career. Depending on point totals of individual racers, winners of Grand Nationals do not necessarily win National titles. Series and one off Championships are also listed in block.

Amateur/Junior Men/Super X[edit]

National Bicycle League (NBL)

  • 1991 14 Cruiser Grandnational Champion
  • 1991 14 Cruiser National No.1
  • 1993 16 Expert and 16 Cruiser National No.1
  • 1994 17 Expert Grandnational Champion
  • 1994 17 Expert and 17 Cruiser National No.1

American Bicycle Association (ABA)

  • 1994 17 Expert Grandnational Champion
  • 1995 World Cup 17-20 Cruiser Champion.
  • 1995 18 Expert and 17-20 Cruiser Grandnational Champion
  • 1995 18 Cruiser National No.1.

United States Bicycle Motocross Association (USBA)

  • None

Fédération Internationale Amateur de Cyclisme (FIAC)*

  • None

International Bicycle Motocross Federation (IBMXF)*

  • 1994 16-17 Cruiser Bronze Medal World Champion.

Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)*

  • 1995 Junior Men Silver Medal World Cup Champion

* See note in professional section.

Notable accolades[edit]

  • Randy Stumpfhauser has been very prolific in terms of winning the cruiser class of various sanctioning bodies. As of November 2006 he has 15 National and World Championships, 14 of them as a professional; he has won the ABA Pro Cruiser title five consecutive times between 2001 and 2005. He has won the NBL Pro Cruiser division six times, five of them consecutively between 2001 and 2005. He has won the UCI Elite Men Cruiser World Championship four consecutive times between 2002 and 2005. Isolating one block of time he was the Cruiser champion in three different sanctioning bodies-ABA, NBL, UCI-simultaneously for three consecutive years: 2002, 2003, and 2004. In the midst of this accomplishment he won the NBL "AA" National No.1 Pro for the 20" division in 2003. Not to be forgotten are his amateur NBL National age group cruiser titles; his 1995 ABA Amateur National Cruiser No.1 and 1995 ABA World Cup Cruiser championship titles and his 1998 NBL Pro Cruiser National No.1.
  • He was called one of the top amateurs in the country by BMX Plus! in 1995 along with Greg Romero, Andy Contes, Kevin Royal and George Andrews.[5]
  • He is a 1996 ABA BMXer magazine Golden Crank "Rookie of the Year" winner.[14]
  • He is a 2006 ABA "AA" pro PRO Holeshot Award winner.[15]
  • He is the winner of the 2009 Golden Crank Award Pro of the Year.

BMX product lines[edit]

  • 1999 Huffy Supercharger Randy Stumpfhauser Signature Series
Product Evaluations:
Snap BMX Magazine December 2000 Vol.7 Iss.12 No.50 pg.112 (2001 model year)

Significant injuries[edit]

  • Tore two ligaments in his right knee at the NBL Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California on March 23, 1997. He underwent reconstructive surgery.[16] He was laid up for nine months total including time to recover from the surgery. His first race back was the NBL Christmas Classic in Columbus, Ohio on December 28, 1997.[17]
  • Tore ligament in his left knee in 1998[18]
  • He suffered a broken collarbone, scapula and a rib in a crash at the UCI SX race in Fréjus, France in October 2007. He came unclipped from one of his pedals in the first straight in his third moto and hit a roller jump, lost control and flipped over the handlebars. He slammed against a following jump going into the first turn. He missed the 2007 ABA Grandnationals and was hoping to race the 2007 NBL Christmas Classic.[19]

Racing traits and habits[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Stumpfhauser holds a B.S. in Engineering

Post BMX career[edit]

2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

The dream of Stumpfhauser to participate at the 2008 Summer Olympics not realized because of the 5th place in the trials.[20]

BMX interviews and articles[edit]

  • "The Top Amateurs In the Country" BMX Plus! February 1995 Vol.18 No.2 pg.67
  • "The Wheels of Change: Randy Stumpfhauser" Snap BMX Magazine May/June 1997 Vol.4 No.3 Iss.16 pg.46 One of four separate interviews with pros with recent sponsorship changes including Scott Yoquelet, Bogi Givens, & Lawan Cunningham.
  • "Q&A: If you could race one race over again, which would it be?" Snap BMX Magazine December 1999 Vol.6 Iss.10 No.38 pg.42 Single question interview asked of Stumpfhauser and four other profession racers including Christophe Lévêque, Michelle Cairns, Neal Wood, and Jamie Lilly.
  • "From One Track to Another" Transworld BMX May 2003 Vol.10 Iss.5 No.79 pg.32 An article written by pro BMX racer Jason Richardson the described the tryouts on a Velodrome track at USA Cycling's United States Olympic Training Center (USOTC) from January 8 to 14 2003 with Steven Alfred (track racer), Jason Carnes, Kenneth Fallen, Rob Lindstrom (track racer), Darrin Mitchell, John Purse, Craig Reynolds, Richardson himself, Greg Romero, Randy Stumpfhauser and Terry Tenette. Following the lead of Jamie Staff making the British Track Cycling team some of his fellow BMX racers explored the possibility of trying out the track racing discipline with the idea of going to the Olympics. This was done six months before the announcement on June 29, 2003 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of their making BMX Racing an Olympic sport beginning in 2008.
  • "Life in the Fast Lane: Warwick interviews Randy" Transworld BMX April 2004 Vol.11 Iss.4 No.90 pg.36 article featuring both Stumpfhauser and Warwick Stevenson with side bar interviews of them interviewing each other.
  • "Stumpy" Moto Mag March/April 2004 Vol.3 No.2 pg.33

BMX magazine covers[edit]

Note: Only magazines that were in publication at the time of the racer's career(s) are listed unless specifically noted.

Minicycle/BMX Action & Super BMX:

  • None

Bicycle Motocross Action & Go:

  • None

BMX Plus!:

  • February 1997 Vol.20 No.2 (200) in middle insert leading; Brian Foster (3) in second; Charles Townsend (10) in fourth; unidentified (16) in third. In top right insert dirt jumper Matt Beringer. In bottom right insert Kiyomi Waller (403). In bottom left insert various helmets.

Snap BMX Magazine & Transworld BMX:

Twenty BMX:

Moto Mag:

  • May/June 2003 Vol.2 No.3 (2) ahead of Christian Becerine (4) and Nate Berkheimer (8) and several other unidentified racers.
  • March/April 2004 Vol.3 No.2

BMX World:

Bicycles Today & BMX Today (The official NBL membership publication under two names):

ABA Action, American BMXer, BMXer (The official ABA membership publication under three names):

USBA Racer (The official USBA membership publication):

References[edit]

  1. ^ BMXStars.com profile
  2. ^ Fox Secure interview
  3. ^ BMXStars.com profile
  4. ^ Transworld BMX April 2004 Vol.11 Iss.4 No.90 pg.36
  5. ^ a b BMX Plus! February 1995 Vol.18 No.2 pg.67
  6. ^ Snap BMX Magazine March/April 1996 Vol.3 Iss.2 No.9 pg.76&80 (results)
  7. ^ Snap BMX Magazine September/October 1996 Vol.3 Iss.5 No.12 pg.46 (results)
  8. ^ a b Gorkgraphics.com page on Stumpfhauser's ABA records
  9. ^ BMX Plus! December 1996 Vol.19 No.12 pg.68
  10. ^ Snap BMX Magazine March/April 1997 Vol.4 Iss.2 No.15 pg.96
  11. ^ ATBMX.com archived January 2004 article "Randy Stumpfhauser Moves to GT/Hyundai". Word search for the title.
  12. ^ Transworld BMX January 2004 Vol.11 Iss.1 No.87 pg.20
  13. ^ Greg Hill's vintagebmx.com announcement.
  14. ^ Gorkgraphics.com site.
  15. ^ BMXtra.com online article.
  16. ^ Snap BMX Magazine July/August 1997 Vol.4 No.4 Iss.17 pg.13
  17. ^ Snap BMX Magazine May 1998 Vol.5 Iss.3 No.22 pg.45
  18. ^ BMXStars.com profile.
  19. ^ Stumpfhauser's blog entry at Go211.com site.
  20. ^ "Robinson, Day and Cisar lead BMX trials field". usatoday.com. June 13, 2008. Retrieved 21 April 2012. 

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