Ricardo Laguna

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Ricardo Laguna
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Born Ricardo Laguna[1]
(1982-04-13) April 13, 1982 (age 35)
La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada
Occupation Professional BMX Rider, Television Personality
Years active 2003-Present
Website www.ricardo-laguna.com

Ricardo Laguna (born April 13, 1982) is a Mexican-American professional BMX rider and television personality.

Early life[edit]

Born and raised in La Paz, Mexico. He has a younger brother named Ricardo Angel, Laguna's mother and father, Ricardo Arturo and Marisela Laguna moved Ricardo and his family to Tijuana, Mexico briefly until seeking a better lifestyle for his family and after gaining citizenship, Ricardo's father moved the Laguna family to Las Vegas, Nevada when he was 13. While not knowing any English and growing accustomed to his new lifestyle, Ricardo took immediate interest in riding bikes. After riding dirt jumps everyday around his neighborhood, it would eventually launch his bmx career. Ricardo attended Eldorado High School, where he graduated in 2000

Professional career[edit]

After competing at the amateur level for a couple years, where he won the "DK DIRT CIRCUIT" in Lake Perris, California he then went on to win The Core Tour King of Dirt Series. In 2003, Laguna turned pro at the age of 21. Laguna started hosting Clark County Extreme thing the largest Music Action sports festival in Nevada for 12 years. Laguna is the founder of Hispanic Fest at the Cannery casino and hotel. In 2016 Laguna started executive producing a cable television show "Live With Lisa" on Cox Cable.

Rankings[edit]

2001[edit]

  • 1st place in Perris, CA. DK Dirt Circuit
  • 1st place in Venice Beach, CA. "King of Dirt and the Panasonic Shockwave Core Tour"
  • 2nd place in LA County Fair, CA. "King of Dirt and the Panasonic Shockwave Core Tour"

2003[edit]

  • 1st place in Obregon, Mexico. "Rey De Las Rampas"
  • 3rd place in Jones beach, NY. "King Of Dirt"
  • 10th place in Huntington, CA. "King Of Dirt Finals"
  • 18th place in Cleveland, Ohio. "Gravity Games"

2004[edit]

  • No. 1 Ranked Latin-American Dirt Jumper
  • King Of Ramps LCQ winner in Huntington Beach, CA. "Vans Triple Crown"
  • 1st place in Obregon, Mexico. "Rey De Las Rampas"
  • 2nd place in Phoenix, Az. "Orme dam Jam Bicycles Comp"
  • 2nd place in San Diego, CA. "County Fair Comp"
  • 2nd place in Huntington Beach, CA. Triple Challenges "Vans Triple Crown"
  • 3rd place in Jones Beach, NY. "King Of Dirt"
  • 11th place in Huntington Beach, CA. "King Of Dirt"

2005[edit]

  • 2nd place in Phoenix, Az. 10th Annual "Fort McDowell Burn Bike festival"
  • 3rd place in San Diego, Ca. "Dirt Jumping Contest"
  • 5th place in Las Vegas, NV. "Vans Let it Ride"
  • 5th place in Sydney, Australia. "BMX Games"
  • 6th place in London, Uk. "Sprite Urban Games"
  • 9th place in Oklahoma, Ok. "CFB (Crazy Freaks Bikers)Comp"
  • 10th place in Las Vegas, NV. ExtremeThing "Ricardo Laguna Pro BMX Dirt Challenge"
  • 11th place in Louisville,Ky. "Mountain Dew Action Sport Tour"
  • 15th place in Orlando, Fl. "Mountain Dew Action Sport Tour" Finals
  • 15th place in Whistler, Canada. "Red Bull Elevation"
  • 19th place in San Jose, Ca. "Mountain Dew Action Sport Tour"
  • 23rd place in Denver, Co. "Mountain Dew Action Sport Tour"
  • 23rd place in Portland, Or. "Mountain Dew Action Sport Tour"

2006[edit]

  • 5th place in Las Vegas, NV. ExtremeThing "Ricardo Laguna Pro Challenge"
  • 6th place in Wellington, New Zealand. "X-Air"
  • 6th place in Montellier, France. "Nokia Fise"
  • 8th place in Sydney, Australia. "BMX Game"
  • 16th place in Oklahoma City,Ok. "CFB Comp"

2007[edit]

  • No. 1 Ranked South American Dirt Jumper
  • 1st place in Zurich, Switzerland. "Bike Day"
  • 1st place in Cali, Colombia. "Rey De La Tierra"
  • 2nd place in Cologne, Germany. "The Worlds Suzuki Masters"
  • 2nd place in Cleveland, Oh. "Mountain Dew Action Sport Tour" OQ
  • 3rd place in Louisville,Ky. "Mountain Dew Action Sport Tour" OQ
  • 6th place in Montpelier,France. "Nokia Fise"
  • 11th place in Las Vegas, NV. ExtremeThing "Ricardo Laguna Pro Challenge"
  • 20th place in Orlando, FL. "Mountain Dew Action Sport Tour" FINALS
  • 20th place in Salt Lake, Ut. Mountain Dew Action Sport Tour"
  • 21st place in Baltimore, Ma. "Mountain Dew Action Sport Tour"
  • 22nd place in Cleveland, Ohio. "Mountain Dew Action Sport Tour"

2008[edit]

  • 1st place in Montpellier, France. "Fise"
  • 2nd place in Cleveland, OH. "Dew Tour" OQ
  • 2nd place in Linz, Austria. "Austria King Of Dirt" Best trick
  • 3rd place in Linz, Austria. "Austria King Of Dirt"
  • 3rd place in Bordeaux, France. "Lord Of Dirt"
  • 4th place in Costa Mesa, CA. "LG Triples Box"
  • 7th place in Las Vegas, NV. ExtremeThing "Ricardo Laguna Pro BMX DirtChallenge"
  • 10th place in Cologne, Germany. "BMX Masters"
  • 14th place in Baltimore, Md. "Mountain Dew Action Sport Tour" OQ
  • 21st place in Guadalajara, Mexico. "Red Bull Elevation"

2009[edit]

  • 2nd place in Bordeaux, France. "Lord Of Dirt" For best trick
  • 5th place in Montpellier, France. "Fise"
  • 5th place in Las Vegas, NV. ExtremeThing "Ricardo Laguna Pro BMX Dirt Challenge"
  • 8th place in Cologne, Germany. "IBMXFF World Championship"
  • 10th place in Bordeaux, France. "Lord Of Dirt"
  • 10th place in Munich, Germany. "Big In Bavaria"
  • 13th place in San Jose, Ca. "Warriors Of Wood"
  • 15th place in Chicago, Il. "Mountain Dew Action Sport Tour" OQ

2010[edit]

  • 3rd place in Montpelier, France. "Fise"
  • 4th place in Munich, Germany. "Big In Bavaria"
  • 9th place in Solothurn, Switzerland. "Bike Day"
  • 13th place in Cologne, Germany. "BMX Masters"

2011[edit]

  • 1st place in Costa Rica. "King Of Dirt"
  • 2nd place in Bullhead City, AZ. "Slam n Jam" King of Dirt"
  • 2nd place in Phoenix, AZ. "A Day Of Fun Pro BMX Dirt Jam"
  • 6th place in Las Vegas, NV. ExtremeThing "Ricardo Laguna Pro Dirt Challenge"
  • 8th place in Montpelier,France. "Fise"
  • 10th place in Austin, Texas. "Texas Toast Jam"

2015[edit]

  • 2nd place in Las Vegas, NV. "American Patriot Fest"

2016[edit]

  • 2nd Place in Las Vegas, NV. UCI USA BMX "Silver Dollar" South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
  • 2nd place in Las Vegas, NV. "American Patriot Fest"
  • Angel Of The Year for Calrk County 20th Vulnerable Roads Users Project Awards

2017[edit]

  • 1st place in Las Vegas, NV. Nellis BMX Track UCI USA BMX "Silver State Championship Race"
  • 1st place in Las Vegas, NV. Ed Fountain BMX Track UCI USA BMX "Silver State Championship Race"
  • 1st place in Boulder City, NV. Boulder City BMX Track UCI USA BMX "Silver State Championship Race"
  • 1st place in Henderson, Nevada. Whitney Mesa BMX Track UCI USA BMX "Silver State Championship Race"
  • State Champion in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ed Fountain BMX Track UCI USA BMX "Silver State Championship Race"

Sponsors and brands[edit]

Currently sponsored by Powerbar, Woodward West, TSG Safety Gear, Corrupt Bikes, and ossur

Accolades and appearances[edit]

The Ricardo Laguna Project[edit]

Tr3s, and MTV production, green lit a reality television show involving Ricardo in late 2011. The show will be focused on Ricardo's life in Las Vegas and the show is set to premier on March 14, 2012 on Tr3s. Wilmer Valderrama serves as an executive producer.

Personal life[edit]

Laguna was born in La Paz, Mexico and lived there until he was 8 years old where he and his family moved to Tijuana, Mexico. At the age of 13, he eventually relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he currently resides. In 2011 his hometown of La Paz opened a new BMX dirt park and named it after him.[3] Outside of competitive riding, Ricardo also designs dirt tracks and jumps for "The Ricardo Laguna Pro BMX Dirt Challenge" held every year at Extreme Thing[4] in Las Vegas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ricardo-laguna.com
  2. ^ Trotter, Emma. "Ricardo Laguna". Las Vegas Magazine. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Las Vegan and Pro BMX Rider Ricardo Laguna Honored in Birth Town of La Paz Mexico". VegasNews.com. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Las Vegan and Pro BMX Rider Ricardo Laguna". Retrieved 7 March 2012. 

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