Ryan Dungey

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Ryan M Dungey
Nationality American
Born (1989-12-04) December 4, 1989 (age 27)
Belle Plaine, Minnesota
Current team RedBull KTM
Bike number # 5 Career #1 2017 SX #5 MX
Website http://www.ryandungey.com

Ryan Dungey (born December 4, 1989) is an American professional motocross racer competing in the AMA Supercross and Motocross championships; he is currently the 3 time and reigning Supercross Champion.

Ryan Dungey trains with legendary trainer Aldon Baker and is mentored by Red Bull KTM team manager, Roger DeCoster. Ryan Dungey has the distinction of being one of the few professional motocross athletes to turn pro directly from the "B" class in amateur racing; a feat that has not been successfully accomplished many times.

Dungey has won every major title in American Motocross and Supercross. Dungey has also been crowned the champion of the world's largest international motocross race, the Motocross des Nations, three times. In total, Ryan Dungey currently has seven major AMA championships which place him among the best motocrossers of all time. Dungey is tied for 6th place in all-time 450 Supercross race wins (33) and 6th place in all-time Supercross combined wins (44). In motocross, Dungey is in 2nd place in all-time 450 motocross overall wins (39) and 3rd place in all-time combined motocross overall wins (46). Finally, Ryan Dungey is in 4th place in all-time combined Supercross and Motocross wins with 79 total race wins. Apart from his championships, Dungey is known for his friendliness, charity work, consistent podium finishes and near-textbook riding style.

Personal life[edit]

Dungey was born to Troy and Michelle Dungey in 1989 He has two brothers, Jade and Blake. Ryan's brothers and father were amateur racers as well. In 2006, at the age of 16, Dungey auditioned and was signed to a pro contract [1] Dungey married Lindsay Siegle on November 1, 2014. They met at Annie's Cafe in Belle Paine, Minnesota in 2007.[2]

Dungey is a spokesperson for LIVESTRONG after losing his grandmother to cancer in 2005. He became a member of the Global Envoy Team in 2011. After partnering with Target in 2012 and 2013, Dungey held the MN River-to-River Ride to benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital.[3]

2010 season[edit]

Ryan Dungey's Rookie Season was predicted to be a 6–10 finish season in Supercross Standings. James Stewart was the heavy favorite coming off of his 2nd Monster Energy Supercross Championship. Dungey's season started off strong with leading most of the first race of the season until James Stewart made the pass. Dungey did battle back though and almost made a last lap pass. Dungey came back strong with 2 straight wins in round 2 and round 3. Dungey went on to win 6 races that season and in turn became the second rookie ever to win the Supercross Championship as a Rookie. Jeremy McGrath "King of Supercross" was the only other rider to do so.

Ryan had a slow start to his AMA motocross season. The first race was at Hangtown,(a writers note here) is that he has yet to win this event. The 2nd Round he bounced back and won both Motos. Dungey won 10 out of the 11 straight overalls and captured his first AMA Lucas Oil Motocross 450 Championship.

2017 AMA Supercross/Motocross Season[edit]

2017 Supercross Results[4][5]
Round Date Place Finished Total Points Standing
1 January 7 Anaheim 2nd 22 2nd
2 January 14 San Diego 2nd 44 2nd
3 January 21 Anaheim II 1st 69 1st
4 January 28 Phoenix 3rd 89 1st
5 February 4 Oakland 2nd 111 1st
6 February 11 Texas 4th 129 1st
7 February 18 Minneapolis 3rd 149 1st
8 February 25 Atlanta 1st 174 1st
9 March 4 Toronto
10 March 11 Daytona
11 March 18 Indianapolis
12 March 25 Detroit
13 April 1 St. Louis
14 April 8 Washington
15 April 22 Utah 2nd
16 April 29 East Rutherford
17 May 6 Las Vegas

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Accomplishments[1][edit]

  • 2009 AMA West Coast SX Lites Champion
  • 2009 AMA 250 Motocross Champion
  • 2009 Motocross des Nations Champion
  • 2010 AMA Monster Energy Supercross 450 Champion (Rookie Season)
  • 2010 AMA 450 Motocross Champion (Rookie Season)
  • 2010 Motocross des Nations Champion (Team USA)
  • 2011 Motocross des Nations Champion (Team USA)
  • 2012 AMA 450 Motocross Champion
  • 2015 AMA Monster Energy Supercross 450 Champion
  • 2015 AMA 450 Motocross Champion
  • 2015 ESPY Award for Best Male Action Sports Athlete
  • 2016 First Motocross Rider on Wheaties Box
  • 2016 AMA Monster Energy Supercross 450 Champion
  • 2016 ESPY Award for Best Male Action Sports Athlete

Total Career AMA Wins[edit]

  • 12 in 250 Supercross Class
  • 33 in 450 Supercross Class 6-2010 1-2011 4-2012 2-2013 1-2014 8-2015 9-2016 2-2017 (6th all-time)
  • 7 in Motocross 250 Class 3-2008 4-2009
  • 39 in Motocross 450 Class 10-2010 4-2011 10-2012 3-2013 4-2014 7-2015 1-2016 (2nd all-time 450s)
  • 79 AMA total wins (4th all-time) 3-2008 4-2009 16-2010 5-2011 14-2012 5-2013 5-2014 15-2015 10-2016 2-2017
  • (Supercross 125/250 Lites class wins are regional and excluded from total wins)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Motocross Racer Ryan Dungey Leaving Big Marks on B.P. - Belle Plaine Herald". Belle Plaine Herald. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  2. ^ "Lindsay & Ryan's Wedding Website". www.theknot.com. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  3. ^ "Bio - Ryan Dungey". ryandungey.com. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  4. ^ "AMA Supercross - Event Results". AMA Supercross Event Results. Retrieved 1 May 2017.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ "AMA Supercross- Event Results" (PDF). AMA Supercross. AMA Pro Racing. 
  6. ^ http://archives.amasupercross.com/xml/SX/events/S1585/S1F1POINTS.pdf

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