Ryan Michael Dungey
Belle Plaine, MN
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At the very young age of 23 years old, Ryan Dungey has already won every title in the sport of motocross. His dominance began in 2009 when he won both the Lites Supercross Championship and the 250 Motocross Championship. He followed that with a stellar 2010 campaign stepping up to the 450 class and winning the Supercross Championship and Motocross Championship in his rookie season, becoming just the second motocross rider in the history of the sport to accomplish that feat. He then lead team USA to a victory in the 2010 Motocross Des Nations.
Ryan did not disappoint in 2011, bringing home another title for team USA at the 2011 Motocross Des Nations in addition to finishing 3rd in Supercross and 2nd in Motocross.
Before the start of the 2012 season, Ryan made the decision to reunite with his mentor Roger DeCoster at the Red Bull/KTM Factory Team. The relationship proved to be a fruitful one, taking only 2 races for KTM to bring home its first ever Supercross victory. Ultimately, with 14 victories and a second 450 AMA Class Motocross Championship title , Ryan was named the 2012 Transworld Motocross Rider of the Year.
Ryan is supported by a family of racers. His dad and two siblings were amateur riders, they travel with Ryan during the season ensuring he is well supported during his quest to remain at the top of the sport.
Ryan has become a key spokesperson for the Livestrong Campaign for cancer awareness. His work with Livestrong means a lot to Ryan having lost his grandmother to the disease in 2005. Ryan races in her memory. In 2011, Ryan became a member of the Livestrong Global Envoy Team.
In July of 2012 with the help of Target, Ryan held the first annual MN Major River-to-River Ride. The event benefitted St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. It featured bicycle rides of different lengths for all skill levels.