Ryan Dungey is a former American professional motorcycle athlete; best known for his racing in the AMA Supercross and Motocross Championships; he was four times Supercross and three times Motocross Champion. Here is an article that reveals his age, biography, wife, height, weight, and fortune.
Ryan was born on December 4, 1989, in Belle Plaine, Minnesota, and attended the Catholic Guardian Angel School in Chaska, Minnesota, United States. He lived with his father (Troy Dungey), mother (Michelle Dungey), and two older brothers – Blake Dungey and Jade Dungey.
At the beginning of his career in 2007, Ryan was one of the few professional motocross athletes who went straight from “B” class to professional in amateur sports. Since he did not develop in the mini-classes, Ryan trained with Aldon Baker and was coached by Red Bull KTM team manager Roger DeCoster. So he started to improve on the full-size bikes to the point where he could win races.
He won every major American motocross and supercross title, including three times the world’s largest international motocross race – the Motocross des Nations. He then ended his amateur career by winning the 2005 Loretta Lynn Amateur Championship.
Ryan’s first full year in the pro ranks began with the 250 East Supercross. No one expected much from the factory Suzuki rider No. 62, and it wouldn’t be the first time he was underestimated.
After winning his first professional supercross race ever, Ryan fought for the rest of the supercross season to reach the form in which he was crowned champion – either winning or going down trying. He was nevertheless recognized by being named Supercross rookie of the year 2007.
In 2009, Ryan experienced one of the most remarkable seasons of his professional career, which set him on the road to becoming one of the greats in motocross/supercross.
The Team United States was not expected to be competitive in MXoN 2009, with A-riders James Stewart and Ryan Villopoto both retiring with injuries. Ryan, who had never ridden a 450cc machine before, was then nominated as team captain and entered the premier class of MX1 (450).
In a competition that ended in a battle of pride between Team USA, the powerful French team, and the host Italian teams, Ryan historically took first place in the final moto, securing 20th place in the overall standings.
When Ryan joined KTM’s De Coster in 2012, they literally built a production bike to his taste for the 2012 AMA Supercross. Ryan took 1st place in four of the Supercross competitions.
He then showed an outstanding performance in outdoor MX, finishing 2nd for James Stewart in rounds 1 and 2 and ending the season with victories in 19 of the last 20 trials and 10 overall victories. This helped him to his second outdoor title in the 450cc class, two laps from the end.
If 2009 is Ryan’s historical record, 2017 was the hardest battle yet against super-fast Eli Tomac.
With only three wins this season on Tomac’s nine, Ryan fought for the title with discipline and consistency. In one of the best supercross racers of all time, he won the championship by 5 points at the season finale. Immediately afterward, Ryan announced his retirement from the AMA Championship.
In total Ryan Dungey has seven major AMA championships and holds the record for consecutive Supercross podium finishes.
In the 450 overall motocross victories of all time, the motocross superstar ranks second and in the combined motocross overall victories of all time (250/450), he is ranked third (46). He is also in 4th place in the combined Supercross and Motocross overall victories of all time with a total of 80 race wins.
Ryan Dungey’s Wife
Ryan Dungey married his then-girlfriend Lindsay Dungey in 2014. Since his retirement, he has been raving about how much he enjoys the opportunity to spend more time with his wife. The wonderful couple has not yet had a child together. They currently live in Belle Plaine, Minnesota, United States.
Ryan is said to have earned a million-dollar fortune in annual salary from AMA supercross and motocross championships, bringing his net worth to $8 million by 2018.
Ryan Dungey has an athletic body with a heart-shaped face. His height is 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) and his weight is 68 kg (150 lbs). Further details about his body statistics are not available.