Bio

Ryan Villopoto is the third person in history to win his first premier class race and the only other person besides Carmichael to claim three-straight 250 motocross titles and then win his 450-class debut.

His first championship came outdoors in 2006 following a third place in the Western SX Lites series. He backed that up with a sweep of 2007 and was poised to do it again in ’08 but came up short in the final SX Lites race. Newcomer Trey Canard pulled an aggressive move in the battle for the race win and championship that sent RV off the track. Villopoto would have his revenge once the series took it outside and he blitzed the AMA Motocross Lites for his third consecutive outdoor title.

Perhaps the most crowning achievement of RV’s young career was his utter dominance of the 2007 Motocross of Nations. Riding his 250F, Ryan smoked the world’s best MX offerings regardless of bike, country or credentials. Even the other Americans couldn’t hang with him and Ricky Carmichael and Tim Ferry followed his lead to sweep the MXoN event. Villopoto again contributed to a MXoN victory in 2008, his final appearance on the quarter-liter.

In 2009 Villopoto raced in the AMA Supercross Series, racing a Team Kawasaki Factory KX450. Ryan Villopoto’s first win in the 450 class, after a long recovery from knee surgery, took place on his “hometown” track at Quest Field, Seattle. He dominated the field and won convincingly over Chad Reed (2008 Supercross Series Champion) and James Stewart. Villopoto wrapped up the AMA Supercross series of 2009 with his second win in Las Vegas, NV, on May 2, 2009.

Following what’s been called best season in Supercross History, Ryan emerged as the 2011 Supercross World Champion!

Q & A

  1. What are the events, wins, memories that stand out most throughout your career so far?

    This year's SX title: I came back from a possibly career ending injury to Win the 2011 AMA World Supercross Title in what is said to be the best year in SX EVER!

  2. Word Association:

    • Fun= My Boat • Vision= WIN • Friend=Too many to say • Foe=Airplane flights • Greenhouse=Caseys Garden • Gas=Expensive

  3. When did you first start riding/racing? Where/why?

    Age 6 in the Yard, my dad got me started

  4. What drives you to be sicker than everyone else?

    My Heart

  5. If you weren’t ripping on the track or dirt, what kind of menial task would you want to do?

    Agent, they just play golf

  6. If you had to date one person who would it be: Pamela Anderson after Tommy Lee, Snookie from Jersey Shore or your mom in the past like Michael J. Fox from Back to the Future?

    My mom

  7. If you had to share a bathroom with one Oakley rider, who would it NOT be and why?

    Huh...don’t share

  8. Tell me a funny story about an Oakley rider...(We’ll never tell)

    I will never tell lol

  9. Talent…other than doing no handed pushups:

    Shooting

  10. Your Favorite…

    Gun Barrett 50 Cal

  11. Oakleys are…

    Sick

  12. Best song to ride to:

    Little Chicken Left on that Bone

  13. First thing you do when you get back from a trip is…

    NOTHING

  14. A lot of riders never get to go to Prom, did you go, who did you take or who would you ask if you could go today?

    My Fiancé

  15. What is something that you wouldn't normally tell someone about yourself?

    I am a roller and flicker

  16. Fist pumping? Head Banging? C-Walking? Or Funky Chicken? Which one? Or all of the above?

    Fist Pumping of course

  17. Dream vacation spot:

    Dubai

  18. Would you rather get punched in the gut by Mr. T. or super roundhouse kicked in the face by Chuck Norris?

    Mr T

  19. If the most interesting man in the world wanted to take your girlfriend out would you let him?

    Yes for some $$

  20. People would be super surprised if they knew that you…

    Elastic Banded Shorts

  21. What tricks are you working on?

    I can't tell you that

  22. You’ve been mistaken for…

    TO

  23. Food…

    everything

Ryan Villopoto

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Success is Where Preparation meets Opportunity.

Date of Birth:
August 13, 1988
Hometown:
Poulsbo, WA: Rainy!
Sponsors:
Monster Energy Kawasaki, Thor, Volcom, Vans, Falken Tires, Alpinestars
Hobbies:
Wake surfing, Fishing, Hunting

Career Highlights

    • 2006 AMA National Motocross Lites Champion
    • 2006 AMA Supercross/Motocross Rookie of the Year
    • 2007 AMA West Supercross Lites Champion
    • 2007 AMA Motocross Lites Champion
    • 2007 Member of winning Team USA at the Motocross of Nations in USA
    • 2008 AMA National Motocross Lites 250 Champion
    • 2009 1st AMA Supercross Series 450 class Seattle, WA
    • 2009 1st AMA Supercross Series 450 class Las Vegas
    • 2010 1st Supercross San Francisco
    • 2010 1st Supercross Anaheim 3
    • 2010 1st Supercross Indianapolis
    • 2010 1st Supercross Daytona
    • 2010 1st Supercross Toronto
    • 2010 1st Supercross Jacksonville
    • 2011 AMA Supercross World Champion
    • 2010 1st Supercross Houston