Ryan Nyquist

Ryan Nyquist
United States of America flagRyan Nyquist
United States of America
Ranking: 2
Hometown: Los Gatos, CA
DOB: 03/06/1979
Age: 38
Height: 5' 6
Weight: 160
Sports: ,
Sponsors: Haro Bike, Rockstar Energy, Osiris, Bell, Shred Optics, Slytech, CTI Kneebraces
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As the 2004 ESPY Best Action Sports Athlete Winner, Ryan Nyquist seems to have it all. After winning nearly every street and dirt competition in the past three years, Nyquist has little more to conquer. But for Nyquist, the numerous awards haven't dulled his desire to succeed; in fact, it has only fueled his fire.

You could say Ryan Nyquist was born to ride. In Fact, his name has become synonymous with the sport of BMX. Nyquist has been riding since the age of three and it doesn't look like the multi X Games medalist is slowing down any time soon. Ever since Nyquist entered his first freestyle contest at the age of 16, he has been addicted to the sport. This addiction has helped him earn recognition from pros and fans alike being named the BMX Plus' Dirt Jumper of the Year in 2004. Nyquist is trully a gifted and versatile rider. At one point in his career, he competed in all three disciplines of freestyle BMX: Dirt, Street, and Vert - an accomplishment that has only been attempted by only a few riders.

The freestyle BMX world wouldn't be the same without Nyquist, whose amazing talents and numerous accomplishments have etched his name in the BMX history books as one of the sports most consistent and progressive riders. His accolades are many; he has swept several competition series more than once including the Vans Triple Crown, LG Action Sports Championships, and King of Dirt contests. He consistently places in the top three in competitions worldwide and if that's not enough, he has a handful of X Games and Gravity Games medals to boot. He’s even created his own BMX contest, the Warriors of Wood.

Nyquist has made a name for himself both on and off his bike. He has a signature shoe with Adidas, trading cards, action figures, a signature series with Haro Bikes, and he is a feature video game character in Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2. He 's been featured in numerous trade and mainstream magazines including, Ride BMX, Transworld BMX, Men's Health, Sports Illustrated for Kids, and ESPN Magazine. Nyquist has also starred in ESPN/Touchstone Picture's IMAX movie "Ultimate X", appeared as a special guest star on Disney's "The Jersey", and hosted Nicklodeon's "Game and Sports Show" and "Slime Time" as well as appearing on "Fox News Live".

What Nyquist enjoys most, however, is giving back to the community. He has helped many "Wish Kids" dreams come true through the Make-A-Wish Foudation and has been active with various charity organizations. Whether he is signing autographs or making hospital visits, Nyquist looks forward to making someone else's day just a little brighter. He is also a very proud husband and father.

Take all the medals and cash prizes away and you would still find Nyquist on his bike. Ryan Nyquist's number one love is BMX; lucky for him he is one of the best and success seems to follow him wherever he goes.

When did you decide to ride BMX professionally?
1996

Who influences you most and why?
Anyone who does their own things & follow their own path

What is something most people don't know about you?
I love building things

Where is your favorite place to ride?
The Unit in Greenville, NC

What is your most memorable BMX moment?
Qualifying 1st as my first X-Games Dirt Comp in 1997


History:
  • 2014 Dew Tour Ocean City - Bowl: 2nd
  • 2014 Dew Tour Portland - Dirt: 2nd
  • 2014 Red Bull Dreamline Winnner
  • 2014 X Games Austin - BMX Park: 5th
  • 2014 X Games Austin - BMX Dirt: 10th
  • 2013 X Games Munich - BMX Park: 7th
  • 2013 X Games Barcelona - BMX Park: 2nd
  • 2013 X Games Foz Do Iguacu - BMX Dirt: 3rd
  • 2013 X Games Foz Do Iguacu - BMX Park: 7th
  • 2012 X Games Foz Do Iguacu - BMX Dirt: Bronze Medal
  • 2012 X Games Barcelona - BMX Park: Silver Medal
  • 2012 X Games Los Angeles - BMX Park: Silver Medal
  • 2012 Alli Dew Tour, Ocean City, MD - Park: 4th
  • 2012 ASA Big-Air BMX Triples, Orange County, CA - Day 1: 5th, Day 2: 7th
  • 2012 BMX Worlds, Cologne, Germany - Dirt: 6th
  • 2012 X Games, Los Angeles, CA - Park: 2nd
  • 2011 Alli Dew Tour, Ocean City, MD - Park 3rd
  • 2011 Air in the Square, MegaRamp ASA Triples, NY, NY - 5th
  • 2010 Alli Dew Tour, Las Vegas, NV - Dirt: 9th
  • 2010 Alli Dew Tour, Las Vegas, NV - Park: 1st
  • 2010 Alli Dew Tour, Salt Lake City, UT - Dirt: 10th
  • 2010 MegaRamp ASA BMX Triples, Sacramento, CA: 3rd
  • 2010 Alli Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Dirt: 2nd
  • 2010 Nike 6.0 BMX Pro, Huntington Beach, CA - 1st
  • 2010 Alli Dew Tour, Chicago, IL - Park: 5th
  • 2010 Alli Dew Tour, Chicago, IL - Dirt: 8th
  • 2010 Nike 6.0 BMX Pro, Barcelona, Spain - 9th
  • 2010 Red Bull Stomping Grounds, Chicago, IL - 5th
  • 2010 T-Mobile Extreme Playgrounds, Duisburg, Germany - Xbox 360 Contest: 3rd
  • 2010 ASA BMX Triples, DeKalb, IL - 2nd
  • 2009 Warriors of Wood, San Jose, CA - 6th
  • 2009 Dave Mirra's King of the Animal House, Greenville, NC - 2nd
  • 2009 T-Mobile Extreme Playgrounds, Berlin, Germany - Street: 2nd
  • 2009 Alli Dew Tour: BMX Dirt Dew Cup Champion
  • 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Orlando, FL - Dirt: 5th
  • 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Orlando, FL - Park: 1st
  • 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Salt Lake City, UT - Dirt: 1st
  • 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Salt Lake City, UT - Park: 4th
  • 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Dirt: 1st
  • 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Park: 8th
  • 2009 BMX Worlds, Cologne, Germany - Dirt: 2nd
  • 2009 BMX Worlds, Cologne, Germany - Mini Ramp: 8th
  • 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Chicago, IL -Park: 8th
  • 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Chicago, IL - Dirt: 3rd
  • 2008 AST Dew Tour, Orlando, FL - Park: 1st, Dirt: 10th
  • 2008 AST Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Park: 6th, Dirt: 6th
  • 2008 AST Dew Tour, Baltimore, MD - Dirt: 1st
  • 2008 AST Dew Tour, Baltimore, MD - Park: 5th
  • 2008 Red Bull Elevation, Whistler, Canada - Dirt: Best Trick
  • 2008 Red Bull Elevation, Whistler, Canada - Dirt: 2nd
  • 2008 JoMoPro, Joplin, MO - Park: 10th
  • 2007 AST Dew Tour Overall Standing - Park: 3rd, Park: 1st
  • 2007 AST Dew Tour, Orlando, FL - Park: 3rd, Dirt: 5th
  • 2007 AST Dew Tour, Salt Lake City, UT - Park: 3rd
  • 2007 AST Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Park: 5th, Dirt: 5th
  • 2007 X Games, Los Angeles, CA - Park: 6th
  • 2007 AST Dew Tour, Cleveland, OH - Park: 2nd, Dirt: 1st
  • 2007 Red Bull Elevation, Whistler, Canada - Dirt: 1st
  • 2007 AST Dew Tour, Baltimore, MD - Dirt: 1st, Park: 5th
  • 2007 Metro Jam, Singapore - Street: 3rd
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Championship, Dallas, TX - Park: 8th
  • 2006 AST Dew Overall Standing - Dirt: 4th, Park: 3rd
  • 2006 AST Dew Tour, Orlando, FL - Dirt: 4th
  • 2006 AST Dew Tour, San Jose, CA - Park 2nd
  • 2006 AST Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Park: 1st
  • 2006 X Games, Los Angeles, CA - Dirt: Silver Medal
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Tour, Birmingham, England - Street: 3rd
  • 2006 AST Dew Tour, Denver, CO - Park: 2nd, Dirt: 1st
  • 2006 AST Dew Tour, Louisville, KY - Dirt: 4th
  • 2006 CFB Oklahoma - Dirt: 3rd
  • 2005 AST Dew Tour Overal - Park: 3rd, Dirt: 5th
  • 2005 AST Dew Tour, Orlando - Park: 2nd, Dirt: 1st
  • 2005 AST Dew Tour, San Jose - Park: 3rd, Dirt: 3rd
  • 2005 AST Dew Tour, Portland - Park 3rd, Dirt: 1st
  • 2005 X Games - Park: Bronze Medal
  • 2005 CFB Oklahoma - Park: 2nd, Dirt: 3rd
  • 2005 BMX P.I.G - Street: 2nd
  • 2005 Bike 2005 - Street:1st
  • 2005 Braun Cruizer - Mini Ramp: 2nd
  • 2004 Van's Triple Crown Overal - 1st
  • 2004 Van's Triple Crown, Huntington, CA - Park: 2nd
  • 2004 Gravity Games - Street: Gold Medal, Dirt: Silver Medal
  • 2004 LG Action Sports Championship, Pomona, CA - Park: 1st
  • 2004 King of Dirt Overal: 2nd
  • 2004 MSS, Sacramento, CA - Park: 1st
  • 2004 ESPY Awards - Action Sports Athlete of the Year
  • 2004 X Games - Park: Silver Medal
  • 2004 Van's Triple Crown, Denver, CO - Street: 1st, Dirt: 1st
  • 2004 Van's Triple Crown, Salt Lake City, UT - Street: 1st, Dirt: 1st
  • 2004 Roots Jam - Street: 3rd
  • 2003 NORA Cup Jumper of the Year
  • 2003 LG Action Sports World Championship, Pomona, CA - Park: Gold Medalist
  • 2003 Van's Triple Crown, Oceanside, CA - Street: 2nd, Dirt: 1st
  • 2003 Gravity Games - Street: Silver Medal, Dirt: Gold Medal
  • 2003 Nokia 5100 Core Tour - Overal King of Dirt
  • 2003 X Games - Dirt: Gold Medal, Park: Gold Medal
  • 2003 Van's Triple Crown, Cleveland, OH - Street: 1st, Dirt: 1st
  • 2003 Van's Triple Crown, Denver, CO - Street: 1st, Dirst: 1st
  • 2003 Global X Games - Park: Silver Medal
  • 2003 Bike 2003 - Street: 1st
  • 2003 Nokia F.I.S.E. - Dirt: 1st, Street: 2nd
  • 2002 Van's Tiple Crown - Dirt: 1st
  • 2002 X Games - Street: Gold Medal, Dirt: Silver Medal
  • 2002 Gravity Games - Street:: Silver Medal
  • 2002 BMX WORLDS, Germany - Dirt: 1st, Street: 1st, Mini Ramp: 1st
  • 2002 CFB, Joliet, IL - Dirt: 1st, Street: 2nd
  • 2002 Nokia F.I.S.E - Park: 1st, Street: 2nd
  • 2001 X Games - Dirt: Silver Medal
  • 2001 Gravity Games - Street: Gold Medal
  • 2001 Van's Triple Crown Finals - Dirt: 1st, Best Trick: 1st
  • 2001 Van's Triple Crown, Luoisville, KY - Dirt: 1st, Street: 3rd
  • 2001 X Trials, Grand Prarie - Street: 1st
  • 2001 CFB, Perris, CA - Dirt: 1st, Street: 1st
  • 2001 B3 Anaheim -Street: 2nd
  • 2000 Australian Xtreme Games - Dirt: 1st, Street: 1st
  • 2000 X Games - Dirt: Gold Medal, Street: Bronze Medal
  • 2000 Gravity Games - Dirt: Silver Medal, Street: Silver
  • 1999 X Games - Dirt: Bronze Medal
  • 1999 Gravity Games - Dirt Gold Medal, Street: Silver Medal
  • 1988 X Games - Dirt: Silver Medal
  • 1997 X Games - Dirt: Bronze Medal

Notable:

Riding Since: 1991

Turned Pro: 1996

Currently Reside: San Jose, CA

Favorite Trick: 360 with a hand off and the front end dipped way down.

Restaurant: Chipotle

Music: Jay-Z

Movies: Litlle Miss Sunshine, Anchorman, Old School

TV: Grey's Anatomy, Law and Order

Favorite Rider: Tobias Wicke

Favorite City: San Jose, CA

Worst Injury: Broken hand

Career Highlight: 11 dirt wins in a row

Life Highlight: Riding a bike for a living.

Hero/Influences: Parents

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