Wheaties honors its first Motocross athlete
Wheaties announced today that Motocross superstar Ryan Dungey is the latest athlete featured on its iconic orange box.
“It’s definitely a very exciting moment, getting to be on the Wheaties box. I can’t tell you how many times my brother and I sat there joking about, you know, one day that’s going to be me on the box,” says Dungey. “To be the first Motocross racer on the box is definitely an amazing moment. I think it’s huge for all of us, so I’m very, very thankful.”
Dungey is coming off a career year in 2015 that saw him win titles in both Motocross and Supercross.
A Minnesota native who turned pro in 2006, Dungey quickly proved he was one of the best riders in the world. By the age of 21, he secured every major title his sport had to offer. In 2015, he dominated the competition to take home 450 championships in Supercross and Motocross.
“Ryan has been an extremely valued member of Team Wheaties over the past few years,” says Stephanie Moffat, associate marketing manager for Wheaties. “We couldn’t be more proud to honor someone who’s shown time and again that he’s a champion on and off the track.”
Dungey’s limited-edition box is already starting to appear on store shelves nationwide.
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