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21RJ Wageman

Dealer Supported Amateur

Sponsors: Troy Lee Designs, Asterisk and Yamaha

birthdate:
6/6/1995
birthplace:
Santa Clarita, CA
height:
6'0
residence:
Santa Clarita, CA
weight:
160 lbs.

How did you get into motocross?
My dad is an ex-professional motocross racer and when I was young I really enjoyed riding around on his bike with him. At 4 years old he bought me a PW 50 and the rest is history.

How old were you when you started riding?
4 years old.

Where did you grow up?
I have lived my whole life in Santa Clarita, CA.

How did you first get introduced to TLD and/or Troy?
My dad owns a Service and Accessory store (Pit Pro MX) and has carried TLD for many years.

How long have you been riding for TLD?
Only since 2010, however, Bob Miyako used to help my dad out with some gear when I was younger and racing 65cc.

Which TLD products are you using?
SE and GP Pant, Jerseys and Gloves, Air Gloves and Body Guard 2.

Do any riders influence or inspire your style?
Ryan Dungey - He’s smooth, trains himself and can still get it done. Always positive and there is room for improvement.
Dean Wilson - I try to ride like him because I’m very tall like him.

What do you like to do when you're not riding?
Drive RC cars, ride my mountain bike, wakeboard (in summer) and go to the gym.

What bands/music are you into?
Lil Wayne & Sweatshop Union.

List 3 goals you have for the upcoming season:
1. Train Hard.
2. Eat Right.
3. Win Races.

List a few highlights of your career:
4th & 8th place at Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National 2010 250 C Won 2 motos at World Mini 2010.

What's your favorite race/event and why?
Loretta Lynn's because the dirt is good, the track is fun, and you are always busy with things to do.

What's your idea of an epic day riding?
Flowing, being one with the bike, going fast and throwing big whips!

What's the best thing about being a motocross athlete?
Doing what we love all the time.

If you weren't a motocross athlete, how would you want to spend your time?
Find a different sport and kill it!

If you were running things, what would you change about the industry?
We need more support for the amateur riders. There are so many kids out there that are having such a great time riding but it is a very expensive sport for their parents to afford.

Who would you like to thank?
Pit Pro MX.com, Troy Lee Designs, Smith Optics, Nstyle, Gaerne, Pro Circuit, Renthal, Asterisk and Yamaha.

Any words of wisdom?
Be Positive.
Snap Necks and Cash Checks (as stated by Will Ferrell’s character Brennan in Step Brothers).