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115Cory Graffunder

AMA Endurocross

Team: Husqvarna

Sponsors: Troy Lee Designs, Husqvarna, FMF, Dunlop, Sidi, GPR, Stillwell Performance, Warp 9, Dirt Tricks, Rekluse, X Brand, AME, Silkolene, Enduro Engineering, Fasst, Accelerade, DT1, TM Designs, Super B Batteries, Trek

birthdate:
1/26/1988
height:
6'3
weight:
190 lbs
birthplace:
Clearwater, BC, Canada
residence:
Murrieta, CA

How did you get into Endurocross?
I grew up on a farm and a lot of my family rode dirt bikes so it was a pretty natural thing for me. As long as I can remember my whole life has revolved around dirt bikes.

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

Where did you grow up?
Vavenby, British Columbia, Canada.

How did you first get introduced to TLD and/or Troy?
I first used TLD gear and helmets years ago in Canada. But more recently I was able to go to TLD headquarters and meet Troy himself. I'm really happy to be using TLD again.

How long have you been riding for TLD?
Since 2011.

Which TLD products are you using?
Helmets, gear and protection.

Do any athletes/riders influence or inspire your style?
I don't have any style.

What do you like to do when you're not riding?
Think about riding, sleep, road bike and paddle board.

List 3 goals you have for the upcoming season:
1. Get top 3 in the Endurocross Championship.
2. Podium Erzberg.
3. Win the AMA Western Hare Scrambles Championship again.

List a few highlights of your career:
5th place at Erzberg.
4th place in Red Bull Last Man Standing Enduro.
Endurocross podiums.
2012 AMA Western Hare Scrambles Champion.
ISDE gold medal.

What's your favorite race/event and why?
The Funky Chicken in Oregon because it was a good mix of single track and grass track.

What's your idea of an epic day riding?
Something in the mountains with big hill climbs and lots of gnarly stuff.

What's the best thing about being a professional athlete?
Being able to wake up in the morning and focus 100% on becoming a better motorcycle rider.

If you weren't a professional athlete, how would you want to spend your time?
Maybe a mechanic, I've done that before. I also like running heavy equipment.

Who would you like to thank?
All my sponsors - Troy Lee Designs, Husqvarna, FMF, Dunlop, Sidi, GPR, Stillwell Performance, Warp 9, Dirt Tricks, Rekluse, X Brand, AME, Silkolene, Enduro Engineering, Fasst, Accelerade, DT1, TM Designs, Super B Batteries, Trek.