MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- After a phenomenal 2015 run that saw him winning titles in both Motocross and Supercross, Wheaties has announced that hometown hero Ryan Dungey will be the next athlete featured on the iconic orange box. Already a highly acclaimed rider, Dungey's year further solidified his claim to be the first Motocross champion on the cover of the Wheaties box.
"Ryan has been an extremely valued member of Team Wheaties over the past few years," said 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."
After turning pro in 2006, Dungey quickly proved he was one of the best riders in the world. By the age of 21, he secured every title his sport had to offer. And in 2015, almost a decade into his professional career, Dungey dominated the competition to take home 450 championships in Supercross and Motocross.
"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," said 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's limited-edition box will be available nationwide in January 2016.
Wheaties has been committed to providing athletes with the nutrition they need to help them perform at their best for more than 90 years. The team behind "The Breakfast of Champions" has worked for decades to learn from food scientists, health professionals and athletes about what active people need to help fuel their active lifestyles. Some of the greatest athletes in American history have been honored by this first-ever whole grain breakfast cereal. Wheaties' 100 percent whole grain flakes can be enjoyed a variety of ways including with low-fat chocolate milk for long-lasting energy as part of a complete breakfast. To view Wheaties-inspired recipes as well as a timeline of Wheaties Champions over the decades, visit www.wheaties.com.
ABOUT TEAM WHEATIES
Team Wheaties is a select group of elite athletes who represent the best in their respective sports. They were selected for the team based on their athletic achievements as well as how they personify being a champion both on and off the field of competition. Current Team Wheaties athletes include: world champion and MVP Stephen Curry; snowboard slope style champion Sage Kotsenburg; para athlete Blake Leeper; triathlete Hunter Kemper; and climber Tommy Caldwell.
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