Reigning AMA 450 Supercross champion Ryan Dungey can add to his trophy case after taking home the ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) Award for Best Male Action Sports Athlete last night.
Dungey was up against snocross star Tucker Hibbert, skateboarder Nyjah Huston, snowboarder Mark McMorris and freestyle motocross athlete Josh Sheehan for the award. Each candidate was selected by a panel to compete. Online voting ran from late June through yesterday.
Dungey went to social media to share his excitement over the news.
Wow! Just found out we won the ESPY for "Best Male Action Sports Athlete"! It's a very exciting day… https://t.co/p8gzAaac54
— Twitter (@RyanDungey) 2015-07-16T01:22:09Z
He also posted on Instagram:
Wow! Just found out we won the ESPY for "Best Male Action Sports Athlete"! It's a very exciting day for the Sport of Motocross/Supercross and how far we have come to achieve this award! Without a doubt wouldn't have been possible with out my wife and family, friends, sponsors and most importantly you fans. Thank you all for you support, love, and votes, and everyone who had a part in making this dream come true, So very Thankful and Blessed🙏🙌 #ESPYs @lindsay_dungey @mamadsworld @big_diesel_5 @jadedungey @blakedungey @ktmusa @redbull @foxracing @oakley @mobiusbraces @target @wheatiescereal @trekbikes @polarglobal @aldon104 @lizbaker777 @bakersfactory @teamdrg
Fellow nominee Tucker Hibbert, who also has roots in Minnesota like Belle Plain, Minn., native Dungey, posted his congratulations to Twitter.
Stoked to see @RyanDungey take home the Best Male Action Sports #ESPYS Award. Big win for him & the sport! #MNproud
— Twitter (@hibbert68) 2015-07-16T01:32:33Z
And congrats came in from sponsors and others.
Congrats @RyanDungey on winning the ESPY for Best Male Action Sports Athlete! #ESPYS #TeamTarget http://t.co/qUuVbkcxrm
— Twitter (@Target) 2015-07-16T01:35:54Z
Congrats to our guy @RyanDungey on his big ESPY win--making Minnesota proud! #teamwheaties #champion
— Twitter (@wheaties) 2015-07-16T02:21:03Z
The #ESPYS Award for Best Male Action Sports Athlete belongs to Ryan Dungey. http://t.co/2R63yJaEAu
— Twitter (@XGames) 2015-07-16T01:23:47Z
BRB. Gotta go celebrate @RyanDungey's @ESPYS win 🏆 braaaaap http://t.co/zqRpBhNTVq
— Twitter (@redbull) 2015-07-16T01:55:49Z