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Wheaties names its newest champion

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.

To find out more about Wheaties and all of the athletes on the team visit: www.Wheaties.com or www.facebook.com/Wheaties.

Motocross superstar Ryan Dungey to appear on Wheaties Box (PRNewsFoto/Wheaties)

Motocross superstar Ryan Dungey to appear on Wheaties Box (PRNewsFoto/Wheaties)

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