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Ryan Villopoto - A Champion - Part 1

May 01, 2020
We're talking to Ryan Villopoto, who will be taking

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in the Monster Energy Cup tomorrow at Sam Boyd Stadium. People were waiting for the photo. What is a guy who lets himself be ridden like? How do you stay focused? What is the worst injury you have had each year? The best runners. on the planet gathered a fight for the Monster Energy AMA Supercross and the FIM World Championship. There, the 17-round saga will take place over five months in stadiums across North America amid the most competitive fields in the history of the sport. Ryan Villopoto has won two consecutive Supercross.

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ships but the task of moving forward carries the weight of everything that success has extracted from his life.
ryan villopoto   a champion   part 1
Do I love it? Yes, I love it, but this is not everything for me. I'll walk tomorrow. I will go. I was on him a lot. Pretty tough, I have to entertain myself, what do you think? How do you change other work of your time if you feel fresher? What do you think is your sport's biggest mistake in trying to acquire a third consecutive Supercross title in 2013? Villopoto is pursuing a feat previously only accomplished by Ricky Carmichael Bob Hannah and seven-time

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Jeremy McGrath, but it's a goal that takes a back seat to the hope of reuniting his family.
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You look at the basketball players, all the movie artists, every person you think of fires his mother. or his father as his manager, he could have hugged him much more and told him you know I love you after 20 years of racing each task begins with the thoughts of everything that can and has gone wrong Villopoto fell Clark wished for a great ending -Fin, There is nothing Ryan can do today that will guarantee success tomorrow will be the same. Confidence only comes from daily excellence in the midst of routine. If someone said he's not the right person or a good ambassador for the sport he doesn't understand. a champion, how can you be a better example than being knocked down?
ryan villopoto   a champion   part 1
Get up and win again Dan and Chris Villopoto brought home their first child, Ryan, in the summer of 1988. Their first home was located in the town of Paul's Bowl, Washington, known for its Scandinavian influences and high amounts of rainfall. , seems an unlikely origin for a supercross champion, the city was chosen for its beauty by Dan's father while traveling through Puget Sound as captain of an Alaskan fishing boat, that was the life we ​​had. I grew up with him. My father ran. My uncle ran. My grandfather still rides motocross. Families in general are probably closer than most because they're together 24 hours a day sleeping on the rink and I mean, it's fun.
ryan villopoto   a champion   part 1
You know, it took a few years. Three years for him to catch up and accelerate, but I knew from GetGo itself that while he competed in 60 Taiyo, he would be an unknown pro to most parents. At first, the journey of taking a child with racing potential to the professionals will cost them more. Five hundred thousand dollars and years down the road for the Villopotos, these costs were paid while constantly losing to Rhines' childhood rival Mike Alessi, Ryan Villopoto was an amateur racer, he never won a race when they raced against us, never believe that a lot of resentment and animosity.
Ryan chasing my cheating wife was faster than he could hit him directly most of the time it just made Ryan B push that much harder. I would tell Ryan all the time to try harder, work harder at it, it's never over, it's just a routine. Ryan showed more potential and began receiving support in races first from Yamaha and then Kawasaki, but with financial support comes the expectation that the rider will appear in races across the country such as Loretta Lynn and Ponca City two weeks before we went to Punk that my father had. He was diagnosed with cancer and was very interested in Ryan racing.
I told him, "Let's go down the road to Punk in the Red" and stuff, and I'll come back to get you and then I'll take you home. We were sitting in line. panco when my father died, adding to the obstacles of his amateur racing program, dan

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's kidneys began to fail during Ryan's racing career at ADCC, he refused to suspend the racing schedule, waist, which are the kidneys that normally filter your blood, it grew to a deadly level, the doctor says if you don't do this and go on dialysis you're going to die in a week that's what they said he said I need a list of all dialysis centers because I'm going he said I'd rather die than I quit and I remember Pothinus scheduled dialysis every other day on the way from here to Tennessee and Oklahoma.
I told Ryan a couple of times. I said, "Hey, let's quit this, let's buy a ski boat, let's do something else, you know, you keep saying no, I'm going to do it." Grum Race I said, okay, come on, let's do it. I've never actually seen my dad cry. The only time I've seen her cry is when something happens with Ryan. People can sit and judge and say my parents are irresponsible for putting everything into it. efforts and a kid on a dirt bike, but my parents knew that if Brian didn't make it, what else would Ryan do to not be mean to my brothers or anything.
They just never liked school and barely finished primary school. I feel like it's the best. gift that my parents could have given to my brothers stepped aside what they wanted to do make sure your approach is right that you are very excited because these are difficult for you the further you get away and you hate being playing so much you accept the conditions because that's the only way you adapted while training Jake Weimer must walk the line between hope and despair. Ryan Villopoto and his trainer Alden Baker are preparing for the 2013 Supercross season at Villopoto's property in Florida.
Villopoto has won the last two Supercross championships. On average, he runs on a supercross track a second or two faster than Weimer and is the main focus of Baker's attention. We're doing this interview right now because of Ryan. It's for Ryan. He shows that if he bothers me that much, I need to go win. Ryan motivates. I'm the number one dish, I own them all and then Jake, what are his options? Could you go back to California and be alone or accept the challenge? Accept that almighty thing and you will have weighing on you in some way, the shadow where Jake Weimer currently spends his nine to five training sessions is the place where Villopoto's younger brother, Tyler, lives for the first 17 years of his plagued life. of injuries for much of his career.
Tyler is currently trying to make his way to Supercross in 2014 by competing in amsoil Arenacross this year by pushing, I mean some people might call it abuse, pushing kids won't make it unless you push them. Ryne was someone who could take it, you push Tyler and he turns off the pushing. He rides his bike against the trailer. I've finished now. I'm not writing. Honestly, I didn't feel like I had the support I needed. You see all the attention your brother is getting and the support from your parents. I rebelled and got upset. And I turned back.
I grabbed my back and tried to run the other way and do it myself, but a kid who doesn't go to work, amateur cyclists can become pros at 16, and as Ryan approached that age, his Parents had spent so much money that a professional contract was an increasing financial necessity. the attention resources and the pressure towards Ryan I was a spectacle that I ended up building a house, it took me three and a half years to build it and then when we had no money, I just sold the whole house for three hundred and fifty thousand dollars. and I spent all that money going for a run, there's a time when it's worth it for all of us to be involved or work giving up everything means stop building houses and let's go for a run, so if I didn't do something or I didn't want to ride to my dad He told me to go out again and you know to continue taking advantage of everyone's sacrifice.
I mean, we were talking earlier and you said that I didn't even know that Ryan had a little sister that he used to get high with and miss out on things he wanted to do. riding horses, doing gymnastics and it was like you can't do this because we go to the races, almost any kid who made it, his parents were broke because all the rich kids don't make it because they just aren't rich. Even though you're not doing well at Loretta's and you're on your way home, you're bummed, but dad has to drive 25 hours and he's really bummed, he's still swiping the card to take you home, you suck, son, I mean, $100 for Phil.
Motorhome was back on the rise after losing to Mike Alesi for almost his entire amateur career, the Villopoto family's sacrifices finally paid off when Ryan won his first Loretta Lynn Amateur Championship in 2005 and signed a contract with the racing team. most dominant in the 250 Pro class. 250 class circuit where pro riders must prove themselves before moving up to the bigger 450 machine, hey buddy, take their heads off. Pro Circuit team owner Mitch Payton coached the two greatest Supercross champions in the history of the sport. Ricky Carmichael and Jeremy McGrath

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with Peyton would revolutionize their career the Monster Energy bike Kawasaki just jumped into race number one the transition from small bikes to big bikes really was a turning point the first time the public could see future greatness they won one championship and then one another during Ryan's rookie season in 2006, finishing third overall in Supercross and winning an outdoor national championship.
No racer in history has matched the success Ryan achieved in 2007. He won the West Coast 250 supercross championship, the national outdoor championship and the overall victory at the Nations motocross, can you imagine being on a 250 F against the best in the world of two fifty-four of these and then you shoot both Motos and then you lead each of the two left Motos as if that kid had killed him phenomenal? It may never happen again. It's a perfect recipe for disaster. Earning six figures, well, so about 17, what does that mean? I actually met an eighteen year old boy.
You want to live at home right now. No, that wouldn't matter if the parents were rich, but they aren't. You have spent everything you had and there are other brothers. It's a recipe for disaster. you get the contracts, the money, it gets harder with family, yeah, you have all these people coming up to you and saying, oh, I wish I had your life, how I wish they were in your shoes, well, it's not as glamorous or easy as it seems. Fast, sure, for Supercross racers, maturity is forced at a young age, at 16, 17 and 18 years old. Ryan Villopoto was the main source of income for his family.
Two years after racing for Mitch Payton in the 250 class, Villopoto claimed three championships and was widely regarded. As one of the best runners in the world years earlier, his father Dan had liquidated his Washington-based construction business for the sake of Ryan's amateur career and had moved the family to Southern California, you can turn pro 16 and If you sign a deal for 200 grand you're sixteen but you're actually turning twenty-one that's basically the way parents have to start seeing it right you're doing this for the media you're doing this you have to go here you have to fly there now it's a job it's real you're supposed to do that and then not do these other things go to

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ies you know whatever you're not supposed to do that but you have to fulfill all those other obligations when We started clashing mainly at that moment with My mother, if we were strict, yes, but I think he wouldn't be where he is unless that rigor existed.
Would you do anything differently? Maybe he wouldn't have been less strict, but maybe he would have embraced it. him a lot more and told him you know I love you don't you think you did that enough you did it yes I did but just let him know you know I don't know I remember there was a really big fight and it was The first time I saw Ryan cry and my cousin looked at me and said they are going to move. He said that he wanted Kylie to not grow up a trapped child. He wanted her to go to school and have her own life, not the track. be your life and I understand that I guess I'm a little bitter not necessarily angry because I had to move.
I'm more angry because our relationship disintegrated when I had to move, that's more why I'm bitter and it was because of The point where I couldn't watch my brothers' races on TV after their mother and sister left To the family home in Washington, Dan remained in California for two years serving as Ryan's practice bike mechanic, during which time Ryan won a fourth championship in the 250 class and endured a tough transition to the 450 class in 2009. It wasn't the best. I don't think it's a secret that John Villopoto dropped to 12th place the year included missing three Amano type races and five races in which he finished outside the top five and at the top of this Fitness Villopoto struggled to understand and apply the new suspension setup language needed to handle the power increase on your 450 machine.
I didn't know much about setting up a bike and how important it was. You have respect, what he had the most was that one of his first big accidents was in the screams, he grabbeda handful and knocked him down hard and was scared when Ryan returned from his monkey fight, he redeemed himself by winning two of the last three races of the season, but conflict with his father regarding his increasing number of influences and his desire to take control of his finances had reached a tipping point. Bobby Nichols, Ryan's agent for several years, would take care of any of Ryan's financial concerns and Ryan had been in a relationship with his now wife Kristin for three years when the industry, people, well, that's your money and Mom and Dad, you're out, they don't owe you a cent and I've heard it's not like they owe you, but why can they?
Don't you benefit from the success they both had if you look at your children's help and we are partners in this? We automatically change course, you are not out there riding and risking your life and the easiest person to blame is the only person that was never present before, that was me. If she asked how much my savings account weighed, they immediately thought she was the girl who told them. for her to ask him that she was going to be like that with any woman, so it's not like you just know her. I was an outsider who has now become an insider and now I am going to start doing things for their son that they have done all their lives.
Ryan putting his faith in me is probably an incredibly difficult pill to swallow. It's a little strange that now my children are successful in my business. If I had a successful construction company and brought my son, you would be my partner. You're vice president here you have a salary and then I'll teach you how to do this and this will be your business what the difference would be you know I always felt like a man if you would sit down and then I'll write you a check, everyone's in Ryan's ear telling him what to do, You know, I was like Ryan is trying to grow up, he wants to be independent, he wants to learn what it's like to control these things, it was bad and it was miserable, absolutely, I think it's just minds get clouded and then they get scared because there's nothing else to do. what to fall back on everything they built in terms of business is gone the only thing to lean on is us money fame is the root of all evil yeah it was hard for me Glen Helen riding and I just said something like between riding a rat right after I finished, you know, hey, we're going to go home and I'll still pay you, but you're going to go home.
I'll go it alone, it was quite difficult to take after finishing sixth overall in the 2009 Supercross season. Ryan Villopoto's physical condition was further exposed when he tore his ACL two weeks into the summer between 2008 and 2010. Villopoto went through three coaches and became estranged from his mother and father, who had provided much of the daily structure throughout his amateur career. Kristin Ryan's current wife and girlfriend at the time was tasked with reestablishing a successful daily routine when we met them all. I seemed to have a pretty good relationship once I recovered and then it all fell apart.
I felt responsible and to this day I still feel responsible. I started doing everything I could at that point to get Ryan to make sure everything in the house was clean. Every flight was booked. Yes, his coach said that he can only eat fish every day. He prepared himself this way. You better believe I'm doing it. If I have to get on the bag with him. I'm going or at least pushing him out the door in the 2010 Supercross season. Villopoto lost to incoming rookie Ryan Dungey in the first three rounds, but after outlasting Josh Hill and Dungey in the fourth round in San Francisco, Villopoto won six of the In the next eight races and got within 11 points of Dunn G's championship, he just passed him one after the other, he was leading from start to finish and then we get the st.
Louis and Dungey had every opportunity and Ryan was writing very well, the lymphoma is attacking, they both come next, look, Brian knew he needed to get over it and tried to make an aggressive move, sit down and I would be so fired.

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