Ryan Young has been nominated for induction into the American Motorcyclist Association Hall-Of-Fame. Here is the write-up from the AMA HOF Nominations page:
Ryan Young| Specialty Competition
With a record-breaking six consecutive AMA/NATC Championships from 1988 to 1993, Ryan Young left an indelible stamp on the trials world. Young won the top class for the first time at age 21, and his success earned him a spot on eight consecutive USA Trial des Nations teams. Beyond competition, Young impacted the sport through his company Ryan Young Products, and by utilizing his knowledge to educate those learning the sport.
Ryan Young's Biography:
From the late 1980s to the early 1990s, Ryan Young dominated the AMA/NATC Championship scene to the tune of six consecutive AMA/NATC Championships.
Young, who began competing at age 8, found his footing in his teenage years when he won his first Pennsylvania state championship at age 16.
The following year, Young and his father Jerry became the first father-son combination to win championships in the same season, as Young won the AMA/NATC Sportsman class and his father won the AMA/NATC Senior 35 class.
Taking the leap to the top class of the AMA/NATC nationals, Young excelled early on with a second-place finish in just his second year of competition. Young also finished second in both the Canadian Championship and U.S. Bicycle Trials Championship.
In 1988, 21-year-old Young claimed his first of a record-breaking six consecutive titles in the top class of the AMA/NATC Championship. He also earned spots on eight consecutive USA Trial des Nations teams.
In 1995, Young began his business career when he formed Ryan Young Products, which imported trials-related items into the U.S.
Young tallied his 50th national victory at age 29, and then retired from AMA/NATC competition after 13 years of involvement.
Retirement brought about a heightened focus on business, and Young was able to secure a position for his company as the sole importer for Sherco Trials motorcycles.
Additionally, Young has continued to impact the sport of trials by organizing youth events at each round of the AMA/NATC Nationals, producing and distributing a series of advanced training videos, and focusing on training through his Ryan Young Trials Schools, offered throughout the U.S. and Canada.
You can read about all the nominees and cast your vote(s) on the AMA website here.
Note: only AMA Lifetime Members are eligible to vote. Voting is open now and ends on June 18, 2023. The induction ceremony will be held September 14-17 at the AMA Campus in Pickerington, OH.
Of course Ryan is already in the NATC Hall-Of-Fame (2011) and his page is here.
The AMA HOF is here.