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Ryan Anderson, born on November 16th, 1989, is a second-generation monster truck driver, best known as the driver of Son-uva Digger, out of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. His father is 4-time Monster Jam World Champion Dennis Anderson, his brothers are 5-time Monster Jam World Champion Adam Anderson and rookie driver Weston Anderson, and his sister is Krysten Anderson. Ryan has competed in a total of 8 Monster Jam World Finals so far, has won two world titles, and has performed in three encores for the World Finals.

History

He started driving in 2010 with Monster Mutt. He drove the Retro Grave Digger (Red) in World Finals 11. He also drove Spider-Man in Mexico City and Cincinnati, and Monster Mutt in Costa Rica and Panama during the summer and won freestyle in Cincinnati and San José (friday night). He debuted Son-Uva Digger in March 2011 as part of the World Finals encore and landed a perfect backflip. During the Grave Digger 30th Anniversary encore at the 2012 World Finals, he suffered an injury and was unable to compete until November.

In 2017, he won his first World Finals title at Monster Jam World Finals 18, defeating Tyler Menninga in Grave Digger in racing.

In 2018, Ryan won Stadium Tour 3, as-well as he won his second World Finals title at the Monster Jam World Finals 19, getting a score of 9.182 in freestyle. The same year he won the Stadium Freestyle award and the Wow Factor award.

In 2019, He drove Grave Digger #35 for Adam in Philadelphia, clinching the team the series title,[1] He was chosen to compete in the inaugural Two-Wheel championship at the World Finals. He would also be fan voted into the first Monster Jam All-Star Challenge, getting Friday’s Racing win, the Freestyle win, and the Overall Championship.

He sets the record for the longest bicycle in a monster truck. On October 24-25, 2020, He drove Bakugan Dragonoid in Arlington, Texas for the return of Monster Jam since the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2021, he moved to Bakugan Dragonoid for the Stadium Championship Series, and won the championship. He later returned to Son-uva Digger in the summer. He plans to compete on Stadium Series Red in 2022.

World Finals Appearances

  • 2010 - Retro Grave Digger (Red) (Encore only)
  • 2011 - Son-uva Digger (Encore only)
  • 2012 - Son-uva Digger
  • 2013 - Son-uva Digger
  • 2014 - Son-uva Digger
  • 2015 - Son-uva Digger
  • 2016 - Son-uva Digger
  • 2017 - Son-uva Digger (Won Racing)
  • 2018 - Son-uva Digger (Won Freestyle)
  • 2019 - Son-uva Digger

All-Star Challenge Appearances

  • 2019- Son-uva Digger (Team Ice) (Won Chicago Style Racing/Freestyle/Overall Event Championship)

Accomplishments

  • 2010 Monster Jam Rookie of the Year Award
  • 2014 Monster Jam Save of the Year Award
  • 2014 Monster Jam Stadium Freestyle of the Year Award
  • 2015 Monster Jam Stadium Freestyle of the Year Award
  • 2016 Monster Jam Wow Factor of the Year Award
  • 2017 Monster Jam Stadium Tour 3 Champion
  • 2017 Monster Jam World Racing Champion
  • 2018 Monster Jam Wow Factor of the Year Award
  • 2018 Monster Jam Stadium Freestyle of the Year Award
  • 2018 Monster Jam World Freestyle Champion
  • 2019 Monster Jam Stadium Two-Wheel Skill of the Year Award
  • 2019 Monster Jam Stadium Freestyle of the Year Award
  • 2019 Monster Jam All Star Challenge Chicago Style Racing Champion
  • 2019 Monster Jam All Star Challenge Freestyle Winner
  • 2019 Monster Jam All Star Challenge Overall Event Champion
  • World Record Holder for Longest Bicycle in a Monster Truck (271.83m)
  • 2021 Monster Jam Stadium Series Champion

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