Vicki Golden

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Vicki Golden
Racers - Vicki Golden 2011.jpg
Golden at the X Games XVII (2011)
Nationality United States American
Born July 28, 1992 (1992-07-28) (age 25)
San Diego, California
Motocross career
Years active 2000-active

Vicki Golden (born July 28, 1992 in San Diego, California) is a professional Freestyle Motocross rider and the first female team member of Metal mulisha,[1] Since beginning her career in 2000 Golden has won three consecutive gold medals in Women's Moto X Racing at the X Games, she is also the first women to compete in a freestyle Moto X competition, earning the bronze medal in the best whip category.[2] She currently rides a Suzuki 450/250 bike.[3]

Early career[edit]

Vicki Golden began racing at the age of seven after seeing her brother and father racing. Golden had to race with the boys because there wasn’t enough girls to create a separate race class.[4] Golden’s career took off at age 16 when raced the AMA Loretta Lynn’s amateur Championship in Tennessee where she won the Women’s Amateur National Champion title;[5] in the same year she also earned her AMA/WMX Pro License.[6]

Career Highlights[edit]

2008 - Loretta Lynn’s AMA Women’s Amateur Champion [5]

2009 - TransWorld Motocross Magazine’s Female Motocross Rookie of the Year [6][7]

2011 - Won the gold medal in the Women’s Moto X Racing in the Summer X Games [8]

2011 - First Female to break top 10 in AMA Arena Cross Lites Main [9]

2011 - First female to qualify for AMA Arena Cross Premier class night show [10]

2012 - Won her second gold medal in the Women’s Moto X Racing in the Summer X Games [11]

2012 - Third consecutive gold medal in the Women’s Moto X Racing in the Summer X Games won bronze for Moto X Best Whip [8]

2014 - First woman to complete Ricky Carmichael's Road to Supercross [12]

2014 - Nominated for an ESPY Award in 2014 for Best Female Action Sports Athlete [13]

2015 - First woman in Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, to qualify for the “Fast 40″ – the riders that transition to the night program from time qualifying – which she did for the 2015 finale.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vicki Golden". Metal Mulisha. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  2. ^ "Moto X Best Whip - Results - Summer X Games 2013 Los Angeles". Xgames.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  3. ^ "Vicki Golden". Metal Mulisha. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  4. ^ *. "Vicki Golden Gets Third for X Games Best Whip". Dirtbag Darling. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  5. ^ a b Andrew Campo (2008-08-02). "Loretta Lynn's 2008: Friday Youth". vurbmoto. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  6. ^ a b "She Races: Vicki Golden | TransWorld Motocross". Motocross.transworld.net. 2013-08-08. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  7. ^ "TransWorld Motocross announces the nominees for the 1st Annual TransWorld Motocross Awards". Espn.go.com. 2009-09-22. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  8. ^ a b "Women's Moto X Racing - Results - Summer X Games 2013 Los Angeles". Xgames.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  9. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20111021131815/http://www.arenacross.com/News/2011/06/09/1/. Archived from the original on October 21, 2011. Retrieved August 3, 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "Vicki Golden races AMA Arenacross in Colo". Sports.espn.go.com. 2011-01-29. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  11. ^ Bane, Colin (2012-06-30). "Summer X Games 2015 Austin - X Games". Xgames.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  12. ^ "Vicki Golden First Woman to Complete Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross | Transworld Motocross". Motocross.transworld.net. 2014-03-21. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  13. ^ "Vicki Golden Nominated for 2014 ESPY". Motorcycle USA. 2014-07-10. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  14. ^ "Vicki Golden makes Supercross history again - The Inside Track". Insidetrack.blogs.news-journalonline.com. Retrieved 2015-05-04.