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Krysten Anderson

2024 Truck

Grave Digger

2024 Tour

Arena Championship Series East

Hometown

Currituck, North Carolina

Birthday

May 16

Daughter of Monster Jam Hall of Famer Dennis Anderson, Krysten got her chance behind the wheel of a Monster Jam truck in 2017, winning her first Freestyle competition in just her second event. In 2022, she became the first ever female Monster Jam series champion by winning the Arena Series Central championship. She was named the winner of the 2022 Rising Star Award.

career highlights

  • 2021 Save of the Year
  • 2022 Arena Series Central Champion
  • 2022 Rising Star of the Year

about

  • What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
    When I’m not hanging out with my family, I’m at the beach with my friends or in my hobby shop drawing or painting.
  • Who are your role models?
    My biggest role models would have to be my parents. They are both extremely hard working, supportive, respectable and they have raised me right.
  • Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals you run through?
    Call Dad! When I have any questions, I look to my dad. He gives some of the best advice. After I get off the phone with him, I walk the track, scope out the obstacles, strap into my seat, clear my head and have quite time.
  • What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
    I was planning on going to college to study studio art and graphic design. My plan was to pursue a career in Monster Jam as a graphic designer for the Monster Jam trucks!
  • What is your favorite memory on or off the race track?
    When I received my Grave Digger jersey with MY name on it.
  • What is your most prized possession?
    My bag full of make up.

life on the road

  • What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
    The best thing about being on the road would be meeting new fans and seeing old ones every weekend. I get to be with my fellow athletes and new friends too. The worst part is being away from home.
  • While on the road, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
    Hang out with the team on my tour.
  • How do you keep fit?
    My fellow athletes keep me motivated on the road by going to the gym with me. While I’m home I go to the gym in town.
  • What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
    My phone to stay in contact with home and my make up bag because I’m a lady!

career

  • How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
    Monster Jam is all I know. I was born into the sport through my dad. An opportunity opened up for me to drive in 2017 and I took it!
  • What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
    Getting to carry on my family’s legacy.
  • How would you describe your driving style?
    I’m an Anderson… you never know what you’re going to see!
  • What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
    No dream is too big. Don’t let anyone tell you, you can’t do something because of your gender, age, race, etc., because you can! Work hard, stay focused and follow your heart… it will take you far.
  • Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
    My dad and brothers, of course.

fun facts

  • Do you have any nicknames?
    My friends and family call me “Krustacean.” When my oldest nephew Wade Anderson was learning how to say my name, he called be “Aunt Krustacean.” His favorite toy for a while was the Crushstation Hot Wheels truck. He knew the name of every Monster Jam truck and every drive by the time he was two so when it came time to say “Aunt Krysten” it came out, “Aunt Krustacean.” It was so funny so we put a ‘K’ on it and it just stuck.
  • What’s your favorite movie?
    That’s tough… I love comedies.
  • What’s your favorite television show?
    Ridiculousness or Impractical Jokers – it has to be funny.
  • What’s your favorite color?
    Turquoise blue
  • What’s your favorite thing to eat?
    Seafood. My dad makes a mean Carolina shrimp boil.
  • How would your friend and family describe you?
    They would say that I am kind, super funny, down-to-earth, creative and slightly competitive.

STADIUM SERIES EAST

POINTS THROUGH February 25, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Tyler Menninga /
truck Grave Digger /
points 410
behind
Position 2
name Tristan England /
truck JCB DIGatron /
points 387
behind -23
Position 3
name Todd LeDuc /
truck Megalodon /
points 327
behind -83
Position 4
name Bryce Kenny /
truck Great Clips Mohawk Warrior /
points 325
behind -85
Position 5
name Tom Meents / Colton Eichelberger /
truck Max-D /
points 324
behind -86
Position 6
name John Gordon /
truck Bad Company /
points 296
behind -114
Position 7
name Cole Venard / Mike Pagliarulo /
truck Black Pearl /
points 246
behind -164
Position 8
name Ryan Disharoon /
truck Shaker /
points 209
behind -201
Position 9
name Jamey Garner /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 202
behind -208
Position 10
name Linsey Read / Charlie Pauken /
truck Lucas Stabilizer /
points 201
behind -209
Position 11
name Matt Pagliarulo /
truck Jester /
points 162
behind -248
Position 12
name Mike Pagliarulo / Nick Pagliarulo /
truck Kraken /
points 119
behind -291

STADIUM SERIES WEST

POINTS THROUGH February 25, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Ryan Anderson /
truck Son-uva Digger /
points 438
behind -0
Position 2
name Adam Anderson /
truck Grave Digger /
points 396
behind -42
Position 3
name Camden Murphy /
truck Bakugan Dragonoid /
points 367
behind -71
Position 4
name Bari Musawwir /
truck Zombie /
points 333
behind -105
Position 5
name Cory Rummell /
truck Megalodon /
points 321
behind -117
Position 6
name Colt Stephens /
truck ThunderROARus /
points 308
behind -130
Position 7
name David Olfert /
truck Velociraptor / Rod Ryan Show /
points 260
behind -178
Position 8
name Joe Foley /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 245
behind -193
Position 9
name Chris Koehler /
truck Monster Mutt / Northern Nightmare /
points 238
behind -200
Position 10
name Kayla Blood /
truck Soldier Fortune /
points 227
behind -211
Position 11
name Mike Christensen /
truck Vendetta /
points 160
behind -278
Position 12
name Jim Koehler /
truck Avenger /
points 156
behind -282

ARENA SERIES CENTRAL

Weston Anderson in Grave Digger

POINTS THROUGH February 18, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Weston Anderson /
truck Grave Digger /
points 711
behind
Position 2
name Fernando Martinez /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 532
behind -179
Position 3
name Brianna Mahon /
truck Scooby-Doo /
points 500
behind -211
Position 4
name Brandan Tulachka /
truck Just Get Er Done /
points 487
behind -224
Position 5
name Jamie Sullivan / Joe Dennis /
truck Monster Mutt Dalmatian /
points 430
behind -281
Position 6
name Alex Bardin /
truck Stone Crusher /
points 311
behind -400
Position 7
name Mikayla Tulachka /
truck Megalodon /
points 305
behind -406
Position 8
name Frank Krmel /
truck Zombie /
points 240
behind -471

ARENA SERIES EAST

Krysten Anderson in Grave Digger

POINTS THROUGH February 25, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Krysten Anderson /
truck Grave Digger /
points 649
behind
Position 2
name Armando Castro /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 630
behind -19
Position 3
name Zack Garner /
truck Wild Side /
points 553
behind -96
Position 4
name Coty Saucier / Chelsea Vancleave /
truck Dragon /
points 550
behind -99
Position 5
name Chad Tingler /
truck Over Bored /
points 383
behind -266
Position 6
name Mark Hall /
truck Raminator /
points 357
behind -292
Position 7
name Angelina Nock /
truck Megalodon /
points 339
behind -310
Position 8
name Kurt Kraehmer /
truck Rammunition /
points 212
behind -437

ARENA SERIES WEST

Brandon Vinson in Grave Digger

POINTS THROUGH February 25, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Brandon Vinson / Matt Cody /
truck Grave Digger /
points 770
behind
Position 2
name Tony Ochs /
truck ThunderROARus /
points 668
behind -102
Position 3
name Dalton Widner /
truck Jurassic Attack /
points 638
behind -132
Position 4
name MJ Solorio /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 516
behind -254
Position 5
name Ashley Sanford / Loghan Ashline /
truck Megalodon /
points 474
behind -296
Position 6
name James Calhoun / Joe Urie /
truck Earth Shaker /
points 379
behind -391
Position 7
name Berto Treviño /
truck Monster Mutt Rottweiler /
points 375
behind -395
Position 8
name Devin Winfield / Jeff Souza /
truck Velociraptor /
points 309
behind -461