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Krysten Anderson in Grave Digger

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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

Champion: Tyler Menninga

POINTS THROUGH April 27, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Tyler Menninga /
truck Grave Digger /
points 660
behind
Position 2
name Tristan England /
truck JCB DIGatron /
points 578
behind -82
Position 3
name Todd LeDuc /
truck Megalodon /
points 551
behind -109
Position 4
name Bryce Kenny /
truck Great Clips Mohawk Warrior /
points 511
behind -149
Position 5
name Tom Meents / Blake Granger / Coty Saucier /
truck Max-D /
points 483
behind -177
Position 6
name John Gordon /
truck Bad Company /
points 439
behind -221
Position 7
name Cole Venard / Michael Pagliarulo /
truck Black Pearl /
points 385
behind -275
Position 8
name Linsey Read / Charlie Pauken / Jamie Sullivan /
truck Lucas Stabilizer /
points 342
behind -318
Position 9
name Jamey Garner /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 315
behind -345
Position 10
name Ryan Disharoon /
truck Shaker /
points 306
behind -354
Position 11
name Matt Pagliarulo / Michael Pagliarulo /
truck Jester /
points 263
behind -397
Position 12
name Michael Pagliarulo / Nick Pagliarulo /
truck Kraken /
points 214
behind -446

STADIUM SERIES WEST

Champion: Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson in Son-uva Digger

POINTS THROUGH April 30, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Ryan Anderson /
truck Son-uva Digger /
points 635
behind -0
Position 2
name Adam Anderson / Charlie Pauken / Tyler Menninga /
truck Grave Digger /
points 561
behind -74
Position 3
name Camden Murphy /
truck Bakugan Dragonoid /
points 533
behind -102
Position 4
name Bari Musawwir / Todd LeDuc /
truck Zombie /
points 492
behind -143
Position 5
name Colt Stephens /
truck ThunderROARus /
points 453
behind -182
Position 6
name Cory Rummell /
truck Megalodon /
points 452
behind -183
Position 7
name Chris Koehler /
truck Monster Mutt / Northern Nightmare /
points 361
behind -274
Position 8
name Joe Foley /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 361
behind -274
Position 9
name Kayla Blood /
truck Soldier Fortune /
points 348
behind -287
Position 10
name David Olfert /
truck Velociraptor / Rod Ryan Show /
points 343
behind -292
Position 11
name Jim Koehler /
truck Avenger /
points 286
behind -349
Position 12
name Mike Christensen /
truck Vendetta /
points 240
behind -395

ARENA SERIES CENTRAL

Champion: Weston Anderson

Weston Anderson in Grave Digger

POINTS THROUGH April 30, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Weston Anderson /
truck Grave Digger /
points 1568
behind
Position 2
name Fernando Martinez /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 1207
behind -361
Position 3
name Brianna Mahon /
truck Scooby-Doo /
points 1179
behind -389
Position 4
name Jamie Sullivan / Joe Dennis /
truck Monster Mutt Dalmatian /
points 1165
behind -403
Position 5
name Brandan Tulachka /
truck Just Get Er Done /
points 1054
behind -514
Position 6
name Alex Bardin /
truck Stone Crusher /
points 717
behind -851
Position 7
name Mikayla Tulachka /
truck Megalodon /
points 666
behind -902
Position 8
name Frank Krmel /
truck Zombie /
points 544
behind -1024

ARENA SERIES EAST

Champion: Armando Castro

POINTS THROUGH April 28, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Armando Castro /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 1239
behind
Position 2
name Krysten Anderson /
truck Grave Digger /
points 1213
behind -26
Position 3
name Zack Garner /
truck Wild Side /
points 1088
behind -151
Position 4
name Coty Saucier / Chelsea Vancleave / Joe Dennis / Tony Ochs /
truck Dragon /
points 921
behind -318
Position 5
name Chad Tingler /
truck Over Bored /
points 746
behind -493
Position 6
name Angelina Nock /
truck Megalodon /
points 642
behind -597
Position 7
name Mark Hall /
truck Raminator /
points 617
behind -622
Position 8
name Kurt Kraehmer /
truck Rammunition / Hotsy /
points 425
behind -814

ARENA SERIES WEST

Champion: Matt Cody

POINTS THROUGH April 7, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Matt Cody / Tyler Menninga / Coty Saucier /
truck Grave Digger /
points 1367
behind
Position 2
name Dalton Widner /
truck Jurassic Attack /
points 1330
behind -37
Position 3
name Tony Ochs /
truck ThunderROARus /
points 1275
behind -92
Position 4
name MJ Solorio /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 992
behind -375
Position 5
name Ashley Sanford / Loghan Ashline / Bernard Lyght /
truck Megalodon /
points 898
behind -469
Position 6
name Berto Treviño /
truck Monster Mutt Rottweiler /
points 753
behind -614
Position 7
name Joe Urie / James Calhoun / David Olfert /
truck Earth Shaker /
points 628
behind -739
Position 8
name Devin Winfield / Jeff Souza /
truck Velociraptor /
points 622
behind -745