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Tyler Menninga

2024 Truck

Grave Digger

2024 Tour

Stadium Championship Series East

Hometown

Oskaloosa, Iowa

Birthday

July 1

Tyler Menninga has loved motorsports all of his life. When he had an opportunity to drive a ride truck for Adam Anderson, he took the chance and that launched a successful Monster Jam career. He started competing in Monster Jam in 2016 with Blue Thunder before joining Team Grave Digger. He began winning arena tour championships the following year and continued on to stadium racing. Menninga won the 2-Wheel Skills Championship at Monster Jam World Finals in 2023, and then swept all three competitions at the Monster Jam Superstar Challenge! He backed that up by winning his sixth series championship in 2024 and the Freestyle Championship at Monster Jam World Finals XXIII.

career highlights

  • 2017 Triple Threat Series East Champion
  • 2017 Arena Wheelie of the Year
  • 2018 Triple Threat Series Central Champion
  • 2018 Arena Freestyle of the Year
  • 2019 Triple Threat Series West Champion
  • 2020 Triple Threat Series East Champion
  • 2021 Arena 2-Wheel Skills of the Year
  • 2023 Stadium Championship Series Blue Champion
  • 2023 World Finals 2-Wheel Skills Champion
  • 2023 Stadium Racer of the Year
  • 2023 Superstar Challenge Racing Champion
  • 2023 Superstar Challenge Best Trick Champion
  • 2023 Superstar Challenge Freestyle Champion
  • 2024 Stadium Championship Series East Champion
  • 2024 BKT Freestyle World Champion
  • 2024 Great Clips Stadium 2-Wheel Skills of the Year

about

  • What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
    I like to fish and work out.
  • Who are your role models?
    Definitely anyone who has helped make this sport what it is now – Dennis Anderson, Bob Chandler, Charlie Pauken and Gary Porter.
  • Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals you run through?
    I like to gather myself and get zoned in.
  • What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
    I really like to travel!
  • What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?
    It has to be competing in my first show because it was and is still so special to me.
  • What is your most prized possession?
    I don’t really have any.

life on the road

  • What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
    The best would have to be getting to experience the Monster Jam ride with people I’ve become friends with. The worst is dealing with airports!
  • While on the road, what’s your favorite thing to do during your free time?
    I like to go out and find the best food possible in every city!
  • How do you keep fit?
    I work out seven days a week and do weight training.
  • What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
    Music!
  • What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
    So far it’s been San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was so beautiful there.

career

  • How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
    Adam Anderson! He let me come to North Carolina one summer and drive his ride truck. After that, we stayed friends and one thing led to another and with the help of him and my family, here I am!
  • What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
    Getting to drive the trucks. I’ve loved motorsports my entire life and have always had a passion for Monster Jam trucks.
  • How would you describe your driving style?
    I try and mix my driving style between a couple of other drivers’. I really like the way Ryan Anderson, Adam Anderson and Coty Saucier drive, so I pretty much try to match that.
  • What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
    Work hard and dreams really do come true!
  • What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
    Getting to run down the track in Las Vegas at Monster Jam World Finals in 2016.
  • Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
    Dennis Anderson, Ryan Anderson, Adam Anderson, Coty Saucier and Gary Porter.

fun facts

  • Do you have any nicknames?
    No
  • What is your favorite movie?
    Joe Dirt
  • What’s your favorite television show?
    None
  • What’s your favorite color?
    Black
  • What’s your favorite thing to eat?
    Meat! Hamburgers and steak.
  • How would your friends and family describe you?
    Outgoing and funny

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