Anderson, daughter of the legendary monster truck drive Dennis Anderson, aka Grave Digger, continues her quest to carry on the family legacy. The front clip is an old Jeep Willys and its black and blue. For some reason, I had such a hard time finding that sweet spot or finding that balancing point. Grave Digger - Krysten Anderson EarthShaker - Tristan England Monster Energy - Coty Saucier Alien Invasion - Bernard Lyght Zombie - Bari Mussawir I’m only 23, so if you think about my dad’s career being 35 years, he’s been Grave Digger my entire life. Second, or maybe even above that is the Tacoma Dome in Seattle. It makes me so mad because there’s some people who pick it up right away. It was a lot of fun and I think it’s pretty cool to see my artwork on the side of a truck and see it racing and doing really well and winning races. There’s Monster Mutt Dalmatian and Monster Mutt Rottweiler. Stay up to date by signing up for the Engine Builder newsletter. “You want me to go do some kind of insane jump or something like that. I have had opportunities to create artwork for trucks in other motorsports. No more nerves, no more butterflies. A: Not with Monster Jam. It’s like your family being involved in commercial fishing or something your whole life. “It’s really hard to explain when that adrenaline hits your head. In 1979, Dennis Anderson created the Grave Digger and has since gone on to win numerous Monster Jam World Championships. Log in sign up. Anderson now rises in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, where he currently resides, whilst his daughter takes over the driving of Grave Digger to much acclaim. All records listed on our website are current and up-to-date. The females compete on the same platform, in the same competition, in the same trucks, with the same amount of time as the males doing the sport. Their truck is this futuristic-looking truck. I love good food. Jack Burton (Mile Run and 2 Mile Run) Keith Nash (Pole Vault) 1979 . Krysten Ritter [2010 × 3000] Close. Racing up Thunder Alley like that is the fastest racing that we do all year and it’s the most fun. That trick made me pull my hair out.”. “You’re not a competitor. A mega truck is basically the same horsepower blower motor and everything as a monster truck, but whereas the monster truck is about 13,000-14,000 lbs., a mega truck can weigh anywhere between 7,000 to 8,000 lbs. She’s a talented artist, can serve up a mean plate of pancakes and, most notably, can handle the 12,000-pound Grave Digger monster truck with ease. Krysten Ritter stars as Jessica Jones in the Peabody, Hugo, and Emmy Award winning Netflix original series, Marvel's Jessica Jones (2015). When you put the helmet on, we’re competitors and it doesn’t matter if it’s a girl or a guy in the other lane against you, you don’t want them to win – you want to win. He had a huge foot in the door for me. Corporate Social Responsibility activities & fundraising ideas, Community engagement & tourism marketing activities. I think that’s awesome because it’s all an equal playing field. It’s the same horsepower, but much faster and it’s meant for more speed and racing through the mud and obstacle course. “I had to basically catch up to speed from where my brothers had gone 10 or 15 years to where we are now, where we are doing those two-wheel tricks and doing backflips and corkscrews and nose wheelies and bicycles and everything else. I’m not scared, I’ll do it. ... Krysten Anderson in Grave Digger 5. By Jennifer Pearson For … As one of the sport's most adored faces, Kristen is taking aim at setting the world record in high jump. So fasten your seat belts as Anderson… Comments below may relate to previous holders of this record. 37K views ... a monster jam truck and world-class facilities that will get you trained and ready for your future career in the high-performance Motorsports industry. My brother, Ryan Anderson, drives a truck called Son Uva Digger, which is a flip off of Grave Digger, but his is a different design. My inspiration behind this one goes out to, you guessed it, @krysten.anderson Since the show started at 8, my son was only able to watch the 1st stunt. I can do it now. Join Facebook to connect with Krysten McCord and others you may know. It’s got these big, silver, aggressive-looking spikes on it and it’s got this crazy 3D, mechanical monster coming out of the side of it. Fishing - Ice fishing - Hunting - Nature - Lifestyle - Travel - Foraging If I'm not on the water you can most certainly find me in the woods. Our other world champion is Linsey Read in Scooby Doo and she’s our freestyle champion. For me, this World Finals would've been better if each competition had a different set of drivers. Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas is my favorite stadium. I think it’s a little different for guys and girls. She also has aspirations to get behind the wheel of her own monster truck one day. (You will need to register / login for access). User account menu. I was like, ‘Oh, this is big, this is big, this is big.’ It just kept climbing. If you’ve never been to a Monster Jam event or seen highlights, driver’s today break the laws of physics at every show. I was like, ‘Man, I’ve got to be good because I’m an Anderson. “They were going to add another arena tour to the Monster Jam fleet and to our circuit. Grave Digger Girl Krysten Anderson Monster Jam Monster Truck Arena Champion Driver - Duration: ... Monster Jam World Finals 20 XX HIGH JUMP COMPETITION - Orlando Florida 2019 … It was rough for me being an 18 or 19-year-old girl on the road by myself, racing my dad’s truck and I had all this pressure on me. Three of Dennis’ children have followed in his footsteps to become drivers. I wanted to be part of the art team for Monster Jam and creating the artwork that’s on the side of the truck, like the iconic graveyard scene on the side of Grave Digger and create the paint jobs and the wraps for it.”. By using this site, you agree that we may store and access cookies on your device. When Krysten turned 18 and graduated high school, an opportunity opened up for her to become one of the Grave Digger drivers. “They are a very difficult vehicle to control and maneuver and especially do some of the things that we do with them,” Anderson says. I get that question a lot. Krysten is the daughter of four-time Monster Jam World Finals Champion and Grave Digger creator, Dennis Anderson. Krysten Anderson is the daughter of a former American professional monster truck driver, Dannis Anderson, who was the creator, team owner, and former driver of "Grave Digger" on the USHRA Monster Jam circuit. Jack Burton (Individual and 2 Mile Run) State Runner-up 2015. “Event after event, weekend after weekend, so many failed attempts to get these complicated two-wheel tricks down. I think that it’s great that Monster Jam has created this space for us females to show the guys what we got and that we do belong here and that we are tough competitors.”. “My dad’s 35th anniversary of driving Grave Digger was going to be coming up in the next year and they had a seat that was opening up in Grave Digger,” she says. She developed a passion for all sorts of motorsports such as off-road racing, dirt track racing, pro mega truck racing, and monster trucks, obviously. Adding her name to the Guinness Book of World Records has proven that Krysten has become a more well-rounded driver since her rookie days, and she has her eyes on becoming one of the top women in the sport and one of the top drivers in Monster Jam period. Rutger Reitmaier (Discus) 2009. Racing down those lanes, it’s such unique racing. Out of North Carolina, Kristin Anderson drives the best-known truck in Monster Jam grave digger. The highest ramp jump by a monster truck is 10.3 m (33 ft 9.6 in), and was achieved by Krysten Anderson (USA) driving Grave Digger in Bradenton, Florida, USA, on 25 June 2020. “I was the first and only female to ever drive Grave Digger and I’m the only female Anderson. I was like, ‘man, I don’t even know if I have it in me. They needed a Grave Digger driver. To this day, we still love to go out and watch races.”. I had my eyes on the target and I hit the ramp perfectly. He’s gotten all of his world championships there. Another passion that my family has is – when we’re not racing monster trucks – we are really into the mud racing or the mega truck racing. Monster Jam World Finals 20 was an event held May 10-11, 2019. Since he’s retired from Monster Jam, he’s gotten back into mud racing and mega truck racing and races with my little brother. Krysten auditioned with Monster Jam and tested the truck out, which was the first time she’d ever driven a monster truck since you had to be 18 to drive the trucks. 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People travel from all over the world to go to Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas and see that event and watch that production. Of course, you’re also in the city of Las Vegas, so that’s awesome. “I can draw pretty well. Krysten McCord is on Facebook. Adam hopes to smash the … Log in or sign up to leave a comment log in sign up. 4/23/19 - The following drivers have earned qualifying spots: Neil Elliot - Max-D Heavy D - Brodozer Bryce Kenny - Great Clips Mohawk Warrior Jimmy Creten - Bounty Hunter 4/25/19 - The High Jump competitors have been announced: Jim Koehler - Avenger Press J to jump to the feed. He didn’t hit that Friday, but the 6-5 sophomore leaped 6-9 and took the pre-state title. Adam and Krysten Anderson from the “First Family of Monster Jam,” will each be behind the wheel to attempt a world record. She’s the sibling of Adam and Ryan Anderson, both of whom are Monster Jam World Champions, along with their dad. Krysten Anderson is the first and only female driver of Monster Jam’s famous Grave Digger monster truck as well as a Guinness World Record holder. Longest journey by car using alternative fuel, Longest wheelie from a standing start in a production car, Longest backwards wheelie on a quad bike (ATV), Longest wheelie (distance) on a quad bike (ATV), How to set or break a Guinness World Records title. It drove me insane. “I think a lot of people underestimate that. Krysten Ritter [2010 × 3000] 0 comments. My dad has so much history there. Saturday, March 7 Earl Engman Relays: Orange Lutheran sweeps boys and girls titles at Earl Engman! Where the heck is this ramp?’ Finally, the rubber touched the dirt and I was like, ‘Oh man, finally I made it.’ I knew it was pretty big when I felt like I was in the air for three minutes.”. Krysten Potega. I always put an immense amount of pressure on myself anyways, and then on top of that, the fans put a lot of pressure on me too. OLu Track & Field. “It’s just something that me, my dad and my brothers all had common ground on,” she says. This was the first time ever that the World Finals was held outside of Las Vegas. Grave Digger (Anderson) 6.656 Avenger 6.399 Grave Digger (Kane) 6.221 Zombie Fire 6.013 Wildflower 5.865 Dragon Ice 5.237 EarthShaker 3.025 . “One of the main goals that I’d like to accomplish is to retire with at least one world championship under my belt. Sections of this page. I wanted to go and learn how to do it digitally, but I still wanted to be involved with my dad’s family business and what we’ve always done. 1. u/RepliesNice at 5896 nices 2. u/Cxmputerize at 4362 nices 3. u/spiro29 at 4187 nices 1126. u/calvinlucas at 47 nices Q: Have you done any design work with Monster Jam? I'm not concerned for myself for my safety. “If you ask me to do 15 backflips in a row, I can do 15 backflips in a row,” she says. Registered Office: South Quay Building, 77 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SH United Kingdom. She drives Monster Mutt Dalmatian. It’s the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. If I could be a part of my own designing process, I would love to draw the truck from beginning to end. “If I didn’t do so well or something, they had no problem telling me the truth about how I did and the truth hurts sometimes. It’s just us. This would be my lineup. The 2019 lineup of Grave Digger drivers is: Adam Anderson, Krysten Anderson, Randy Brown, Morgan Kane, Tyler Menninga, Charlie Pauken, Brandon Vinson and Chad Tingler-who is overseas. It’s got blue flames and it’s Ryan’s identity. It’s a family tradition for us and it is something that consumes our entire lives –nothing but Grave Digger, monster trucks and Monster Jam. That's my main concern. Krysten is the only daughter of monster truck, Monster Jam and Grave Digger legend, Dennis Anderson. When I was in high school, I kind of nosed away from monster trucks and motorsports a little bit. Jump to. I can be just as good as my dad and my brothers. I just drive the black and green original Grave Digger that my dad had started up in the ‘80s. For a full list of record titles, please use our Record Application Search. I would sit there and watch videos and listen to people’s throttle rhythm and do this and do that. “I think that it would be really cool if before I retired, I could have an opportunity to drive my own truck. The fans there are crazy. That’s something that my youngest brother Weston actually does right now. “I didn’t even know if I had it in me. Krysten Ritter flexes her super hero power as she prepares to film scenes with co-star Mike Colter on set of Jessica Jones in NYC. Apr 19, 2018 - Explore Nico Giuffrida's board "Krysten Ritter", followed by 198 people on Pinterest. You go into almost a Terminator mode where it’s no fun and games anymore. I feel like women in motorsports have a lot to prove or we feel like we have a lot to prove to show that we belong here or that we have a place in motorsports. “I had been around them, involved with them and sat in them my entire life, but I had never sat in the seat, turned the engine on and actually drove it before until that point,” Anderson says. Last season, he set the top mark in America for a freshman with a 7-foot high jump. But for right now, I couldn’t think of another career in the world that would give a young person – at the time 18 and 19 years old – the opportunity to travel the world and see the world and drive a professional Monster Jam truck. I had the pressure of being an Anderson and my dad and my brothers had always brought the show home all the time. I was a rookie. It was held at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. Shop the latest Engine Builder merchandise. It’s definitely a family affair. “Finally, at the time that I tap my brakes – we tap our brakes just like they would do in Motocross – and that helps our wheel speed slow down and it also jars the momentum of the truck and it makes it able to level out. That was an incredible phenomenon to happen this past year at our world finals in 2019. “Within Monster Jam, we’re not men and women in the sport, we’re drivers and we’re competitors and that’s it. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. “I was more into studio art – graphite on paper, acrylic on canvas kind of stuff. He called it the moonwalk – you balance the truck on its nose and you put it in first or reverse and ride it forward or ride it all the way backwards. Adam and Krysten are the son and daughter of Dennis Anderson. As eluded to earlier, Krysten had immediate pressure to perform. Find Arah Anderson online. I fell completely in love with it and I put my art portfolio away and I said college would always be there for me and I could always go back, and I might go back one day. Aired on Discover Channel on August 8, Krysten and her Grave Digger monster truck set the new record for the high jump at 33.8 ft. – crushing the old record by 12.5 ft. “To be able to get out on a big spectrum like that and actually hit a metal ramp that’s even more abrupt and sharper than the stadium ramp that my brothers hit and really air that thing out and set a Guinness Book of World Records and put my name in the Guinness Book was really awesome,” Anderson says. Krysten is now 23 and has been driving the Grave Digger monster truck for four years. Your granddad was one, your dad was one, you’re going to be one.”. Now four years into her driving career, Krysten has come leaps and bounds from where she was as a rookie driver. I think a lot of people don’t realize it until they actually get in the seat and drive. I’d want it to be some kind of spin off of Grave Digger – some kind of a pink or purple body that has the same Grave Digger paint scheme. They’re all world champions. I’m also out here representing all of the girls.’. 91% Upvoted. “My earliest memories are honestly nothing but monster trucks and Grave Digger. 300 Meter Hurdles. Not that I don’t love Grave Digger. “Obviously, my dad doesn’t really need any introduction,” Anderson says. … “Two of our world reigning champions right now are women. I realized this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a lot of people. I love the city of Nashville. HDUS032 Posts: 25 Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:44 pm. It’s just eyes on the prize. High Jump – Monster Mutt Dalmatian Ice – Cynthia Gauthier. Kirstyn Sweeney (Pentathlon) 2007 . See more ideas about krysten ritter, krysten alyce ritter, jessica jones. My mom and everybody would go to shows with my dad. 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