The Sweat, The Passion, And The Dirt

Lyonsmith

Wyatt Lyonsmith has been riding dirt bikes since he was 4 years old. When he was about 8 years old, he saw his first motocross race and was instantly hooked!  By the next event, he was no longer an observer, but a racer. Since then, he has raced at all of the the major amateur national events, as well as many local ones. He’s ranked at the top of the amateur class and plans to race professionally within the year.

Any day of the week, there’s nothing Wyatt would rather be doing than riding his dirt bike. He enjoys it so much, he chose to complete his last two years of high school online so he could live at a training facility in South Carolina. While there, he was able to train and work out daily with other serious motocross athletes. Since graduating, he’s had the opportunity to travel around and race on many different tracks.

Like most other motocross racers, Wyatt has had a few broken bones. He’s gotten through the races safely, but several of his practices have been a bit unlucky! He broke his femur at age 10 and then his wrist and ankle more recently. Dr. Tadje has been pleased for the opportunity to support Wyatt in his racing pursuits for the last 9 years. The whole office is excited to follow Wyatt’s career and cheer him on as he makes the transition to becoming a professional racer.

Written By: Rebecca Howard

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