Cooper Webb

Hometown: Newport, North Carolina

Current Residence: Menifee, California

Birth Date: November 10, 1995 (age 22 in 2017)

 

Team Name: Monster Energy/Yamalube/Chaparral/Yamaha Financial Services/Yamaha Factory Racing

  • Manufacturer – Yamaha
  • Team Manager – Jim Perry
  • Mechanic – Eric Gass

 

Turned Pro: 2013

Best Career Season Result: 2015 & 2016 250SX Western Regional Champion

2017 Season Result: 13th

 

Racing Accolades:

  • Earned first career podium year in rookie 450SX Class season
  • 2015 and 2016 250SX Western Regional Champion
  • Became the 12th back-to-back champion in 250SX Class history
  • 11 career 250SX Class wins in just 26 career starts (winning percentage of 42%)
  • 2016 AMA Pro Motocross 250 Class Champion
  • Team Captain – Team USA, 2016 Motocross of Nations
  • Member of Team USA during runner-up finish at 2016 Motocross of Nations
  • 2014 Monster Energy Supercross Rookie of the Year
  • 2010 AMA Youth Motocrosser of the Year

Lifestyle and General Interest Profile:

  • Arguably the sport’s brightest rising star
  • Brash and undeterred with unwavering confidence
  • Considered a “throwback” rider, embodying many of the outspoken, hard-nosed traits of riders from the early era of the sport
  • Wears the number 2, made famous by Jeremy McGrath, the most successful supercross rider in history, affectionately known as “The King,” and Ryan Villopoto, who won four consecutive Monster Energy Supercross titles from 2011-2014
  • Father was a professional surfer and parents own a surf shop in North Carolina. Cooper is passionate about the discipline as well
  • Quickly becoming a homegrown star in the greater Charlotte area and throughout North Carolina
  • Raced alongside two-time Monster Energy Supercross Champion and international legend Chad Reed during his rookie 450SX Class season
  • Webb’s and Reed’s racing numbers are “2” and “22,” respectively

2017 Season Recap:

Webb entered his rookie season carrying legitimate talent into the premier division. The brash North Carolina native earned his first career 450SX podium at round 5 in Oakland before a shoulder injury sidelined him for five races. Webb returned to racing after the halfway point and gathered three top 10 finishes which was good enough for 13th overall. As Webb continues to acclimate to the bigger bike, longer season and more experienced competitors, he’s as big of a wild card as they come and wouldn’t surprise anyone if he comes back stronger next season.